Saturday, June 29, 2013

Dear Comparative Literature Graduate Students,

My name is Kristina Sutherland, and I am currently the President of Compass, the Comparative Literature Graduate Student Organization at UGA.

As of this summer, I will no longer be able to fulfill Compass duties, as I am moving back home. Our other officers are graduating, so we need volunteers for all positions of Compass.

The mission of our organization is to provide graduate students of our department with a sense of community and with academic and professional resources, as well as support the department itself. In the past we have held conferences, faculty colloquium, and movie nights at CinĂ© for the general public. We have also met for social hours downtown to chat and share our interests. There have also been meetings held for all members, as well as officer meetings as needed to determine general activities to be held and organize functions. 

Compass is made up of general members and elected officers, all of whom should be currently enrolled graduate students in the department. The past few years "elected" officers have been volunteer officers. There are three offices that should be held (President, Treasurer, and some combination of the other three, with tasks evenly shared between all officers), but we have had up to five.

These positions are:

  • President - announces general and officer meetings, delegates function-related tasks to officers 
  • Vice President - aids the President in running the organization, stands in for the President when they are not available 
  • Treasurer - keeps track of the budget, submits receipts for Compass-related expenses to the Business Manager (Kelly Anderson) for refund to the appropriate person, arranges payment through the Compass account for on-campus Reservations and any event held at approved vendors (like CinĂ©) 
  • Secretary - arranges on-campus Reservations and other events, creates fliers for events, updates the blog 
  • Social Chair - promotes Compass functions by sending emails to related departments (typically the English Dept., Romance Languages, Theatre and Film; can include Philosophy, etc.), posts fliers, emails general members about meetings and social hours
If you are interested in becoming an officer, please email me. I will happily provide more information, such as how to register the organization for next year, apply for Student Fee Allocations (the budget), contacts from other departments, etc. Becoming an officer is a rewarding experience, and can provide you with many unique opportunities for professional development.

Thank you very much, and hope to hear from you soon!
Kristina Sutherland Compass President

Monday, September 24, 2012

Atlanta Korean Film Festival

Hi everyone!

Dr. Yi in our department is acting as Executive Director of the Atlanta Korean Film Festival, and there are some screenings that will be held here in Athens.

The screening schedule, which has been posted around Joseph Brown, is as follows:

Date Time Place Film
Sept. 24th Mon. 7 p.m. MLC 102 Nowhere to Hide
Sept. 26th Wed. 7 p.m. MLC 102 The Brotherhood of War
Sept. 27th Thurs. 7 p.m. MLC 101 Shiri
Oct. 6th Sat. 1:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Carmike 12 My Way
King and the Clown
Oct. 7th Sun. 1:15 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
Carmike 12 Arahan
War of the Arrows
As One
Oct. 8th Mon. 4:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
Carmike 12 The King of Pigs
In Another Country
Oct. 9th Tues. 4:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
Carmike 12 My Way
Oct. 10th Wed. 4:45 p.m.
7:45 p.m.
Carmike 12 Poetry
Oct. 11th Thurs. 4:45 p.m.
7:45 p.m.
Carmike 12 Unbowed
As One
Oct. 12th Fri. 4:00 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
9:30 p.m.
Carmike 12 War of the Arrows
Barking Dogs Never Bite

Friday, August 24, 2012

UPDATE: General Meeting 8/29/2012

We are having a general meeting on

Monday, August 27, 2012 Wednesday, August 29, 2012
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
in the Joseph E. Brown lobby.

Topics of discussion will include the upcoming redone Compass website (which will be located within the department website at, the annual conference, possible events to be held, and possible fund allocations.

Membership of COMPASS is free, and is open to all graduate students within the Comparative Literature department.