Closer and closer...The 62nd Annual Meeting of SAA is just around the corner. Preparations are in full swing; anticipation is high as we head to the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. All SAA staff will be on site in Nashvilleto meet, greet, and help the meeting happen. The SAA Washington office will be officially closed Wednesday, April 2, trough Monday, April 7. We'll be back in town April 8, ready to work on the 63rd Annual MeetingSeattle in 1998.
About Seattle...The 1998 63rd Annual Meeting Program Chair is Jonathan Driver from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. Work is already underway on the Call for Submissions, which could possibly be available at the Nashville meeting. Please mark your calendars for the submission deadline: September 3, 1997. The Seattle meeting will be held March 2529, 1998. It's not too late to plan ahead.
Interns, interns, interns...Through incredible good fortune, SAA staff have the assistance of three interns this semester. Cameron Dudley comes to us from the University of West Florida through the "Semester in Washington" program. For 15 weeks Cameron will be working with staff to hone her skills in communications with an emphasis on government affairs. Cameron will have the opportunity to work with SAA's GANSR network and strengthen that communication link during her internship. Rafi Crockett comes to SAA from George Washington University and has expressed an interest in working in the public education arena. She has undertaken a number of projects to date and will be expanding her focus to include some work in fund development as well. Rupa Patel, also from George Washington University, has joined SAA for the semester to provide assistance in a wide range of activities. She would like to experience and learn about each of the program areas within the SAA office structure.
American Archaeology...A popular magazine on American archaeology premiering this March, American Archaeology will carry an advertisement focused on SAA. The Archaeological Conservancy is creating this magazine for its members and supporters throughout the country and will be exhibiting in Nashville.
Pilot Project Revisited...The second year of the archaeology education coordinator pilot project has begun with the award of one-year grants to the Montana Historical Society and the Anthropology Department of Hamline University in Minnesota to coordinate and develop archaeology education programs and materials at the state level. These grants are part of a multiyear project developed by the Public Education Committee in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the National Park Service Archaeology and Ethnography Program. For information about the pilot program, please contact Dorothy Krass, SAA's manager, public education.
Connected...Have you checked out SAA web (www.saa.org) lately? We've been working to bring you updated information on a timely basis. Need to contact the Washington office? Try email. All staff are email accessible in the following format: firstname_ email@example.com. Do you have a question? Send it to one of SAA's general/program email mailboxes: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; or email@example.com.
Tobi Brimsek is executive director of the Society for American Archaeology.