|As I posted on the AMS' page on Facebook, we have a few openings left.|
The following is openings are available for 1 more person:
10/27: 9am, 11am, and 2pm
10/28: 10am, 11am
10/31: 10am, 1pm, 2pm
The following is open for 2 person(s):
Matt Wojtowicz was kind enough to fill the 11am shift tomorrow, and he was able to arrange someone to work the 9am shift tomorrow. But, we still need a few more people. At the beginning and end of each shift, there will be an audit done on the money. There will be initials required for this verification. Also, there is a "log" for the baked goods to help keep track of the money better. Tim Herman gave Dawn Sibley $50 for our cash box: this is for change.
Also, we can always use extra baked goods. If anyone is willing to contribute to that, please let Bre Callear or I know. People have also written what they're baking on the sign-up sheet at the right hand corner.
Thanks for all the help!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Good evening everyone,
Thank you to all of you who could come out to the meeting tonight for some important announcements and great storm chasing footage! If you were not able to make the meeting, here is a summary of the topics we covered:
Dr. Trapp from Purdue will be speaking at the geography/graduate colloqium on April 6, 2012. He has conducted quite a bit of research on QLCS (Quasi-Linear Convective System) events, and we were thinking of expanding his presentation to include the AMS on April 5. Another idea that was presented by Matt Wojtowicz was to have a "mini-conference" with Dr. Trapp, as well as with a few other meteorologists who have done research on this topic. In order to work on making this mini-conference happen, we would like to form a committee to figure out just what it will take resource and funding wise to put on several presentations in one day for a larger audience. If you would possibly be interested in being on this committee, please let one of the board members know, or respond to this email.
Other important things to mark on your calendars:
This Saturday, Oct. 22- STEMfest at the Convocation Center from 10 am- 5pm
Oct. 27, 28, 31- Halloween-Themed Bake Sale Davis Hall, hours TBA
**November 1- Joint Meeting with Chicago AMS 7:30 p.m Davis Hall 121 ** Next official NIU AMS meeting
November 3- "Debate" between Gino Izzi and Paul Sirvatka regarding June 21 blanket tornado warning 7 p.m College of Dupage Rm. BIC 3500
**November 10- John Haase from NWS Davenport Davis Hall 5 p.m. **Voting for calendar pictures ends**
November 18- Geog/Met Career Day Davis Hall 121 12-4 p.m.
Remember to check the AMS wall in Davis 217 as well as the job/scholarship postings on the 2nd floor for great opportunties and internships. As Walker always says, FREE MONEY!
Sophomores- If you haven't already, be sure to check out the NOAA Hollings Scholarship. It offers a large scholarship and experience/research in atmospheric science. Looks great on a resume!
Have a good weekend,
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Hello, AMS Team:
I hope that everyone is having a good week and that you are all prepared for an exciting Thursday Night of bowling! Before we depart for Mardi Gras Lanes, we will have several announcements that will be made at 7:00 PM in Davis Hall, room 121. We plan to develop 3 committees that will provide you with the opportunity to become more involved in the AMS and in the department. We shall develop the following committees:
1. A Fundraising Committee
2. A Social Event Planning Committee
3. A temporary STEMfest Committee
Please note that even if you cannot attend the STEMfest event (to be held on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM), you are encouraged to join the committee if you have ideas for possible activities!
Please recall that NIU-AMS Dues of $20 are to be turned in by Thursday, October 20. If you have the money at this Thursday's meeting, then it is suggested that you pay at that time. Alternatively, you can pay the NIU-AMS Treasurer, Jeff Kilburg, at any time between now and the due date. It's also expected that another meeting will be held on the due date. Cash and checks are the acceptable forms of payment. Checks are to be made payable to the "NIU-AMS".
Additionally, Geography/Meteorology will be hosting an Open House for high school students and their families on Monday, October 10 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. If you are available and interested in volunteering, then please send us an email or let us know at Thursday's meeting. Don't worry--you wouldn't be doing any advising. You would simply be guiding department tours and speaking about your experiences at NIU. Do NOT pass up this excellent volunteer/leadership opportunity; this would look great on a resume!
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
This Thursday (6 October), we are holding an AMS Bowling Night. Beforehand, we will meet at Davis Hall in Room 217. This will allow those whom don't know where the bowling alley is at to get directions; but more importantly, Thursday will be one of two meetings that we will be collecting AMS Dues. In case anyone missed it: dues are $20 for the year. The types of payments that we can accept is cash or check. If paying by check, please make it payable to the "NIU AMS".
Thanks, and hope to see everyone on Thursday!
The Northern Illinois University Chapter of the American Meteorological Society is a student run organization open to all persons. The emphasis of the Chapter is to promote the atmospheric sciences among its members and the area. We sponsor many activities such as trips, speakers, and many other exciting events. Founded in 1971.