1. Financial report:  Melissa Bissonette gave the treasurer’s report.  The total balance in NEASECS accounts as of 1 September 2017 is $42,378.64. 
  2. Election of Executive Board Members:  The following slate of officers and new executive board members were elected:

Officers President: Todd Gilman (Music, Yale University)
First Vice President: Katherine Mannheimer (English, University of Rochester)
Second Vice President: Andrew Clark (French, Fordham University)
Past President: Joe Bartolomeo (English, UMASS)
Secretary-Treasurer: Melissa Bloom Bissonette (English, St. John Fisher College)
Newsletter Editor: John H. O’Neill (English, Hamilton College)

Executive Board members for 3-year terms:
Kristin O'Rourke (Art History, Dartmouth), term renewal
Robert DeMaria (English, Vassar College), term renewal
Alex Ludwig (Liberal Arts, Berklee College of Music)

  1. Upcoming Conferences: The 2018 Conference will be held at the University of Rochester, October 11-14
  2. O’Neill Bursaries: Awards were given this year to: Glauco Schettini (Fordham), Adam Schoene (Cornell), Candace Gail Cunard (Columbia), Jacob Myers (Georgetown) and Pichaya Damrongpiwat (Cornell)
  3. Edna Steeves Prize:  Pres. Bartolomeo announced that the 2016 Edna Steeves prize for best graduate student paper was awarded Nick Allred of Rutgers University for his paper "American Waste: Analogies of Excess in Locke's Second Treatise" and announced that the committee would accept submissions for the 2017 prize until the end of the conference. 

Respectfully submitted,
Melissa Bissonette, NEASECS Sec./Treas.

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