NPSS Newsletter Is it relevant? Do we want to continue it?
Newsletter History • Begun October 1969 as Nuclear Science Group Newsletter. Jack Osborn, GE Nuclear is Editor until 1994 • 1970 Nuclear Science News • 1973 February First Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Newsletter • 1994 Ken Dawson, TRIUMF, becomes editor • 2004 Albe Larsen, SLAC, becomes editor amlarsen AdCom Retreat 1Mar2013
Newsletter Content • Since beginning, conference information • Info about AdCom including C&BL • Info about people • Later: more detail about Society business, Society Honors and Awards • Articles about frontline work (1980s on) amlarsen AdCom Retreat 1Mar2013
What Should Newsletter Be? • Is content right? • What should be added or eliminated? • Is electronic only better? • What is relevant? • Who reads this? amlarsen AdCom Retreat 1Mar2013
AdCom Role • For Newsletter to continue, if wanted, AdCom needs to provide content: • Conference info and Conference Closing Reports: TC chair’s responsibility to make sure Conference Chair, Conference PR people submit this with hi res photos as separate files! • Technical Committee Reports • Awards Reports: Separate short reports on award recipients – brief bio with emphasis on work recognized, award citation, good photos of recipients. Limited length but not buried in TC or conference report amlarsen AdCom Retreat 1Mar2013
AdCom Role 2 • Functional Committee Reports – yearly at least. Need deadlines, application info where appropriate, enough time for response. • Liaison Reports – yearly at least with info on what the body with which you’re liaizing is doing and relevance to NPSS • Technical Reports: Each TC and elected AdCom member should be looking for interesting work to present to all. One article per TC per year amlarsen AdCom Retreat 1Mar2013
AdCom Role 3 • Reports on significant community events: new leaders; loss of leaders, etc • Meet deadlines! • Other? amlarsen AdCom Retreat 1Mar2013