Meeting Notes – October 24, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014


SPJ Meeting


Facilitator: Justin Morton


Note-taker: Lauren Hard


Present: attendance not taken



Action Items:


Next Week’s Meeting: Meeting with Dean of Student Affairs


Board members must sell five tickets each for Halloween Party


Columbia SPJ Twitter login information?





  1. Halloween Party update (Marianella)
  2. Film Screenings
  • Vice President’s Announcements (Sahiba)
  1. Sweatshirts!
  2. Lucille’s Ball


  1. Halloween Party update (Marianella)


Plans solidified with Solas, located at: 232 E 9th Street on November 1st.

Specials will run from 9pm – 11pm, $5 beers and well drinks

$8 in advance, $10 at the door, for both JSchoolers and non JSchoolers

Make sure students tip!


Room upstairs and bartenders designated for us, DJ will be on floor below


Reduced prices on drinks will only be on our floor


Board members will be selling plastic wristbands, either for $6 or $8 in Stabile this week.


Save The Date notices can be sent out as of today


Logistics for wristbands not finalized – students may buy them at Stabile and bring them to the event, or be put on a list (shared google doc) at Stabile, receive the actual band at the venue.

We currently have $500 to work with, need to work up from there.


If you dress up, you are put into the contest, $50 will be given as a prize (2 winners, $25 each)


Vallari expressed interest in making flyers to promote the event, needed assistance with design.


Online version of the flyer will have color, printed version will be black and white.


Twitter account can be utilized for promotion, but need access to login first.



  1. Film Screenings


– Some JSchool students will be attending a screening of ‘Citizenfour,’ a movie on Snowden at IFC.

– Nightcrawler will be presented 10/30, as per Rebecca’s post on the class Facebook page:


SPJ Film Committee invites you to attend a SNEEK PREVIEW screening of and conversation about NIGHTCRAWLER, Thursday, October 30th Screening begins at 6:00 p.m. Discussion at 8 p.m. Lecture Hall, 3rd floor

– ‘Paris Burning’ screening is planned in a few weeks, but no date finalized/set at this point.



  • Vice President’s Announcements (Sahiba)


MA Concerns: MS Audience Engagement/teaches you how to build a website, MA students don’t have an equivalent.


Academic Affairs/Stationery/Staplers issues

Justin met regarding supplies not being available for students in rooms, especially since Master’s Projects are kicking into high gear very soon.


Computer student ratio is bad, since there are 113 computers and 399 students.

Computer labs double as classrooms

Solution – more computer labs?

Don’t make it so there are classes in computer labs that don’t use computers


Justin will be meeting with Dean Huff on Tuesday, 10/28 to discuss computer room supplies/stationary.


  1. Sweatshirts! (Justin)

Person who designed the logo is concerned about changing the bolded/non-bolded look so the fonts match

Tyler still has to speak to the designer about the shirt she created, asking to make the fonts match.

Hoodies and crew necks will be sold this year to cater to alumni and students.



  1. Lucille’s Ball


Roast/Toast in Lecture Hall – Tues December 9 7:30pm

Dance – Saturday December 6th? – location TBA














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