Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 09:48:09 EST
Subject: Inauguration in S. Mississippi April 16

Is there a member of the American Dialect Society who would like to represent
us at the inauguration of Horace Weldon Fleming, Jr., as president of the U of
Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg on Thursday, April 16?

ADS couldn't pay your expenses, but it would be an opportunity to enjoy the
collegiality and festivity.

There are many ancillary events, including receptions and a concert by the
Paris-Sorbonne Symphony Orchestra, to which you'd also be invited. And you'd
be welcome to bring a guest.

They need to know soon, so if you're interested, please let me know right

By the way, so far I've had no volunteers for the position of "Chief of
Protocol" who would arrange for an ADS representative in cases like this.
Anyone interested? You'd help us lend our support to the ceremonial
recognition of the wider community of scholars.

- Allan Metcalf
Executive Secretary
American Dialect Society