News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

October 3, 2011 — Vol. 27 No. 39

In this Issue

Chemistry Faculty Members Awarded Grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded $195,000 chemistry department researchers Joshua Pak and Andrew Holland, to carry out fundamental studies on novel bimetallic complexes. (read more...)

Anthropologist Studies Ancient Beads

Idaho State University anthropologist and flintknapper Jim Woods of Twin Falls is trying to help solve the mysteries surrounding tiny beads produced from of a special type of obsidian in pre-Aztecan Mexico, about 1,200 years ago. (read more...)

Faculty/Staff Updates

Idaho State University has appointed R. Scott Rasmussen interim dean of the ISU College of Technology (read more...)

Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences Assistant Dean Linda Rankin received the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group's (VN DPG) Award of Excellence in Service and Leadership on Sept. 26 (read more...)

Idaho State University assistant professor, D.J. Williams, of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice was recently published in two academic books (read more...)

News Bites

The Cities of Pocatello and Chubbuck, Idaho State University, The Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee and Idaho ARMY National Guard invites you to help celebrate the homecoming of the 116th National Guard Unit on Oct. 8 at Idaho State University (read more...)

Interested in becoming a pharmacist, physician assistant or nurse? A medical lab scientist, paramedic or speech-language pathologist? (read more...)

Prospective student referrals are one of the greatest gifts you can make to Idaho State University (read more...)

Idaho State University's signature fall recruitment events, Future Student Nights, are open to all high school students and their parents and offer the perfect opportunity to learn more about the University (read more...)

The Idaho State University International Student Association would like to invite the whole community to experience the culture of the world at ISU International Night 2011 from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom (read more...)

The Idaho State University Division of Continuing Education and instructors from the Institute of Reading Development will offer reading skills and speed reading programs for children and adults beginning Nov. 5 (read more...)

The 24th annual Idaho Conference on Health Care and fourth annual Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium is set for Oct. 21 (read more...)

The Idaho State University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, will present the Science Cafe "Merits and Challenges of Online Education" by a panel of students and educators at 5 p.m. on Oct. 5 (read more...)

Federal appeals judge N. Randy Smith, Judge of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and ISU adjunct faculty member, will speak on "Judicial Independence" at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Idaho State University Bistline Theatre in the Stephens Performing Arts Center (read more...)