CAEB plans for bad weather on upcoming Club Day

The Club and Events Board meeting Tuesday included discussion of contingency plans for the upcoming Club Day.

CAEB spent time preparing for possible bad weather on Club Day.

In case of rain, the Club Day events will take place inside Student Center. The date and time of Club Day remains the same: Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Former ARC interim president Marie Smith spoke at the meeting about the upcoming visit to ARC by Carol Greider, a molecular biologist and a 2009 Nobel Laureate in Medicine/Physiology. According to the distributed information flier, “Dr. Greider will speak about her pioneering enzyme research that is critical to our understanding of cancer and aging.”

During her visit to ARC on Mar. 16, 2015, Dr. Greider will speak in the afternoon and the evening at ARC’s Theater.

The afternoon presentation, titled “Telomeres and Telomerase: from discovery to present,” will take place 2 to 3 p.m. The evening presentation is titled “Telomeres and Human Disease: curiosity driven research brings new insight” will take place 6 to 7 p.m. Admission is free for the afternoon presentation, but a donation is requested for the evening.

David Hylton, CAEB director of finance, announced that Horticulture Club will hold presidential elections. A meeting to discuss these elections took place on Feb. 3, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. at Arboretum on campus, at the gazebo.

Michael Nakada, member of Model United Nations Club, announced the 10th anniversary of the MUN club on campus. In response, Clubs and Events Board President Jeremy Diefenbacher commented how the club is active on campus.

The agenda for the meeting could not be displayed due to problems with video projector. The spring 2015 budget report was postponed due to technical difficulties.

The board discussed a food handling certificate workshop for club members who wish to sell food at their club’s table on Club Day. CAEB participation in the upcoming Color Dash has also been discussed.

Two changes have been made to CAEB’s schedule. The Feb. 10 meeting will be at 11:15 a.m, and the Feb. 17 meeting has been moved to Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Other discussions, reports and items on the agenda in the meeting included club reports, a participatory governance committee update, a budget report and bills S15-10, which deals with Club Day funding, and S15-01, which would put the director of sustainability position on the student ballot.

In an interview, Diefenbacher said of the meeting: “I felt it was a little rushed, but we got what we needed done.”

Hylton, during the interview after the meeting, said that students are welcome to come and share their ideas and suggestions for the clubs and for the board.

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