News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

December 14, 2009 — Vol. 25 No. 40

Faculty/Staff Updates

Kathleen C. Matthews was honored with a 2009 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award (read more...)

David Rogers and Scott Hughes were recently featured on Idaho Public Television’s “Outdoor Idaho” (read more...)

David Alexander was recently named a Wichita State University Recognition Award honoree (read more...)

News Bites

The ISU Student Health Center still has H1N1 flu vaccine available for students, faculty, staff and spouses (read more...)

The ISU Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2010 Professional Achievement Awards (read more...)

ISU’s deans, faculty, and staff are invited to join the Alumni Association in recognizing outstanding students (read more...)

The ISU Alumni Association has donated 26 diecast replica car models to the Pocatello “Toys for Tots” program (read more...)

In this Issue

ISU-Meridian receives award for energy efficient design

Idaho Power Company has awarded Idaho State University a check for $21,858 for using energy-efficient features in the design and construction of the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, which opened in August. (read more...)

ISU-Meridian's Howard Gauthier has written a book titled, “Getting Hired in College Sports”

Idaho State University-Meridian athletic administration assistant professor Howard Gauthier, Ph.D., has written a book designed to help people develop a career in college sports.

Titled “Getting Hired in College Sports,” the book contains a step-by-step process to assist students, sports managers, coaches and administrators in their job search. Gauthier, who has more than 25 years of experience in athletic administration and coaching at the college and university level, said the book is a resource for people who want to enter and advance within the college sports industry. (read more...)

TEACH Grant Program Popular with Idaho State University Education Students

Idaho State University has taken advantage of the federal TEACH Grant program to offer scores of grants to education majors, who then are required to teach in a high-need field in a school serving low-income students for four of the first eight years after they graduate.

So far for the 2009-10 academic year ISU has awarded $348,955 to 101 undergraduate students and $60,000 to 21 graduate students. There is a catch, however: for those candidates who do not graduate or who do not meet the requirements noted above, the TEACH Grant becomes an unsubsidized loan, which must be paid back and that begins accruing interest at the time of its disbursement. (read more...)