News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

October 8, 2012 — Vol. 28 No. 35

Faculty/Staff Updates

Ann Kirkwood, Beth Stamm and Chandra Story have written two chapters for a four-volume set of handbooks to assist health professionals in providing services to military personnel and veterans

The Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health's Ann Kirkwood, Beth Stamm and Chandra Story have written two chapters for a four-volume set of handbooks to assist health professionals in providing services to military personnel and veterans.

The Praeger Handbook of Veterans' Health: History, Challenges, Issues, and Developments was published Sept. 30 by Greenwood Publishing Group.

Kirkwood, a senior research associate based at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, and Stamm, a research professor on the Pocatello campus, penned a chapter on reducing stigma about mental health among military personnel and veterans. Chandra Story, who previously worked at ISU-IRH as a suicide prevention coordinator, is a visiting assistant professor at Oklahoma State University.

"Eradicating Mental Illness Stigma for Active Duty Military Personnel and Veterans" discusses how stigma leads to social isolation, discrimination and inadequate health care. Coupled with the challenges of transitioning from active duty to veteran status, stigma can control the outcome of a veteran's life, according to Kirkwood. The authors recommend enhanced federal policies on stigma reduction, including methods to change attitudes and behaviors about treatment-seeking.

Stamm also contributed a chapter on the use of guide dogs for veterans with assistance from Susan Blampied and Kirstina Beck, who work for ISU-IRH on the Pocatello campus.

The Praeger Handbook of Veteran' Health, edited by Thomas W. Miller, draws on the expertise of national and international scientists, practitioners and researchers with specific expertise in military and veterans' health care issues.

For more information, contact Ann Kirkwood or Beth Stamm at 208-282-4436.

Philip Homan presented a paper at the 2nd Milwaukee Conference on the Ethics of Information Organization

With support from the 2012 research travel funds from the Office of Academic Affairs, Philip Homan, Associate Professor, Eli M. Oboler Library, presented a paper at the 2nd Milwaukee Conference on the Ethics of Information Organization, June 15-16, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Using American historian Michael Bellesiles's book Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture, the most famous case of academic fraud at the turn of the twenty-first century, as a test case, Homan's paper, "Library Catalog Notes for 'Bad Books': Ethics vs. Responsibilities," examines an academic library's responsibility for the discredited research in its collection and suggests a way of ethically meeting that responsibility. The paper is published in the current issue of Knowledge Organization, the journal of the International Society for Knowledge Organization, by Ergon Verlag, Würzburg, Germany.

An international journal devoted to concept theory, classification, indexing, and knowledge representation, Knowledge Organization is available at Idaho State University in full text in the EBSCOhost database Computers & Applied Sciences Complete.

Congratulations to our newest winner of the ISU Cares Summer Semester Winner: Jessie Butler of ITS

Congratulations to our newest winner of the ISU Cares Summer Semester Winner: Jessie Butler of ITS.

Everyone who was commended through an ISU Cares survey from June through August was entered into the Summer semester drawing. Jessie received a check for $100 in a surprise meeting held recently in Idaho Falls To learn more about each of our current and past winners visit ISU Cares. To nominate an Idaho State University employee for their excellent service click ISU Cares Survey.

News Bites

The 27th annual ISU Choral Invitational will be held Oct. 12-13 in the Stephens Performing Arts Center Jensen Grand Concert Hall

The 27th annual Idaho State University Choral Invitational, featuring 470 singers from 13 Idaho high schools, will be held Oct. 12-13 in the Stephens Performing Arts Center Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

The festival concert open to the public at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, will feature the ISU Chamber, Concert and Women's Choirs and the guest singers.

Craig Jessop, dean of the Cain College of the Arts at Utah State University and a former conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, will serve as the festival's guest conductor.

ISU choral and vocal faculty members working the high school singers include Scott Anderson, director of ISU choral activities; Geoffrey Friedley, adjunct faculty of voice; Kathleen Lane, professor of voice; and Diana Livingston Friedley, associate professor of voice.

Participating high schools include Bonneville, Caldwell, Century, Highland, Hillcrest, Idaho Falls, Madison, Middleton, Minico, Preston, Skyline and Snake River.

Tickets for the festival concert are available online at www.isu.edu/tickets, or call the Stephens Center Box Office at (208) 282-3595. Standard ticket prices are adults, $8; precollege students, $4; ISU faculty and staff, $6; and ISU students, free with valid Bengal card.

ISU Native American Academic Services and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 477 Program announce the "Knowledge and Awareness Nexus" pilot program

In the spirit of collaboratively honoring the 2010 Memorandum of Agreement between Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and Idaho State University, in part to promote educational access, ISU Native American Academic Services and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 477 Program announce the "Knowledge and Awareness Nexus" (KAN) pilot program.

The KAN Project is a program for students interested in attending college for the first time or for those that are re-entering school after several years of not attending school. The tribes are currently recruiting students to participate in the KAN Program.

The KAN program will help prepare students for college-level coursework. The program will provide skills that will help them succeed in reaching their academic goals. KAN will consist of 15 Shoshone-Bannock students and will effectively address college-level readiness of English and math. Learning opportunities will be provided in a culturally relevant manner. This cooperative effort between tribes and ISU will offer a more successful and seamless transition to college level coursework for KAN participants.

To be eligible for KAN the student must:

The student will receive: paid fees and books, tutoring, incentives, culturally relevant First Year Seminar Course, Jumpstart on college readiness in English and math, a partnership in a Native American learning community and support for a successful educational journey.

For registration inquiries or program details contact the Tribes 477 front desk at 208-478-3845.

The ISU-Idaho Falls Student Services' staff is sponsoring "College Survival Skills"

The ISU-Idaho Falls Student Services' staff is sponsoring "College Survival Skills." The new workshop series in Idaho Falls will present different material each week to help students navigate their paths to success. Additionally, there will be a prize drawing each week as well as a grand prize drawing at the end of the semester; odds of winning the grand prize increase with each workshop attended! Prizes sponsored by the ISU Credit Union, the University Place Bookstore, and ISU-IF Student Services.

The workshops will be held every week on Tuesday (CHE 307) and Wednesday (CHE 304) from 12:20 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.

Fall 2012 College Survival Skills Workshop Schedule:
Oct. 16 and 17: SMART Goals
Oct. 23 and 24: Learning Styles
Oct. 30 and 31: Stress Management
Nov. 6 and 7: Finding Your Purpose
Nov. 13 and 14: Strategies for Success
Nov. 27 and 28: Scholarship Boot Camp
Dec. 4 and 5: Safety and Social Media
Dec. 11 and 12: Test Anxiety

For more information, please contact Susan Macomb at macosusa@isu.edu or 282-7802.

The 25th annual Idaho Conference on Health Care and fifth annual Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Pond Student Union Ballroom

The 25th annual Idaho Conference on Health Care and fifth annual Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Pond Student Union Ballroom and be available at ISU-Meridian via ISU's distance learning.

The conference's main sponsor is the Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences. Registration for the conference is required by Oct. 15.

Nursing continuing education credit will be available. The symposium will also serve nursing home administrators and residential care facility administrators as well as occupational and physical therapists towards their licensing requirements. A certificate of completion can be provided upon written request.

The conference's keynote speaker is Lorie Eber, author of the book and the blog "Aging Beats the Alternative." She will deliver the keynote address "Overview of the Science of Gerontology." Eber worked in a private law practice as a corporate litigator for 23 years. In 2004, she decided to make gerontology her new career. She is also a certified personal trainer and a credentialed senior fitness specialist. She has worked for the Council on Aging Orange County for six years in various capacities, including as a field ombudsman and as the coordinator of the Council's Continuing Education Program. Eber has been an instructor of gerontology at Coastline Community College since 2006.

Other conference presentations include "Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Experience the Common Disabilities of Older Adults" and "Aging Brains, Dementia/Alzheimer's."

Conference information, including registration forms and complete speaker/presentation information, can be found at www.isu.edu/healthsciences/hlthconf/ or by contacting Continuing Education at (208) 282-3155 or extendedlearning@isu.edu.

The October theme for Responsible Conduct Of Research Monthly Exchanges in "To thine own self be true." Academic Integrity in College

The October theme for Responsible Conduct Of Research Monthly Exchanges in "To thine own self be true." Academic Integrity in College.

The discussion is set for Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m. in the Wood River Room of the Pond Student Union.

Kay Flowers, Academic Programs Director in the Student Success Center, will present on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism. Academic Integrity can be defined as honesty and responsibility in scholarship. Come learn why these concepts are important in your career as a student or a faculty member.

If you have any questions please contact the Office of Research 282-2179.

Dr. Susan Goslee, 2012 Distinguished Teacher, will be the featured speaker at the Phi Kappa Phi Fall Scholarly Lecture

Dr. Susan Goslee, 2012 Distinguished Teacher at Idaho State University, will be the featured speaker at the Phi Kappa Phi Fall Scholarly Lecture. She is an Assistant Professor of English and has been teaching at ISU since 2007. Dr. Goslee has had her poetry published in such periodicals as Prairie Schooner, Third Coast, Hayden's Ferry Review, Indiana Review, and Seneca Review. Her talk, "Ligers, Students, and the Lyric" will explore the intersection of her creative work with her role as a teacher of creative writing and poetry. The event starts at 7 p.m. Oct. 24, upstairs at Portneuf Valley Brewing.

Phi Kappa Phi is a national honor society. It strives "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others." The Fall Scholarly Lecture is in keeping with this mission. For more information, please contact Mike Rowe, micharowe@yahoo.com.

Michael Spivey will meet with prospective law school applicants on Friday, Oct. 12, at noon, in the Rendezvous Center, Room 115

Michael Spivey will meet with prospective law school applicants on Friday, Oct. 12, at noon, in the Rendezvous Center, Room 115. Mr. Spivey is a nationally-known consultant who has been a director of admissions at a top-20 law school and advises law schools on their admissions process. He will share his insider's perspective on law school admissions with interested students. Anyone thinking about attending law school will want to take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet with an expert on law school admissions.

Greg Finch, our TIAA-CREF Representative, will be on campus Oct. 16 and 17 in the Portneuf Room at the Student Union Building

Greg Finch, our TIAA-CREF Representative, will be on campus Oct. 16 and 17 in the Portneuf Room at the Student Union Building.

Please call 800-732-8353, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., to schedule an appointment.

The ninth annual reunion for ISU's retired employees is Thursday, Oct. 25, at Juniper Hills Country Club

The ninth annual reunion for Idaho State University's retired employees is Thursday, Oct. 25, at Juniper Hills Country Club.

The buffet dinner starts at 7 p.m. and is preceded at 5:30 p.m. by a no-host social hour.

All retired ISU faculty and staff and spouses, as well as spouses of deceased retirees are invited to attend. The dinner costs $30 per plate, and prepayment before Oct. 18 is required. Payment should be sent to Ross Ruchti, 1435 Ammon, Pocatello, ID 83201.

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

On Oct. 13, the Sawabi Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society is sponsoring a tour of the Plantasia Cactus Gardens near Twin Falls

On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Sawabi Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society is sponsoring a tour of the Plantasia Cactus Gardens near Twin Falls. The garden specializes in drought resistant plants suitable for southern Idaho and although none of the plants will be blooming in the fall, the cacti and yuccas are attractive and interesting anytime. Please bring friends and family. After the tour the group will visit one of the fine local restaurants for lunch. The trip will depart from the parking lot beside the Idaho Museum of Natural History on the ISU campus. Be there in time to arrange carpooling and leave by 8:30 a.m. For further information please contact the trip leader, Dick Anderson, at 705-1726.

President Arthur C. Vailas invites all to attend the annual State of the University address Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center

Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas invites all to attend the annual State of the University address Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. Refreshments will be served.

Information from the presentation will also be available after the presentation on the President's web site, http://www.isu.edu/president/.