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ISEP announcement

lynn rothschild lrothschild at mail.arc.nasa.gov
Fri Mar 20 16:56:14 EST 1998

At long last....

1-4 August, 1998; Northern Arizona University; Flagstaff, Arizona
(followed by the annual meetings of the Phycological Society of America and
the Society of Protozoologists, 4-8 August 1998)

The formal ISEP portion of the meeting will be held from Saturday, August
1st to Tuesday, August 4th.  The formal Phycological Society of America and
Society of Protozoologists portions will span from Monday, August 3rd to
Saturday, August 8th.  The program will consist of symposia, contributed
oral and poster papers.  Registration fees for ISEP will be $125; $250 to
join with PSA and SOP for the whole week.

Planned activities include wine and cheese opening social, 4 half-day ISEP
non-concurrent sessions, coffee breaks, a joint ISEP/PSA/SOP symposium and
a joint 3-Society wine/beer social.  The week long, 3-Society activities
include a cowboy dinner on Lake Mormon, a banquet dinner, and a day-long
(Thursday 6 Aug) field trip to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, or a float trip on
the Colorado River (Colorado River float trip will cost an additional
$50.). Near-by hotels are reserved for the week at special
rates($49-69/night).  Also, dorm rooms are being reserved  for $45/night
double occupancy, which includes 3 meals in the dining halls. We encourage
students to take advantage of the reduced dormitory rates.  Further
information on housing will be available soon.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: (deadline for receipt of abstracts April 15, 1998.
Send your abstract by email directly to Mike Adl (adl at zoology.ubc.ca) as
text in the message. Do not send as attachment and do not encode the
document. Your abstract will be formatted upon receipt. If email is not
possible, a disc copy (MS-word or wordperfect, for PC) can be sent to M.S.
ADL, Dept Zoology, 6270 University Blvd, Vancouver  B.C., V6T 1Z4, Canada.
At the beginning of your message indicate any of the following: special
projection equipment (VCR,?).   Then, begin abstract text with a title (all
capital letters) of less than 15 words. On a new line, last name and
initials of all authors, followed by university/institute affiliation. On
new line, begin abstract text, in English, up to 250 words. Do not use any
formatting, except species names in italics. At the end of your text, add
full name, address, Tel. Fax. Email of presenter.

The Society is negotiating with several journals regarding publication.  If
you wish to submit a manuscript, please bring five copies with you to the
meeting.  Until further notice, follow the general format for the Journal
of Phycology (i.e., author's names written out, etc.).

Send a personal check, money/purchase order, or VISA/MASTERCARD account
Payment is due by 1 June 1998.Accomodations:

Participants will choose and arrange their own lodging
and accommodations.  Several area hotels (listed below) have provided
reduced rates for the conference.  These suggested hotels are within one
block of each other and all are within walking distance of the NAU campus.
When registering, please provide notice of your ISEP, PSA or SOP
affiliation for the reduced rates. Note: Hotel reservations by Fax should
be accompanied by a credit card number & expiry date to ensure a room

1)      Econo Lodge West, 2355 South Beulah Boulevard, Flagstaff.  Phone
(520) 774-2225. WebSite: http://www.flagguide.com/econolodgew. Fax (520)
774-2225.  Fax tone will switch from voice to Fax.
Rates: single room $59.00 per night; mini-suite $69.00 per night.  Includes
continental breakfast, outdoor pool.  Winner of President's Hospitality
Award.  Manager contact: Ms. Margo McReynolds.

2)      La Quinta Inn & Suites.  2015 South Beulah Boulevard, Flagstaff.
Phone (520) 556-8666. Fax:  (520) 214-9140
Rates: $59.00 per night.  Includes continental
breakfast.  Nice, new hotel, Southwestern motif, outdoor pool.  Please
provide the reservation code, 0939-12468-A, to obtain conference rates.
Manager contact: Doug & Pat Walker.

3)      Fairfield Inn (Marriott), 2005 South Milton Road, Flagstaff.  Phone
(520) 773-1300. (520) 773-1462
Rates: $49.00 per night.  Includes continental breakfast.
New, clean, more modest accommodations.  Manager contact: Mr. Tim Croteau

4)      NAU dormitory (Ridge Hall).  NAU South Campus, near DuBois Center.
Rates: $45.00 per night (double occupancy; two rooms share one bath).
Non-smokers only ! Includes three (3) full meals in dining halls.  First
preference will go to students attending conference.

I will_______ will not _________ be requesting accommodations in a dormitory
Are you a student ? (yes/no)     ________
Male/Female     _________
Name of requested roommate:____________________________
(If no preference, one will be given)

Notice of the Founders' Endowment Fund

Late-breaking update:
The endowment fund is in place.  The mandate and procedures for application
are presented below for your interest.  Applications will be accepted for
the 1998 Flagstaff meetings!

The Founders' Endowment Fund

est. 12 February 1997 for the
International Society of Evolutionary Protistology by the inaugural
Endowment fund Committee:
Susan Douglas
Brent Heath
Hans Preisig
Gary W. Saunders (Chair)


1.  provide Travel assistance in the form of two Awards to eligible
students (outlined below) for attendance at the biennial ISEP meeting.
2.  maintain an accessible financial reserve for the Society.


Any student registered in a graduate program at the time of the meeting, or
having graduated less than 3 months prior to the start of the meeting.

1) Scientific excellence, innovation and likely impact (equally weighted)
of the research.
2) Quality (logic and clarity of expression) of the abstract.
3) In the event of equality based on criteria 1 and 2, distance traveled
(preference to those traveling furthest) and seniority (preference to
novice graduate studies).

Application procedure

Submit THREE copies of the application package (below) IN ADDITION TO THE
REGISTRATION MATERIALS to the Meeting Organizer(s) by the registration


1) Single page, single spaced, 12 point type, abstract of the paper to be
presented, including full list of authors and institution at which the work
was conducted. In the event that the required abstract for the meeting is
close to this in size, the format required for the meeting would be
acceptable, but a 100-200 word abstract would be unacceptable.

2) Letter from the student's supervisor indicating:
a) that the student meets the eligibility criteria stated above
b) the extent of the work performed by the student relative to co-authors.

3) Brief curriculum vitae of the student.

Item 3 is the attachment

Dr. Gary W. Saunders
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, N.B.
Canada, E3B 6E1
ph: 506 452 6086
fa: 506 453 3583

Lynn J. Rothschild, Ph.D.
Mail Stop 239-12
NASA/Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA  94035-1000

ph: (650) 604-6525
fax: (650) 604-1088
lrothschild at mail.arc.nasa.gov

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