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2015: Minneapolis, Minnesota

The 2015 FUSE Caucus took place at AWP on Friday, April 10, at 6:00-7:15pm, in Room 200, D&E, Level 2 of the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The thirteenth annual caucus included a welcome from the national president, roll call of members, updates from FUSE National and from FUSE chapters, followed by a roundtable discussion.  This year’s featured topics were “What’s the Big Idea? Do These Young Voices Matter?” and “Editing: How Much Is Too Much?”  National directors announced the date and location of the 4th Annual FUSE Conference: November 5-7, 2015, at Widener University.  Click here for FUSE Caucus Agenda 2015.

2014: Seattle, Washington

The 2014 FUSE Caucus took place on Friday, February 28, at 6:15-7:15pm, in Room 2A, Level 2 of the Washington State Convention Center.  

The twelfth annual caucus included FUSE chapter updates followed by a roundtable discussion. The featured topics were Conferences and Networking” and “The Mission of the Mission Statement.” National directors announced the date and location of the 3rd Annual FUSE Conference: November 6-7, 2014, at Bennington College.

2013: Boston, Massachusetts

Friday, March 8, at 6:00-7:15 PM in Room 110, Hynes Convention Center, Plaza Level

The eleventh annual meeting of undergraduate student editors and faculty advisers featured the panel topic, “Interdisciplinarity,” and participants from 27 schools discussed the interdisciplinary nature of undergraduate publishing, i.e. how and why to forge good relationships among departments.  National directors announced the date and location of the 2nd Annual FUSE Conference: November 7-8, 2013, at Davidson College.

2012: Chicago, Illinois

Friday, March 2, 2012, 10:30AM-11:45AM in the Joliet Room at Hilton Chicago, 3rd Floor

The tenth annual meeting of undergraduate student editors and faculty advisers showcased and explained the current organizational structure of FUSE, after which attendees nominated and elected officers for the second year of the National Board.   Student panelists from Widener University, Bennington University, and Susquehanna University addressed the panel topic, “How to Build a Reputation.” Audience members and panelists discussed ideas on making the undergraduate magazine desirable to create, to submit work to, and to read.

2011: Washington, DC

Friday, February 4, 2011, 10:30-11:45AM in the McDowell Formal Lounge at American University, Washington, DC

The ninth annual Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors (FUSE) caucus focused on the topic: “The Undergraduate Journal Online,” with panelists representing Widener University’s Blue Route, Bennington College’s anthology plain china, and Susquehanna University’s Susquehanna Review.  This meeting of undergraduate editors and their faculty advisors also elected the first FUSE National Board of Directors.

2010: Denver, Colorado

Friday, April 9, 2010, 9:30-10:45AM, in the Agate Room, Hyatt Regency Denver, 3rd Floor

Along with providing a meeting ground for undergraduate editors and their faculty advisors, the eighth annual Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors (FUSE) caucus  included a panel discussion on the topic: “Funding Undergraduate Literary Journals.” Presenting journals included the Susquehanna Review, Prairie Margins, and the Allegheny Review; significant time was allocated for audience discussion. The Forum called for greater participation from interested schools.

2009: Chicago, Illinois

Friday, February 13, 2009, 3:00-4:15PM, in Private Dining Room 2, 3rd Floor of Hilton Chicago

The seventh annual Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors (FUSE) caucus featured a panel discussion on the topic: “Selecting Editors and Pieces for an Undergraduate Literary Journal.” Panelists represented journals from Susquehanna University and Shippensburg University.  The Forum provided an update on its website, which includes a database of publishing internships, advice for start-up journals, and featured undergraduate literary magazines.

2008: New York, New York

Friday, February 1, 2008, in the Bryant Suite of the Hilton New York, 2nd Floor

Along with providing a meeting ground for undergraduate editors and their faculty advisors, the sixth annual Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors (FUSE) caucus included student and faculty representatives from Susquehanna University, Shippensburg University, and the University of Tampa. These panelists discussed the evolution of their undergraduate editing and publishing programs and publications. The Forum also provided an update on its membership and demonstrated the changes and improvements to its new website.

2007: Atlanta, Georgia

Friday, March 2, 9:00-10:15AM, in the North Court East of Hilton Atlanta, 2nd Floor

The fifth annual Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors (FUSE) caucus provided a meeting ground for undergraduate editors and their faculty advisors. FUSE provided an update on its membership, demonstrated the changes and improvements to its new website, which included browseable databases for graduate school, internships, employment, as well as discussion boards.  FUSE solicited ideas for new features. Participants were encouraged to bring copies of their magazines to display and swap.

2006: Austin, Texas

Friday, March Meeting Room 602, Austin Hilton, 6th Floor

The fourth annual Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors (FUSE) caucus provided a meeting ground for undergraduate editors and their faculty advisors.  FUSE provided an update on its membership and conference planning, demonstrated the resources of its new website, which included browseable databases for graduate schools, internships, employment, as well as discussion boards.  FUSE solicited ideas for new features.  Participants were encouraged to bring copies of their magazines to display and swap.

2005: Vancouver, British Colombia

The third annual Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors (FUSE) caucus.

2004: Chicago, Illinois

The second annual Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors (FUSE) caucus.

2003: Baltimore, Maryland

The inaugural Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors (FUSE) caucus.

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