News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

January 25, 2010 — Vol. 26 No. 4

Faculty/Staff Updates

Shawna Nelson, Payroll Supervisor, is retiring from her position at ISU

Shawna Nelson, Payroll Supervisor, is retiring from her position at ISU. Her last day is Friday, Jan. 29. At Shawna's request, there will not be a retirement reception. However, if you would like to offer your congratulations and wish her well, please feel free to call or stop by the Payroll Office anytime during the next week.

Jeff Meldrum was featured on the National Geographic Channel on Jan. 24 in a program titled “American Paranormal: Bigfoot”

Idaho State University associate professor of biological sciences Jeff Meldrum was featured on the National Geographic Channel on Jan. 24 in a program titled “American Paranormal: Bigfoot.”

“In spite of the program’s name, National Geographic has taken a serious look at the evidence and the possibility that there exists a rare and unrecognized primate species inhabiting the forests of North America,” said Meldrum, author of “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science.” “That evidence is examined from the ground up, beginning with the footprints, which are the focus of my interest in this intriguing question.”

ISU anthropology professor Herbert Maschner was also on the program providing counterpoints to Meldrum. The ISU Idaho Virtualization Laboratory was also featured.

Visit the website http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/bigfoot-4572/Overview for more information on the program.

Shauna Bare has joined the School of Nursing as a student advisor

Shauna Bare has joined the School of Nursing as a student advisor. She was appointed to the position on Nov. 9. Bare received a master’s degree in Human Resource, Training and Development, from ISU College of Education in 1998. She started her ISU career in Enrollment Planning in 1995 as an admissions representative. In 1997, as a graduate assistant for the dean of the College of Education she was charged with creating the Student Advisement Center, and was also instrumental in developing and coordinating the admissions interviews for all incoming teacher education students. In addition, she taught business education courses, First Year Seminar, and participated in numerous campuswide admission and retention committees.

Check out the latest list of ISU Cares award winners

December 2009 ISU Cares "Spot" Award winners are:

Donna Richardson, IT Analyst Sr., ITS Enterprise Applications
Angie Tamayo-Wojcik, HR Associate, Human Resources
Anita Manzo, Custodian, Facilities Services
John Brush, Student, Idaho Falls Bennion SUB Information Desk
John Heckler, HVAC Specialist, Facilities Services

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Congratulations to our ISU Cares Fall Semester 2009 winner, Anita Manzo, Custodian, Facilities Services, whose name was drawn for the $100 semester award. All winners of the monthly ISU Cares "Spot" awards, plus names from our ISU Cares online and paper surveys are put into the pot and one lucky winner each semester will win $100.

Dr. Karen Neill has been named to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Forensic Nursing

ISU School of Nursing faculty Dr. Karen Neill has been named to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Forensic Nursing, the official journal of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. The JFN is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication dedicated to advancing the science of forensic nursing. The journal's objective is to publish scholarly manuscripts to expand empirical evidence important to the practice of forensic nursing worldwide.

News Bites

ISU's Classified Employee Council proudly announces the recipient of its 2009/2010 CEC scholarship award, Karen Brien, daughter of Mike Brien in Facilities Services

ISU's Classified Employee Council proudly announces the recipient of its 2009/2010 CEC scholarship award, Karen Brien, daughter of classified staff employee, Mike Brien in Facilities Services. Congratulations to Karen, who is pursuing a degree in practical nursing. For scholarship application or donation information, contact Julie Vanek ext. 4541.

The ISU business cards, letterhead and envelopes have a new look

The Idaho State University business cards, letterhead and envelopes have a new look. The new design uses the wordmark rather than the mountain logo.

It is simple and clean and unites the pieces as a group. Ever since the policy was created that allowed campus entities to use either the logo or the wordmark, the majority of submissions to the Marketing Materials Approval Committee have used the wordmark.

There are two options for business cards, horizontal or vertical. Both have the same look as the other pieces in the system.

The closing of Graphic Arts Printing Technology in the College of Technology meant that many printing plates would become obsolete and unusable for more modern presses.

As released by the Purchasing Office, there are specific state contracts requiring ISU to use certain vendors.

The vendor for business cards and letterhead is Stylart in Rexburg, and our contact’s name is Chris Miller.
Stylart
1 Stationery Place
Rexburg, Idaho 83441
Phone: (800) 826-2693
Fax: (800) 228-0368
cmiller@artco.zgate.com

The vendor for envelopes is Allied Envelope Co. in Boise. Our contact’s name is Debbie Kollecker.
Allied Envelope Co.
525 E. 42nd Street
Boise, Idaho 83714
Phone: (800) 769-1039
Fax: (208) 377-3685
dkollecker@allied-envelope.com

Also in relation to printing, many campus entities have used panel cards with the foil embossed wordmark for invitations, save-the-date cards or announcements. The Paperworks Place in Pocatello has them in stock (with the foil wordmark) and is the vendor to order those. Their contact information is:
Yvette Hammon
The Paperwork Place, Inc.
534 South 5th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
(208) 233-3223
yhammon@paperworksplace.net

Dr. Susan R. Madsen will speak on “Women and Leadership: Taking your leadership to the next level” on Feb. 11

Dr. Susan R. Madsen, an associate professor of management at Utah Valley University and independent leadership and change consultant, will speak on “Women and Leadership: Taking your leadership to the next level,” Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Bistline Theater in the Stephens Performing Arts Center.

The public is invited. The event is sponsored by WeLEAD, Women empowered to Learn, Educate, Advance and Develop.

Fourth annual Chrome in the Dome event set for March 19 and 20

The entire family will find something to enjoy, from vintage cars and custom trucks and motorcycles to great food, at the fourth annual Chrome in the Dome event March 19 and 20.

The event runs 2-9 p.m. March 19 and 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. March 20 at Holt Arena.

Funds raised from the event will help three student organizations attend state and national events, as well as other leadership opportunities. The three organizations planning and hosting this event are Skills USA Automotive Technology, Automotive Collision and Repair, and Business Professionals of America C-Tech Chapter.

Sponsors for the 2010 Chrome in the Dome include Phil Meador, Les Schwab, Ideal Audio, Butterfield Express, Wesco Paint and Equipment, Carquest, Custom Auto, Play and Trade, and Dave’s Glass and Tint. Our sponsors will have door prizes and giveaways at this event. Additional support has been provided by, the ISU Student Activities Board, and the Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce, who have assisted in making Chrome in the Dome the third largest event in the ISU’s Holt Arena every year.

Organizers are looking for new feature cars that we can display at this year’s Chrome in the Dome event. Past feature cars that have been on T.V. shows and seen around the world. If you have a “million-dollar car” that you would like to show off this year, please contact Russell Butler at butlruss@isu.edu or call ext. 3305.

For more information please visit www.chromeinthedome.com.

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.

A panel of scientists will discuss “Can Carbon Capture and Storage Save King Coal?” on Jan. 27

A panel of scientists will discuss “Can Carbon Capture and Storage Save King Coal?” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, upstairs at Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. First Ave., Pocatello.

The Idaho State University chapter of Sigma Xi Science Research Society is sponsoring the event, billed as its first Science Café of 2010.

Carbon storage or sequestration has been a hot topic in scientific, engineering and political circles ever since the threat of human-caused rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and its potential for causing climate change (global warming) has been accepted by most of the world’s nations and industries.

One of the major sources in this country of carbon dioxide emissions is from the use of coal for generating electricity and in other industrial processes. This science cafe will present view from scientist and engineers on the feasibility of removing carbon dioxide from waste streams, and how it might be safely and economically stored.

The panel consists of Glenn Thackray, ISU geosciences professor, moderator; Craig Cooper, Idaho National Laboratory Water and Energy Systems Group, panel member; and Robert Forbis, ISU assistant professor of political science, panel member.

The Bengal Dancers will host their annual Kids Clinic on Feb. 6

The Idaho State University Bengal Dancers will host their annual Kids Clinic on Saturday Feb. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Reed Gymnasium.

The cost is $20 and ages 3-12 are welcome.

Participants will receive instruction from the nationally ranked ISU Bengal Dancers, a 2010 clinic T-shirt, the opportunity to perform at half time of the ISU women’s basketball game versus Montana that evening (7:05 p.m. tip-off), free admission into the game, and game tickets for $2 each for the participants’ friends and family.

The registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 29, by 5 p.m. Registrations received after the deadline will be accepted but will not be guaranteed at T-shirt. For a registration form please call 282-4854, e-mail johnhil2@isu.edu, or pick one up at the Campus Recreation Office in Room 242 of Reed Gym.