News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

August 29, 2011 — Vol. 27 No. 34

News Bites

Immediate openings are available for low-cost psychological and behavioral health services at the ISU Psychology Clinic

Immediate openings are available for low-cost psychological and behavioral health services at the Idaho State University Psychology Clinic, located on the fifth floor of Garrison Hall on the ISU Pocatello campus.

The following services are available:

  1. therapy for adults and adolescents with panic/anxiety, depression, or other emotional disorders;
  2. family therapy for pre-adolescent children who fight or disobey;
  3. treatment for children with difficulty attending school or experiencing distress while at school and children showing reluctance or unwillingness to speak;
  4. treatment for women with symptoms of depression during pregnancy or the postpartum period; and
  5. couples and family therapy.

There is no charge for the clinic's initial intake session. The ISU Psychology Clinic is a university training clinic.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (208) 282-2129.

The ISU Rugby Club has announced its fall 2011 match schedule

Idaho State University Rugby Club, which compiled a 16-3-1 record last season, has announced its fall 2011 match schedule, which includes 10 matches and begins Sept. 3.

"The team is probably the strongest we've ever had here," said Ram Eddings, team coach and advisor. "We had a great recruiting season, including landing four young men from a Jesuit high school in Sacramento, Calif., that won the 2011 national rugby prep championship. They're a great addition for us."

The club's schedule is:
Sept. 3 - ISU Alumni Hall of Fame, home
Sept. 10 - Montana Tech, away
Sept. 17 - U.S. Air Force Academy, home
Sept. 24 - Weber State, away, conference game
Oct. 1 - Utah State, home, conference game
Oct. 8 - Utah Valley, away, conference game
Oct. 15 - Boise State, home, conference
Oct. 22 - Boise Sting Rays, home
Oct. 29 - Western Montana, home
Nov. 15 - Central Washington, away

All home games are played at Bartz Field beginning at 1 p.m. except for the Air Force game that begins at noon.

The ISU Rugby Club is part of the Utah Rugby Union's Collegiate Division.

The ISU Idaho Virtualization Laboratory and the Virtual Zooarchaeology of the Arctic Project at the he Idaho Museum of Natural History will present an art show titled, "Osseous Art: 3-D Bones in Science and Imagination," during the First Friday Art Walk on Sept. 2

The ISU Idaho Virtualization Laboratory and the Virtual Zooarchaeology of the Arctic Project at the he Idaho Museum of Natural History will present an art show titled, "Osseous Art: 3-D Bones in Science and Imagination," at Gate City Fine Arts located on 315 W. Center, during the First Friday Art Walk in Old Town Pocatello on Sept. 2.

Images of bones from humans, sea mammals and birds will be presented in formats described as ranging from the art of science to the science of art.

"It is a great fusion between art and science that people of all ages will enjoy," stated Stan Gates, volunteer of the Pocatello Arts Council.

The First Friday Art Walk occurs every first Friday of every month in downtown Pocatello from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The art walk includes more than 20 businesses, restaurants and galleries. The event features some art on display and some artists providing live demonstrations. Refreshments and live music are also along the way. All local residents and visitors are welcome to attend this free event.

For more information regarding the "Osseous Art: 3-D Bones in Science and Imagination" contact Herbert Maschner at (208) 282-5417 or by email maschner@isu.edu.

The ISU Student Success Center is hosting Quest for Success, a Grander Opening celebration on Sept. 2

The ISU Student Success Center is hosting Quest for Success, a Grander Opening celebration, Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Students can visit each Success Service location for prizes, games and food.

Locations include: Central Academic Advising- Museum Building Rm. 307
Native American Student Service - Museum Building Rm. 407
TriO - Museum Building Rm. 434
Disability Services - Rendezvous Building Rm. 125
Student Success Center - Rendezvous Building Rm. 323

We have a challenge for the men of Southeastern Idaho: Stand up in a pair of high heels and walk to end sexual and domestic violence during our 8th annual fundraiser and awareness event

We have a challenge for the men of Southeastern Idaho: Stand up in a pair of high heels and walk to end sexual and domestic violence during our 8th annual fundraiser and awareness event! Walk or come and support men who will walk a mile to help victims of violence. Intent to participate forms and waivers are found at www.isu.edu/andersoncenter and are due to the Anderson Center by Sept. 7.

Turn in $25 in pledges on Sept.19 and receive a Walk a Mile T-shirt. (In order to be eligible, you must turn in your intent to participate and waiver forms by no later than Sept. 7.)

Clubs earn incentive points for their participation. Just fill out the Incentive Points Checklist for this event and turn it in at the Involvement Center. The club with the highest percentage of members who participate, as well as the individual who is the most enthusiastic walker and the individual who collects the largest amount in donations will all receive recognition.

For more information about the event, please read the information sheet found at www.isu.edu/andersoncenter.

Idaho State University dietetics assistant professor Cynthia Blanton is looking for female undergraduate students to participate in her study

Idaho State University dietetics assistant professor Cynthia Blanton, who was awarded a $91,000 grant from the Idaho Beef Council last year, is looking for female undergraduate students to participate in her study.

Volunteers receive $135 for participating in the study.

Blanton is studying the effect of nutrition on cognitive performance. She will track female undergraduate students ages 19 to 30 for 16-week periods.

The ISU dietetics professor previously completed a study that demonstrated that poor nutritional status negatively affected cognition in university women.

"Now I am performing an intervention to test how to solve the problem," Blanton said.

The women study participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups: One that eats beef and another that eats non-beef meats. At the beginning and end of the study the volunteers will complete cognitive tests and will also have their blood drawn to test their nutritional status.

In between, volunteers will receive three meals a week at the Dietetics Foods Laboratory located in Albion Hall, the north wing of the ISU College of Education. The volunteers who complete the entire 16-week study will receive $135.

For more information on the study or to volunteer, contact Blanton at blancynt@isu.edu or call (208) 282-3953. The ISU Family Medicine Clinical Research Center is also participating with the study by helping to recruit students. Prospective volunteers may also contact the clinic's Katie Gamble at katieg@fmed.isu.edu or (208) 282-2257.

Important P-card Reconciliation Deadlines for Fall 2011 Usage

Listed below are the dates that P-card transactions need to be reconciled and approved by within the Wells Fargo P-card CCER system each month for the Fall 2011 semester.

Please remember that P-card charges that are not reconciled will be charged to the default index number that you have attached to your P-card. The agreement ISU has with Wells Fargo Bank for P-card usage requires that ISU has to pay Wells Fargo for all P-card charges each month regardless of whether they are disputed or even fraudulent charges. If there are errors they have to be resolved after the fact and the credit will be in the following month. Any credits against a card will then also need to be reconciled so that the net transactions zero out. For this reason all charges are brought into ISU's system monthly and processed against the index numbers, even if the transaction has not been reconciled within the CCER system. A new expense account code of 7898 has been set up for you to use for fraudulent and disputed charges so that you can easily identify them within your index codes. Use this code for both the charge and correcting credit.

The Wells Fargo P-card CCER system is a Web-based system and can be accessed from off campus. Once access has been established with the Department of Purchasing, the reconciliation process can take place from any computer you have set up for Web access into ISU BengalWeb. ISU has set up a link to the CCER system on BengalWeb under both the Purchasing and Employee tab. We have also set up a listing of Expense Account Codes that you can refer to on BengalWeb on the Finance, Purchasing and Employee tab.

The reconciling deadlines for the Fall 2011 semester are listed below. Thank you for your help in this process and have a good semester! Please contact Diane MacLerran at ext 3931 or macldian@isu.edu or Ann Merkley at ext 3112 or merkmarg@isu.edu if you have any questions.

August 2011 charges brought into Banner Finance in Sept:
Reconciliation in CCER by 9/07/2011
Approval Period in CCER by 9/10/2011
Process in CCER closed and unavailable for input 9/11/2011

September 2011 charges brought into Banner Finance in October:
Reconciliation in CCER by 10/07/2011
Approval Period in CCER by 10/10/2011
Process in CCER closed and unavailable for input 10/11/2011

October 2011 charges brought into Banner Finance in November:
Reconciliation in CCER by 11/07/2011
Approval Period in CCER by 11/10/2011
Process in CCER closed and unavailable for input 11/11/2011

November 2011 charges brought into Banner Finance in December:
Reconciliation in CCER by 12/07/2011
Approval Period in CCER by 12/10/2011
Process in CCER closed and unavailable for input 12/11/2011

December 2011 charges brought into Banner Finance in January:
Reconciliation in CCER by 1/09/2012
Approval Period in CCER by 1/12/2012
Process in CCER closed and unavailable for input 1/13/2012