News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

June 6, 2011 — Vol. 27 No. 23

Faculty/Staff Updates

Dr. Jim Fullerton, Assistant Dean of Students, has accepted a faculty position at the College of Coastal Georgia

Dr. Jim Fullerton, Assistant Dean of Students, has accepted a faculty position at the College of Coastal Georgia. Beginning on Aug. 1, he will be an assistant professor of management and leadership development in the School of Business and Public Affairs at CCGA.

Fullerton was hired at ISU in 1997 as the Leadership Program Director, a position he still holds. In that capacity he has offered many leadership development workshops for students, employees, and members of the community. For nine years he served as an advisor to ASISU and student organizations. He also served two years as the interim Director of the Bennion Student Union in Idaho Falls, and a year as General Manager of ASISU. Since 2008 he has served in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs as Assistant Dean of Students and University Student Conduct Administrator. He was instrumental in the development of the new ISU Minor in Leadership Studies, which is housed in the College of Arts and Letters in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies.

There will be a farewell reception for him on Tuesday, June 21 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Salmon River Suite of the Pond Student Union. Refreshments will be served.

News Bites

Hooligans Pub is sponsoring 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.

Hooligans is located at 122 N. 3rd Ave. Pocatello. To register for this event, or for more information, please call 234-0213.

The Student Occupational Therapy Association won a national award this spring from the American Occupational Therapy Association's Assembly of Student Delegates

The Idaho State University Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) won a national award this spring from the American Occupational Therapy Association's Assembly of Student Delegates (ASD).

The award came in response to ISU SOTA's sponsorship, in conjunction with the state occupational therapy association, of the Treatment Summit in Pocatello in the spring of 2010.

The Treatment Summit brought high-quality professional occupational therapy continuing education opportunities at a reasonable cost to eastern Idaho. Students were responsible for recruiting speakers, securing suitable space, arranging meals and snacks, and staffing the registration desk for the event.

The Treatment Summit was one of four award-winners in the ASD's You Are the Future Challenge announced in conjunction with the ASD's meeting at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association in Philadelphia in April. ISU's program was chosen from among 70 entries submitted nationwide. Following up on this success, SOTA's subsequent Treatment Summit in April attracted students and professionals from across the state.

The Idaho Museum of Natural History will offer fun, educational opportunities for children aged 4-5 and kindergarten this summer

The Idaho Museum of Natural History will offer fun, educational opportunities for children aged 4-5 and kindergarten this summer in its Pint-Sized Academy classes scheduled in June and July.

A different class will be offered each Thursday afternoon starting June 23 and running through July 28. Pint-Sized Science Academy offers two class times for each class, from either 12:30-1:30 p.m. or 2-3 p.m.

All classes will be taught by College of Education Early Childhood Education graduate student Valerie Tims. The cost for each class is $15.

All classes will be held at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, located at Dillon Street and South Fifth Avenue on the campus of Idaho State University in Pocatello. For more information, please call Rebecca Thorne-Ferrel at (208) 282-2195. A full list of classes for children and adults can be found on the Museum's website, http://imnh.isu.edu.

Pint-Sized Academy classes scheduled are:

The Idaho Museum of Natural History will offer the class "Botany: The Story of Plants," June 14 through June 29

The Idaho Museum of Natural History will offer the class "Botany: The Story of Plants," June 14 through June 29.

Plants are the most important living things in the world. Plants produce food, shelter, beauty, and more. In this class, participants will locate and collect wild plants of Idaho in order to identify them, and learn how to preserve them through drying and mounting.

This class is welcome to children aged 8 years and older and adults are encouraged to participate. The class will be held from 1-4 p.m. June 14, 1-3 p.m. June 21, and 1-3 p.m. June 29. The cost to attend this class is $60 per person.

If interested in participating in this class, call Rebecca Thorne-Ferrell at 208-282-2195.

The Idaho Museum of Natural History will offer fun, educational opportunities for children this summer in its summer science snack program scheduled in July for children in first through third, and fourth through sixth grades

The Idaho Museum of Natural History will offer fun, educational opportunities for children this summer in its summer science snack program scheduled in July for children in first through third, and fourth through sixth grades.

Three 2-1/2-hour classes will be offered Monday-Friday July 18-22 and July 25-29.

Class fees are $40 per student, or $35 for each additional child per family.

Classes are taught by elementary education pre-service teachers from the Idaho State University's College of Education.

All classes will be held at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, located at Dillon Street and South Fifth Avenue on the campus of Idaho State University in Pocatello. For more information, please call Rebecca Thorne-Ferrel at (208) 282-2195. A full list of classes for children and adults can be found on the Museum's website, http://imnh.isu.edu.

Summer Science Snack Classes offered include: