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Monday, December 01, 2003

New Media Department Meeting Minutes From Friday, October 24th, 2003 

# 14 Minutes of a meeting held on Friday, October 24th, 2003
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room W514

Present: James Graham, Chair, David Clearwater, Bob Cousins, Jeff Milner, Anna Pickering, Gerry Prost, Will Smith, Neal Thomas, Jill Payant, Recording Secretary

Regrets: Terry Gallie

I Adoption of the Agenda – Pickering/Clearwater. Carried

II Adoption of the Previous Minutes – Pickering/Clearwater. Carried

III Items for Information
3.1 New Media Mixer – (Graham and Clearwater) It was reported that the New Media Mixer held on Thursday, October 23, 2003 – 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. in the Zoo was a fine success. All went smoothly and all students and guests seemed to enjoy themselves.
3.2 New Media Strategic Planning Document – (Graham – Please refer to the ‘MEETING THE STRATEGIC PLAN – The Department of New Media’ hand out) Follow up report on the Strategic Planning Document submissions that the department was asked to review and respond to. Responses will be forwarded to Carl Granzow and forwarded onward to President Bill Cade.
3.3 Update – New Media Concerts (Smith) See below for details;
New Music/New Media Concerts Nov 7 and Nov 14 - Update
Presented at dept meeting.
A. 9 New Media students are so far involved, and a 10th student took our NMED1010 Youngsil Kang, Matt Laycraft, Lowell Taylor, Chris Skinner, Mouki Butt, Kerry Harwood, Jamie Easton, Kelli Tomson, Chris Vance [Mike Wearing]. Because we anticipate 8 other student projects, the number of New Media students could be larger.
B. Bob Cousins will ask in his creativity class for four ushers, 2 per night.
C. Comp ticket for each member of the department for each concert.
D. If there is someone from our classes who might like to help with the technical end, please alert your instructor. Someone suggested Ryan Godson.
E. Neal Thomas is designing a screensaver
F. Neal will see if there is a student in his design class to layout the program. This activity will need to occur Nov. 3 and 4.
G. Daniela Sirbu assisted with Rolf Boon and Will Smith, will adjudicate the NMED3680 projects.
H. We may need to use a DVD player - a MACI Sony may be possible.
I. Gerry Prost requested a screensaver GIF for his website and Neal will make one available
J. It was suggested to also send a gift to Pat Horrocks, Neal Thomas will provide this.

IV Items for Action
4.1 Music’s Visiting Speaker co-funding request. (Graham) Rolf Boon of the Music Department has contacted James Graham of the New Media department to request $500.00 of a $1,000.00 fee for Visiting Artist, Film Composer, Michael C. Baker. This decision was tabled to an email vote. Bob Cousins - in favor.
4.2 Counselor’s information kit Committee – (Graham) Information kits to be distributed to interested and potential New Media students under construction. Anna to supply text.
4.3 Retreat Date/Location (Graham) The fall New Media Retreat date has been tentatively set for Saturday, November 22, 2003. at 10:00 a.m. Location unknown at the present. Please submit location suggestions and date confirmation to Jill as soon as possible.
4.4 Infrastructure A/V Expenditures (Graham) James indicated there is a total of $70,000.00 available for AV expenditures. The following is a wish list of items desired:
Television with built in DVD
Portable Recording Systems Rack
Mini CD Recorders/Players
Game Cube
Disc (Recorder/Player)
4.5 Standardizing MOCAP training experience for students
(Graham/Smith) It was suggested creating a new class with the
sole purpose of training students would be advantageous.

V Other Business
3.1 Review of Tech Specialist Position (Graham) James indicated that he has met with Nick Fai to review his workload, responsibilities and to clarify priorities. James indicated further, he will draw up an official job description for the Tech Specialist Position and will meet with other department Chairs to discuss the use of the Tech Position within the FFA.

VI Adjournment – Pickering, 2:00 p.m.

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