April 03, 2013

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Attendees: Max A., Amy B. (via phone), Kami B., Andre D., Kathi H., Zaw L., Mina M., Kate M.

Graduation Speaker:
Professor Crawford has asked PGSA to nominate a graduating student to speak briefly at the Law School ceremony to convey the experience of Payson and an appreciation of international development. Meeting attendees reviewed a list of graduation participants and identified 3 candidates by consensus to recommend to Prof. Crawford. (For transparency, Amy B. and Kami B. have recused themselves from being nominated)

Graduation Gifts:
Kami is looking into this matter (talking with Kady W. and Sarah T. in the office for options)

Payson Picnic/Graduation Rec. Ceremony Accoutrements:
Discussion of entertainment options as well as making event more environmentally sustainable

April Happy Hour:
This month's Happy Hour will take place on Friday, April 12th at Amy B.'s house and will feature a crawfish boil. PGSA will fund the main food items (estimated at $200) but people will be asked to bring additional potluck items and their own supply of beverages. Start time will be approximately 5:30pm. Amy will send out an invitation with further details in the next day or so.

Resume Writing Workshop:
Amy has been coordinating with Barry Thompson (Career Services) to host a resume writing workshop specifically targeted at Payson students. Due to limited availability, the event will be held Monday, April 15th starting at 12pm and lasting until 1:30. It has been suggested that people send in their resumes prior to the event initial review and these will be workshopped with Barry and other participants. There will be a light lunch offered. A notice of the event and request for RSVPs will be sent in the next few days.

World Bank Speaker event:
Kami is in contact with Martin Mendoza to facilitate a coordinate Payson-centric event with Michael Woolcock (Harvard University/World Bank) on Wed., April 24th. Mr. Woolcock will be holding a large lecture in the afternoon on broader topics related to WB work. The smaller mid-day event would be targeted at Payson students and focus on evaluating community-based projects. This unfortunately conflicts with the 6 Decades class, but hopefully some of those folks will be able to join for a late lunch. More details to follow pending Mendoza's discussions with the speaker.

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