News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

August 20, 2012 — Vol. 28 No. 30

Faculty/Staff Updates

Idaho State University's Cynthia Lee Pemberton, interim dean of the Graduate School and professor of educational leadership, has penned her second book

Idaho State University's Cynthia Lee Pemberton, interim dean of the Graduate School and professor of educational leadership, has penned her second book, "Getting There, Women's Journeys to and through Educational Attainment," which was published this summer by SensePublishers.

The project spanned nearly a decade and reveals the lived experiences of women pursuing educational leadership degrees.

"As the research underlying the book was supported by ISU during my 2004-05 sabbatical, it seems appropriate to have the culmination of that work shared with the ISU community," said Pemberton, who this fall accepted the position of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Dickinson State University in Dickinson, N.D.

According to book's publisher, "this book chronicles the lived experience/educational journeys of women who found themselves moving forward together pursuing doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership. Grounded in the realities of women's lives these inspirational first-person narratives have the potential to raise awareness regarding women's socialization, expectations, and the role interpersonal and community connections play in the lived female experience. This book provides a potential resource for those considering how relationships and support groups impact life's journey, and their importance in overcoming barriers to educational attainment and success."

At ISU, Pemberton taught graduate courses in educational leadership and organizational development, advanced research design, and equity and ethics in education and sport. Her research interests and special projects include Title IX - gender equity in sport, gender bias and social justice awareness and advocacy. Pemberton consults locally, regionally, and nationally on gender equity in sport. She is a 2008 HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) graduate, a 2010 Vision 2020 Equality in Sight national delegate and 2011-2012 Fulbright Scholar to the University of Malta in the Republic of Malta.

To order copies of the book visit https://www.sensepublishers.com.

Monika Alcorn and Dr. Ellen Rogo published a paper in the August issue of Access

Monika Alcorn, RDH, BSDH, and student in the MSDH Program, and Dr. Ellen Rogo published a paper entitled "Silver Diamine Fluoride" in the August issue of Access, the magazine of the American Dental Hygienists' Association.

News Bites

Idaho State University Student Health Center has modified their office hours to allow for more efficiency in the clinic

Idaho State University Student Health Center has modified their office hours to allow for more efficiency in the clinic.

Clinic hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. daily.

The pharmacy is open Monday - Friday from noon to 5 p.m.

The Student Health Center is available to all students, faculty, staff and spouses of students. Call ext. 2330 for a same-day appointment.

You are invited to the Research Services Open House August 30

You are invited to the Research Services Open House
Thursday, August 30, 2012
2 - 3:30 pm
Rendezvous Suites - A, B & C

Each fall we hold a research services open house to which we invite representatives from a variety of offices on campus that assist you in your research and scholarly activities. You will meet ISU staff from all sorts of offices and meet ISU faculty from a variety of departments.

Come learn about:

All the information you need to conduct research at ISU!

For more information please call 282-2714.

Save the date for the 5th annual Thomas Geriatric Symposium Oct. 19

Save the date for the 5th annual Thomas Geriatric Symposium Oct. 19.

The theme for the event is Aging: Barriers to Community Partnership, and keynote speaker is gerentologist Lorie Eber.

For more information, or to register, visit www.isu.edu/healthsciences/hlthconf or contact ISU Division of Continuing Education at (208) 282-3155.

Idaho State University's retired employees will hold their ninth annual reunion on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Juniper Hills Country Club

Idaho State University's retired employees will hold their ninth annual reunion on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Juniper Hills Country Club. All retired ISU faculty and staff and spouses as well as spouses of deceased retirees are invited to attend.

No-host social activities start at 5:30 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m.

The informal organizing committee of Dick and Donna Sagness, Bruce and Alice Ronald, Ron and Joan McCune, Ross and Anita Ruchti, Rita Bybee and Glenn Alford once again stresses that this will be an enjoyable evening with the opportunity to reconnect with longtime friends in the ISU community. There is no agenda of speeches or entertainment to interfere with the social function.

"The retired reunion is always a great time," said Dick Sagness, of the informal reunion committee. "It's wonderful to get together with old friends and enjoy each others' company. And the food and beverages are always excellent."

The dinner costs $30 per person, and prepayment before Oct. 18 is required. Payment should be sent to Ross Ruchti, 1435 Ammon, Pocatello, ID 83201. With payment, please enclose how you want your name tag to read.

Retirees who know of other retired ISU employees not receiving an invitation or who have moved are asked to inform a committee member.

For more information on the reunion, call Ron or Joan McCune, 233-8467; Ross or Anita Ruchti, 233-6594; Dick or Donna Sagness, 232-8298; or Bruce or Alice Ronald, 232-1430.

The Idaho State Athletic Department will host its annual Holt Hurrah on Thursday, August 23 from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in Holt Arena

The Idaho State Athletic Department will host its annual Holt Hurrah on Thursday, August 23 from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in Holt Arena. This event will be held in conjunction with New Student Orientation and it is free to the public.

From 7 to 7:30 there will be a fashion show held on the field of Holt Arena where fans will get a glimpse of Bengal apparel they can buy at various local stores and then from 7:30-8:15 p.m. fans can get autographs and play games with the Idaho State student-athletes.