News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

May 23, 2011 — Vol. 27 No. 21

Faculty/Staff Updates

Nona Pristupa, Graduation Specialist, is the second quarter winner of the IPEA Recognition Program

Nona Pristupa, Graduation Specialist from Idaho State University, is the second quarter winner of the IPEA Recognition Program.

Donna Yule, Executive Director of IPEA traveled to Pocatello to recognize Pristupa for being an excellent employee for the State of Idaho.

Pristopa was nominated by her co-worker, Annie Mendoza. She received a gift basket with a variety of products and services from vendors throughout Idaho. To see a list of Idaho vendors who participated in this program, or to make a nomination, click IPEA. Any staff, classified or non-classified, or faculty member may be nominated for this award.

Wish Dr. Pamela Crowell, Vice President for Research, well on her new endeavors at a reception June 6

Wish Dr. Pamela Crowell, Vice President for Research, well on her new endeavors at a reception June 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Rendezvous Building, Suites ABC. Crowell is leaving Idaho State University to return to the Midwest.

Please join Academic Affairs in wishing Stacey Haase well at her farewell reception Wednesday, May 25

Please join Academic Affairs in wishing Stacey Haase, well at her farewell reception Wednesday, May 25 at 2 p.m. in the Wood River Room of the Pond Student Union.

Dr. Shandra Helman is the new bass clarinetist with the Boise Philharmonic

Dr. Shandra Helman is the new bass clarinetist with the Boise Philharmonic. Auditions were held on Sunday May 8 for the bass clarinet and utility position. After two rounds of live auditions for the music director and audition panel, Dr. Helman was selected as the winner of the audition and offered a position with the orchestra beginning with the 2011-12 season.

ISU has announced new leadership roles for Dr. Richard Jacobsen and Dr. Deb Easterly

With the departure of Dr. Pamela Crowell, vice president for Research and Economic Development, Idaho State University has announced new leadership roles for Dr. Richard Jacobsen and Dr. Deb Easterly. Crowell is returning to the Midwest to be closer to family.

Jacobsen, currently the University's technology transfer officer and associate director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) will assume additional supervisory duties over the technical safety office and radiation safety committee, research centers and institutes, research faculty supported by the Office of Research, Faculty Research Council, federal relations/university lobbyist, director of research development and compliance and, faculty recruitment/start-up. He will have signature authority for the Office of Research.

In addition to his supervisory duties, his service responsibilities will include EPSCoR, Higher Education Research Council, CAES Board of Directors, Idaho Technology Council and Bannock Development Corporation.

Easterly, currently Director of Research Development and Compliance, will assume additional permanent duties including directing ISU's animal facility and supervision of the grant writer. Among her temporary additional duties will be oversight of human subjects, animal and biosafety programs, service on the University's compliance committee and liaison to University Research Committee and Humanities/Social Sciences Research Committee internal grant committees.

"Idaho State University will be very well served with Dick Jacobsen and Deb Easterly. Dick brings a wealth of experience in research, technology transfer and economic development and is well connected across the state in these key areas. He has done a phenomenal job for ISU in advancing research and technology commercialization as the University's first technology transfer officer and as associate director for the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES)," noted Crowell.

"Deb's excellent work in research development and compliance has helped ISU to attain new heights in research. She is a well known and trusted colleague of faculty, staff and students across the University," she added.

Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas noted, "Higher education must be front and center in helping to build a knowledge-based economy. The University's growing national and international reputation in expanding new frontiers in technological research is helping to drive our upward trajectory toward becoming one of the country's leading research institutions. Under Dr. Crowell's leadership and with the interim appointments of Drs. Jacobsen and Easterly quality research, which functions as a pipeline to technology and the ultimate transference to academic and commercial entities for medical, biological, energy and other applications, will continue."

Drs. Jacobsen and Easterly assume their new responsibilities June 26.

News Bites

Six ISU Fencing Club members qualified for the 2011 USA Fencing National Championships in Reno, Nev.

Six Idaho State University Fencing Club members qualified for the 2011 USA Fencing National Championships in Reno, Nev., July 1-10.

Eight ISU Fencing Club members competed at the Utah-Southern Idaho Division USA Qualifiers Tournament in April in Utah. The top four in each men's event qualified, and the top three in each women's event qualified. Because three women qualified ISU will have the first senior women's epee team from the Southeast Idaho area, according to Ashley Ferguson, ISU Fencing Club secretary.

ISU Fencing Club members who qualified for the national competition include:

Other competitors for the ISU Fencing Team included Brian Andre, and Zac Jelke.

Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education is accepting applications for the Certified Public Manager Program

The Certified Public Manager Program (CPM), through Idaho's Division of Professional-Technical Education (PTE) is accepting applications for enrollment. CPM is designed to build the capacity of leadership and management in Idaho State government through a comprehensive 300-hour management training program.

Applications are accepted through June 23 to form two new tracks, Boise Track 11 and East Track 4. Both programs begin in September 2011. Prospective applicants include those in supervisory and management level positions who demonstrate the ability to engage in and complete a rigorous curriculum while performing current job duties.

For enrollment information and to access the application form, go to the CPM website: http://www.pte.idaho.gov/State_Training/CPM/CPM_Home.html.

For more information, contact Connie Pratt at 208-429-5519 or cpratt@pte.idaho.gov.

ISU's emergency preparedness and response system has been selected to be a pilot assessments by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program

Idaho State University's emergency preparedness and response system has been selected to be a pilot assessments by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).

"EMAP is looking at the whole enterprise of emergency management; building quality programs across the country and it is imperative to not forget the approximately 20 million students at over 6,000 college and university campuses across the nation," LTC Jerome Hatfield, Chairperson, EMAP Commission and Deputy Superintendent of Homeland Security for New Jersey State Police.

Appalachian State University Emergency Plans & Operations in Boone, North Carolina; MIT Emergency Management in Cambridge, Mass., and the University of Texas in Austin, Texas have also been granted approval from the EMAP Commission to undergo an EMAP Institutions of Higher Education pilot assessment.

The EMAP Higher Education pilot assessment includes a cross section of campuses of all sizes and configurations and provides hands-on training and guidance for campus Assessment Leads and teams. The final assessment report would give emergency managers at the pilot schools and their stakeholders the opportunity to assess the benefits of becoming accredited" against the effort that would be required.

Emergency management accreditation represents a significant achievement. The emergency management programs document how they meet national standards for their disaster preparedness and response systems. To achieve accreditation, each program documented compliance with a set of standards used in the accreditation process and underwent a peer-review assessment by EMAP trained assessors.

EMAP is a voluntary accreditation process for state, territorial and local government programs that coordinate preparedness and response activities for disasters, from wildfires to terrorist acts. EMAP recognizes the ability of a state or local government to bring together personnel, resources, and communications from a variety of agencies and organizations in preparation for and in response to an emergency. This forms the foundation of the nation?s emergency preparedness system. EMAP is the only accreditation process for emergency management.

Working collaboratively since 1997, state, local and federal emergency managers developed EMAP to provide quality standards and a process for determining compliance. The Emergency Management Standard by EMAP creates a structure for strategic planning for improvement coupled with methodical, verified assessment by experienced peers from other jurisdictions, which results in stronger capabilities and accountability. The EMAP process evaluates emergency management programs on compliance with requirements in 16 areas, including: planning; resource management; training; exercises, evaluations, and corrective actions; and communications and warning.

The Outdoor Adventure Center invites everyone to participate in summer workshops running May 21-June 12

The Idaho State University Outdoor Adventure Center invites all student, faculty, and community members to participate in the summer workshops running May 21-June 12. Workshops include Beginning Rock Climbing, River Rescue, and Beginning Kayaking. All of the above workshops are also available for ISU academic credit. Registration for classes for credit should be done with the ISU Registrar. All workshops have limited enrollments; ISU students have first priority and other participants are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

A deposit equal to 50 percent of the workshop fee must accompany your application to reserve a place on the workshop. One half of the deposit will be refunded if you cancel two weeks before the workshop begins. After two weeks, the deposit will be forfeited. If you have signed up for credit through the registrar, a deposit is not required.

The Physical Science Building elevator is closed for repairs

The Physical Science Building elevator will be closed for repairs beginning Monday, May 23 through approximately Wednesday, June 8. There will be some noise during the repair. To access Physical Science second floor, use the elevator in the Chemistry Building. There will be no elevator access to Physical Science third floor and basement levels.

On Wednesday, May 25, all water will be off in the Trade and Technology Building from 7:30 a.m. until approximately noon for necessary repairs

On Wednesday, May 25, all water will be off in the Trade and Technology Building from 7:30 a.m. until approximately noon for necessary repairs.

The Office of Financial Aid currently has an opening for a Technical Records Specialist 1

The Office of Financial Aid currently has an opening for a Technical Records Specialist 1.

If you are interested in this position and are eligible to transfer please email a cover letter and resume to Kent Larson (larskent@isu.edu) or Becky Stevens (stevbeck@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 May 27.

The College of Arts and Letters Department of Anthropology/Idaho Museum of Natural History has an opening for a financial technician

The College of Arts and Letters Department of Anthropology/Idaho Museum of Natural History has an opening for a financial technician. This position is a dual report with the College of Arts and Letters-Anthropology-80 percent and the Idaho Museum of Natural History-20 percent. If you are interested in this position and are eligible to transfer please email a cover letter and resume to Mary Moses: mosemary@isu.edu. If you are in a different pay grade and would like to apply, please visit our website http://www.isu.edu/humanr/classified.shtml; applications must be submitted by May 27.

The final two candidates for the vice president for student affairs position have been invited to campus

On the recommendation of the search committee, two candidates for the vice president for student affairs position have been invited to visit our campus next week. Idaho State University faculty, staff and students are invited to meet the candidates in open forums as follows:

Mr. Scott Turner: Wednesday, May 25, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the PSUB Little Wood River Room, Video transmission will be available in Room 508 at ISU-Meridian, in CHE Room 303 at ISU-Idaho Falls and in Room C89 at ISU-Twin Falls.

Dr. Patricia Terrell: Thursday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to noon in the PSUB Little Wood River Room, Video transmission will be available in Room 509 at ISU-Meridian, in CHE Room 303 at ISU-Idaho Falls and in Room C89 at ISU-Twin Falls.

To view a short bio of the candidates, please visit: http://www.isu.edu/humanr/candidates.shtml.

The water will be off in the mornings in Colonial Hall on May 24, and in Reed Gymnasium May 26

The water in Colonial Hall will be off from 8 a.m. to about noon on Tuesday, May 24, and in Reed Gymnasium from 8 a.m. to about noon on Thursday, May 26, for repair of water lines.