News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

October 29, 2012 — Vol. 28 No. 38

In this Issue

ISU Researcher Studies Mental Health of Incarcerated Women

Findings from a national study of women in jail suggest that these women have high rates of serious mental illness, along with co-occurring posttraumatic stress and substance use disorders. (read more...)

RISE Complex Earns $5.7 Million in Research Grants

The Idaho State University Research and Innovation in Science and Engineering (RISE) Complex is living up to its acronym ahead of schedule — rising as an ISU research enterprise, already attracting more than $5.7 million in research grants. (read more...)

Faculty/Staff Updates

Idaho State University-Meridian affiliate faculty member Margaret Doucette recently received a 2012 Community Champion Award for her humanitarian work with Be the Change, Inc., a nonprofit organization that trains student and adult volunteers to implement social service programs in Africa (read more...)

Herb Maschner, director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University, received the 2012 Idaho State Journal Business Person of the Year: Education-University Award (read more...)

William James McCurdy, associate lecturer in the Department of English and Philosophy, presented three papers at the 11th World Congress of the International Association for Semiotics Studies (IASS) at Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China, on Oct. 5-9 (read more...)

News Bites

A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Idaho State University James E. Rogers Department of Mass Communication Vis Comm Experimental Laboratory is Thursday, Nov. 7, in Room 139 of the ISU Liberal Arts Building (read more...)

Idaho State University's annual World GIS Day celebration is set for Nov. 14 in Rendezvous Complex Suites A, B and C (read more...)

The Idaho Supreme Court is coming to Idaho State University to hear three cases from 8:50 a.m. to about noon on Nov. 7 in the Stephens Performing Arts Center (read more...)

Student Veterans at Idaho State University will honor Vietnam Veterans on Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. as part of the National Reading of the Names Project (read more...)

The Idaho State University International Student Association would like to invite the whole community to experience the culture of the world at ISU International Night Saturday, Nov. 3 (read more...)

More than 200 high school students from across Southeast Idaho will visit Idaho State University Pond's Student Union Nov. 7 to prove their knowledge, creativity and enthusiasm for global economics (read more...)

Aberdeen agribusiness leader Dirk Driscoll has been named to the Idaho State University Foundation Board of Directors (read more...)

The Idaho State University Wellness Center will support smokers adjusting to ISU's new smoke-free campus policy by offering smoking cessation workshops Nov. 7, 14 and 28 (read more...)

Idaho State University's fall 2012 total enrollment is 14,209, including 12,143 undergraduate students and 2,066 graduate students (read more...)

The Union Program Council of Idaho State University is holding ISU's first "Top Chef," a live cooking challenge, at 9 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Pond Student Union Ballroom (read more...)

The Idaho State University Anderson Gender Resource Center will present the free film screening, "The Purity Myth," followed by a panel discussion on the topic of virginity, morality and sex education on Nov. 7 (read more...)

The Idaho State University Anderson Gender Resource Center will present poet and activist Ely Shipley in recognition of Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov. 14 (read more...)

Nominations are now open for "Idaho Business Leader of the Year" (read more...)

The Idaho State University John B. Davis Gallery will present the Fall 2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition "CONNECTIONS" Nov. 13-30 in the ISU Fine Arts Building (read more...)

The Research Office and the University Research Committee (URC) invite proposals for funding for research projects (read more...)

The ISU Staff Council is conducting a holiday scholarship campaign to help endow a second ISU staff dependent scholarship (read more...)

Professor Alan Johnson of ISU's Department of English and Philosophy will present a work-in-progress discussion titled "Imagining the Indian Jungle" (read more...)

Idaho State University's Counseling Clinic is accepting clients for Family and Couples Counseling (read more...)