News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

September 08, 2009 — Vol. 25 No. 27

Faculty/Staff Updates

Lauralee Zimmerly selected as the 2009 Idaho Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s Outstanding Dance Educator of the Year. (read more...)

Associate Professor and Catalog Librarian Philip Homan has joined five other Idaho State University faculty in the Speakers Bureau of the Idaho Humanities Council. (read more...)

Sandra Mayden, Office Specialist II in the Idaho State University Foundation, is retiring. (read more...)

News Bites

Flu season will soon be upon us, and this year, officials are concerned about the H1N1 flu virus as well. Here are some tips for staying healthy. (read more...)

The ISU Homecoming 2009 parade is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 3. (read more...)

“Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortensen, has been chosen as the book for the Fall 2009 Reading Project. (read more...)

The ISU Office of Research invites all to attend an open house Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2-4 p.m. in Rendezvous Suites A, B and C. (read more...)

The ISU Psychology clinic is accepting clients for psychological and behavioral health services. (read more...)

Students can enter a contest to create the design for this year’s ISU Holiday card. The contest winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship; the runner-up receives a $500 scholarship. (read more...)

Find out more information what is happening with Tigeri, ISU’s Enterprise Resource Planning project. (read more...)

Power will be shut off in five campus buildings Sept. 19 while electrical transformers are repaired and replaced. (read more...)

ISU Provost Gary Olson will be the featured speaker Sept. 11 at Second Friday, hosted by the ISU Graduate Student Association. (read more...)

In this Issue

Italo "Babe" Caccia passed away on Aug. 28 of natural causes

Italo I.J. "Babe" Caccia, the winningest coach in ISU's history in both football and baseball, passed away on Friday evening, Aug. 28, in Pocatello of natural causes. Caccia, who was five weeks shy of his 92nd birthday, was one of the most well known and beloved figures in Idaho State history. Caccia passed away on the day the high school football season opened on the field that bears his name. (read more...)

Fall Generally Assembly held Sept. 2

Senior administrators thanked Idaho State University faculty and staff for their help and sacrifices seeing the University through a difficult time, and warned that the state could face further budget cuts this fall at ISU President Arthur Vailas’ Fall Generally Assembly held Sept. 2.

President Vailas, Vice President of Finance James Fletcher and Vice President of Research Pamela Crowell spoke at the event before a full Pond Student Union Bengal Theater. Senior administrators also fielded questions from ISU Faculty Senate Chair Alan Frantz and from audience members. (read more...)

Homecoming 2009

Idaho State University’s Homecoming 2009 with the theme “Cruising with the Cats!” will feature a variety of events culminating with a Homecoming Parade at 10 a.m. and football game at 3:35 p.m. on Oct. 3.

“We invite the entire community to help celebrate Homecoming through the variety of events offered, from the Rock ‘n’ Roll with the Alumni Cats dance at Pinehurst Nursery on Oct. 1 to the Homecoming Royalty Competition,” said Bill Kobus, director of Alumni Relations. “Help us celebrate by attending the parade, the pre-game tailgate party outside Holt Arena, and finally by attending the football game to cheer on our Bengals.” (read more...)