News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

February 25, 2013 — Vol. 29 No. 7

Faculty/Staff Updates

Dr. Tara Johnson, faculty in the Department of Dental Hygiene, has been selected to serve as the Poster Session Chair for the International Association of Dental Research/American Association of Dental Research General Session

Dr. Tara Johnson, faculty in the Department of Dental Hygiene, has been selected to serve as the Poster Session Chair for the International Association of Dental Research/American Association of Dental Research General Session from March 20-23 in Seattle. Dr. Johnson is being recognized for her contributions to substantial research for the profession.

Naomi S. Adams, Assistant Professor of Art, has a piece of artwork, Diamonds, that was selected as one of ten pieces in this year's exhibition for a Juror's Award

Naomi S. Adams, Assistant Professor of Art, has a piece of artwork, Diamonds, that was selected as one of ten pieces in this year's exhibition for a Juror's Award. Materials Hard & Soft is a competitive, national exhibition provided through the Greater Denton Arts Council. This year's juror was Jean W. McLaughlin, Executive Director of the Penland School of Craft. 568 pieces were submitted and 71 chosen for inclusion with 10 juror's awards given. The 26th annual Materials Hard & Soft exhibition at the Meadows Gallery in Denton, Texas runs from Feb. 8 through April 5.

Visiting Professor of Art Andrea Jensen's exhibition "Rinsed" will be on display at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo, Utah

Visiting Professor of Art Andrea Jensen's exhibition "Rinsed" will be on display from March 1 - April 28 at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo, Utah.

News Bites

The Idaho State University Women's History Month Committee will present several events celebrating the ISU 2013 Women's History Month in March

The Idaho State University Women's History Month (WHM) Committee will present several events celebrating the ISU 2013 Women's History Month in March.

WHM is an annual event in the ISU and Pocatello communities. The event provides an opportunity to celebrate the lives of women throughout history.

The complete calendar of events can be found on the Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center website at www.isu.edu/andersoncenter. These events are free and open to the public.

Events included:

The 2013 Women's History Month is sponsored by the ISU Anderson Gender Resource Center and a variety of other sponsors.

For more information, contact the Anderson Center at 208-282-2805 or visit www.isu.edu/andersoncenter.

Idaho State University will host a Bengal Visit Day for prospective students and parents at its Pocatello campus on Saturday, March 9

Idaho State University will host a Bengal Visit Day for prospective students and parents at its Pocatello campus on Saturday, March 9.

The day will include a variety of activities including campus tours, academic, activities, and a student organizations fair.

In addition, a free 75-minute SAT test-prep session will be provided to participants by staff from The College Board. This special session will prepare students to efficiently and effectively use the Official SAT Online Course, which is being provided at no cost to Idaho students thanks to the partnership between Idaho State Department of Education and The College Board.

While high school seniors and out-of-state students can attend, organizers hope that Idaho high school juniors will find this day and the SAT-Test Prep session especially valuable.

Space is limited so prospective participants should RSVP to www.isu.edu/future/bvd to reserve a spot.

For more information, contact Matthew Kroeger, ISU director of admissions, at 282-2123.

The Idaho State University Anderson Gender Resource Center has announced that Nancy Jackson, founder of the Climate and Energy Project, is the ISU Women's History Month keynote speaker at 7 p.m. March 8 in the Pond Student Union Salmon River Suite

The Idaho State University Anderson Gender Resource Center has announced that Nancy Jackson, founder of the Climate and Energy Project, is the ISU Women's History Month keynote speaker at 7 p.m. March 8 in the Pond Student Union Salmon River Suite.

Jackson's free keynote speech will address the topic of sustainability.

Jackson founded the Climate and Energy Project (CEP) in 1996. CEP created the award-winning Take Charge Challenge, a contest between communities to slash their energy use, and built widespread support for wind energy. CEP created a Kansas chapter of Interfaith Power & Light, co-founded the Kansas Blue Green Alliance, and convened the Heartland Alliance for Regional Transmission, which it coordinates today.

CEP is creating a commercial Take Charge Challenge, in which major businesses in six cities and three states compete against one another to reduce energy use, and is working with Kansas farmers and ranchers to highlight success stories of on-farm energy and water solutions.

Jackson through a gubernatorial appointment served on the Midwest Governors Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord Advisory Group, the Kansas Energy and Environmental Policy Advisory Group, the Kansas Wind Working Group, and the Citizens Utility Ratepayer Board, which she continues to chair today.

Prior to founding CEP, she published scholarly books on American culture and Western history at the University Press of Kansas. Today, she is development director for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas where she has raised more than $20 million in the last two years toward construction of an Earth, Energy and Environment Complex. She earned a Master of Arts Degree in environmental history at the University of Kansas.

The tradition of Women's History Month traces all the way back to 1911 and has grown into a worldwide celebration of women and recognition of the fight for gender equality. The ISU Anderson Gender Resource Center recognizes Women's History Month every March with various events and opportunities for the ISU campus, as well as the greater Pocatello community. This year, Women's History Month is focusing on responsibility and sustainability; while celebrating our history and our responsibilities for the future.

For questions or more information about the event, contact the Anderson Center at 282-2805 or visit www.gendersanity.com.

The Idaho State University Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center will welcome the innovative musicians The Billies on ISU campus to present the "31 Songs Project" workshop at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at the Rendezvous Complex Suites

The Idaho State University Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center will welcome the innovative musicians The Billies on ISU campus to present the "31 Songs Project" workshop at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at the Rendezvous Complex Suites.

The project, which is free and open to the public, is an effort by The Billies to create 31 different unique pieces of music on 31 different campuses in 31 days.

The songs will be written, performed and recorded by students, faculty, staff and people who wish to be involved in the celebration of women in this country.

The workshop will combine lectures to deliver insightful messages about diversity, sustainability, leadership and community service to students, faculty and members of the surrounding community.

The Billies is the collaboration between Chrisie Santoni, who graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a master of fine arts degree, and Craig Smith, who graduated with his bachelor's degree in political science and English from Fairfield University.

"We are extremely excited to have The Billies at Idaho State University because music is such a powerful tool to increase social conscious," said Abram Sherrod, AmeriCorps member at the Anderson Gender Center.

For more information about the event contact the Anderson Center at 208-282-2805.

More information on The Billies is available at http://musicwithamessageseries.homestead.com/31-songs-project.html.

The American Association of University Women's Start Smart initiative will offer job behavioral interviewing and salary negotiating workshops geared towards women on March 7 and 8 at Idaho State University

The American Association of University Women's Start Smart initiative will offer job behavioral interviewing and salary negotiating workshops geared towards women on March 7 and 8 at Idaho State University.

Participation is aimed at ISU women seniors or graduate students, but community members may attend on a space-available basis. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to hone their job interview skills and to learn salary benchmarking in preparation for their first jobs following college graduation.

The behavioral interviewing workshop will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. March 7 and a salary negotiating workshop will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. March 8 in the ISU Pond Student Union Salmon River Suite.

The workshop on behavioral interviewing provides information on a widely used technique that relies on questions aimed at discovering how the respondent's past experiences relate to a particular job's relevant knowledge and skills.

The salary-negotiating workshop will train women to benchmark the salary of their first job and successfully negotiate pay that puts them on par with their male counterparts. The training is co-sponsored by the Pocatello Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the ISU Anderson Gender Resource Center, and funded with a grant from Idaho AAUW.

There is no cost for the workshops, but seating is limited so pre-registration is required at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/98H8CRF.

Although fair labor laws have been in place for many years, research published by the AAUW verifies that the gender wage gap continues to plague women. Studies show that the gap starts with the first job out of college and continues; a woman will likely earn $1 million less than her male counterpart over the course of her career.

As a result of the findings the national AAUW joined with the WAGE (Women Are Getting Even) Project to develop training to better prepare young women to join the workforce with a salary and benefit package commensurate with that of men with the same credentials. The AAUW is joining with campus departments to sponsor the training at colleges and universities throughout the country.

For more information, contact Linda Leeuwrik, 282-3974 or leeulind@isu.edu; or Asa Burlin, 208-282-2805 or www.isu.edu/andersoncenter.

The Idaho State University Eli M. Oboler Library is presenting the work of Idaho Falls artist David L. Combs through March, and will host an artist reception for him on March 7

The Idaho State University Eli M. Oboler Library is presenting the work of Idaho Falls artist David L. Combs through March, and will host an artist reception for him on March 7.

The public reception will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 7 in the Oboler Library Art Gallery.

Combs began drawing and painting at an early age and has maintained a keen personal and professional interest in the arts. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho in 1982 and followed it with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1984.

He works for the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) where he has won multiple graphic design and illustration awards from the Society of Technical Communications (STC), including two Best of Shows, and six at the international level. He was honored by INL as the Technician of the Year in 2004.

The paintings in this show are primarily his private work, consisting chiefly of watercolor landscapes of the Norwegian coast and local mountain scenery garnered from years of hiking. He cites his greatest influences as the works of Charles Reid, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Frederic Edwin Church and the Hudson River School painters.

Also included in this show is a group of never-before-exhibited caricatures, which for the most part were created as gifts for his retiring colleagues.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and may be viewed during regular library hours now through the end of March.

For library hours please call 282-2958. The artist may be contacted at accsqueezer@gmail.com or (208) 523-3847.

The Idaho State University Center for New Directions is presenting the 13th annual Women and Work Conference on Wednesday, March 6, in the Pond Student Union Building

The Idaho State University Center for New Directions is presenting the 13th annual Women and Work Conference on Wednesday, March 6, in the Pond Student Union Building.

Each year more than 225 girls in grades 9 through 12 from regional high schools attend the Conference where they learn about occupations in science, technology, engineering, and math. These careers can provide a livable income, employment benefits, and a career ladder that can move women from a minimum wage job into a successful career they can enjoy.

This year's keynote speaker is Cathy Riddle who is a research scientist in radiochemistry and nuclear physics at the Idaho National Laboratory. Cathy's enthusiasm is contagious and she loves encouraging women to enter the science, mathematics, and engineering fields to make the world a better place.

The high school girls will attend workshops on a variety of topics, including, "College - Can I Do It?" "Build Your World - Architecture and Land Design," "The Flexibility of Physical Therapy," and "Taming the Monster Under the Bed - Math." The girls will also roll up their sleeves during hands-on career exploration sessions as they tour ISU programs. A dynamic finale during each Conference is the Fashion Show presenting women in their occupational attire.

Individuals may contact the Center for New Directions at 282-2454 for information.

A free health screening for uninsured adults is Thursday, March 7, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the CATCH Office, 503 S. Americana Blvd., in downtown Boise

A free health screening for uninsured adults is Thursday, March 7, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the CATCH Office, 503 S. Americana Blvd., in downtown Boise.

Free flu shots will be provided while supplies last. Other services 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 March 7 screening will be the 19th conducted by ISU-Meridian, Ada County, Central District Health, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare since March 2010. Approximately 600 adults have participated with many being referred to low-cost clinics and doctors for further treatment. Services are provided by ISU-Meridian student clinicians and faculty.

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.

The Idaho State University Pond Student Union Transition Gallery is proud to announce the opening reception for Alexa Brooke Goff's Senior Exhibition, "terrae incognitae," on Monday, March 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Idaho State University Pond Student Union Transition Gallery is proud to announce the opening reception for Alexa Brooke Goff's Senior Exhibition, "terrae incognitae," on Monday, March 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Alexa Brooke Goff is a senior at Idaho State University and is graduating May 2013 with an Honors Bachelor of Art in Art. Her academic focuses at ISU have included English literature, art history, and aesthetics. This semester, the College of Arts & Letters honored her with the Outstanding Student Achievement Award in Fine Arts & Humanities. She has also recently completed her undergraduate honors thesis, a capstone academic project for the University Honors Program.

In conjunction with her thesis work, she is exhibiting her Senior Exhibition in the Transition Gallery in March of 2013, terrae incognitae. The upcoming exhibition features recent works, composed in a variety of media including printmaking, etching, encaustic, letterpress, book arts and installation. Terrae incognitae, or "unknown lands," is a term that comes from medieval cartography. Thematically, the body of work reflects this term through different maps, both physical and imagined, exploring the idea of transition, journey, and movement of an individual.

For more information please contact Corinne McCullough at 208-282-3451.

Idaho State University will hold a FAFSA Day financial aid workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16 in Pocatello and Idaho Falls

Idaho State University will hold a FAFSA Day financial aid workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16 in Pocatello and Idaho Falls.

FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It's the first step for students for applying for financial aid, and the best way to see how much financial aid students can get for college.

High school seniors and other interested students are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA so they can determine how much financial aid they are eligible for.

In Pocatello, FAFSA Day will be held in Rooms 213-215 in the Rendezvous Complex.

The Idaho Falls FAFSA Day is set at the ISU-Idaho Falls Bennion Student Union Computer Laboratory.

Participants should bring their personal information, current financial records and, if applicable, the financial records of their parents. The workshops are designed to assist participant's with all of their questions about FAFSA and to help them properly fill out forms.

For more information, contact 208-282-7704.