News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

August 15, 2011 — Vol. 27 No. 32

Faculty/Staff Updates

All are invited to celebrate the retirement of Graduate School Dean Tom Jackson Wednesday, Aug. 31

All are invited to celebrate the retirement of Graduate School Dean Tom Jackson Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Bengal Café in the Pond Student Union.

Come and wish Dr. Jackson well in his future endeavors.

News Bites

Bengal paws will be installed on city streets

Community members, Idaho State University faculty and staff, and ISU boosters have been invited by Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad to support ISU by sponsoring the 48-inch orange and black Bengal paws that are being installed on Pocatello streets.

"On behalf of the City of Pocatello, Idaho State University (ISU) and the CommUniversity Committee, I invite you to sponsor a Bengal paw as part of our efforts to support the University," Blad said.

The City of Pocatello will mark the ISU campus entrances with Bengal paw prints. This year the paw prints will be installed on the roadway from the East Clark Street freeway exit to the intersection in front of Reed Gymnasium at the corner of Memorial Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

Officials are planning for this year's Paws to be installed by Aug. 22, the day of the "Welcome Back Orange and Black" CommUniversity event. Scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. in Old Town Pocatello, this event features free prizes to ISU students including a Bengal car and a $2,500 diamond. There will be about 60 booths manned by businesses and restaurants, which will provide free food samples, coupons and drawings to promote their goods and services.

Next year the City of Pocatello plans to leave Bengal paw prints from the South 5th Avenue freeway exit to the intersection of Cesar Chavez Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in front of the ISU Administration Building.

"We believe the paw prints will visibly express our community's pride in ISU to all those who live here and pass through," Blad said. "We are proud to be the home of Idaho State University, and now, everyone will know!"

Paw print sponsorships are $150 per paw and all donors will be recognized with signs displayed at City Hall and Reed Gym. Donors who contribute before Aug. 21 will also be acknowledged at the "Welcome Back Orange & Black" ISU student event.

For more information, contact Mayor Blad's office at (208) 234-6163.

Students will have a chance to win a car, a $2,500 diamond and other great prizes, plus enjoy free food, music and a variety of booths and entertainment during the second annual "Welcome Back Orange and Black" Aug. 22

Idaho State University students will have a chance to win a car, a $2,500 diamond and other great prizes, plus enjoy free food, music and a variety of booths and entertainment during the second annual "Welcome Back Orange and Black" from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 22 in Old Town Pocatello.

"It's going to be bigger and better than last year," said Valorie Watkins, event organizer. "We've had great support welcoming students back to campus and to our communities."

The car, a Lincoln Town Car painted in orange and black with a Bengal logo, will be awarded through a drawing for students who fill out an information card at the celebration on the first day of fall semester. The car was donated by Jim Rogers, owner of Intermountain West Communications/KPVI-TV and is being painted by auto body staff at Cole Chevrolet.

The Russian diamond, donated by Molinelli's Jewelers in Old Town Pocatello, will also be awarded through a drawing at the event. Other prizes include gift certificates worth up to $250, a microwave oven, a cruiser bike and an ISU parking pass.

There will be about 60 booths manned by businesses and restaurants, which will be providing free food samples, coupons and drawings to promote their goods and services.

Entertainment includes music by the eclectic Pocatello band Blind Autumn; bouncy houses for families and children; recreational activities by the Pocatello Parks Department; a 23-foot hockey-shot trailer; music by the ISU Marching Band; and appearances by the Bengal Dancers, ISU Cheerleaders and members of several ISU athletic teams.

The Idaho State Journal, KPVI-TV, Idaho State University, City of Pocatello, Old Town Pocatello, the Chamber of Commerce and many other sponsors are hosting the event. It celebrates the partnership and relationship between the university and the community.

Businesses are being encouraged to paint signs in their store windows and decorated their businesses welcoming students back and letting them know their presence and business is appreciated. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorations.

Bus transportation will be available to Old Town leaving from designated campus locations and Bengal Village. The on-campus pickup stops are on Eighth Avenue/Cesar Chavez Way at the bus stop in front of the ISU Student Health Center across from the ISU Administration Building, and on the North Side of Holt Arena near the ticket office.

For more information, contact Watkins, 208-238-1278.

The ISU Dental Hygiene Clinic is now scheduling appointments for preliminary exams, cleanings, fillings, x-rays, sealants, and fluoride treatments

The ISU Dental Hygiene Clinic is now scheduling appointments for preliminary exams, cleanings, fillings, x-rays, sealants, and fluoride treatments. All services are provided at reduced fees. For further information or to schedule an appointment please call Linda Sward at 282-3282.

The annual Run For the Health of It 5K is set for Sept. 17

Lace up your shoes and run through downtown Meridian in the first annual Run for the Health of It 5k sponsored by Idaho State University-Meridian's College of Pharmacy. The event begins at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive, located on the north side of I-84 between Locust Grove and Meridian roads.

The walk/run cost is $28 through Aug. 31 and $34 through race day. The first 50 ISU students, faculty and staff to register online at www.bluecirclesports.com will receive a $4 discount by using the code ISUMERIDIAN.

Proceeds from the walk/run fundraiser will support the community outreach and education efforts of ISU-Meridian student pharmacists. "Students frequently volunteer their time to provide health and medication information, do cholesterol and diabetes screens, and administer various vaccinations for members of the Treasure Valley community," said student pharmacist Christie Caplinger. "All of these efforts require the purchase of supplies and equipment."

A portion of the proceeds also will help send a 3-year-old Nampa girl battling leukemia to Disney World through the Idaho chapter of the Make a Wish Foundation.

"Nick Kline, Din of Murmurs: the GlassBook Project" will open Aug. 22 and run through Sept. 16 at the ISU John B. Davis Gallery

"Nick Kline, Din of Murmurs: the GlassBook Project" will open Aug. 22 and run through Sept. 16 at the Idaho State University John B. Davis Gallery.

This is the second stop on a tour of well-known art institutions that includes Paul Robeson Gallery at Rutgers University in Newark, N.J.; The Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, N.J.; Sol Mednic Gallery at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Penn.; and Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The exhibition features abstract photographs and sculptures, or glass books, drawn from different collections of the GlassBook Project. The artworks in the GlassBook Project aim to build understanding of different human responses to trauma.

The opening reception is on Aug. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery is in the Idaho State University Fine Arts Building. Hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Visit www.isu.edu/art/galleries.shtml or call 208-221-8239 for gallery information.

The GlassBook Project is a creation of artist Nick Kline, in collaboration with Helga Luest of Witness Justice, a national nonprofit organization that provides support and advocacy for victims of violence and trauma. Kline engages with other professional artists, trauma survivors, art students, community participants and technical specialists to produce the books. The project brings these participants together to understand the trauma experience and explain how certain behaviors, such as self injury, eating disorders, aggression and substance abuse helped them cope. Among the sculptures featured at the Davis Gallery are works from the fourth collection of the GlassBook Project - "120 MPH: Thrill Seeking After Combat," created in 2011 with military veterans.

The GlassBook Project has received numerous federal grants and awards, including being named one of five top national mental health innovations of 2009; the Ambassador Award for education, NJ Governor's Council on Mental Health Stigma, 2010; and others. To date nearly 100 books have been made within seven different topic collections, including self injury, domestic violence, child abuse, thrill seeking veterans, tenth anniversary of 9/11 and others.

The books are exhibited with programming in a wide range of different contexts; including grassroots to high-level federal meetings, a Hollywood celebrity red carpet event, museums and art galleries, a national candlelight vigil with the U.S. Department of Justice, and others. It is also used in advocacy to make systems and programs more responsive, helpful and less triggering to survivors of trauma.

For more information about "Din of Murmurs," please contact Nick Kline, 973-353- 5600, and Helga Luest, 301-846-9110. For more information about the GlassBook project, see www.glassbookproject.org and www.witnessjustice.org.

On Aug. 25, Idaho State fans will have an opportunity to meet their favorite Bengal student-athletes and coaches

On Aug. 25, Idaho State fans will have an opportunity to meet their favorite Bengal student-athletes and coaches. From 5-7 p.m. at Holt Arena, the athletic department will host the second annual Holt Hoorah.

The event is free to the public. At 5:15 p.m. on the field there will be a ribbon cutting with ISU Credit Union to celebrate the new turf being installed.

There will be free food and drinks just outside Holt Arena and each ISU athletic team will be present conducting contests and playing games with fans. There will be drawings for commemorative autographed footballs, and many other prizes to be given away as well!

The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity, along with the Diversity Resource Center, invite everyone to an open house Wednesday, Aug. 31

The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity, along with the Diversity Resource Center, invite everyone to an open house Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1-3 p.m. in their new locations, Rendezvous Room 157 and Rendezvous Room 129. Light refreshments will be served.