Friday, April 06, 2012
April 2012 GSO Meeting MINUTES
4/4/2012 5:15PM STUDENT CENTER MEDIA ROOM
MEETING CALLED BY Bylaws
TYPE OF MEETING Monthly
FACILITATOR Derek Musashe
NOTE TAKER Cristina Butterfield
ATTENDEES Derek Musashe, James McKanna, Kelly Chacon, Kate Bennett, Brittany Dayhky, Ellie Juanez, Marcela Musgrove, Allison Anacker, Carolina Glogowski, Will Giardino, Jonathon Nelson, Joe Reisbeth (Reisbald?), Nate Donley
5 MIN RESEARCH WEEK UPDATE ALLISON ANACKER
DISCUSSION 30% students submitted abstracts.
There will be 4 poster sessions. Currently sorting through abstracts to organize talks and poster sessions.
Need more students to judge other students’ posters.
5 MINUTES PHD COMICS MOVIE ALLISON ANACKER
DISCUSSION DVD is coming out. Online streaming also coming. Suggest buying and screening it with help of student center on copyright issues.
5 MINUTES TAX TALK ROUNDUP DEREK MUSASHE
DISCUSSION Do not need to file 1098-T. The difference between boxes could be seen by IRS as taxable income, but this isn’t right because we never see it.
Tax talk is online.
5 MINUTES STUDENT COUNCIL UPDATE DEREK MUSASHE
DISCUSSION New provost wants to consolidate student fees into tuition so that it is more transparent for current and prospective students.
Currently, the tuition quoted (applies mostly to med students) does not include many hidden fees that actually make tuition the 2nd most expensive in the country.
If the tuition is more transparent, the school feels more pressure to get it down so that it is not so expensive and can be more competitive recruiting students.
10 MINUTES POSSIBLE GRAD STUDENT STIPEND RAISE JAMES MCKANNA
DISCUSSION Last year, the council recommended a $500 (total for year) raise to the dean but he rejected it.
This year there is more teeth to this recommendation and we are a little more optimistic that the dean will accept the raise. Feel free to come to the meeting to show your support for stipend increases! Tuesday 3-4pm 4th floor Mac Hall.
5 MINUTES JOINT CAMPUS EVENT CRISTINA BUTTERFIELD AND KELLY CHACON
DISCUSSION We still want joint event. It would be nice to make it annual. Discussion was how to go about getting momentum for helping out with organizing: make an exciting case for it, include budget, get about 4 volunteers. We’ll vote to approve it. Make sure to document how to do it for future event planners.