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Expressions of Interest - Webmaster

LingSoc is currently looking for a Webmaster to help us produce content for our website, as well as our newsletter.

Those interested must currently hold an Access card, and ideally will hold an Access card next year (or plan to, anyway).

If you’re interested in joining a relaxed, laid-back team of Executives, please send your expressions of interest (and your current Access card number) to linguistics.society@sydney.edu.au.

Essential:

  • Experience in producing semi-regular newsletters;
  • Use of Tumblr;
  • Use of MailChimp (not actually essential, just really, really, really desirable).

Desirable:

  • Use of Google Apps;
  • Vector image editing;
  • Experience with website hosting and web domain management;
  • A willingness to take photos at events;
  • A dash of awesomeness.

Welcome to the new Executive!

We held our annual general meeting on Wednesday 30th, so let’s take a moment to congratulate our new executive:

James Sugrono - President
Paul Leah - Vice-President (Careers & Education)
Thomas Macdonald - Vice-President (O-Week & Merchandise)
Nili Daneshvar - Treasurer
John Wormell - Secretary

We’re looking forward to having a great year, and I’m excited to work with such a great bunch of people. Keep an eye out for us, as we’ll be best planning for O-Week over the summer break.

This is likely the last you’ll hear from us this year, though keep your eyes peeled for a fresh email next year, when we’re ready for members to signup again. As agreed in the AGM, membership will be free again next year, so please recommend us to your friends.

We’d like to hear from you - what kind of events do you want us to run? Let us know (secretary@lingsoc.org)

-James

Welcome to Semester One!

For those of you who missed it, here’s our first newsletter for semester!

Highlights: Welcome Drinks at Manning, notice of General Meeting to elect Executive Members, and phunny links

1 year ago

2013 Executive

President:
Thomas MacDonald

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After enrolling in a combined Engineering/Science degree, Tom was lured to the society by the promise of free food. Despite never having studied a Linguistics unit in his life, he became the 2012 Treasurer under the assumption a science student could likely count.
Shortly afterwards he achieved enlightenment, dropping engineering to become the Arts student he had always longed to be. Inexplicably, following the completion of LNGS1002 Tom became president, despite the fact that he will likely be sharing classes of LNGS1001 with many of Lingsoc’s newest members.
A keen speed-scrabble player, challengers should prepare for questionable terms taken from his time spent sailing. Other topics of conversation include science and languages no-one actually speaks. Occasional prescriptivist tendencies may or may not be feigned in order to irritate other linguists.

Vice-President (Careers):
Doug Rees

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Doug appeared from beneath some moss-covered rock some time in the 80s…When he’s not testing the facepalm reflexes of people through bad attempts at humour, he’s probably staring blankly at a wall (with or without tea). He has a small collection of carnivorous plants, some of which are still alive.

Oh and he has two cats: Latte, and Mocha.

Vice-President (O-Week):
Veronica Wagner

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The 2011 Lingsoc President, Veronica last year completed her honours in English and graduated to become a Real Person. Some time later, it was pointed out that as she was no longer a student her position on the executive was questionable at best. Elusive as her totem animal the unicorn, Veronica’s whereabouts and activities are currently unknown.

Secretary:
James Sugrono

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James spontaneously burst into life through a crack in the universe, appearing at the age of 17 on steps of the Education Building.
After some misguided meandering through a combined Arts/Education degree, he had an Education-ectomy and is about to finish his first-ever university degree - this year!
While it’s hard to imagine him doing non-linguistics (LNGS units), he has, in the past, done Introduction A La Linguistique, a FRNC subject, as well as some Shakespeare and Modern Irish Linguistics. Also, he will be doing Korean Phonology and Grammar this year.
His ability to endlessly nag, email and SMS people meant that he was a natural fit for the position of Secretary

Treasurer:
Vivian Huang

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An open secret: Vivian has never taken a linguistics unit in her life, and is actually studying Aeronautical Engineering. As a result of this, she has approximately ten thousand contact hours a week, making event attendance challenging.
A keen lingsoccer (and tea connoisseur), she is the latest in a line of society treasurers elected from outside the Arts faculty under assumptions about their familiarity with the =SUM() function. Her ability to lay the smackdown on others in lightning-fast games of speed scrabble cemented this position even further.

(Source: lingsoc.org)

Hey everyone! We will be at O-Week, but due to circumstances beyond our control, we aren’t actually on the printed maps.We will be located amongst the Culture stalls, between the Greek Society and Studybooster stalls, in the position marked 225 on the O-Week maps. We’re very close to main stage, just in front of the lawns.We’re looking forward to seeing you all!

Hey everyone! We will be at O-Week, but due to circumstances beyond our control, we aren’t actually on the printed maps.

We will be located amongst the Culture stalls, between the Greek Society and Studybooster stalls, in the position marked 225 on the O-Week maps. We’re very close to main stage, just in front of the lawns.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all!

LingSoc Goes to O-Week

Hey, hit the link to read our first-ever newsletter for 2013!

1 year ago
LingSoc at O-Week, 2011. Image courtesy Kerry Chin.

LingSoc at O-Week, 2011. Image courtesy Kerry Chin.