Pi Sigma Alpha
September 28, 2006
*In attendance: Chapter advisor (Dr. Fred Slocum); President (Melissa Andersen); Vice-president (Dave Sanchez); Secretary (Mary O’Connor); three active members.
*Melissa opened the meeting by mentioning a government job/internship fair:
~She will have more details at a later date
~The fair takes place in the Twin Cities, in the fall.
*Dave Sanchez brought forth ideas concerning the November 7th election party:
~Potential location: CSU lounge by the bowling alley
~Couches and a large TV will make for a great setting!
~5:00 p.m.: Watch the film, The Candidate
~After watching the movie, we will watch the elections
~Food will be offered: Pizza?!
~A $1-2 cover charge should be sufficient.
*Dr. Slocum spoke about the 25th annual Pi Sigma Alpha Chapter Activity Grant:
~Proposals can be submitted from Oct. 1-Oct. 31st.
~Proposals have to be “snail” mailed.
~Projects can be academic or non-academic:
-Academic: Conferences; panel discussions; banquets; key-note speakers; career days/fairs; The Association of College Honor Societies (Essay on ethics or panels).
-Non-academic: Projects benefiting local schools/organizations.
*Dr. Slocum discussed the application process for winning a grant:
~Propose primary action first.
~Don’t propose two activities.
~Cooperative projects w/ other chapters are given more consideration.
~A chapter can win up to $2,000!!
~Last year, our chapter won 1,750!
*Our chapter, as a whole, came up w/ ideas for potential “grantworthy” activities:
1. High school Civic Leadership (Visit a Political Science class and speak w/ students)
2. Mock government/mock trial
3. Travel to a conference at another school
4. Attend the Political Science Undergrad Research Conference in Missouri, in the spring.
5. Host a banquet/speaker
6. Ethics related activity
7. Travel to the cities: State capital, Supreme Court, “meet and greet” w/ a politician, Humphrey Institute, etc.
8. Hold a forum/political presentation.
*Next meeting is October 12th (Thursday) from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Morris Hall 209
*Submitted by Mary O’Connor; October 4th, 2006