SAA/PAT Minutes from October 21, 2007 Meeting

 

  • Introduction and sign in sheet.
    • Present: Sarah Stephens, Leigh Burnham, Roy Vice, Tiffany O’Sheal, Lisa Pasquinelli, Nathan Troup, Daniel Schlegel, Andrea Green, Lauren Schaubhut
    • If you are not getting the e-mails about the meetings, please let Danny know
  • Yearly dues of $10 are due for SAA members.  Turn in to Lisa or the History Department Office ASAP.
  • There is an SAA student conference on Saturday, Feb 9th at Indiana University.  It starts at 10am.  The deadline for the submission of papers to be presented in November 20th.  This event is strongly encouraged to get experience presenting a paper at a conference.  Several students will be attending and some presenting, so we will try to carpool as best we can to the event.  Please contact Danny if you are interested and visit the website for a link to the IU student chapter’s website for more conference information.
  • Ideas for Winter Field Trips were discussed with tentative dates and locations.  The following plans are being made.  Please let Danny know if you can come!  Danny is working on contacting the various museums to see if we can get a behind-the-scenes tour with a curator or get discounted ticket rates.  We have some funds in the SAA account that we can possibly use towards entrance fees if need be.  We will try to carpool to these events and Danny is looking into the possibility to using University transportation.
    • Saturday, December 1stCincinnati Museum Center in Cincinnati, OH
    • Saturday, January 5thHenry Clay House & Shaker Village Pleasant Hill in Lexington, KY
  • Sarah provided information about a public history speaker on November 8, 2007, at 7:30pm at the Cincinnati Museum Center, Free to attend.  She will be attending.
    • Reflections on Public History  John E. Flemming, Ph.D.
      "Thousands of people in museum and public history circles know John E. Flemming as a trusted adviser, mentor, and friend and Dr. Flemming has brought a gentle passion to his great love of making museums effective educational environments.  Join him as he reflects on his fruitful career as a leader in public history."
  • Spring Break field trip ideas were discussed for a 3-4 day trip that would not be too expensive to attend.  The finalist cities were chosen and Sarah is in the process of finding museums and attractions as well as hotels in the cities and final destination will be chosen at the November meeting.  If you know of any museums or attractions in these locations that you would be interested in attending, please e-mail Sarah. Finalist locations are as follows:
    • Detroit, MI
    • Nashville, TN
    • Chicago, IL
  • If you are interested in the position of Vice-President for SAA or Secretary for PAT, please come to the next meeting.  Tiffany is graduating in November and nominations and elections will be held for these positions at the next meeting.
  • We have added SAA and PAT as groups on Facebook.  This is another way that we can get out announcements about meetings and we can all stay in touch.  Please contact Lisa if you would like to be added to the group.
  • The next meeting will be held on Sunday, November 11th at 8pm, in the group study room on the first floor of the library.
  • List of Upcoming Events
    • Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, John Flemming Lecture, Cincinnati Museum Center, Free, 7:30pm
    • Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, Miami Valley Archives Roundtable, 10-12pm and lunch after, Downtown Dayton at the Old Courthouse, more information to come
    • Saturday, December 1, 2007, Trip to Cincinnati Museum Center
    • Saturday, January 5, 2008, Trip to Henry Clay House and Pleasant Hill
    • April 18th & 19th, 2008, MAC Conference, University of Louisville