News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

May 13, 2013 — Vol. 29 No. 18

Faculty/Staff Updates

Jennifer Eastman Attebery just returned from the annual conference of the Society for the Advancement for Scandinavian Studies, where she delivered a paper, "Locating the Mid-20th Century Ethnic Revival via Transatlantic Contacts"

Jennifer Eastman Attebery just returned from the annual conference of the Society for the Advancement for Scandinavian Studies, where she delivered a paper, "Locating the Mid-20th Century Ethnic Revival via Transatlantic Contacts." This was her last year of service on the executive board of the Society of Historians of Scandinavia.

News Bites

Summer parking regulations are now in effect

Beginning May 13, summer hours of parking enforcement are as follows:

Meridian: Lots will be cited as usual from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Idaho Falls: Lots will be cited as usual from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Pocatello: Lots will be cited from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. These hours on the Pocatello campus will be in effect from May 13 - Aug. 16.

ITS and ITRC will be performing maintenance on the Moodle ISU production servers outside the normal maintenance window on Wednesday, May 15, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

ITS and ITRC will be performing maintenance on the Moodle ISU production servers outside the normal maintenance window on Wednesday, May 15, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The maintenance will fix issues with the connection between the Moodle ISU server and the external Moodle storage (SAN). We expect MoodleISU to be unavailable for approximately four hours. Please plan accordingly and thank you for your patience with this maintenance.

Double Blind Sided - the new opera to premiere in the Rogers Black Box Theater May 22-25 has been invited to perform at the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival in California for five performances July 17-20, 2013

Double Blind Sided - The New Opera to premiere in the Rogers Black Box Theater May 22-25 has been invited to perform at the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival in California for five performances July 17-20, 2013.

The cast of eight performers, drawn from ISU Theatre, Dance and Music students, has been coached by Vocal Director Diana Livingston Friedley. Julie Sorensen conducts a wind ensemble performed by Andrew Erickson, Michael Helman, Shandra Helman and Cassie Vandersloot supplemented by electronic score. Livingston Friedley and Sorensen are on faculty in Music at ISU.

The eight performers touring to California in July are:
Matt Austin
Adam Mendez, Jr.
Julie Leir VanSickle
Lakota Terrace
Kelsey Palmer
Alexis Starks
Tiffany Chandler
Megan Griggs

Please join us for the world premiere May 22-25 in Rogers Black Box Theater, 7:30 pm, Wednesday - Saturday, May 22-25, 2013, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.

Admission is by donation. All donations will support the tour of the work to the July 2013 Santa Cruz Fringe Festival.

Made possible, in part, by the generous support of National Endowment for the Arts, Idaho Commission on the Arts, Pocatello Arts Council, Callous Physical Theatre and the Cultural Events Committee, Department of Theatre and Dance, and the Humanities and Social Science Research Committee of Idaho State University.

Meet the composer and librettist of Double Blind Sided, Robert Fruehwald and G.B. Waldschmidt, at a post-performance panel discussion Wednesday and Thursday, May 22 and 23 directly following the 7:30 p.m. performances at 8:30 p.m.

Meet the composer and librettist of Double Blind Sided, Robert Fruehwald and G.B. Waldschmidt, at a post-performance panel discussion Wednesday and Thursday, May 22 and 23 directly following the 7:30 p.m. performances at 8:30 p.m.

Funded with the generous support of the Cultural Events Committee of the College of Arts and Letters, the post-panel discussion will also include Vocal Director Diana Livingston Friedley, Conductor Julie Sorensen, the Directors Joséphine A. Garibaldi and Paul Zmolek, and the incredible cast of performers from Music, Theatre and Dance: Matt Austin, Adam Mendez, Jr., Julie Leir VanSickle, Lakota Terrace, Kelsey Palmer, Alexis Starks, Tiffany Chandler, and Megan Griggs.

Initiated five years ago, ISU Theatre and Dance faculty Joséphine A. Garibaldi and Paul Zmolek invited composer Robert Fruehwald of Southeast Missouri State University and poet G.B. Waldschmidt from Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne to collaborate on the creation of an original music/theatre/dance work inspired by Kafka's novel. Creating variations upon the motifs from Pictures at an Exhibition, Fruehwald created emotionally moving music for Waldschmidt's witty libretto, creating a non-linear montage of anachronistic scenes connecting Kafka's novel, Weimar Germany's slide into Nazism, the Vietnam War, and current economic and political events.

Admission is by donation. All donations will support the tour of the work to the July 2013 Santa Cruz Fringe Festival.

For information, contact Joséphine A. Garibaldi at 233-2494, or by e-mail at garijose@isu.edu.

The 2013 issue of Black Rock & Sage, the creative writing and arts magazine produced by the Department of English and Philosophy in cooperation with departments throughout the College of Arts and Letters, was launched on May 9

The 2013 issue of Black Rock & Sage, the creative writing and arts magazine produced by the Department of English and Philosophy in cooperation with departments throughout the College of Arts and Letters, was launched on May 9. Contributors whose work was selected for this year's issue are Stacey Barker, Lauren Borgholthaus, Trent Clegg, Emma Doupe, Tracy Eastman, Rachel Hammes, Natalie Homer, Taylor Kensel, Glenn Konklin, Mireya Martinez, Lori A. McPherson, Drue Ngauamo, Mike Nichols, Patrick Perry, Kelly V. Ricken, Kami Spence, Michon Vanderpoel, and Kaity Williams. Michon Vanderpoel was winner of the Ford Swetnam Poetry Prize, and Taylor Kenzel was winner of the BT&S Prose Contest. Visit isu.edu/blackrock for more about Black Rock & Sage.