Cultural Affairs Council


Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Attendance: Rudy Kovacs (Chair), Dante Cantrill, Kristin Calley (Secretary), Nandita Das, Lowell Richards, and Beverly Ray.

Excused: Leo J. Herrmann, David Adler, Jenny Semenza

I.                    Approval of Minutes:

·        MSC to approve minutes with revisions from the December 5th meeting.  Minutes will be forwarded to Faculty Senate.

II.                 Mini Grants – 2003-2004:


·     MSC to approve Dr. Steven Shropshire’s mini grant request

·     MSC to approve Dr. David Adler’s mini grant request

III.               Speakers and Artists

·        Terry Gross, the radio host of “Fresh Air”, is confirmed to speak on April 20, 2005.   Dante Cantrill and Rudy Kovacs will write a grant to the Idaho Humanities Council to supplement honorarium.

·        Sarah Vowell, oral essayist and radio speaker from “This American Life”, will speak on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 in the Chemistry auditorium at 8:00 p.m.

·        The Brown sisters, will speak on “Brown vs. Board of Education” on April 6, 2004 in the Education Auditorium.  The Department of Education will host a reception following the presentation.

IV.              New Business

·        Deadline for 2004-2005 Mini Grants is April 5, 2004

V.        Meeting Times:

·        Next meeting will be Wednesday, April 14th at 2:00 p.m.

VI.              Action Items:

·     Nominations for Committee Chair:  MSC for Rudy to serve as Chair for a second term.

·     MSC for Nandita Das to serve a second term on the Council.

Kristin H. Calley, Secretary

Rudy Kovacs, Chair