Paleonet: Call For PS Award and Officer Nominations

Lisa Park lepark at
Mon Dec 7 04:24:24 GMT 2009

Call For PS Award and Officer Nominations

Officers of the Paleontological Society to be Elected in 2010

The Paleontological Society is dependent on service by its members on
the PS Council.  Please consider serving as an officer of PS yourself
or nominating others who would serve the Society well.  The following
positions are up for election in 2010:

President (2 year term-plus in-coming/out-going duties)
The President functions as the presiding Officer at all meetings of
the Society and of the Council. He/She also is responsible for
representing the Society and its interests when dealing with other
organizations, such as GSA, SVP, and PalAss.

Before assuming the office of the President, the President-Elect
serves as a member of Council and serves as chairperson of the
Strimple Award Committee.

The Past-President serves as a member of Council for two years
following his or her term as President. The Past-President serves as
chairperson of the Paleontological Society Medal Committee and  the
Charles Schuchert Award Committee.

Councilor Unrestricted (2 year term)
The Councilor Unrestricted serves as a member of Council and has
specific duties as coordinator of the Distinguished Lecture program
and assists in the Gould Grant Program
Education Coordinator (3 year term)
The Education Coordinator supervises the Society's education and
outreach programs and related educational activities of all meetings
sponsored or co-sponsored by the Society and advises and assists in
the activities of the Society.
Editor(s) of Paleobiology (3 year term)
The Editor or Co-Editors of Paleobiology supervises all matters
connected with publication of the journal, under the general direction
of the Council.
Priscum Editor (3 year term)
The Editor of Priscum supervises all matters connected with
publication of the newsletter, under the general direction of the

General Council Duties-
The PS Council meets twice a year, at the Annual Meeting of PS in
conjunction with GSA and on a weekend early in the spring

Please send your nominations as soon as possible, no later than
January 1, 2010, to the chair of the Committee on Nominations: Dr.
Peter Wilf, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802,
U.S.A.; email: pwilf at; phone: 814-865-6721; fax: 814-863-7823

Call for Nominations for Paleontological Society Awards, 2010

Please ask yourself who, among paleontologists of your acquaintance,
should be nominated for either the Paleontological Society Medal
(eminence, career contributions) or the Charles Schuchert Award
(accomplishment and promise, under 40 years of age).  For full
descriptions of these awards please see the PS Bylaws, chapters 12 and
13 at  For lists of people who have
received these awards in the past, please see the Awards page at

Please send nominations and supporting materials, by January 31, 2010,
to our Past-President, who chairs the committees that recommend
candidates for these awards to the PS Council:  Dr. Derek E. G.
Briggs, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, P.O.
Box 208109, New Haven, CT 06520-8109, U.S.A. or electronically at
derek.briggs at

Likewise, we are ready to accept nominations for the Harrell L.
Strimple Award (significant contributions to the advancement of our
science made by an amateur paleontologist; for a full description
please see chapter 14 of the PS Bylaws at  Please send these nominations
and supporting materials by January 31, 2010, to the President-Elect:
Dr. Philip D. Gingerich, Museum of Paleontology, University of
Michigan, 1109 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079, U.S.A. or
electronically at gingeric at

Dr. Lisa Park, Professor
Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences
Director, Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope Laboratory
University of Akron
Akron, OH  44325-4101
(ph) 330-972-7633
(fax) 330-972-7611
alternate email: lepark at

Dr. Lisa Park, Secretary
The Paleontological Society
alternate email: lepark at
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