Last week, the newly elected GWUFA steering committee held its first meeting. The steering committee was elected by a majority of the association at the beginning of the summer, in an election which we also approved the association’s bylaws.

In accordance with the bylaws, the steering committee elected officers for the association. The officers are:

President: Andrew Zimmerman
Vice President: Katrin Schultheiss
Secretary: Benjamin D. Hopkins
Treasurer: Rachel Riedner

We also discussed strategies and activities for the year. Some of the highlights include:

1) GWUFA will hold a general meeting of the membership on Wed., Sept. 17, 11:30-12:30, Teamster’s Room, 7th floor, Gelman Library.

2) We will have our first annual party at Tyler Anbinder’s house (1601 N Edgewood St., located near the metro in Arlington) on Sunday, September 21st, 3-5PM. We will send details and directions later.

3) We will have regular GWUFA happy hours near campus next year for current members and any faculty member interested in GWUFA

4) We will have a newsletter for members, a twitter feed, a video series, and we will continue to recruit new members.

Try to recruit a new member this month. New members can signup on our website here.

We continue to work to improve our benefits and compensation, focusing still on rising health insurance costs. Look for a full report from us soon on that.

We will also continue to monitor and shape the ongoing revision of the faculty code in accordance with the goals and principles of GWUFA.

I hope you have a great summer. On behalf of the entire steering committee, I look forward enthusiastically to working with you, and on your behalf, during the upcoming academic year.

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