9/11/2015 Minutes


We held the first ASP General Body Meeting of the new semester.

Here is the summary of today's meeting:

  • ASP General Body Meeting scheduled for 1st Friday of every month.
  • Bigger room will be provided for next meeting.
  • First year MUP representative and Undergrad representative will be elected and announced on next meeting.
  • Texas APA introduction and Conference announcement.
  • Registered students need to signup in Googledoc for transportation, hotel rooms by next Friday (9/18/2015). Please signup the sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EINv3w-cdUFrrl0rByff0YPc8XE8w_XuiNJrD33Gayw/edit
  • Please join the Facebook ASP website, where all the information and events of ASP will be posted: https://www.facebook.com/groups/planning.tamu/
  • Upcoming Event Announcements:
    • ACSP Houston Announcement (contact Emily Tedford for registration). Student volunteering for 8 hours can attend the conference for free.
    • LAUP Welcome Howdy Luncheon on 12th September 2015 at Schob Nature Preserve – 11 o’clock
    • Midnight Yell on 11th September 2015
    • Seat Cushions date: 17th September at 19:30  /  15th October at 19:30  /  29th October at 18:00 
    • Community Outreach funds are available. Submission of proposal for project funds to Student Services (contact Thena Morris, Assistant to the Department Head for more information)
  • ASP dues need to be paid by 18th September 2015.
  • ASP merchandise can be purchased through Scott Perkes. Available merchandises are:
    • Polo Shirt : $30
    • Dress Shirt : $35
    • Jacket : $35

2/18/2015 Minutes

Howdy everyone!

Today we held the first meeting of the new semester and the new year.

Today we elected the new ASP officers for the 2015/2016 academic year. This will allow current officers enough time to train the new officers for next year.

Congratulations to:

Tiffany Cousins - President

Scott Perkes - Vice President
Jeewasmi Thapa - Secretary
Thiago Coelho de Oliveira -  Treasurer

Vera Abou Shakra - Social Chair

Fareen Islam Tactical Urbanism

Jinuk Hwang - Communications

Kanghyun Lee - Career Fair Chair

Reja Yousef - TX APA Board Student Rep
Please new officers keep in contact with the current ones and ask them all the questions you might have.
Reminder for future events: 
February 27th: if you are going to the academic fieldtrip to Austin, remember to fill out the Traver Request Form and return it to Debby.
March 7th: if the weather will allow, we will host a potluck at Wolf Pen Creek where everyone is welcome to bring a dish from the place you call home. 
Next meeting: March 25th from 12 to 1, room 303.


9/3/2014 Minutes

On Wednesday, September 3rd we held the first official ASP meeting in the Langford Atrium at 12 am.

Patrick presented the First Friday Courteous Mass Event that is going to be this Friday at 6:30 pm. The meeting place is at The Corner Bar and Rooftop Grill on 401 University Dr, College Station, TX 77840. Additional info can be found here:


Madison gave more details about the Texas APA Conference. It is going to be in Frisco, TX from October 15, 2014 to October 18, 2014. 
We need a count of who is coming to the conference as soon as possible, so that Madison can make reservations at Embassy Suites. The conference will take place at the Embassy Suites Convention Center so there is no need to drive to the conference location.
Please fill out the spreadsheet below ASAP:


The price for registration as a student is $50 but you can get it refunded if you volunteer at the conference. The spreadsheet you need to fill out to volunteer is below:


Attached you can find the Volunteer Shift Form so you can see what your shifts could be. Madison has already forwarded to everyone the email from Kevin Howard, where you can find much more info.

Fabiana reminded that the Welcome Party will be this Saturday, September 6th at Dr. Van Zandt's house. The address is 3587 Matoska Ridge Dr, College Station TX. It's going to be from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Please fill out the google spreadsheet below so that we can get a count of who is coming and you can write what you are going to bring to the party. Also, let us know if you need a ride, the officers will contact the students that need a ride on Friday afternoon/early Saturday to arrange a pickup time and location.


Bobie reminded every member to pay the dues for the Fall Semester of $20. If you still need your ASP shirt or polo, contact Bobie.

8/28/2014 Minutes

We held the first ASP Presentation to the new students at Orientation on August 28, 2014.

The officers presented themselves, their position, their mission.

Here are the Officers names, positions and contact info.

Madison presented the Association of Student Planners. It is a great way to meet other students and professionals. 

The first time we will all get together will be on Saturday August 30, 2014 at 5pm at Kyle Field. We will start our fundraising activities, starting from Seat Cushion Install. 
Please Participate!! Here you can sign up and write the dates you can join. Also, let us know if you need a ride. https://docs.google.com/a/tamu.edu/spreadsheets/d/10nflZcpXmknRX527grNFyRHXtHkCjHO-mavx5O2uHxA/edit
Here you can find the link to the meeting place. https://mapsengine.google.com/map/u/0/edit?authuser=0&authuser=0&hl=en&h...

Andrea gave an overview of the ASP website. While it still needs need to be updated, please check the Home page, the Leadership page and the Calendar. If you would like to share some information with the other ASP members, contact Andrea. Please also check our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/10808288455/ 

Fabiana talked about the different kind of social events ASP will plan. Check the Calendar Page in the ASP website to see updates. 
The first important event will be the MUP Welcome Party at Dr. Van Zandt's house. The address is 3587 Matoska Ridge, College Station. It's a potluck! Share your favorite dish or drink with everyone. 
Let us know what you are going to bring and if you need a ride. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bwGSvS-w7ETcOGJIBUbw4uCfQgLDbuVLa6-AXAHOWJY/edit#gid=0

Bobie talked about the treasurer position. ASP membership is $20 per semester, $40 per academic year. It includes membership and lunch at every meeting. You can purchase an ASP T-Shirt for $15 or an ASP polo for $30. Contact Bobie if you have not given her your size yet. She will bring samples of Polos and T-shirts in different sizes on our ASP first meeting. You are welcome to try them on and pick your favorite. They come in a short supply right now. First come, first serve.
The first time to pay fall dues is September 3rd, right after our first meeting. Get your dues prepared, then you are one of us! She will keep everyone updated with your ASP accounts and funds.

Patrick talked about his Tactical Urbanism position and his involvement in Tactical Urbanism projects.

Donghwan talked about the Career Fair event that will be held in February 2015 (day to be determined). The Career Fair day is a great opportunity to get connected with professionals in the College Station - Houston Area. Stay tuned for more updates. Also, he will keep you informed on the Internship process. He is collecting information from previous MUP students and will share them with you.

Hope to see you all on Saturday at Kyle Field. We have tons of fun and interesting things planned for you!

Can’t wait to spend our last MUP year with you!

ASP Officers

Agenda 09/04/2013

Brief Introduction of Current officers and chairs for ASP.


We will discuss the remaining dates for the seat cushion installation fundraiser.

MUP Welcome Party

The party is to be held at Dr. Van Zandt's house on Friday September 6, 2013

please sign up if you are bringing something to the party or if you will be attending. 

Imagining New Futures

Jeremy will present a few details regarding INF. 


Dates of Conference will be October 2-5th 

Joel will discuss the logistics of the conference regarding hotel stay, travel and other details encompassign the trip.

We will also need to generate a head count for the people planning to attend the conference. 


Please provide shirt sizes if you are interested in purchasing a polo or t-shirt through ASP. 


Haotian will present on upcoming social events, and ideas for possible future gatherings. 

Second year information

  • internship requirements
  • degree plans
  • apply for certificates

First-year representative 

We will nominate and elect a representative for the first year MUP students.

Pictures for Meet the MUPs

All first year MUPs are invited to provide a picture and a bullet list of information including: 

  • hometown
  • previous education
  • area of focus or interest in planning

What Planners Do Series

Dr. Van Zandt will say a few words regarding this series, and the tenative dates for the presentations. 

Remind everyone to stay active on the facebook pages as well as get the first years to sign in on the google doc. 


Minutes 03/19/2013

March 19, 2013 Minutes

Hazards and Planning Panel

Please welcome Monica Weintraub, University Emergency Manager, Chuck Frazier, County Emergency Manager, and John Cooper, fomer emergency manager and planner and current Associate Professor of Practice. 


Class of 2014 ASP Officers: (Congratulations!)

The following positions will be nominated and voted on:

President- Maria

Treasurer- Joel

Communications Officer- Mark


The following positions will be nominated and appointed:

Fall Forum Chair- Jeremy

Career Fair Chair- Travis Liska

Social Chair-Hoatian

Tactical Urbanism Chair- Katie


Big Event- Saturday, March 23rd

Fundraiser: March 26th at Sully's at 7pm

Next Meeting: April 2nd at 12:25pm

National APA Conference- April 13-17th (see attached powerpoint)

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