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BMSSA Fall Elections!

Dear BMS students,
 
Just a gentle reminder that starting today (Friday Oct. 3) until Wednesday Oct. 8, BMSSA will be accepting nominations for the BMSSA Fall Elections!
 
We are looking for:
Second Year Representative (1)
Third Year Representative (1)
Fourth Year Representative (1)
Member at Large (1)
 
Year Representative:
– Enrolled in the Book and Media Studies Major or Minor program
– Shall act as a liaison between BMS students in their respective year and the BMSSA exec to promote BMSSA events, connect with the students, and communicate any issues, queries, and/or suggestions
– Shall give general assistance to other members of the executive as required
– Shall participate in exec meetings and sub-committees
 
Member at Large:
– Enrolled in 0.5 FCE of Book and Media Studies courses
– Shall act as a liaison between BMS students in their respective year and the BMSSA exec to promote BMSSA events, connect with the students, and communicate any issues, queries, and/or suggestions
– Shall give general assistance to other members of the executive as required
– Shall participate in exec meetings and sub-committees
 
In-person voting will take place next Thursday Oct. 9 (7-10pm) and Friday Oct. 10 (10am-5pm). Any student in the program or taking a BMS course is eligible to vote. Election results will be announced on Tuesday Oct. 14
 
To self-nominate, please submit the following information to bookandmedia@utoronto.ca:
– Full name as you wish it to appear on the ballot
– Position of interest
– Indication of eligibility (program or course)
– A brief statement of intent (which will also appear on the ballot) of no more than 300 words telling us a bit about yourself, why you’d like to serve on the BMSSA and any relevant qualifications for your position
 
All nominations must be submitted by Wednesday Oct. 8 at 11:59pm
 
Please feel free to send us a message if you have any questions or concerns.
 
We hope to hear from you and best of luck to all nominees!

We are officially accepting essay submissions for The Foolscap!

We are officially accepting submissions for the Book and Media Studies student journal The Foolscap. The deadline for submission is December 25th, 2013. If you are in a Book and Media Studies class or any other cross-listed course for the program, now is your time to shine! The Foolscap is the program’s first ever academic journal and will be featuring 5-6 student essays. The essays can be 6-10 pages in length and must be relevant to the theme of old vs. new media. You can submit a maximum of two essays. If you have any questions about the requirements or would like to submit an entry, please email editor-in-chief Keely Kundell at keely.kundell@utoronto.ca

Book and Media Studies courses and cross-listed courses that are accepted:

 

BMSSA ♥ Celtic Studies

Celtic Studies has a writer-in-residence, Glenn Patterson from Ireland, for the month of October! He’s available to students who are creative writers (or who are hoping to be) to discuss their work on an individual basis. Glenn is available every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, or by appointment if those times don’t work. Don’t be intimated – he’s a really nice guy who wants to help! He’s a really nice guy and students shouldn’t feel intimidated.

Please contact celtic.studies@utoronto.ca for more information, or contact glenn.patterson@utoronto.ca to more an appointment.

This service is for all students, not just those affiliated with Celtic Studies or SMC.