Cultural Affairs Council



November 3, 2006

Fine Arts Bldg. Room 308


Present: Freudenthal, Kloetzel, Kovacs (Chair), Manopoulos, and Woodworth-Ney

Absent: Bhushan (excused), Herrman, Ray and Richards


I.                    Approval of September 15, 2006 minutes

Action: Moved by Freudenthal and seconded by Manopoulos to approve the CAC minutes of September 15, 2006.  Passed unanimously.


II.                 Mini-grants 2006-2007 –

Doug Warnock received a mini-grant to fund Yoshitomo Saito, artist, for a cast copper workshop on October 17, 2006. 

Ryan Watson received a mini-grant to fund Ray Gonzalez for The Hispanic Experience “Connections” on November 9, 2006. 


III.               Steven Barclay – Elizabeth Kolbert

Kolbert accepted the invitation to come to ISU on March 1, 2007.  She will present “Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change” in the Bistline Theatre. 


IV.              Louie Warren –

A final date has not yet been set; it will be either April 11 or 12, 2007.  Woodworth-Ney will find the forum. 


V.                 Kevin Marsh – Michael Pollan as a speaker – The council decided Michael Pollan would be perfect for the ISU Reading Project.  Freudenthal contacted Bonnie Frantz and the ISU Reading Project; they will not make a decision until next year. 


VI.              Steven Lawyer – Michael Shermer as a speaker – Shermer is available on April 19, 2007. 

Action:  Moved and seconded to invite Shermer to ISU on April 19, 2007.  Passed unanimously. 


VII.            New Business

A.     There was discussion on when mini-grants are sent out and due.  They will be sent out in January and are due back by mid-April. 

B.     There will be an upcoming phone conference between France and the U.S. (More information?) 

C.     Kloetzel is working on dates for next year for Doug Varone and Dancers.

D.     There was discussion regarding an exhibit as a cultural event at ISU. 


VIII.         Adjourn: 3:55 p.m. – Next meeting – Friday – January 12, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.


Respectfully Submitted by: Connie Patchin, AAI for Faculty Senate


Approved by CAC:  January 12, 2007

Approved by Faculty Senate:  January 22, 2007