News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

June 4, 2012 — Vol. 28 No. 20

News Bites

Sixty-five students are participating in the Summer Upward Bound Program learning the skills they need to be successful university-level students

Sixty-five students are participating in the Idaho State University Summer Upward Bound Program learning the skills they need to be successful university-level students.

Upward Bound is a federally-funded program administered by Idaho State University designed to enhance the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond high school for youth of low-income families who are potential first-generation college students.

The pre-college residential program runs from June 11 to Aug. 4.

Students participating in the Summer Upward Bound Program enroll in three classes during the course of the day, from 8:30 a.m. through 3:50 p.m., with a break for lunch in between classes; a later afternoon comprehensive, academic study session is scheduled for all students on a daily basis with emphasis placed on providing assistance with assigned homework and enhancing student's preparatory skills for college, how to study and prepare for tests, how to manage their time and other college skills. All services are provided at no cost to the family.

The students are also exposed to living on campus and are given the opportunity to attend campus entertainment and social events held during the summer.

The TRiO Upward Bound program at Idaho State University is a participant in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program through the State of Idaho. Upward Bound students are educated to proper nutrition standards set forth by the USDA and are monitored for proper compliance to daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals consumed during their summer Upward Bound experience.

Documentation is submitted to the USDA and the Upward Bound Program is financially reimbursed for a portion of the total meal costs accrued during the summer program. The USDA has been instrumental in providing much needed nutritional education to program participants over the years and has helped defray some of the financial costs incurred to the program.

On June 9, 90 participants will converge on the Camas Prairie Centennial Marsh to experience camas lilies in bloom while learning of their importance to the lifestyle of Idaho's Native peoples and the natural ecosystem

On Saturday, June 9, 90 participants from across Southern Idaho, on buses leaving from Boise and Pocatello, will converge on the Camas Prairie Centennial Marsh to experience camas lilies in bloom while learning of their importance to the lifestyle of Idaho's Native peoples and the natural ecosystem.

The theme of the fieldtrip is "A Splash of Blue, A Marsh of Green, Wings on the Wind: Exploring the Camas Prairie."

The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and has a $60 registration fee. Field trip participants will enjoy a multi-disciplinary approach to develop an understanding of the history of the prairie and Idaho's Native peoples. Lunch will be provided.

Camas prairies throughout Idaho became meeting places for the Nez Perce, Kootenai, and Shoshone-Bannock tribes, who gathered to interact in games, dances, and storytelling during their annual spring migrations. On the beauty of the Camas Prairies, explorer Meriwether Lewis noted in his journal on June 12, 1806, "The quamash is now in blume and from the colour. at a short distance it resembles lakes of fine clear water, so complete is this deseption that on first sight I could have swoarn it was water."

Activities planned include:

The Idaho Museum of Natural History actively nurtures an understanding of and delight in Idaho's natural and cultural heritage. The Museum aims to develop an enlightened citizenry that will learn from the past, think critically about the present, and provide leadership to enrich the future in a diverse, global society.

This event is funded in part by a generous grant from the Idaho Humanities Council. The IMNH is pleased to partner with Community Access Television, the Idaho State Historical Society and Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

To learn more or register, phone Mary Moses at the Idaho Museum of Natural History at 208-282-3168, or write Rebecca at thorrebe@isu.edu.

Researchers in the Department of Psychology are recruiting unmarried men and women age 18-30 to participate in a research study concerning health-related behaviors and decision-making

Idaho State University researchers in the Department of Psychology are recruiting unmarried men and women age 18-30 to participate in a research study concerning health-related behaviors and decision-making.

Participants will answer a series of questionnaires and complete several computerized decision-making tasks. Participants will earn $25 plus a chance to win one of several prizes, including an Amazon Kindle Fire.

If interested, call 208-242-7698, email at ISUhealthstudy@gmail.com or go to healthbehaviorstudy.psych.isu.edu.

Parking is not enforced on Fridays during the summer

Parking is not enforced on Fridays during the summer. From May 7 to Aug. 24 our summer ticketing hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday thru Thursday.

Disabled parking spaces, yellow curbs, fire lanes, obstruction of traffic, post office parking spaces, personal spaces, loading zones, and official vehicle spaces will still be cited 24/7.

For those of you who purchase passes from the Parking Office to give your patients, clients, or guests, you do not need to hand out passes on Fridays. When school begins in the fall (Aug. 27), everyone on campus will need to have a pass or pay a meter from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

ISU Softball is excited to announce their first overnight camp June 11-12

Idaho State Softball is excited to announce their first overnight camp June 11-12. Camp will cost $160 for commuters, $200 for commuter and four meals and $235 for overnight stay and four meals. To register for camp, go to isubengals.com, under Women's sports choose softball and select camps. For questions contact Jessica Rogers at rogejes2@isu.edu or ext. 3352.

A $15 discount is available to childen of faculty and staff.

Information on Spring 2012 Effort Reports on Sponsored Grants and Contracts Funding

The Spring 2012 Effort Reports for work performed on sponsored projects and grants are being mailed to the departments the week of June 4. The reports are due back to Grants and Contracts Accounting by Friday, June 22, 2012. Completing these reports allows the employee to certify their work effort performed on Sponsored Grant Projects and Contracts; which is required by the funding agencies. The Spring 2012 reporting period is for work performed between December 25, 2011 and May 12, 2012, paid from January 20, 2012 to May 25, 2012. If you worked on sponsored projects, and do not receive a report, please contact your department, or Angela Winder in Grants and Contracts Account at ext. 3056.