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ETSU to host the American Arachnological Society conference

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JOHNSON CITY (June 20, 2013) — East Tennessee State University’s Office of Professional Development and Department of Biological Sciences will host the annual conference of the American Arachnological Society at the D.P. Culp University Center from Saturday-Wednesday, July 13-17.

          The society furthers the study of arachnids and fosters closer cooperation and understanding between amateur and professional arachnologists.

          In addition to scientific presentations and a poster display, the five-day conference will feature a guided field trip to Roan Mountain, as well as a Saturday night “hoedown” at the Farmhouse Gardens and Galleries and a Monday evening banquet at the Carnegie Hotel.

          On Sunday, July 14, at 7 p.m., the public is invited to a “Casual Night with the Arachnids” in the Martha Street Culp Auditorium, with presentations and feature photography of spiders and other arachnids. Expert arachnologists will be on hand to answer questions.

          For registration, more information or special assistance for those with disabilities, call the Office of Professional Development at (800) 222-3878. Visit http://www.americanarachnology.org to learn more about the American Arachnological Society.