American Association of Physics Teachers
Minutes of the Fall Council
Science Building - Room 120
October 30, 1999
The meeting was called to order by President Eric Peterson at 7:00 am. Those attending were Carl Wenning,
Eric Peterson, John Askill, Kelly Roos, Tim Wagner, Dierk Hofreiter,
Jack Mochel, Chuck Schulz, Roger Malcolm,
Kathy Qin, Conley Stutz, Gary Wolber, Roger Reeves, Debby Lojkutz, Curt
Hieggelke and David Renneke.
The minutes of the Spring 1999 council meeting were
presented and approved. The treasurer's report showed a
balance of $2,593.29 as of October 21, 1999. The total amount
collected for dues in the last year was $360.
Our section representative, Conley Stutz, reported
that the main item of business at the January national AAPT meeting will
be the adoption of a new constitution.
Roger Reeves stated that the next edition of the Illinois
Physics Teacher will be published on our Web site as a PDF
Thanks were expressed to Roger Malcolm and Roger
Reeves for their work this past year. A motion was made,
seconded and carried (MSC) that Roger Malcolm continue to
serve as our Publicity Chair and Section Editor. MSC that
Roger Reeves continue to serve as the editor of the Illinois
Physics Teacher. MSC that Ann Brandon continue as Representative to the AAPT High School Committee.
The Spring meeting of ISAAPT will be hosted by the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on April 14-15, 2000. It will be a
joint meeting with the Chicago section. Jack Mochel announced
that the theme for the meeting is "Tools for Teaching,
Revisited". There some workshops will be scheduled for 10:30
am on Friday. Also, they are planning a tour of the
"Virtual Reality Cave" at the Beckman Institute.
MSC that Gary Wolber be the next Committee for the High School Teacher Award
replacing Tim Wagner whose term on the Council expires this
fall. Tim volunteered to assist Gary in making the transition.
It was announced that the Fall meeting of ISAAPT will be on Oct.
13-14, 2000 at Southern Illinois at Edwardsville. The theme will
be "Physics for Science and Technology for the 21st
Tentative invitations for future meeting were offered by Illinois
State University (Fall 2003), Bradley University (Fall 2004) and Knox
College (Spring 2003).
It was announced that entries for the 2000 national High School
Physics Photo contest should be sent to Mary Winn. A link
is provided on our Web page that leads to a page that provides contest
We were reminded that the
program for Physics Teacher Education Majors is scheduled to be
reviewed at the Spring 2000 meeting of the Council.
Carl Wenning of the Nominating Committee presented the
following list of names, scheduled for action during the
business meeting of the section later today:
- Chuck Schulz - President-Elect
- Bruce McCart - for Council, four-year term, 4-year
college, class of 2003
- Duane Ingram - for Council, four-year term,
2-year college, class of 2003
- Diana Roth - for Council, four-year term,
high school, class of 2003
The meeting was adjourned at 8:14 am.
David R. Renneke