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Student Representative to the Board of Directors

The Glass Art Society Board Student Representative is a vital position on our Board and we encourage all eligible full-time student members in a degree seeking glass program to apply.
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2013 Call for Self-Nominations - GAS Board Student Representative

Extending Application Deadline to October 15, 2013.
Term is November 2013-June 2014

For students to nominate themselves:

1. Ensure your Eligibility - Applicants must be now, and also if chosen during the term, a current full-time student in a college-level degree granting program that is focused in, but not restricted to, the field of glass and be a current GAS student member.

2. Read the GAS Board Student Representative Requirements for Nomination & Job Description/Duties (click to download or read below).

3. Write a letter of intention explaining what you think you can offer to the Glass Art Society and how you think you could best serve the GAS student membership.

4. Obtain two letters of recommendation.

5. Email the application materials to Patty Cokus, Executive Assistant at .

   Recommendation letters may also be Mailed to the Glass Art Society office by October 15, 2013.
   MAIL TO: Student Rep. Nominations - Glass Art Society - 6512 23rd Ave NW, Suite 329 - Seattle, WA 98117 USA

GAS Board Student Representative Requirements for Nomination and Job Description/Duties

Any nominee for the position of GAS Board Student Representative must be a student who is matriculated in a college-level degree-granting program that is focused in, but not restricted to, the field of glass and a current GAS student member. (Note: The student must be enrolled in a college program during their tenure on the Board.) It is recommended that the student has had a beginning relationship with GAS as his/her school's student liaison to the organization.  Also recommended is that the student represent a different school than that of the previous year's student representative (currently University of Wisconsin Stevens Point).

The post requires a minimum one-year commitment and a strong sense of responsibility for the duties the elected student is assigned. (The student may run for reelection for a potential maximum term of 3 years.)  Position runs from November 2013 – June 2014).  During the year, the student is expected to attend the Conference planning meeting and the Annual Conference (along with the other Board members), in addition to participating in the regular conference calls and the Board e-group dialogue.  Travel to the Conference planning meeting is paid for by GAS, however the student is responsible for his or her own travel and accommodation at the conference. 2014 Chicago GAS Conference: March 20-22

Basically, the student representative functions as the primary intermediary (and liaison) between that part of the GAS membership that is comprised of students and the general membership (as represented by the standing board). Once on the Board, the student is placed on the Board's Education and Media Committees and works closely with the committees’ chairperson. Each committee meets monthly via teleconference or Skype. When possible, the incoming student representative will be mentored by the outgoing student member. The new student member is strongly encouraged to further develop his/her role on the Board as the position strives to identify and satisfy general student needs.


While on the Board, the student representative is assigned various duties (some of which are performed in tandem with other Education Committee members). Many of the responsibilities are in preparation for the annual conference:

1. The solicitation of one student liaison from each GAS member school.  The student rep. funnels all information about the conference, etc., through the liaison to interested students at each school. (This will require one letter of introduction to be written at the beginning of the school year, with a follow-up letter later.)
2. Communication through GASnews, the online GAS newsletter, about student-focused opportunities or interests. This includes writing both the Student Profile and School Profile in each issue. GASnews is a quarterly publication (4 issues per year = 8 articles around 600-700 words each).

3. Updating and utilizing the GAS Facebook and Twitter webpages with announcements about news, opportunities and questions of specific interest to students.

4. The organization of student demonstrations for the GAS conference. if applicable

5. Helping to organize, accept and display work for the International Student Exhibition at each conference.

6. General participation in and organization of the Education Resource Center and related Poster Presentations and Q&A hour (student and continuing education venue) at the conference.

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