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LSU Chapter business meeting:
approx. 1:45-2:15PM, Saturday, April 19, 2008,
E134 Howe-Russell Geosciences Complex.

1. Financial report from chapter treasurer Sarah Pierce.
2. Election of the following officers for two-year terms:

  • a new chapter Vice President (replacing Nick Apostolou)
  • a new chapter Treasurer (replacing Sarah Pierce).

    So far we have no candidates for Treasurer, and one candidate for VP: Brooks Ellwood (Geology).
    Please send your nominations for these two offices (including self-nominations) to the Nominating Committee:
    Larry Crumbley (chair, dcrumbl@lsu.edu) and Sarah Pierce (pierce@lsu.edu); nominations can also be made during the chapter meeting on April 19.

    3. Other chapter business, from the floor.


    This meeting will start shortly after the conclusion of the annual meeting of the Louisiana State Conference (LSC) of the AAUP; the latter meeting is scheduled to run 11:00AM-2:00PM that day, in the same room as above, and includes a free lunch (paid for by the LSC) for those who reserved a plate by April 12 (we ordered a few extra lunches, so come anyway). For the agenda of that annual LSC meeting, see www.laaaup.org.

    (If the LSC annual meeting ends before 1:45, we'll start our chapter meeting as early as 1:45; if the LSC annual meeting continues all the way to 2:00, we'll start our chapter meeting at 2:00. Either way, the chapter meeting should last only about 20 minutes.)


    The LSU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
    presents an AAUP Faculty and Staff Forum:

    "How the Courtroom Affects University Faculty and Staff,"
    featuring a talk by
    Paul F. Bell, J.D., Ph.D., Attorney-at-Law.

    3:10-4:30, Thursday, March 6, 2008
    E134 Howe-Russell Building

    All LSU faculty and staff are invited to attend.

    Faculty and staff are unlikely to sue their university because they tend to rely on persuasion to get what is due them. Nonetheless, they occasionally need to rely on the law when persuasion is not sufficient. An understanding of the law, then, can help the Faculty Senate, the Staff Senate and the AAUP demand university policies that provide better protections of employees' rights.

    Co-sponsored by the LSU Faculty Senate and LSU Staff Senate.


    Campus Safety Forum
    Sponsored by LSU Chapter of
    American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

    Date: Thursday, January 31, 2008.

    Time: 3:10 - 4:30 PM.

    Place: Hill Memorial Library (west of main library building).

    Opening Remarks: William Jenkins,
    Incoming Acting Chancellor and LSU System President Emeritus

    Gary Durham, Executive Director of Public Safety and Interim Chief of Police
    Major Lawrence Rabalais, LSU Police Department
    Detective David Heroman, LSU Police and Taskforce Spokesperson
    Eric Monday, Associate Vice Chancellor and Interim Director of Emergency Operations at LSU

    A campus forum to discuss campus security and safety concerns especially in light of the recent tragedy at the University Apartments. Discussion topics will touch upon all aspects of campus security and safety issues.

    All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend for information on, and for relaying their concerns regarding, campus security and safety issues.


    2007 Local and State Meetings


    2007 Annual Meeting of LSU AAUP

    139, Human Ecology Building / Thursday, 26 April 2007; 3:00 pm

    1. Welcome and Introduction of Chapter Officers by President Dominique G. Homberger

    2. Reports (and Discussions)

    a. Report by Chapter President; b. Report by Chapter Vice President Charles Delzell; c. Report by Chapter Secretary Richard Kurtz; d. Report by Chapter Treasurer Sarah Pierce; e. Report by Chapter Web Master John Protevi

    3. New Business

    a. Membership drive and Membership Committee; b. Establishment of a new Committee for Academic Freedom and Professional Integrity

    4. Introduction of Candidates and Elections

    a. Chapter President 2007-2009; b. Chapter Secretary 2007-2009

    5. Adjournment


    2007 Annual AAUP Louisiana State Conference

    Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 12:00 to 3:00 at TULANE UNIVERSITY in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room, Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life

    Events include:

    Keynote address by Dr. E. Joseph Savoie, Commissioner of Higher Education, "The Future of Higher Education in Louisiana: The Faculty's Role in Planning and Implementing Change."

    A panel of twelve faculty members from Louisiana institutions discussing "Shared Governance in Louisiana since Katrina."

    For more information, contact Linda Carroll

    The attendance fee, which includes continental breakfast and lunch, is $20 and will be collected at the door by the Conference treasurer.

    New Orleans colleagues will help those coming from out of town to locate hotel accommodations as needed. Anyone wishing assistance should contact Conference Secretary Linda Carroll.

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