April 1, 2013 — Vol. 29 No. 12
Five Idaho State University faculty have received 2013 Outstanding Public Service Awards and will be honored at a reception on April 24. One will receive the 2013 ISU Distinguished Public Service Award to be announced at the reception.
Receiving 2013 Outstanding Public Service Awards are Scott Anderson, professor of music; Glenda Carr, clinical assistant professor with the College of Pharmacy; Kevin W. Cleveland, associate professor in the Pharmacy Practice Department at the College of Pharmacy; Cathy Kriloff, professor of mathematics; and Kevin Marsh, associate professor and chair of the history department.
Scott Anderson is a professor of music and has been the director of choral activities in the Department of Music since 1992.
Anderson is co-founder, and serves as the artistic director of the Idaho International Choral Festival, where choirs from around the world come to Pocatello for a week of workshops, rehearsals and performances. The seventh Festival will be held this coming July 8-14 on the ISU campus and will feature choral groups from Germany, China, Australia, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Russia, the Congo, Georgia, Poland, and the United States.
Over the past 15 years, Anderson has led the ISU Chamber Choir or the Camerata Singers on 11 concert tours to more than 20 countries. Last May, the ISU Chamber Choir sang nine concerts and participated in a choral festival during their tour of Italy and Austria. Anderson will lead the Camerata Singers on a two week tour of Spain and Portugal in July 2013.
More than 450 high school singers from around the state are invited each October to the ISU campus for the ISU Choral Invitational Festival. Anderson regularly offers clinic sessions to visiting high school and junior high school choral groups, and visits public school programs around the southeastern Idaho region. Anderson led the ISU Chamber Choir on a choral exchange tour by visiting six high school choral programs in the Boise metro area on March 7-9, 2013.
Glenda Carr is a clinical assistant professor with the College of Pharmacy at the Idaho State University- Meridian Health Science Center. She joined the faculty in 2002 after completing two years of residency; including a year specializing in ambulatory care. In addition to her teaching role, Carr works at Terry Reilly Health Services, a community health center serving individuals around the Treasure Valley with limited health care resources.
Service is a large component of her workload. Outside of the classroom and clinic setting, Carr is the faculty advisor for the Professional Pharmacy Student Alliance (PPSA) for ISU-Meridian. This involves guiding students in organizing community outreach projects for Operation Immunization, Operation Heart, Poison Prevention, Operation Diabetes and other health and advocacy focused projects along the way. Once the care projects are organized, she often provides clinical supervision to the students performing the screening tests, immunizations, and education.
Her service also goes beyond the College of Pharmacy. Carr is one of the lead directors of the Community Health Screening (CHS) events. The CHS is a comprehensive screening to identify medical, mental and dental health needs for individuals within the community who have little or no health insurance and align them with medical providers in the area. Another focus of the CHS is to increase interdisciplinary education and exposure by having students from various health care fields work together by creating a team to complete the screening services.
Kevin W. Cleveland is an associate professor in the Pharmacy Practice Department at the College of Pharmacy in Pocatello. He is currently the director of the Idaho Drug Information Service, which provides free health care information to consumers across the United States.
Cleveland earned his Pharm.D. at Idaho State University in 2003 and joined the faculty at ISU in 2004 after completing a clinical pharmacy residency in drug information. Since then, he has earned pharmacy specialty certificates in nuclear medicine, immunizations and medication therapy management.
Cleveland is ISU's chapter advisor for the American Pharmacist Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists. He coordinates the organization's health screenings, immunization clinics, and educational sessions impacting more than 100,000 Idahoans per year. After identifying five rural Idaho counties without pharmacy services, he spearheaded an interdisciplinary patient outreach program offering health care services to these underserved populations. Because of these efforts, the student pharmacy chapter received the Operation Diabetes National Award in 2012.
Cleveland directs the College of Pharmacy's Annual Spaghetti Feed Raffle and Auction of which the proceeds are used to fund their free health screenings and services as well as sponsoring the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Over the last seven years, more than $38,000 has been donated to the children to make their wishes possible. The 2013 dinner raised more than $21,000, the largest amount to date.
Cleveland is a member of the United States Pharmacopeia, Rho Chi and Phi Lambda Sigma, and volunteers with the Medical Reserve Corps and the Boy Scouts of America.
Cathy Kriloff is a professor of mathematics who has been at ISU since 1997. She is committed to developing and contributing to an inclusive community of students and scholars in mathematics. Kriloff helped found ISU's Math and Computer Science Club and has helped oversee it for 12 of the past 15 years. Club activities have built community and provided students with exposure to mathematics outside regular classes, a space to meet and study, and career panels with Idahoans from industry and education. Other departmental contributions include serving as graduate director and helping establish and run a departmental colloquium series. In research-related service to the profession she has written 21 Math Reviews, and served as a referee, panelist, editor of papers and lecture notes, and conference session organizer.
At the university level Kriloff was integrally involved with the WeLEAD program to support and promote female Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics faculty, including two years as co-PI on the $500,000 National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant that funded the program. She provided mathematical expertise for workshops for eastern Idaho middle and high school science and math teachers supported by Math and Science Partnership grants. Other community service includes volunteering at MathCounts, co-organizing workshops encouraging high school girls to pursue mathematics, and serving as president for the Pocatello branch of the American Association of University Women. In this role she helped establish the $tart $mart salary negotiation sessions targeting female students and community members that have run at ISU.
Kevin R. Marsh is associate professor and chair of the history department. An active scholar and teacher, he works to build innovative programs at the university for students and faculty. Marsh sees service as deeply connected to research and teaching. At ISU he helped to create the nation's first graduate program focused on historical GIS and digital history. As editor of Idaho Yesterdays since 2008, he transformed the state history journal to an open-access, online venue for peer-reviewed scholarship. Dr. Marsh served as a board member of the Idaho Humanities Council, and this year he is helping to conduct IHC teacher institutes on the history of Idaho Territory. He is also lead state scholar for the 2014 Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit, "Home Town Teams." For this year's sesquicentennial of the creation of Idaho Territory, he spoke at the East Idaho banquet in March and was also a consultant to the Idaho State Historical Museum for its Essential Idaho exhibit.
In Pocatello, Marsh has worked with local residents to document the rich ethnic history of "The Triangle" neighborhood. This resulted in a booklet "The Triangle: A Slice of America" and a public monument at the corner of 3rd and Lander. Dr. Marsh has been interviewed for programs produced by The History Channel and Idaho Public Television and has been an invited speaker to numerous groups, including the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center and the Institute for Pacific Northwest Studies.