News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

May 30, 2011 — Vol. 27 No. 22

Faculty/Staff Updates

The winners of April's ISU Cares awards have been announced

The winners of April's ISU Cares awards have been announced.

Congratulations to each of our newest winners of the ISU Cares Spot Awards! We appreciate the excellent way you serve your customers, whether they are students, faculty, staff, coworkers, or anyone else you help in your position here at Idaho State University. To see a short write up and picture of each winner, click ISU Cares. To nominate an Idaho State University employee for their exceptional service, please fill out our online survey. To nominate at one of our paper survey locations or to see a list of ISU websites where you can access the online survey, click locations.

Joyce Hammond-Perry is ISU's new Director of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Diversity

Joyce Hammond-Perry is Idaho State University's new Director of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Diversity.

Hammond-Perry comes to ISU from Kansas City, Missouri, where she has a strong background serving both Kansas and Missouri, city and state, government agencies, and higher education. Joyce has a joint JD/Master of Public Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Kansas, where she also served as the associate director of Affirmative Action. Most recently Joyce was the Equal Employment Opportunity Director for the Osawatomie State Hospital and Rainbow Mental Health Facility. She has also served as the diversity coordinator for the city of Kansas City.

News Bites

The heartwarming Broadway classic "Annie" is opening Friday, June 17

The heartwarming Broadway classic "Annie" is opening Friday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Idaho State University Beverly B. Bistline Theatre of the Stephens Performing Arts Center, with encore performances June 18, 20 and 23-25, all at 7:30 p.m.

With over 80 auditioning for roles, "Annie" will be a gathering of some of Southeast Idaho's most talented. Original costumes by Debbie Bray, scene design by Jason Woodland, light design by Brett Harwood, vocal coaching by Ann Bailey, musical direction by Michael Helman, and stage direction by Lisa Woodland, this musical is a highlight of what true community musicals are all about. All the talented directors, actors, designers, and numerous other volunteers, have come together to put on a spectacular fun-filled musical.

Tickets are on sale now at the Stephens Performing Arts Center Box Office, (208) 282-3595 or online at www.isu.edu/tickets. Admission is $15 for adults, $9 for children, and $7 for ISU students. Group rates are given to groups of 10 or more, and ISU students are given a discount if they show their Bengal ID.

Hooligans Pub will sponsor the 5th annual Blake Stephens Memorial Foosball Tournament on June 12 to raise money for veterans' scholarships at ISU

Hooligans Pub will sponsor the 5th annual Blake Stephens Memorial Foosball Tournament on June 12 to raise money for veterans' scholarships at Idaho State University.

This double-elimination foosball tournament, which starts at 2 p.m., will feature two divisions: competitive and non-competitive. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Sergeant Blake Stephens Memorial Scholarship Fund at ISU. The entry fee is $15 per person, and early entries will receive a tournament shirt. Last year's tournament and raffle raised $2,000 for the scholarship. Scholarship money helps ISU student veterans continue their education.

Hooligans started this tournament after Stephens, who was friends with many of the pub's patrons, was killed in 2007 by a roadside bomb in Iraq.

Come have a good time and support this great cause. Hooligans is located at 122 N. 3rd Ave. Pocatello. To register for this event, or for more information, please call 234-0213.