- AGE will be spear heading the Stephanie Sequino visit and seminar. This is scheduled for April 6th and Melanie will be coordinating this project.
- Mike Trouw has organized 10 presentations this semester for the Brown Bag seminar series. Emails will be sent out informing everyone when and where the seminar will be along with who will be presenting.
- Michael Roberts will be offering free tutoring on Mondays from 4:00p to 6:00p in the conference room (Clark C 307).
- Michael Roberts is selecting a date for Ram Ride. We will need 3-4 volunteers for the selected night. We will either be working the call center, navigation, or we will be driving. This is to raise money for AGE.
- AGE is working on a department volunteer day. On a weekend this semester the department will go and volunteer our time and labor at an organization here in Fort Collins (i.e. the Larimer County Food Bank).
- AGE is also helping with the Graduate Fly Out Day. Edward is working with Anita to finalize the details.
- William is putting together a Job Market Candidate Panel. This will include graduates and instructors here at CSU that will share their experiences on the job market.
AGE Meeting Minutes (Thursday, January 26th)
The following is a summary of the third AGE Meeting of 2016. Before we get into that, I am not entirely sure when the next meeting will be but I will send an email out when that is decided.
First, thank you to Edward, Arpan, and Melanie who were responsible for the Mentor Mixer, the AGE Movie Night, and the John Watkins Lecture respectively. All three were a success and your work is greatly appreciated.
Second, AGE has some upcoming projects that everyone should know about.
1.There will be another movie night during the last week of November. The movie to be screened is Soul Kitchen and an email will be sent out informing all of the specific date, time, and place of the screening. Contact Arpan with any questions/suggestions.
2.Michael is working to gather information about prospective graduate students and also trying to promote the graduate program in economics in general. He has asked that we all send him information about past professors/advisors* who might be interested in learning more about the graduate program in economics here at CSU and how the program might help their undergraduates reach their goals. In particular, Michael would like the following information:
e.Web page (if applicable)
f.How you know the individual.
*It might be wise to contact these people before you distribute their information. We don’t want to bombard past advisors/professors with unsolicited information, creating a less than desirable initial interaction.
Again, this information can be sent to Michael.
3.AGE will be working Ram Ride on the evening of December 2nd for the purpose of fund raising. This will take place from 10:00p to 3:00a (5 hours). So far we have seven volunteers:
We are looking for a few more people that would like to work and help raise some money for AGE. You can contact William or Edward if you would like to help out.
4.Monday, Nov. 7 at 4:30 p.m. in Ballroom D, Lory Student Center there will be a Non-Tenure Track Faculty Reception. This is a free dinner to recognize non-tenure track faculty (that is you instructors).
5.Also, we have drawn up a logo. Hopefully we have it finalized by next meeting and we can send it out for everyone to see.
6.Regarding the panel discussion on students loans and student debt, we are coming along. Quinton and Levi have drawn up an outline of the discussion and have identified 4 prospective panelists. The panel discussion is tentatively scheduled for the last week of February/first week of March.
The next meeting is on Thursday December 8th 2016 at 3:15pm in Clark C307 (the conference room)
The first AGE Meeting of the 2016-2017 school year was a success! If you were not able to make it (or had to leave early), this email will fill you in on everything that was discussed at the meeting.
Before we get to the summary, the next AGE meeting will be Thrusday, October 6th. (Three weeks from today.)
Apart from the introductions and a brief discussion about re-registration and funding, which Michael Roberts is taking care of, the meeting focused on detailing some upcoming projects. These are listed below.
1. AGE/ECON Club – Graduate Student Panel
On November 16th, Michael Roberts and a faculty member will participate in a panel where undergraduate ECON students can come with questions they might have about pursuing a graduate degree in economics. There will be a follow up a couple weeks later where AGE graduate students will go and help undergraduates with their applications to graduate school. Michael Roberts will need some volunteers to help with this. There will be a reminder as the date gets closer.
2. Brown Bag Seminar Series
You should have recently received an email about the Brown Bag Seminar series. These seminars will take place on Wednesdays at 3pm in Clark C307, unless otherwise noted. The first seminar is September 21st (next week). The entire schedule was given in the email mentioned above. This seminar is being orchestrated by Michael Trouw and Arpan Ganguly so you can contact them with any questions you might have.
3. John Watkins Lecture
John Watkins, a professor of economics at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, is scheduled to come lecture this fall. The lecture date is Thursday, October 20th, at 6:00p. There will also be a graduate student lunch on the day of the lecture. This is being organized by Melanie and any questions you may have can be directed to her.
4. Recruiting Graduate Students
Michael Roberts is looking into to getting funding to do some outreach for the CSU graduate program in economics. This may consist of CSU graduate students visiting nearby colleges and universities to court students that are looking to pursue a graduate degree in economics. If you have any ideas or would like to get involved in this project, Michael would be the person to contact.
5. Movie Night
At 7:00p on Monday, October 3rd, the AGE is going to be having a movie night. The movie will most likely be shown in a classroom in the Behavioral Sciences building. There is talk of including popcorn, or some other food, and maybe something to drink. A Doodle poll will be sent out so that we can vote on which movie we would most want to see. The three movies to be voted on are The Big Short, Billy Madison, and Soul Kitchen. You can contact Arpan with any questions or suggestions concerning the movie night.
6. The Mentor Mixer
Edward is going to spearhead the Mentor Mixer. This will be a relaxed social gathering where first year graduate students will have the opportunity to talk with 3rd years, 4th years, and beyond. The purpose of the Mentor Mixer is to find older students with similar interests who might be able to give helpful advice and provide a beneficial academic relationship. You can contact Edward with any questions you might have about the Mentor Mixer.
7. Panel on College Cost/Tuition/Student Debt
This project is its beginning stages. Arpan, Quinton, and Levi are hoping to bring together a few panelists that would be willing to address the issue of college cost/tuition/student debt. The precise topic/question has not been determined yet. We are looking to include CSU administrator, possibly a faculty member representing the education department, and a faculty member representing the economics department. Quinton, Arpan, and Levi will be meeting next Thursday to further discuss this project. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact any one of us.
8. The “Welcome Back” Spring Party
I’m guessing this will be much like the “welcome back” Fall party. This is a long way out and we didn’t go over the details. Edward is leading on this project so if you have any questions, or you would like to help plan, you can contact him.
AGE Executive Board Meeting
April 12, 2016
AGE Meeting Minutes
March 8, 2016
4pm, Conference Room