News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

January 18, 2010 — Vol. 26 No. 3

Faculty/Staff Updates

All are invited to a farewell open house Jan. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for University Relations Director Graham Garner

All are invited to a farewell open house Thursday, Jan. 21, for University Relations Director Graham Garner as he leaves for his new position as Vice President for University Advancement at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, SD.

The open house is set for Thursday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building, Room 301 (Photographic Services).

Garner began his career at Idaho State University as Associate Alumni Director in June 2003, and was named director in November 2003. He served in that capacity until assuming the post of interim director of the ISU Foundation in 2006. In November 2006, he accepted a position as the first director of the newly formed Office of Web Communications. In January 2008, he was named Director of University Relations.

Please come and wish him well in his new position.

All are invited to a farewell reception Jan. 21, 2 to 4 p.m., for Associate General Counsel Roy Collins

The Office of General Counsel would like to invite all to a farewell reception for Roy Collins as he sets out on his new venture as Associate General Counsel for the University of Hartford, Connecticut.

The reception is Thursday, Jan. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Little Wood River Room. Collins has served ISU as Associate General Counsel since 2006 and he will be missed. Please join us to wish him the very best.

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Associate Professor and Associate Chair Jeanne Johnson’s work was recently published in Developmental Neuropsychology

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Associate Professor and Associate Chair Jeanne Johnson’s work was recently published in Developmental Neuropsychology.

Her article, “Late auditory event-related potentials: Children with cochlear implants,” was published in December.

News Bites

The College of Engineering will host an open house of its Nuclear Engineering Laboratory on Jan. 28

The Idaho State University College of Engineering will host an open house of its Nuclear Engineering Laboratory where ISU’s AGN-201 nuclear reactor from 2 to 8 p.m. Jan. 28.

The event will be hosted by mechanical and nuclear engineering departments. The laboratory and reactor are located in the basement of the Lillibridge Engineering Building, which is Building No. 7 on an ISU campus map, and is located at 833 S. Eighth Ave./Cesar Chavez Drive, between the Physical Science and Administration Building.

The public is invited to attend.

Tours of the facility will be accompanied by presentations providing basic information about the reactor and nuclear engineering.

Parking is free after 4 p.m. at ISU and the closest large parking lots to the Engineering Building are the ones adjacent of Frazier Hall. Prior to 4 p.m. ISU parking passes are required for campus lots and street parking is limited adjacent to the University.

The Kasiska College of Health Professions Research Day website is open for submissions

Are you conducting exciting health-related research you’d like to share with faculty, students and community partners? Consider displaying your project at the 21st annual Kasiska College of Health Professions Research Day, Friday, April 9.

The deadline to submit proposals is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12. The KCHP Research Day Committee has set up a Research Day website to guide you through the submission process, said committee member David Talford.

The Kasiska College of Health Professions hosts Research Day to promote and disseminate ongoing health-care research in Idaho. The event also provides a local venue for faculty, staff, students and Idaho health-care partners to showcase research they’ve presented at regional, national and international levels as well as encourage “across-discipline collaboration,” said Talford, a clinical assistant professor in the Physician Assistant Studies Program at ISU-Meridian.

Research Day presentations will occur on the ISU main campus in Pocatello and at ISU-Meridian Health Science Center. Many sessions will be broadcast simultaneously using distance-learning technology.

This year’s theme is Communities and KCHP: Advancing Idaho Health Care Together. Keynote speaker is Boise physician Karl Watts, the American Academy of Family Physicians’ 2010 Physician of the Year. Dr. Watts is also founder of Genesis World Mission and a member of Gov. Otter’s 2007 Select Committee on Health Care.

For more information about Research Day, contact David Talford at (208) 373-1808 or talfdavi@isu.edu.

Templates for creating web pages using the new ISU design are now available for use

Templates for creating web pages using the new Idaho State University design are now available for use.

The templates can be downloaded at the templates page. For more information, contact University Relations Web Communications at ext. 3517.

The ISU annual Art and Pre-Architecture exhibit is currently on display in the John B. Davis Gallery in the Fine Arts building

The Idaho State University annual Art and Pre-Architecture exhibit is currently on display in the John B. Davis Gallery in the Fine Arts building.

The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 5. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Callous Physical Theatre directed by ISU theatre/dance faculty Paul Zmolek and Joséphine A. Garibaldi, will present “Big Dance/Little Space” in Old Town Actors Studio Jan. 29-30

Callous Physical Theatre directed by Idaho State University theatre/dance faculty Paul Zmolek and Joséphine A. Garibaldi, will present “Big Dance/Little Space” a festival of dance performed on a 5 feet by 5 feet stage in Old Town Actors Studio, at 7:30 p.m, Jan. 29-30.

The studio is located at 427 N. Main St., Suite G, inside the Main Street Plaza in Pocatello. Admission is $10.

Scheduled performances include world premieres of works by Elizabeth A. Miklavcic, artistic director of Salt Lake City’s Another Language Performing Arts Company; Middle Eastern fusion and Japanese dance inspired works by Chrystal Reece; works by Zmolek and Garibaldi; and excerpts of Bridget Close’s well-received physical theatre piece “Waiting.”

“As a performer I find the 5 feet by 5 feet stage almost scary but, as a choreographer I find the possibilities within the limitations of such a small stage quite exciting,” comments Zmolek who is performing in his “XY Suite” of solo male dances.

“The intimate setting of Old Town Actors Studio makes this a wonderful venue for this event, promising an unique evening of concert dance and physical theatre,” Garibaldi said.

“Big Dance/Little Space” is the first production by Callous Physical Theatre in Pocatello since Garibaldi and Zmolek relocated from Tacoma, Wash., to join the Theatre and Dance faculty at ISU.

“Big Dance/Little Space” has been made possible, in part, by support from the Pocatello Arts Commission, Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For information phone (208) 478-6886 or email pjzmolek@yahoo.com.

The G2 Math and CS Club will hold a Sudoku Speed Rounds Fundraiser on Jan. 28

The Idaho State Univeristy G2 Math and CS Club will hold a Sudoku Speed Rounds Fundraiser from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 in the Rendezvous Complex Suite A.

Prizes include a $50 ISU Bookstore gift certificate to the winner, along with many door prizes.

Entry fees are $3 for students, $5 for faculty, staff and the public.

The fundraiser will allow the club to continue to bring in outside speakers, sponsor career panels for math majors, and attend nearby conferences.

For more information, contact Kelli Sepulveda, (208) 282-2659 or sepukell@isu.edu.

The ISU Womyn’s Health and Baby U Club is sponsoring the second annual ISU Student Parent Resource Fair Jan. 27

The Idaho State University Womyn’s Health and Baby U Club is sponsoring the second annual ISU Student Parent Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

This club is dedicated to taking a critical look at women’s health and illness as well as helping student parents balance the demands between raising a family and going to school. All ISU students, faculty and staff are invited to participate whether they have children or not.

The fair will be hosting local businesses, health resources and community organizations. There will also be a baby, child and maternity clothing sale, refreshments and childcare provided.

The Anderson Center at Idaho State University serves as the focal point on campus for the consideration of gender issues.

For more information please contact Jesse Call-Feit at 282-2805 or gndrctr@isu.edu.

The ISU chapter of the Society for Physics students was recently named a spooky photo contest winner by the national organization

The ISU chapter of the Society for Physics students was recently named a spooky photo contest winner by the national organization. The photo by Jordan Keough, a scene from the club’s Haunted Lab, won a spooky science kit.