American Association of Physics Teachers
Minutes of the Spring Council Meeting
Lincoln Land Community College
April 8, 1995
The meeting was called to order by
President Conley Stutz at 7:30 am. Those attending were Linda McDonald, Curtis
Hieggelke, Conley Stutz, Eric Peterson, Tom Snyder, Dave Cornell, Roger Reeves,
Bill Conway, Nick Drozdoff, Fred Zurheide, and Dave Renneke. Guests at the
meeting included Jack Mochel and Narendra Jaggi.
The minutes of the Fall 1994 council
meeting were presented and approved. The treasurer's report showed a balance of
$2,922.60 and was approved as presented.
Section Representative Curt Hieggelke
referred to his written report and indicated he would be giving a paper on it
later in the morning. A motion was made, seconded and carried (MSC) that Betty
Windham be the recipient of the 1995 Distinguished Service Citation to be
presented at the Fall meeting. It was noted that Ted Tyler of United Township
High School, East Moline, was honored last night as the recipient of the 1995
High School Teacher Award.
Tom Snyder reported that at this point 60
people have registered for this meeting.
Roger Reeves, editor of The Illinois
Physics Teacher, indicated that he is always looking for contributions to the
publication. He would prefer that articles be submitted on disk, either Mac or
PC, to make it easier for him and his class. They also produce the ISAAPT
letterhead each year.
Conley Stutz reported that the current
plans are to have the Fall 1995 meeting at Bradley University on October 27-28.
Jack Mochel invited us to hold the Spring 1996 meeting at the University of
Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, probably on April 19-20. MSC that we invite the
Indiana section of AAPT to hold a joint meeting (for the Spring 1996 meeting).
Narendra Jaggi invited us to hold the Fall 1996 meeting at Illinois Wesleyan
University. Conley Stutz reported that we have an informal invitation to hold
the Spring 1997 meeting at Illinois State University.
There was a discussion of whether ISAAPT
should give monetary awards to the best undergraduate and graduate papers
presented at a fall or spring meeting. Various comments included: (a) this is
not a good idea, (b) give appropriate books rather than money, (c) give out a
certificate to all students who give a paper. MSC that the President appoint a
committee to look into this and report back to the council.
The chair of the Nominating Committee this
year is Past-President Keith Andrew.
Nick Drozdoff indicated that he will keep
the materials of the five high school teachers who were nominated but not
selected for the High School Teacher Award. He will send letters to all of them.
It was suggested that the local newspaper be informed about this year's
recipient. (Note: An article with a photo of Ted Tyler appeared in the local
Sunday newspaper on April 16.)
MSC thanking Lincoln Land Community
College for the fine job they did hosting this meeting. The council meeting was
adjourned at 8:55 am.
David R. Renneke