Meeting Minutes – January 29th 2014

Grebes Agenda Items:

Agenda for first Grebes’ meeting of Winter term: 1.15.14

1. Bitty Roy will come talk to us about helping with recruitment
2. Spring Seminar Series – Update from Kristin
– Vote on Final Title!!
3. Reminder to go to job talks this quarter
4. Update from Lucas on Winter Retreat
5. Update from Adam Burns on Prof. Development

Attendance:
Thom Nelson, Ashley Bateman, Allison Fuiten, Dan Thomas, Lorien Reynolds, Andrew Nishida, Christine O’Connor, Alex Weimer, Heather Archer, Kyle Meyers, Lucas Nebert, Adam Burns, Felipe Campos

Minutes:

5:05-5:13 Bitty Roy – Grad Recruiting
• 5 recruits
• two people in charge of walk around town – Lorien & Roo
• Winery open to hosts along with the recruits
• Thom & Ashley driving
• Hosts: Anya, Kyle, Abby, Alex, Christine
• Heather – driving to Patrick’s &/or hiking
• Dinner at Patrick’s for hosts and driver only
5:14-5:15 “Astrobiology: Life at the Limits” voted as official title
5:16-5:24 Reiteration of Grebes’ Attendance Requirements:
• Lilis 282 & 181 – holds 240 people – voted on for location
o Supervisers from business school is $15.50 per hour
• Will plan to record lectures
5:25-5:35 Winter Retreat
• Lucas in charge of organizing
• March 1st
• Three yurts together at Devil’s Lake campground, two hours away
• One bunk bed, one double bed per yurt – Saturday to Sunday
• $48 per yurt
• 12 people interested
• Pet policy?
5:35-5:37 Encourage GrEBES members to attend Job Talks
• Dan Thomas & Lorien Reynolds
• Need to submit a blog post – email Allison
• This quarter $800 for research
5:37-5:59 Professional Development Update
• Adam Burns in charge of organizing
• Problem with bringing panelists in
• Floragenetics rep coming
• Biochemist from Grant’s Pass; consultation job
• Oregon Fish & Wildlife rep? Dan’s friend
• Forestry Service
• Winery scientists?
• Tech-transfer lab?
• Tom Titus?
• Jason from Falling Skies?
• Please email Adam with names and contacts with people in Eugene that might be good to have on panel.

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