News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

November 28, 2011 — Vol. 27 No. 47

News Bites

The annual Art and Pre-Architecture Faculty Exhibition will run in the John B. Davis Gallery in the ISU Fine Arts Building through Jan. 20

The Idaho State University annual Art and Pre-Architecture Faculty Exhibition will run in the John B. Davis Gallery in the ISU Fine Arts Building through Jan. 20.

The exhibition will be on display from Nov. 29 to Dec. 20, and then reopened Jan. 9-20. The gallery will be closed during ISU's student winter break.

Faculty members exhibiting work include Scott Evans, Rudy Kovacs, Linda Leeuwrik, Anthony Martin, Amy Jo Popa, Doug Warnock and Angie Zielinski.

Adjunct faculty members exhibiting work include Ryan Babcock, Lou Christofferson, Cheryl Hanson, Lynne Parker, Lou Pirro and Omar Sarabia.

The John B. Davis Gallery hours are Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information regarding the gallery call Amy Jo Popa, John B. Davis Gallery director at 282-3341.

The Operation Gift Wrap Program, sponsored by the Veterans' Sanctuary and Armed Forces Veterans' Club, is collecting requests for a Christmas wish-list, as well as donations, to help provide for the needs of ISU veterans and their spouses during the holiday season

The Operation Gift Wrap Program, sponsored by the Idaho State University Veterans' Sanctuary and Armed Forces Veterans' Club, is collecting requests for a Christmas wish-list, as well as donations, to help provide for the needs of ISU veterans and their spouses during the holiday season.

The Veterans' Sanctuary and Veterans' Club will also be partnering with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program to collect toys for each of the family's children.

For Operation Gift Wrap, ISU student veterans are encouraged to submit their requests through Dec. 6. They can submit these requests at the ISU Veterans' Sanctuary office, located on the third floor of the Pond Student Union, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. When submitting requests, people should specify if they would like gifts, or gift cards, for the family's adults.

To participate in the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, those making requests should submit the genders and ages of the children in each family. The Veterans' Sanctuary will provide this information to the Toys for Tots Program.

Donations for Operation Gift Wrap can be made at the Veterans' Sanctuary or at the ISU Foundation, located in the basement of the ISU Administration Building. The Veterans' Club will also be collecting donations and wish-list requests from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 in ISU's Rendezvous Complex and Pond Student Union from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please limit gift requests to $50 per person; wishes will be fulfilled as funding allows.

The gifts will be wrapped and ready for pick up/delivery to each of the families on Dec. 9.

For more information about Operation Gift Wrap, please contact Casey Santee or Tomarra Byington at (208) 282-4298. For more information about Toys for Tots, contact Phillip Hartman at (208) 242-8949.

The Human Resource Training and Development Student Applied Research Center has been named as one of 10 finalists in the IDEAPAINT360 Makeover Contest

The Idaho State University Human Resource Training and Development Student Applied Research Center has been named as one of 10 finalists in the IDEAPAINT360 Makeover Contest.

The ISU program will receive a free room renovation from IdeaPaint if it is selected as one of two winners in the contest based on a popular vote. Voting ends Dec. 4.

"Finalists will be selected on the basis of how many online votes they receive from the public, so we're soliciting our program supporters and supporters of ISU to vote for us to help us get this generous renovation," said Rita McNeil, associate professor of Human Resource Training and Development.

To cast a vote in support of the program, visit the website http://www.ideapaint.com/360Vote. Voters may vote once per day for each of the seven eligible days.

The ISU HRTD department is in the midst of developing a Student Applied Research Center that HRTD students will use to conduct research and share their findings in a collaborative and interactive environment. The new center is in need of renovation and the HRTD Student Research Team created a video entry for the national makeover contest.

The U.S. National Science Foundation will host an international workshop "Virtual Repositories for a Global Archaeological Science" Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the Idaho Museum of Natural History

The U.S. National Science Foundation will host an international workshop "Virtual Repositories for a Global Archaeological Science" Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the Idaho State University Idaho Museum of Natural History.

"The workshop examines the science of creating virtual museum repositories where entire museum and archaeological collections are put online so that research can be conducted by anyone from wherever they are located," said Herbert Maschner, director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History.

Maschner, Corey Schou, ISU director of the Informatics Research Institute (IRI), and Matt Betts, curator, Canadian Museum of Civilization, are organizing the workshop. The workshop will include participants from the fields of archaeology, museum studies, computer science and related fields.

Representatives from the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Alaska, University of Illinois, University of British Columbia, University of Arkansas, Arizona State University, and George Washington University, and participants from the National Park Service, various museums, and a number of Native American groups are expected to attend.

This workshop will construct a model for the virtualization of cultural materials. This event builds on the widespread success of the bones website already in progress at the museum, and highlights the important work the Idaho Museum Natural History, the ISU Informatics Research Institute and ISU have been doing in the fields of 3D imaging, database engineering and public science.

Nominations are being sought for the Distinguished Researcher, Distinguished Teacher and Distinguished Service awards

Nominations are being sought for the Distinguished Researcher, Distinguished Teacher and Distinguished Service awards.

Nominations for the Distinguished Teacher and Distinguished Service are due Jan. 20. The Distinguished Researcher call for nominations has been announced by the Office of Research.

Distinguished Teacher Award - A faculty member is selected from the ISU faculty who exemplifies excellence in teaching and has made significant contributions in teaching. You are invited to nominate a member of the faculty who, in your judgment, meets these standards. Nominees should be any member of the University faculty currently in his/her third or subsequent year of full-time service at ISU and will continue as a faculty member for 2012-2013. Nominations are being sought from ISU's faculty, staff, the student body, and alumni.

Distinguished Service Award - A faculty member is selected from the ISU faculty who has made significant contributions in service to the University and society. Please consider service attributes only. Elements such as research and teaching are not to be considered for this award. Nominees should be any member of the University faculty currently in his/her third or subsequent year of full-time service at ISU and will continue as a faculty member for 2012-2013. Nominations are being sought from ISU's faculty, administration, and the public.

Forms:

Nomination forms can be downloaded from this site or you may contact the Office of Academic Affairs (208-282-2362). Forms can be returned via email to acadvp@isu.edu or delivered to the Office of Academic Affairs, Administration Building #10, Suite 264, Stop 8063, Pocatello, Idaho, 83209.

Additional information is located at http://www.isu.edu/acadaff/awards.shtml.

Award winners will be honored during a reception in April and recognized during the 2012 Commencement exercises.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Outstanding Student Awards

These awards are presented to recognize outstanding graduating seniors who have excelled in their programs, their extracurricular activities and have generally epitomized ISU's outstanding student body. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to nominate senior students who meet the selection criteria and who graduated in December 2011, or who will graduate in May 2012 or August 2012. Nominations and supporting materials must be submitted directly to the Dean or Director for each college/unit.

Each college/unit selection process will be under the direction of the Dean. The Office of Alumni Relations sponsors this program and presents it in partnership with Idaho State University academic colleges and units.

Nomination forms and guidelines can be found at http://www.isu.edu/alumni/osa.shtml. Nomination forms can also be obtained from the Dean's office at each college/unit or from the Office of Alumni Relations. All nomination forms, biographical and supporting documentation and letters of support must be received by the college/unit no later than January 20, 2012 to be considered for selection.

Outstanding Student Awards will be presented for the following colleges/units:
College of Arts & Letters- (1)-Fine Arts & Humanities, (1) Social & Behavioral Sciences
College of Science & Engineering- (1)-Natural & Physical Sciences, (1)-Engineering
College of Education- (1)
College of Business- (1)
College of Technology- (1)
College of Pharmacy- (1)
Division of Health Sciences- (1)
School of Nursing- (1)
School of Graduate Studies- (1) Master's candidate and (1) Doctoral candidate

OSA recipients will be honored at the Outstanding Student Reception and recognition ceremony on April 27, 2012 in the Black Box Theater in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. Award recipients receive medallions and have the opportunity to recognize those involved in their success.

Al Richmond, our VALIC Representative, will be on campus Dec. 15 in the Clearwater Room at the Student Union Building

Al Richmond, our VALIC Representative, will be on campus Dec. 15 in the Clearwater Room at the Student Union Building.

Please call 569-6057, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., to schedule an appointment.