January 21, 2013 — Vol. 29 No. 2
The Arnot Art Museum's 2012-13 exhibition season opened with "Layers: The John M. Walsh III Collection of Contemporary Art Quilts." This exhibit and collection includes the piece, Greek, created by Naomi S. Adams, Assistant Professor of Art at Idaho State University. Adams' piece was included in the exhibition Quilt National 2011, where it received the award "Most Innovative Use of the Medium" and was purchased by John M. Walsh III.
The museum's ground-level, west-wing galleries showcases Walsh's collection, which is well known to visitors at the Arnot Art Museum. In 2008, the Arnot exhibition "Not Your Grandmother's Quilts" brought record crowds, according to a press release from the museum. The new exhibition includes only one work that was seen in the 2008 show: "American Heritage Flea Market," by Terrie Hancock Mangat. The John M. Walsh collection is the world's foremost collection of contemporary art quilts.
The exhibition runs from September 6, 2012-February 8, 2013 at the Arnot Art Museum, 235 Lake Street, Elmira, New York.
Idaho State University's health care mission continues to be strong as evidenced by a recent collaboration between the units composing the Division of Health Sciences.
Five DHS faculty serve as members of the Southeastern Idaho Diabetes Awareness and Falls Prevention Partnership (SIDAFPP) led by Cherie Nelson of Southeastern Idaho Public Health. The disciplines involved include Pharmacy, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Health Education, and Dietetics. As Cherie presented a program for documenting and delivering community health care services, the members saw the opportunity for creating an interdisciplinary collaboration to deliver Cherie's program and fulfill the 2008-2013 Idaho Diabetes 5-Year State Plan.
According to Cherie, "The program goal is to meet the health care needs of citizens of Southeastern Idaho." Dr. Wilson, a longstanding member of the Partnership, states "I have advised and directed student pharmacists in delivering the Operation Diabetes programs for nearly a dozen years and knew the students would be a great asset while gaining unique experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team. The opportunity for direct participant interaction fulfills curricular requirements in early practice experience."
The current Chair of Operation Diabetes, P3 Megan Koyle enthusiastically spearheaded the student pharmacist involvement. She said "I think that the interdisciplinary collaboration has been very beneficial. Each group has been able to contribute something different to patient care." First year student pharmacists noted that the experience seemed intimidating at first, but afterwards, the experience was beneficial and the opportunity was greatly appreciated.
The result was 14 separate interdisciplinary events in 2012 to screen and educate individuals for diabetes and diabetes management. These events took place at public health buildings and senior centers spread throughout eight rural counties in Southeast Idaho traveling up to 300 miles round trip. The services and education provided at these events included blood glucose levels, blood pressure, cholesterol screening and medication counseling from pharmacy students, foot checks and foot care from nursing students, balance and fall risk screening from physical therapy students, action planning from health education students, and nutrition counseling from dietetics students.
All of the students participated in these events as part of courses, practice experience, practicum, and field experience requirements and were supervised by faculty from each of their respective disciplines. When a participant concern arose, each respective discipline assisted each other in addressing the needs of the participant. These events gave students from all levels and programs, a chance to use the knowledge and clinical skills they learned in the classroom. They are able to apply them to real life situations which they found to be an incredible learning experience.
The Idaho State University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) invites the community to experience the traditional culture of China at the ISU Chinese New Year Night 2013 on Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.
The annual event will run from 6 to 9 p.m.
The evening will offer a traditional Chinese dinner featuring specialties of Chinese New Year and entertainment. The dinner will feature both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food options. The dinner menu consists of spring roll, roasted beef with potato, traditional roasted chicken, stir-fried vegetable, Yangzhou fried rice and tossed noodles.
The performances include a traditional piano solo, thousand-hand Bodhisattva dance, lion dance, Chinese kung fu and traditional instruments. There will also be a raffle and games.
Tickets are on sale at the Pond Student Union and Rendezvous Complex from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Jan. 25. Prices for tickets purchases in advance are $7 for ISU students, $8 for ISU faculty and staff, and $9 for the general public. Tickets cost $1 more at the door. Children under age 5 have free admission.
The ISU CSSA welcomes friends to join them to promote Chinese culture and to strengthen the diversity of the community.
For more information, contact Qifeng Wu, at (208) 317-8195 or email@example.com.
Three $1,000 Idaho State University CommUniversity Scholarships are available to freshman, sophomore, junior and senior full-time, full-fee paying students for fall 2013.
The deadline for applying is Feb. 15.
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of applicants submitting a 500- to 1,000-word essay on the topic "The Importance of Volunteerism in Furthering the Relationship between Community and University." The essays will be judged by members of the CommUniversity Event Committee and winners will be announced at the March 19 Celebrate ISU event at the Pond Student Union Building.
A minimum 2.5 GPA, current class schedule and unofficial transcripts are required. Applications are available at http://www.isu.edu/scholar/forms/CommUniversityApp.pdf.
For more information, contact the ISU Scholarship Office at 208-282-3315 or visit http://www.isu.edu/scholar/ and click the link for "Open Scholarships."
It's time again to "Celebrate Idaho State!" The 3rd Annual CommUniversity Event hosted by ISU is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Building.
The CommUniversity Event Committee was established three years ago to help create a stronger bond and improve relationships between "town and gown." Two events were planned: "Welcome Back Orange and Black" which is held in Old Town Pocatello at the start of school to welcome ISU and show what the local area has to offer; and the second event is "Celebrate Idaho State!" which is hosted by ISU to welcome the community to campus and to showcase the University.
With the ongoing planning and support of the CommUniversity Committee, we are asking ISU's Colleges, Departments, Units, and Organizations to participate by showcasing their outstanding programs, faculty, and students. (NOTE: An exciting feature of this year's event will be the "Science and Engineering Festival." Rather than holding their annual event separately, the College of Science & Engineering is partnering with "Celebrate Idaho State." And we'll be working with the College of Technology as well in promoting their "Tech Expo" and "Chrome in the Dome" that are scheduled later in the week.)
Once again we are planning an exciting event with activities, entertainment, tours, exhibits and free food. We'll advertise and promote it to attract businesses, organizations, families, and especially high school students (this will be a great recruiting opportunity). The Mayors' Youth Council is participating again this year. We want the community to feel comfortable and welcome on campus and to create an atmosphere of unity and pride with CommUniversity!
We hope you'll begin now to plan how your organization can participate. Attached to this letter is a form that will help the Committee with logistics and promotion. Please return your completed form to: Valerie Davids, Student Activities Coordinator, Mail Stop 8170 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 15.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact: Valorie Watkins, Committee Co-Chair, 238-1278; Laura Woodworth-Ney, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, 282 4024; or Andy Taylor, 282-3209 ISU Office of Communications.
Kristol Coker's glass and bronze exhibition "Echoes" is scheduled Jan. 29-Feb. 8, with an opening reception Jan. 28, at the John B. Davis Art Gallery in ISU Fine Arts Building.
The opening reception is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28 and features new reception hours from 5 to 7 p.m.
Coker, born in Kansas, and raised in Clear Lake City, Texas, has resided with her husband in Pocatello for the past 17 years. Coker is known for her contemporary, figurative bronze work. Three years ago, she took up glass casting, and combined it with bronze castings. The glass adds another component to her work, light and shadow.
Coker's exhibition "Echoes" is a collection of simple narratives, expressed in glass and bronze.
This event is free and open to the public.
The John B. Davis Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more gallery information, contact Amy Jo Popa, John B. Davis Gallery director, 282-3341.
The Staff Council has extended the deadline of the Professional Development Spring Scholarship to Feb. 1.
Applicants must be full or ¾ time classified or professional employee who has completed at least six months of service.
To apply, visit http://isu.edu/staffcouncil/assets/ProfDev_Application.pdf.
Do pacifiers affect speech development in children?
That's a question researchers in the Department of Communication Sciences at Idaho State University-Meridian will explore in a study about pacifier use in young children.
Principal investigator and speech-language pathology graduate student Tamara Nagoda is seeking children between the ages of 3 ½ and 5 ½ years old who've used a pacifier or have no history of use. She is working under the guidance of speech-language pathology professor, Peter Flipsen, Jr., Ph.D.
"The purpose of this study is to research the history of pacifier use in children with speech delays and in children with typically developing speech," said Nagoda.
Children can have a diagnosed speech delay or be developing speech normally. Parents will be asked to complete a brief survey about their child's background and development.
Researchers are conducting the study in the Speech and Language Clinic on the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center campus, 1311 E. Central Drive. Children will undergo a two-hour speech and language evaluation. The results will be provided to parents at no cost.
If you'd like to participate in the study, call the clinic at 208-373-1725 or email Nagoda at email@example.com before Feb. 13.
The free screening for uninsured adults is Thursday, Feb. 7, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 707 W. Fort St., Boise.
In addition to flu shots and hepatitis C screenings, services will include:
"Prevention is a crucial piece of health care, and our mission with these screening events is to identify individuals at risk of preventable diseases," said Dr. Glenda Carr, an ISU-Meridian assistant clinical pharmacy professor and co-director of the health screening program.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends people born between 1954 and 1965 get screened for hepatitis C, a blood-borne infection that increases a person's chance of developing cirrhosis and liver cancer. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C.
"It (hepatitis C) can take up to 30 years to seriously affect the liver," said Judy Thorne, ISU-Meridian's viral hepatitis and HIV educator. "If an individual knows that they have chronic hep C, they can take proactive steps toward better health."
Hepatitis C screenings are conducted by collecting a small drop of blood from a finger. Results are 98 to 99 percent accurate, according to Thorne.
The Feb. 7 community health screening is the 18th conducted by ISU-Meridian, Ada County, Central District Health, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare since March 2010. More than 500 adults have participated with many being referred to low-cost clinics and doctors for further treatment.
The full screening process takes about an hour. No appointment is necessary. Valley Ride bus stops are nearby. For more information, call 373-1700 or email healthyU@isu.edu.
Idaho State University-Idaho Falls will hold the seventh annual Majors Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Bennion Student Union multi-purpose room at University Place.
The event is sponsored by ISU-Idaho Falls Student Services, the office of Counseling, Testing, Career Services and the Bennion Student Union.
Participants can learn about the variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at Idaho State University all in one place. The event is open to all current and prospective ISU students. There will be free food and door prizes.
The fair is designed to assist students in making informed decisions related to their college majors and future career. Information about admission requirements, prerequisites for specific programs, course content and job opportunities related to each degree will also be available.
This is also a great opportunity for students to begin building a professional network within their field of interest. Past fair participants have found that the opportunity to meet with faculty from a variety of departments very valuable in helping them make a decision on choosing a major.
ISU faculty from academic departments and the College of Technology will be on hand to meet with students and answer their questions. In addition, representatives from Central Academic Advising and the Career Center will be available to provide information about academic and career decision-making.
For more information, please contact Susan MaComb at 208-282-7802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Four nursing students are the recipients of the 2013 Bobbie Hyde Scholarship.
This scholarship has been established by Dr. Fred Hyde in honor of his deceased wife, Dr. Roberta "Bobbie" Hyde.
Dr. Bobbie Hyde was a long-standing faculty member in the School of Nursing and tragically passed away shortly after her retirement. She was known for her steadfast advocacy for disadvantaged students advancing their nursing education.
The scholarship is awarded on an annual basis.
The 2013 Bobbie Hyde Scholarship recipients are Shannon Christensen, a traditional BSN student from Shelley, Deidra Romero, an LPN to BSN student from Rigby, Courtnee Davis, a traditional BSN student from Pocatello, and Hailey Reed, a traditional student from Pocatello.
Idaho State University's chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association recently placed second in the "2012 Charge Up Your Chapter" campaign and won $750 in the category "Chapter with the most posts on the ASHA Community."
The "Charge Up Your Chapter" campaign is a joint program sponsored by NSSLHA and ASHA to reward local chapters and their members for the level of participation in national programs and activities. Individual prizes were awarded based on the highest numbers or percentages of participation in pre-designated categories. The categories were determined by the NSSLHA Executive Council.