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End of the Semester News

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     Hello all fellow Somates and other visitors of this web site, this will officially be the final post of the 2008 Spring Semester!  From here on out all remaining posts will deal with the future of the club, starting with the ever-so-long ways away next semester.  However, SOMA hopes that this summer break will be a productive one.  We all ready have members finding possible bands and excellent ideas for next semester in hopes to make it as absolutely radical as possible. 

     Now to wrap up the previous semester, I realized I never made a post about the Synthesis event, and therefore will take care of it now.  While riddled with technical difficulties, it was generally agreed that the show was remarkable nonetheless.  Synthesis chair Danny Michelson did an excellent job keeping the show running as did all those that aided him in the process.  All of the acts did a superb job as well, blending their usual auditory attacks with the unique visual stylings this show was created to offer.  Acts included Audio Imagery, Nodd Morris, Jeff Kornberg and Violets For Ophelia.  SOMA would like to thank all of the acts as well as everyone else that helped make this event happen. 

     Now, back to the future of the club.  It was decided at the end of the semester that we would hold elections for officers.  The votes came in and we now have a new administration.  While many of the faces remain the same you will notice a few key changes.  Here is the new list of SOMA officers ready to take the club into the 2008-2009 year!

President –  Tim Knaption

Vice President, Synthesis Chair – Danny Michelson

Secretary – Megan Andrews

Treasurer, Arts Crawl Chair – Erin Stolz

Webmaster/Historian – Bill Nechamkin

PR Chair – Michelle Mancini

Open Mic Co-Chair – Ryan Ulses

Open Mic Chair – Devin Daniels

Fundraiser Chair – Alexis Kumasaka

These are the faces that have gladly decided to carry on the SOMA name for next semester!  As I mentioned before, we all ready have many possibilities lined up and are very excited with what can possibly come.  However, this by no means means that we have everything set up, we are more than open to any suggestions that anyone has.  In fact, I am issuing an optional summer assignment, thats right, like all of your professors SOMA wants your participation!  While your sitting around this summer I want you to think of a terrific idea for a SOMA event next year, this could be suggesting a band to play or  some completely out-of-the-blue never thought of before absolute genius idea of something we could do!  So yeah, turn in your ideas next semester and I will let you know whether you passed or not, don’t worry, I’m a very easy grader ;-).  No idea is off limits, SOMA is open to all free-thought.  We would also like to notice that as this semester comes to a close, we are seeing the graduation of some key members.  Unfortunately, founders Danny Greene and Mitch Carney are moving on and officially leaving this institution we call Penn State.  SOMA would like to thank them for all of the hard work and dedication they put into the club, we will never forget that you are the ones that came up with this ingenious spectacle.  On that note, I’m just about all out of things to say, feel free to contact me or any other SOMA representative over the summer and if not we all look forward to seeing you next fall!

                                                                                          Webmaster Bill

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