First, we need nominations for officers! Please send Deborah Larson (firstname.lastname@example.org)nominations (you can nominate yourself) including a short bio by February 21th. We have three at large positions that need to be filled. The jobs are not onerous but are important: helping to organize the Innovative Panels, select the Alexander George Award winners and so on. Deborah Larson, the incoming chair, has nominated Klaus Brummer to be the next Vice President/Program Chair.
Second, we need nominations for the Distinguished Scholar Award for 2015—send those to me at email@example.com. The membership makes suggestions and then the Executive Council uses those suggestions to selection a scholar to be honored.