WESTERN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
WPSA President Victoria Farrar-Myers and Program Chair Louis DeSipio are planning the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association scheduled for April 2-4, 2015, at Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. We hope you will participate in the program. The deadline for the submission is September 15, 2014.
Future of NSF Political Science Funding Before Congress This Week
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday
(Jan. 15) to approve the 2014 omnibus appropriations bill (H.R. 3547),
which does not include restrictions on NSF funding. The U.S. Senate
is anticipated to vote on the bill before the week is out. While the
passage of the bill is a positive sign, the potential still exists
that restrictions on NSF funding may be added. WPSA members are encouraged
to contact their Senators and urge them to support the omnibus bill.
Members can also sign a petition in support of the bill at: http://www.petition2congress.com/13726/support-social-science-funding-natl-science-foundation-in-2014/
REDUCED RATES ON ALASKA AIRLINES
The WPSA has signed an agreement again this year with Alaska Airlines to provide members with reduced rates for our annual meeting. If you book your flight with Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air, you will receive a 7% discount off the lowest published fare (the deal excludes companion and other promotional fares). In addition, the program provides financial benefits for the association, so we encourage members to fly Alaska. The discount applies for travel from April 14 to 22, 2014. Unfortunately, the discount does not apply for the holiday weekend dates of April 18 to 20. However, the association still receives credit if you fly on those days, so please still use the discount code.
To receive the discount, book your tickets online at http://www.alaskaair.com/ and input the Discount Code when searching for flights. You can also book your flight through the Alaska Airlines Group desk at 1-800-445-4435, though a $15.00 per person ticketing fee will apply for phone reservations. The discount code is: ECMU961.
In addition, if you purchase an Alaska Airline ticket to attend the conference but do not use the code, please send a note to Richard Clucas (firstname.lastname@example.org) letting him know. Include the names of the travelers and their ticket numbers in your note. The association can still receive credit for your travel.
As with any deal, there is some small print. If you
change or cancel your flight after ticketing, a service charge will
likely apply. The discount is available from any U.S. or Canadian
city served by Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air, excluding Hawaii and
Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.