[Incoming Transmission from Psi Phi, Office of Communications]
Call To Order: 10:05 pm
(out by our awesome shack at the Shack-a-thon!)
- Ryan Woodrow (Captain)
- Kevin Zepp (First Officer)
- David Henderson (Chief of Operations)
- Elizabeth Koprucki (Grand Nagus)
- Laura Zadrozny (Constable)
- Kristen Zidon (Communications Officer)
- Jeff Hibbard (Faculty Advisor)
- Kristi Aulenbach
- Marisa Bonomo
- Andrew Conrad, aka Señor Bob
- Curtis Erickson
- Joel Fried
- Joan Johnson
- Andrew Kalafut
- Eben Kinkaid
- Jon Lascelles
- Scott Liekis
- Andromeda McGregor
- Aaron Nevitt
- Mikiko Okamoto
- Meaghan Porter
- Monica Prorok
- Guest: John's friend Darren
- Guest: Misty Fils
- Guest: Bradley alum Robert Krause
- Guest: Liz McConnell
- Guest: Peter Schroeder
- Stuffed animal: Neko (cat)
- Stuffed animal: Silver (cat)
- Stuffed animal: Patti (platypus)
There were 27 Human (and 3 stuffed animal) attendees.
Summarized and approved, with the correction that Robert Krause is not an alum of Psi Phi, but of Bradley University.
Recruitment and Relations Committee:
- Steven Noto, a former Psi Phi Communications Officer, asked to be put on the mailing list, and now is.
- Kenny Albright and Lyz Liddell, former Psi Phi members and officers, were here visiting us two weeks ago.
- If you have any ideas for T-shirt designs or sayings, or just any ideas about the T-shirts, email them to Laura at
ORC (Office Renovation Committee):
- John has pre-ordered Matrix: Reloaded.
- He also has access to cheap '40s sci-fi movies that could be MST3Ked; the idea of a bad horror movie night is brought up.
CRC (Constitution Renovation Committee):
- Monica went couch-hunting and found two possibilities.
- One is a red and orange plaid couch that would cost $75. It's a sleeper, and it's in good condition. The employees there said that that kind of
thing goes fast, and Monica wanted someone to go take a second look at it to provide another opinion. It was in the back room of the Mission Mart
on the corner of Forrest Hill and University, and you'd have to ask the employees to see it.
- The second is a black futon selling for $120. It's one of the kind that has metal bars, and this idea is quickly nixed because of warping and
- The club decides to get the red and orange couch with a vote of 17 in favor, zero against, and one abstention. Elizabeth and Monica will go to look
at it again at 11:00am on Friday, and they can buy it then and have someone pick it up later. Marisa says that she may be able to borrow her
grandfather's truck for the purpose.
- Apparently, it can wait.
- No report.
No Report Committee:
- There have been 85 people who have been to three or more Psi Phi meetings ever (not counting this semester).
- 62 more attended either one or two meetings.
- 31 more attended one or more meetings, but don't have their full names in the minutes.
- David has emailed the alumni he knows.
- Joel had a multiple choice test. One of the questions had three reasonable answers given; the choice for "d" was "Do not pick this answer. It is
- No report.
- The minutes are out.
- While looking up information online, the Comm. Officer found a more complicated version of Rock-Paper-Scissors called Rock-Paper-Scissors-Spock-Lizard.
The hand sign for Lizard has the tips of the fingers drawn together to form a sort of lizard head, while the sign for Spock is the Vulcan hand gesture,
with a split between the middle and ring fingers. In ordinary RPS, Rock crushes Scissors cuts Paper covers Rock. In this game, Scissors cut Paper
covers Rock crushes Lizard poisons Spock smashes Scissors decapitate Lizard eats Paper disproves Spock vaporizes Rock crushes Scissors.
Chief of Operations:
- The Constable was late tonight because at work, she accidentally shut off the computer instead of the lights.
- She has a donation for the Psi Phi library--a pamphlet with a Dune short story called "Whipping Mek".
- Everything is now under control.
- The Nagus spent $37.73 on supplies for Shack-a-thon: duct tape, a tarp, food, and drinks.
- Psi Phi was the first group to sign up for Shack-a-thon!
- Acting upon a suggestion made at an earlier meeting, David went out and got a big bag with a dollar sign ($) on it to keep the treasury in.
- We've earned over $670 from Amazon this quarter.
- Letters was sung. With luck, we may have scared some of the other Shack-a-thon participants.
- In accordance with tradition, Marisa protests.
- We are now officially an organization! The Captain gives the Comm. Officer a copy of the Student Organization Registration Form to keep track of.
- The children and seniors of Neighborhood Kids need volunteers to create and staff a not-too-scary haunted house. No one at the meeting volunteers.
- The Captain brought the sympathy cards for Robert Schmalz so that the club members could sign them.
- The Captain also noted that Gen. Wesley Clark has entered the Democratic presidential race. So, Babylon 5 fans, we now have the possibility of
having a President Clark.
- Ryan still has the sign-up lists for the Star Trek Convention and The Rocky Horror Picture Show; contact him if you're interested in
either or both.
- Marisa's car is still broken.
- Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
...No one brings up any new business.
Other Organizations' Announcements:
- Anime Club meets twice a week now: Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in the Marty Theatre, and Fridays at 6:30 pm in a room on the fourth floor of Baker that starts
with the numbers 45 and has another number at the end. [Just follow the anime sound effects.]
- Theta Chi will be having a Texas Poker tournament at high noon on Saturday.
- Common Ground has meetings on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm in the Wyckoff Room in the library. Several of our guests at the meeting tonight came to visit our
shack from the Common Ground shack.
- Sigma Theta Epsilon will be having another party sometime. Watch for flyers.
- There will be a Quiz Bowl tournament on October 16.
- MCS meets at 5:30, not 5:00 (Joel, don't forget this now!). There will be an open Magic tournament this week. Contact Greg if you're confused about
- Lucy Lawless (Xena) will be joining the cast of Tarzan on WB as Tarzan's mother.
- Steve Bacic is joining the cast of Andromeda next season as a semi-regular. He will play the descendent of the character he played in the pilot
- Hudson Lieck (Callisto from Xena and Hercules) guest stars in the Tru Calling pilot episode; she wants to play a vampire on
- Patrick Stewart (Picard) will be guest starring on Frasier as an "outed" psychiatrist. The show will air on Tuesday, September 30 on NBC.
- There were three major Emmys with science fiction and fantasy connections:
- Tony Shalhoub (Galaxy Quest, Men in Black, Men in Black II): Lead Actor, for Monk.
- Maggie Smith (Harry Potter movies): Lead Actress, for My House in Umbria.
- Stephen Spielberg's Taken: Outstanding Mini-series.
- This will be airing again on the Sci fi channel. Several members ask if anyone could tape it for them.
- Smallville and Angel start on Wednesday, October 1 on WB.
Justice League starts on Saturday, October 4 on TOON.
Tarzan starts Sunday, October 5 on WB.
Jeremiah starts Friday, October 10 on SHO.
- The Jake 2.0 pilot will air again on Friday, September 26 at 8:00pm on UPN.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Doug Petrie and director John Woo are teaming up to develop a new Lost in Space TV series. The club reacts
- WB is planning a Flash TV show, like Smallville in the no-costumes aspect, with a kid fresh out of college discovering his super-speed.
- Horror Channel may be coming to cable in October 2004. The club determined that it was, in fact, NOT [item deleted for security reasons] Channel.
- Star Trek: Enterprise is the official new title, making this week's episode the first episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, and the one before
it the last episode of Enterprise.
- The second episode of this season of Enterprise/ST: Enterprise had a slight ratings increase from the season premiere.
- The series premiere of Carnivàle on HBO got 5.3 million viewers, making it the best debut for any HBO original series.
- Mad Max IV plans have been put on hold for now.
- Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness) had his cameo for Spider-Man 2 filmed.
- Star Wars: Episode III wrapped up filming last Wednesday, September 17.
- Supernatural thriller Gothika (Halle Berry) has been delayed from October 24 to November 21.
- TLotR: The Return of the King trailer is coming out September 26 with Secondhand Lions.
- Peter Jackson (TLotR) will be producing a King Kong remake. It may star Naomi Watts from The Ring. King Kong will be
filmed in New Zealand.
- A new TLotR game, The Battle for Middle-Earth, is scheduled for summer 2004. It will deal with events from all three books.
- TLotR:TRotK (the game) is due out in November.
- Alien: Directors Cut will be reopening on October 29, not Halloween. It will have the teaser trailer for Alien vs. Predator.
- Underworld had a trailer for Resident Evil 2, which will be out in October or November.
- Joan brought an issue of Rolling Stone that had some stuff for geeks. There was
an ad for the Monty Python and the Holy Grail special edition, one for Pron: the Game, and a picture of Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn). Ryan
requested that Joan show the cover, which showed Britney Spears.
- Comic books that are out include a BtVS one that features a headless creature, and an issue of The Amazing Spider-Man.
- A review of Underworld given by members stated that the special effects weren't the best, but that it was still recommended.
- We determine that the music being played by the Shack-a-thon organizers is far too loud.
- Marisa mentions a quiz she took on WWII Japan, where one of the possible answers for a multiple choice question was "Commodore James T. Kirk". David
determines that this is just plain silly. Kirk was never a commodore! He just skipped straight to admiral.
- The complete series of Firefly (along with two or three previously unshown episodes) will be coming out on DVD in December. All the episodes
will have commentary. You can almost certainly eventually get this through psiphi.org/dvd.
- Sr. Bob notes that he has been to three meetings and been bapped twice.
- Ryan notes that there are several new faces in the crowd, which he's pleased to see. He adds that our meetings are usually at 10:00pm on Wednesdays in
the Student Center basement. "Same geek place, same geek time."
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