News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

February 11, 2013 — Vol. 29 No. 5

Faculty/Staff Updates

Idaho State University Professor of anatomy and anthropology Jeff Meldrum recently delivered the Annual Winter Lecture to the Podiatry Section at the historic Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass.

Idaho State University Professor of anatomy and anthropology Jeff Meldrum recently delivered the Annual Winter Lecture to the Podiatry Section at the historic Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass.

Massachusetts General Hospital was established in 1811, and has been the site of numerous innovations in medicine, such as the first application of ether as an anesthetic, and the first electrocardiogram.

Meldrum's lecture was the 10th in the series, and followed a litany of prominent physicians and scientists, including the late Farrish Jenkins, a Harvard professor of zoology. Meldrum's presentation was titled: "Midfoot Flexibility, Fossil Footprints & Sasquatch Steps: New Perspectives on the Evolution of Bipedalism."

In the lecture, Meldrum placed his evaluation of the extensive footprint evidence for sasquatch, and his modeling of the inferred adaptations of the sasquatch foot within a broader anthropological context. New records of early hominid bipedalism were compared and contrasted to the sasquatch footprints. Distinctions in the sasquatch foot anatomy were also illuminated by a case of a footprint displaying an injury or pathology similar to skewfoot, which especially piqued the podiatrist's notice.

Robert Scardina, head of the Massachusetts General Hospital's podiatry section, organized and hosted the lecture series, which was attended by podiatrists affiliated with the hospital and the community, residents and students. Scardina noted that the presentation was "truly befitting the 10th Annual Winter Lecture."

"It was a privilege to present to colleagues who could especially appreciate the technical anatomical aspects and implications of the footprint evidence," Meldrum said.

Meldrum's next public presentation will be as the featured presenter at Cabela's third annual Strange, Rare and Unusual Sightings Seminar Feb. 15-17 in West Virginia.

Anthony Martin received a third place award for one of his creative ceramic works at the LH Horton Jr Gallery 'Visions in Clay' exhibition

Anthony Martin received a third place award for one of his creative ceramic works at the LH Horton Jr Gallery 'Visions in Clay' exhibition on the campus of San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif. Professor Martin was one of 47 artists selected for inclusion in this juried exhibition.

News Bites

Idaho State University Nepalese students will again join forces to present Nepalese Night at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom

Idaho State University Nepalese students will again join forces to present Nepalese Night at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The seventh annual celebration aims to provide insight into Nepalese culture and tradition. Organizers will again treat the Pocatello community to authentic food, traditional music, dances and several cultural presentations.

Nepali students will prepare authentic Nepali food. The dinner will include pulau, which is white rice with spices; kukhurako masu, chicken curry; mixed vegetable curry; golvedako achaar, tomato pickle; and haluwa, a dessert. Similar to the previous years, there will be cultural performances.

Tickets for the night are available at PSUB and Rendezvous Complex. Prices for tickets bought in advance are $7 for students, $8 for ISU faculty and staff, and $9 for general public. Tickets will cost $1 more at the door.

For more information, email nsa@isu.edu or visit www.facebook.com/NepaleseBengals.

Celebrate Idaho State University registration forms are due Feb. 15

Registration is due Feb. 15 for this year's Celebrate Idaho State on March 19.

If you need a registration form, contact Andy Taylor at 282-3209 or taylandy@isu.edu. That form can then be returned to Valerie Davids, Student Activities Coordinator, at davivale@isu.edu or at campus Stop 8170, phone 282-3451.

"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. This year it will be held in conjunction with the Idaho Science and Engineering Festival and the College of Technology's Tech Expo.

Once again we are planning an exciting event with activities, entertainment, tours, exhibits and free food.

General questions about the event can be addressed to Valorie Watkins, 238-1278.

The 20th annual Spaghetti Feed, Raffle & Auction sponsored by the students from Idaho State University College of Pharmacy is Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom

The 20th annual Spaghetti Feed, Raffle & Auction sponsored by the students from Idaho State University College of Pharmacy is Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom.

Listed as number 18 in the Idaho State Journal's "Things To Do in Pocatello," the Spaghetti Feed, Raffle and Auction is one event you don't want to miss.

Serving up delicious helpings of homemade spaghetti, students, faculty and staff make the night one to remember. A portion of the proceeds from the event is donated to The Make-A-Wish Foundation to help fund the wish of a local child, thus offering nourishment for your body as well as your mind.

This year the event's sponsored child is Jaxson, a 9-year-old boy from Pocatello who loves to swim. The youngest of four children, he suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Jaxson's wish is to travel to Hawaii in the spring.

Event organizers welcome community members to bring their families and enjoy great food, an exciting raffle, and fun activities for children. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family and are available in advance or at the door.

After granting Jaxson's wish, the remainder of the proceeds from the event will help fund College of Pharmacy students' visits to rural communities to hold health screenings and administer flu shots.

It's not too late to help sponsor this event with a monetary donation or by donating items for the silent and live auctions.

For advanced tickets or more information contact Julie Hillebrant with the ISU College of Pharmacy at 282-3393.

A special free screening and panel discussion of the new documentary film "Grow!" will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Salmon River Room

A special free screening and panel discussion of the new documentary film "Grow!" will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Salmon River Room.

This award-winning film chronicles the experiences of 20 young farmers in the state of Georgia who explain what inspires them to work the land. The film raises awareness of sustainable agriculture and the level of environmental activism among the Millennial Generation.

When the hour-long film has finished a panel of young farmers and scholars will discuss the pros and cons of modern agrarian life. The panel, moderated by Curt Whitaker, ISU associate professor of English and Portneuf Valley Audubon Society board member, consists of Steven Hall, an ISU doctoral candidate in English; Kamren Koompin, farm manager at Koompin Farms; Jessica McAleese, LadyBird Farms; and Jeremy Shreve, LadyBird Farms.

"Grow!" has won several awards including winner, 2011 Best American Documentary, Rome International Film Festival; winner, 2011 Focus Award and 2011 Best of Category, Montana CINE International Film Festival; winner, 2011 Best Documentary Short, Asheville Cinema Festival; winner, 2011 Audience Chose, Atlanta DocuFest; 2012 Documentary Runner-Up, Macon Film Festival; and winner, 2012 Best Feature, Colorado Environmental Film Festival.

This event is co-sponsored by ISU's Department of English and Philosophy, the English Graduate Student Association and the Portneuf Valley Audubon Society.

More information on the film is available at http://growmovie.net/.

The Idaho State University Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition "habitat : Home" by Catherine Reinhardt, will be on display at the John B. Davis Gallery in the Fine Arts Building Feb. 12-22

The Idaho State University Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition "habitat : Home" by Catherine Reinhardt, will be on display at the John B. Davis Gallery in the Fine Arts Building Feb. 12-22.

This event is free and open to the public.

Originally from Daphne, Ala., Reinhardt now resides in Pocatello. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in painting from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama in 1997. Reinhardt earned her Master of Teaching Degree from the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, Va., in 2000, and this spring she is completing her Master of Fine Arts Degree in the Department of Art at Idaho State University.

Reinhardt's current work references "habitat : Home" in various paintings, drawings and prints.

In conjunction with the "habitat : Home" opening, there will be a mixed media exhibition in Room 408 of the Fine Arts Building. "Suspension" by Amy Jo Popa is a collection of tissue-paper constructions of various shapes and drawn components created with masking tape.

The John B. Davis Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The gallery is located in the ISU Fine Arts Building on the Pocatello campus. For more information, contact Amy Jo Popa, gallery director, at 208-282-3341.

Idaho State University's "A Season of Note" presents the classic-rock, chart-topping band America on Saturday, March 2

Idaho State University's "A Season of Note" presents the classic-rock, chart-topping band America at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Stephens Performing Art Center's Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

America has spent the last 40 years creating a musical legacy built on their trademark harmonies and timeless sound. Their recording success has stretched throughout the decades and has influenced an entirely new generation to the band's best-known songs such as "A Horse with No Name" and "Sister Golden Hair," both of which reached No. 1 on the charts, and "Ventura Highway."

For more information on America visit the website www.venturahighway.com.

Adult ticket prices for America are $45 for lower level and $40 for upper level seating. 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.

Idaho State University Spring Career Fair, sponsored by the ISU Career Center, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom

Idaho State University Spring Career Fair, sponsored by the ISU Career Center, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

Representatives from local and national businesses, as well as government agencies, will attend. Information will be available for full-time, part-time and summer positions, as well as internship/cooperative educational opportunities.

The ISU Career Center recommends job seekers dress professionally and bring copies of their resume.

Employers attending the fair include: Allstate Insurance Company, ATS Inland NW, Bannock County Courthouse, Basic American Foods, Bully Dog Technologies, ConAgra Foods/Lamb Weston, Conservice, Docutech, EMC Corporation, Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho, Fastenal, Federated Insurance Companies, Guardian Pest Service, Hill Air Force Base, Idaho Central Credit Union, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Idaho Division of Veterans Services, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Juniper Systems, Inc., Northwest Farmer-Stockman, Pearl Health Clinic, Portneuf Medical Center, Schlumberger, Scientech, Signature Seafoods, Southeastern Idaho Public Health, St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center, Sun Valley Resort, Syringa Wireless, Target Stores, U.S. Navy and Waddell & Reed.

For more information, contact the ISU Career Center at 282-2380 or visit http://www.isu.edu/career/.

Idaho State University will host the 2013 Cross Examination Debate Association National Championship Tournament March 22-26

Idaho State University will host the 2013 Cross Examination Debate Association National Championship Tournament March 22-26.

There will be more than 150 college and university teams represented by more than 650 students, coaches, and judges from around the United States coming to the Portneuf Valley.

This will be the first time visiting Idaho for most of the students, coaches and judges who are planning to attend the 2013 CEDA National Championship Tournament. This is a quintessential opportunity to create an image of Idaho and Pocatello as a place to which they'd be delighted to return.

Sarah Partlow-LeFevre, the director of the James M. and Sharon E. Rupp Debate Society, formulated an internship opportunity. The tournament will be the culmination of the efforts of 26 students from a broad spectrum of educational goals working together to assist her in accomplishing this event.

Any business or individual who is interested in supporting, assisting or providing financial support or products please contact the event planning staff at ceda2013@gmail.com. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/ceda2013.

The Idaho Academy of Science and the Intermountain Conference on the Environment (ICE) jointly invite submission of abstracts for papers to be presented at the 2013 IAS/ICE symposium in all disciplines of science and engineering

The Idaho Academy of Science (IAS) and the Intermountain Conference on the Environment (ICE) jointly invite submission of abstracts for papers to be presented at the 2013 IAS/ICE symposium in all disciplines of science and engineering. Submissions are encouraged from secondary students and teachers; college and university undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty; postdocs; senior researchers; policy makers; practitioners; and others as appropriate. Awards will be made to top student presenters. In addition to publication of abstracts, all accepted full papers will also be peer-reviewed and considered for publication in the "Journal of the Idaho Academy of Science." For more information see http://www.gotoICE.org or contact Gene Stuffle at gene.stuffle@isu.edu.