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Faculty Advisor Newsletter

Biennial Convention
John R. Commons Award
ODE  Display Booth at ASSA
ODE Distinguished Advisor Award
Invited Student Session at ASSA 
Faculty Reception at ASSA
Academic Year 2012-2013 Fee
Central Office Location
Graduation Cords, Stoles and Medallions
Membership forms

Biennial Convention

The next Biennial Convention will be held during the ASSA meetings in San Francisco in 2016. Chapters are invited to attend and encouranged to vote on the slate of officers for the ODE Executive Board for 2016-2018, which will take place at that meeting.

John R. Commons Award

The 2016 Commons Award will be announced and presented at the 2016 Commons Lecture during the ASSA meetings in San Francisco.

ODE  Display Booth at ASSA

ODE will again be represented at the annual meeting of ASSA in San Francisco in January 2016.   Please come visit our booth.

ODE  Distinguished Advisor Award

ODE will again present the Distinguished Advisor Award for outstanding work with ODE in 2016. Nominations (including self-nominations) are currently being called for and will be accepted until August 31, 2015.

Below: ODE President Kathryn Nantz presented Dr. Rod Raehsler of Clarion University wit the 2014 Distinguished Advisor Award for his outstanding work with ODE and the Clarion chapter.

ODE Faculty Advisor Reception

An ODE Faculty Advisor Reception was held during the ASSA meetings in Boston, allowing chapter advisors to meet the Board and other advisors and exchanges ideas. We invite all chapter advisors to join us in San Francisco in January 2016.

Below: Paul Grimes (left) and Michael Szenberg (right) congratulate the recipients of the 2014 Michael Szenberg Prize for the best article published in the American Economist in 2014 to Bichaka Fayissa and Anca Traian (Middle Tennessee State University) for “Estimation of a Health Production Function: Evidence from East-European Countries.”

Invited Student Session at ASSA 

          The ODE Invited Graduate Student Session in Boston in January was exceptional. Four graduate students presented and discussed papers in this session, presided over by ODE VP and President-Elect, Alan Grant. Presenter/Discussants were Trey Trosper, Lingxiao Zhao, and Jia Wang of the University of Oklhoma; and Lyudmyla Kompaniyets of Washington State University. The next Graduate Student Session will be in San Francisco in January 2016.

Price Increases for 2015-2016

Beginning July 1 2015, all gold clad (Kase) jewelry items will increase from $20 to $25; 10K gold jewelry items are being discontinued. The cost of medallions will be $40.00, and stoles will increase to $20. For all merchandise, the price shown includes standard shipping. Students and advisors can order any of these items online using PayPal.

Central Office Location

    When mailing materials to the central office in Fairhope, AL, the address is:

        PO Box 2096,
        Fairhope, AL 36533

    For UPS and FedEx, the physical address is 19 S. Summit St., No. 9, Fairhope, AL 36532.

Graduation Cords, Stoles and Medallions

    The Central Office has graduation cords (royal and gold) available.  The cost is $10.00 for a set sent to one location.  For multiple cords sent to the same location, the prices are:

         2-20    $9.00 each
         > 20    $8.00 each

    We offer gold stoles with royal blue screen printing.  On one end of the stole is the ODE key with the word HONORS on the other end.  The cost of the stoles will be $20 for one.  For multiple stoles sent to the same address the prices will be:

         2-10    $19.00
         > 10    $18.00

    The Medallions are bronze with a basel around the outside and the ODE key in the middle.  They are on blue ribbon.  The cost of these will increase to $40.00.

    If you would like to order any of these items for your ODE members for graduation, please let us know.   

Membership forms

    New membership forms are available for download with the correct prices for dues and for the jewelry and plaques.  Please destroy all obsolete forms. Use of these forms may result in underpayment, which can delay processing.  We no longer provide 2-part forms. All forms should be downloaded from the website. Send us one copy and keep a copy for your files. 

NEW PRICING ON MERCHANDISE: Please note that there has been a minimal increase in the price of some ODE honor merchandise, due to a corresponding increase in our cost of these items
NEW APPLICATION FORMS: The application forms have been revised to reflect changes in merchandise pricing and in delivery options of The American Economist. Please destroy any prior forms to avoid delays in processing, and download current forms from the website.
ODE and The American Economist are proud to announce their affiliation with Sage Publishing beginning with the spring issue of 2016. This new partnership will allow our prestigious journal to be available in an online format, something subscribers have been requesting, and allow the journal to expand in availability, readership, and convenience for authors and subscribers.

NEW MEMBERS will now receive free on-line access to The American Economist as part of their membership benefits. Print subscriptions will be available on request only at the special student rate of $20 per year.

Deadlines: August 1 is the deadline for submitting papers for the Fisher and Taussig article awards.


ODE EXECUTIVE BOARD: With the upcoming retirement of Dr. Mary Ellen Benedict from the Executive Board, a position for Vice-president will come available. Nominations for this position should be sent to Dr. Kathryn Nantz, ODE President and chair of the nominating committee ([email protected]). Self-nominations should include letters of recommendation and support from a dean or department chair. ODE’s Biennial Convention will be held in conjunction with the ASSA meetings in San Francisco in January 2016. Election of Executive Board officers for the 2016-2018 term will take place at the start of the Biennial Convention. A slate of officers will be sent to all chapters by November 1, 2015.

Distinguished Advisor Award: The ODE Distinguished Chapter Advisor Award for outstanding service is presented every other year at the Biennial Convention in conjunction with the ASSA meetings. Students and faculty can nominate an ODE chapter advisor based on longevity and/or outstanding service to the chapter and to the society. Self-nominations are also accepted with a letter of recommendation from a dean or department chair. The award consists of a plaque and $500. The deadline for nominations for 2016 is August 31, 2015.
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