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“Words to Live By”: A Last Lecture Series featuring Dr. Cynthia Anderson

The YSU Student Government Association is proud to announce that, beginning this semester, it will sponsor a semi-annual “Last Lecture” series.

“Words to Live By”: A Last Lecture Series will feature a different university professor or administrator each time and ask them to answer the following hypothetical question: “If you could give one final lecture, what would you tell your students?”

The Student Government Association is pleased to have YSU’s incoming President, Dr. Cynthia Anderson, as the inaugural speaker.

If this sounds familiar, you are probably thinking of the late Dr. Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University whose “last lecture” gained fame because when he presented the lecture he was dying of cancer.

While Dr. Pausch’s lecture made the concept famous, in reality the practice of a professor giving a hypothetical “last lecture” is a long standing academic practice at universities in both the United States and around the world.

The event is April 13, 2010 at 3pm in the Ohio Room, Kilcawley Center and is free and open to the public.

You can also read about the event on Facebook:

Agenda for March 29, 2010

Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
  4. Executive Business
    1. VP for Financial Affair’s Report
    2. Committee Chairs’ Reports
      1. i.      Chair of University Affairs Committee
      2. ii.      Chair of Academic Affairs Committee
        1. Last Lecture Series Update
      3. iii.      Chair of Student Life Committee
      4. iv.      Chair of Financial Appropriations Committee
  5. Unfinished Business
    1. Charter and By-laws ad hoc Committee
    2. Presidential Climate Commitment Resolution (SR F 2009-03)
  6. New Business
    1. Third Frontier (State Issue 1) Resolution (SR S 2010-01)
    2. The President Cynthia E. Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award Resolution (SR S 2010-02)
  7. Gallery Remarks
  8. Advisors’ and Members’ Remarks
  9. Announcements
  10. Adjournment

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Minutes for March 15, 2010

The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Zachary BROWN) called the meeting to order at precisely (4:05pm)

Mr. O’NEIL took roll call. [See: Attendance list is attached.]

Mr. BROWN summarized the meeting’s agenda and advised that previous mettings minutes will be approved at next meeting

Quorum was reached with 25 of 35 voting members present

Mr. Brown Moved into Executive Business

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