Following the voting and first meeting of the new MUA Committee for 2017-2018, Coloradan Moodler Emma Richardson has been chosen as the new Chair. Previous leader, Chair Steve Powell, will now be Treasurer, with incumbent Richard Samson as Vice Chair and Thom Rawson, newcomer based in Nagasaki, as Secretary. Previously, Shannon Johnston, educator, writer and Australian-to-Indonesian translator, had been announced as MUA’s Project and Administrative Officer.
Richardson emphasizes the importance of communication both within and outside of MUA. The MUA Forum will become a more active place, with announcements being posted in social media automatically.
A final piece of news regards the MUA site itself supported by Moodle as CMS: the site will try to incorporate some of the newest features available in latest releases, especially the products of past MUA Project Development Cycles. For the upcoming Calendar improvements in Moodle 3.4, the result of the July-December 2016 cycle, Richardson manifests interest as it might help avoid common mix-ups in dates and events.
Speaking of events, all members are invited to upcoming MUA Town Halls, which will take place Tuesday, November 7th at 8:00 UTC and Tuesday, November 14th at 17:00 UTC. A “Meet and Greet” is also in the works at MoodleMoot Florida, starting November 6th.