News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

October 31, 2011 — Vol. 27 No. 43

News Bites

Elena Francisco was awarded the Jeffrey A. Bartlome Memorial Research Grant at the Idaho Conference on Health Care

The Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences awarded the Jeffrey A. Bartlome Memorial Research Grant at the Idaho Conference on Health Care on Oct. 21.

The award was presented to Elena Francisco, who is currently enrolled in the Master of Dental Hygiene program.

Francisco's research focuses on clinical competence within the dental hygiene profession. Francisco will be surveying dental hygienists in the United States about dental caries risk assessment and management. Francisco aims to determine what level of risk assessment and treatment options are utilized and provided by dental hygienists to patients.

The Jeffrey A. Bartlomè Memorial Research Grant is designed to promote research in the health professions at Idaho State University. Specifically, the research grant supports students in the health professions in any phase of research activity. The award is named in honor of Dr. Jeffrey A. Bartlome, the first director of the Institute of Rural Health at ISU.

Idaho State University is Idaho's health care university, as designated by the Idaho State Board of Education. There are nearly 30 separate health professional programs across the institution.

For more information on the Bartlomè Memorial Research Grant, contact Linda Rankin ranklind@isu.edu.

The Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG) will present the annual Warren Miller ski movie Nov. 5

The Idaho State University Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG) will present the annual Warren Miller ski movie at 3, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov.5, in the Pond Student Union Theater.

This Miller movie is titled "Warren Miller's Like There's No Tomorrow." Proceeds support the CW HOG program.

Tickets prices are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, except for the 1 p.m. matinee, which is $7. Tickets are available at the CW HOG office, Snow Expo/Ski Swap, Scott's Ski & Sports and Barrie's Sports.

For more information, call CW HOG at (208) 282-3912.

The athletic department is hosting NCAA Rules Education for ISU Faculty And Staff

The athletic department is hosting NCAA Rules Education for ISU Faculty And Staff. Areas discussed will be the Academic Progress Rate, Continuing Eligibility, Awards and Benefits. Question and answer sessions are set for Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2-3 p.m. in Library B16 and Thursday, Nov. 17 10-11 a.m. in Library B06.

The ISU Women's Club will continue tradition with its annual Holiday Fair Nov. 11

The Idaho State University Women's Club will continue tradition with its annual Holiday Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 11 in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

In addition, this year the fair will be expanded to include shopping hours on Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Holiday Fair is a fundraising event for the ISU Women's Club to raise money for three $3,000 scholarships for ISU students. Parking is free for participants.

Organizers of the 2011 Holiday Fair are expecting close to 40 vendors who are local and regional artists and artisans. Items available for purchase will include handmade crafts, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, artwork, clothing, holiday decorations, cards, stitchery and more. There also will be the Upscale Resale Booth featuring gently used items from dishes to books, and the Heartfelt Creations Booth with fresh baked goods from the members of the Women's Club.

Lunch will be available on Friday. Menu items will include the popular chicken enchiladas, clam chowder, hot dogs, sloppy joes, salad, beverages, home-made pies and other desserts.

The Holiday Fair will also include a silent auction and raffles with themed gift baskets donated by various departments of ISU. Basket themes range from outdoor hobby, gourmet, children, to romantic and practical. The highlights of the raffles will be a handmade quilt created by the Women's Club Quilt Group and a two-night stay in a Sun Valley condo.

For additional information contact Linda Hill, hilllind@isu.edu or 233-7294, or Debbie Thompson, thomdebo@isu.edu or 221-0484.

The Idaho State Civic Symphony with special guests the Marcus Roberts Trio will perform Nov. 5

The Idaho State Civic Symphony with special guests the Marcus Roberts Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the ISU L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

The Idaho State Civic Symphony, led by Conductor and Music Director Chung Park, will play three compositions by George Gershwin, "Selections from Porgy and Bess," "An American in Paris" and "Concerto in F." The orchestra will accompany the trio on the "Concerto in F."

"The Idaho State Civic Symphony is honored to have this opportunity to perform with the Marcus Roberts Trio and share this unique experience of combining jazz and classical music with our symphony patrons," Park said.

The Marcus Roberts Trio features Roberts on piano, Rodney Jordan on bass and Jason Marsalis on drums.

Roberts, an assistant professor of jazz studies at Florida State University, is widely known as one of the preeminent American jazz pianists of his generation. Throughout his career, he was won numerous awards and competitions, including the 1982 Young Artist's Award at the National Association of Jazz Educators' Conference and the Helen Keller Award for Personal Achievement.

During the first 15 years of his career, Roberts completed more than 30 recordings. All, whether solo piano, with trio, big band or symphony orchestra, have been critically acclaimed. His 1996 recording, "Portraits in Blue," showcased the art of jazz improvisation within a traditional classical setting, and he continues to pursue new ways to bring the sounds of jazz and classical music together.

Ticket prices are $60 and can be purchased at the Stephens Performing Arts Center Box Office, open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at (208) 282-3595, online at www.isu.edu/tickets or at Vickers Stores in Idaho Falls and Pocatello.

For more information on the Marcus Roberts Trio, visit http://marcusroberts.com/.

The Idaho State Department of Theatre and Dance will present "TRIBUTE: Dance ISU in Concert" Nov. 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19

The Idaho State Department of Theatre and Dance will present "TRIBUTE: Dance ISU in Concert" at 7:30 p.m. in the Rogers Black Box Theatre at the Stephens Performing Arts Center Nov. 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19.

This year, the dance concert will feature works choreographed by Dance Educator of the Year, Lauralee Zimmerly; Global Water Dance coordinator and participant, Molly Jorgensen; dance director Josephine Garibaldi; and dance lecturer Paul Zmolek, who will present original works inspired by a recent artist-in-residence trip to Assisi, Italy.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $9 for pre-college students and $7 for ISU students with Bengal cards. All prices include a $2 facility service fee and sales tax. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

For tickets or more information, contact the Performing Arts Center Box Office, by phone at (208) 282-3595 or www.isu.edu/tickets.

ISU American Chemical Society Student Chapter was selected to receive a Commendable Award for its activities conducted during the 2010-11 academic year

Idaho State University American Chemical Society Student Chapter was selected to receive a Commendable Award for its activities conducted during the 2010-11 academic year.

More than 330 reports were submitted and American Chemical Society Committee on Education presented 36 outstanding, 89 commendable and 107 honorable mention awards. Lists of award winning chapters will be published in "Chemical Engineering News" and in "inChemistry," the student member magazine.

Award-winning chapters will also be honored at the 243rd ACS National Meeting in San Diego on March 25.

For more information regarding the American Chemical Society visit www.acs.org.