It is now time to hold elections for the FUN Executive Committee! Please consider nominating a friend (or yourself!) for consideration. Nominations are being accepted until August 27th. Nominations are currently being accepted for President-Elect, Treasurer-Elect (two-year position), and Councilor. Descriptions of these positions are available online at www.funfaculty.org. Responsibilities of the President-Elect include Chairing the Travel Awards Committee and Election Committee. The Treasurer-Elect serves as the senior financial officer of the organization. Ideal candidates for officer or councilor positions are invested in the success of the organization and committed to a collaborative system of governance. The work is engaging and at the heart of what we all try so hard to do well!
As you know, the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience sponsors a number of excellent programs for its members, such as student travel awards, an equipment loan program, mentoring opportunities, and the poster session and social at the SfN meeting. FUN also provides support for JUNE and SOMAS, as well as summer workshops. The success and growth of our organization and these programs depends on the participation of our membership, especially in leadership roles. We need energetic people who have participated in and benefited from these programs, and understand or want to learn about the importance of FUN's role in undergraduate education.
Nominations can be sent to the current President-Elect, Noah Sandstrom (Noah.Sandstrom@williams.edu), who can happily attest to the satisfaction that comes with working as a member of the FUN Executive Committee! Please send any questions about these positions to Noah or any member of the Executive Committee! The window for nominations ends soon – August 27, 2012.
Wishing you all a great start to the fall semester!