Notes from the First Meeting

Our first meeting was held Saturday, September 3rd.  Members present: Allison Rittmayer (President), Todd Jurgess (Treasurer),Beth Dixon, Peter Gitto, Missy Molloy, Dan Norford, Heather Peterson, Michael Rowin, Kevin Sherman, and Andrew Wilson.

Items Discussed

1.  Announced co-sponsorship with GSC (Graduate Student Council) and others for a screening of the Piled Higher and Deeper movie based on the online comic strip www.phdcomics.com The screening will take place Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 7:30pm in the Reitz Union Cinema.  Watch the trailer below and for more info see http://www.phdcomics.com/movie/index.php

2.  Members voted to support co-sponsoring the Cuban Cinema 1961-2011: Imaginaries, Politics, Censorship (Homage to Fausto Canel) conference being organized by Gerardo Munoz in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.  The details of our co-sponsorship are pending receipt of our budget.  More information can be found in the conference proposal.

3.  Plans for a meet-and-greet with Film and Media Studies faculty was announced.  Date and time pending.

4.  We discussed holding two screenings per month: one held as usual (by voting on member submissions) and the second featuring films organized around a monthly theme.  We voted for having a Halloween horror/scary movie marathon.

5.  Preliminary information was given about the conference planning process, which will start with topic/theme selection from member proposals in October.

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