News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

October 4, 2010 — Vol. 26 No. 33

Faculty/Staff Updates

Dr. Diana Livingston Friedley will perform in Opera Idaho's production of Our Town

Associate Professor of Music Dr. Diana Livingston Friedley will perform in Opera Idaho's production of Our Town by Ned Rorem.

This is Dr. Livingston Friedley's first collaboration with Opera Idaho. Performances are in Boise Oct. 8 and Oct. 10. She is singing the role of Mrs. Webb. This year Opera Idaho's season includes performances of Amahl and the Night Visitors, Madama Butterfly, La Fille du Regiment, and Carousel. For tickets call the Egyptian Theatre at 208-387-1273.

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The Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing and Automotive Technology programs will host the Dale Earnhardt Jr. NASCAR Sprint Cup Car on campus

The Idaho State University Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing and Automotive Technology programs, in partnership with the US Army National Guard, will host the Dale Earnhardt Jr. NASCAR Sprint Cup Car on campus.

The car will be showcased on Oct. 6t from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Auto Collision and Automotive Technology parking lot, 1225 E Carter.

The public is invited to attend this free event.

For more information please contact ISU Auto Collision at ext. 3305 or Automotive Technology at ext. 3605.

The Bengal now features an online edition

Idaho State University's student newspaper The Bengal unveiled its new online edition Oct. 4.

The Bengal's new website, www.isubengal.com, will feature all the content from the print editions, exclusive online stories, surveys and polls to participate in, online photo galleries, a PDF of the current edition of the paper, and online archives. Readers can also subscribe to an RSS feed and can submit online opinion articles and letters to the editor.

Nominations are now open for "Idaho Business Leader of the Year"

Nominations are now open for "Idaho Business Leader of the Year."

The award, made annually since 1959, is presented by the Delta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at Idaho State University. Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of business leaders and is the oldest professional business fraternity in the nation.

Alpha Kappa Psi volunteers annually select the winner, present the award and learn from the process of reviewing distinguished examples of business leadership from which to model and pattern their careers.

The award annually recognizes an Idaho business leader who has demonstrated outstanding business and professional ethics while contributing significant support to worthwhile community, civic and education activities. The recognition program is the longest-standing such program in Idaho.

Allen D. Dykman, Owner and President of Dykman Electrical, Inc., Boise, was the 2010 award recipient.

Nominations for the 2011 "Idaho Business Leader of the Year" are now open. Forms may be obtained at http://www.freewebs.com/alphakappapsiisu/aboutibloy.htm or you may choose to complete the online version.

Nominations close on Nov. 5. The winner will be announced at a gala banquet in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center at ISU in early 2011.

Anyone may submit nominations to honor business leaders and positively influence the development of the future principled business leaders of Alpha Kappa Psi.

For more information, please contact Brittne Russum, 2011 Idaho Business Leader of the Year chairperson, at (208) 282-5129 or by e-mail at russbrit@isu.edu.

Human Resources is offering several Workshops in October and November

The Office of Human Resources Training Department is offering several Professional/Personal Development Workshops in October and November.

For a list of classes, visit http://www.isu.edu/humanr/Department%20Resources/Training%20index.shtml. To register, send an email to training@isu.edu or call ext. 3081. Walk-ins are welcome.