News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

January 9, 2012 — Vol. 28 No. 1

Faculty/Staff Updates

If you've dialed the College of Pharmacy at ISU-Meridian in the past two years, there's a good chance you've talked to Susan Schaffer

If you've dialed the College of Pharmacy at ISU-Meridian in the past two years, there's a good chance you've talked to Susan Schaffer.

Since August 2009, Schaffer has served as an administrative assistant II in the pharmacy department.

Jan. 6, Schaffer left ISU to spend more time with her husband Scott and their 3-year-old daughter Rachel.

Schaffer joined the university in 1995, holding administrative and clerical positions in the Department of Social Work, the ISU Foundation and Facility Services in Pocatello. In 2008, she moved to Boise, serving as an administrative assistant in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. In August 2009, she was promoted to her current position in the College of Pharmacy at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center.

This past year, Schaffer chaired ISU-Meridian's holiday committee, which gathered a record number of cash, gift and food donations for Treasure Valley families in need.

Schaffer, who was honored at a reception Jan. 6, says she has enjoyed her work at ISU, especially the opportunity to meet and interact with students.

Greg Finch, our TIAA-CREF Representative, will be on campus Jan. 17 and 18, in the Portneuf Room at the Student Union Building

Greg Finch, our TIAA-CREF Representative, will be on campus Jan. 17 and 18, in the Portneuf Room at the Student Union Building.

Please call 800-732-8353, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., to schedule an appointment with him.

Joni Loftin, Clinical Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been named Chair of the Education Committee of the International Association of Orofacial Myology

Joni Loftin, Clinical Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been named Chair of the Education Committee of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). This committee approves instructors and continuing education course curricula offered under the auspices of the association to ensure consistency with IAOM standards. The IAOM is the international professional, scientific, and credentialing association for orofacial myologists, a multidisciplinary group of speech pathology and dental health professionals who provide specialized treatment for disorders related to habitual open mouth posture and abnormal tongue resting posture, ineffective chewing, tongue thrust, atypical swallowing patterns, thumb sucking habits and more.

Loftin recently announced the opening of the Oromyofacial Clinic at ISU and has been a faculty member at ISU since 1990.

Dr. Robert Croker from the department of Human Resource Training and Development was presented with the 2011 Life Time Achievement Award for the Idaho Lifelong Learning Association

Dr. Robert Croker from the department of Human Resource Training and Development was presented with the 2011 Life Time Achievement Award for the Idaho Lifelong Learning Association. Dr. Croker is a past president of that organization and has served on its board for several years.

News Bites

Registration is open for this year's celebration in recognition of National Girls and Women in Sports Day that is scheduled from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Reed Gymnasium

Registration is open for this year's celebration in recognition of National Girls and Women in Sports Day that is scheduled from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Idaho State University Reed Gymnasium.

"In It For the Long Run" is the national theme for this year's day and serves to acknowledge the importance of sport participation for women and girls. This is the 13th year ISU has hosted this event.

Idaho State University's celebration will include sport and activity clinics for girls grades K-6. Advance registration is $12 per participant on a first-come basis. There is a limit of 400 girls. This event often fills up.

The preregistration deadline is Monday, Feb. 1. Check-in and on-site registration will take place beginning at 8 a.m. in the Reed Gym lobby. On-site registration costs $15 per girl, but registration will be capped at 400, so advanced registration is advised.

Girls will participate in three different sport/activity clinics, one every hour beginning at 8:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Girls will rotate through a different sport/activity every 45 minutes. The sport and activity menu includes options ranging from basketball, volleyball and soccer, to rock climbing, kayaking, fencing, rodeo roping and dance, to name a few. Girls will receive T-shirts.

Registration and consent/waiver forms are available at the ISU College of Education, the Graduate School, Department of Sport Science and Physical Education, Campus Recreation's Reed Gym office and online at www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2000381.

This national day has been proclaimed by Congress each year since 1987, and is honored annually the first week of February. National Girls and Women in Sports Day recognizes the progress of girls and women in sports, and the benefits that sport and fitness activities can bring to the lives of all girls and women.

Organizers anticipate more than 300 girls, grades K-6, will participate in 20 different sport and activity clinics led by women ISU intercollegiate athletes, physical education majors, fitness/wellness students and instructors, faculty, staff and community members. More than 200 ISU faculty, staff and student volunteers will pool their energy and talents to bring this event to life.

When ISU debuted this event in 1999, about 100 girls participated. Over time, the event has grown and has a much higher visibility profile. This event has been proclaimed Idaho National Girls and Women in Sports Day by the mayors of Pocatello and Chubbuck, as well as statewide by Gov. C.L. Butch Otter.

The event is sponsored by various ISU entities including the Idaho State University Physical Education Major's Club - SHEPERD's (Students of Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance), the College of Education, the Graduate School, the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education, Health and Nutrition Sciences, Campus Recreation and the ISU Athletic Department. Another primary sponsor is the Girl Scouts of the Silver Sage Council.

For more information call the ISU Department of Sport Science and Physical Education at 282-4852 or contact Shelby Williams at munnshel@isu.edu or 208-282-3516.

A colorful new exhibit opening at the Eli Oboler Library on Jan. 11 celebrates American popular song during the period 1910-1965

Americans have always responded to the wit, the passion, and the sophistication of the ballads, dance tunes, jazz numbers, and showstoppers that make up the great "American Songbook." Songs such as "As Time Goes By," "It Had to Be You," and "Over the Rainbow" have captivated generations of audiences and remain beloved musical icons of American popular culture.

A colorful new exhibit opening at the Eli Oboler Library at Idaho State University on Jan. 11 celebrates American popular song during the period 1910-1965. The best musical artists of the time combined a genius for melody, a talent for pairing melody with the perfect words, and an ability to connect with a wide audience. It runs through Feb. 24.

A remarkably high percentage of them were Jewish, from families that had immigrated to America in the 1800s or fled pogroms and persecution in Europe at the turn of the century. "A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965" tells their story, using lively and striking images from Broadway musicals, classic films, posters and personal collections.

To celebrate the arrival of this traveling exhibit, an opening event will be held on Friday, Jan. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Idaho State University's Eli M. Oboler Library. ISU voice faculty Diana Livingston Friedley and Geoffrey Friedley will perform music composed by the Jewish artists highlighted in the display. In addition, they will inform attendees of significant and interesting insights into the history and music. The public is invited and welcome to attend. Parking will be available close to the Library, and refreshments will be offered.

"A Fine Romance" is visiting 55 sites throughout the United States in 2011-2012. It was curated by David Lehman and developed by Nextbook, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, an anonymous donor, and Tablet: A New Read on Jewish Life. A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs is also a book by David Lehman, published by Nextbook/Schocken.

The first half of the 20th century saw the invention of the radio receiver; the broadcasting microphone, the talking movie and the long-playing record, devices that helped artists and performers reach mass audiences. During their heyday between 1910 and 1965, songs from the great American songbook were essential to the success of Broadway musicals, Hollywood films, the jazz scene, big bands, popular vocalists and night clubs. Songwriters who could craft tunes that appealed to the masses were able to make musical history in a country that offered them that chance. The sky was the limit for talented young people with big imaginations-young people such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein and George Gershwin.

Irving Berlin, a cantor's son, had no formal music training and could play piano in only one key, but he was one of the few composers who were talented at writing both music and lyrics. Berlin's "God Bless America," "White Christmas" and "Easter Parade" have become American anthems.

Jerome Kern composed the melodies for some of the world's most revered love songs-"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "The Way You Look Tonight," and the saucy "A Fine Romance." "The King and I," "Oklahoma," and "South Pacific" are only a few of the enduring American musicals created by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. George Gershwin wrote jazz-inflected orchestral pieces that bridged the gap between classical and popular music. His "Rhapsody in Blue" and "An American in Paris" are still breathtaking to hear.

"We are pleased that Eli Oboler Library at Idaho State University was chosen as a site for this exhibit about a fascinating period of American popular music history," said Spencer Jardine, coordinator fof instruction at the Library. "The many Jewish composers who helped to create the great American songbook will never be forgotten. Their compositions are a chronicle of American culture and history and their musical genius has made them immortal. We hope the whole community will be able to see the exhibit and attend some of the programs we have planned to celebrate and enjoy their lives and their songs."

The Library is sponsoring a number of free programs and other events for the public in connection with the exhibit. In February, Sherri Dienstfrey, theatre and dance professor, will present a Reader's Theatre related to the exhibit themes. Other community groups may also be participating. Contact 208-282-2997 or visit www.isu.edu/library for more information.

The Women's History Month Committee is calling for submissions for "Mama Said: The Artworks and Artifacts of Wise Women"

The Women's History Month Committee at Idaho State University is calling for submissions for "Mama Said: The Artworks and Artifacts of Wise Women" to be on exhibit at the Transition Gallery on the ISU campus Feb. 27 - March 10 in recognition of National Women's History Month.

During Women's History Month 2012, artists are invited to help celebrate the wisdom that mamas (or other woman the artists admire) shared.

A formal call for artists can be found at http://www.isu.edu/andersoncenter. The submission deadline is Jan. 9.

For further information contact the Anderson Center at ext. 2805 or email gndrctr@isu.edu.

Idaho State University's "A Season of Note" fine arts series will present Celtic Nights - Journey of Hope on Saturday, Jan. 28

Idaho State University's "A Season of Note" fine arts series will present Celtic Nights - Journey of Hope at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Celtic Nights is a unique show that features the finest male and female voices of the Celtic world, showcased against a thundering backdrop of expert dancing and musicianship. In this glittering production, six of Ireland's most prominent vocal talents are complimented by six of its most accomplished dancers, creating an exhilarating picture of a proud people who dared to dream big and doggedly carved out a home in the New World.

In Celtic Nights, their story is told, through the power and majesty of music and the hypnotic fury of dancing feet.

Tickets are $28 for the main level and $24 for the upper level and can be purchased at the Stephens Performing Arts Center Box Office, open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays during the school year. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at (208) 282-3595 or online at www.isu.edu/tickets. They can also be purchased at Vickers Western Stores in Pocatello or Idaho Falls. The Box Office is open one hour prior to show times.

More information on Celtic Nights is available at www.camimusic.com.

The Idaho State University Chinese Students and Scholars Association invites the whole community to experience the traditional culture of China at the ISU Chinese New Year Night 2012 on Saturday, Jan. 21

The Idaho State University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) invites the whole community to experience the traditional culture of China at the ISU Chinese New Year Night 2012 on Saturday, Jan. 21.

It will be held in the Pond Student Union Ballroom from 6 to 9 p.m.

The evening will offer a traditional Chinese show and dinner featuring specialties of Chinese New Year. The performance includes Peking Opera, Thousand-hand Bodhisattva dance, lion dance, folk dance and music, traditional instruments, raffle, game, fashion show and Chinese souvenir vendors.

The dinner will feature both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food options. The dinner menu consists of sweet and sour chicken, sesame chicken, spring roll, pot sticker, stir-fried vegetable, Yangzhou fried rice, tossed noodle and fresh-cut fruit.

Tickets will be available beginning on Jan 9 at the Pond Student Union and Rendezvous Complex from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices for tickets purchased in advance are $7 for ISU students, $8 for ISU faculty and staff and $9 for the general public. Tickets cost $1 more at the door. Children under age 5 have free admission.

The ISU CSSA welcome friends join us to promote Chinese culture and to strengthen the diversity of the community.

For more information, contact Wangshu Fu, at 208-242-6946 or fuwang2@isu.edu.

The ISU Dental Hygiene Clinic is now scheduling appointments for exams, x-rays, cleanings and fillings

The ISU Dental Hygiene Clinic is now scheduling appointments for exams, x-rays, cleanings and fillings. For further information or to schedule an appointment, please call 282-3282. All services are provided at reduced fees.

The College of Business has maintained its business accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The Idaho State University College of Business has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting.

Only 643 schools of business, or less than 5 percent worldwide, have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education.

To maintain accreditation a business program must undergo a rigorous internal review every five years. The program must demonstrate its continued commitment to the 21 quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.

"It takes a great deal of self-evaluation and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation," said Jerry Trapnell, vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. "Schools not only must meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and staff must make a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure continued delivery of high-quality education to students."

"We strive to maintain high quality programs and it's rewarding to see that the pre-eminent accreditation body in our field recognizes the value of what we're doing for our students and our community," said Kregg Aytes, interim dean of the College of Business.

This College of Business achievement will be recognized in April at the AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting in San Diego.

The Office of Research will present the free workshop "Lab to Life" for researchers and entrepreneurs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the ISU Rendezvous Complex

The Idaho State University Office of Research will present the free workshop "Lab to Life" for researchers and entrepreneurs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the ISU Rendezvous Complex.

Technology industry executive and educator Rick Ritter will present the workshop based on Wendy Kennedy's book "So what? who cares? why youT The Inventor's Commercialization Toolkit." The event's subtheme is "Turn Your Good Idea into a Great Opportunity."

The workshop is designed to show participants how to:

The workshop, which includes lunch, is designed for researchers, scientists, or technology entrepreneurs to help them interest investors and other business and research backers into their ideas. A well-constructed business proposition can help to increase the odds of success for inventors and researchers.

To RSVP for the event contact Sandy Shea at sheasand@isu.edu or 208-282-2714 by Jan. 24.

More information on the event is available from Deb Easterly at 208-282-2618 or eastdebb@isu.edu.

All are invited to the first annual Idaho State Softball Trivia Night Feb. 4

All are invited to the first annual Idaho State Softball Trivia Night Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. at Pocatello Nissan-Kia, 300 North 5th Ave.

Come support the Bengal softball team while challenging your skills in several categories including Science, Sports, Measurements, Animals, Movies, Music, and Proverbs.

Cost is $100 per table, with a maximum of six people per table. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners, and food and drink will be provided. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, and all proceeds benefit the Idaho State softball team.

No smart phones or any phone with internet connection, iPads, or computers allowed.

For more information on this event, contact head coach Julie Wright at ext. 5269 or wrigjul3@isu.edu.

Dates that P-card transactions need to be reconciled and approved by within the Wells Fargo P-card CCER system each month for the Spring 2012 semester

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 Spring 2012 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 Spring 2012 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.

January 2012 charges brought into Banner Finance in February:
Reconciliation in CCER by 2/07/2012
Approval Period in CCER by 2/10/2012
Process in CCER closed and unavailable for input 2/11/2012

February 2012 charges brought into Banner Finance in March:
Reconciliation in CCER by 03/07/2012
Approval Period in CCER by 03/10/2012
Process in CCER closed and unavailable for input 03/11/2012

March 2012 charges brought into Banner Finance in April:
Reconciliation in CCER by 04/09/2012
Approval Period in CCER by 04/12/2012
Process in CCER closed and unavailable for input 04/13/2011

April 2012 charges brought into Banner Finance in May:
Reconciliation in CCER by 05/07/2012
Approval Period in CCER by 05/10/2012
Process in CCER closed and unavailable for input 05/11/2012

May 2012 charges brought into Banner Finance in June:
Reconciliation in CCER by 06/07/2012
Approval Period in CCER by 06/10/2012
Process in CCER closed and unavailable for input 06/11/2012