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Listing: Subject: Student Committee News
Date: Mon, Jan. 27, 2003
From: Anne Ballenger, Student Committee Chair
Dear Students,
I can't believe that it's almost Feburary! How time flies. We still have opportunities open for the new 2003-2005 Student Committee -
Secretary,Treasurer,Editor, Web Master ...
Got enthusiasm? Have ideas? Want to see your name in LIGHTS? (O.K. so, I got carried away for a second..)
The Student Committee is a great opportunity and method for putting your ideas into action, meeting students, forming collaborations, and in general, improving yourselves through the service of others.
Send me an e-mail, nominate yourself or prod your friend, and include a letter of interest, a vision statement for the position, along with your CV/resume. We'd like to announce the new committee by Feb. 2, 2003!

Also, if you would like to know what events are happening for students and items of interest about the conference - check out Conference Events.
If you have any questions or the Student Committee can be of service to you, please don't hesitate to contact us!

Listing: Current listings to follow - at a more decent hour on Monday - site last updated 12:35 a.m. Monday.
Listing: Subject: Student Committee News
Date: Sat, Jan. 10, 2003
From: Anne Ballenger, Student Committee Chair
Dear Students,
I hope you had a wonderful New Year and festive holiday season. It always seems like the break isn't long enough - but the beginning of the Spring semester has arrived (sigh) or about to (double sigh).
Already there are lots of January Hot Announcements like - several opportunities for students to become involved our professional societies (AAA & SfAA), to present your work at conferences and even a post-doc fellowship in Japan.
You may have read in the last SfAA Newsletter that SfAA has formed two new relationships with fellow organizations - CONAA and . CONAA's student rep., , wrote the other day and invites you to check out their web site and opportunities. Please do!
There's even more news too! The Student Committee web site will be moving in April to the SfAA web site. Don't worry, we'll inform you and keep a re-direct link for any of your bookmarked pages.
Also, would you liek to communicate with other SfAA Students across the globe? Check out the SfAA Forums and click on the Student Committee

You can view the Bi-Annual Report (March 2002 thru November 2002)
There's a short and a long version for those pressed for time.
2003 SfAA Conference LogoSfAA Student Committee's: Conference Connection
Built for you and all about the 2003 Conference in Portland, Oregon this. The Conference Connection provides information on travel accommodations, Awards, presentation how-to's, making the best of the conference, and referrals are provided. Check it out!
This just in - Career Workshop --
For the 4th year - the wonderful Career Workshop will be held. Plans are in the works by the International Committee and Carla Monterro-Guerron. More details as they arrive...
Want the Society to get to know you?
The Membership Committee is conducting a survey at the Conference. Don't forget to fill it out at the registration desk.
SfAA Past President & Student Luncheon
One of the best ways to get to know prominent applied anthropologists in an informal setting is the SfAA Past Presidents & Students Luncheon. It's not stuffy; it's a sit down lunch where we sit a Past President to the right and left of you. All of the Past Presidents are very friendly and make time out of their schedules just to talk to YOU!.
Oh, by the way, did I mention that 25 students have lunch on us?
If you are not sure what you're getting yourself into, check out the photos of previous luncheons. Contact me to reserve your space.

Listing: Subject: Student Committee Nominations
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2003
From: The Student Committee

Student Committee Nominations Deadline Fast Approaching
January 15, 2003

Dear Students,
The Student Committee for the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) is currently accepting nominations of dedicated and outstanding students who are interested in becoming officers of the Society for the period of 2003-2005.

Students who wish to apply need to be enrolled at an accredited university, be willing and able to serve in their positions for two years and be in good academic standing. The Student Committee is comprised of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson, a Secretary, a Treasurer, an Editor, and a Communications Coordinator/Web Master. All positions are open.

In addition, students may also serve and/or chair Special Sub-Committees like the Conference Committee or others that assist in the creation, development and the implementation of student orientated services and activities.

Serving on the Student Committee is an excellent opportunity to serve fellow applied students (in either a leadership role or volunteer capacity) within a prestigious and respect organization that is committed to the practice of applied anthropology.

Students interested in officer positions, should send a letter of intent indicating the desired position and a one-page vision statement with a proposal plan, along with their CV/resume to Anne Ballenger, Chair at or .

The deadline to receive this information is January 15, 2003. This deadline will be strictly enforced. Nominees will be notified by February 03, 2003. New Board Members will be installed during the 2003 SfAA Conference in Portland, Oregon March 19-23, 2003 at the Student Committee Annual Business Meeting.

For more information, or for students wishing to volunteer for Student Committee Sub-Committees please contact the Chair, Anne Ballenger, at or visit the Student Committee web site.

Of course, please feel free to contact any Student Committee member if we can do anything to assist you! All the Best, Anne Ballenger, Chair ~ Jen Wies, Secretary ~ Chad Morris, Editor
SfAA Student Committee

Listing: Subject:Call for Papers
Date:Thu, 9 Jan 2003
From:Margaret Jackson,

Call for Papers:
Knowledge Management Conference
Penang, Malaysia
Dear Colleague,
I am writing to you now on behalf of the Conference Organising Committee, to inform you of:
The Third International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations at the Bayview Beach Resort, Batu Ferringhi Beach in Penang, Malaysia from 11-14 August 2003. ( The Conference Theme is Knowledge Management.

There is hardly an organisation in the world which does not find itself daily negotiating the forces of globalisation and technological and social change. These appear as opportunities as well as threats, and the key challenge for organisations is to find a way to navigate the threats and harness the opportunities. One of the key elements of organisation change today is encapsulated by the often nebulous concepts of'knowledge economy' and its organisational response, 'knowledge management'.

The conference is being hosted by the Faculty of Business with the Globalism Institute at RMIT Melbourne, Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang and the Singapore Institute of Management. It will include major keynote papers by internationally renowned speakers and numerous small-group workshop and paper presentation sessions. In all sessions we are encouraging people to bring an active sense of the dynamics of today's organisations, as well as reflective and conceptual understandings.

I would particularly like to invite you to respond to the conference call for papers. Papers submitted for the conference proceedings will be fully peer-refereed and published in print and electronic formats. And if you are unable to attend the conference, virtual registrations are also available allowing access to the electronic versions of the conference proceedings, as well as virtual presentations which mean that your paper can be included in the refereeing process and published with the conference proceedings.

The deadline for the first round of the call for papers is 1 February 2003. Full details of the conference, including an online call for papers form, are to be found at the conference website.

We do hope you will be able to join us in Penang in August 2003.
Yours Sincerely,
Prof. Margaret Jackson
Dean, Faculty of Business
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Listing: Subject:Social Science Opportunities
Date:Thu, 2 Jan 2003
From:2003 GrantsNet Funding News

Excerpts from the Grantsnet Newsletter (January 2003)

  • PostDoctoral Positions
  • ~~ JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers
    Postdoctoral positions are available in a variety of research fields for 12 - 24 months in Japan, supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Successful applicants have the opportunity to conduct collaborative research activities at Japanese universities or research institutes. Applicants should have a Doctorate degree. Excellent allowance and benefits provided. Check our website at: .
  • New Fellowships for Individuals
  • ~~ Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Biological Psychiatry (Pfizer, U.S. Pharmaceuticals)
    ~~The Merck Research Scholarship Program (American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education)
    ~~Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation)
  • Career Development Center for PostDocs and Junior Faculty
  • ~~Updates From Next Wave's Career Development Center
  • The Career Development Center
  • Thanks to the generous support of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, articles within the Science's Next Wave Career Development Center are freely accessible. Check out recent articles at .
  • GrantDoctor Index --
  • NIH Toolkit --

Here's a little bit of info about Grants Net - a good resource for those looking for funding or tracking current and future funding areas.
We now have over 1000 funding programs in the GrantsNet database, and we're still adding programs. If you know of an award that isn't in our Funding Directory, please let us know at . Since our launch on March 2, 1998, GrantsNet has grown to include detailed information on predoctoral programs, medical student programs, MD/PhD student programs, postdoctoral programs, junior faculty programs, and now sources for undergraduate funding in our NEW undergraduate database.

For more information on funding opportunities, visit our Web site at .

Listing: Subject:NASA Call for Nominations
Date:Thu, 09 Jan 2003
From:National Association of Student Anthropologists


Dear National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA) Members:
NASA is seeking eight current members who are interested in being nominated as candidates for Officer positions, Executive Committee seats, and other committee positions open for 2003. In accordance with NASA bylaws, if elected nominees will serve two-year terms, which will begin during the November 2003 Annual Meeting and end in November 2005.

NASA's purpose is to "stimulate and encourage the interests and involvement of both graduate and undergraduate students in anthropology." Working with NASA is a great way to gain leadership experience and an excellent opportunity to network with professors, professionals and other students nationwide. Nominees are encouraged to bring and develop their own ideas concerning how NASA can better serve the interests of its student membership.

The NASA Nominations Committee will form a slate of candidates from nominees for each position. NASA members will then vote for the candidates during the AAA Spring Ballots. The following summaries describe the duties of the position within the structure of NASA:
Officer Positions and Executive Committee Seats

  1. PRESIDENT-ELECT: Will serve a one year term as President-Elect, followed by another year as President. The President-Elect holds one vote in NASA matters and is responsible for internal communications within NASA, coordinating activities of committees, and facilitating NASA's transition into the following year. Former VP Roger Lohmann described an additional duty to "facilitate the creative processes within the organization. and prevent a drift toward stasis."
  2. UNDERGRADUATE REPRESENTATIVE AT-LARGE (Two Seats): Actively represents all interests of undergraduate NASA members; solicits new members; mostly deals with attending to students' e-mail questions and creating student networks throughout the year; effectively disseminates scholarship and professional opportunities to students. Traditionally chairs a NASA Committee. Holds one vote in NASA matters.
  3. GRADUATE REPRESENTATIVE AT-LARGE (Two Seats): Actively represents all interests of graduate NASA members; solicits new members; mostly deals with attending to students' e-mail questions and creating student networks throughout the year; effectively disseminates scholarship and professional opportunities to students. Traditionally chairs a NASA Committee. Holds one vote in NASA matters.
  4. Committee Positions
  5. NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR: Posts annual Call for NASA Elections; organizes and disseminates NASA Election applications and information; and finally submits the nominations committee's recommendations for the official Elections Slate to the NASA Membership for vote (November-January); organizes the annual NASA Awards ceremony.
  6. NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE UNDESIGNATED SEAT: Assists with the implementation of the above duties of the nominations chair.
  7. NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE UNDESIGNATED SEAT: Assists with the implementation of the above duties of the nominations chair.

DEADLINE: E-mailed applications must be received by Friday, January 20, 2003. HOW TO APPLY: Please submit your e-mail application to the NASA Nominations Committee Chair, Margaret Dorsey ( by Friday, January 20, 2003 using "NASA Nomination" as the subject line.

Please include the following items in the body of your e-mail application:
Biographical sketch Format biographical sketches exactly as follows; include bold headings (CV's will not be accepted):
FULL NAME (highest degree earned, institution where degree was earned, year degree was earned) Positions held (most recent first): Title, (dates from-to) Name of Institution; Interests and/or Activities: (Limit 3); Significant publications (limit 3 - most recent first): Title,co-authors/editors if applicable, where published, year published.

I. WANNA WYN (PhD, University of Whereiwannabe, 1969) Positions held: Grand Inquisitor (1989-Pres) Search the World Over, Inc.; Leader of the Pack (1978-1989) Wearethebest University; Asst Leader of the Pack (1970-1978) Whimsy College; Interests and/or Activities: ritual, migration, presented paper at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Presenting Papers; Significant Publications: I Didn't Really Know What I Was Talking About, but Now I Do (with Yule Shirley Wyn, PhD), The Perfect Press, Inc., In Press; "Trust Me, I know I Know What am talking about" (with Imrunin Aginstya, PhD) Journal of Ultimate Knowledge, 1988.

Platform statement: The platform statement must be approximately 200 words in length. Statements significantly over 200 words will be cut down to 200 words before publishing.

Digital Picture:If available, please provide a digital picture of yourself for the AAA Spring Ballots.

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