News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

November 1, 2010 — Vol. 26 No. 37

Faculty/Staff Updates

Dr. Shannon Lynch is the principal investigator on a new $499,000 multi-site grant to ISU

Dr. Shannon Lynch, an associate professor in psychology, is the principal investigator on a new $499,000 multi-site grant to Idaho State University from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Affairs to assess serious mental illness in women in jail as well as exploring women's pathways to jail. Lynch will collaborate with co-investigators Dana DeHart at University of South Carolina, Joanne Belknap at University of Colorado at Boulder and Bonnie Green at Georgetown University to carry out this project.

Sean Anderson recently returned from a three-college speaking tour where he presented "The Rise of Iran and the Modern Middle East"

ISU political science professor and director of the Department of International Studies Sean Anderson recently returned from a three-college speaking tour of Wyoming, where he presented "The Rise of Iran and the Modern Middle East."

Anderson's speaking tour was sponsored by the Wyoming Council of Humanities.

He spoke at Northwest College in Powell, Central Wyoming College in Riverton and Western Wyoming College in Rocks Springs.

In addition, Anderson conducted two classes at Northwest College, one on terrorism and the other on political culture; and he also conducted one class at Western Wyoming College on Iran in a comparative politics class.

Anderson has published seven works related to Iranian sponsorship of terrorism, two of which have been reprinted in edited volumes, including "U.S. Counter-Insurgency vs. Iranian-Sponsored Terrorism," republished in *Networks, Terrorism and Global Insurgency,* edited by Robert J. Bunker. London: Routledge, 2005, pp. 84-100.

Anderson is the author of "The Historical Dictionary of Terrorism," now in its third edition.

Gary Rowe would like to thank the classified staff community for the scholarship awarded to his daughter, Nicole Rowe

Maintenance Craftsman Gary Rowe would like to thank the Idaho State University classified staff community for the scholarship awarded to his daughter, Nicole Rowe.

Nicole is enjoying her time at Idaho State University and the financial help was very appreciated.

News Bites

Nearly 1,000 Southeast Idaho school-aged children attended the Idaho Science and Engineering Festival Oct. 23

Nearly 1,000 Southeast Idaho school-aged children and their families joined an estimated 1 million people in Washington at the inaugural USA and Idaho Science and Engineering Festivals Oct.23.

Idaho State University's festival was a satellite event that corresponded with the inaugural national USA Science and Engineering Festival held in Washington, D.C., Oct. 10-24. The national festival ended with a two-day Expo on the Mall, featuring more than 1,500 booths with hands-on activities from more than 500 organizations. There are also concurrent satellite science/engineering festivals taking place throughout the United States, but ISU's festival is the only one scheduled in the Intermountain West. Idaho's event featured more than 20 booths.

A variety of Veterans Day events are planned at University Place on Nov. 11

A variety of Veterans Dayevents are planned at University Place in Idaho Falls on Thursday, Nov. 11.

"We invite our students, staff, faculty, and the public, to come observe Veterans Day with us, to honor those who have served and those who are serving now," said Dustin Mortimer, president of the Idaho State University-Idaho Falls Armed Forces Veterans Club.

Those events include:

For more information about these events or to reserve seats for the dinner or movie, contact ISU-Idaho Falls Armed Forces Veterans Club President Dustin Mortimer at (208) 282-7855 or mortdust@isu.edu.

U.S. Representative Mike Simpson will speak on "The Election and Tax Reform" Nov. 4

U.S. Representative Mike Simpson will speak on "The Election and Tax Reform" Nov. 4 at the Idaho State Tax Institute.

The 52nd conference of the Idaho State Tax Institute will be held Nov. 4-5 in the Amethyst Room of the Holiday Inn at 1399 Bench Rd. in Pocatello.

The event is sponsored by the Idaho State University College of Business, the Idaho State Bar Section of Taxation, Probate and Trust Law and the Idaho State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

More than 80 accountants and attorneys from throughout Idaho are expected to attend. Program sessions begin at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4.

Other Thursday sessions include "Economic Bedlam; When will it Stop?", "Division of the Marital Community in Idaho," "1031 Exchanges with Commercial Real Estate," "Mastering Electronic Tax Court Procedures" and "The Tax Implications of Obama Care."

The Friday, Nov. 5, sessions run from 8 a.m. to 3:30. Those sessions include "Recent Federal Tax Developments: Statutes, Cases, Regulations\Rulings of Note," "Legacy Planning," "Idaho Trust and Estate Update" and "Ethics and the Marginally Competent Client."

Registration fees are $200 before Oct. 29 and $225 after that date. Registrations will be accepted on-site after the conference begins.

More information on the conference is available at www.isu.edu/cob or by calling Beverly Shappart at (208) 282-3031. Registration forms are available at http://www.isu.edu/cob/pdf/Tax Institute.pdf.

Theatre/Dance ISU presents "Cabaret," Nov. 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20

The L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center continues to play host to Theatre/Dance ISU's 80th Year Celebration Season. The Broadway musical hit "Cabaret" comes to the Beverly B. Bistline Theatre Nov. 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Set in 1931 Germany as the Nazis are rising to power, Cabaret is a powerful musical with incredible dance numbers and memorable hits like "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" and "Cabaret."

As this year marks Theatre ISU's 80th year on campus, the cast and crew invite you to come celebrate the history and tradition of theatre as they present, "Cabaret."

Character Sally Bowles, made famous by legendary singer/actress Liza Minnelli in the 1972 film "Cabaret," is recreated by student costume designer Debbie Bray and played by former Theatre/Dance ISU graduate student Bridget Close.

The Bistline Theatre has been transformed into the "seedy" Kit Kat Klub as well as Fraulein Schneider's apartment and many other well-known Cabaret locations. Although Theatre/Dance ISU invites any and all who want to be entertained, please keep in mind this production contains many adult themes and is not suitable for young patrons.

Tickets are available at the Performing Arts Center Box Office, or by phone at 282-3595. Tickets can be ordered online at www.isu.edu/tickets or can be purchased at Vickers Western Stores in Pocatello and Idaho Falls. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $9 for children ages 6 to 12 and $7 for ISU students with valid Bengal cards.

For more information, contact Erin Joy, Box Office manager, ext. 6452.

The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition "FELT" by Omar Sarabia will be held Nov. 1-12

The Idaho State University Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition "FELT" by Omar Sarabia will be held at the John B. Davis Gallery in the Fine Arts Building from Nov. 1-12.

Sarabia was born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico in 1978. Sarabia currently lives in Pocatello and has been a resident of Idaho for about 30 years. In 2002 he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Department of Art and Pre-Architecture at Idaho State University. This fall Sarabia is completing his Master of Fine Arts Degree at ISU.

The works for "Felt" are all acrylic medium paintings.

"I have felt the suburban and natural landscapes of eastern Idaho and believe that both terrains have shaped the work for this exhibition," Sarabia said.

The John B. Davis Gallery hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This event is free and open to the public. The John B. Davis Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4p.m. The gallery is located in the Fine Arts Building # 11, on the campus of Idaho State University. For more information contact Amy Jo Popa at 282-3341 or www.isu.edu/art/galleries.shtml.

The Gender Resource Center will host Dr. Peter Boag on Nov. 4

The Idaho State University Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center will host Dr. Peter Boag on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Salmon River Suite of the Pond Student Union Building. This event, in honor of National Transgender Day of Remembrance, is free and open to the public.

Boag will discuss an in-process book project entitled, Re-Dressing America's Frontier Past. After providing a brief synopsis of the book and why he has decided to write it, Dr. Boag will then share some of his most interesting stories of the transgender people of whom he is writing.

The Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center is hosting the article discussion in recognition of Transgender Day of Remembrance, an internationally observed memorial of those who have lost their lives due to anti-trans hatred, prejudice, and violence. First observed in 1998, the mission of Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to raise awareness of transgender issues and to mourn those who might otherwise be forgotten.

For more information, contact the Anderson Center at ext. 2805.

The Women's Club Holiday Fair will be on Nov. 12 at the Student Union Ballroom

Idaho State University Women's Club Holiday Fair will be on Friday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pond Student Union Ballroom. Free parking will be available at the Student Union. Items will include pottery, jewelry, handmade crafts, artwork, photography, lotions and potions, etc. Lunch will be available. All proceeds support the ISU Women's Club Scholarship Fund.