News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

May 14, 2012 — Vol. 28 No. 18

News Bites

The Anderson Gender Resource Center, together with the Office on Women's Health, will host the fourth annual Maternal Health Fair Friday, May 18

Idaho State University's Anderson Gender Resource Center, together with the Office on Women's Health, will host the fourth annual Maternal Health Fair Friday, May 18.

The event, which is free of charge, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend.

The fair will feature booths and information from ISU resources as well as several community organizations and businesses that may be of interest to anyone with a small child in their life. This is not an event exclusive to pregnant women and mothers; everyone with an interest in children and health is encouraged to come. Refreshments will be provided.

Maeve Howett, Ph.D., is this year's featured keynote speaker, giving her presentation "Reconceptualizing Infant Feeding from a Feminist Perspective."

Howett is a pediatric nurse practitioner and lactation consultant, as well as a clinical assistant professor in family and community nursing at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, Ga. She has 25 years of pediatric nursing experience with research interests in women's experiences of infant feeding, early childhood nutrition, toxic exposures in infants and lactating women, and vulnerable pediatric populations. She is president of the Southeastern Lactation Consultants Association (SELCA) and is involved with numerous organizations working with health in mothers and young children.

Howett's teaching interests include research, global health, migrant health, hospitalized children, lactation and vulnerable populations. At-risk mother-infant pairs that are made vulnerable by poverty or lack of resources are an area of special interest to her. For the last six years she has taken her students to south Georgia to care for the children of migrant workers and to Jamaica to care for children living in orphanages.

Businesses or organizations interested in participating and hosting a booth at the Maternal Health Fair can find the registration form at www.isu.edu/andersoncenter.

For questions or more information, contact the Anderson Center at 282-2805.

TRIO student services has been awarded $1.8 million to work with low-income, first-generation high school students to prepare them for post-secondary education

Idaho State University TRIO student services has been awarded $1.8 million to work with low-income, first-generation high school students to prepare them for post-secondary education.

TRIO is a set of federally funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students in their pursuit of a college degree. More than 840,000 low-income, first-generation (meaning neither parent has a four-year degree) students and students with disabilities are served by more than 2,900 programs nationally.

TRIO programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance and other supports necessary for educational access and retention.

"We are happy to be able to help prepare students in this area for postsecondary education through the TRIO Upward Bound federal grant," said Sari Byerly, ISU TRIO director. "Idaho State's program will be providing valuable services to students at Aberdeen, American Falls and Pocatello."

The ISU Foundation has announced the addition of five new members to its Board of Directors

The Idaho State University Foundation has announced the addition of five new members to its Board of Directors.

Crystal Allen of Shelley, Tommy Ahlquist, M.D., of Boise, Karen H. Huntsman of Salt Lake City, John Kent of Palo, Alto, Calif., and Jack Lemley of Boise have joined the 25-member national Board.

ISU Vice President for Advancement and Foundation Executive Vice President Kent Tingey said the Foundation and University are pleased that the five new members have accepted assignments to serve as directors on the Foundation Board.

"The Idaho State University Foundation has been a driving force behind much of the University's success," Tingey said. "The skill, talent and commitment and resources of Foundation Board members have made an extraordinary impact at ISU. Each of these five new directors fits well in that mold. We welcome them and look forward to serving with them in continuing to build Idaho State University."

Six ISU advertising students were awarded $500 each for winning the Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho Student Marketing Plan Contest

Six Idaho State University advertising students were awarded $500 each for winning the Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho Student Marketing Plan Contest.

The ISU Department of Mass Communication also was awarded $1,000 from the Farm Bureau for the students' efforts.

The winning students were Katie Burke, Meagan Milder, Amanda Shepard, Kristin Foster, Rodrick Rumble and Ryan Bray. They comprised one of two teams competing in the contest from the ISU mass communications Advertising Campaigns class, a capstone course for advertising majors.Guest instructor Richard A. Smith, owner of RAS Productions in Pocatello, taught the course. The contest was open to ISU students in various disciplines, and included a team from the College of Business.

Farm Bureau Insurance Executive Vice President and CEO, Phil Joslin, presented checks to the students and the mass communications department at a ceremony on Thursday in the ISU Liberal Arts Building.

"Last winter, Idaho State University graduate students carried out marketing research for and made strategic business recommendations to Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho," said Mike Myers, Farm Bureau Insurance director of corporate marketing. "The company was so impressed with the research and recommendations that it invited ISU students to use this material to create a marketing plan for the company."

The contest offered students the opportunity to use their ingenuity and creativity to develop a comprehensive and practical marketing plan. The marketing plan's objective was to attract new customers to Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho. The plans were required to give consideration to all advertising mediums including TV, radio, outdoor, print, direct mail, mobile, social and Web.

"The Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho became the students' 'client,'" said Smith. "The student teams approached the task as any real agency would, with research, strategic and tactical analysis, followed by media planning, creative, and an eventual presentation to a three-member team of Farm Bureau executives."

Smith said both of his class's teams performed well.

"We were all thoroughly impressed with their professionalism, friendliness, and creativity," Myers said. "Both teams had sterling ideas and solid rationales. It was difficult to pick a winning team. We were impressed, but not surprised by, the level of professionalism demonstrated by the students."

ISU officials praised Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance of Idaho for sponsoring the contest.

"Our students benefited mightily by competing in this contest. It is a rare opportunity for them to work on a 'real-world' campaign, and then have it reviewed by professionals in their field," said Timothy Frazier, ISU mass communication director. "We appreciate the opportunities and feedback Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance provided the students, and we appreciate the generous donation of cash to the winning students and our department."

Beginning in May, the Pocatello Family Medicine clinic will be open until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday

ISU's Pocatello Family Medicine is more convenient than ever. Beginning in May, the clinic will be open until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Located on campus at 465 Memorial Drive across from Holt Arena, the full-service clinic provides care across the generations: from pregnancy and childhood to adulthood and the elderly. With same-day appointments and urgent care, the clinic is handy for ISU employees. Visits are performed by academic family physicians, medical residents, and other providers. Pocatello Family Medicine offers innovative, interdisciplinary, holistic care including exercise classes, nutrition consultation, mental health counseling, and medication education. Blue Cross/Blue Shield and other commercial insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid are welcome. Make an appointment today by calling 282-4700 or stopping by 465 Memorial Drive.

Please remember that if you use your P-card over the summer for research and other ISU work related expenses, all transactions will still need to be reconciled and approved in the Wells Fargo P-card CCER system

Please remember that if you use your P-card over the summer for research and other ISU work related expenses, all transactions will still need to be reconciled and approved in the Wells Fargo P-card CCER system. This process becomes especially important in the summer as it impacts ISU's ability to capture our final expenditures and charge them to the department budgets as we are trying to prepare the University's annual financial statements for June 30 each year.

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 Summer 2012 months are listed below. 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. Thank you for your help in this process and have a good summer!

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

June 2012 charges brought into Banner Finance in July:
Reconciliation in CCER by 07/09/2012
Approval Period in CCER by 07/12/2012
Process in CCER closed and unavailable for input 07/13/2012

July 2012 charges brought into Banner Finance in August:
Reconciliation in CCER by 08/07/2012
Approval Period in CCER by 08/10/2012
Process in CCER closed and unavailable for input 08/11/2012

August 2012 charges brought into Banner Finance in September:
Reconciliation in CCER by 09/07/2012
Approval Period in CCER by 09/10/2012
Process in CCER closed and unavailable for input 09/11/2012