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Nominations sought for 2009 ISU Distinguished Teacher, Public Service awards

Posted November 26, 2008

Nominations are being sought for Idaho State University Distinguished Teacher and Distinguished Public Service Awards to be given at May 2009 Commencement exercises.

A third faculty member will be chosen as Distinguished Researcher by a different process. The three winners will receive certificates and cash awards at Commencement.

Nominations for the two awards are being accepted through Jan. 30.

Candidates for Distinguished Teacher, chosen solely on the basis of teaching expertise, must be nominated by members from at least two groups: students, faculty, staff or alumni.   

Candidates for the Distinguished Public Service Award may be nominated by one or more groups from students, faculty, staff or the public. This award is based solely on public service activities.

Chairing the committees are Habib Sadid, Ph.D., professor of engineering, Public Service Award; Kandi Turley-Ames, Ph.D., professor/chair of psychology, Distinguished Teacher; and Rajendra Bajracharya, Ph.D., assistant professor/coordinator of geomatics technology.

A nominee must be a member of the University faculty currently in the third or subsequent year of full-time service at ISU and planning to continue as a member of the University faculty in 2009-2010. Up to five finalists in each category will be honored at a banquet prior to Commencement.

Nomination forms for the Distinguished Teacher and Distinguished Public Service Award may be obtained from and returned to Lisa Jensen, Office of Academic Affairs, Administration Building, Room 264, ISU Stop 8063, Pocatello, Idaho, 83209, telephone 208-282-2362;  the offices of the academic deans; ISU offices in Idaho Falls, Boise and Twin Falls; the Eli M. Oboler Library Information Desk; the Pond Student Union and Rendezvous information desks; the College of Technology cafeteria in the Roy F. Christensen Building; or the ISU Web home page at http://www.isu.edu/acadaff/awards.

Nominations also may be sent by e-mail to acadvp@isu.edu.  Further information may be obtained by calling Jensen at (208) 282-2362.

Information on the procedure for selecting the Distinguished Researcher may be obtained from the Office of Research, ISU Stop 8130, Pocatello, Idaho, 83209, phone (208) 282-2179.