News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

March 28, 2011 — Vol. 27 No. 13

Faculty/Staff Updates

Campus Recreation currently has an opening for an Administrative Assistant 1

Campus Recreation 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 Doug Milder, milddoug@isu.edu.

Congratulations to our newest winners of the ISU Cares "Spot" Award

Congratulations to our newest winners of the ISU Cares "Spot" Award.

Each of them received a $15 Visa card, courtesy of ISU Credit Union, to thank them for their great customer service to those they work with here at Idaho State University.

To see a short biography and picture of each winner, visit ISU Cares. To nominate an ISU employee for their exceptional service, click Survey.

Carole Hagler is retiring after 21 years at Idaho State University

Carole Hagler is retiring after 21 years at Idaho State University. All are invited to a retirement party in her honor Thursday, March 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Bengal Café.

News Bites

All faculty and staff are invited to the ISU Benefits Fair March 30 in the Bengal Theater lobby

All faculty and staff are invited to the ISU Benefits Fair March 30, 11 a.m. -2 p.m. in the Bengal Theater lobby.

The following vendors will be available during the ISU Benefits Fair: ISU Credit Union, PERSI, Valic, TIAA-CREF, SHIBA, AFLAC, Waddell & Reed, MetLife, Liberty Mutual and Key Bank.

Come by for a visit with to learn more about the benefits that each vendor offers to ISU employees. We will be having a drawing during this time, with multiple gift cards from area eateries and other businesses, ISU football and women's sport passes, ISU Bookstore and Performing Arts passes, Black Swan Inn certificate, and a blu-ray dvd player to give away.

Idaho Falls and Meridian will have a separate drawing during their individual luncheons.

Brigham Young University-Idaho's Collegiate Singers will perform March 31 in the Stephens Performing Arts Center

Brigham Young University-Idaho's Collegiate Singers will perform March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Idaho State University Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the Stephens Performing Arts Center.

The group will perform its 2011 Tour Concert, "The Spark of Creation."

The Collegiate Singers, directed by Randall Kempton, represent some of the finest singers and musicians at BYU-Idaho.

"The Spark of Creation" expresses a wide range of emotions and musical styles geared to crowds of varied ages and backgrounds. As part of the tour, the group is scheduled to perform in Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, and Nebraska.

Tickets for this event are $6 for adults, $5 for children or $20 for a family of four. For more information visit www.isu.edu/stephens/ or call 282-3595.

In the past five years the Collegiate Singers has had several opportunities to perform. The group has appeared twice with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on its weekly broadcast "Music and the Spoken Word," performed both Duruflé's "Requiem" and Brahms' "Ein Deutches Reqiuem" and maintained a rigorous performance schedule at BYU-Idaho. The Collegiate Singers has also toured Brazil and Alaska.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is hosting its annual conference April 7 and 8 in Meridian

Idaho State University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is hosting its annual conference April 7 and 8 in Meridian.

The conference is titled "What's Next?" and will feature lectures and panel discussions presented by Idaho State University, regional and national experts in the fields of audiology, sign language interpreting and speech-language pathology.

Keynote speakers are Dr. Paul Deputy, the dean of the College of Education and Human Service Professions at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and Dr. Jeff Brockett, associate professor and director of the Audiology Program at Idaho State University.

Deputy is also a former ISU faculty member and department chair who helped establish the Communication Sciences and Disorders course offerings in the Boise area in 1990.

Other speakers include Barbara Young, nationally recognized for her work in interpreting for individuals with cochlear implants.

"We titled the conference 'What's Next?' to explore the latest information and topics in our disciplines and professions. We not only strive to education students, but to serve our communities," said Beth Guryan, conference co-chair and an ISU-Meridian clinical assistant professor.

In addition to programs in educational interpreting, speech-language pathology and audiology, ISU-Meridian has a Speech and Language Clinic and Adult Aphasia Group, which serves dozens of clients in the Treasure Valley each year.

The 20th anniversary conference will be held in the Joint School District No. 2 Training Center, 1303 E. Central Drive, adjacent to the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, between Locust Grove and Meridian roads.

To register for the conference and learn more about the department's history in the Treasure Valley, go to http://www.isu.edu/csed/anniversary/.

If you have any questions, please call or e-mail Jude Jones, administrative assistant, 208-282-3635, jonejudy@isu.edu or Beth Guryan, conference co-chair, 208-373-1721, gurybeth@isu.edu.

ISU's policies and procedures are now available on a central website

As many of you know, we have been working on migrating ISU's Faculty Staff Handbook and MAPP policies and procedures into a central website. We are happy to report that this process is now complete and the policies and procedures are available at: http://www.isu.edu/policy.

The policies and procedures have been reorganized by functional area for ease of access. However, the substance of the policies and procedures has not changed. A search function will be available in the near future.

ISU has scheduled New Freshman Registration 2011 for high school graduates and other new freshmen for the week of April 11

Idaho State University has scheduled New Freshman Registration 2011 for high school graduates and other new freshmen for the week of April 11.

For those attending Idaho State University on the Pocatello campus, New Freshman Registration will be held on April 12, 13, and 15, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. in the Pond Student Union. Check-in is at 8 a.m. in the Cesar Chavez Foyer, outside of the Bengal Theatre. Please call 282-3277 for more information on Pocatello Freshman Registration.

For those attending classes in Idaho Falls, an afternoon program will be offered on Thursday, April 14, starting with student check-in at 3 p.m. in the Samuel H. Bennion Student Union Building at University Place, 1784 Science Center Drive. The event will conclude at approximately 6:30 p.m. Parents and spouses are welcome. Call 282-7800 for more information on Idaho Falls Freshman Registration.

Participants in any of the programs can meet with faculty and staff to learn about the degrees and resources available at Idaho State University. Advisors will be available to help freshmen plan class schedules and register early for fall 2011 classes.

Attendance at the event will satisfy the mandatory first semester freshman fundamentals of advisement and registration requirement for all new students.

To attend this event and for further information on the activities, please register at: http://www.isu.edu/advising/nfr.shtml.

"Bridging Research and Practice" is the theme of the Division of Health Sciences 22nd Annual Research Day, Friday, April 15

"Bridging Research and Practice" is the theme of the Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences 22nd Annual Research Day, Friday, April 15, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Pocatello, and 8:30 to 1 p.m., in Meridian.

New this year is an April 14 pre-conference titled "Translational Science Primer," presented by the ISU Division of Health Sciences and the Institute of Translational Health Sciences in Seattle. It'll run from 1:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on both campuses.

To register for the pre-conference and review both events' schedules, visit the Research Day website. Space at the pre-conference is limited.

Lynn Schnapp, M.D., professor of medicine, pulmonary and critical care at the University of Washington, will present the April 14 keynote address "Bridging the Gap: How to help forge bonds between basic scientists and clinicians."

Bert Boyer, Ph.D., a professor of molecular biology at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, will give the April 15 keynote "Engaging Community Partners: Learning from Yup'ik Eskimos about risk and protection for obesity and diabetes." Boyer is also the director of the university's Center for Alaska Native Health Research.

Boyer and Schnapp are experts in translational science-research that improves human health by leading to discoveries that will eliminate human disease -and affiliated with the Institute of Translational Health Sciences.

Health care providers, faculty, students and the public are invited to Research Day activities, which will feature presentations on numerous topics, including youth mental health, prevention of teenage pregnancy, interprofessional mobile health care, suicide prevention and pharmaceutical research.

"We're pleased to have the College of Pharmacy participating this year now that it's a part of the Division of Health Sciences. Activities both days will bring insights and regional expertise in translational research to ISU and highlight internal research accomplishments and collaboration," said David Talford, a research committee member and clinical assistant professor in the Physician Assistant Studies Program at ISU- Meridian.

Activities will be held in the ISU Pocatello Rendezvous Complex, 1111 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, and at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive, north of I-84 between Locust Grove and Meridian roads. Many sessions will be broadcast simultaneously using distance-learning technology.

For more information about Research Day 2011, contact David Talford at 208-373-1808 or talfdavi@isu.edu.

"Focus on Children" is the theme of the Eastern Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children Early Childhood Conference April 1-2

"Focus on Children" is the theme of the Eastern Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) Early Childhood Conference April 1-2 at the Idaho State University Pond Student Union.

The event's keynote speaker is Jerry Tello, an internationally recognized authority in family strengthening, therapeutic healing, cross-cultural issues and motivational speaking. Tello is the author of children's books, professional publications and culturally based curricula. He has received numerous awards including the Ambassador of Peace award and Presidential Crime Victims Service award. For more information about Tello, visit www.jerrytello.com.

Check-in is from 7:30 to 8 a.m. on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2.

Workshop sessions run from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. on April 1. There will also be an evening session from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 1 with David Sidwell, a professional storyteller and adjunct professor at Utah State University. The first part is a storytelling workshop for registered participants from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Parents are then invited to bring their children to a storytelling presentation that is free of charge from 7 to 8 p.m.

On April 2, Tello will deliver his keynote "Precious Rooted Seeds: Nurturing and Teaching Young Children" from 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. and then participants will choose from other various presentations throughout the day.

Registration fees now are $95 for one day and $150 for both days. Discounts are available for NAEYC members. Registration information and a complete conference schedule are available at www.isu.edu/confsvcs/childhood.shtml.

ISU academic credit as well as non-credit CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be available for attending both days of the conference at an additional cost. Registration and payment for academic credit ($50) and CEUs ($20) is separate from conference registration and must be handled on site the day of the event.

For registration-related questions, please contact ISU's Continuing Education at (208) 282-3155 or extendedlearning@isu.edu.

Accountants wishing to prepare for the Idaho State Board of Accountancy Certified Public Accounting examination may register now for the annual ISU College of Business CPA examination review course, scheduled to begin May 21

Accountants wishing to prepare for the Idaho State Board of Accountancy Certified Public Accounting examination may register now for the annual ISU College of Business CPA examination review course, scheduled to begin May 21.

The course is segmented in four components and consists of 11 Saturday sessions and one Friday session through Aug. 6. It has been tailored to accommodate the computer-based testing format used for the actual examination.

Sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Saturday, and from 5 to 9 p.m. for the Friday session.

Registrations are being accepted for any or all of the components of the course.

Kenneth Smith, dean of the ISU College of Business, and other accounting department faculty will conduct the sessions and assist students in developing a test-taking strategy.

Course components and sessions are:

For rates and registration form, call 208-358-1216 or send an email to Amy Anderson at andeamy5@isu.edu.

A downloadable brochure is also available at http://coborgs.cob.isu.edu/betaalh/2011CPAReview.pdf.