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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 27 items )  

AEM Hall of Fame Inducts Mary Andringa of Vermeer Corp
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Nov. 21 -- The Association of Equipment Manufacturers issued the following news release: The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces the newest inductee to the AEM Hall of Fame: Mary Andringa of Vermeer Corp. The AEM Hall of Fame recognizes individuals whose innovations, ideas and leadership have advanced the off-road equipment manufacturing industry and contributed to its success in the past and into tomorrow. "We are very pleased to announce and congratu  more

Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Schedules Events
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Nov. 22 -- The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association has announced the following event: * * * 2020 AAEA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO - July 26-28, 2020 2021 AAEA Annual Meeting in Austin, TX - August 1-3, 2021 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA - July 31 - August 2, 2022 2023 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. - July 30 - August 1, 2023 2024 AAEA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA - July 28-30, 2024 * * * For more information about these event  more

American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine Schedules Events
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Nov. 22 -- The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine has announced the following events: * * * AACPDM Annual Meetings 74th Annual Meeting, September 22-26, 2020, New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana 75th Annual Meeting, October 6-9, 2021, Quebec City Convention Centre, Quebec, QC, Canada 76th Annual Meeting, September 21-24, 2022, Mirage Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada 77th Annual Meeting, September 13-16, 2023, Chicago Marriott Magnifice  more

American Association of University Professors: Statement on the University of Wisconsin's Presidential Search
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The American Association of University Professors issued the following news: On November 1, following the announcement of current University of Wisconsin system president Ray Cross's retirement, the president of the Board of Regents of the UW system appointed a nine-member presidential search committee. Breaking decades of institutional precedent, he did not include any faculty members on the search committee, a clear violation of widely accepted standards for shared gove  more

American Society of International Law Schedules Events
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- The American Society of International Law has announced the following events: * * * Sovereignty and Non-Intervention: The Application of International Law to State Cyberattacks, 12/04/2019, London Shabtai Rosenne Memorial Lecture, 12/05/2019, Washington, DC Designing International Economic Law: Challenges and Opportunities (ASIL Int'l Econ. L. IG Biennial 2020), 02/14/2020 to 02/15/2020, Coral Gables, FL Wisconsin International Law Scholars Conference on Climate Chang  more

Appleton Alliance Church Becomes an ECFA Certified Church
APPLETON, Wisconsin, Nov. 21 -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability issued the following news release: * * * - Appleton Alliance Church Certified by National Financial Accountability Organization * * * The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the certification of Appleton Alliance Church of Appleton, WI. ECFA certification is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship(TM), including financial accountability, transparency,  more

Arkansas Public School Won't Force Players to Prioritize Religion After Freedom From Religion Foundation Complains
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 18 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: South Side Bee Branch School District basketball players will no longer be threatened with discipline if they don't prioritize religion, due to an intervention from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The South Side Bee Branch high school basketball team was reportedly required to sign a letter that was then distributed to teachers affirming the priorities "in which [players] must abide by   more

Association of Community Cancer Centers Schedules Events
ROCKVILLE, Maryland, Nov. 19 -- The Association of Community Cancer Centers has scheduled the following events: * * * 3 December, Oncology Reimbursement Meeting, Georgia, Augusta, GA 4 March, ACCC 46th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit, Washington, D.C 14 October, 2020 National Oncology Conference, Denver, CO 3 December, The Oncology Care Model and Value Program Summit, Columbia, SC 12 December, RMOS Professional Development Workshop, Aurora, CO 25 January, Fifth Annual Wisco  more

Association of Equipment Manufacturers Elects 2020 Officers, New Directors
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Nov. 21 -- The Association of Equipment Manufacturers issued the following news release: The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces its 2020 officers as well as directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors and AG and CE Sector Boards at its recent annual business meeting. 2020 AEM Officers are: * Chair Jeffrey Reed, President & CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver * Vice Chair Steven Berglund, President & CEO, Trimble Inc. * Ag Chair Jerry Johnson,  more

Cancer Action Network: Advocates Mark Great American Smokeout by Calling for Action to Prevent Tobacco Addiction
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 21 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: * * * - Save lives by further funding tobacco prevention and cessation services in Wisconsin * * * Cancer patients and survivors marked the American Cancer Society's (ACS) 44th annual Great American Smokeout today by calling on state lawmakers to protect the health of Wisconsin residents by passing strong tobacco control legislation. Only by tackling tobacco use through a compr  more

Experimental, Amateur-Built Aircraft Accidents Remain Below FAA Decade-Long Challenge Goal
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin, Nov. 23 -- The Experimental Aircraft Association issued the following news release: * * * - Uptick in accidents in past year a reminder that continual safety focus is essential * * * While fatal accident totals in amateur-built aircraft remain at historic lows, a slight increase in the total for the last 12-month reporting period shows the continuing necessity for dedicated educational efforts to push the total even lower, according to the Experimental Aircraft Associatio  more

Fla. School District Should Stop Taking Part in Religious Football Event, Freedom From Religion Foundation Insists
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 20 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Flagler County school system is committing a major foul in being a part of an annual religion-suffused football event, contends the Freedom From Religion Foundation in a letter of complaint to the district. Each year, Flagler County Public Schools participates in a religious event called Football Sunday at the Palm Coast United Methodist Church. Superintendent James Tager, Flagler Palm Co  more

Freedom From Religion Foundation Convinces Wisconsin Town to Stop Funding Church Religious Initiative
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 20 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation has persuaded the city of Fitchburg to not give away thousands of taxpayer dollars to a church project with stealth religious goals. A concerned Fitchburg resident had contacted FFRF to report that the city granted $10,000 to Chapel Valley Church for four local events as part of the Healthy Neighborhood Initiative. In its application, the church explicitly  more

Freedom From Religion Foundation Objects to Ohio City's Chaplaincy Program
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 20 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Elyria Police Department's recently established police chaplaincy is discriminatory and unconstitutional, warns the Freedom From Religion Foundation. FFRF has written a letter to Chief Duane Whitely after an Elyria, Ohio, resident reported that Pastor Jonathan Casbohm has been hired to serve as a police chaplain for the department. Police chaplaincies are unconstitutional, FFRF Legal Fell  more

Freedom From Religion Foundation Urges Minnesota District to Cease Inviting Preacher
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 19 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: A Minnesota public school district must cease inviting the religious organization Life Promotions to recruit young students for its religious mission, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is urging. Multiple concerned district parents have reported that New Ulm Public Schools has hosted assemblies by a preacher named Bob Lenz. Lenz is associated with Life Promotions, an evangelist organizatio  more

Houston Jails Shouldn't Have Held Kanye West Shows, Freedom From Religion Foundation Insists
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 18 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: Kanye West shouldn't have been allowed to spread the gospel to Houston inmates, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has written to the Harris County sheriff (https://ffrf.org/uploads/legal/HarrisCountySheriffrereligiousperformancesatjail.pdf). Harris County Sheriff's Office officials organized two surprise West concerts on Friday, Nov. 15, for inmates and staff. West coordinated the performa  more

International Literacy Association Schedules Events
NEWARK, Delaware, Nov. 21 -- The International Literacy Association has announced the following event: * * * Literacy Association of Tennessee Conference, 8-10 Dec, 2019, Murfreesboro, TN, Website: https://lat.wildapricot.org Baltic Sea Conference on Literacy, 16-21 Jan, 2020, Tallinn, Estonia, Website: https://www.4bscl2020.ee/ Wisconsin State Reading Association Conference, 6-8 Feb, 2020, Milwaukee, WI, Website: https://www.wsra.org Oregon State Literacy Association Conference, 7-8 Feb, 2  more

Nicotine & Tobacco Research Journal Issues 22 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 20 -- Nicotine and Tobacco Research, a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of nicotine and tobacco from the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, published 22 research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Association Between Adolescent Body Mass Index and Adulthood Smoking * Distal Measurements Can Produce False Negative Results: A Prospective Secondary Analysis of a Natural History Study * Experimental Feasibility Study of a  more

One Wisconsin Now: A Simple Choice for Dan Kelly - Fair Elections or Voter Roll Purges
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 19 -- One Wisconsin Now, a liberal issue advocacy organization that focuses on advancing progressive leadership and values, issued the following news release: * * * - High Court Hopeful's Right-Wing Allies Seeking to Rig the Rules for Their Electoral Advantage, Again * * * State Supreme Court candidate Dan Kelly has the opportunity to stand up for Wisconsin voters by calling on his right-wing allies to drop a lawsuit intended to force a voter roll purge. If the legal  more

Psychonomic Bulletin & Review Journal Issues 3 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 20 -- Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, a journal that covers cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, memory, comparative psychology, social cognition and cognitive development, published three research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Do lateral eye movements increase susceptibility to misinformation? A registered replication * Gender differences in spatial navigation: Characterizing wayfinding beh  more

Sigma Xi: Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference Addressed Our Changing Global Environment
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 18 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: Sigma Xi members, science supporters, and students came together at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin, on November 14--17 for the 2019 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference. This year's theme was Our Changing Global Environment: Scientists and Engineers Designing Solutions for the Future. The conference began with a business meeting for d  more

Sigma Xi: Chapter Award Winners Announced at the Assembly of Delegates
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 19 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: 2019 Sigma Xi chapter award winners were announced at the 120th Assembly of Delegates on November 14 in Madison, Wisconsin. Finalists are chosen by regional and constituency directors based on information in the chapters' annual reports and the winners are selected by the Committee on Qualifications and Membership. Chapter of Excellence Award Winners Chapter of Excellence   more

Sigma Xi: STEM Art and Film Festival Brings Scientific Concepts to the Public
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: A STEM Art and Film Festival on November 17 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin, celebrated visual arts as tools that help the public learn about science, technology, engineering, and math. Featuring approximately 30 pieces of art and 10 films, the public festival was the final event of the Annual Meeting and Student Research Conferenc  more

The Andrew Goodman Foundation Files Lawsuit Against the State of Wisconsin for Restricting the Voting Rights of Students
MAHWAH, New Jersey, Nov. 20 -- The Andrew Goodman Foundation issued the following news release: The Andrew Goodman Foundation is suing the 6 members of the Wisconsin Elections Committee for restrictions imposed on the use of student IDs for voting. The law requires that a student ID include the issuance date, an expiration date of no more than 2 years from the date of issuance, and a signature. A voter who wishes to use a student ID must also independently prove current enrollment. No other for  more

The Nature Conservancy Expands Preserve in the Baraboo Hills With 117-acre Acquisition
BARABOO, Wisconsin, Nov. 20 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following news: The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Wisconsin is excited to announce the addition of 117 acres of important and diverse habitat to its Honey Creek Preserve in the Baraboo Hills. Adding this land and restoring it to its natural state will greatly improve habitat for resident and migratory wildlife species, many of which are currently listed as uncommon or of special concern due to low numbers. The land also includes al  more

Women in Trucking Association Provides Support for Promoting Women in Trucking Workforce Act
PLOVER, Wisconsin, Nov. 18 -- Women In Trucking Association issued the following news release: Women In Trucking Association (WIT) President and CEO Ellen Voie has been working with Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) on legislation to create a "Women of Trucking Advisory Board" with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Voie's Senator Baldwin (D-WI) is the co-sponsor of the bill. The bill, announced November 14,, will create an advisory board of "not fewer than seven members ... to   more

World Council & Credit Union National Association Join Forces in Los Angeles, USA
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 19 -- World Council of Credit Unions issued the following news release: * * * - World Moving: A Joint Credit Union Conference will bring together industry professionals from across the globe. * * * World Council of Credit Unions and Credit Union National Association (CUNA) are combining efforts to bring together top business and credit union leaders from around the world. Credit union leaders representing over 60 countries will converge in Los Angeles for World Movin  more