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Sunday, December 10th, 2006
11:09 pm
A Message to All Browncoats
I know many of us are Firefly fans so here are two recent news stories:

Firefly possible as an MMORPG

Firefly Fans, Cast, show up to cancelled convention, just because.
Wednesday, December 6th, 2006
2:07 am
Election Results
I'm sure Dave is going to give a full report/ more detailed but the essential thing is...I'm not in charge anymore! Woohoo! It's been swell, but the swellings gone down. I wish all the officers luck and promise to keep the catcalls to an appropriate level.

Captain - Adam Morand
First Officer - Pat O'Meara
Grand Nagus - Ryan Culp
Chief of Operations - David Henderson (collective sigh of relief)
Communications Officer- Ashley Miller
Constable - Taia Hartman

I believe that is correct. If David corrects me I will edit or delete this.

Current Mood: refreshed
Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
2:06 pm
Nominations tonight, Election and party next week
Just a reminder: Nominations for officers for next semester will be accepted at tonight's meeting. If you want to run for an office, or if you want to nominate somebody else, be sure to attend the meeting, or make arrangements with somebody else to nominate on your behalf.

You may run for up to three offices. To nominate or be nominated, you must be an Active Member (meaning that you have signed the Log Book this semester, or arranged with the Communications Officer to sign).

At next week's party (starting Tuesday evening, running through Wednesday morning, location and exact start time TBA), we will hold elections. If you are unable to attend the meeting (which is typically started at midnight Wednesday morning), you may deliver your proxy votes to any officer before the meeting in a sealed container (such as a closed envelope), and they will be counted along with the other votes. More about that after the candidates are announced.

David Henderson,
Chief of Operations
Tuesday, November 21st, 2006
10:48 pm
I wish all Psi Phi members, active or otherwise, a good, safe, Thanksgiving. (Friends and random people reading this through Friends pages also have a safe Thanksgiving!)
Remember, no meeting tomorrow, nominations for office will be held next week.
Thursday, November 16th, 2006
5:03 am
4:35 am
Casino Royale and more
I'm going to try to post more here, and thus draw more people to the blog.

First off, Psi Phi is going to see Casino Royale 007 on Friday, November 17th. We will meet at 7:10 pm in front of the student center. I will bring my car, but given the level of interest, more cars will probably be necessary. No ejector seats please.

Secondly here are links to several items mentioned in recent history.
Under the cut for your viewing pleasureCollapse )

Current Mood: accomplished
Saturday, May 20th, 2006
6:34 am
Brownie Point Opportunity
Heres an opportunity to earn some sanity points back!
How is Underworld Evolution connected to Noah Hathaway?
(hint IMDB) is a good place to start.

Like I said you win sanity points as you reveal a small portion of the vast amount of random facts that I can call on to make bad jokes and odd commentary. You also get cool or obsessive points for figuring it out or knowing it, respectively.

Current Mood: accomplished
Monday, December 5th, 2005
4:00 pm
Nominations for Spring 2006

The nominations are in for the Spring 2006 Senior Officers. The following people have been nominated:

Click to view handy dandy chartCollapse )

As a reminder for those of you who haven't looked through the Psi Phi Constitution lately, this is the procedure that will be followed for the elections during the next meeting. It may look a bit complex, but most of the complexity is in the case of tie-breakers.

Click to view handy dandy proceduresCollapse )


Monday, November 28th, 2005
5:50 pm
Nominations this week!

[Incoming message from the Office of Operations]

As a reminder, nominations for officers for next semester will be accepted at this Wednesday's meeting (November 30, 10-11pm).

Any active member present at the meeting may make a nomination; any active member, whether or not they are present, may be nominated. A member who is present may decline a nomination during the meeting if they wish. A member who is not present will be assumed to accept, although they may decline between the two meetings.

An individual may be nominated for up to three offices.

The Captain, First Officer, and Grand Nagus are all required to be Bradley students. The Constable, Communications Officer, and Chief of Operations are not required to be Bradley students, though they may be.

Voting will take place during the meeting at the party the following week. Elected officers will take their positions after the end of the meeting.

David Henderson,
Chief of Operations

[End message]

Friday, September 9th, 2005
12:04 am
Tuesday, September 6th, 2005
2:17 pm
Parody Ideas
So I was highly bored and groggy in my 8 am art class yesterday and saw a logo for Ethan Allen, and seriously saw Ethan Alien
so heres a list of ideas for things I could turn Psi Phi for flyers or fun. Some are much more obscure than others, some more amusing than others.

Ethan Alien
LL Beam Me Up
AntiGravity and Fitch
Old Starfleet
Solo Shirts
The Gap Dragon
Empire Records
Dwarven Outfitters
ZomB Toys
Toystar Us
Harry Pottery Barn
Riddicks Believe it or not

Any more ideas? Think thers a company called Kirkland, Chewy/Chewie, etc. But Pizza the Hutt has already been done :-\

Current Mood: contemplative
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005
2:49 pm
Star Trek: Enterprise -- cancelled

UPN and Paramount Network Television have jointly announced that this will be the final season of Star Trek: Enterprise on UPN. The series finale will air on Friday, May 13, 2005.

"Star Trek has been an important part of UPN's history, and Enterprise has carried on the tradition of its predecessors with great distinction," said Dawn Ostroff, President, Entertainment, UPN. "We'd like to thank Rick Berman, Brannon Braga and an incredibly talented cast for creating an engaging, new dimension to the Star Trek universe on UPN, and we look forward to working with them, and our partners at Paramount Network Television, on a send-off that salutes its contributions to The Network and satisfies its loyal viewers."

David Stapf, President of Paramount Network Television, said, "The creators, stars and crew of Star Trek: Enterprise ambitiously and proudly upheld the fine traditions of the Star Trek franchise. We are grateful for their contributions to the legacy of Trek and commend them on completing nearly 100 exciting, dramatic and visually stunning episodes. All of us at Paramount warmly bid goodbye to Enterprise , and we all look forward to a new chapter of this enduring franchise in the future."

A prequel to the original Star Trek series, Star Trek: Enterprise premiered on UPN on Sept. 26, 2001, and aired for its first three seasons on Wednesdays (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT). On Oct. 8, 2004, Star Trek: Enterprise moved into its current time on Fridays (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT). Through its four-year run, Star Trek: Enterprise produced a total of 98 episodes and earned four Emmy Awards.

In January, Paramount Domestic Television sold the rebroadcasts of Star Trek: Enterprise into off-network syndication in over 90% of the country, including 49 of the 50 top markets, and is set for debut in Fall 2005.

The series stars Scott Bakula as Capt. Jonathan Archer, John Billingsley as Dr. Phlox, Jolene Blalock as the Vulcan Sub Commander T'Pol, Dominic Keating as Lt. Malcolm Reed, Anthony Montgomery as Ensign Travis Mayweather, Linda Park as Ensign Hoshi Sato and Connor Trinneer as Chief Engineer Charles "Trip" Tucker III.

Rick Berman and Brannon Braga are the creators and executive producers of the series. Star Trek: Enterprise is a Paramount Network Television production.
(UPN Press Release)
Monday, January 17th, 2005
2:13 am

The Golden Globe awards were announced Sunday night. Although no sci-fi programs won (at least, I don't recognize any of the titles as being sci-fi), several SF/F-associated people won awards:

  • Jason Bateman (Todd, Teen Wolf Too) won for Arrested Development (Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy)
  • Glenn Close (First Lady, Mars Attacks!) won for The Lion in Winter (Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television)
  • Teri Hatcher (Lois Lane, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) won for Desperate Housewives (Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy)
  • Anjelica Huston (Morticia Addams, The Addams Family) won for Iron Jawed Eagles (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television)
  • Ian McShane (Bryson, B5: The River of Souls) won for Deadwood (Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama)
  • Natalie Portman (Amidala, Star Wars) won for Closer (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture)
  • Geoffrey Rush (Barbossa, Pirates of the Caribbean) won for The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television)
  • William Shatner (Kirk, Star Trek) won for Boston Legal (Best Supporting Actor, in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie)
  • Howard Shore (composer, The Lord of the Rings) won for The Aviator (Best Original Score - Motion Picture)


Thursday, December 2nd, 2004
1:54 am
Nominations for Spring 2005

The nominations are in for the Spring 2005 Senior Officers. The following people have been nominated:

Click to view handy dandy chartCollapse )

As a reminder for those of you who haven't looked through the Psi Phi Constitution lately, this is the procedure that will be followed for the elections during the next meeting.

Click to view handy dandy proceduresCollapse )


Tuesday, November 16th, 2004
2:02 am
Proposed Amendment, version 2

Psi Phi Officers [and other potentially interested parties],

The following is (approximately) the text of the proposed amendment which will hopefully be voted on by the officers at this week's meeting. I say "(approximately)", because there were some minor last-minute changes that I made on paper, but I don't have the printout with me at the moment. Where there are differences between the paper version and this version, the print version is more recent *except* for sections C and D, which have been revised to include instructions on how the "ranking" thing works and clarifying what a "majority" is after some of the ballots have been eliminated.

If it is ratified by two thirds of the officers this week (i.e. 4; I will be sending a proxy vote with Kristen), and by two thirds of the present members the club at the next meeting where at least two thirds of the active membership are present (i.e. at least 23 members must be present, since our current active membership is 34, and at least two thirds of the present members must approve the amendment, so assuming the minimum of 23, there must be at least 15 yes/aye votes), then the following will replace Article IV, Section Three, Regular Voting Procedure.

The Constitution does not require that the vote among the Officers take place during a meeting; if more changes or clarifications are requested/required, it would be constitutional for us to vote on it again sometime before next week's meeting, and still present it to the club at next week's meeting (assuming there are at least 23 active members present) for ratification.

As a note, Subsections A and H are unchanged from the current version.

Text of amended section behind the cutCollapse )

I would like to seek feedback on Tuesday, preferably before 7pm CT, so that if necessary, I may revise and re-submit this to the officers before I leave for Alabama early Wednesday morning. If you don't have a chance to send suggestions until after 7pm CT Tuesday, go ahead and send them anyway, in case the amendment is not voted on at the meeting, or so that further improvements can be made next semester.

Please reply here so that others may see your suggestions and comment on them.

David Henderson,
Chief of Operations

[Updated: The only thing missing from this version, which has now been corrected, was that in section D, the proxy vote sentence read "A proxy vote shall be treated identically to a vote cast at the election." The word "treated" has been replaced with the word "counted".]

Thursday, November 4th, 2004
11:14 pm
Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith: Trailer!
Now available at psiphi.org: http://www.psiphi.org/tmp/sw3trailer.mov

Note: The trailer is about 11Mb in size. Please don't pass this URL around, because the site can't handle a huge load. If you need to give URLs to non-Psi Phi members, use one of these:


(this list will be updated as various sites come and go)

Friday, August 20th, 2004
12:44 am
I finally wrote the minutes for the party and sent them to the list. I had to use my Hotmail address due to problems with my school address, though, and that caused some problems before. It should be okay this time, but just in case, please leave a comment if you are on the list and you haven't gotten the minutes by midnight today.
Friday, July 23rd, 2004
2:49 pm
Contact List

The following is the Psi Phi Contact List. It was last updated on February 17, 2005. Please send updates to David Henderson.

Click here for the listCollapse )

David Henderson,
Chief of Operations

Thursday, July 22nd, 2004
10:33 pm
A proposal to the club
I request that we rename the "Aircraft Carrier Fund" to the "K.I.T.T. Fund".

eBay link: Knight Industries Two Thousand

But we only have a week to raise the remaining $39,998.58 to meet the minimum bid. Let's get going, people!

David Henderson,
Chief of Operations

Current Mood: geeky
Thursday, July 15th, 2004
3:10 pm
Sci-Fi Emmy Nominees
The 2003-2004 Emmy Nominations have been announced, and there were quite a few sci-fi and sci-fi-ish shows with nominations, along with a few sci-fi people. Although neither of them fall in the "classical" science fiction realm, Alias and 24 at least belong in the "speculative fiction" category; the two shows lead the pack at eight nominations each. HBO's Carnivale has seven; Star Trek: Enterprise and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation each have four; and Battlestar Galactica, The Simpsons, and Joan of Arcadia each have three. Rounding out the nominations are two each for Futurama (which was cancelled about two years ago due to Fox's sports scheduling, but still had enough leftover episodes to air through last summer) and Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital, with one nomination each for Stargate SG-1 and Star Wars: Clone Wars.

Also nominated in non-sci-fi roles were a number of actors who are well-known for science fiction ties. Among them are William Shatner, Alan Rickman, Brad Dourif, and James Earl Jones.

View the list of sci-fi nominations at psiphi.org.

David Henderson,
Chief of Operations
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