Call for Co-Sponsors ~ English GSA

An English PhD hopes to bring Nick Mullins, who writes the Thoughtful Coal Miner blog, to UB, both to talk and possibly screen Blood on the Mountain. There’s a press release describing Mullins’ work attached.

The talk would take place either 10/23 or 10/24.
Josh Flaccavento has secured some funding from Dr. Schiff and the Ecocriticism Reading Group. However, in order to make the trip to Buffalo worthwhile for Mullins, he is attempting to secure further funding/co-sponsorship.
If your department or GSA is interested, please either reply to this email or contact Josh directly at
Macy McDonald

EGSA Secretary

Treasurer Vacancy and Call for Nominations ~ Deadline for Nominations is October 18th

Due to the resignation of Anastasia Stepanova as Treasurer, there is a vacancy in the Graduate Student Association’s Executive Committee.

Please note as stated in the GSA Constitution:

“In the case of removal or resignation of any officer, said officer shall be replaced by a vote of the Senate from any willing graduate students in attendance who have attended and signed in at two Senate Meetings within the past twelve months during the meeting at which the replacement election is held.”

Effective immediately, there is a call for nominations to permanently fill this position.

The GSA Senate voted at the October 4th meeting to require that all nominations for this position be received 10 days prior to the November 1st Senate Meeting and must be accompanied by a statement explaining each candidate’s platform. Therefore, all nominations must be received by close of business (4:30 pm) on Wednesday, October 18th.

Please send all nominations to the GSA President, Jennifer Schechter at