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