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FSU Nuts & Bolts: FSU Elections, March 8th FSU event, FSU annual meeting, ADA Accommodations, upcoming anti-racism events and coming to campus March 17th


Dear Members,

Happy meteorological spring! 

FSU Elections, Candidate Forum March 20th

The FSU Elections Committee is hard at work.  On Friday, March 1st the committee sent an email with election details including the candidate slate, candidate forum and voting dates.

Event reminder: The Opportunity Trap on March 8th 12PM- 3PM, Ballroom

The FSU in conjunction with the Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, Women’s Center and Department of Asian Studies invite you a lunchtime talk on The Opportunity Trap: High-Skilled Workers, Indian Families, and the Failures of the Dependent Visa Program with Professor Pallavi Banerjee.  See the attached flyer for event details.

FSU Annual Meeting, April 23 3:00 – 5:00PM

FSU Bylaws requires member notification no less than 30 days prior to the annual meeting.  We used the February 26th Nuts & Bolts as our formal notification of the meeting. 

FSU bylaws and policies contain specific timelines related to the meeting. These include:

No later than April 9th:  Members are sent the meeting agenda along with all relevant materials (i.e., proposed budget, distributed CLRs).   We plan to send this on Monday, April 8th.

No later than March 24th: By March 24th, members need to receive a call for new business items.  The deadline for submittal is April 2nd 5PM EDT.  The official call for new business items along with how to submit will be in the March 19th Nuts & Bolts.

ADA Accommodations

We are reaching out to those who have ADA accommodation specifically if you are being informed you must re-submit your accommodation request for the next semester. If so, please email us at  We do not need to know the accommodation; we just want to know if you must re-submit paperwork to maintain the accommodation.

Anti-Racism Grant Recipient Events

With Spring Break next week, we are sharing events taking place once classes begin.  

Tuesday, March 19th 11:00AM -1:30PM Imagining an Anti-Racist and Health Promoting Campus Culture: An Interactive Student-Centered program. The room location is ISC 4-300.  See the attached flyer for event details.

Thursday, March 21st 4:30-6:30PM Sankofa Conversation on Structural Racism for the Times. The room location is ISC 3-300

Coming to Campus on Sunday, March 17th

To our lab colleagues (and graduate students) who come to campus on Sundays, do remember South Boston’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade begins at 1PM at Andrew Station.  In addition to the parade, Sunday morning includes a 5k road race.  Many roads will be closed, and Kosciuszko Circle may be impacted.

MTA Benefits: The Boch Center

Member discounts at the Boch Center include The Cher Show and Hadestown.  For details go to .  To see more offers that come with your FSU membership go  to .

Have an enjoyable Spring Break.  The next issue of Nuts & Bolts is March 18th.


Caroline Coscia                                 

FSU President                                   

Senior Lecturer II                               

Political Science Department