News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

November 16, 2009 — Vol. 25 No. 37

Faculty/Staff Updates

Steve Shropshire has been elected to serve on the Executive Board of the American Association of Physics Teachers

Dr. Steve Shropshire has been elected to serve on the Executive Board of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) as the representative of all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

The AAPT is a professional membership association of scientists dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching, with more than 11,000 members in 30 countries around the world. It was established in 1930 with the fundamental goal of ensuring the dissemination of knowledge of physics, particularly by way of teaching. Today, it is the world’s foremost professional society for physics and physical science education, and is the nation’s leading provider of professional development services to physics and physical science teachers. Dr. Shropshire will serve a three-year term beginning in February 2010.

Congratulations to our newest ISU Cares 'Spot' award winners for October

Congratulations to our newest ISU Cares "Spot' award winners for the month of October. They were awarded with a certificate and a $15 Visa card. The winners are:

Ken Cramer, IT Support Tech, ITS

Bethany Shultz, English Instructor, English Department

Diane MacLerran, Sr. Accountant, Grants and Contracts

Jody Finnegan, Associate Director, Financial Aid

Sherri Dienstfrey, Director, General Studies

Sara O'Conner, Administrative Assistant II, Office of the President

They are now entered into the $100 semester drawing to be held in December.

News Bites

ISU’s Sports Management students are hosting a 5K fun run to help raise funds for the Bengal Foundation

Idaho State University’s Sports Management students are hosting a 5K fun run to help kick off the holidays and raise funds for the Bengal Foundation. The Santa Claws Fun Run, is set for Dec. 5 starting at the east side of Reed Gym on the ISU campus.

All ages are encouraged to participate in the 5K. Run, jog or walk to holiday music heard on the course with friends, and family starting at 9 a.m. at Reed Gym. The course will then follow the Red Hill Trail. All paths are paved and will be cleared of any snow and/or ice prior to the event. After the run, join in the fun with both Santa Claus, and Santa Claws with plenty of complimentary good eats.

Registration is available online at Active.com, (keywords Santa Claws Fun Run) or by visiting the ISU Wellness Center office in the Reed Gym Building on the ISU Campus. The pre-registration fee is $20 for those 15 and older, $25 on race day starting at 7:30 a.m. The first 50 kids under age 14 can also race for free thanks to additional sponsorship from Portneuf Medical Center. Kids should sign up at the Wellness Center or on race day.

Participants will receive a t-shirt and a raffle ticket for donated prizes. The first 100 registrants will receive an orange Santa hat.

Dr. Caroline Faure’s PE 475 class was given the assignment to organize the run to help teach them the inner working of the field of Sports Management. Students are managing all aspects of the race including race logistics, risk management and marketing and promotions. To bring more meaning to what the students were doing, the class decided that all the proceeds would go to the Bengal Foundation. Money raised through the Foundation is dedicated to scholarships for student athletes, several of whom are taking the class.

The ISU Jazz Band I and Jazz Band II will be presenting an exciting mix of cool and hot jazz in their first performance of the year on Nov. 20

The Idaho State University Jazz Band I and Jazz Band II will be presenting an exciting mix of cool and hot jazz in their first performance of the year on Friday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall. Jazz I director is Dr. Patrick Brooks, ISU Director of Bands. Kevin York, Associate Director of Bands, directs Jazz II.

Jazz I will be performing eight selections, including Basically Blues by Phil Wilson, the Antonio Carlos Jobim jazz classic No More Blues in an arrangement that features saxophonist Bob Tuell and trombonist Drew Sutherland, and the classic Count Basie standard Li’L Darlin. And jazz vocalist Katie will be featured on two selections; the Fats Waller classic Ain’t Misbehavin’ and the Ella Fitzgerald standard A Tisket A Tasket.

Jazz II, directed by Kevin York, will perform a selection of jazz standards to include Herbie Hancock’s MaidenVoyage, and Mike Carubia’s Good Time Blues. ISU students Andrew Hanny (drum set) will be featured on Brush Taps, and trumpeter Kayla Richards will be featured on the beautiful jazz ballad Katy.

Admission to this concert is free to all ISU students with a Bengal activity card. For adult general public admission is $6, faculty and staff $4, and pre-college student admission is $2. For more information call the ISU Music Department at 282-3636.

The ISU Marketing Association is working full force to put the final touches on Pokapalooza Warped

The ISU Marketing Association is working full force to put the final touches on Pokapalooza Warped, a battle of the bands featuring local music groups. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21 in the Pond Student Union Ballroom. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with music starting at 7 p.m.

Alternative rock, metal, and punk bands set to perform include Madison Lights, Associates, Above And Below, Paint It Plaid, Edessa, Sidelined, and 90’s For The High. Don’t miss this opportunity to check out some of the great talent in our local music scene. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.

In addition to the bands, sponsors will be there including Salty’s Ink Tattoo, The Buzz Shop, and more. The first 50 people through the door will receive a free Pokapalooza T-shirt. On-air personalities from K-Bear 101 will also be in attendance to judge the performances as prizes will be awarded to the winner.

This annual event provides participating students experience in marketing and event planning, and is the main fundraiser for the ISU Marketing Association. Since school started in late August, club members have been busy contacting bands, obtaining sponsorships, designing posters and T-shirts, and attending to the many details necessary for putting on a successful show.

The ISU Marketing Association would especially like to thank Syringa Wireless for their sponsorship of Pokapalooza and would also like to express deep appreciation to K-Bear 101, and all the local businesses that have supported this event.

For further details about the show, tune into K-Bear 101 or contact Daniel Hill at hilldan2@isu.edu or Dr. Sandra Speck at specsand@isu.edu.

ISU Health Fair 2010 is set for March 18-19

ISU Health Fair 2010 is set for March 18-19, 2010, in the Pond Student Union from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. each day. This event continues to be one of the largest community health events held in our area. Between 600-800 people attend the event yearly. Please mark your calendars. Volunteers are needed. Call Nancy Renn at ext. 3829 for more information.

ISU faculty, students and Idaho health care partners are invited to Research Day on April 9

ISU faculty, students and Idaho health care partners are invited to Research Day at the Kasiska College of Health Professions scheduled for April 9. The theme is “Communities and KCHP: Advancing Idaho Health Care Together.” Abstract submissions will be accepted soon.