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From the COESAD President

Greetings and best wishes for the New Year. The is a the state of the 2004-2006 work plan and develop a look at activities for Winter 2006.

Goals of 2004-2006 Work Plan

Among the key goals for the 2004-2006 period are:

§  Increasing participation in the governance mechanisms of the university

§  Supporting the professional development of the membership

§  Improving intra-group communication

§  Establishing COESAD’s archives

§  Striving for self-sufficiency

§  Contributing to the Urban Scholars program (financially and as mentors)

§  Developing a social program for the membership

Achievements

By the end of the 2004-2005 academic year, COESAD could identify the following:

§  More of the membership elected to the various senates.

§  More of the membership serving on the university’s statutory committees

§  More of the membership serving on crucial search committees.

§  The development of improved intra-group communication systems —

§  specifically, the re-launching of COESAD’s web-site and establishing the telephone tree.

§  The launching of a social program.

There is still much work to done and it is hoped that we will be able to advance that work during Winter 2006. The executive team is aware of the time constraints we are all facing. We, however, ask you to give some time to the following crucial tasks:

§  Participating in the process for the implementation Vision OHIO.

§  Paying our annual dues.

§  Making an effort to attend our general meetings

§  Making an effort to attend our social events.

Upcoming events for Winter 2006:

§  “Migration, Culture and Citizenship: Blacks and South Asians in 1920s America” by Professor Amrit Sing, Langston Hughes Professor, Department of English, Wednesday, February 8, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. in 1804 Room, Baker Center.

§  Trip to the Underground Railroad Museum/Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Saturday, February 11, 2006. Details from Linda Daniels Multicultural Programs (danielsl@ohio.edu)

§  COESAD’s general meeting Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 12:10 p.m., 334 Baker Center.

§  Brown Bag Roundtable on Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Wednesday, February 15, 2006 from 12:10 p.m. in Multicultural Center, Lindley Hall. 2006 is the centenary of the death of Paul Lawrence Dunbar.

§  Unsung Hero” featuring Top Brass. This free concert celebrates the work of Paul Lawrence Dunbar. Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium from 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2006.

§  The African American presence after Black History Month,” display and reception by the African American Research and Service Institute, Department of African American Studies. Wednesday, March 1, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. in 1804 Room, Baker Center.

§  COESAD’s welcome reception for new members. Friday, March 3, 2006 (Time and venue to be decided)

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Ohio University Urban Scholars

In support of President Roderick McDavis’ Urban Scholars Initiative, COESAD is asking for contributions to sponsor an urban scholar this year. We are looking for at least 100 people to contribute at least $100. To participate, make your check payable to “The Ohio University Foundation” and make a notation on the check that says, “COESAD Urban Scholars Scholarship Fund.” Send your check to: Ms. Janice Wright, COESAD Treasurer, W165 Grover Center, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 45701. Alone, you might not be able to sponsor a scholar, but together we can make it happen.

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