News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

January 14, 2013 — Vol. 29 No. 1

Faculty/Staff Updates

The Idaho Business Review has selected Idaho State University development associate, Shari Fernandez, as one of its 50 Women of the Year

The Idaho Business Review has selected Idaho State University development associate, Shari Fernandez, as one of its 50 Women of the Year.

Honorees will be honored at an awards dinner Feb. 26 at Boise's Riverside Hotel and one woman will be named outstanding honoree and Woman of the Year. All 50 will be profiled in the IBR's annual 2013 Women of the Year publication, inserted in the newspaper's Feb. 22 edition.

Fernandez, who works in the ISU Foundation's Boise office, joined the university in 2007. In 2011, she raised approximately $100,000 for campus programs and scholarships, including the Dr. Brenda Williams Memorial Scholarship for ISU-Meridian accelerated nursing students, ISU-Meridian's Toddler Early Listening and Learning program, and the ISU Center for Sport Concussion.

"I am very proud of the impact my role has on programs at the university - sometimes those $1,500 or $3,000 gifts mean the difference between offering a program or not," said Fernandez.

Fernandez holds a bachelor's degree in communication from Washington State University and attended a year of law school at California Western School of Law. She will complete a master's degree in public administration at Boise State University this spring.

She is a member of Boise Young Professionals and Boise State's Gama Beta Phi honor society. The mother of two young daughters, Fernandez is a board member for Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers and a member of the Downtown Boise YMCA Parent Advisory Committee.

Among this year's honorees are entrepreneurs, lawyers, educators, bankers and community leaders. For more information about the awards dinner and honorees, click here.

CSED Assistant Professor, Heather Ramsdell, recently published a manuscript in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

CSED Assistant Professor, Heather Ramsdell, recently published a manuscript in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Her work is titled "Identification of Preliguistic Phonological Categories"; the article discusses identification of prelinguistic phonological categories. Link to the journal article here.

CSED Assistant Professor, Chris Sanford, recently published a study in the American Journal of Audiology

Assistant Professor, Chris Sanford, recently published a study in the American Journal of Audiology. His work, titled "Determining the Presence or Absence of Middle Ear Disorders: An Evidence-Based Systematic Review on the Diagnostic Accuracy of Selected Assessment Instruments", discusses the accuracy of the tests in determining the presence or absence of middle ear disorders. Link to the article here.

Idaho State University-Meridian College of Pharmacy researchers Todd Talley and Dong Xu are organizing symposiums for the 94th Annual Meeting of the AAAS Pacific Division at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, June 16-19

Idaho State University-Meridian College of Pharmacy researchers Todd Talley and Dong Xu are organizing symposiums for the 94th Annual Meeting of the AAAS Pacific Division at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, June 16-19.

Drs. Talley and Xu are spearheading programs that will address the development of new drug therapies, advancements in computational methods and biomedical research, infectious disease pathology and prevention, and experimental methods to better understand and combat cancer.

Talley and Xu are assistant professors in the College of Pharmacy's Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. AAAS is the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an international nonprofit research organization and publisher of the journal Science.

News Bites

Idaho State University will host a celebration in recognition of National Girls and Women in Sports Day Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. in Reed Gymnasium

Idaho State University will host a celebration in recognition of National Girls and Women in Sports Day Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. in Reed Gymnasium.

This national day has been proclaimed by Congress each year since 1987, and is honored annually the first week of February. National Girls and Women in Sports Day recognizes the progress of girls and women in sports, and the benefits that sport and fitness activities can bring to the lives of all girls and women. "Girls in Sports, An Investment in the Future" is the national theme for this year's day and serves to acknowledge the importance of sport participation for women and girls.

ISU's celebration will include sport/activity clinics for girls grades K-6. Advanced registration is $12 per entry on a first-come basis. There is a limit of 300 girls. The registration deadline is Wednesday Feb. 6.

Check-in and on-site registration will take place beginning at 8 a.m. in the ISU Reed Gym lobby. On-site registration is $15 per girl. Girls will participate in three different sport/activity clinics, one every hour.

The event is offered in coordination with various ISU student groups and departments including the Idaho State University Physical Education Major's Club - SHEPERD's (Students of Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance), the College of Education, the Graduate School, the Departments of Sport Science and Physical Education, Health and Nutrition Sciences, Campus Recreation, Department of Athletics and Your Local Girl Scouts of the Silver Sage Council.

Registration and consent/waiver forms are available at www.active.com/other-camp/pocatello-id/ngwsd-at-idaho-state-university.

For more information, contact Ainsley Edgar at edgaains@isu.edu, or Pat Peyton or peytpat@isu.edu, 208-282-2657. More information is also available on Facebook.

Abstract submissions are now being accepted from faculty, graduate and undergraduate students for poster and podium presentations highlighting research activity at the University

Abstract submissions are now being accepted from faculty, graduate and undergraduate students for poster and podium presentations highlighting research activity at the University.

The Division of Health Sciences annual Research Day is March 15. Abstract submissions will be accepted until Jan. 25. For more information, visit www.isu.edu/healthsciences/research/researchday.shtml or call Lisa Salazar at ext. 3841.

"The Art of War: Conflicts of Mind and Body in Ireland and Spain, 1919-1939" is the topic of an Idaho State University Humanities Cafe at 5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Portneuf Valley Brewery located on First Avenue in Pocatello

"The Art of War: Conflicts of Mind and Body in Ireland and Spain, 1919-1939" is the topic of an Idaho State University Humanities Cafe at 5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Portneuf Valley Brewery located on First Avenue in Pocatello.

The Humanities Cafe is presented by ISU Committee for the Study of Violence, Conflict, and War in Society. It will feature Anna Hiller, assistant professor of languages and literature, and Justin Stover, history lecturer.

The event is free, open to the public and appetizers will be provided.

For additional information contact Erika Kuhlman at kuhlerik@isu.edu or Linda Leeuwrik at leeulind@isu.edu.

The Idaho State University Department of Art will host an opening reception for two exhibitions on Friday, Jan. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the ISU Fine Arts Building

The Idaho State University Department of Art will host an opening reception for two exhibitions on Friday, Jan. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the ISU Fine Arts Building.

"We are excited to have a second opening of the Annual Faculty Art Exhibition for anyone who was unable to attend the opening last semester," said Amy Jo Popa, Davis Gallery Director. "In conjunction with the faculty art Exhibition we will be hosting an exhibition of a portfolio of prints titled 'PUSH/PULL' in the Compartment Gallery on the fourth floor of the Fine Arts Building, in Room 408."

The "PUSH/PULL" exhibition is an exchange involving 22 students and faculty from Boise State University and Idaho State University, initiated by Erika Sather-Smith of BSU and coordinated by ISU Art Professor Scott Evans. Each print in the portfolio is printed on equally sized pieces of paper and each investigates the concept of "PUSH/PULL" compositionally as well as conceptually.

Both exhibitions will be on display until Jan. 25. The gallery hours for both exhibitions are Monday- Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on these exhibitions contact Amy Jo Popa, John B. Davis Galley director, at 282-3341. An elevator and stair access will accommodate those interested in viewing both exhibitions.

Faculty represented in the Annual Faculty Art Exhibition include Naomi Adams, Scott Evans, Andrea Jensen, Linda Leeuwrik, Anthony Martin, Amy Jo Popa and Doug Warnock.

Adjunct faculty represented include Ryan Babcock, Joanna Cleveland, Juliet Feige, Anne Kratz, Lynne Parker and Lou Pirro.

"Smart Phones: Issues and Solutions" is the topic of the Idaho State University Faculty Development Seminar by David Nghiem, president of Global Wireless, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18

"Smart Phones: Issues and Solutions" is the topic of the Idaho State University Faculty Development Seminar by David Nghiem, president of Global Wireless, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18.

The seminar will be held in Room 06 of the ISU Eli Oboler Library and will be broadcast to TAB 360 of the Center for Higher Education at University Place in Idaho Falls. It will also be broadcast to rooms at ISU-Meridian and ISU-Twin Falls.

According to organizers, with the widespread use of cellular telephone there are issues and solutions that electrical and computer engineers, and the public, need to be aware of and to understand. The Federal Communications Commission has been asked to consider raising limit on cell phone radiation and the Government Accountability Office would like to consider updating the standard, which limits the amount of radiation a cell phone emits.

The international standard will allow U.S. cell phones to emit up to 20 percent more radiation than currently allowed. This seminar will give an introduction to some of these topics, which will be considered in detail during IEEE International Conferences on Electro Information Technology this May hosted by the South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City, S.D. More information on the conference is available at www.eit-conference.org/eit2013.

This academic forum is sponsored by the ISU Office of Academic Affairs, the ISU College of Science and Engineering, the ISU Department of Electrical Engineering and the Bannock Development Corporation.

For more information, contact ISU Department of Electrical Engineering Professor and Chair S. Hossein Mousavinezhad, 208-282-3292.

Idaho State University's "A Season of Note" will present Imago Theatre - ZooZoo at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 at the Stephens Performing Art Center's Jensen Grand Concert Hall

Idaho State University's "A Season of Note" will present Imago Theatre - ZooZoo at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 at the Stephens Performing Art Center's Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

ZooZoo is a series of shorts acts involving animals or other creatures with gorgeous masks or body-sized puppets. ZooZoo is penguins playing musical chairs, a cat trapped in a giant paper bag, hippos with insomnia, anteaters as waiters, and a madcap revue of illusion, comedy and fun that has inspired audiences nationwide.

A New York Times review described Imago Theatre - Zoo Zoo as "Masters of the mime, dance and acrobatics... sure fire... inspired fun."

For more information on the Imago Theatre, visit www.imagotheatre.com.

Adult ticket prices for the Imago Theatre - ZooZoo are $28 for lower level and $24 for upper level seating; for children 4-12 ticket prices are $16 lower level, $12 upper level. Tickets can be purchased at the Stephens Performing Arts Center Box Office, open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the school year.

Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at (208) 282-3595 or online at www.isu.edu/tickets. They can also be purchased at Vickers Western Stores in Pocatello or Idaho Falls. The Box Office is open one hour prior to show times.

Wednesdays are Bengal Night at Texas Roadhouse in Pocatello

Wednesdays are Bengal Night at Texas Roadhouse in Pocatello. Tell your server that you are an ISU Bengal, and a portion of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to Idaho State University.