Boston Broadside
March/April 2001
Vol. 58, No.4


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Society Highlights

By Shiuwan Cheung

New SIG Approved

At the Fall Board meeting, the STC board of directors approved the formation of the Instructional Design and Learning SIG. The SIG manager, Yvonne G. DeGraw, can be reached at .

What's Needed Now: Your Involvement

STC's nominating committee has developed a strong slate of candidates for Society office in 2001-2002. Now it's your turn to contribute.

STC members, here is how you fit into the picture. In our coming election, you will have the opportunity to vote for candidates for second vice president, treasurer, and nominating committee.

To encourage members to vote, the STC office has developed an online election brochure and ballot, as well as the traditional hardcopy brochure that will be mailed to all new and renewing members in March 2001. Members can either turn in a hardcopy ballot or vote online.

David T. Suzuki: STC's Honorary Fellow for 2001

STC's honorary fellow for 2001 is David T. Suzuki, award-winning scientist, geneticist, environmentalist, and broadcaster. Suzuki will be honored at STC's 48th Annual Conference.

Suzuki has written more than 30 books, but he is perhaps best known as the host and writer of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's popular science television series, "The Nature of Things." He has received numerous awards for his work, including a UNESCO prize for science, a United Nations Environment Program medal, and the Order of Canada.

New Chapters

The board of directors has approved the formation of three new chapters. The San Luis Obispo Chapter will be based in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and assigned to Region 8. The chapter president is Regina P. Brown.

Located in College Station, Texas, the Texas A&M Student Chapter has been assigned to Region 5. The chapter advisors are M. Jimmie Killingsworth and Jackie S. Palmer.

The Netherlands Chapter will be based in Randstad, The Netherlands, and assigned to Region 4. Tricia Visser is the chapter president.


Shiuwan Cheung is the Society Highlights columnist for the Broadside.

March 12, 2001