Subject: Minutes of Meeting
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 09:20:41 EST
From: "Dr. Jon Young"
Organization: Fayetteville State University To: email@example.com
North Carolina Religious Studies Association Minutes October 1, 1999
The North Carolina Religious Studies Association held its annual
meeting on Friday, October 1, 1999 at Wake Forest University. The
Business Meeting was called to order by P. Eddy Wilson, president of
The association approved resolutions of appreciation to P. Eddy
Wilson (Shaw University) for his service as President and to John
Collins (Wake Forest University) for serving as Vice President and
Program Chair. The association also approved resolutions of
appreciation to Charles Kimball, Chair of the Department of Religion
and to Bill Leonard, Dean of the Wake Forest School of Divinity for
hosting the meeting, and to Beth Boyd and Katie Bond for technical
assistance. The minutes for the meeting of 1998 and the treasurer's
report were accepted by the association.
The association voted unanimously to approve each of the
following for 1999-2000: John Collins will serve as President; Joe
Frank Jones (Barton College) will serve as Vice President and
Program Chair; Gregory Rich (Fayetteville State University) will
serve as Secretary-Treasurer (until 2003). John Collins agreed to
continue to maintain the association's web site for another year.
The site of the 2000 meeting, to be held on Friday, October 6, will
be determined by Joe Frank Jones. The Religion Department of UNC-Chapel
Hill will be asked to host the meeting. If UNC-CH is unable to host
next year's meeting, Barton College will host it. Tom Davis
(Appalachian State University) agreed to establish and maintain a
listserve for the association.
Members of the association also agreed on the following process
for publishing conference papers on-line: John Collins will send at
least one paper to each member of the Editorial Board who will send
their comments back to John Collins who will then share the comments
with each author. This process is designed to ensure that the
reviews are blind reviews so that the journal can meet the
requirements to be considered a peer-reviewed journal. The papers
will be published on-line under the title: "Thinking about Religion:
The Journal of the North Carolina Religious Studies Association."
The business meeting was adjourned.