News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

February 21, 2011 — Vol. 27 No. 8

Faculty/Staff Updates

Counseling professor Nicole Hill has been named president-elect of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

Counseling professor Nicole Hill has been named president-elect of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

Hill was also recently named the 2011 George E. Hill Distinguished Alumni award winner at Ohio University. She will be honored at a recognition ceremony at the ACA conference in New Orleans.

All are invited to a retirement reception for Sherilyn Jensen Feb. 25

All are invited to a retirement reception for Sherilyn Jensen Friday Feb. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Middle Fork Room, Pond Student Union.

Jensen has been a custodian with the Facilities Services Department for 28 years.

Human Resources will be having a farewell reception for Adria Stanley Feb. 23

Human Resources will be having a farewell reception for Adria Stanley from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the Human Resources Conference Room, Room 312 in the Administration Building. Adria has served as the human resources consultant for the areas of Student Affairs, University Advancement, Athletics, Finance & Administration, University Risk & Compliance, and General Counsel. Please feel free to stop by and wish her well.

The counseling department currently has an opening for an Administrative Assistant 1

The counseling department currently has an opening for an Administrative Assistant 1.

If you are interested in this position and are eligible to transfer please email a cover letter and resume to Dr. Stephen Feit (feitstep@isu.edu). If you are in a different pay grade and would like to apply, please visit http://www.isu.edu/humanr/classified.shtml. Applications must be completed by February 25, 2011.

News Bites

An open forum for all faculty and staff is set for Feb. 23

An open forum for all faculty and staff is set for Wednesday, Feb. 23 from noon to 12:45 p.m. in the Bengal Theater of the Pond Student Union.

Video transmission will be available in Room 508 at ISU-Meridian, in CHE Room 104 at ISU-Idaho Falls and in Room C91 at ISU-Twin Falls.

Two directors from the Atlanta Falcons will deliver presentations about the logistics of running the team March 1

Two directors from the NFL's Atlanta Falcons will deliver presentations about the day-to-day operations and logistics of running the team from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at the Idaho State University College of Education Auditorium.

The speakers are Spencer Treadwell, Falcon's logistics and facilities director, and Hamzah Ahmad, Falcon's event marketing director.

Their talks are sponsored by the ISU SHEPERD's (Students of Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) Club.

The talks have been arranged "to increase our knowledge of how a professional football team is run and to get people interested in studying sports management," according to Jordan Wickham, SHEPERD's Club member and an event organizer.

For more information, contact Wickham at wickwalt@isu.edu.

All are invited to learn more about the recent major changes to institutional accreditation

All are invited to learn more about the recent major changes to institutional accreditation implemented by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and how they will affect Idaho State University.

Please join us for an accreditation presentation and discussion in the Bengal Theater on Friday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. for an overview of accreditation, the new accreditation cycle and standards, and how your support and assistance are necessary for another successful review. The presentation will also be broadcast to Idaho Falls, Meridian, and Twin Falls:

Idaho Falls - CHE 314
Meridian - Room 508
Twin Falls - C911

After a short presentation, several members of the Accreditation Steering Committee will be available to answer questions.

The School of Engineering will host its annual National Engineers Week Student Competitions Feb. 24

The Idaho State University School of Engineering will host its annual National Engineers Week Student Competitions on Thursday, Feb. 24, with competitions beginning at 11 a.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

Students from area high schools will compete with their own designs in six different competitions:

The events allow for friendly competition among the students while affording an opportunity to learn more about engineering designs and applications. The high school students will also have a chance to learn more about ISU and the advantages the School of Engineering has to offer.

Prior to the student competitions there will be an open house in the ISU Lillibridge Engineering Building from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Those attending the open house will have an opportunity to see a few of the engineering laboratories and learn about what engineering students study while at the School of Engineering.

Anyone who would like to learn more about engineering is invited to attend the open house.

For more information about this event please contact Miriam Dance at 282-4361 or dancmiri@isu.edu or visit the School of Engineering website at engr.isu.edu.

"Season of Note" presents Time for Three

The Idaho State University a "Season of Note" fine arts series will present Time for Three at 7:30 p.m. March 17 in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

This trio of musicians transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz music all formed into one unique show. With violinists Zachary DePue and Nicolas Kendall as well as double bass player Ranaan Meyer, the members have a passion for improvisation, composing and arranging.

Time for Three members have been featured soloists with The Philadelphia Orchestra as well as openers for Grammy award winner, k.d. lang. They have performed on many impressive stages including the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Ticket prices are $26 for main level and $22 for upper level. For more ticket information visit www.isu.edu/stephens/.

For more information on Time for Three, visit their website www.tf3.com.

Students in Idaho Falls can prepare for their college careers by attending "March Toward Success"

Idaho State University students in Idaho Falls can prepare for their college careers by attending "March Toward Success" presentations from 12:20 to 12:55 p.m. on Thursdays during March at the ISU-Idaho Falls Bennion Student Union Multipurpose Room.

All students, particularly freshmen and undecided students, are encouraged to attend.

The presentations are "Attitudes for Academic Success" on March 3, "Social, Academic, and Professional Networking" on March 10, "What if I don't get accepted into my chosen major?" on March 17, and "The Importance of a Bachelor's Degree" on March 31.

The event is sponsored by Jamba Juice and attendees can enjoy a complimentary smoothie as well as weekly ISU giveaways to the first 20 students. Students who attend all four presentations will be eligible for additional prizes.

For more information contact Nancy Goodman at Central Academic Advising at ext. 5412.

The Classified Employees Council Scholarship is available for applications

The Staff Council Scholarship for Dependents of Classified Employees (Classified Employees Council Scholarship) is available for application at isu.edu/scholar/opensc.shtml. This scholarship is open to any dependent of an ISU classified employee. The deadline for application is March 4. Contact ISU's Scholarship Office at ext. 3315 for further information.

The annual Women and Work Conference is March 9

The annual Women and Work Conference, sponsored by the Idaho State University Center for New Directions, will be on Wednesday, March 9. The Conference presents information on employment opportunities for high school and community women and this year will focus on employment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Women and Work Conference is held in the Pond Student Union Building at Idaho State University from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The keynote speaker for this year's conference is Lisa Moore-McAteer, an electromechanical technician at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Lisa has been employed at INL for the past 10 years. Lisa will describe her occupational journey and the challenges she has overcome leading to employment in her current position.

A variety of workshops for women are offered. Information will be available on employment in the trades, including employment as an electrician, pipe fitter or painter. Workshops in forensics, biology, electronics, and website design will provide important information for women to explore. Other workshops include knowledge about College of Technology Programs, banking, military careers, and overcoming math anxiety.

Conference registration is $20 for community women and $10 for students. Lunch is included. Scholarships for the cost of registration are available. Contact the Center for New Directions at ext. 2454 for information. Register in the Center or online at www.isu.edu/cnd. Deadline to register is March 2, 2011. Day of event registration is available, but space is limited.

The Diversity Resource Center has new hours

The Diversity Resource Center, located in Rendezvous 129, has new hours.

The center is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Information on Fall 2010 Effort Reports on Sponsored Grants and Contracts Funding

The Fall 2010 Effort Reports for work performed on sponsored projects and grants were mailed to the departments the week of Feb. 14. The reports are due back to Grants and Contracts Accounting by Friday, March 4. Completing these reports allows employees to certify their work effort performed on Sponsored Grant Projects and Contracts; which is required by the funding agencies. The effort reports have been mailed to the department of the grant/contract PI who paid the majority of the employees' salary during the fall reporting period. The reason for this is to give the PI the opportunity to ensure that the effort reports for the salary paid on their grants/contracts are properly completed. On projects that have multiple departments completing the work, the forms have been mailed to the PI of record. Please distribute the forms as needed to other co-PIs on your project.

The Fall 2010 period is for work performed between July 25, 2010 and Dec. 24, 2010, paid from Aug. 20, 2010 to Jan. 7, 2011. If you worked on a sponsored project this summer, and have not received a form to complete, please contact your department or Angela Winder in Grants and Contracts Accounting at ext. 3056.