News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

October 12, 2009 — Vol. 25 No. 32

Faculty/Staff Updates

Peter Flipsen Jr., Associate Professor of Speech Pathology, has been invited to speak at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in New Orleans on Nov. 18

Peter Flipsen Jr., Associate Professor of Speech Pathology, has been invited to speak at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in New Orleans on Nov. 18. He will be co-presenting a seminar on "Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech" along with Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann of Portland State University. Flipsen will also present a poster entitled "Longitudinal Changes in the Speech Skills of Children with Cochlear Implants.”

News Bites

The Office of Research is sponsoring a one-hour workshop on the internal grant process Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.

The Office of Research is sponsoring a one-hour workshop on the internal grant process Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.

The workshop will be held in the Eli M. Oboler Library, room 307 and broadcast to Idaho Falls and Meridian — CHE 311 (Idaho Falls), Room 508 (Meridian)

The workshop will review the internal grant process. While general information will be presented, the focus will be on the Faculty Research Grants, as those grants are due Monday, Nov. 9.

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony will be performed by the Idaho Falls Symphony, the Camerata Singers and the ISU Concert Choir on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall

Ludwig van Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony, with its transformative “Ode to Joy” choral ending, will be performed by the Idaho Falls Symphony and the 160 voices of the Camerata Singers and the Idaho State University Concert Choir on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall of the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

The career-capping masterpiece has never before been performed in an eastern Idaho concert setting by a full symphony orchestra.

Completed in 1824, the symphony is one of the best known works of the Western classical repertoire. It was the first example of a major composer using voices in a symphony. A poem is sung during the final movement by four vocal soloists and the chorus. The text was taken from the "Ode to Joy", written by Friedrich Schiller in 1785 and revised in 1803, with additions made by the composer.

Tickets at $20 for general admission and $10 for students are on sale now. Call the Stephens Performing Arts Center box office at (208)282-3595 or visit www.isu.edu/stephens.

The ISU Association of Indian Students will host Indian Night on Oct. 17, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom

The Idaho State University Association of Indian Students will host Indian Night on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The theme of this year’s event is “Showcasing the Festivals of India,” and will feature authentic Indian food, and a variety of events highlighting Indian culture.

This year’s Indian Night falls within the Diwali Festival of Lights, a Hindu holiday that celebrates the victory of good over evil.

Tickets purchased in advance are $6 for students, $8 for faculty and staff and $9 for the general public. Tickets will be one dollar more at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Pond Student Union Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on this event, call (208) 795-2439 or (208) 705-2467.

Treat yourself to a night out and join ISU’s Theatre and Dance Department on Oct. 16 from 3 to 6 p.m. for supervised Pilates instruction

Treat yourself to a night out and join Idaho State University’s Theatre and Dance Department on Friday, Oct. 16, from 3 to 6 p.m. for supervised Pilates instruction at Redhill dance studio.

The Pilates equipment at will be available for ISU staff, faculty, students and the community. Move beyond the floor and experience the difference. Pilates is designed to give you the movement and skill that will unmistakably reflect in the way you walk, play and work.

Pilates equipment first became available at ISU in 1997 when Emeritus Professor Marcia Lloyd had the insight to implement the Pilates program. Since then, Lori Head has been instrumental in working with the Physical Mind Institute in New York to keep up ISU’s Pilate certification. Head also offers certification programs for future Pilates instructors.

Community Cinema presents an exclusive screening of Copyright Criminals Oct. 13, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Bengal Theater

Community Cinema, a free monthly nationwide film and discussion series, presents an exclusive screening of Copyright Criminals Oct. 13, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Bengal Theater.

The movie is free and open to the public. Free soda and popcorn will also be available. Following the film, a speaker will lead an audience discussion on copyright issues.

This event is presented by Idaho State University, Idaho Public Television and the Independent Television Service.

For more information call ext. 3451.

Nominations are now open for “Idaho Business Leader of the Year”

Nominations are now open for “Idaho Business Leader of the Year.”

The award, made annually since 1959, is presented by the Delta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at Idaho State University. Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of business leaders and is the oldest professional business fraternity in the nation.

Alpha Kappa Psi volunteers annually select the winner, present the award and learn from the process of reviewing distinguished examples of business leadership from which to model and pattern their careers.

The award annually recognizes an Idaho business leader who has demonstrated outstanding business and professional ethics while contributing significant support to worthwhile community, civic and education activities. The recognition program is the longest-standing such program in Idaho.

Douglas A. Sayer, CEO and President of Premier Technology, Inc., Blackfoot, was the 2009 award recipient.

Nominations for the 2010 “Idaho Business Leader of the Year” are now open and forms may be obtained at http://www.freewebs.com/alphakappapsiisu/aboutibloy.htm.

Nominations close on Nov. 6. The winner will be announced at a gala banquet in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center at ISU in early 2010.

Anyone may submit nominations to honor business leaders and positively influence the development of the future principled business leaders of Alpha Kappa Psi.

For more information, please contact Mickenzie Bringhurst, 2010 Idaho Business Leader of the Year chairperson, at (208) 380-2000 or by e-mail at stuamick@isu.edu.

The ISU Foundation received a gift in the amount of $1,200 from the Eastern Region Greatest Need Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation

The Idaho State University Foundation received a gift in the amount of $1,200 from the Eastern Region Greatest Need Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation.

The funds will be used by the ISU Department of Health Occupations to purchase multi-venous IV Training Arms. This equipment is critical to training health care providers in three of the Health Occupations programs: Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing and Medical Assistant.

The Idaho Community Foundation is a statewide nonprofit organization composed of over 400 individual funds, pooled together for efficient management. Total assets are more than $55 million. Since its inception in 1988, ICF has made charitable distributions totaling more than $41 million.

A multidisciplinary conference, “The Art of Gender in Everyday Life VII,” will be held at ISU on Friday, Feb. 26

A multidisciplinary conference, “The Art of Gender in Everyday Life VII,” will be held at Idaho State University on Friday, Feb. 26.

A formal call for papers, an announcement of the conference's student paper competition, and a registration form can be found at http://www.isu.edu/andersoncenter, the Anderson Center website. Abstracts must be postmarked by Monday, Oct. 19.

In addition to sessions, the conference will include: a keynote, “Sexual Fluidity,” by Lisa Diamond, associate professor, University of Utah Department of Psychology on Friday evening; a Friday lunchtime talk by an ISU faculty member; and a screening of LUNAFEST on Thursday evening, Feb. 25.

The Conference Committee invites abstracts from university faculty and staff as well as from graduate and advanced undergraduate students. All submissions related to the art of living gendered lives will be considered. This year, given our speakers, organizers are especially interested in submissions that address gender and identity, gender and psychology, gender in the arts (including the presentation of gendered performances, films, etc., as well as academic papers) and in popular culture.

During the annual conference, organizers welcome gender scholars from across the country to Pocatello. The conference is an opportunity for them to present current research on gender issues. Participants from past years have consistently commented on the friendly atmosphere at “The Art of Gender in Everyday Life” conferences, and it is the conference’s principal mission to continue its tradition of creating a collegial, supportive and nurturing environment for the discussion of gender issues from across the disciplines.

For further information, please contact the Anderson Center via phone (208-282-2805) or email gndrctr@isu.edu.