IBHA Board of Directors Nominations

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  • Friday, September 25, 2015 4:35 PM
    Message # 3546012
    Lowell Gustafson (Administrator)
    By April 15, 2016, please propose a name of an IBHA member to run for one of the four open seats on the IBHA Board of Directors.  The proposal may include a brief statement about the potential nominee. When a name is posted, 10% of the IBHA membership must reply to the proposal with their endorsement by May 1, 2016 in order for that person to become a candidate.  To endorse a person, once a name is posted, please "reply" to that name and record your own as an endorser.

    Last modified: Monday, October 24, 2016 9:29 AM | Lowell Gustafson (Administrator)
  • Monday, November 23, 2015 12:32 PM
    Reply # 3656423 on 3546012

    I would like to nominate Lucy Laffitte as a candidate for election to the board of IBHA. Lucy lives in Raleigh, NC. With a Ph.D. in natural resources, she has had a 35-year career as a science communicator and environmental educator. Lucy has belonged to IBHA since its inception and attended our conference in 2014, where I got to know her better. We have worked together on pieces for Origins, revealing that she is a clear thinker and an excellent editor. In addition to her scientific expertise, I believe she would bring good judgment, good humor, and deep commitment to the board. A longer bio about her is below---I hope that you will endorse her candidacy.


    (Webmaster's note:

    Lucy Laffitte has been nominated to become a candidate for the IBHA Board of Directors. She needs the endorsement of 24 IBHA members in order to be placed as a candidate on the ballot for the vote that will take place in June. To endorse her, please log into http://www.ibhanet.org, click on “Members,” then on “Forum,” and finally on “IBHA Board of Directors Nominations.” Then please reply to her nomination with your endorsement.

    Lucy has been nominated by Cynthia Brown. Cynthia is the author of Big History: from the Big Bang to the Present, {(2012). Second Edition, New York: New Press} the book that was an inspiration for the required first year course on Big History at Dominican University of California. In addition, Cynthia was a founding board member of the IBHA. Since she cycled off the IBHA board in 2014, Cynthia has served as the Associate Editor of Origins and as chair of the IBHA Publications Committee.



    Lucy B. Laffitte, M.Ed, PhD has been a science communicator and environmental educator for over thirty-five years. She has produced in-class and on-line instructional design, curriculum development, and certificate programs to a variety of conservation organizations, including the Oregon Museum of Natural History, Tall Timbers Research Station, North Carolina Museum of Natural Science, Salt River Project, New England Wildflower Society, Rachel Carson Institute, Nicholas School of the Environment, and UNC-TV (a PBS affiliate). She has published in print and on air—writing a nature column for The Cape Codder and founding the radio environmental radio program The Allegheny Front. She has a bachelor’s degree in natural science, from the University of Oregon, a Master’s in adult education and graphic design and a PhD in environmental resources from North Carolina State University. She has been teaching classes using Eric Chaisson’s The Arrow of Time since 2006. She has been a member of IBHA since its inception and participated in the Big History Conference at Dominican University in 2014.

    Last modified: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 5:08 PM | Lowell Gustafson (Administrator)
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 12:08 PM
    Reply # 3658337 on 3546012
    Lowell Gustafson (Administrator)

    I am pleased to endorse the nomination of Lucy Laffitte.

    Last modified: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 12:35 PM | Lowell Gustafson (Administrator)
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015 4:32 AM
    Reply # 3659305 on 3546012

    I, too, am happy to endorse Lucy Lafitte.  David Christian

  • Monday, November 30, 2015 11:29 PM
    Reply # 3668465 on 3546012

    As am I,


  • Saturday, December 26, 2015 6:22 AM
    Reply # 3719636 on 3546012

    In October I have published the paper "Big History of Calcium, Life's actuating Element' in Origins. Lucy Lafitte has given a major support to improve the concept of the paper in line with Big History. It was a big challenge for me to fulfill her demands since human culture was not my expertise. I have learned about new fields of science and I am happy to have widen my horizon. It is the merit of Lucy that I could make this step. She convinced me that it is worthwhile to promote the whole story of Big History, in my case related to health, in education programs in my country The Netherlands. So I hope to  contribute a small stone at the work to implement Big History in the Dutch society.

    Because of our correspondence about my paper I think that Lucy Lafitte may serve as an excellent member of the IBHA Board of Directors.


    Frans Verstappen 

  • Sunday, December 27, 2015 1:00 PM
    Reply # 3720784 on 3546012

    I support the nomination of Lucy Lafitte for the Board of Directors.


    Hope Benne 

  • Thursday, January 28, 2016 3:00 AM
    Reply # 3786678 on 3546012

    I am pleased to endorse Lucy Laffite's candidacy for our Board.

    Robert H. Moore

    Last modified: Thursday, January 28, 2016 3:01 AM | Robert Moore
  • Saturday, January 30, 2016 8:25 PM
    Reply # 3791575 on 3546012

    I endorse Lucy Lafitte's nomination for the Board of Directors

    Jack Pearce

  • Monday, February 01, 2016 12:51 PM
    Reply # 3794023 on 3546012

    I support the nomination of Lucy Laffite.

    Kimberley Macdonald

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