News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

June 24, 2013 — Vol. 29 No. 23

Faculty/Staff Updates

Naomi S. Adams, Idaho State University Assistant Professor of Art, received the Beyond the Boundaries award for artistic innovation this month for her artwork, Duality. Her artwork is currently on display in the member's exhibition of the 17th International Conference of the Surface Design Association, In*ter*face

Naomi S. Adams, Idaho State University Assistant Professor of Art, received the Beyond the Boundaries award for artistic innovation this month for her artwork, Duality. Her artwork is currently on display in the member's exhibition of the 17th International Conference of the Surface Design Association, In*ter*face. This year's exhibition, Connections, includes over 130 pieces of textile works created by artist from all over the globe that utilize diverse media and textile techniques. This new $250 award is sponsored by California Fibers, a California arts organization with a rich 40-year history. The Connections exhibit ran from June 5-26 at the Say Si Gallery in San Antonio, Texas.

Alexander Bolinger, Assistant Professor of Management, presented his paper, "The Role of Family in Customer Perceptions of Psychological Ownership," at the 13th International Research Symposium on Service Excellence in Management at Karlstad University in Sweden in June

Alexander Bolinger, Assistant Professor of Management, presented his paper, "The Role of Family in Customer Perceptions of Psychological Ownership," at the 13th International Research Symposium on Service Excellence in Management at Karlstad University in Sweden in June. Dr. Bolinger's research explores the practice among hospitality firms, such as hotels, restaurants, and theme parks, of promoting their services in connection with creating family memories and how associating hospitality services with family influences customer loyalty intentions.

Dr. Bolinger's study finds that family associations magnify the effects of good and bad service experiences on customer loyalty. For example, customers who described a good experience with a hotel with members of their family are more willing to return to the hotel, pay more, and spread positive word of mouth than customers who described a good experience that did not involve family. However, customers who described a bad experience with a hotel with members of their family are significantly less likely to return, pay more, or spread positive word of mouth that customers who had a bad experience without family. Dr. Bolinger's research brings attention to both the potential benefits and risks to hospitality firms of promoting family in association with their services.

News Bites

Dr. Diane Ogiela, an assistant professor in Idaho State University-Meridian's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is conducting a study to better understand how children with language learning difficulties process and understand language

Dr. Diane Ogiela, an assistant professor in Idaho State University-Meridian's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is conducting a study to better understand how children with language learning difficulties process and understand language.

She and her research team are recruiting 7 and 8-year-old children who have received language therapy from a speech-language pathologist or have a language-based learning disability.

"Our long-term goal is to develop new treatment strategies for children with language difficulties," said Ogiela.

To qualify, a child must use English as his or her native or primary language and have no history of intellectual impairment, autism spectrum disorder or a known genetic syndrome/disorder that affects learning.

The study takes two sessions (each lasting about 1- hours) and includes a free hearing screening and language testing. Sessions will be conducted at ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, and test results will be provided to parents at no cost. After each session, children will receive a $5 Target gift card.

If interested in participating, contact Dr. Ogiela at 373-1870, 373-1853 or email her at langlab@isu.edu.

The Pocatello Branch of the American Association of University Women is seeking book donations in preparation for its annual used book sale fundraiser to be held Oct.11 and 12

The Pocatello Branch of the American Association of University Women is seeking book donations in preparation for its annual used book sale fundraiser to be held Oct.11 and 12.

Please leave donations in the wooden box in the entrance to the ISU Continuing Education Building located at 1001 N. 7th avenue.

AAUW does not accept magazines, textbooks, or Reader's Digest Condensed Books, but all other hardbound and paperback books are appreciated. A selection of used books is available for sale at the Pocatello Co-op on an ongoing basis. Proceeds from book sales are used for AAUW educational workshops.

The AAUW mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Membership is open to anyone holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Idaho State University is an institutional partner of the Pocatello Branch and students enrolled at ISU are eligible to receive a free e-Student Affiliation membership. For information or to join, visit http://pocatello-id.aauw.net/ or contact Cathy Kriloff, 282-3093.

Do you have considerable knowledge of AV equipment such as laptops, projectors, speakers, soundboards and cordless microphones?

Do you have considerable knowledge of AV equipment such as laptops, projectors, speakers, soundboards and cordless microphones? If so this may be an opportunity for you. The Pond Student Union has an immediate opening for a Building Facility Coordinator.

This is a 12 month, full-time position. For a complete job description, requirements, and application instructions visit us at http://www.isu.edu/humanr/classified.shtml; applications must be submitted by July 1. You must apply under the specific opening marked Pond Student Union to be considered for this position. Please call Denise Hopster at ext. 4828 if you have any questions.

The Department of Geosciences is giving away office cubical panels

The Department of Geosciences is giving away office cubical panels. We have 45- 4'x5' wall panels, 15 half panels, 4 electric poles and many joiners. In great condition. We need to disperse these as soon as possible, first come, first served. If interested please call the Geoscience office at 282-3365 or email geology@isu.edu.