News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

August 16, 2010 — Vol. 26 No. 26

Faculty/Staff Updates

Corey Schou was invited to emcee and speak at conferences and universities in Singapore

Corey Schou was invited to Singapore to be master of ceremonies at the fourth annual Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership (ISLA) Program and to speak at the SecureAsia@Singapore conference and at three universities in Singapore.

The ASIA ISLA Program is sponsored by (ISC), the not-for-profit global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers, with nearly 70,000 certified members worldwide.

"The ISLA hosted government and private information security experts from around the world, including high-level government and corporate officials," Schou said. "The organization holds one of these events annually in Europe, Asia and Washington, D.C. They are kind of like the Emmys for information assurance professionals and I was honored to act as Master of Ceremonies introducing leaders in the field."

Through the ISLA Program, (ISC) publicly recognizes the ongoing commitment by information security leaders throughout Asia-Pacific to build a highly qualified and ethical workforce, and broaden the public's awareness of information security. As part of (ISC)'s Global Awards Program, ISLA aims to recognize the achievements of outstanding information security professionals who have significantly contributed to the enhancement of the workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in an information security workforce improvement initiative, program or project. More information on (ISC) is available at www.isc2.org.

Schou also delivered a keynote speech at the SecureAsia@Singapore conference in Singapore, which is on the theme "Building a Secure Connected Future"" The title of Schou's keynote was "Building International Security Through Balance."

SecureAsia@Singapore, features the Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA) program, is undisputedly the Asia-Pacific's most influential gathering for information security professionals. Co-organized by (ISC) and the Association of Information Security Professional (AiSP), the conference will bring together over 20 information security industry experts from the Americas, EMEA and the Asia-Pacific regions to share their experiences and gives an insight on a variety of issues.

The three Singapore universities Schou spoke at included, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Polytechnic, and Singapore Polytechnic.

News Bites

The Dental Hygiene Clinic is now scheduling appointments for the fall 2010 semester

The ISU Dental Hygiene Clinic is now scheduling appointments for the fall 2010 semester. Services available to staff, faculty, students and affiliates are exams, x-rays, dental prophylaxis (teeth cleanings), fluoride treatments, and fillings. All services are provided at reduced fees. To schedule an appointment or obtain more information, please contact the clinic at 282-3282.

The Idaho State Journal Business Awards committee is now accepting nominations for the 2010 awards program

The eleventh annual Idaho State Journal Business Awards committee is now accepting nominations for the 2010 awards program. Sponsored by the Idaho State Journal, Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance, Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce and the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce, the awards will be presented on Oct. 14.

There are eight Business Person of the Year categories, recognizing the outstanding efforts of businesspeople in southeast Idaho. The categories include Retail, Professional, Government/Public Service, Non-Profit, Industry/Technology, Education and Overachievers under 40. In a change from previous years, two awards will be given out in the Education category for both the K-12 and university levels.

Nomination forms may be picked up in Pocatello at the Journal, 305 S. Arthur Avenue, the Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce, 324 S. Main St. and Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce, 130 NW Main, Blackfoot. On-line nominations may be made via the following web sites: www.journalnet.com, www.pocatelloidaho.com, and www.blackfootchamber.org.

Nominations must be received at the Journal office no later than Sept. 10.

A selection committee, made up of representatives from the Journal, both Pocatello and Blackfoot Chambers and the Farm Bureau, will review the nominations and select winners. Winners will be acknowledged at an awards breakfast on Oct. 14 at the Red Lion to which the public is invited.

Spring 2010 Effort Reports for Sponsored Research Funding were due in July

Spring 2010 Effort Reports for Sponsored Research Funding were due in July.

Please check to see if you received a Spring 2010 Effort Report over the summer that you have not returned yet. The effort report certification process is required by the funding agencies to certify the employees work effort on the Sponsored Research Projects. Due to many of the faculty and support staff being gone over the summer, several of the reports have not be completed and returned. ISU's external auditors will be back on campus to complete the FY10 audit starting on August 30, 2010 and we need to have the reports available for them. If you have a question on completing your report, or need a new copy sent, please contact Diane MacLerran at ext 3258. The completed report can be mailed to Stop 8219 or faxed to 282-5923.

ISU's TIAA-CREF Representative will be on campus Aug. 24-26

Greg Finch, ISU's TIAA-CREF Representative, will be on campus Aug. 24-26, in the Portneuf Room at the Student Union Building.

Please call 1-800-732-8353, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., to schedule an appointment.

The Pocatello Free Clinic is hosting a fundraiser on Aug. 20 to help provide free health and dental care to the community

The Pocatello Free Clinic Bash fundraiser will be celebrated from 5:30 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Aug. 20, at the Memorial Building, located at 300 North Johnson in Pocatello.

This fundraiser will help the Free Clinic to continue to provide a range of free health and dental care to the community's medically underserved population.

The event consists of a dinner, raffle, silent auction, dancing and live entertainment. The "Southern cooking" dinner will feature fried chicken and fixings, and will be served from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with the dancing and live entertainment to follows.

Prices for tickets purchased in advance are $10 for adults, $5 for kids age 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Advanced tickets sales are available at the Pocatello Free Clinic, The Raven's Nest, The Grapevine and Maag's Pharmacy.

"The Pocatello Free Clinic has served thousands of individuals in the community for close to 40 years," said Logan Miller, dental clinic coordinator. "We appreciate the support the community has provided and look forward to celebrating that continued support through this fundraiser and other events."

For more information, contact Logan Miller at 233-6245 or 351-6752.

The tenth annual ISU Part-Time Job Fair is Aug. 24

Idaho State University's tenth annual ISU Part-Time Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24 in Room 130, Suites A-C in the Rendezvous Complex.

The fair is an opportunity for students to meet employers advertising part-time jobs. For employers, the fair offers the chance to gain visibility on campus and maximize recruiting potential.

Students are also asked to bring copies of their resumes to leave with employers.

The fair will feature a wide variety of off-campus and on-campus employers. More than 500 students are expected to attend.

Employers who wish to have a free booth should make a reservation by Aug. 17.

For more information or to reserve a booth, e-mail Angie Tamayo-Wojcik in the ISU Office of Human Resources at tamaange@isu.edu or call her at (208) 282-4828.

University Health High School will continue its dual-enrollment health-related courses in the fall 2010 and spring 2011

Idaho State University Health High School (UHHS) will continue its dual-enrollment health-related courses in the fall 2010 and spring 2011. Qualified high school students can take several Web classes for both high school elective and academic college credit.

One of the best aspects of the program is its price per college credit: high school students participating in ISU's Early College Program have a $65 per credit fee for taking the classes. Regular ISU part-time fees are $273 per credit.

The UHHS program provides a platform for learning more about the health professions and offers high school students access to online courses throughout the state.

Courses include the following: HCA 1110 - "Intro to the Allied Health Professions"; HCA 2210 - "Medical Terminology and Communication"; DENT 2201 - "Principles of Dental Hygiene"; CSED 2205 - "Introduction to Communication Differences and Disorders"; HE 2221 - "Introduction to Health Education"; PTOT 2299 - "Introduction to Occupational Therapy."

The courses begin on Aug. 23, with payment due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20, to avoid disenrollment.

"If a student thinks he or she might be interested in one of the health professions, taking one or more of these online classes allows them to decide if they are truly interested in one of the disciplines as their future career," said Barbara Bishop, Director of the Early College Program.

Students are also starting a college transcript, paying reduced fees and learning about the work required to be successful in college-level class work. Interested students may apply for admission to take dual credit classes by submitting their application at apply.isu.edu. and choosing the "Early College Program" application. Students who previously enrolled in ISU dual credit classes still need to take this step since the university is converting to Banner and BengalWeb for admission and registration.

A High School Verification and a Parent/Guardian document must be signed by a high school official and parent or guardian and submitted to the Early College Program before admission is complete. Once those steps have been taken, the student will be mailed their user name and password needed to register for the dual credit classes.

For more information, please contact the Early College Program at 282-6067 or 282-2633 or visit one or both of the web sites at http://earlycollege.isu.edu/ or http://public.itrc.isu.edu/uhhs/.