MSC Announces Committee Changes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
College Station, Texas Ė July 11, 2005 Ė At the Memorial Student
Center (MSC) Summer Council Meeting Saturday, the Council decided to
eliminate or decentralize MSC Film Society, MSC Insights, and MSC
Literary Arts Committee. This decision was not made lightly or without
great consideration on the part of both MSC staff and students.
To better pursue University and the Division of Student Affairs
priorities and free up staff time, it was decided that the equivalent workload
of three committees be eliminated. MSC staff memberís time has been
reallocated toward matriculation efforts, international programming,
diversity, leadership and assessment.
The committees were selected based upon historical performance,
financial constraints, and the ability of these programming duties to be
absorbed by other MSC areas. The MSC is committed to helping students
displaced by these decisions find another area in the MSC in which to become
With the purpose of continuing to show movies on campus, the following
changes will be made. The Aggie Cinema component of MSC Film Society will
be maintained by Aggie Nights. The Art House Movie Series will be assigned
to the MSC Visual Arts Committee. Selected Sneak Previews will be
administered by the MSCís Arts and Entertainment Programming Council.
In order to continue the spirit of MSC Insights programming, MSC
committees are expected to expand their programming to include the broad
range of topics previously provided by Insights. Resources are available to
any MSC committee seeking to produce lecture programs on issues
pertaining to the campus, social issues, science and technology, state and
local politics, and popular culture.
Finally the Spoken Word component of MSC Literary Arts Committee
will be continued through MSC Town Hall. Spoken Word is a form of artistic
performance in which lyrics, poetry, or stories are spoken rather than sung.
Texas A&M is in a tight financial climate and the MSC has experienced
those constraints. As a result of a failed student service fee referendum in
2003, the MSCís ability to hire additional staff has been limited, creating the
need for staff to be reassigned.
For more information contact MSC Council President, Andy Liddell at
email@example.com or call 979.845.1914.