INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Veanne Anderson Psychology and Women’s Studies, Executive Committee Liaison
Tyler Burns SGA Representative
Aruna Chandra Organizational Department
William Croft Electronics/Computer Technology
Mark Green Office of Sponsored Programs
Steve Gruenert Educational Leadership, Administration, and Fondations
Kathleen (Kit) Kincade English, Secretary
Fran Lattanzio Art
Christopher Mehrens Library, Chair
Francois Muyumba African and African American Studies
Portia Plummer Health and Safety
Mary Sterling Family and Consumer Sciences
Dawn Underwood Office of Sponsored Programs [For Mark Green]
David Vancil Library [For Francois Muyumba]
The University Arts endowment Committee held six meetings during 2005/2006. Meetings were held in the Administrative Conference Room of the Library on: September 15, 2005; October 20, 2005; November 17, 2005; December 1, 2005; March 20, 2006; April 3, 2006.
The attendance record for the meetings is as follows:
Veanne Anderson present: 4; absent: 2
Tyler Burns present: 1; absent: 5
Aruna Chandra present: 3; absent: 3
William Croft present: 5; absent: 1
Mark Green present: 2; absent: 2
Steve Gruenert present: 5; absent: 1
Kathleen (Kit) Kincade present: 5; absent: 1
Fran Lattanzio present: 6; absent: 0
Christopher Mehrens present: 6; absent: 0
Francois Muyumba present: 4; absent: 0 [Participated Electronically]
Portia Plummer present: 0; absent: 6 [Unable to Attend]
Mary Sterling present: 5; absent: 1
Dawn Underwood present: 2; absent: 0
David Vancil present: 2; absent: 0
The Arts Endowment Committee had six proposals submitted. Three were fully funded and three were partially funded. The committee also awarded one grant extension.
Fall 2005 Awards
John Boyd (Music) Third Klavier Recording Project $6,000
Sherry McFadden (Theater) A Day in the Life Of… $2,000
Carmen Montanez (LLL) Pelo bueno, pelo malo $1,500
Nancy Nichols-Pethick (Art) The Ahistory of an American City $4,990.88
Doug Martin (English) Into the World Over and Over: Poems $3,229.50
Sala Wong (Art) Persistence of Absence $2,922
Other Committee Work
In addition to the regular duties of the UAEC, the committee considered the following Senate charges:
1. Select one faculty representative to the Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research and
Creativity Award Committee.
Response: Aruna Chandra was selected to serve as the AEC representative on the Theodore
Dresier Distinguished Research and Creativity Awards Committee.
2. Report annually on requests for and disbursement of funds.
Response: See Proposals Funded of this report (above).
3. Follow up on past grants. Determine a mechanism to assure that funded projects are carried
Response: During the course of our meetings it was determined that a reminder letter be sent
out to the grant recipients before the completion of the project to assure that the final report
It was also determined that an amnesty letter be sent to past grant recipients (whenever
possible). This letter was drafted by Fran Lattanzio and edited by the committee. Dawn
Underwood of the Office of Sponsored Submitted spreadsheets with the names of past grant
recipients who had not filed final reports to assist in this process.
The committee also feels that, to further encourage the reporting process, a possible University publication be produced that would highlight the completed work of the AEC grant recipients over the past ten years.
4. Forward any additions or modifications to policies and procedures to the Senate Office.
Response: Although additions and modifications to policies and procedures were discussed
during the course of our meetings, such changes were not finalized and did not warrant being
sent to the Senate Office.