Nomination Deadlines for Officer Elections Set for 28 February

Members wishing to submit nominations for office to stand in ICA's fall 2013 elections must do so by 28 February 2013, the deadline for receipt of all nominations. Members may nominate candidates for president-elect select, a student board member, and two board members-at-large. The members-at-large elected this year will represent the regions of Europe & Africa/Oceania, as dictated by the protocol ICA adopted in 2000 in order to promote worldwide representation on the Board.

The Africa & Oceania region, as defined by the UN in their regional groupings, includes Algeria, Angola, Australia, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guam, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Europe, per the UN regional groupings, is defined as Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Board members at-large serve 3-year terms on the board. Student board members serve 2-year terms. The president serves for 1 year, but winning the ICA presidential election is a 5 1/2-year commitment to the Executive Committee: Winners serve 6 months as president-elect select; 1 year as president-elect and conference program chair; 1 year as ICA president; 2 years as past president; and 1 year as chair of the ICA Finance Committee. Any ICA member may nominate any other ICA member for office. Nominations must include a letter of nomination and statement about the candidate's credentials and record of service to ICA. Nominees will be asked to provide a vita and list of references.

Knut Lundby, U of Oslo, is the current chair of the ICA Nominating Committee. Other committee members include: Ted Zorn, Massey U; Jiro Takai, Nagoya U; Maria Elena Gronemeyer, U Catolica de Chile; and Katy Pearce, U of Washington. Questions on the nominating process may be directed to Knut Lundby at knut.lundby@media.uio.no.

*All nominations must be emailed to Knut Lundby at knut.lundby@media.uio.no by 28 February 2013.

Online balloting in the fall 2013 ICA elections will begin on 1 September and continue until 15 October 2013.