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The Professional Activities Operations Committee in Region 3 needs a few good people

PACE Training at Southeastcon 2000 in Nashville

THE RACE IS ON!!!

IEEE-USA PARTICIPATION IN SYMPOSIUM HIGHLIGHTED IN *NEW YORK TIMES*

FIRST-QUARTER *TODAY'S ENGINEER* STRESSES COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS

IEEE-USA THIS WEEK* WEBSITE PROVIDES LATEST ON CAREER, POLICY ACTIVITIES

*IEEE-USA EYE ON WASHINGTON* E-ZINE FOCUSES ON POLICY ISSUES

CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS

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The Professional Activities Operations Committee in Region 3 needs a few good people

 Volunteers,
 
The Professional Activities Operations Committee in Region 3 needs a few
good people to step into responsible roles for the membership.
 
If you can commit to a bit of time over the next year, please call me or
email me.
 
If your section has someone that could help our committee, please have them
call me or email me.
 
thanks,
 
Don
 
Don Hill
d.w.hill@ieee.org
606 257 8487 office
606 323 3287 fax
606 489 IEEE cell
 
 
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PACE Training at Southeastcon 2000 in Nashville
 
Section Leaders and Volunteers:
 
April 8 and 9, 2000, we have a great training program ready for any member
of your section that would like to learn more about IEEE's professional
development and activities at Southeastcon 2000. George McClure will lead
and others will assist with the continuing education of professional items
and issues.
 
Please visit this web site for registration and hotel information.
 
http://ewh.ieee.org/reg/3/southeastcon2000/index.html
 
Southeastcon 2000 will provide you with the best basic professional
activities training available this year. George and his group will train
you and leave you with the tools needed to provide professional programs in
your section.
 
In the next two weeks, please plan to attend, please register, please
reserve a hotel room for Saturday night, and make travel plans(plane, train,
bus, or car) to ensure the best rate.
 
(http://www.ieeetravelonline.org/index.html)
 
See you there,
 
Don
 
Don Hill
d.w.hill@ieee.org
606 257 8487 office
606 323 3287 fax
606 489 IEEE cell
 
 
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THE RACE IS ON!!!
 
I want to run as a petition candidate for the position of IEEE President
Elect this year. I have the encouragement of current and past Presidents
and Directors, Ken Laker, Chuck, Alexander, and Joel Snyder, as well as
many other IEEE members. To be successful, I need your support as well!
Even though the IEEE Nominations & Appointments Committee selected
me as one of the potential candidates for the position of President Elect,
the Board of Directors chose to move forward with two prior candidates
who were unsuccessful in their bid for President Elect last year.
 
I ask that you join with me and other IEEE members who believe the
IEEE membership should get to decide who the best candidate is for
President Elect 2001. We need 3000 voting members to sign the petition
for my name to be placed on the 2000 ballot. Please print the petition
form, sign it, and mail it back to me.
 
I have the right combination of IEEE service, industry experience, drive
and dedication to lead our organization. Learn about my background and
read my bio and position statement.
 
Please help me get my name on the ballot now by signing and returning
the petition.
 
Thank you in advance for your support.
Arthur Winston
 
View Bio and Position Statement:
http://www.arthurwinston.com/index.html
Go To Petition Form: http://www.arthurwinston.com/petition.html
 
 
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IEEE-USA PARTICIPATION IN SYMPOSIUM HIGHLIGHTED IN *NEW YORK TIMES*
 
The Digital Commerce column appearing in the 31 Jan. NEW YORK TIMES cited
IEEE-USA cosponsorship last fall of a workshop at Cornell University on
broadband futures. According to the TIMES' piece by Denise Caruso,
workshop participants concluded that "common carriage encourages the
[communications] network to be everywhere and fully interconnected ... [and]
would provide stability and thus significantly speed the development of the
broadband market." To see the entire column, go to http://www.nytimes.com.
 
 
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FIRST-QUARTER *TODAY'S ENGINEER* STRESSES COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS
 
The first-quarter 2000 TODAY'S ENGINEER, published by IEEE-USA with tips,
strategies and solutions for fast-track technical professionals, includes
the following articles:
 
"Beat the Clock": Unless engineers plan their time well and consistently
use time management tools, they're setting themselves up for missed
deadlines and higher stress.
 
"Six Sigma Management": more than just another management fad, General
Electric has credited this process and product improvement approach with
savings in excess of $1 billion.
 
"Glass Ceilings and Sliding Doors": With fewer women entering the field
and high attrition among those who do, the glass ceiling remains a serious
issue.
 
"Two for the Road": Communication and problem solving are two skills that
lie at the heart of everything engineers do; here's how you can refine
them.
 
"E-mail Disasters": here's how to avoid terrible subject lines,
overformatting, misplaced messages, and other common electronic
communications blunders.
 
"Seen and Heard": Few ways to distinguish yourself from other engineers
offer more impact than demonstrating effective presentation skills.
 
"Newsmakers: Building Young Engineers": Duke School of Engineering Dean
Kristina Johnson talks about the school's $35-million endowment and her
commitment to preparing engineering students to meet the broad and complex
challenges of the next century.
 
To see sample articles from the current TODAY'S ENGINEER and to subscribe,
go to: http://www.todaysengineer.org.
 
 
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*IEEE-USA THIS WEEK* WEBSITE PROVIDES LATEST ON CAREER, POLICY ACTIVITIES
 
Volunteer members seeking the latest information on IEEE-USA's promotion
of electrotechnology careers and policy should go to the organization's THIS
WEEK website at http://www.ieeeusathisweek.org/current_issue/index.html.
Updated every other week, the current issue includes a description of
IEEE-USA's discussion forum in which members can engage in and read ongoing
discussions on research and development, retirement security, immigration reform, PACE,
and the Government Fellows program. The site also includes sections on workforce
issues, career development and a readers' forum.
 
 
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*IEEE-USA EYE ON WASHINGTON* E-ZINE FOCUSES ON POLICY ISSUES
 
In its 21 Jan. issue, IEEE-USA EYE ON WASHINGTON, the organization's
weekly update on government-related career and technology policy activities,
includes blurbs on President Clinton's call for a $2.8 billion increase in Federal
science and technology funding; plans for high-tech guestworker legislation;
nominations sought for Presidential science, math and engineering
mentoring awards; FCC approval of low-power FM radio services; and the
engineers and scientists annual Congressional Visits Day on 4-5 April. To subscribe and
receive the latest issue, go to http://www.ieeeusa.org/emailupdates.
 
 
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CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS
An interview on immigration issues with IEEE-USA Past President Paul J. Kostek is scheduled to appear on PBS in many areas of the U.S. on 31 March. For further schedule information, go to:
http://www.nationaldesk.com/Frames/TVschedules.htm.
 
 
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Updated 02/29/2000