News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

December 6, 2010 — Vol. 26 No. 41

Faculty/Staff Updates

Dr. Rex Lott was recently named president-elect of the Board of Directors for the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists

Pharmacy professor Dr. Rex Lott was recently named president-elect of the Board of Directors for the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists. Lott has practiced and taught psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy for over 35 years.

After 15 years of service, Michael J. Doyle is celebrating his retirement

After 15 years of service to Idaho State University Student Health Center, Michael J. Doyle, Physician Assistant-Certified, is celebrating his retirement. There will be a reception honoring him and his service to Student Health on Thursday, December 16, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the upstairs waiting room of the Student Health Center. Mike, who has been a physician assistant for 36 years, was the recipient of the Physician Assistant Excellence Award in 2009.

Winners of the October 2010 ISU Cares "Spot" Award have been announced

Winners of the October 2010 October 2010 ISU Cares "Spot" Award have been announced.

Winners include:

Congratulations to all of the winners. They were awarded a Certificate of Appreciation and a $15 Visa card courtesy of ISU Credit Union. For more information on each winner, picture and a short biography visit the ISU Cares website. To nominate someone for giving great service, click ISU Cares Survey.

We are getting close to announcing the ISU Cares Customer Service Provider of the Year. This deserving employee will be awarded $1,000.

News Bites

Country star Collin Raye is performing a Christmas concert Dec. 16

Country star Collin Raye is performing a Christmas concert Thursday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

Tickets are available online at www.idahostatetickets.com, by phone at 282-3595 between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday or in person at the Stephens Center Box Office or Vickers Western Wear in Pocatello or Idaho Falls.

What started with the simple desire to entertain has turned into something that is almost a holy calling for Collin Raye. Five times nominated as country music's Male vocalist of the Year, Raye still puts on shows that are electrifying in their intensity. He is proud of his five platinum albums, 25 Top Ten hits, 15 No. 1 smashes and 12 chart-topping videos.

"In the beginning, I wanted hits and all that," he reflects. "But what drives me now is what music means to people. Songs have landed on me that made me realize there's more to this than I thought. It's about entertaining people one minute and healing them the next. It's kinda like a ministry."

The Distinguished Teacher selection committee is seeking nominations for faculty who exemplify excellence in teaching

The Distinguished Teacher selection committee invites faculty, administration and students to nominate a member of the faculty who exemplifies excellence in teaching.

Please consider teaching attributes only. Elements such as research and community service are not to be considered for this award.

Nominees should meet the following eligibility standards:

Nominations are being sought from ISU's faculty, administration, student body and alumni. All nominees named by at least two of these groups will be considered for this prestigious honor.

For more information and a nomination form, please visit the award website at http://www.isu.edu/acadaff/awards/. Please submit the nomination form by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11 Incomplete ballots will not be considered.

Santa Claus is coming to ISU Dec. 9 and 10

Santa Claus is coming to Idaho State University Dec. 9 and 10. All are invited to visit and capture the spirit of the season with a memorable photograph with the man himself. All proceeds benefit Idaho State University's Early Learning Center.

Santa will make two appearances:

A Grant Support Group is being organized for next semester

Interested in getting ongoing feedback from your peers on a grant proposal? Want to help others with the same concern, and perhaps meet a future cross-discipline collaborator? A Grant Support Group is being organized for next semester. The Group will meet, perhaps as often as every two weeks, to share drafts, provide constructive criticism, share insights and suggestions in a "roundtable" format. Open to faculty, staff, or students who are pursuing external grants (i.e., from funding sources other than ISU). If interested, contact Ralph Norton at x2926 for more information or to attend a January planning session.

ISU's Division of Health Science Research Day 2011 is set for April 15 in Pocatello and Meridian

Idaho State University's Division of Health Science Research Day 2011 is set for April 15 in Pocatello and Meridian.

Abstract submissions are being accepted at http://www.isu.edu/healthsciences/research/researchday.shtml. Submissions must be entered by 5 p.m. on Jan. 31.

The theme for Research Day is "Bridging Research and Practice." ISU faculty, students and Idaho health care partners are invited.

The water will be off in the Fine Arts Building on Dec. 8

The water will be off in the Fine Arts Building on Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to approximately noon to allow for construction work.