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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.

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GSC Cabinet – Opportunities to Serve!

Posted By Sara B. Taylor, Monday, September 14, 2015
Service to the profession is an important component of any career. While all graduate student members of ASTR are de facto members of the GSC, there are more opportunities to get involved in the management of ASTR’s grad interests via election to the GSC Cabinet.

The GSC Cabinet consists of the following positions, elected by the GSC membership:

1.     GSC President, Representative to the Executive Committee*

2.     GSC Vice President, Representative to the Committee on Conferences

3.     GSC Vice President, Representative to the Annual Conference Committee

4.     GSC Secretary/Historian

5.     GSC Representative to the Committee on New Paradigms in Graduate Education

* GSC President and Representative to the EC is elected each year in May during the ASTR General Election. Stephanie Vella (CUNY Graduate Center) will serve as president for the 2015-16 term.

We are pleased to announce several opportunities to serve on the GSC Cabinet for the 2015-16 election year!

Open Cabinet Positions

GSC Vice-President and Representative to the Committee on Conferences

SCOPE & DUTIES

  • Assists the GSC President in oversight of GSC operations & initiatives
  • Represents the GSC general membership to the ASTR Committee on Conference
  • Acts as liaison between ASTR Committee on Conferences, the GSC cabinet, and GSC general membership
  • Oversees and assists the GSC Mentorship Committee
  • Helps to oversee the operations of the GSC collectively
  • In the following year’s election, automatically becomes a nominee for the position of GSC President in the absence of other nominations

TERM: One year (e.g. November 2015 – November 2016)

GSC Vice-President and Representative to the Annual Conference Committee

SCOPE & DUTIES

  • Assists the GSC President in oversight of GSC operations & initiatives
  • Represents the GSC general membership to the ASTR Annual Conference Committee
  • Acts as liaison between ASTR Annual Conference Committee, the GSC cabinet, and GSC general membership
  • Oversees and assists the GSC Conference Assistance Committee
  • Helps to oversee the operations of the GSC collectively
  • In the following year’s election, automatically becomes a nominee for the position of GSC President in the absence of other nominations

TERM: One year (e.g. November 2015 – November 2016)

GSC Secretary / Historian

SCOPE & DUTIES

  • Assists in scheduling GSC meetings
  • Takes minutes at GSC meetings and distributes minutes and notes to the GSC membership
  • Serves as historian to take photos at meetings, conferences, and other events
  • Oversees and assists the ASTR Peer Mentorship & Networking Committee
  • Helps to oversee the operations of the GSC collectively

TERM: One year (e.g. November 2015 – November 2016)

GSC Representative to the ASTR Committee on New Paradigms in Graduate Education

SCOPE & DUTIES

  • Represents the GSC general membership in the Committee on New Paradigms in Graduate Education
  • Oversees and manages joint initiatives between the GSC and the ASTR Committee on New Paradigms in Graduate Education
  • Acts as liaison between the New Paradigms in Graduate Education Committee, the GSC cabinet, and the GSC general membership
  • Oversees and assists the GSC Web Resources Committee
  • Helps to oversee the operations of the GSC collectively

TERM: One year (e.g. November 2015 – November 2016)

The Nomination/Election Process

If you are interested in one of the following cabinet positions, please nominate yourself by sending a 250-word (max) bio and recent photograph to graduatestudentcaucus@astr.org. In your bio, please including:

  • Institution
  • Research Interests
  • Service Experience
  • Vision for the Position and for the GSC

You must email your nomination no later than 11:59 pm EST on 20 September 2015; please put “ASTR GSC Cabinet Nomination” in the subject line of your message. If you do not receive a response within 48 hours acknowledging your nomination, please contact current GSC President, Kellen Hoxworth (graduatestudentcaucus@astr.org) and GSC Secretary, Sarah Campbell (safogart@indiana.edu).

GSC Members will receive an email with a link to begin voting on 1 October 2015. Voting will be completed the by the 7 October 2015 @ 11:59 pm EST. Results will be announced no later than 12 October 2015.

 

Self Nomination Deadline: Sunday, 20 September 2015 @ 11:59 pm EST                                                        

Voting: Thursday, 1 October 2015, 12:01 am EST - Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 11:59 pm EST

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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

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2014 - 2015 GSC Cabinet Nominations - EXTENDED!

Posted By Michelle Cowin Gibbs, Bowling Green State University, Saturday, September 20, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Graduate Student Caucus

GSC OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

EXTENDED!

Self-Nomination Deadline: October 17, 2014@ 9 PM EDT

Voting: October 20-24, 2014 @ 9PM EDT

 

Service to the profession is an important component of any career.  The ASTR Graduate Student Caucus is pleased to announce several opportunities for service in the 2014-2015 GSC Cabinet:  

 

GSC Cabinet Positions

 

The GSC Cabinet consists of the following positions, elected by the GSC membership:

  1. GSC President, Representative to the Executive Committee (filled for 2014-2015 in the ASTR General Election)
  2. GSC Vice President, Representative to the Committee on Conferences
  3. GSC Vice President, Representative to the Annual Conference Committee
  4. GSC Secretary, Representative to the Fundraising Committee
  5. GSC Representative to the Committee on New Paradigms in Graduate Education

 

1) President & GSC Representative to the Executive Committee (Kellen Hoxworth for 2014-2015-- elected in the ASTR General Election)

SCOPE & DUTIES

Oversees holistic organization of the GSC as directed by its membership at large;  

Works closely with the GSC Cabinet and ASTR President;

Advocates for graduate student opportunities to actively participate in ASTR;

Guides GSC initiatives and delegates responsibilities for timely completion; and

Participates in the ASTR Executive Committee meetings in March and November.

 

TERM:  One year as GSC President (November 2014-November 2015)

*To run for President of the GSC the candidate must have previously served on  
the GSC Cabinet.

 

2) GSC Vice-President and Representative to the Committee on Conferences

SCOPE & DUTIES

Assists the GSC President in oversight of GSC operations & initiatives;  

Represents the GSC general membership to the ASTR Committee on Conferences;

Acts as liaison between ASTR Annual Conference Committee, the GSC cabinet and GSC general membership;

 

Helps to oversee the operations of the GSC collectively; 

In the following year’s election, automatically becomes nominee for the position of GSC

President in the absence of other nominations.

 

TERM: One year (November 2014-November 2015)

 

3) GSC Vice-President and Representative to the Annual Conference Committee  

SCOPE & DUTIES

Assists the GSC President in oversight of GSC operations & initiatives; 

Represents the GSC general membership to the ASTR Annual Conference Committee;

Acts as liaison between ASTR Annual Conference Committee, the GSC cabinet and

GSC general membership;

 

Helps to oversee the operations of the GSC collectively;

In the following year’s election, automatically becomes nominee for the position of GSC President in the absence of other nominations. 

TERM:  One year (November 2014-November  2015)


4) GSC Secretary / Historian and GSC Representative to the ASTR Fundraising Committee

SCOPE & DUTIES

Takes minutes at GSC meetings and distributes minutes and notes to GSC membership;

Partners with the ASTR Secretary to document and archive the work of the GSC;

Represents the GSC general membership constituency to the ASTR Fundraising Committee as needed;

Helps to oversee the operations of the GSC collectively;

Acts as liaison between Mentorship Committee, the GSC cabinet and GSC general membership.

 

 

TERM: One year  (November 2014-November 2015)

 

5) GSC Representative to the ASTR Committee on New Paradigms in Graduate Education

SCOPE & DUTIES

Represents the GSC general membership on the Committee on New Paradigms in Graduate Education;

Helps to oversee the operations of the GSC collectively;

Acts as liaison between this committee, the GSC cabinet and GSC general membership.

 

TERM: One year (November 2014-November 2015)


 

 

The Nomination/Election Process

If you are interested in any of the above elected positions, please nominate yourself by sending a 250-word (max) bio and (optional) recent photograph to graduatestudentcaucus@astr.org.  In your bio, please include:

• Institution

• Research Interests

• Service Experience

• Vision for the Position and the GSC

 

You must email your nomination no later than 9:00p.m. EDT on Friday, October 17, 2014; please put “ASTR GSC Nomination” in the subject line of your message. If you do not receive a response within 48 hours acknowledging your nomination contact Michelle Cowin-Mensah (mmensah@bgsu.edu) or Amanda Boyle (a777b898@ku.edu).  A link to the voting website will be announced to Graduate Student Members of ASTR on October 20, 2014. Voting will be completed the following week. Results will be announced following the voting period.

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Message from GSC President - General Body Meeting, ASTR Dallas 2013

Posted By Michelle Cowin Gibbs, Bowling Green State University, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November 19, 2013

Bowling Green State University
Department of Theatre and Film
212 Wolfe Center for the Arts
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

Dear ASTR GSC Membership:

Thank you so much to all who attended to ASTR Graduate Student Caucus General Meeting on Saturday, November 9, 2013. I enjoyed getting to know our membership both personally and professionally. Everyone came to the meeting with positive energy and a hopeful outlook on the future of our organization. I look forward to working with our graduate student leadership in the GSC Executive Cabinet and GSC Program Committee to bring about those exciting changes that many of you yearn to see in the ASTR organization.

Graduate students comprised of an estimated 62 percent of registered members at ASTR Dallas 2013. While we have seen an increase in graduate student participation in plenaries and working sessions than at previous conferences, we have farther to go in terms of creating a more defined presence within the organization. The ASTR Executive Committee including, President Heather Nathans (Tufts University), is committed to working with our graduate student community in creating opportunities for career development and mentorship inside the academy, as well as in the larger theatre community.

Thanks to former GSC President Kellyn Johnson (UC Santa Barbara) and the 2012-2013 Executive Cabinet, we have seen many exciting changes that have united our collective membership. One of my goals for the coming year is to continue working towards initiatives that highlight the participation of graduate students, while also finding effective ways to positively contribute to our American Society for Theatre Research community.

In the next month, I will meet with the Executive Cabinet and the Program Committee Chairs to discuss your proposed initiatives and develop an action plan for 2014. Please feel free to send any ideas (large or small) to astrgsc@gmail.com. I welcome your input and look forward to hearing from you! Have a terrific holiday season!

Many Blessings,

Michelle Cowin-Mensah,

President and Rep. to the Executive Committee,

American Society for Theatre Research Graduate Student Caucus (ASTR GSC)

"I am standing in a field with colleagues who value community, generosity and support. The conversations are communal and generous. The process of sharing is sensual...and although some of us only meet once a year – it’s as if we never say goodbye...”

- Michelle Cowin-Mensah

Special Session: You’re Standing in a Field

ASTR Dallas 2013

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