This is something that student executives only do once or twice a year, but it’s the kind of thing that needs to be done right. Submitting to the Arts Endowment Fund or the Arts Student Union isn’t the same as the submissions you might be sending to SSHRC or OGS if you’re grad school bound, but there are a lot of similarities. Today I’m going to offer some brief tips on grant writing to help you along.
One of the major jobs of the Classics and Medieval Studies Student Society is being a part of the Arts Student Union (warning, acronyms ahead). It involves going to a meeting every two weeks where there’s discussion, votes, process, and usually pizza. It’s not a lot of work, but it’s work worth doing, for the same reasons 50 Cent does anything. The money, the power, and the women. Let me explain.
First off, welcome back from reading week! I hope you spent it sequestered in your lair, poring over your text books and ensuring your readiness for the finals which loom ever closer, rather than having fun, hanging out, or visiting places that are totally rad. None of that is true. A month ago, I wrote a post about some ways to motivate people to come to events, which can be one of the most challenging things in the planning process. Everyone is busy, after all. With assignments, work, personal stuff…It’s a deep, dark hole down which our time plummets like, well, like a Persian messenger.
Each of the last post’s methods were decreasingly cynical, and were mostly about marketing, developing careful tactics to deliver your message. Today though, I’ll talk about communication instead, and how you, as a person, can develop relationships that lead to better and more well-attended events.
Every year, the department sends someone to intern at the Canadian Institute in Greece, to see the world and learn about classical studies first hand. Today’s post is a reflection of Kyle Campbell, last year’s CIG intern, about his experiences there. Continue reading →
Not elegies, ologies. You read it right. Remember that archaeology song I recorded last year, on my crappy webcam mic? This week I did a video about my bibliography, and included the final cut of the song! Go past the jump to hear the new and improved archaeology song.
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. That’s what they say, anyway. But as someone with little to no experience leading horses, I’m not convinced I could get it there. When I asked a CMS exec what they wish they knew, if they could go back and do it all over again, they had one answer. “How do I get students more involved?” A noble endeavour. There’s a lot of answers to that question. I’m going to share a three today and three next week, and in the process expose the secrets of Labyrinth. I’m rather looking forward to it. Continue reading →
If you’re here, you know about CMS, the Classical and Medieval Studies Student Society. No, they don’t use all the letters, because that would give everyone a headache. You probably know one or more of the current executives, Jocelyn, Kyle, and Sydney. Maybe you were one in the past, like me. If you’re majoring or minoring in Classical or Medieval Studies, you’re a member, and they’re your representatives. Part of your student fees go toward funding the society’s activities. So what does CMS do? I’ll tell you. Continue reading →
It’s the last day of the first week of the rest of the term, which is another way of saying that you’ve got a long road ahead of you. Not to worry, Labyrinth and I are here to celebrate the good and do our best to fix the bad. Today I’ve got a list of some great opportunities coming up this term. Some of them you can do now, and some of them should stay on the back burner of your brain. Go past the jump to learn about just some of the interesting opportunities you have this term.