News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

March 30, 2009 — Vol. 25 No. 12

Pictured above are the ISU James M. and Sharon E. Rupp Debate Society team of Paul Montreuil and Danielle Jennings who made the octo-finals or “Sweet 16” of 2009 Cross Examination Debate Association Nationals hosted by the Idaho State University last week. Montreuil also was honored as one of the best individual debaters in the tournament, earning the ninth-place speaker spot. More information on the tournament is available in the story appearing below. (Photo by Ross Knight)

In this Issue

University of Oklahoma wins CEDA nationals debate tournament hosted at ISU

The University of Oklahoma debate team of R.J. Giglio and Nick Watts won the 2009 Cross Examination Debate Association Nationals hosted by the Idaho State University James M. and Sharon Rupp Debate Society. Giglio and Watts earned a 7-4 decision over the team of Deven Cooper and Dayvon Love of Towson University (located near Baltimore, Md.) (read more...)

Tech Expo returns to Holt Arena April 2

Just beginning your quest for an education? Or, are you looking for a career change? The eighth annual Idaho State University Tech Expo is the place you need to be.   Idaho State University’s College Of Technology and School District 25 Gateway Academies will co-host Tech Expo on Thursday, April 2, at Holt Arena on the (read more...)

Idaho State freshman registration set April 7-10 in Poky; April 8 in I.F.

Idaho State University has scheduled New Freshman Registration 2009 for high school graduates and other new freshmen April 7-10 in Pocatello and will have a special session on April 8 in Idaho Falls. Parents and families are welcome. For students planning to attend Idaho State University on the Pocatello campus, New Freshman Registration will be held daily (read more...)

Cuban poet, scholar Sacerio-Gari to make presentations at ISU

Cuban poet and scholar Enrique Sacerio-Garí will give three free public presentations on the theme “The Arts in Contemporary Cuba” April 2 and 3 on the Idaho State University Pocatello campus. Sacerio-Garí’s presentations, which include a lecture, film showing and poetry reading, are sponsored by the ISU Department of Languages and Literatures, which received a mini (read more...)

Art of Gender in Everyday Life VI conference set April 2-3

The Idaho State University Anderson Gender Resource Center is pleased to announce The Art of Gender in Everyday Life VI, a multidisciplinary conference, will take place April 2-3 in the Pond Student Union on the ISU Pocatello campus. All conference papers will explore the various ways in which gender is crafted, celebrated, endured, deciphered, expressed or, (read more...)

Faculty/Staff Update

The Classified Employees Council is seeking nominations for the CEC Board. Board members serve a three-year term from July 1 through June 30, 2010, and are a part of Staff Council.
The CEC Board is an elected body that represents the interests of the classified employees by working with other components of Idaho State University for the improvement of personnel management, morale, work environment, and productivity.
All full-time Classified Employees, including academic year employees, who have been employed in a permanent position at Idaho State University for at least one year are eligible for membership on the council.
Please feel free to nominate yourself.
If you nominate someone else, please get his or her permission before doing so. Also, before accepting a nomination, the nominee should have the support of his or her immediate supervisor.
CEC will be holding elections April 13-15 and are seeking nominations for the following areas: two representatives from Service/Maintenance, one representative from Administrative Professional/Non-Faulty and two representatives from Secretarial/Clerical.
The nominee and nominator must be from the same group, and the nominee must be asked if they are willing to serve on the CEC Board. Please submit your nominations to a CEC Board member by April 1.
More information is available on the Faculty/Staff Bulletin Board.

The Council of Professional Employees is seeking nominations for the COPE Board.Board members serve a three-year term and are a part of Staff Council. The COPE Board is an elected body that represents the interests of the non-classified employees by working with other components of Idaho State University for the improvement of personnel management, morale, work environment and productivity. COPE will be holding elections April 13-15.
COPE is seeking two nominations from Group I – Instruction – Academic Support, one from Group II – Student Services, and one from Group IV – Auxiliary Enterprises and Institutional Support.
The nominee and nominator must be from the same group, and the nominee must be asked if they are willing to serve on the COPE Board. Please submit your nominations to a COPE Board member by April 1.
More information is available on the Faculty/Staff Bulletin Board.

NewsBites

Ronald Hatzenbuehler, professor of history, will give the presentation “Cultivated Thought: Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln On Scientific Education” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, in the College of Education Auditorium.
Admission is free to this event sponsored by Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.
Hatzenbuehler is the recipient of a 2008 Idaho Humanities Council Outstanding Achievement Award,

The Idaho State University Professional Women (ISUPW) will hold its annual spring lunch with President Arthur C. Vailas on Wednesday, April 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Rendezvous Complex, Suites A and B.
Cost is $5 for ISUPW members (discounted) and $10 for nonmembers. Nonmembers who would like to join ISUPW for 2009-10 may pay the $20 dues now and receive lunch for an additional $5. Current members can pay their 2009-2010 dues, which are $20, or wait until next year.
To attend the lunch, RSVP by Monday, March 30, to Bonnie Frantz, franbonn@isu.edu.

There are tables for ISU departmental use available from the College of Business.
If interested, contact Beverly.

The Idaho State University Jazz Band I and Jazz Band II will present an exciting mix of cool and hot jazz in their final performance of the year on Friday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
Admission to this concert is free to all ISU students with a valid Bengal card. Adult general public admission is $6, faculty and staff admission is $4 and pre-college student admission is $2.
For more information call the ISU music department at x3636 or visit ISU Headlines.

Idaho State University’s faculty and staff are invited to join the Alumni Association as we honor 11 of ISU’s best students at the 2009 Outstanding Student Achievement Awards Reception on Friday, April 24, in the Beverly B. Bistline Thrust Theatre and the Samuel Horne Bennion Promenade in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
The reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the presentation of the awards at 7 p.m. The cost is $15 per person.
To RSVP, call the ISU Alumni Association at x3755 or e-mail.
The 11 Outstanding Student Achievement Award recipients are:

  • Andrew B. Adcock, College of Technology;
  • Sheel Bansal, Graduate School, doctoral;
  • Aynur E. Gojayeva, Graduate School, master’s;
  • Daniel A. Jones, College of Engineering;
  • Kelsey A. Lester, College of Education;
  • Maureen K. McGuire-College of Arts and Sciences, social sciences;
  • Sterling C. Mennear-College of Arts and Sciences, fine arts and humanities;
  • Derek Moss-College of Business;
  • Whitney L. Call Pollard-College of Arts & Sciences, natural sciences and mathematics;
  • Heidi Hancock Tanner, Kasiska College of Health Professions; and;
  • Kim Van Wyk, College of Pharmacy.

The Anderson Gender Resource Center at Idaho State University is sponsoring the LUNAFEST 2009 Festival of 10 short films by, for and about women on April 2 in Pocatello and April 9 in Idaho Falls.
The Pocatello screening on April 2 will be held at 7 p.m. in the ISU College of Education Auditorium.
The Idaho Falls screening on April 9 will be held at noon in the Bennion Student Union at University Place. Admission is $2 or free with an ISU Bengal Card. For more information, call 282-7866.
More info is available at ISU Headlines.

The final ISU Community Cinema event this season will be the showing and discussion of the film “Crips and Bloods: Made in America” from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 14 in the Pond Student Union Bengal Theater. The showing is free and open to the public. For more information, phone x3451.
This film chronicles the reasons behind the rise of gang culture in southcentral Los Angeles. How did the 1950s culture of racial privilege led to the rise of gangs in America? “Crips and Bloods: Made in America” not only documents the emergence of the gangs and their growth beyond the borders of southcentral Los Angeles, but also offers insight as to how this ongoing tragedy might be resolved. The film searches for answers by providing a historical and sociological context for the rise of the devastating gang violence.
Following the film James "Byrd" Yizar, associate dean, student affairs, who grew up in Los Angeles, will talk about gang culture and gangs in Pocatello.
WARNING: This film contains scenes of graphic violence.
Community Cinema is presented by Idaho State University, Idaho Public Television and the Independent Television Service.

Vickers Western Stores in Pocatello and Idaho Falls are now the first off-site, full-ticketing outlets to sell all Idaho State University event tickets in “real time.”
The best available tickets for all events can now be purchased and printed from the two Vickers Western Store locations.
“We are extremely excited about Vickers Western Stores teaming up with the University as a full-service, off-site ticketing vendor,” said George Casper, ISU director of events. “This is a win-win opportunity for ISU and the community because it will allows spectators in both Idaho Falls and Pocatello to buy tickets without visiting the Pocatello campus. Bill Vickers has made a significant commitment that will allow us to better serve spectators throughout the region.”
Tickets are available at the Vickers Western Stores to all ISU events including special events like the Dodge National Finals Rodeo and monster truck shows, all men’s and women’s athletic events, ISU theatre and dance events and fine arts events at the Stephens Performing Arts Center.
The Vickers Western Store in Idaho Falls is located at 2665 N. Holmes Ave., phone (208) 522-5030; the Vickers Western Store in Pocatello is located at 1460 Yellowstone Ave., phone (208) 237-5700.