Monday, March 23, 2015

ACA March 2015 General Meeting

Generously hosted by the School of Undergraduate Studies, the March General Meeting was held on March 4th, 2015 in the SAC Ballroom. Full meeting minutes will be available on the ACA website.

This meeting was epic for three reasons:

1. The sheer volume and variety of breakfast foods available.
2. The announcement of an upcoming ACA Skate Nite!
3. The fact that, despite the full agenda and full breakfast spread, we ended 20 minutes early! This is UNHEARD OF in ACA history, and might never happen again.

Let's take a look at the photographic evidence of the breakfast spectacle:

A sea of tacos. 

Two kinds of donuts. 

All the fruit, including oranges,

strawberries, blackberries, 

and bananas. No scurvy for ACA on UGS' watch!

That's three types of juice, in case you can't tell. 

Coffee. No big deal, right?

Except that there was back up coffee, sneakily stashed under the table!! No one went without caffeine this time around. 

Oh yeah, and a selection of tea for all the members of the Finer Things Club

"A bouquet of forks! How charming!" -overheard at the ACA meeting

After everyone was thoroughly stuffed, we heard from our fine speakers starting with David Spight introducing the UGS representatives:
He insisted on singing the National Anthem before letting anyone else talk. It was weird, but totally on key! :)

Hillary Procknow, filling us in on TSI and anticipated changes for this year's incoming freshman class:
Lovin' life!

Then Jen Morgan, spreading the Extremely Good News of proposed core curriculum updates for the 2015-2016 GIC:
We might get a standardized common core curriculum for all catalogs, y'all. Rejoice!

Sean Smith, showing off the new internal transfer site for the College of Natural Sciences: 
Fancy and functional!

And some reminders from Patty Micks about First-Year Signature Course registration:
Getting closer to making the dream of all students actually taking their UGS course in their first year a reality. 

And some updates from our fearless Pod Program co-chairs:

Kayla Ford, getting ready to dance like a 1920s flapper. 

And finally, we heard from the general ACA membership for announcements: 

What a musical meeting we had this month. Jazz hands!

Even more jazz hands!

And finally, the grand announcement of ACA Skate Nite:

Doodle courtesy of Sarah McKay, Artist Extraordinaire. 

Our President is EXTREMELY EXCITED ABOUT SKATE NITE. That, or she's suffering from March Madness (which, in my universe, is a highly contagious mania that only occurs during the month of March, totally unrelated to basketball). 

We hope to see many of you out at Playland Skate Center on March 24th, and at the upcoming ACA meeting in April! In the meantime,