Spring Arts Weekend 2010 Association for the Arts Open Board meeting Center Room: ELC See attached attendance list Jason opened the meeting letting folks know that Cindy Peltier and Bill Lenker could not be in attendance today. Cindy‟s brother died unexpectedly and Bill is undergoing treatment for aplastic anemia. Our thoughts are with both of them. SECRETARY’S REPORT Mary Ann Stanton read minutes from Homecoming „09 Penelope Sanborn motioned to accept the minutes as read Prof Roger Rothman seconded Motion approved by all TREASURER’S REPORT Dabney Giles Treacy presented the Treasurer‟s report; See attached Provided snapshot of this year Illustrated allocations (scholarships, block grants, professional development, student ventures and entrepreneurship) Month by month illustrations of this year‟s grants Total of over 46000. in grants this year Prof Gary Grant asked about professional development grants – Dabney told us that these are under the Dean of Arts and Humanities purview now, not AfA. Josh Grill from AF explained this was new this year to provide specific support to faculty and students – faculty should go through Bill Kenney and then the new dean as of June 2. Requests can be made through June 30. Mary Ann moved to accept the report Alison Ables seconded Motion passed Penelope Kokines Sanborn reported on the Super Arts Seven: These are university staff who meet every 3rd week to discuss and support the Association. Penelope wanted us to all be aware of this support. Penelope invited Kristin to explain further Kristin Stetler from Alumni Relations introduced Missy Gutkowski who is our liaison in Career Services. Kristin and Missy and the following folks are part of this support team: Dana Cohick in AF Josh Grill in AF Linda Reinaker who deals with Scholarships Jarrod Warshaw in Admissions Bill Kenney in the Dean of Arts and Humanities Office Jason thanked Penelope publicly for all that she has done. Jason mentioned BU Alumni Club even in NYC involving an alum Alex Lyris who has a one man show in NYC – AfA wants to do an event around it. Prof Paula Davis mentioned that she has seen it, and that they want to bring him to campus, have him do a master class and his performance. She will let us know about dates/plans. Mako exhibit: Kristin Stetler presented in Cindy Peltier‟s absence. Mako is an alum and a current parent. His exhibit will be here in May and June. Events planned for commencement and reunion weekends. Dept open house during commencement will provide timeframe for an event that weekend. Association will co-sponsor a lecture and reception w BOT member Martie Samek. He will donate a portion of the sale of his works to the Association for the Arts. GRANT REPORT Kristen Feeney explained that the granting process has changed. Anything related to block grants goes directly through the Dean of Arts and Humanities office. ONLY student requests are handled by the board. This year, AfA granted double the amount we granted 3 short years ago. Gary Grant asked about quidelines for grants apps for students. Mary Ann Stanton explained that one of the most important thing is that we avoid granting projects that can affect a student‟s grade, this is unfair to other students and can also affect financial aid. Penelope added that another consideration, particularly when students request funding for off-campus learning opportunities GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS: Professors Kelly Knox and Roger Rothman asked that we write very clear guidelines for students. Kate Matelan ‟10 added that a “how to” section would be helpful. All agreed that was necessary. Kristen Feeney will oversee this effort – Roger Rothman offered to be used as a sounding board. Gary asked about unexpected emergency requests. Kristen replied that certainly folks can continue to submit applications, but that these go through Bill Kenny‟s office. Bucknell Public Interest Program and AfA: Kristin Stetler presented information on BPIP. Internships in non-profit agencies to students via an application and interview process. This year‟s recipients of the AfA BPIP scholarships are: Johnny Cicardo ‟11 at Rochester Contemporary Art Center Emily Bruno – NY Botanical Garden AF presentation Dana Cohick presented following: Currently at 72K Last year this time 89K Last year ended at 118K Goal Fiscal ‟10 is 175K See attached Power point Discussed how and why people give to Association. Dana wants the board to do more one on one fundraising. STUDENT BOARD REPRESENTATIVES: Mary Ann explained that she and Cindy Peltier have worked w Kristin Stetler, Missy Gutkowski, and Jenna in AR/CS as well as Rachel Bandarenko ‟88 on the Alumni Board to develop a plan. We have a rough draft that is being circulated among the board members, and an initial list of students. Kate suggested that we include Student organizations (activities unlimited in the fall) as we seek student board reps. Jason announced that Bill Kenney is at the end of his dean term, and Renee Gosson is the dean designee. Reminded all that the next president has been named, John Bravman. Josh Grill: Other DAR updates: Sam Lundquist left BU 5 wks ago to take a position at Wharton Scott Rosevear has been named Interim VP for the time being. Campaign continuing to move forward. Jason publicly commended Sam Lundquist for his service in abstentia. The board will miss him. Kristin Stetler announced that Laura Denbow (executive director Alumni and Career Services) will be leaving after Reunion but assured us that Alumni and Career Services is committed to supporting and uplifting the arts. STUDENT PRESENTATION: Kate Matelan ‟10 editor in chief of BE fashion Magazine. Thanked us for our support. Introduced the team: Erin Rafferty ‟11 will be editor in chief Lindsey Hooper : Will be asst editor next year Joanna Wheeler : head fashion editor Ashley Urban Melinda Thomas: layout production Amanda Tripp: production manager Kate thanked us and gave us the history of the magazine. She feels that her experience on the magazine is directly responsible for the opportunities she currently as – several interview w the Hearst Corporation in her horizon. Jason wondered if they were considering going digital – they are. Archive issues are in pdf format online. Penelope commended the students and let them know how much we have appreciated watching the idea grow to fruition. Elections: Jason explained our mission to grow the board, make it more diverse on a number of levels. Explained that a committee will be formed for the fall whose focus is nominations of new members. Slate was presented: See attached New nominees to the board are: Rich Klein „69 Chris North „07 Jonathan Uffleman „90 Marc Kenny „91 Board members slated for reelection: Kristen Feeney Dabney Treacy Penelope Sanborn Mark Stello Martha Barron Cindy Peltier Officer nomination: President: Jason Janego 1VP: Motion to accept the slate made by Alison Abels Kristen seconded Approved by membership Penelope again solicited nominations for nominees for the 2011-2013 Association board term. She will reach out in the fall more formally. Paula requested nominations for the Bucknell Forum speaker series: Creativity Beyond the Box First speaker is Twyla Tharp, September 14 (she is also doing a master class with the dance students!) Sam Shepard will be the Janet Weis Fellow. He will be speaking on campus Tuesday, Oct 5 at the Weis Center. Pete Mackey has offered special seating for the Association for the Arts. Jason will follow up w Kristin Stetler and Pete Mackey. Motion to adjourn made by Penelope Kristen seconded Motion passed.