News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

November 23, 2009 — Vol. 25 No. 38

Faculty/Staff Updates

All are welcome to wish Dr. Jim Aho well in his retirement at a celebration in his honor Dec. 9

All are welcome to wish Dr. Jim Aho well in his retirement at a celebration in his honor Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building Sociology Conference Room 307.

News Bites

A holiday benefit dinner for Haven Shelter in Idaho Falls is scheduled for Dec. 4

A holiday benefit dinner for Haven Shelter in Idaho Falls is scheduled at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the Multipurpose Room of the Bennion Student Union at University Place, 1784 Science Center Drive, in Idaho Falls.

The benefit dinner is sponsored by the Associated Students of Idaho State University–Idaho Falls and all proceeds will benefit the Haven Shelter.

The traditional holiday dinner has been donated by Chartwells. The program will include a silent auction and entertainment. Contributors throughout Idaho Falls have donated a variety of gift certificates and prizes.

Tickets are available at the Bennion Student Union Information Desk. Ticket prices are $10 for an individual, $15 for a couple, or $25 for a family of four. Call the Information Desk at (208) 282-7880 for more information.

The Haven Shelter provides emergency shelter, short-term transitional housing and supportive services to homeless families and single women. It also provides educational opportunities for its clients. For more information on the shelter, call (208) 523-6413.

University Bookstore and University Place Bookstore invite all faculty and staff to a special appreciation event Dec. 4

University Bookstore and University Place Bookstore invite all faculty and staff to a special appreciation event Dec. 4, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Idaho Small Business Development Center and the City of Pocatello are sponsoring a two-hour workshop for businesses seeking to establish drug-free workplace programs on Dec. 2

The Pocatello office of the Idaho Small Business Development Center (SDBC) and the City of Pocatello are sponsoring a two-hour workshop for businesses seeking to establish drug-free workplace programs on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in city council chambers at Pocatello City Hall.

There is no admission charge for the workshop, which is being conducted by representatives of DrugFree Idaho, Inc. through a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Subjects to be covered include drug-free workplace policy development; supervisor training; employee education; reduced cost drug testing and/or employee assistance programs.

All in attendance will receive a $200 voucher redeemable toward membership in DrugFree Idaho.

Seating is limited and early registration is encouraged. To make a reservation, contact SBDC consultant and trainer Tom Maydew at (208) 232-4921 or by e-mail to maydtom@isu.edu.

ISU faculty, students and Idaho health care partners are invited to Research Day scheduled for 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.