Wednesday, October 28, 2009

LISSO Halloween Party!

LISSO will be hosting its annual Halloween party on Saturday, October 31 from 8pm-11pm. It will be held at 385 Redding Road (Lighthouse Square Apartments) Lexington, KY 40517 (leave a comment here or e-mail for the apartment number). Please bring a dessert or snack to share, as well as any drinks that you would care to partake in. It is a costume party, so dress up in your Halloween finest. If there are any questions, please be sure to ask!

Also, for anyone interested in new things to do in Lexington this Halloween. There is a reenactment of Michael Jackson's Thriller that is performed in the downtown streets of Lexington and there is a party after, apparently. is the website for more information on this event. It will be held on Friday, October 30 at 8 pm.

October Minutes

LISSO Minutes
Meeting October 14, 2009

Halloween Party
•Party planned for Saturday, October 31st. Place and time to be determined.
•Possibly meeting before party to match the Thriller parade and then going to party from there.
•Look at clubhouse at Anne’s apartment complex to hold party. Details coming soon.
•Bringing food and drinks to the party would be greatly appreciated.
Fridays @ Five and other events
•Friday’s at Five are still going well. Discussing new places to meet ie Drakes, Buddy’s, etc.
•Discussed game nights on Monday nights in the LISSO lounge; bring board games to play
•Looking into trivia at Winchel’s on Thursday nights at 8:00pm.
•Planning events on Saturday’s instead of Fridays to mix things up a bit.
•If you have any other ideas for events please let LISSO know.
Resume Workshop
•Amanda spoke to the previous contact about planning a workshop
•Days considered include Monday or Wednesday from 11:30am – 1:30pm in three to five weeks.
•Format would be one hour for discussion and one hour personal help on resumes.

•Working on talking to professors about doing a comps workshop before comps. Possibly filming the workshop and posting it on the blog.
•In addition to lunch, possibly looking into providing snacks for the break during the test. Looking into options/ locations for the lunch.

•Reminder: Dues for LISSO are $5 for the entire school year.
•Drawing for prize may take place at the Halloween party for those who have paid their dues
•Prizes considered: UK Bookstore gift card, Amazon Gift Card, Startbucks Gift Card
•Also considering an additional drawing for dues paid after the Halloween party.

Faculty Meeting Notes
•UK SLIS is moving more towards online classes.
•Considering work on a student charter for expectations for the online learning environment
•Possibly create a distance learning committee.
•If you have any thoughts on the transition please attend the next LISSO meeting (TBD).
•The computer lab will be getting all new computers which should be installed by the end of the semester.
•The McConnell Center will be moving to the third floor of Little to join the LIS classrooms and offices.
•Fall 2010 UKLIS will be starting the accreditation renewal process.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Early October Update

LISSO continues with its Friday at Five events after a week's hiatus, this time at Joe Bologna's. Joe B's is a wonderful Italian restaurant located just north of campus (117 E Maxwell St, Lexington KY).

For this event, LISSO is asking that you arrive as close to 5 as possible as Joe B's does not take reservations and will not seat our party until everyone is there.

We hope to see you this Friday, October 9 at Five! And also, don't forget about our October Business Meeting which is October 14 at 5:00pm in the SLIS Student Lounge. We can't wait to hear what you have to say!