News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

June 27, 2011 — Vol. 27 No. 26

Faculty/Staff Updates

Judy Thorne, ISU-Meridian's HIV educator, will leave Boise July 16 to begin two weeks of medical service at the Nsumba orphanage near Entebbe, Uganda on Lake Victoria

Judy Thorne, ISU-Meridian's HIV educator, will leave Boise July 16 to begin two weeks of medical service at the Nsumba orphanage near Entebbe, Uganda on Lake Victoria.

She is one of five core members of a medical team, led by Boise physician Margaret Doucette, that will document the medical history and health care of approximately 600 students served by the orphanage. Thorne's task is to develop the HIV testing and referral portion of the medical record.

"I see this as both a professional and personal challenge since many of the students reside at the orphanage because their parents died from AIDS," said Thorne. "Fortunately, there are resources in Uganda for HIV medications and care so we are developing the appropriate links for these children to access services."

Several Treasure Valley high school seniors and college students, who will be traveling with the medical team to assist with community-based projects, will document the trip in a blog at that will be featured on the website of Boise television station KTVB.

News Bites

Online parking permit sales have begun

To purchase your permit, visit the "Parking Services" channel, located on the employee tab in BengalWeb. Available forms of payment are Discover Card, MasterCard, American Express, electronic check, and payroll deduction. Payroll deduction will only be available on-line until Friday, Aug. 19. If you miss this deadline, you can still sign up for payroll deduction in the Parking office until Jan. 31.

Permits can also be purchased in the parking office during our regular business hours of Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All parking fines must be paid before a permit can be purchased. Fines can be paid online through your "My Account" channel, located on the employee tab in BengalWeb. Allow 1-2 business days for processing before purchasing your permit online.

Permits will be mailed to your campus stop on Aug. 1. Parking permits purchased on or after Aug. 1 will be available for pick up at the Parking office after three business days. Receipt is required for pick up.

If you have any questions please call the Parking office at ext. 2625.

ISU is seeking qualified applicants for the position of controller within Finance and Administration

Idaho State University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of controller within Finance and Administration. Current ISU faculty and staff members can apply using the link below. Please note that this position will be filled as soon as possible and applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

https://isujobs.net/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=137538

ISU P-cards cannot be used for interdepartmental purchases

Please remember that the ISU P-Card cannot be used for interdepartmental purchases of any kind. This includes, but is not limited to: ISU parking passes, tickets from Holt Area or the Performing Art Center, GIS products and services, ISU Copy Center, ISU stores, ISU library, ISU housing, ISU museum , ISU Computer Center, ISU Post Office, ISU Telecommunications, ISU Commuter Bus, various ISU Analytical or Sample Labs, purchasing lab gases, ISU Animal Facility, and ISU Motor pool.

Two examples are: purchasing a Visitors Parking Pass for the department to be used by visiting faculty or lecturers from the ISU Parking Office or buying a student's Commuter Bus pass on the P-card because they are on a scholarship and being funded from a Grant Account. If you need to purchase these types of items for your department please contact the department you are purchasing from, or ISU Accounts Payable, for instructions on what type of form to use as they can vary depending on the type of purchase.

The reason P-cards cannot be used for interdepartmental charges is that when the Controller's Office is preparing the University's Quarterly and Annual Financial Statements, the above types of transactions must be identified as internal money, versus external money, and reported in a different manner. The P-card system cannot allow for that type of designation.

The administrative offices for the College of Science and Engineering are now located on the second floor of Colonial Hall

The administrative offices for the College of Science and Engineering are now located on the second floor of Colonial Hall, on the corner of 8th Avenue and Carter Street.

Below are new phone numbers and mail stops for College of Science and Engineering employees:

The Pocatello Branch of the American Association of University Women is currently seeking donations for its annual fall book sale

The Pocatello Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is currently seeking donations for its annual fall book sale.

Donations of fiction and non-fiction books, including children's books, can be dropped off at the ISU Continuing Education Building main entrance, 1001 North 7th Avenue.

Please note that AAUW is unable to receive donations of used textbooks, encyclopedia sets or magazines.

ISU faculty and staff are invited to apply for the Retention Specialist position within the College of Technology Student Services office

ISU faculty and staff are invited to apply for the Retention Specialist position within the College of Technology Student Services office. Applicants must be current, benefitted ISU employees. The job description and qualifications can be found at www.isujobs.net or by contacting the Office of Human Resources. Applications will be accepted through July 1.