|Garden party idea|
Managing the garden idea is part of the presidental duties.
The garden party is a chance for everyone (students, staff, and faculty) to get together in a social atmosphere. More importantly, it serves as a welcome to the new students in the department.
Much of this, though, is a repeat of what's done at Candidates' Day and during the research fair. But, if there are a substantial number of current grad students present, I'm sure there can be something fun that allows people to get to know each other (at least match names and faces).
- Get donuts and OJ at Harris Teeter on department account. (Get acct number from Catherine Perry.) Or, get bagels from Bruegger's (ask Katrina Coble what they do to get bagels -- probably pay and get reimbursed).
- donuts: 12 dozen (for dept size of 140 students, new class of 40 students, pro-rate as needed).
- Ask secretaries how best to set up coffee- they're usually willing to volunteer to help set up.
- See if we can get a long table (ask Katrina Coble).
- Get nametags for everybody and encourage people to wear them.
- Get volunteers to give department tours - each tour group will go to lunch separately (usually))
- Introduction and Greeting
- Chairman (Steve Weiss)
- Associate Chairman for Academic Affairs (David Stotts)
- Associate Chairmain for Administration and Finance (Tim Quigg)
- Director of Graduate Studies (Jan Prins)
- CSSA President
- CSSA President Spiel
- "Welcome. CSSA stands for Computer Science Students' Association. CSSA is for all students in dept, no membership. Is what students want to be- good for organizing events, fielding suggestions, gripes (confidential), represent students to faculty and administration, available for any kind of help."
- Encourage students to read electronic news & e-mail, check bulletin boards, and mail boxes.
- Announce department facilities tour, followed by lunch.
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Carolina at Chapel Hill
Computer Science, Sitterson Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175 USA