Congratulations to all the new CRGSA members! All of us at the Conflict Resolution Institute are looking forward to an excellent year of activities and innovative ideas from the new administration. The new officers are: President Adam Brown, Vice President Jonathan Howard, Secretary Brittany Eskridge, Treasurer Briana Callen and Activity Coordinators Aneesha Kumar and Ashlee Stadig, who is returning for a second term after doing a great job last year.
The previous administration had two goals in mind when they kicked off last year. One was to develop closer ties between faculty and students within the Conflict Resolution Program and between other University of Denver graduate programs. The other was to provide opportunities for networking and skills training to the students. We are happy to say that both of these goals were met successfully.
The new administration would like to continue these programs while integrating some fresh ideas and creativity. We hope to promote awareness of Conflict Resolution within the DU community. Most students have little awareness of what conflict resolution is, even though they probably practice the skills on a daily basis. We would also like to garner more interest in the Conflict Resolution degree, and to cultivate the academic and professional interests of the students in the program. As a recognized graduate student group, an important function of CRGSA is to use our allocation of student fees to provide reimbursement for activities that students undertake in relation to their academic or professional goals. We will spread the word and encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity. We look forward to having a bit of fun as well. CRGSA will be planning a variety of events in 2010, so keep your eyes peeled!