LSO Officers

Officers are LSO members who volunteer to hold positions of responsibility within the student community. Elections are held at the end of each Spring semester to select among the nominees for each position, and their terms last from June 1st to May 31st. All elected members are expected to attend LSO meetings, to perform the services indicated below, and also to create and fulfill new goals for the benefit of the LSO. Their duties are outlined in full in the LSO Constitution.


2013-2014 Officers

Email a current officer if you would like to suggest an event or action, or if you would like to volunteer for a vacant position. All LSO members (undergraduate and graduate students in Linguisitics) are eligible to hold officer positions.


Announce all LSO meetings and events via email, coordinate the activities of all committees and provide assistance as necessary, attend faculty meetings and report back to the LSO, hold annual elections.

Misty Kabasa & Jeremy Biedny


Keep track of financial records, apply for funding as necessary.

Sarah Lundquist


Take minutes at all LSO meetings, distribute the minutes to all members via email.

Andrea Cudworth

Colloquia Committee Head

Work with the faculty committee to choose speakers, apply for ASM funding for colloquium events, distribute information about linguistics-related colloquia on campus.


Working Papers Committee Head

Put out the call for papers, coordinate selection, editing, and publishing process, archive copies of each volume.


Fund Raising Committee Head

Initiate and organize fund-raising events.


Degree Programs Committee Head

Serve as student representative at faculty meetings of the DPC and Curriculum and Instruction Committee, inform students of possible changes and refinements in program requirements.


Phonetics Lab Rep

Serve as student representative on the faculty Phonetics Lab committee, organize Phonetics Lab open house.


Information Technology

Update the LSO website, maintain graduate lounge computer.


Student Relations Committee Head

Plan social events, including the annual departmental picnic and a new student welcome.