News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

January 11, 2010 — Vol. 26 No. 2

Faculty/Staff Updates

Dr. Cheryl Lyda, Associate Professor in the College of Technology, retired on Aug. 21 (read more...)

Dr. Raj Bajracharya's paper titled "Introduction to Sperical Triginometry for Surveyors," was published in the Gem State Surveyor (read more...)

The Academic Advising Center welcomes Susanne Forrest and Dawn Christiansen to the professional advising staff (read more...)

News Bites

The ISU Dental Hygiene Clinic is scheduling appointments for spring semester (read more...)

As of Jan. 18 Custodial Services will no longer supply whiteboard and chalkboard supplies without charges (read more...)

The Distinguished Public Service Award Selection and Distinguished Teacher Award committees are seeking faculty nominations (read more...)

Outstanding Student Achievement Nominations are now being accepted for the 2009-2010 school year (read more...)

Theatre ISU will be celebrating its 80th anniversary and is inviting the public to help pick its first show (read more...)

ISU will host a Martin Luther King Jr. March on Jan. 18 (read more...)

The Community Cinema Screening of the film “Garbage Dreams” will be held on Jan. 19 (read more...)

The ISU African Student Association invites the whole community to ISU Africa Night on Jan. 23 (read more...)

The Project Hope advocate office is now located at the Student Health Center (read more...)

ISU is one of 10 colleges that will host Campaign College in 2010 (read more...)

Country singer Jason Aldean with special guest Luke Bryan will perform on March 21 in Holt Arena (read more...)

On Dec. 3, a panel of judges awarded prizes to winners of the Clark S. Carlile Memorial Speaking Competition (read more...)

The Office of Academic Affairs is seeking to fill a vacant Administrative Assistant I position (read more...)

In this Issue

Idaho State University faculty member Howard Schmidt named White House Cybersecurity Coordinator by President Obama

Howard A. Schmidt, research professor of information assurance policy at Idaho State University, has been appointed White House Cybersecurity Coordinator by President Barack Obama. In this role, Schmidt will report to the National Security Council and closely support the National Economic Council on cyber issues. (read more...)

Peking Acrobats to perform at ISU

Idaho State University’s “A Season of Note” fine arts series will present The Peking Acrobats at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L. E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Since 1958, this elite group has toured the world over, leaving audiences spellbound by the graceful presentation of their ancient folk art, acrobatics. Carefully selected from the finest acrobat schools in China, these gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists and tumblers transform 2,000-year-old athletic disciplines into an all-ages kaleidoscope of entertainment and wonder. (read more...)

University Health High School opens

Idaho State University will begin offering university-level online health education classes at a reduced fee to Gem State high schools students beginning Jan. 11 through ISU’s new University Health High School (UHHS) website.

“We’ve put together an online learning community for high school students interested in taking a variety of dual enrollment health education courses,” said Lydia Warth, ISU instructional technologist in the ISU Instructional Technology Resource Center. “This program will allow prep students to take classes for high school and college credit, and interact with ISU health professions students and faculty, and health care professionals.” (read more...)