News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

September 17, 2012 — Vol. 28 No. 32

Faculty/Staff Updates

ISU's Department of English and Philosophy is pleased to announce a book launch for Professor Susan Swetnam's volume Books, Bluster, and Bounty, a study of the Carnegie library system in the Intermountain West

ISU's Department of English and Philosophy is pleased to announce a book launch for Professor Susan Swetnam's volume Books, Bluster, and Bounty, a study of the Carnegie library system in the Intermountain West. Professor Swetnam will give a short talk about the book, Sept. 21, 3:30-5 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building Room 243, followed by a reception where copies will be available for purchase.

While twenty-first century proponents of libraries and public arts and humanities activities might conclude that it's virtually impossible to muster tangible grassroots support for such cultural "frills" (as some of our fellow citizens consider them), the story of turn-of-the-twentieth century Carnegie public library grants offers an encouraging precedent. Based on a new book by Dr. Susan Swetnam, published by Utah State University Press, this talk briefly demonstrates how-in a time and place as financially straightened as our own-those concerned with books and reading in the Intermountain West mustered enthusiastic and wide-ranging public support for Carnegie library building grants in their communities, securing impressive municipal and private donations and substantial time commitments from ordinary citizens. Using the grants as a lens to suggest the diverse social history of the region, the talk also argues that these hundred-year old campaigns offer important practical lessons with relevance for today.

Professor Elizabeth Cartwright of the Department of Anthropology and the School of Nursing and her colleagues Anita Hardon and Josep Comelles have received a $20,000 Wenner Gren grant to support the 2013 joint EASA/SMA that they are co-chairing

Professor Elizabeth Cartwright of the Department of Anthropology and the School of Nursing, ISU and her colleagues Anita Hardon (University of Amsterdam) and Josep Comelles (University of Tarragona, Spain) have received a $20,000 Wenner Gren grant to support the 2013 joint EASA/SMA that they are co-chairing. Historically, this will be the first conference ever jointly held between medical anthropologists in the US and Europe. The conference is entitled, "Encounters and Dialogues: Creating New Agendas for Medical Anthropology" and it will take place June 12-15, 2013, in Tarragona, Spain. It is anticipated that this conference will significantly increase scholarly discourse and dialogue amongst the global community of medical anthropologists. The conference will allow scholars of medical anthropology from all over the globe and from both academic and applied research settings to come together to present, discuss and debate their theoretical orientations, ethnographic insights, methodologies, and sensitizing concepts. The conference will provide a much-needed worldwide forum for medical anthropology scholars with the explicit intent of critically examining current trends in this particular sub-discipline of cultural anthropology. The conference goal is to challenge ourselves and our discipline with respect to the selection of topics being studied, theoretical traditions being explored and methodological advances being utilized. Wenner Gren funding will be used to fund scholars from resource-poor countries to attend the conference.

Brook E. Agado, Brian Crawford, Jacob DeLaRosa, Denise M. Bowen, Teri Peterson, Karen Neill, and Carlene Paarmann authored a research paper in the Summer 2012 issue of the Journal of Dental Hygiene

Brook E. Agado, RDH, MS, Brian Crawford, DDS, Jacob DeLaRosa, MD, Denise M. Bowen, RDH, MS, Teri Peterson, MS, Karen Neill, Phd, RN, SANE-A, and Carlene Paarmann, RDH, MEd authored the research paper entitled "Effects of Periodontal Instrumentation on Quality of Life and Illness in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Pilot Study" in the Summer 2012 issue of the Journal of Dental Hygiene.

News Bites

The Counseling department has an opening for an Administrative Assistant 1

The Counseling department has an opening for an Administrative Assistant 1. This position is limited to classified employees of Idaho State University. For more information, and to apply online, please visit our website at http://www.isu.edu/humanr/classified.shtml. Applications must be submitted by 9/19/2012.

ISU undergraduate and graduate students can enter a contest to create the design for this year's ISU holiday card

Idaho State University undergraduate and graduate students can enter a contest to create the design for this year's ISU holiday card.

The contest winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, and the runner up will earn a $500 cash prize. The winning entry will appear on the University holiday card, which is sent to thousands of University family members and supporters.

The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Oct. 15 and the winning selection will be announced by Oct. 19. Entrants should try to capture the spirit and beauty of the winter holiday season, while thematically incorporating ISU.

Contest rules are:

All entries must be turned in to the President's Office by 5 p.m. on Oct. 15. No entries will be accepted after that time. All entries, except the winning entry, can be picked up in the President's Office between Oct. 19 and Oct. 26. ISU will not be responsible for entries not picked up by Oct. 26.

For more information, contact the ISU President's Office at (208) 282-4798, or e-mail johnally@isu.edu with any questions.

The Department of Art will present the fifth Annual Graduate Art Student Presentations Sept. 20, in the ISU Fine Arts Building in Room 401

The Idaho State University Department of Art will present the fifth Annual Graduate Art Student Presentations at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the ISU Fine Arts Building in Room 401.

The department invites ISU faculty, staff, students and the Pocatello community to attend the presentation. Each graduate student will share imagery and will brie?y discuss the direction of his or her current work.

The College of Pharmacy will be offering injectable influenza vaccination to all ISU employees and covered spouses at their respective colleges/divisions in the upcoming weeks

The College of Pharmacy will be offering injectable influenza vaccination to all ISU employees and covered spouses at their respective colleges/divisions in the upcoming weeks.

This is a pilot program offered to those located in Pocatello and Idaho Falls - we hope to expand the number of vaccines and locations to Meridian next year.

We plan to run the insurance information through the system prior to each flu shot clinic - those with Blue Cross will have no copay. We will work with the administrative assistant designated as your contact person to identify the best time and place to set up a 2-hour immunization clinic. The following contact people have been identified and will be sending out information to you very soon:

Idaho Museum of Natural History - Mary Moses
Library - Susan Roth
College of Science and Engineering (CoSE) - Ronda Mahl
College of Education - Shirley Taysom
Facilities Services - Jen Hunt
Admin Bldg - Connie Tillotson
College of Pharmacy - Debra Etlin
Student Success Ctr - Karla Fiscus
Academic Programs-Idaho Falls - Becky Wray
College of Technology - Debbie Crawford
College of Arts and Letters - Gretchen Jensen

If you don't see your college or division listed, please forward the name of a single contact person who would be responsible for distributing and collecting the required consent/insurance forms to Cathy Cashmore no later than Friday, Sept. 21.

If you would like an additional vaccine (pertussis or shingles) please contact Dr. Cleveland and this can be arranged separately.

The ISU occupational therapy program will host its annual CarFit event at the Holt Arena parking lot in Pocatello from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Idaho State University occupational therapy program will host its annual CarFit event at the Holt Arena parking lot in Pocatello from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The ISU occupational therapy program began hosting CarFit events in 2009, and is now in its fourth year of hosting events.

Drivers who would like to attend this event are encouraged to call 282-2590 for an appointment if possible, but those without appointments are also welcome and will be worked in as quickly as possible.

CarFit is an education program for older drivers to ensure that their car is a proper fit for them in terms of safety and settings. The CarFit program also provides information and materials that will help increase accessibility and safety of transportation through the community.

CarFit-trained volunteer technicians complete a 12-point checklist on individuals within their own vehicles. The checklist includes such items as seat position, seatbelt use, steering wheel position, mirror adjustment, head restraint position and ability to reach and operate vehicle controls. The technicians provide education regarding adjustments that seniors may wish to try in order to improve the safety and comfort of their driving positions.

For more information about the ISU event, contact Ted Peterson, ISU clinical assistant professor of occupational therapy, at 282-4631 or petetheo@isu.edu.

For more information about the CarFit program, visit www.car-fit.org.

Important P-card Reconciliation Deadlines for Fall 2012 Usage

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 Fall 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 Fall 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.

September 2012 charges brought into Banner Finance in October:
Reconciliation in CCER by 10/08/2012
Approval Period in CCER by 10/11/2012
Process in CCER closed and unavailable for input 10/12/2012

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

November 2012 charges brought into Banner Finance in December:
Reconciliation in CCER by 12/07/2012
Approval Period in CCER by 12/10/2012
Process in CCER closed and unavailable for input 12/11/2012

December 2012 charges brought into Banner Finance in January:
Reconciliation in CCER by 1/09/2013
Approval Period in CCER by 1/12/2013
Process in CCER closed and unavailable for input 1/13/2013

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