Cultural Affairs Council
September 15, 2006
Fine Arts Bldg. Room 308
Present: Freudenthal, Kloetzel, Kovacs (Chair), Manopoulos, and Ray
Absent: Bhushan (excused), Herrman, Richards, and Woodworth-Ney (excused)
I. Approval of August 25, 2006 minutes
Action: moved by Freudenthal and seconded by Kloetzel to approve the CAC minutes of August 25, 2006. Passed unanimously.
II. Senate/Executive Committee/Executive Council
Kovacs explained that the Faculty Senate Executive Council was put in place for communication among the above councils. It is possible to use the Executive Council for purposes of obtaining charges to Cultural Affairs Council.
III. Mini-grants 2006-2007
Jennifer Attebery received a mini-grant to fund Elliott Orings Lecture on September 7, 2006 How legends are True as part of the annual Idaho Yesterdays lectures.
IV. Steven Barclay Elizabeth Kolbert/Robert Hass/ Terry Tempest Williams
Kolbert is available on Thursday, March 1, 2007 to speak on global warming in the Bistline Theatre.
Action: It was moved and seconded to book Elizabeth Kolbert as the main speaker for 2006-2007. Passed unanimously.
V. Louie Warren
He has accepted and will settle on a date soon.
Action: It was moved and seconded to fund Nalo Hopkinson at this time with the idea the council will consider Colleen J. McElroy if money allows. Passed unanimously.
VII. Dance Companies Kloetzel stated there are many dance events already booked for this year; it may be better for the council to wait until next September to bring a dance company in. She will contact the company Doug Varone and Dancers.
VIII. Kevin Marsh Michael Pollan as a speaker The council decided Michael Pollan would be perfect for the ISU Reading Project. Freudenthal will contact Bonnie Frantz.
IX. Steven Lawyer Michael Shermer as a speaker Shermer is available on April 19, 2007. The council will look into more information on Shermer and decide if they will sponsor him at the next meeting.
X. New Business
It was discussed that the council members look
Ray will bring in some information on a folk,
jazz performer from
XI. Adjourn: 4:00 pm Next meeting Friday November 3, 2006 at 3:00 p.m.
Approved by CAC: November 3, 2006
Approved by Faculty Senate: December 1, 2006