News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

April 22, 2013 — Vol. 29 No. 15

Faculty/Staff Updates

English faculty and graduate students presented papers at the annual Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Conference in Denver April 12-13

English faculty and graduate students presented papers at the annual Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association (RMMRA) Conference in Denver, Colo., April 12-13. Associate Professor Tom Klein, Professor Jessica Winston, Jason Clark (M.A. student), and Seth Clark (Ph.D. Student) presented papers. Klein is president of the association.

All are invited to wish a happy retirement to Allan Christelow May 2 in Rendezvous Suites A, B and C, from 2 to 4 p.m.

All are invited to wish a happy retirement to Allan Christelow May 2 in Rendezvous Suites A, B and C, from 2 to 4 p.m.

For more information, please contact Teri Henderson at hendteri@isu.edu, or call ext. 2379.

Professor Brian Attebery has just returned from presenting at two conferences, the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts and the combined Eaton Conference/Science Fiction Research Associates conference

Professor Brian Attebery has just returned from presenting at two conferences, the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, where he also serves as editor of the society's journal, and the combined Eaton Conference/Science Fiction Research Associates conference held at University of California, Riverside, this year as an event focused on new media and science fiction. Attebery's book manuscript "Stories about Stories" was recently accepted for publication by Oxford University Press.

News Bites

KISU radio's spring pledge drive is this week

The economy and understanding the complexities of it are some of the many reasons you count on KISU Radio. You learn about education, health care, gun control and much more on a daily basis. Consider how many times every week you listen to KISU and why you listen so often. We just want to let you know that an important time for KISU's economy is upon us with our Spring Pledge Drive beginning Monday, April 22 and running through April 28.

Listener support helps keep KISU on the air, and that's why we want to thank you for your continued funding of our programming efforts.

A fly-fishing trip for four in Kenai Peninsula, Alaska is just one of the many available items at the 33rd annual Bengal Auction April 27

A fly-fishing trip for four in Kenai Peninsula, Alaska is just one of the many available items at the 33rd annual Bengal Auction April 27.

The auction, with the theme "Bengals of the Caribbean," benefits student-athletes at Idaho State University. The event, held at Phil Meador's Courtesy Ford, begins with the silent auction at 5:30 p.m. Dinner buffet begins at 7 p.m., and the live auction begins at 8 p.m.

Auction items include a trip for two to the ISU vs. University of Washington football game, Jared Allen's Night Ops Golf Tourney in Scottsdale, Ariz., lodging for a week at "See the Sea" resort, season tickets to ISU events, monthly dinner at The Sandpiper and much more.

Tickets cost $35 and will include dinner. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Bengal Athletic Booster office at 282-2397. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the student-athletes at Idaho State University.

Idaho State University Department of Art visiting artist Sasha Duerr will present a lecture and workshop on natural dyes and sustainable fashions April 25 and 26 at Idaho State University

Idaho State University Department of Art visiting artist Sasha Duerr will present a lecture and workshop on natural dyes and sustainable fashions April 25 and 26 at Idaho State University.

The April 25 lecture on "slow" textiles, natural dyes and social practices for sustainability in fashion and textiles will be held at 5 p.m. in Room 401 of the ISU Fine Arts Building.

The visiting artist will also host "Natural Plant Dye" workshop running from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at ISU Fine Arts Building Room 407.

Pre-registration for the free workshop is required.

Duerr is an artist and designer who works with organic dyes and fibers and focusing on the creative reuse of materials. Duerr's textile art and design is frequently shown in museums and galleries. Her works have been featured in such publications as The New York Times, Selvedge, The Huffington Post and Whole Living. Duerr is a faculty member in textiles at the California College of the Arts, where she develops curriculum in slow fashion, slow textiles and social practice.

For more information about the artist visit sashaduerr.tumblr.com.

The events are supported by the Beverly B. Bistline Foundation, Idaho Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the arts, F.M,and Anne G.

For pre-registration for the free workshop and more information about the events contact Naomi S. Adams, ISU Department of Art, at adamnaom@isu.edu.

A presale for tickets to see comedian Brian Regan Nov. 23 at the Stephens Performing Arts Center is set for 10 a.m. April 24

Comedian Brian Regan, known for his clean, sophisticated comedy, is coming to the Jensen Grand Concert Hall of the Stephens Performing Arts Center Nov.2, at 7 p.m.

A ticket presale is set for April 24 at 10 a.m. until April 25 at 10 p.m. Please note tickets cannot be purchased through the Box Office until Friday, April 26. To participate in the presale, follow the instructions below.

Tickets are $48.45 ($46.45 and a $2 facility fee) with a limit of four tickets per purchase. You will need the Promotion Code: FOUR. Just click the following link, enter the Promotion Code and the system will grab the best available seats for you: http://ev15.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=SPEC&linkID=idsu&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m.

For more information about Brian Regan, please visit his website: www.brianregan.com.

Idaho State University chemistry senior Kevin Higgins, who worked in ISU Chemistry Professor John Kalivas's chemistry laboratory, is one of 60 undergraduates nationwide to be selected to present a research poster at the national Council on Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill event April 23-24

Idaho State University chemistry senior Kevin Higgins, who worked in ISU Chemistry Professor John Kalivas's chemistry laboratory, is one of 60 undergraduates nationwide to be selected to present a research poster at the national Council on Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill event April 23-24.

The Council on Undergraduate Research received more than 800 applications for this event, which will be held on Capitol Hill April 23-24. U.S. Senators and Representatives, their staffs, representatives of various agencies and possibly from the executive branch, will attend the event. Higgins will meet with Idaho Senators James Risch and Mike Crapo while he is in Washington, D.C.

This is the second consecutive year that an undergraduate student working in Kalivas's chemistry laboratory has been selected to present at this event.

"It is a great honor to be chosen from so many applicants to represent ISU at the CUR posters on the hill. I've been able to go to other conferences while doing research with Dr. Kalivas and this will be a great way to end," said Higgins, 22, from Kuna.

The title for the research is "Assessment of a new similarity measure for local calibration modeling." Higgins began doing research in Kalivas's laboratory in May 2010.

"Dr. Kalivas has been a great help throughout my entire time here at ISU and has had a big part in my decision to attend graduate school next year to pursue my Ph.D. in chemistry," Higgins said. "He has also given me many opportunities that I would never have gotten had I not decided to join his research group, such as attend multiple conferences around the country including traveling to Washington, D.C. this April."

The ISU TriO program is looking for mentors and supervisors for summer internships for Upward Bound Math Science Students

The ISU TriO program is looking for mentors and supervisors for summer internships for Upward Bound Math Science Students.

The Upward Bound Math Science Program Summer Academy Senior Year Preparation program runs June 17 to July 26, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 - 4 p.m.

The Upward Bound Math and Science program provides internship opportunities for students preparing for their senior year in high school. These internships give students exposure to STEM careers. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession. Internship opportunities allow for students to work within a University department with an individual who has at least a bachelor's degree.

Internships run for 6-weeks, 3 hours a day. The TRiO grant pays students a $500 stipend. The internships provide first generation, limited income student's exposure to lab, field work and/or research opportunities.

Contact Cheryl Zimmer, UB/UBMS Assistant Director, if you are interested in providing an internship placement at zimmcher@isu.edu, 282-7920 or 282-3242.

The final concert of the Idaho State-Civic Symphony's 2012-2013 season will be held on Friday, April 26, in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall of the Stephens Performing Arts Center

The final concert of the Idaho State-Civic Symphony's 2012-2013 season will be held on Friday, April 26, in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall of the Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Please note that the concert will begin at 6:30 p.m., one hour earlier than previous performances this season.

Guest conductor Thomas Heuser will present "Brahms and the Romantics." Heuser has chosen three remarkable works for the evening's program: Schubert's "Overture to the Magic Harp" and Grieg's lively "Norwegian Dances for Orchestra, Op 35" for the first half of the program, and Brahms' magnificent "Symphony No 1 in C Minor, Op. 68" as the finale.

Prior to the concert, the ISU Chamber Orchestra will perform in the Rotunda at 6 p.m. After the concert there will be a post-concert dessert reception with no-host bar, also in the Rotunda, in appreciation of George Adams, Idaho State-Civic Symphony interim conductor.

Ticket prices are $32 for adults, $17 for elementary through high school students, and $12 for third-tier balcony seat. Rush tickets for unsold seats are available at 6 p.m. for $17. A limited number of free tickets are available to ISU students with valid Bengal cards.

Symphony tickets are available at the Performing Arts Center Box Office in person or by phone at 208-282-3595 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Vickers Western Wear stores in Pocatello and Idaho Falls, or they can be ordered online at www.isu.edu/stephens. More information on the Idaho State-Civic Symphony is available at http://www.thesymphony.us/.

Auditions for a June production of the musical "Honk! A Musical Tale of 'The Ugly Duckling'" will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Goranson Hall in the Idaho State University Fine Arts Building

Auditions for a June production of the musical "Honk! A Musical Tale of 'The Ugly Duckling'" will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Goranson Hall in the Idaho State University Fine Arts Building.

The musical is being presented by the Idaho State University School of Performing Arts and the Community, Alumni, Theatre/Dance/Music Summer Theatre at ISU, also known as C.A.T.

Actors of all ages are welcome.

Participants should prepare a 30-second comic monologue and 16 bars of a song and participants should bring the sheet music for the song. Pianist will be provided.

The musical will be shown on June 14, 15, 17, 20, 21 and 22 at the Beverly B. Bistline Theatre of ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center. All shows will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The musical, produced by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, is based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling." The show has been performed worldwide in more than 8,000 productions and in many different languages. It has won multiple awards including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical.

To scheduled an audition time contact Jamie Romine, the show director, at 208-282-3561 or email romijami@isu.edu; or Sherri Dienstfrey, the stage manager, at 208-282-3561 or email diensher@isu.edu.

The 14th annual Take Back the Night March and Rally will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, outside the Family Services Alliance main office in Pocatello on 355 S. Arthur Ave.

The 14th annual Take Back the Night March and Rally will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, outside the Family Services Alliance main office in Pocatello on 355 S. Arthur Ave.

The Pocatello march and rally is sponsored by the Anderson Gender Resource Center at Idaho State University, in close collaboration with Family Services Alliance, Old Town Pocatello Art Walk, and Bannock County Sexual and Domestic Violence Task Force.

Once again, local businesses and organizations have shown their support and generously donated to the event. Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will speak, along with other representatives. There will be free T-shirts, food, great raffle prizes, music and more as people from throughout our community have united to march in support of survivors of sexual assault and violence, while taking a stand for a safer city of Pocatello.

The history of Take Back the Night goes back to 1976 and Belgium. The event has since grown tremendously to become a worldwide manifestation and recognition of the fight against sexual assault and violence.

An estimated one in six women and one in 11 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime, according to organizers. Take Back the Night is a chance speak up, show support and help raise awareness.

The event is free and open to all.

For further information, contact the Anderson Gender Resource Center intern Jessica Milford at 208-697-3228 or Aasa Burlin, assistant director of the center, at 208-282-6061.

Are you passionate about gardening? Do you want to be a part of building a more sustainable ISU community?

Are you passionate about gardening? Do you want to be a part of building a more sustainable ISU community?

You are invited to participate in a summer course on Garden Education. Come learn and explore best practices in university gardening. Then apply what you learn through laying the foundation for a new university garden at ISU.

"Garden Education: Building a Sustainable Community at ISU" will be offered during the first eight-week summer course running May 20-July 12.

This 3-credit course is EDUC 4499 (CRN# 31634)/6699 (CRN# 31633).

Please note that the course offering is dependent on enrollment.

Class will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 9 -11:50 a.m.

How: Register now online through Bengal Web.

Who: Course participants are needed from all disciplines and backgrounds- from novice to experienced gardeners-as the focus will be on building a sustainable garden community!

Register now if you are interested. Space is limited.

Questions? Please contact: Dr. Carie Green, Assistant Professor College of Education, Idaho State University, greecari@isu.edu