News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

February 9, 2010 — Vol. 26 No. 6

Faculty/Staff Updates

News Bites

The registration deadline is Feb. 10 for this year's celebration in recognition of National Girls and Women in Sports Day

The registration period is open for this year's celebration in recognition of National Girls and Women in Sports Day that is scheduled from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Idaho State University Reed Gymnasium.

"Stay Strong Play On" is the national theme for this year's day and serves to acknowledge the importance of sport participation for women and girls.

Idaho State University's celebration will include sport and activity clinics for girls grades K-6. Advance registration is $10 per participant on a first-come basis. There is a limit of 300 girls.

The preregistration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 10. Check-in and on-site registration will take place beginning at 8 a.m. in the Reed Gym lobby. On-site registration costs $15 per girl. Preregistration is recommended to guarantee a spot.

Girls will participate in three different sport/activity clinics, one every hour.

Registration and consent/waiver forms are available at the ISU College of Education, the Graduate School, Department of Sport Science and Physical Education, and Campus Recreation's Reed Gym office.

This national day has been proclaimed by Congress each year since 1987, and is honored annually the first week of February. National Girls and Women in Sports Day recognizes the progress of girls and women in sports, and the benefits that sport and fitness activities can bring to the lives of all girls and women.

The event is sponsored by various ISU entities including the Idaho State University Physical Education Major's Club SHEPERD's (Students of Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance), the College of Education, the Graduate School, the departments of Sport Science and Physical Education, Health and Nutrition Sciences, Campus Recreation and the ISU Athletic Department. Another primary sponsor is the Your Local Girl Scouts of the Silver Sage Council.

For more information, contact the ISU Department of Sport Science and Physical Education at 282-4852, or e-mail Cynthia Pemberton at pembcynt@isu.edu, or Pat Peyton at peytpat@isu.edu.

The deadline to nominate a faculty member for the Distinguished Teacher, Public Service, and Researcher awards is Feb. 12.

The deadline to nominate a faculty member for the Distinguished Teacher, Public Service, and Researcher awards is Feb. 12. The forms are available at http://www.isu.edu/acadaff/awards.shtml. The nomination form for the Distinguished Researcher Award is available at http://www.isu.edu/research/.

Faculty members nominated for Distinguished Teacher are to be nominated only on the basis of their expertise in teaching. Candidates for Distinguished Teacher must be nominated by at least two groups: students, faculty/staff, or alumni.

Candidates for the Distinguished Public Service Award may be nominated by one or more groups from students, faculty/staff or the public. This award is based solely on public service activities.

Nominees for the distinguished faculty awards may be any member of the University faculty currently in the third or subsequent year of full-time service at ISU and planning to continue as a member of the University faculty in 2010-2011. Up to five finalists in each category will be honored at a reception scheduled in April.

Nomination forms for the Distinguished Teacher and Distinguished Public Service are available at these links. Please submit your nomination form to the Office of Academic Affairs at Stop 8063, Pocatello, ID 83209-8063 or email your attachment to tillconn@isu.edu. If you have any questions, please call the Office of Academic Affairs at ext. 2171.

Information on the procedure for selecting the Distinguished Researcher may be obtained from the Office of Research, Stop 8130, Pocatello, ID 83209; telephone (208) 282-3134.

Idaho State University's KISU-FM is presenting the "Sons of Idaho" Saturday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

In what could be the first of several reunion concerts, Idaho State University's KISU-FM is presenting the "Sons of Idaho" Saturday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Beverly B. Bistline Thrust Theatre in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

The concert, which is being billed as a fundraiser for the 10-year-old KISU public radio station, will feature three former ISU students that have all made their own mark in the world.

KISU general manager Jerry Miller says it should be an unforgettable night.

"We've got three former ISU students going onstage that already have a great chemistry together, and they're going to draw the audience right in with them," Miller said.

The "Sons of Idaho" are made up of former students Louis Valentine Johnson, an acclaimed classical guitarist who makes his home in California; John Hansen, a well-known folk and blues guitarist who performs mainly in the Intermountain Region; and T. L. "Les" Purce, a former ISU student body president and mayor of Pocatello, and now president of Evergreen College in Olympia, Wash., who plays guitar and sings the blues.

The concert will be held in the 400-seat Bistline Theater, which Miller says will give every person there an up-close and personal experience with the group.

General admission tickets are $15, with student tickets available for $12. Tickets will be available at the Stephen's Box Office at 282-3595, or online at www.isu.edu/tickets/ and at Vicker's Western Stores in Pocatello and Idaho Falls.

The Idaho State University College of Engineering at will host its annual National Engineers Week Student Competitions on Thursday, Feb. 18

The Idaho State University College of Engineering at will host its annual National Engineers Week Student Competitions on Thursday, Feb. 18, with competitions beginning at 11 a.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

Students from area high schools will compete with their own designs in six different competitions:

The events allow for friendly competition among the students while affording an opportunity to learn more about engineering designs and applications. The high school students will also have a chance to learn more about ISU and the advantages the College of Engineering has to offer.

Prior to the student competitions there will be an open house in the Lillibridge Engineering Building from 9 to 11 a.m. Those attending the open house will have an opportunity to see a few of the engineering labs and learn about what engineering students study while at the College of Engineering. Anyone who would like to learn more about engineering is invited to attend the open house.

For more information about this event please contact Miriam Dance at 282-4361 or dancmiri@isu.edu, or visit the College of Engineering website at www.engr.isu.edu.

The Idaho Falls College Majors and Graduate School Fair will be held Feb. 17 and the ISU-Idaho Falls Spring Career Fair will be held Feb. 23.

The Idaho Falls College Majors and Graduate School Fair will be held Feb. 17 and the ISU-Idaho Falls Spring Career Fair will be held February 23.

Both fairs will be held at the Bennion Student Union at University Place in Idaho Falls.

The Feb. 17 Majors Fair, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., will allow students to come explore different majors and programs within Idaho State University. Previewed programs range from two-year associate degree to graduate programs.

The Feb. 23 ISU-Idaho Falls Career Fair, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will focus on helping students find full-time and part-time positions, summer employment, and part-time cooperative education and internship opportunities. It is also an excellent opportunity for students to gather information that will aid them in planning their career.

A free, chartered bus will be available from Pocatello to Idaho Falls for the Feb. 23 Career Fair. It will depart Pocatello at 11 a.m. and departs Idaho Falls at 2 p.m. Call to reserve a spot.

For more information on either event, contact the ISU Career Center at (208) 282-2380, visit www.isu.edu/career or e-mail careers@isu.edu.

A Poetry Slam is set from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the Bennion Student Union at University Place in Idaho Falls.

A Poetry Slam is set from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the Bennion Student Union at University Place in Idaho Falls.

The event is cosponsored by the Bennion Student Union and the Bank of Idaho, and will be emceed by Kasasa Matt Zambrano a professional slam poet.

Local slam rules will apply and can be attained upon pre-registration. Contact Paul Wiersma at (208) 221-3599, or at wierpaul@isu.edu.

There are 15 slots that will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and alternates will be accepted after the slots are filled.

Admission is $1 at the door and there will be jazz music provided by an ISU jazz trio, with refreshments being sold by clubs.

The Idaho State University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) invites the whole community to experience the traditional culture of China at the ISU Chinese New Year Night 2010

The Idaho State University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) invites the whole community to experience the traditional culture of China at the ISU Chinese New Year Night 2010 on Saturday, Feb. 13.

The annual event will run from 6 to about 9 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom. On the Chinese traditional calendar 2010 is "The Year of the Tiger."

The evening will offer a traditional Chinese show and dinner featuring specialties of Chinese New Year. The performance includes lion dance, Chinese Kung Fu show, folk dance and music, traditional instrument, raffle, game, fashion show and Chinese souvenir vendors.

The dinner will feature both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food options. The dinner menu consists of kung pao chicken, beef stew with potatoes, spiced eggs, spring rolls, stir-fried vegetables, Yangzhou fried rice and tossed noodles.

Beginning Feb 8, tickets will be sold at the Pond Student Union and Rendezvous Complex from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prices for tickets purchased in advance are $7 for ISU students, $8 for ISU faculty and staff, and $9 for the general public. Tickets cost $1 more at the door. Children under age 5 have free admission.

The ISU CSSA welcome friends join us to promote Chinese culture and to strengthen the diversity of the community.

For more information, please contact Erwei Shi, at 208-760-7089 or shierwe@isu.edu.

Susan Madsen, associate processor of management at Utah Valley University, will deliver the lecture "Women and Leadership: Taking Your Leadership to the Next Level"

Susan Madsen, associate processor of management at Utah Valley Univeristy, will deliver the lecture "Women and Leadership: Taking Your Leadership to the Next Level" at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Idaho State University.

Madsen's lecture, sponsored by the ISU WeLEAD (Women empowered to Learn, Educate, Advance and Develop) Project will be held in the Beverly Bistline Theatre in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Madsen is an independent leadership and change consultant. She will highlight some of her current research findings on how high-profile women leaders developed leadership throughout their lives. She will share stores and insights designed to assist participants to discover new strategies for taking their leadership to the next level.

For more information on the lecture, call (208) 282-3311. For more information on ISU WeLEAD, visit www.isu.edu/departments/welead/.

The spring 2010 B.A. B.F.A. Senior Exhibition at the John B. Davis Gallery will feature four artists

The spring 2010 B.A. B.F.A. Senior Exhibition at the John B. Davis Gallery will feature four artists, Diana Lamb, Christa Landon-Keating, Sheryl Hansen, and Jared Taylor.

Exhibition dates are Feb. 9 26. All events are free and open to the public.

The John B. Davis Gallery hours are Monday Friday, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. The gallery is located in the Fine Arts Building #11. For more information, please contact Amy Jo Popa at ext. 3341, or visit us at www.isu.edu/art/galleries.shtml.

The audience will be treated to dance performances ranging from hip-hop and jazz to ballet and modern at this year's ISU Dance in Concert.

The audience will be treated to dance performances ranging from hip-hop and jazz to ballet and modern at this year's ISU Dance in Concert.

Choreographers include Dance Department director Josephine Garibaldi, ISU Dance Instructors Molly Jorgensen, Paul Zmolek, Sergio Brindusa, and Hilary Johnson, Bengal dance director.

The performance opens Thursday, Feb. 18t at 7:30 p.m. in the Rogers Black Box Theatre at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. You can also catch a performance Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19 and 20 as well as an encore weekend, Feb. 25 - 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available now at the Performing Arts Center box office, by phone at ext. 3595 or order online at www.isu.edu/tickets/. Ticket prices are: adults $14, seniors/faculty/staff $12; children ages 6-18 $8 and ISU students w/Bengal card $5. Discounts are given for early purchases.

The deadline for Kasiska College of Health Professions Research Day submissions is this week

The deadline for Kasiska College of Health Professions Research Day submissions is next week.

Submissions can be made on the Research Day website.

ISU faculty, students and Idaho health care partners are invited to submit research proposals. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 12. All types of scholarly activity related to health care including original research, descriptive reports, and ongoing project progress reports are welcome.

KCHP hosts an annual Research Day event to promote and disseminate ongoing research on health care in Idaho. Research Day also provides a local venue for KCHP faculty, staff, students and Idaho health care partners to showcase the research they are presenting at other regional, national, and international meetings, and encourage cross-discipline collaboration.

Presentations are made from both the Pocatello main campus and ISU-Meridian Health Science Center with many sessions broadcast to both sites simultaneously using ISU's distance learning facilities.

The 2010 Research Day will be held April 9 and this year's theme is: Communities and KCHP: Advancing Idaho Health Care Together." The keynote speaker is Dr.Karl Watts, American Academy of Family Physicians "2010 Physician of the Year", founder of Genesis World Mission, and a member of Governor Otter's 2007 Select Committee on Health Care.

Rotary District 5400 will fund one $26,000 Ambassadorial Scholarship for study abroad during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Rotary District 5400, which encompasses Southern Idaho and Ontario, Oregon, will fund one $26,000 Ambassadorial Scholarship for study abroad during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Scholarship applications, endorsed by a local Rotary Club, are due to the District 5400 Ambassadorial Scholarship Committee by May 21, 2010. Please visit www.rotary5400.org for a application forms and program information. The deadline for applications to the Rotary Club of Pocatello-Centennial is May 1, 2010. A personal interview will be scheduled.

Ambassadorial Scholarships, The Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program, was founded in 1947. Since then, nearly 38,000 men and women from about 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices. Today it is the world's largest privately funded international scholarship program.

The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homeland to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.

District Rotary Clubs sponsor candidates that either study/work in District 5400 (Idaho south of the Salmon River and Malheur County, Oregon) or who study outside of the district but consider District 5400 home.

Generous contributions from Rotarians worldwide represent a continued faith that today's Ambassadorial Scholars will be tomorrow's community and world leaders.

Free income tax return preparation for low income taxpayers is now being offered by VITA, a volunteer arm of the Internal Revenue Service.

Free income tax return preparation for low income taxpayers is now being offered by VITA, a volunteer arm of the Internal Revenue Service.

Members of Beta Alpha Psi, Idaho State University's accounting fraternity, are providing these services on a first-come, first-served basis each Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning February 11 through March 18 in the basement of Turner Hall, room #111, on the ISU campus.

No appointment is necessary. For further information, contact Peter Frischmann at ext. 3501.

Similar sites will be manned by volunteers from AARP at the Pocatello Senior Citizen's Center, Marshall Public Library, Portneuf District Library and Sho-Ban Library. Other sites may be found by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.

The Department of Public Safety and Facilities Services were tasked with purchasing and installing external and internal emergency notification systems.

As part of ISU's emergency response plan, The Department of Public Safety and Facilities Services were tasked with purchasing and installing external and internal emergency notification systems. The external emergency notification system became operational on Oct. 6 and a live test of the system was successful. A silent test is run every month and the system is working.

We are currently installing internal emergency notification systems in the Rendevous Complex, the Business Administration Building, Lillibridge Engineering, the Physical Science Complex, the Eli Oboler Library and the Roy F. Christensen Building. The contractors started last week and are expected to have these systems installed and operational by approximately April 15. The second phase of this project is due to be submitted for bid this month and will include most of the remaining buildings on campus.

ISU also has an automated telephone message system which is tested on a monthly basis.

Please take time to review ISU's Emergency Response Plan at: www.isu.edu/pubsafe/errp/index.html

Public Safety will strive to send periodic updates on the emergency notification systems and other emergency response procedures and information, as necessary. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Public Safety at 282-2515 or email us at pubsafe@isu.edu.