Idaho State University assistant professor Tom Hallaq of the James E. Rogers Mass Communication Department has won a 2006 Aegis and DV Awards for a 21-minute video produced through his production company, The Black Tag Kompany for the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA).
“Coming Home: Mutual Self-Help Housing” was honored in the “Promotional/Sales” category for its outstanding production quality.
The Aegis Awards are the video industry’s premier competition for peer recognition of outstanding video productions and non-network TV commercials. The DV Awards is an international competition recognizing creative and technical achievements in digital video production.
A new National Science Foundation award to Idaho State University will give ISU doctoral and undergraduate students the opportunity to share cutting-edge genetic and evolutionary research with high school teachers and, ultimately, high school students.
ISU assistant professor of biological sciences Dr. Marjorie Matocq has received a $509,896 NSF award for the project titled “CAREER: The roles of ecology, behavior, and morphology in maintaining species boundaries – demonstrating evolutionary processes to high school students in Idaho.”
The Idaho State University Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center will sponsor The Gender Book Club this spring semester at ISU. It will meet at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at Main Street Coffee, 234 N. Main, Pocatello.
The public and ISU students, faculty and staff are welcome. Participants are asked to acquire their own copies of the books. Book prices are listed at amazon.com.
Discussion dates and books are as follows:
The Idaho State University Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center will participate in the 2007 V-Day College Campaign and sponsor a production of Eve Ensler’s play “The Vagina Monologues” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-17 in the Diane and Chick Bilyeu Theatre in Frazier Hall on the ISU campus.
This year’s performance will mark the seventh year ISU has participated in the International V-Day movement by sponsoring a benefit performance of “The Vagina Monologues.” Performers are from the ISU and Pocatello community.
The opening reception for the art show “Go Figure” will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Pond Student Union Building’s Transition and Mind’s Eye art galleries.
The exhibit will run through Feb. 16.
The following individuals will be displaying their art: Richard Bingham, Helen Livingston, Bill Mazanowski, Ann Merkley, Don Brown, Brent Lowman, Tim Norton, Barret Shuman and Nikki Mull.
The art galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Idaho State University annual faculty art exhibition runs Jan. 30– Feb. 16 in the John B. Davis Gallery, located on the lower level of the ISU Fine Arts Building.
An opening reception is scheduled Monday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
The exhibition features the following faculty: Gail Dial, Bob Granger, Rudy Kovacs, Doug Warnock, Tony Martin, Scott Evans and Amy Jo Popa. Adjunct faculty members showing work include Julie Feige, Marjorie Mickelson, Skipp Rudd, Cheryl Hanson and Ryan Babcock. Visiting instructor Patti Peterson will also be showing.
For more information on gallery activities, call Popa at 221-8239.
Davis Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
The public is invited to celebrate the first USU Nepalese Night at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Building Ballroom.
The event, on the theme “Chilly Everest Ice with Nepalese Spice,” will be hosted by the USU Nepalese Student Association, one of the largest international groups on campus with 35 students and one faculty member, Dr. Kendra Brochures, assistant professor of geodetics technology.
Dr. John Kijinski, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Idaho State University has announced the dean’s list for fall 2006.
To qualify for the dean’s list, students must complete at least 12 semester credits and receive a grade point average of 3.66 or higher.
Students on this list include:
Aberdeen: Josh D. Gneiting.
American Falls: Mark T. Bolinger.
Ammon: Valarie A. Bullis, Kory R. Carling, Annette M. Cowley, Jessica L. Hansen, Charly A. McIsaac, Tammy Miller, Adrianne D. Parkhurst, Sarah A. Scheuermann.
Arimo: Jeremiah T. Stoddard.
Ashton: Drew H. Burrell.
An ISU Bingo Night is scheduled Jan. 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Building Bengal Café. Prizes will given throughout the evening.
Bingo cards are free to ISU students and $2 for faculty, staff and guests. There is a limit of two cards per person. This event is sponsored by the Pond Student Union. For additional information call Val Davids at 282-3451.
The Idaho State University Department of Music will present pianist Christine Burczyk Allen in a master class at 3 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Choir Room of the ISU Fine Arts Building in Pocatello.
The class is free and open to the public. Piano teachers and students in southeastern Idaho are particularly encouraged to attend. Several ISU piano majors will perform in the class and be coached by Allen.
Allen comes to ISU courtesy of the Idaho Falls Symphony Orchestra, which has engaged her to perform the following night, Friday, Feb. 2, in Idaho Falls. Allen will perform the Poulenc Piano Concerto with the orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in the Colonial Theater. For tickets to that concert, call the Idaho Falls Symphony Office at 529-1080.