I am about to pull the plug on SNEEZE. I think this may be harder than actually retiring. After all, it started before I had a career and I was still a lowly grad student (see students; you can be a student member and still do a lot). I am very happy SNEB leadership plans to keep us connected by bringing us a new communication venue (after all, this technology is 30 years old 😊 ).
It has been my great honor and pleasure to have served as the list owner. So many have you have proven to accomplish so much, to do such great work, and to be exemplary colleagues who know how to have fun. I will truly miss you all.
Now, speaking of fun, do you think they could find a way to bring back NEWD (Nutrition Educators Who Dance)?
So with this, I bid you farewell. Love you all! - Deb
For just shy of 30 years Deb has been maintaining the SNEB listserv SNEEZE.
She shared a little history which I'll paste below but this note is a
reminder that SNEEZE in its current format will end on October 1.
The new format will be based off the SNEB website. Unfortunately, the links
and connections won't be ready until next week and we will share lots of
information on how to use the new platform - including the new email address
- as soon as we can.
While that change takes place, if there is information you need to share,
questions, job posts, examples of White House Conference comments, etc.
please forward to me at rdaeger(a)sneb.org <mailto:email@example.com> and I'll
create a special email out to everyone.
I apologize for the break in this valuable connection but we will get back
to SNEEZEing at each other soon!
From Deb: I meant for it to be named SNE EZ (the SNE "EZ" form of
communication). We were still named SNE in 1993 (not SNEB), and we were
trying to say that it was "EZ," easy to use because listservs were a new
technology and people did not know how to or were afraid to try to use it,
and we were trying to convince them it was easy to use. Darlene had been
trying to get member input on a bunch of policy stuff, and I told her this
would be a good way to get quick feedback if people would use it. We started
with less than 30 people. Because it was originally "SNE_EZ," everyone
started calling it sneeze, so when I moved the list from Penn State to the
University of Minnesota for 2 years, and I had to change the name, I just
changed it to what everyone was calling it.SNEEZE.(instead of what we had
planned.the "SNE EZ". Then, when I moved it to RU in 1996 and had to add a
"_"(followed by a letter) I changed it to SNEEZE_L to keep it as much the
same as I could.I figured an L could stand for listserv.
PS - Deb has kindly worked on archiving as many years of past messages as
she could so we have 10 plus years of posts.
Rachel Daeger, CAE, IOM
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
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