News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

June 17, 2013 — Vol. 29 No. 22

Faculty/Staff Updates

Dr. Laura Woodworth-Ney, incoming Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs would like to announce the appointment of Lyle Castle as the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Dr. Laura Woodworth-Ney, incoming Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs would like to announce the appointment of Lyle Castle as the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Lyle Castle received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of South Florida in 1992 and joined the chemistry faculty at ISU as an Assistant Professor in 1994. Dr. Castle advanced in rank to full Professor in 2003. His research has been centered on the synthesis or aromatic heterocyclic coordination compounds for testing as photosensitizers in photovoltaic cells for solar energy production. He has authored a number of scientific publications on the synthesis of aromatic heterocyclic compounds, the photochemical properties of their coordination complexes with ruthenium, and the use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in compound characterization as well as been the editor for the Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry from 1999 to the present. In addition to his research efforts, Dr. Castle has taught courses for the Chemistry Department at all levels of the curriculum, and for several years covered many of the department's offerings in Idaho Falls.

Since 2007, Dr. Castle has served as the Dean of Academic Programs in ISU in Idaho Falls and has served in Academic Affairs this past year as an Interim Associate Vice President. In addition, he has served the University as the Chair of Faculty Senate in 2002 and has served as the Chair of the Promotion and Tenure Committee for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Castle will begin his duties as Vice Provost starting June 24, 2013.

Dr. Joshua Weller, Assistant Professor of Psychology, has been awarded a Visiting Scholar award to spend this summer at the University of Verona, Italy

Dr. Joshua Weller, Assistant Professor of Psychology, has been awarded a Visiting Scholar award to spend this summer at the University of Verona, Italy. With faculty and students at the University of Verona, he will be conducting research that investigates how individual differences in rationality are associated with how people perceive risks associated with behaviors that may impact one's health.

Karen Portillo, Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Hygiene was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $5979.00 from the Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Idaho to implement the Greenacres Elementary Dental Sealant Program

Karen Portillo, Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Hygiene was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $5979.00 from the Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Idaho to implement the Greenacres Elementary Dental Sealant Program. This money will be used to purchase a mobile dental unit so that children can be provided sealants preventing tooth decay, and the pain and suffering associated with this chronic disease of children.

News Bites

Students and faculty of the Idaho State University Department of Physics will offer a free water rocket workshop in Tydeman Park at Eighth Avenue and East Young Street in Pocatello from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on June 22 and 23

Students and faculty of the Idaho State University Department of Physics will offer a free water rocket workshop in Tydeman Park at Eighth Avenue and East Young Street in Pocatello from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on June 22 and 23.

Each day materials will be provided to the first 100 teens 16 and younger to construct one water rocket apiece. ISU students will assist in rocket construction, and provide simple demonstrations of the physics involved in making a good rocket.

Participants will keep the rocket they construct, and compete in a competition to see whose rocket travels the greatest distance. Participants will also be provided with instructions on how to build an inexpensive water rocket launcher powered by a bicycle pump.

This event will be in conjunction with the Pocatello Kiwanis Club 46th annual pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser.

For more information, contact Professor Steve Shropshire at shrostev@isu.edu or 282-2212.

The Idaho State University Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group will hold the 11th annual Claude Larsen Memorial Golf Tournament on July 20 at the Riverside Golf Course in Pocatello

The Idaho State University Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG) will hold the 11th annual Claude Larsen Memorial Golf Tournament on July 20 at the Riverside Golf Course in Pocatello.

Registration for the four-person scramble is $40 per person in advance at the ISU Outdoor Adventure Center/CW HOG Office in the Pond Student Union on the ISU campus or the Riverside and Highland Golf Courses in Pocatello. Registration will be $50 per person at Riverside Golf Course the day of the event.

Gifts will be awarded for first, second, third and last-place teams, closest to the pin and longest drive. There is a raffle for a 2014 season golf pass and rounds of golf from local courses, among other items. A smaller raffle will be held for prizes donated by local merchants. Also included are a poker run and a great steak dinner. All proceeds benefit the CW HOG program.

For more information call CW HOG at 282-3912.

The Idaho State University CW HOG annual Kids Camp for children of all abilities ages 7-13 will run July 8-12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. meeting at the ISU Pond Student Union

The Idaho State University CW HOG annual Kids Camp for children of all abilities ages 7-13 will run July 8-12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. meeting at the ISU Pond Student Union.

The cost is $150 per week per child.

Kids Camp focuses on team building, challenging outdoor adventure activities, and positive peer interactions as well as lots of fun.

The CW HOG staff, adult volunteers and parents will assist campers throughout the day.

The camp is held because the confidence, self-esteem, and lifelong memories that come along with challenging oneself with outdoor adventures are immeasurable and CW HOG is committed to assisting with these challenges.

Sign-up at the CW HOG office which is located on the campus of Idaho State University in the basement of the Pond Student Union. For more information, call 282-3912.

ISU Communication Sciences Department is happy and proud to welcome 14 online master's level speech-language pathology students from all over the United States and Canada, to our Pocatello campus for eight weeks

ISU Communication Sciences Department is happy and proud to welcome 14 online master's level speech-language pathology students from all over the United States and Canada, to our Pocatello campus for eight weeks. They will be instructed in how to diagnose and treat patients with a variety of speech disorders. They will learn what tests to use for diagnosis, how to interpret data, have experience in our campus clinic preschool, as well as the all-encompassing spectrum of treatment areas.

We are also conducting an intensive aphasia clinic for second year online master's speech-language pathology students during June in our Meridian Clinic. They will learn how to treat adult stroke patients during an all-day intensive clinic.