Happy New Year from the Society for Text & Discourse!
We have several exciting events and announcements to tell you about for 2016.
Membership renewal: We have a new membership database system, and the membership renewal processes has changed slightly. Quite a few people have already renewed their membership for 2016. Membership advantages include a subscription to Discourse Processes, reduced conference registration fees, and electronic access to Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences. PIBBS is made available to organizational members of the Federation of Associations of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Second conference call for submissions: The organizers of the 2016 ST&D conference in Kassel, Germany have put out the second call for submissions. Submissions are open today (January 15) and are due February 15, 2016. The full second call for submissions will come in a second email. Submit your proposal at https://www.conftool.com/std2016
The main conference website can be found here
We also would like to take a moment to thank the 2016 conference organizers, Tobias Richter, Maj-Britt Isberner, and Julia Knoepke. They are hard at work getting ready for the conference, and we are all looking forward to arriving in Kassel!
Student Travel Fund: This is the second year we are selling ST&D pens to help fund graduate students who will travel over seas to present their work at our annual conference. Purchase options can be found on the website when you pay your annual dues. To by some pens and help students travel, go to https://societyfortextanddiscourse.wildapricot.org/ST&D-student-travel-pen
New Governing Board members: We are pleased to announce that Jason Braasch and Chantel Prat will be joining the Governing Board starting in 2016. Jason and Chantel will replace outgoing members Panayiota Kendeou and Jean-Francois Rouet. We would like to thank Pani and Jean-Francois for six years of outstanding service on the Board.
ST&D Fellow nominations: Nominations for Fellow status in the Society are currently being accepted, and are due to Jenny Wiley by February 15, 2016. Think about researchers you know who are suitable for Fellow status and submit a nomination or two. Information can be found at http://www.societyfortextanddiscourse.org/about-2/fellows/fellow-nominations/
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On behalf of the officers of ST&D
Danielle McNamara – President
Kate Bohn-Gettler – Treasurer
Mike Wolfe – Secretary
and the Governing Board, we wish you a happy and productive new year!