Welcome to the first issue of the HCTD newsletter for 2008. Last year's Co-Vice Chairs of Publications, Shannon VanHorn and Rodney Marshall, did an excellent job of providing increased communication to our membership, and we hope to follow in their footsteps.

It's the start of a new year, and there are new faces at HCTD, and we thought we'd introduce them to you in the newsletter. The new officers also represent the start of the new officer structure voted on in the 2007 business meeting. More information can be found in the minutes and in the blyaws.

In an effort to increase awareness of our scholarly work, we are introducing a new section in the newsletter, Spotlight on Scholarship. There you will find information on recent and forthcoming publications by HCTD members.

As always, we need your help to make this newsletter work for you. We would like to continue to publish announcements of job openings, conferences, article and chapter calls, etc.… And we welcome your feedback on any other areas you would like to see in these newsletters.

HCTD is your division. It’s a strong division that can only be made stronger though communication. We hope you find this newsletter informative and engaging.

The submission deadlines for future newsletters are:
August 2008--JULY 17
November 2008--OCTOBER 18

Please send your newsletter submissions to John Howard at howardjo@ecu.edu.

Kris Markman & John Howard, Co-Vice Chairs, Publications