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

Kathleen C. Matthews was honored with a 2009 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award.

Matthews will receive an award of $1,000 from the American Psychological Association to help fund her dissertation research. Her name and affiliation will be announced in the list of award recipients published in the January issue of the APA Science Directorate newsletter Psychological Science Agenda, on the website, and in other outlets.

David Rogers and Scott Hughes were recently featured on Idaho Public Television’s “Outdoor Idaho”

David Rogers and Scott Hughes were recently featured on Idaho Public Television’s “Outdoor Idaho” in the episode “Yellowstone’s Cascade Corner.” To view the show, visit http://idahoptv.org/outdoors/shows/cascadecorner/.

David Alexander was recently named a Wichita State University Recognition Award honoree

David Alexander, project manager for Enterprise Resource Planning, was recently named a Wichita State University Recognition Award honoree.

Alexander was a Wichita State professor of physics from 1971-2003, and founder of the university’s astronomy program. At WSU, he also received the Excellence in Teaching honor, the university’s highest award for teaching.

News Bites

The ISU Student Health Center still has H1N1 flu vaccine available for students, faculty, staff and spouses

The ISU Student Health Center still has H1N1 flu vaccine available for students, faculty, staff and spouses. The center has both flu mist and the injectable vaccine. The CDC anticipates a third wave of illness to occur in the February/March timeframe so it is still important to get the vaccine. Any adult can receive the vaccine. There is no charge for these vaccinations. Please present your Bengal card at the time of service.

The ISU Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2010 Professional Achievement Awards

The Idaho State University Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2010 Professional Achievement Awards.

These awards honor three alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences and one alumnus from each of the other colleges. Recipients of this award are honored at commencement.

Former and current students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to nominate an alumnus who meets the criteria and has enjoyed great success in his or her field. Committees of faculty and alumni will review nominations before recipients are selected.

To make a nomination, please complete a nomination form and deliver it to the Alumni Office no later than Feb. 3. Nominations may be mailed to 921 S. Eighth Ave., Mail Stop 8033, Pocatello, Idaho, 83209, or delivered to the Magnuson Alumni House at 554 S. Seventh Ave., Pocatello. Please do not fax nominations.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Alumni Relations Web site at: http://www.isu.edu/alumni/professionalawards.shtml. For additional information, please contact Nancy Lovgren at the Office of Alumni Relations (208) 282-3755 or by e-mail at lovgnanc@isu.edu.

ISU’s deans, faculty, and staff are invited to join the Alumni Association in recognizing outstanding students

Idaho State University’s deans, faculty, and staff are invited to join the Alumni Association in recognizing outstanding students.

Each year, the Alumni Association seeks to recognize Idaho State University’s outstanding students. Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s awards program.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Jan. 15. Nomination forms can be downloaded online at http://www.isu.edu/alumni/osa.shtml.

The Outstanding Student Achievement Awards, sponsored by the ISU Alumni Association, recognizes student excellence, dedication to academic and professional goals, and community involvement.

One student is recognized from each college with the exception of the College of Arts and Sciences, which recognizes three; Awards also are given to an outstanding master’s candidate and an outstanding doctoral candidate.

The criterion for selection includes readiness to graduate; high academic achievement; above-average dedication to academic and professional goals including internships, special projects and papers; and involvement in professional societies. Work experience and community service are also considered.

Nominations can be made by an ISU employee or student. Students making nominations are required to get faculty endorsement.

If you need assistance with nomination forms or have any questions please contact Casey Thompson at the Office of Alumni Relations ext. 3755 or send an e-mail to thomcas2@isu.edu.

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

The Idaho State University Alumni Association has donated 26 1/24th-scale, diecast replica car models to the Pocatello “Toys for Tots” program.

These collector’s items of model cars ranging from 1960s Mustangs to 2009 Dodge Chargers were dropped off Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the collection box at Sunbelt Communications.

The model cars were used as table centerpieces at the ISU President’s Alumni Recognition Dinner held during 2009 ISU Homecoming activities, which were on the theme “Cruising with the Cats.”

“Our alumni enjoyed the model cars at the recognition dinner and several commented about them,” said Bill Kobus, director of the ISU Alumni Association, “But I doubt they enjoyed them nearly as much as will the children receiving them this Christmas.”