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Vicki Waldman, Editor; Tracy Hawkins, Manager S/CS
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IN THIS ISSUE:
- SECTION / STUDENT BRANCH RELATIONS
- OFFICER ROSTER UPDATE
- DID FUNCTION FOLLOW FORM?
- HELPFUL INFO FOR VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTER EDITORS
- REASONS TO GET AN IEEE WEB ACCOUNT
- REFERENCE-LINKING SERVICE GOES LIVE
- APPROPRIATE USE OF IEEE STATIONERY
- TECHNICAL INTEREST PROFILES AVAILABLE AS PDF FILE
- IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY LAUNCHES CAREER SERVICE CENTER:
- DISTINGUISHED LECTURER PRESENTATIONS
- AFTER-HOURS TRAVEL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE.
- 2001 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS MAILED
- IEEE PRESIDENT-ELECT, 2001
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SECTION / STUDENT BRANCH RELATIONS
 
This is the time of year for back-to-school sales and gearing up for a new
academic year. At IEEE this means a new flock of Student members. We
would like to encourage all Sections to recognize, keep in touch with and
support their local Student Branches and Student Branch Chapters.
Encourage Student members to attend your meetings and have some events
geared just for them. Remember, students are the future volunteers and
getting them involved now is key!
 
Your Section SAMIeee recipient is able to provide lists of Student members
for individual Student Branches by filtering on the School Code. For a
list of Branches by Region, please visit the IEEE Student Concourse web
site at http://www.ieee.org/membership/students/sc_branches.html.
 
For Student Branch news, Branch Calendar, awards, scholarships and contact
information, check out the Student Concourse home page at
http://www.ieee.org/students or contact MailTo:student-services@ieee.org.
 
 
OFFICER ROSTER UPDATE
 
The IEEE Section/Chapter Support staff is updating the officer roster for
November publication. Please make sure we have the latest information for
your Unit! The deadline for submissions to make the next issue of the
Roster is 15 September 2000. You can submit via the web at
http://www.ieee.org/ra/scs, click on "Required Reporting", then "Officer
Confirmation", or send the information via email to
MailTo:scs-officer-report @ieee.org.
 
 
DID FUNCTION FOLLOW FORM?
 
In the first quarter of 2000, each IEEE Section received a package of 150
post cards bearing the images from the IEEE membership image campaign.
Mailed to the Membership Development Chair or Section Chair of each
Section, the post cards were created to enable Sections using SAMIeee to
welcome new members and invite them to the next Section event.
 
At the time they were mailed, we received very positive feedback -
basically, that this was a good idea which might require minor
modifications to be useful to all Sections. Now that some time has passed,
and you've had time to try them out, we'd like to hear more from those of
you in the trenches.
 
Did you use the post cards? Is there anything we can do to improve them?
Were they effective? If you did not use them, please let us know why?
(Perhaps we can improve a next iteration.) Do you plan to use them in the
year 2000?
 
We'd like to hear from all 300 Sections. We definitely want to develop
tools to assist the Sections, but we can only do it with your input. Please
take just a moment to give us your thoughts by emailing to
MailTo:c.coffey@ieee.org.
 
 
HELPFUL INFO FOR VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTER EDITORS
 
A new web page containing useful information for volunteer newsletter
editors has been established within the Section/Chapter Support site at
http://www.ieee.org/ra/scs. By clicking on "Newsletter Editors" you will
find hints on how to convert from hard copy to an electronic format,
articles on IEEE member benefits, products and services that can be used to
"fill space", links to featured Section newsletters, and to the IEEE
Electronic Communications page and newsletter policies. For more
information, contact Tracy Hawkins, MailTo:t.hawkins@ieee.org, telephone +1
732 562 5512.
 
 
REASONS TO GET AN IEEE WEB ACCOUNT
 
You've probably heard many references to IEEE Web Accounts but still may be
asking "What is it, and why do I need one?" IEEE Web Accounts provide IEEE
members and customers with access to a growing number of online services,
many of them free. Web Accounts provide
access to Bibliographies Online, BooksPlus, and Spectrum Online; renewing
membership; shopping in the IEEE Online Catalog & Store; and soon, access
to IEEE Xplore.
 
According to IEEE Executive Director Dan Senese, "Upcoming areas of planned
migration to Web Accounts are e-mail alias services, IEEE OPeRA (through
Xplore), and other to-be-announced Society-oriented services and
publications."
 
To register for an IEEE Web Account or for more information, visit
http://www.ieee.org/web/accounts/.
 
 
REFERENCE-LINKING SERVICE GOES LIVE
 
CrossRef, the reference-linking service, went live on 5 June 2000. The IEEE
and 32 other leading scientific and scholarly publishers are participating
in this initiative, which will revolutionize the way engineers and
scientists use the Internet to conduct online research.
 
According to CrossRef Executive Director Ed Pentz, "CrossRef is now well on
its way to becoming the comprehensive source for linking journal articles.
The reference links that researchers want and need are starting to appear."
 
For a demonstration of the live reference links, visit
http://www.crossref.org/demos/gallery.htm.
 
 
APPROPRIATE USE OF IEEE STATIONERY
 
Volunteers who have IEEE stationery (business cards, letterhead, etc.) may
use that stationery only for official IEEE business. Use of stationery for
other purposes may imply IEEE endorsement of that purpose.
 
 
TECHNICAL INTEREST PROFILES AVAILABLE AS PDF FILE
 
The current IEEE Society/Council Technical Interest Profiles (TIPS) are now
available on the Technical Activities Society/Council Home page as an Adobe
PDF file at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/tab/societyhome.html.
 
For more information on TIPs, contact Alicia Tomaszewski, IEEE Technical
Activities, MailTo:a.tomaszewski@ieee.org.
 
 
IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY LAUNCHES CAREER SERVICE CENTER:
 
The new IEEE Computer Society Career Service Center is the latest of
several IEEE online
resources for job seekers. The Center features searchable postings for jobs
available in the computer field around the world. In addition, IEEE
Computer Society members can post their resumes and access the Society's
other career-related services from the Center.
 
Visit the site at http://www.computer.org/careers/.
 
 
DISTINGUISHED LECTURER PRESENTATIONS
 
As a result of the recent funding approval for the Electronic Distinguished
Lecturer initiative, IEEE Technical Activities staff has been coordinating
taping and formatting three Distinguished Lecturers presentations with
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Each of these
presentations will consist of a Distinguished Lecturer's audio, along with
their PowerPoint presentation. Each presentation is approximately 45
minutes in length and will be available in both English and Spanish
versions.
 
The audio portion will be the only translated portion of these
presentations, the PowerPoint slides will remain in the speaker's original
English format.
 
Once the presentations are ready for viewing on the World Wide Web, the
site will have links to both the English and Spanish versions, giving the
viewer the option to choose their language preference for the audio on any
specific presentation listed on the site.
 
For questions regarding the Distinguished Lecturer program, contact
MailTo:society-lecturers@ieee.org.
 
 
AFTER-HOURS TRAVEL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE.
 
Effective 31 August 2000, IEEE members who need emergency travel assistance
after business hours can call Global Travel Services' improved hotline at
+1 800 872 2689. Those living outside the United States or Canada should
call +1 907 266 6677. The access code for all callers is 4QM.
 
For more information, contact Global Travel Services,
MailTo:travel-team@ieee.org or +1 800 TRY IEEE.
 
 
2001 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS MAILED
 
2001 IEEE Membership application packets have been shipped to all Section
Chairs, Section Membership Development Chairs and all Student Branch
Counselors. Camera ready copies for duplication were included.
Application samples have also been sent to Society Presidents.
 
Of course, don't forget that the always convenient web application can be
found at: http://www.ieee.org/membership/.
 
 
IEEE PRESIDENT-ELECT, 2001
 
Arthur W. Winston was successful in his bid to be a petition candidate for
2001 IEEE president-elect. Winston served in 1998 and 1999 as vice
president, IEEE Educational Activities. He will run against Lloyd A. "Pete"
Morley and Raymond Findlay for the 2002 IEEE presidency.
 
The IEEE Annual Election Web site identifies the candidates on the 2000
ballot and the positions for which they are running. As biographical
sketches, candidate statements and rebuttals become available and are
received in total for each of the election categories, they will be posted
at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/corporate/candidates.htm.
 
For more information, contact Angela Wyckoff, IEEE Corporate Activities,
MailTo:a.wyckoff@ieee.org.
 
 
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