Cultural Affairs Council
Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Attendance: Rudy Kovacs (Chair), David Adler, Alok Bhushan, Kristin Calley (Secretary), Dante Cantrill, Lowell Richards, Jenny Semenza.
Excused: Leo J. Herrmann, Bonnie Frantz, Beverly Ray
I. Approval of Minutes:
· Members approved minutes from September 8, 2004 meeting and minutes have been forwarded to faculty senate.
II. Idaho Humanities Council Grant:
· The Idaho Humanities Council approved the grant application requesting $3500.00 to help support Terry Gross's presentation on April 20, 2005. Terry Gross is the radio host of the nationally syndicated talk show "Fresh Air."
III. George Winston Concert:
· George Winston will be at Idaho State University on Monday, February 7, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. in Goranson Hall. Goranson Hall will seat 430 people. Tickets will be $8.00 for faculty, students and staff and $12.00 for the general public. All proceeds from CD/tape sales will be contributed to the Pocatello Food Bank.
· The Salvation Army will have four people available to collect the food donations at the door.
· Lowell Richards will arrange to have ticket sales at the ISU SUB information desk and have concert posted on the university calendar.
IV. Terry Gross:
· Terry Gross, the radio host of the nationally syndicated talk show "Fresh Air” will speak on April 20th 2005 at 8:00 p.m. in the Bistline Theater. The theater will seat 450 people. The presentation will be free to faculty, students, staff and members of the community.
V. Mini Grants – 2004-2005:
The following events have taken place and received good attendance:
· Kristin Fletcher: Idaho Museum of Natural History - "Idaho's Rivers and Their Natural History" by award winning author and conservationist Tim Palmer
· Jennifer Eastman Attebery, Director of American Studies - "At the Crossroads of Religion and Identity: Fort Hall and the Ghost Dance Movements" by Dr. Smoak
VI. Schedule for Next Meetings:
· January 19, 2004 @ 2:00 p.m.
· April 27th @ 2:00 p.m. (mini grant review)
· March 23rd @ 2:00 p.m.
VII. New Business
· Speaker suggestions:
· Maureen Dowd, columnist on The New York Times and winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. DA has initiated contact with agent.
· Edward Wilson, Professor and Curator of Entomology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. He won the 1979 and 1991 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction.
· Seamus Heaney, award winning poet and 1995 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for literature (Steven Barclay Agency)
· Orville Schell, author and historical expert on Asian history (Steven Barclay Agency)
Kristin H. Calley, Secretary
Rudy Kovacs, Chair