Linda Morice shares the following:

We have received the sad news that
Von Pittman died December 3, 2019, at age 74. He was President of ISEB, a member of the Vitae Scholasticae Editorial Advisory Board, and a contributor to the journal. In 2011 Von received the Elizabeth Powell Award for his VS article titled, "Correspondence Study and the Crime of the Century: Helen Williams, Nathan Leopold, and the Stateville Correspondence School." The award, given by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), recognizes the year's best publication on distance learning. Von and his wife Joyce lived in Columbia, Missouri, where he previously served as Director of Distance and Independent Study at the University of Missouri.

Long time ISEB member Professor Emeritus
Lou Smith passed away at the end of January, 2020. He was often presenter at ISEB meetings and a frequent contributor to Vitae Scholasticae. He was Professor Emeritus at Washington University in St. Louis and the author of the "Biographical Method" chapter in Denzin and Lincoln's Handbook of Qualitative Research (1994). The University of South Carolina Museum of Education selected Smith and Geoffrey's The Complexities of an Urban Classroom (1968) as a "Book of the Century." Lou was 90 at the time of his death.

If you wish to remember Von or Lou and their contribution to ISEB, consider making a donation or providing a graduate student scholarship to the this year's conference.

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