I just got back from the IAFA conference, and let me just say WOW.... It was awesome! I have never felt so humbled and yet so honored at the same time in my entire life. Sarah and I were possibly the only undergrad students at a conference of mostly teachers, and a few Grad students. We attended panels on video games, vampires, pedagogy (the art of teaching), and horror. Nearly all of the panels were very informative and engaging. However, it was the discussions held after the panels, and throughout our "free time" that was most interesting.
Prof. Kemper wants to sponsor another poetry contest for this semester. He provided a $100 prize for last years winner and he wants to do that again. Please bring it up at the next meeting if I can't be there! Thanks!
We have to submit activity forms (in addition to room requests, etc.) in advance for all the stuff we're doing. Dr. Tofu did the form for our writing workshop (the help other people one), and I have it, but I need an officer signature. I tried to find an officer around campus this afternoon, but everyone had already left (not a complaint--it was pretty late in the day--just a fact).
I started filling out forms for the Arnzen breakfast and the the story circle, but I don't know all the info. that's needed, so I'll have to consult with the people dealing with those events. (The form for the slam has already been submitted.) If we're going to sell snacks at the story thingy, that involves quite a bit more paperwork. For one thing, we have to submit a form in advance (it's supposed to be three weeks in advance, which is obviously impossible, but we do need to get in done quickly), and the form requires us to designate exactly what we're planning to do with the money, etc. Then we'll have to do the paperwork to set up the account to put the money in. What exactly are we planning to use the money for?