News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

June 21, 2010 — Vol. 26 No. 22

Faculty/Staff Updates

ISU faculty and students presented a poster at the American Society for Microbiology Intermountain Branch Annual Meeting

Professors Peter Sheridan, Christopher K. Daniels, Alok Bhushan and James C.K. Lai, along with students Tuoen Liu, Zech Rios and Senyo Agbenowu presented “Purification of the HSC70 protein from the L1210 murine leukemia cells with a magnetic histidine purification system in Escherichia coli cells” at the American Society for Microbiology Intermountain Branch 2010 Annual Meeting in Provo, UT in April. The poster earned third prize.

Jim DiSanza’s study on repairing the image of the National Hockey League received national attention recently

Professor Jim DiSanza’s study on repairing the image of the National Hockey League received national attention recently.

The study was mentioned on the Fox Sports website, then in a weekly blog by Jamie Fitzpatrick, a well-read blogger in the hockey world.

Greg Finch, ISU’s TIAA-CREF Representative, will be on campus June 22 and 23

Greg Finch, ISU’s TIAA-CREF Representative, will be on campus June 22 and 23, in the Selway Room at the Student Union Building.

Please call 800-732-8353, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., to schedule an appointment.

Tony Cellucci recently served as a Commission on Accreditation site visitor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Tony Cellucci, Ph.D., ABPP recently served as a Commission on Accreditation site visitor for the clinical program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He also presented a workshop on Ethics in Psychological Practice and Supervision for the Boise VA Hospital.

Congratulations to ISU Cares Spot award winners for May

Winners were nominated through the ISU Cares online or paper surveys for delivering awesome service. Each was presented with a $15 VISA card courtesy ISU Credit Union, a certificate and posters. Their efforts on behalf of Idaho State University are appreciated.

Here are the winners for May:

If you receive great service from an ISU Employee, please let us know. To see a list of websites where you can access the ISU Cares surveys or lists of the many locations of the ISU Cares survey boxes, click locations. Look for the link ISU Cares. Or click on survey to access the survey directly.

News Bites

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and first lady Lori Otter invite all women to join them for Idaho Women’s Day June 22

Gov. C.L. “Butch Otter and first lady Lori Otter invite all women to join them for Idaho Women’s Day in the Capitol, Tuesday, June 22, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Idaho Capitol Building Garden Level Legislative Auditorium.

KTVB-TV personality Dee Sarton will be master of ceremonies for this event. For more information about this event please contact the Governor’s office at (208) 334-2100.

College of Engineering earns 100 Percent Pass Rate on Exam

The Idaho State University College of Engineering achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, according to Miriam Dance, the College of Engineering’s public information specialist.

This exam is one of two written exams that students must pass in order to become licensed professional engineers and covers subjects that are common to all fields of engineering. To take this exam, students must be in the last year of a four-year engineering degree accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. After passing this test and graduating, students receive a certificate as an engineer intern.

The 12 students who passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam are Gilberto Diaz Aleman, Aaron Jentry Baird, Bryton Curnutt, Nathan David Funk, Abhishek Jaiswal, Brain J. Kanen, Tyson Wesley Kent, R. Dale Kepler III, Curtis John McQuary, Bruice David Peirson, Timothy T. Rainsdon and Yi Tang.

Following four years of experience as an engineer intern, individuals can apply for the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam, which tests their ability to become responsible for public health, safety and welfare associated with engineering projects. Both of these exams are administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. After passing the final exam, engineer interns are able to become licensed professional engineers.

For more information on the College of Engineering, contact Dance at (208) 282-4361 or visit engr.isu.edu.

Bilyeu Auditorium will be closed through the summer for renovation

Bilyeu Auditorium in Frazier Hall will be closed through the summer for renovation.

Renovation will include new paint, carpet and repair of the seating. Work is expected to be completed Aug. 31.

Please contact Facilities Services at ext. 2784 with questions.

ISU’s Relay for Life teams are hosting an ice cream social June 30

Idaho State University’s Relay for Life teams, ISU Bengals and ISU Bengals Too, are hosting an ice cream social June 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Pond Student Union.

Ice cream cones will be served for $2, and sundaes for $3. The teams will also be selling $10 luminaries and $5 raffle tickets.

Proceeds benefit cancer research. The teams will also participate in an all-night walk July 16-17 to raise cancer awareness.

The Energy Systems Technology and Education Center is organizing 2010 Summer Energy Camp for students entering grades 9-12

The Idaho State University Energy Systems Technology and Education Center is offering students entering grades 9-12 an opportunity to explore energy, electricity, power generation and more at 2010 Summer Energy Camp.

The camp is set for June 21-24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Camp size is limited to 24 students and will be held at ISU-Idaho Falls campus, CHE 1 Building, room 217. The cost for this camp is $75.

The ISU 2010 Summer Energy Camp is designed for learners who want to find out about energy – its sources, how it is generated, and how energy affects our world. Camp scholarships are available for families experiencing financial difficulty. All camp fees include a t-shirt, meals, snacks, field trip transportation and supplies.

Examples of camp activities include; discovering how energy production affects our environment, experiencing a chain reaction, designing a solar water heater, building a wind turbine, discovering how energy chains relate to food chains, learning how to control energy consumption, and completing an energy challenge. Planned field trips include a visit to Idaho Falls Power to learn how hydro power is produced.

The Energy Systems Technology and Education Center is an integral part of the ISU College of Technology. Appreciation is extended to The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Eastern Idaho Section, Eastern Idaho Engineering Council and Idaho Department of Labor for providing financial support and supplies for the Energy camp.

Additional camp information and scholarship applications are available at http://www.isu.edu/estec/camps.shtml or by calling (208) 282-3085.

Parking will continue to be free for students, faculty, staff and campus visitors on evenings and weekends

To accommodate all users of Idaho State University parking lots, parking will continue to be free for students, faculty, staff and campus visitors on evenings and weekends, unless otherwise posted. Enforcement hours in Pocatello and ISU–Meridian will remain from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. In accordance with past policy, ISU–Idaho Falls will continue to enforce parking regulations from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday – Friday.

For complete information on the new parking policy, which goes into effect on Aug. 1, visit http://www.isu.edu/pubsafe/parking/parking-change.shtml.

A search for a permanent dean of the College of Pharmacy has been initiated

A search for a permanent dean of the College of Pharmacy has been initiated. The position announcement is available at isujobs.net. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply.