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English and Journalism
Attendees: Jessica Mason McFadden, Danielle Ortiz, John DeGregorio , Beth Clothier, Nicole
Hagstrom Schmidt, Ashley Lovelace, Layton Schroeder, Sharon Thompson, Jessica Scadden,
- November 9th and 10th conference.
o Theme: War and Peace
o Stacey Peebles from Centre College is keynote. Wrote Welcome to the Suck:
Narrating the American Soldier’s Experience in Iraq.
o Basic discussion of how a conference works
How panels work (common theme within papers and each present
independently followed by Q&A)
- Need to decide logistics of conference
o Where will we hold the conference
o Reserve rooms
o Decide catering
- Need to replace treasurer because Patti is no longer in program
o Beth Clothier has volunteered to be new treasurer
- Logo and poster- student from Mossman’s class developed logo and poster. Layton, John, and Dr. Morrow worked with this student over the summer.
- Update CFP and uploaded on upenn
o Deadline has been changed to October 5th, 2012
o CFP has been emailed to all graduate students
- Publishing workshop—put off until after the conference
- First Fridays—no longer possible because of a conflict with dean’s mixer. Need to find a new date.
- We need a new writing committee representative.
o Meetings are twice a month at 2 p.m.
o Nicole is showing interest in the position
- Next meeting Thursday, August 30th
- Jess McFadden has asked EGO members who presented last year to share their materials from the conference