News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

September 19, 2011 — Vol. 27 No. 37

Faculty/Staff Updates

Dr. Nicole Hill has been named interim dean of the Graduate School

Dr. Nicole Hill has been named interim dean of the Graduate School.

Hill is a professor in the Department of Counseling at Idaho State University. She is committed to Graduate Education in that she actively mentors and supervises master's and doctoral students while teaching graduate courses in the Department of Counseling. At the doctoral level, Dr. Hill teaches the Advanced Theories of Counseling, Advanced Diversity, Advanced Research and Experimental Design, and Scholarship in Counselor Education courses. Her focus at the master's level includes the Cultural Counseling, Conceptualization and Applications of Theories, Foundations of Mental Health, Wellness and Prevention, Play Therapy, and Counseling Adolescents courses. Dr. Hill has served on Graduate Council for multiple years, first as the representative for the Kasiska College of Health Professions and then as the At-Large Appointment by the Graduate Dean. She has been the Interim Department Chair and has chaired and participated on multiple university and college committees. In the field of counselor education and supervision, Dr. Hill is the President-Elect for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and serves on the Executive Board for Chi Sigma Iota, the international counseling honor society. Dr. Hill's scholarly and research interests include professional development of faculty and graduate students, play therapy, mental health counseling, working with children and adolescents, multicultural counseling competencies, mentoring, and outcome research. She is active as an editorial board member for the two premier journals in her discipline. Before joining the faculty at Idaho State University, she worked as a counselor with children and adolescents in a mental health setting.

Sandra Dillon, Visiting Instructor of German in the Department of Languages and Literatures, presented a paper at the Revisioning Terrorism Conference at Purdue University

Sandra Dillon, Visiting Instructor of German in the Department of Languages and Literatures, presented a paper at the Revisioning Terrorism Conference at Purdue University. Her paper was titled, "Terrorism as Communication in Gregor Schnitzler's Was tun wenn's brennt (2001) and Leander Scholz's Rosenfest (2001)."

Beverly Klug, associate professor in the College of Education, was published in the multicultural education book, "White Teachers/Diverse Populations"

Idaho State University's Beverly Klug, associate professor in the College of Education, was published in the multicultural education book, "White Teachers/Diverse Populations."

The book features chapters by Gloria Ladson-Billings and Paul Gorski, both experts in multicultural education and teaching for social justice.

"I am really honored to be featured in a book along with them," said Klug.

Klug's contribution to the second edition of the book includes a chapter called, "Challenging the Western Narrative of American Indians in the classroom." The book also features many articles for a variety of ethnic groups and how teachers can ensure students are succeeding in the classroom.

For more information visit Stylus Publishing LLC at http://www.styluspub.com/books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=122382.

News Bites

El Korah Shriners and ISU-Meridian are hosting a free screening for children with orthopedic conditions, burns and spinal cord injuries

El Korah Shriners and ISU-Meridian are hosting a free screening for children with orthopedic conditions, burns and spinal cord injuries.

The clinic is Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m - 1 p.m., at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive in Meridian, on the north side of I-84 between Locust Grove and Meridian roads.

Volunteer physicians, assisted by ISU-Meridian faculty and students in the accelerated nursing and physician assistant studies programs, will screen children younger than 18 for a variety of conditions, including orthopedic and spinal cord injuries, burns, and cleft lip and palate. Communication sciences faculty and students will conduct free hearing and speech-language screenings.

The screening's purpose is to evaluate children for free treatment at a Shriners Hospital for Children in the northwest, said Ron Lester, El Korah Shriners spokesman. Reimbursement for patient and guardian travel is available based on need.

"The Shriners of El Korah Temple are excited to work with the staff at ISU-Meridian to present this annual screening clinic. The facilities at ISU Meridian and the wonderful staff and leadership offer a level of medical professionalism," said Lester.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 22-hospital system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, research and training for medical professionals, according to Lester.

For more information about the Oct. 1 screening, call 208-343-0571.

All are invited to the Idaho Working Women's Business Symposium

All are invited to the Idaho Working Women's Business Symposium. Develop a hot personal brand and learn from the experiences of successful businesswomen.

This year's symposium will be held at the Pocatello Clarion Inn on Thursday Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include a full day of training with regional and national business experts, fun working lunch, business expo, networking opportunities, tote gift bag, and a chance to win fun prizes including an Apple iPad! Registration is at www.idahoworkingwomen.com.

The Working Women's Symposium features keynote speakers, Sylvia Medina, President of North Wind Inc. and Liz Goodgold, CEO of Red Fire Branding. Additional topics include retirement planning for women, balancing work and home, using social media in your business, grants for women, health topics, improving your credit score, how to collect unpaid contracts, fashionable customer service, and working from home.

Businesses are invited to register for a trade table as well to promote your company to attendees. Tables are $75 and include one ticket to the Symposium. All registration is online. Go to www.idahoworkingwomen.com and register today. Tickets are limited. Call (208) 244-8521 for questions or additional information.

This event is sponsored by the Small Business Development Center, under the ISU College of Business and Rockwood Stone Wealth Management LLC.

The finale for the 2011 "I Love ISU" campaign is Sept. 22

The finale for the 2011 "I Love ISU" campaign will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 22, as part of the Pocatello Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, at the Rosewood Reception Center in Pocatello, 1499 Bannock Highway, sponsored by Watkins Distributing.

"We invite the public to come to this year's 'I Love ISU' campaign finale to celebrate the money we've raised for deserving Idaho State University students," said Tony Dickey, director of annual giving. "The scholarships provided to students can make a giant difference in their lives and in our communities."

The 29th annual "I Love ISU" campaign for Idaho State University academic scholarships featured events across southern Idaho in Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Blackfoot and the Treasure Valley. The last calling session was Sept. 19 and 20 in Pocatello.

The money donated to "I Love ISU" goes directly to scholarships. Donors can specify their pledges to any program, department or college within the university.

For additional information on "I Love ISU" contact Tony Dickey at 208-282-2994 or tdickey@isu.edu, or visit www.isu.edu/foundation/iloveisu/.

ISU's Homecoming 2011 Parade begins at 10 a.m. Oct. 1

The Idaho State University Homecoming 2011 Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, will start at the corner of South First Avenue and Center Street, just east of the Center Street Underpass.

From the starting point, the parade will proceed up Center Street to South 15th Avenue, where entries will turn right and continue to the parade's finish at the Holt Arena parking lot.

Parade entries are due by noon Friday, Sept. 23. After this date a $25 late fee applies. No entries will be accepted after noon Friday, Sept. 30.

The parade's theme is "Bengal Forever Orange" and will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. The parade lineup begins at 8 a.m.

The parade staging area will be along First Avenue from Center Street south to Humbolt Street. The parade check-in/entry point for the general public is at First Avenue and Humbolt Street. For entries that have horses, there will be a staging and parking area on Sutter Street.

Parade organizers are requesting that parade participants take steps to avoid creating traffic congestion at the parade's staging area. Only parade entries may enter the parade line-up at the Humbolt check-in/entrance point. Floats and entries need to be fully constructed before coming onto First Avenue.

All other traffic, such as vehicles dropping off parade participants, will not be allowed on First Avenue because this creates great safety concerns for pedestrians moving about the congested staging area.

Special slots have been reserved for bands, cheerleaders, drill teams, and dance groups. Parade officials will space these groups so that spectators will be able to hear and see them independently. There is no room to reserve space for multiple groups to follow bands. If a group is planning to follow a band, they must arrive with the band to ensure a space.

Groups will be required to stage at a different area away from First Avenue, and then walk to the parade starting area. The ISU Pond Student Union parking lot located at the end of Humbolt and Dillon Streets, and the ISU parking lot on Fourth Avenue between Terry and Putnam Streets, are both good staging and parking areas for parade participants. There may also be parking available on the side streets east of Second Avenue.

There are no parade entry fees for University-registered student organizations or other educational entities such as University departments or community public schools. The fee for non-profit agencies is $32. Commercial entry fees for businesses, political candidates and community groups are $65 per unit. Examples of a unit are a motorized vehicle with or without attached trailer, walking group or marching group. Applicants must specify what type of unit they are entering.

For the safety of parade attendees, throwing items such as candy, etc., from the float or vehicle will not be permitted. You may walk along the sidewalk and hand out candy. Entries identified as throwing items risk future parade participation. Other safety guidelines are part of the parade entry packet.

For more information, contact parade chair Heidi Oliver at 282-3513 or olivheid@isu.edu.

The ISU Women's Club would like to invite everyone to the ISU Women's Club Fall Social Tuesday, Sept. 20

The ISU Women's Club would like to invite everyone to the ISU Women's Club Fall Social Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the ISU President's House, 341 South 7th Ave., 4-6 p.m.

The Fall Social is sponsored by the ISU Women's Club Past Presidents and is a great opportunity to meet with the members of the ISU Women's Club. The ISU Women's Club is a scholarship and service-oriented organization. Come and enjoy some great conversation and learn the history and goals of our organization. Refreshments will be provided.

Augusta Scheetz is exhibiting her artwork at the Idaho State University Eli M. Oboler Library during September and October

Augusta Scheetz is exhibiting her artwork at the Idaho State University Eli M. Oboler Library during September and October.

Her work is located in the current display area of the library's first floor near the reference desk.

Scheetz was born and raised in Denver, Colo., and moved to Pocatello in the mid-1970s. She pursued her passion for art in the late 1990s by enrolling in drawing classes. She later became a member of the Pocatello Art Center where she began her endeavor with watercolor and other mediums such as pastels, oils, and drawing.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and may be viewed during regular library hours.

For more information, including schedule changes due to the holidays and summer hours, contact the library at 282-3248.

The Allstate recruiting team will be on campus Sept. 21

The Allstate recruiting team will be on campus Sept. 21 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Salmon River Suite in the Pond Student Union.

Alumni and current students are invited to meet with the team and learn more about the company, and the division coming to the area, the new office, available and upcoming opportunities, requirements for positions, the interview and application process, compensation and benefits. For more information, contact the Career Center at ext. 2380.

The fourth floor of the museum building invites all to an open house Sept. 23

The fourth floor of the museum building invites all to an open house Sept. 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Visit the newly remodeled area, meet staff members, learn about available services and enjoy refreshments. The fourth floor is home to the Career Center, Early College Program, Graduate School, International Programs, Native American Affairs, Recruiting and TRiO.

Beginning Sept. 29, the Idaho Museum of Natural History will hold docent training classes for individuals interested in working with the museum

Beginning Sept. 29, the Idaho Museum of Natural History will hold docent training classes for individuals interested in working with the museum.

A docent is a volunteer teacher who learns about the museum's exhibits and presents the information to visitors and school groups. Docents at the Idaho Museum of Natural History will learn about Idaho's past through the rocks, landscape, fossils, prehistoric peoples and wildlife.

The docent training is scheduled 1-4 p.m. Sept. 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27; Nov. 3, 10 and 17; and Dec. 1 and 8.

The instructors are Rebecca A. Thorne, IMNH Education Resource Manager; Ben Rendall, Geosciences graduate student; Jesse Pruitt, IMNH Earth Science Division intern; Mary Thompson, IMNH Earth Science Division Collection Manager; Janet Bala, IMNH Live Sciences Division Collection Manager; and Amy Commendador, the Earl H. Swanson Archaeological Repository Manager.

Specific themes that will be covered in these training sessions include "Welcome to the Museum! Docent Orientation," "Geologic Formation of Earth: Getting the Ball Rolling," "Kingdoms of Life: A Who's Who of Living Things," "Geologic Building Blocks: Minerals and Gem Stones," "Designing Effective Docent Tours," "Heliocoprion: The Sharks Amongst Us," "Utahceratops and Dinosaur Cousins," Process of Fossilization and the Pleistocene Mammals," "Masks and Shamanism in South American Native American Cultures," "Native Plants of Idaho," and "Small Mammals of Idaho: Owl Pellets."

For more information, contact Thorne-Ferrel at (208) 282-2195 or thorrebe@isu.edu.

Idaho State University Department of Art and Pre-Architecture will feature graduate art student exhibitions Sept. 20-Oct. 7

Idaho State University Department of Art and Pre-Architecture will feature graduate art student exhibitions Sept. 20-Oct. 7 in the John B. Davis Gallery located in the ISU Fine Arts Building.

The department invites ISU faculty, staff, students and the Pocatello community to attend the exhibition. This year, six graduate students will exhibit their work including: Nathan Barnes from Salt Lake City, Utah; Joanna Cleveland from Memphis, Tenn.; Paul Dodez from Sweetwater, Tenn.; Dustin Hinton from Boulder, Colo.; Lori A. McPherson from Glastonbury, Conn.; and Catherine Reinhardt from Daphne, Ala.

The John B. Davis Gallery is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information visit www.isu.edu/art/galleries.shtml or call Amy Jo Popa at 282-3341.