The Centennial Convention of Gamma Sigma Epsilon will be held at Davidson College in Davidson, NC from November 8-10th, 2019. This 48th biennial convention will be hosted by the Alpha Alpha chapter and President-Elect, Prof. Nicole Snyder, at the college where the society began in December of 1919. The convention will include a special guest speaker, Dr. Malcolm C. Doubles, who is the son of one of the three founding students at Davidson and a seminar on the history and symbols of Gamma Sigma Epsilon by Prof. Gregory R. Boyce (FGCU, Beta Eta Chapter).
One student from each chapter is required to attend as a voting delegate to remain active in the society. The executive committee will reimburse the travel and lodging expenses of the voting delegate from each chapter. Each voting delegate must keep their travel receipts and submit to the treasurer, Prof. George Fisher (Barry University Chapter) after the meeting for reimbursement. All faculty advisors and any other interested students are strongly encouraged to attend.
HOTEL RESERVATION: A block of rooms has been reserved for Gamma Sigma Epsilon at the Holiday Inn Express in Moorseville, NC (130 Norman Station Blvd, Mooresville, North Carolina). You must call the hotel and arrange your lodging with them directly! Voting delegates will be reimbursed for their stay as long as they room with another delegate from a different university. If a voting delegate wishes for their own room, they will be reimbursed at half the cost. If you wish to be paired with a delegate please select that option below and tell the hotel when you book. The hotel fee of $99 per room per night (please mention Davidson College GSE) and includes free breakfast and Wifi. Coach buses will be used to transport guests to and from the Holiday Inn Express and Davidson College, but if you prefer to drive free parking will also be available (see above). Notably, there are several additional hotels nearby the Holiday Inn Express, so if you book late and the rooms block is booked out at the Holiday Inn Express, there are three additional hotels right next to the Holiday Inn Express at a similar price point and you can still walk over to catch the bus in the morning. For example, the Fairfield Inn and the Quality Inn are showing rooms around $80-$90 on the web.
By Plane: The nearest airport to Davidson is Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (about a 30 minute drive). The airport code is CLT. Given that guest will arrive throughout the day, we will not provide transportation to and from the airport. However, delegates will be reimbursed for the cost of their travel to and from campus. Options include taxi, bus, Uber and Lyft. All voting delegates are encouraged to book their flights as soon as possible to keep the cost of the reimbursement down so the Executive Committee can continue to cover these costs for future conventions.
By Motor Vehicle: Davidson College is located in Davidson, North Carolina just off I-77. The physical address for the Wall Academic Building which houses the Chemistry Department is located at 325 Concord Road in Davidson, North Carolina. Free parking can be found just down the road by following the signage. The nearest Exit off I-77 is Exit 30 and you can follow the signs to campus from there (it is pretty much a straight shot!). We will spend most of our time at the Convention between the Wall Academic Building and the Lilly Family Gallery which is right next door.
Please see the frequently asked questions document for more information. If you have any questions please contact Prof. Nicole Snyder, Prof. George Fisher, or Prof. Gregory Boyce via e-mail.
Select if you are the voting delegate from your chapter. You will be reimbursed for your hotel if you room with another delegate and for your travel costs up to $XXX dollars.
Select if you are a faculty advisor. Faculty advisors cannot be voting delegates.
Select if you are attending a Gamma Sigma Epsilon event as a non-member from a local/regional college or university to present your research.
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