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ASTR 2015 Conference Packet | Welcome to Portland!

Posted By Sara B. Taylor, Friday, October 30, 2015

Welcome from the ASTR Graduate Student Caucus! The Conference Assistance Committee of the ASTR Graduate Student Caucus (GSC) is delighted to welcome you to ASTR 2015, “Debating the Stakes in Theatre and Performance Scholarship.” We have provided the conference packet attached to this blog post (and available in print at the conference) to help guide you through this event and navigate our beautiful host city of Portland, Oregon. Here you will find information on the role of the GSC and how you can maximize your involvement with the GSC, conference advice and support, and information on food and drink, travel and attractions in Portland. We hope you find this useful and look forward to meeting you all personally at the GSC events.

The 2014-2015 GSC Executive Committee and its several committees have been hard at work organizing exciting graduate student-focused events for ASTR 2015 in Portland. A full list of these opportunities, which include networking events as well as professionalization sessions, may be found on page 6. These events, and the resources gathered in this packet, provide graduate students the opportunity to meet other grads, to find mentors at ASTR, and to learn how to make the most of the conference and the Portland area.

If you are a graduate student member of ASTR, then you are a member of the Graduate Student Caucus. I hope to see you at our annual meeting on Friday, November 6, 8:00-9:30 pm (location information may be found in the conference program). Like the several graduate student events throughout the conference, the GSC meeting offers a space for first-time attendees and returning graduate students alike. The meeting provides a space for the current elected members of the GSC to hear from you, graduate students, about your experiences at ASTR and in the field at large.

I would like to take a moment to recognize the work of my colleagues in the GSC Cabinet, and the volunteers whose time and labor made this year’s GSC events and initiatives possible. Stephanie Vella, Michelle Salerno, Sarah Campbell, and Haddy Kreie have served on the GSC as committed advocates for graduate students throughout the past year. Katie Turner and Guy Zimmerman organized the annual Welcome Mentor Breakfast, cultivating a vital space for mentorship at ASTR. Shamell Bell and Mika Lior planned and will host the several GSC Peer Networking and Mentorship events. Sara Taylor has taken lead of GSC Web Resources, keeping the GSC connected with our constituency throughout the year. A final thank you to Lauren Graffin and Shelby Brewster for organizing the Conference Assistance Packet, and to Amanda Boyle and Aaron Kelly for their contributions. We all will benefit from these passionate and engaged graduate student volunteers.

Lastly, I would like to introduce the 2015-2016 GSC Cabinet. Stephanie Vella will serve as the GSC President. The GSC cabinet consists of Vice-President/Rep. to the Annual Conference Committee, Yasmine Jahanmir; Vice President/Rep. to the Committee on Conferences, Bess Rowen; Secretary/Historian Bryan Schmidt; and GSC Representative to the ASTR Committee on New Paradigms in Graduate Education Vicki Hoskins. I am certain that they will make ASTR 2016 in Minneapolis a vibrant and transformative space for graduate students and their work. I invite you to explore all that ASTR 2015 has to offer. I hope to see you around the conference!

Connect with Us and Get Involved

At the conference, you can find the GSC at a table in the conference hallway, which will be staffed by cabinet members and volunteers. Come by and meet fellow graduate students, get more conference information, and ask any questions!

Please take a moment to join our Facebook Group and connect with fellow grads from around the world to discuss ideas, generate panels, share CFPs, find a conference roommate, and ask questions of the graduate community. Don't forget to also subscribe to our list-serv to ensure you receive all GSC news and messages regarding elections, conferences, volunteer opportunities, and awards.

Feel free to contact us if you need any additional information, or if you’d like to get involved with the GSC!

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/astrgsc

Follow us on Twitter: @ASTRGSC

Join the List-serv: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/astrgsc

For a direct line to the GSC please email: graduatestudentcaucus@astr.org.

 

Sincerely,

Kellen Hoxworth

GSC President and Representative to the Executive Committee

Doctoral Candidate, Stanford University

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ASTR GSC 2015-2016 Cabinet Elections - Voting Now Open

Posted By Sara B. Taylor, Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Ballots are up! Vote for your ASTR GSC 2015-16 Cabinet today. The electronic ballot will be open until 11:59 pm EST on October 7.

Create your own user feedback survey

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Making Sense of ASTR Plenaries and Working Sessions: A Primer for Graduate Students (& Others)

Posted By Administration, Thursday, November 13, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Making Sense of ASTR Plenaries and Working Sessions: A Primer for Graduate Students (& Others)

Sam O’Connell, Worcester State University 

Hello, and welcome to ASTR’s annual conference in Baltimore. By now the opening plenary and reception is probably over and you’re wondering to yourself and the three other grad students crammed into your double hotel room:

What the heck do I do with these working sessions? Do I go to them? If I go, do I dare speak? I haven’t read any of the papers, but Old So-and-so Senior Scholar will be there, and I really admire her or his work. And then there is this other one that sounds like it would really inform my dissertation project. Ooh, and look at this one over here that’s on Saturday at 8:30am. I don’t have anything to do with the topic of the session in my own work, but this session participant is at Such-and-such Research 1 that is hiring a tenure-track position this year. It’s my dream job. If I go to that one and look really sharp and sound even sharper (if I speak) I’m bound to get a phone interview, right?

 These may not be your questions or thoughts about working sessions at ASTR, whether it’s your first year or not, but they are all things that I thought at one point or another at ASTR over the years. To spare you some of the anxiety, here’s some advice on how to handle plenaries and working sessions:

Plenaries

Go to the plenaries. They are an awesome chance to hear new research and get a sense of where the field is and where the field is going. They are also one of the only times that the majority of the scholars in our field gathers together in one space to share works-in-progress, near-completed works, or completed work. Even if the topic of a plenary does not resonate with you, they also effectively model how scholarship in Theatre and Performance Studies is conducted and presented.

Working Sessions

If your abstract was accepted to a working session, go to your working session and participate following the instructions, prompts, etc. outlined by your session conveners. In my experience, they often run like seminars in which everyone has done the reading and comes in with questions and ideas to help shape the conversation. A mistake I feel that I made early on was to take a predatory approach to working sessions that I was a participant in. I was largely self-interested in the ideas that other participants had about my work. I was not as engaged or aware of how my work was contributing to a larger conversation that we were all equally engaged in. Once I realized working sessions were not about me, I actually began to get more out of them.

For all other working sessions that you want to attend, here are some rules of thumb that inform my own decision making process of which sessions to go to and what to do when I’m in the audience:

·      Choosing a session

o   Does the topic relate directly to anything I research or teach? Or, am I vaguely interested in it? If it answers any of these questions, I go.

o   Is there a participant in the session whose work I am particularly interested in hearing? Or a paper title that really resonates? If so, I go.

o   Does the session have any conflicts with any of my other goals for the conference? These goals could be: grabbing a coffee or drink with an old friend who is also at the conference, checking out the exhibit hall and press offerings, prepping for my own session later that day, attending one of the offsite events, etc. If there are no conflicts, I go.

o   Do I need to rest? Conferences can be exhausting. Sometimes you just need a break in your hotel room, in the hotel lobby, or away from the conference site, just to relax. If I don’t need a rest, I go.

·      What to do in a session

o   Do the session conveners make any obvious signal to the audience that they will be invited into the conversation? If not, I don’t speak. Also, if not, sometimes I will politely and quietly step out to find another session. Some sessions are more open than others for the audience. Not all, though, are meant for the audience. Sometimes you don’t find this out until you’re already in the room.

o   If the session does invite participation and questions from the audience I speak if I have something to say that engages with the questions asked and the conversation being had in the overall session. I try not to showcase my own research that no one in the room has read. Instead, I become involved in the conversation that is already in progress.

o   If there is a direct connection I want to make between my research and one or more of the papers/participants, I approach them after the session to chat.

o   Try not to speak just to be seen speaking. And, try not to grad-splain. This is the graduate student version of “man-splaining.” 

At the end of the day, working sessions are where works-in-progress develop. They give you a chance to hear what other people are working on and meet the other people that are working in an area similar to your own work. Future ATHE panel proposals and future ASTR working sessions can come out of the unanswered questions and social connections that develop in a working session.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me: soconnell7@worcester.edu. I’ll also be the tall-ish, bald-ish guy with glasses floating around the hotel bar between sessions and plenaries.

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ASTR GSC 2015 Cabinet

Posted By Michelle Cowin Gibbs, Bowling Green State University, Sunday, November 2, 2014
Please join me in welcoming our 2015 Graduate Student Caucus Cabinet:
 
Kellen HoxworthStanford University 
GSC President and Representative to the Executive Committee
 
Michelle Salerno, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Vice President and Representative to the Committee on Conferences
 
Stephanie Vella, Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Vice President and Representative to the Annual Conference Committee
 
Sarah Campbell, Indiana University
Secretary/Historian
 
Haddy Kreie, University of California Santa Barbara
GSC Representative to New Paradigms in Graduate Education 

Each representative will assume office after the ASTR Business Meeting in Baltimore on Saturday, November 22, 2014.

Thank you,

President, Graduate Student Caucus
American Society for Theatre Research

Tags:  2015  astr  ASTR Baltimore  astrgsc  graduate students  gsc elections  gsc leadership  haddy kreie  kellen hoxworth  Michelle Cowin-Mensah  michelle salerno  sarah campbell  stephanie vella 

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ASTR GSC 2014-2015 Cabinet Elections - Voting Now Open

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Voting is now open for the ASTR GSC 2014-2015 Cabinet Elections. 

Please note, that you may only vote once and for one candidate in each position. Voting will begin today, Wednesday, October 22, 2014 and will conclude on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM EDT.

Please contact us with questions or concerns at graduatestudentcaucus@astr.org.

Click here for an online ballot.  

 Thank you and Good Luck! 


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Message from GSC President, Michelle Cowin-Mensah

Posted By Michelle Cowin Gibbs, Bowling Green State University, Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 2014

Dear ASTR GSC Membership:

Happy Summer! We are about six months away from the next conference and our committees have been hard at work preparing some exciting happenings for Baltimore, November 2014. Below are a few updates since our last meeting in Dallas.



 

GSC Executive Committee:

We have proposed some recruitment initiatives in an effort to grow our membership. Led by Sara Boland-Taylor (Rep. to the New Paradigms in Graduate Education), we created a recruitment letter addressed to Theatre and Theatre-related graduate program advisors to introduce the goals and interests of our caucus. We hope to solicit interest in GSC as well as remind ASTR affiliated graduate program advisors of our activities.

Virtual Book Club:
Co-Chairs: Allan Davis (Maryland) and Rita Kompelmakher (Minnesota)

 We are pleased to announce the organization of the 2014 Virtual Book Club. In preparation for an extended discussion at the 2014 ASTR conference in Baltimore, the GSC invites ASTR members at all stages of their careers to participate, reading and discussing a book reflective of an ongoing conversation about new paradigms for graduate education in theatre and performance studies.

We will read and discuss Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius's "So What are You Going to Do with That?": Finding Careers Outside Academia. As book club participants read chapters throughout July, August, and September, GSC officers will guide a forum discussion on a group page on the ASTR website through prompt questions based on the reading. We will consider how to transfer the general advice of the book to the specifics of our training in the fields of theatre and performance studies.

Certainly, this reading will appeal to graduate students considering where they can apply training and education after graduation; however, it is our hope that this virtual book club will also serve junior and senior faculty members of ASTR who are being increasingly asked to mentor students through these new paradigms. Please consider passing along this information to the graduate advisors of your current institutions. This book is a must read for all!

If you would like to sign up to participate in the Virtual Book Club, join us on the ASTR website for an exciting discussion. Please note, you must obtain a copy of the text (electronic or print) to participate. Copies are available online at Amazon $11.43 paperback and $9.99 Kindle edition. ISBN: 978-0226038827.


Conference Assistance Committee:
Co-Chairs: Areum Jeong (UCLA) and Ira Murfin (Northwestern University)

We have a team of graduate students working on creating our annual conference assistance packet. This guide will provide all attendees with host city information, food and eatery locations, local arts and entertainment, as well as offer helpful guidance for first-time ASTR attendees on navigating through a successful conference experience.


Peer Mentorship Committee:
Co-Chairs: Shamell Bell (UCLA), Christiana Mulldrem Harkulich (Pitts), and Kellyn Johnson (UC Santa Barbara)

Formally titled, Peer Support Program Committee, the GSC Executive Committee decided to fold the duties of the Mentorship Program in with the Peer Support Program to better and more efficiently serve the needs of our caucus. This year, Peer Mentorship will host our annual Mentorship Breakfast to be held the Saturday morning of the conference. We will also introduce two new networking events in Baltimore with more details to come later. Last year we had 46 mentors and 53 mentees and are hoping to have an even greater number of participants. Sign up for mentor and mentee registration will begin in early September 2014. For more information on how you can get involved with Peer Mentorship, please contact Michelle Cowin-Mensah at graduatestudentcaucus@astr.org.


Web Resources Committee:
Chair: Danielle Rosvally (Tufts)

We have folded Graduate Resource Committee into the Web committee, as most of the information that was generated from Graduate Resources was content to be posted on our website and blog activity. Currently this group is working on creating an online recruitment brochure that will include information on each of our committees, as well as additional opportunities to serve in the GSC. If you would like to get involved, contact the committee chair at Danielle.Rosvally@tufts.edu.




Congratulations to Kellen Hoxworth (Stanford) on being elected our next President of the GSC. Kellen will also serve as representative to the ASTR Executive Committee. His term will begin in November 2014 and end in November 2015. Nominations for GSC Executive Committee cabinet positions will begin in September 2014. The following positions will be available for nominations:

GSC Vice President, Representative to the Committee on Conferences

GSC Vice President, Representative to the Annual Conference Committee

GSC Secretary and Historian

GSC Representative to the Committee on New Paradigms in Graduate Education

Any GSC member may be nominated to a leadership position. These positions are a one-year term to begin November 2014 and end November 2015. For elections to be valid, individuals selected must be currently enrolled graduate students both at the time of election and on upon the commencement of their term. If a member holding a leadership position completes their graduate studies during their term, they may continue to serve until the end of the term, provided they remain members of both ASTR and the GSC. For more information on the service obligations of each position, please visit our website at www.astr.org. Please feel free to contact me at graduatestudentcaucus@astr.org with questions, concerns, and/or requests for more information on how you can get involved with the GSC. I am beyond thrilled in anticipation of our 2014 annual conference and I hope to see you all in Baltimore!

Many Blessings,

Michelle Cowin-Mensah,
President and Rep. to the Executive Committee,
American Society for Theatre Research Graduate Student Caucus

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New Online Journal - CFP

Posted By Jennifer A. Goff, Centre College, Friday, May 23, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS

Etudes (www.etudesonline.com) is a new online theatre and performance studies journal for emerging scholars, dedicated to the unique voice of the individual scholar.  In this, our first call for papers, we invite the submission of scholarly manuscripts, media, performance reviews, creative work, manifestos, etc. covering any range of topics within the theatre and performance studies realm.  We highly encourage works of performative writing and academic playfulness.  This is a place to try things out, take some risks, and expand the definition of what is considered rigorous publishable material.

Submission Deadline is 11:59pm (EST) September 15, 2014

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

GENERAL GUIDELINES
All submissions (including audio or video) must be accompanied by a cover page that includes your name and affiliation, title of submission, email and phone number, brief personal bio, and brief abstract (150-300 words).

Authors are responsible for obtaining appropriate permissions to use any non-original content within their submissions.

Submissions must not be under consideration for any other publication.

Submissions and inquiries should be emailed to etudeseditor@gmail.com.  If your submission cannot be sent via email (for example, large video files), please email us and we will work out the easiest method of delivery.

SUBMISSION of MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts should adhere to most recent MLA or Chicago Manual of Style guidelines and should be submitted in MS Word or plain text format.  While our online format makes our length requirements very flexible, we ask that papers not exceed 6,000 words (including footnotes, endnotes, and works cited).  When additional media such as videos or photos are included in a manuscript submission, please send those additional elements separately rather than embedding them in the document file.  Please do be sure to indicate in your file where the elements should be included.

SUBMISSION of AUDIO or VIDEO
Audio pieces should be submitted via email in mp3 format.  Video pieces should be submitted in mov or mp4 formats, preferably 640 pixels in width.  Videos will need to be submitted via file transfer site, vimeo download or other secure source for large file transfer.  Please be sure to email the editors to discuss video submission.  Though it is not required, some written component (in addition to the required cover page) to accompany and contextualize your project may be advisable.

SUBMISSION of WEB-BASED PROJECTS
We do not currently have the capabilities for hosting web-based projects, but do hope to in the future.  Please feel free to contact us if you have ideas in this area.

REVIEW PROCESS
All submissions will be blind reviewed by two reviewers from our editorial board (listed in the ABOUT section).  Please note that, with many video or audio submissions, true anonymity may not be possible, but such pieces will still be fairly reviewed.

NOTE on EMERGING SCHOLARS
The mission of this journal is to provide publication opportunities for those who haven't had many yet, so we are primarily looking for submissions from scholars who fit that description.

SUBMISSION OF PECHA KUCHA
As a recurring section in Etudes, we invite the submission of Pecha Kucha presentations - that is, powerpoint or slide style presentations that consist of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds apiece, adding up to a total presentation of 6 minutes and 40 seconds.  There are a variety of ways to record such presentations - audio can be recorded within a timed powerpoint or keynote presentation, video could be recorded of a live presentation, etc.  Submissions must formatted to open in a Windows environment.  Pecha Kuchas will not be peer reviewed, but will be reviewed by editors-in-chief for content.  These "concise presentations" provide brief and often fascinating snapshots of an idea, issue, art form, event, etc.  Deadline is rolling for Pecha Kucha submissions.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE
Etudes supports the Creative Commons option for alternative licensing protections.  Authors retain ownership of their work, while allowing certain usages.  We do ask that, if your work is shared again later in another source or form, that you cite Etudes as the original source of publication.  The Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license under which we operate allows readers to download and share your work, but only with appropriate attribution.  They may not alter your work in any way, or use your work commercially without your express permission.  If your materials contain elements that are under another copyright, it is up to the author to secure the appropriate permissions to include those elements in publication of your work.

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[Reminder - Deadline Extended] Call for Volunteers: GSC Conference Assistance Committee for ASTR 2014 in Baltimore

Posted By Ira S. Murfin, Northwestern University, Monday, February 10, 2014

ASTR’s Graduate Student Caucus (GSC), the body representing current and recent graduate students within ASTR, is still looking for graduate students interested in volunteering for the 2014 ASTR Conference Assistance Committee. The conference assistance committee is in charge of putting together a comprehensive information packet to help both graduate students and conference attendees in general navigate the conference and the host city - this year Baltimore! We are in need of additional volunteers and have extended the response deadline until February 21st. Please see below for details:


We seek volunteers to form four subcommittees that will each be tasked with independently gathering and organizing useful information to be compiled into an informational packet in advance of the conference. These are:


  • Arts & Entertainment: Provide a guide to performances, music, museums, nightlife, sightseeing, and other cultural activities, as well as general information about walkable neighborhoods accessible to the conference hotel. May need to coordinate with the Food & Drink and Transportation subcommittees.

  • Food & Drink: Provide a guide to a variety of options for food, coffee, & drinking both convenient to the hotel and worthwhile destinations for those who wish to travel farther afield. May need to coordinate with Arts & Entertainment and Transportation subcommittees, especially to identify dining options near performance venues and other cultural attractions.

  • Transportation: Guide to transportation in Baltimore, including driving directions, information on getting to the conference hotel from transportation hubs by taxi, public transit, etc., and information about getting around Baltimore by public transit, on foot, and by alternative methods (bike sharing, etc.) May need to coordinate with the Arts & Entertainment and Food & Drink subcommittees.

  • Conference Navigation: A guide to conference basics, including introducing the different types of sessions at ASTR and how to participate, and highlighting some events and aspects of the conference that may be of particular interest, especially to those newer to ASTR. May need to coordinate with the GSC representatives to the ASTR Executive Committee and a representative from the GSC Web Committee, which has already published some of this information on the GSC blog. It would be useful to have the voice of someone in this group who has attended ASTR before.


Each of these groups will work independently, in consultation with one another and the committee co-chairs, to research and compile a useful set of information for the guide. Some will require more research, writing, and coordination, others are more straightforward. So long as subcommittees work together no individual should have to do an overwhelming amount of work. Once formed, the subcommittees will have 4-5 months to prepare their material before final submission to the committee co-chairs, so there should be plenty of time.


Volunteering for the Conference Assistance Committee is a great way to get involved with the GSC and meet other graduate students in the field. It is also a good professional service credit to add to your CV. You do not have to have attended an ASTR conference before to volunteer, though those who have done so are encouraged to contribute the wisdom of experience, it is nice to have a mix of newer and more experienced perspectives. If you are familiar with Baltimore at all, that is also a plus, though not at all a requirement.


If you are interested in volunteering, please send your contact information and your first and second choices of subcommittees you would like to work on, to committee co-chair Ira S. Murfin at Ira-Murfin@u.northwestern.edu by February 21st.  We will respond with assignments and further instructions soon thereafter.



With thanks,

Areum Jeong & Ira S. Murfin

Conference Assistance Committee Co-Chairs

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Call for Volunteers: GSC Conference Assistance Committee for ASTR 2014 in Baltimore

Posted By Ira S. Murfin, Northwestern University, Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ASTR’s Graduate Student Caucus (GSC), the body representing current and recent graduate students within ASTR, is looking for graduate students interested in getting involved with the GSC and working with colleagues at other institutions by volunteering for the 2014 ASTR Conference Assistance Committee. The conference assistance committee is in charge of putting together a comprehensive information packet to help both graduate students and conference attendees in general navigate the conference and the host city - this year Baltimore!

 

We seek volunteers to form four subcommittees that will each be tasked with independently gathering and organizing useful information to be compiled into an informational packet in advance of the conference. These are:

 

  • Arts & Entertainment: Provide a guide to performances, music, museums, nightlife, sightseeing, and other cultural activities, as well as general information about walkable neighborhoods accessible to the conference hotel. May need to coordinate with the Food & Drink and Transportation subcommittees.

  • Food & Drink: Provide a guide to a variety of options for food, coffee, & drinking both convenient to the hotel and worthwhile destinations for those who wish to travel farther afield. May need to coordinate with Arts & Entertainment and Transportation subcommittees, especially to identify dining options near performance venues and other cultural attractions.

  • Transportation: Guide to transportation in Baltimore, including driving directions, information on getting to the conference hotel from transportation hubs by taxi, public transit, etc., and information about getting around Baltimore by public transit, on foot, and by alternative methods (bike sharing, etc.) May need to coordinate with the Arts & Entertainment and Food & Drink subcommittees.

  • Conference Navigation: A guide to conference basics, including introducing the different types of sessions at ASTR and how to participate, and highlighting some events and aspects of the conference that may be of particular interest, especially to those newer to ASTR. May need to coordinate with the GSC representatives to the ASTR Executive Committee and a representative from the GSC Web Committee, which has already published some of this information on the GSC blog. It would be useful to have the voice of someone in this group who has attended ASTR before.

 

Each of these groups will work independently, in consultation with one another and the committee co-chairs, to research and compile a useful set of information for the guide. Some will require more research, writing, and coordination, others are more straightforward. So long as subcommittees work together no individual should have to do an overwhelming amount of work. Once formed, the subcommittees will have 4-5 months to prepare their material before final submission to the committee co-chairs, so there should be plenty of time.

 

Volunteering for the Conference Assistance Committee is a great way to get involved with the GSC and meet other graduate students in the field. It is also a good professional service credit to add to your CV. You do not have to have attended an ASTR conference before to volunteer, though those who have done so are encouraged to contribute the wisdom of experience, it is nice to have a mix of newer and more experienced perspectives. If you are familiar with Baltimore at all, that is also a plus, though not at all a requirement.


If you are interested in volunteering, please send your contact information and your first and second choices of subcommittees you would like to work on, to committee co-chair Ira S. Murfin at Ira-Murfin@u.northwestern.edu by February 10th.  We will respond with assignments and further instructions soon thereafter.


With thanks,

Areum Jeong & Ira S. Murfin

Conference Assistance Committee Co-Chairs

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ASTR Associate Web Editor Position now accepting applications

Posted By Administration, Monday, January 6, 2014

ASTR is looking for a new associate web editor and the deadline for application has been extended.  Graduate Students are welcome and encouraged to apply.  Below, please find the information pertinent to the position:

Applications are invited for the position of ASTR Electronic Publications Associate Editor.

The duties of this position include:

  • soliciting and editing Member News following a quarter system (Spring/ Summer/ Fall/ Winter);
  • posting the resulting document to ASTR-L and submit to the ASTR Webmaster for posting on the website;
  • assisting the ASTR Webmaster in proofing and copyediting the website material, checking to see that links are functional, alerting the Webmaster when information becomes out of date, and checking for accuracy and stylistic consistency.

The Electronic Publications Associate Editor position is appointed for a two-year term commencing in January 2014. A letter of application describing the applicant’s qualifications along with a C.V. and the names of two people supporting the application should be sent by 20 January 2014 as email attachments to:

Catherine Cole
Vice President for Publications, ASTR
Chair, Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies
University of California, Berkeley
101 Dwinelle Annex
Berkeley, California 94720
publications@astr.org

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