News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

July 22, 2013 — Vol. 29 No. 26

Faculty/Staff Updates

Idaho State University biological sciences professor Terry Bowyer has been unanimously elected to Honorary Membership to the Wildlife Society

Idaho State University biological sciences professor Terry Bowyer has been unanimously elected to Honorary Membership to the Wildlife Society.

Honorary Memberships are intended to recognize continuous outstanding service to any area or areas of concern to The Wildlife Society. Any practicing or retired wildlife professional that is a member of The Wildlife Society and has made continuing valuable contributions to the wildlife profession over a long period of time is eligible for nomination. The Wildlife Society has been awarding one to four of these awards annually since 1938.

"I am honored to have received this award," Bowyer said.

Bowyer has more than 30 years of experience as a wildlife professional, and has studied the ecology, behavior, conservation, and management of large mammals in a variety of environments across North America.

His bachelor and master's degrees are from Humboldt State University, and his doctorate is from The University of Michigan. He has held professorial positions at Unity College in Maine, the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Idaho State University, for the last nine years, where he is currently a professor of ecology.

Publications by Bowyer tend to be at the interface of theory and application.

Over his scientific career, he has amassed a total of 193 publications, most in peer-reviewed journals. Of those publications, 10 are in the Journal of Wildlife Management, five in the Wildlife Society Bulletin, and four are Wildlife Monographs. His research is very collaborative, and many publications have multiple authors, which often have included current or previous graduate students. He has seven papers with more than 100 citations; in total, his publications have been cited 3,670 times, as determined from Web of Science. The influence of his publications is far reaching.

He also has been involved in more than 400 presentations at professional meetings. He has won four Outstanding Publication Awards from the Wildlife Society.

His research on large mammals has spanned much of North America, with several publications from international study sites. He has been involved in research that has included various habitats in California, Maine, Oregon, South Texas, Colorado, Utah, Minnesota, South Dakota, Idaho and Alaska.

These studies have provided him with a broad perspective on wildlife and the habitats necessary to sustain them.

The Wildlife Society is committed to a world where humans and wildlife co-exist. It works to ensure that wildlife and habitats are conserved through management actions that take into careful consideration relevant scientific information.

Idaho State University's Keith Weber, director of the ISU GIS Training and Research Center, received a Special Achievement in GIS Award at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego on July 10

Idaho State University's Keith Weber, director of the ISU GIS Training and Research Center, received a Special Achievement in GIS Award at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego on July 10.

This award acknowledges vision, leadership, hard work, and innovative use of Esri's geographic information system (GIS) technology.

The ISU GIS Training and Research Center uses Esri ArcGIS technology for outreach to the community in both its research and training. One of its better-known research endeavors is the NASA RECOVER post-fire project. This prototype GIS-based fire recovery "decision support system" being developed at Idaho State University will automatically generate and refresh derived fire severity, fire intensity and other information throughout the burn, producing easily understandable GIS maps.

The ISU GIS Training and Research Center offers training through a variety of workshops and the annual GIS Day it hosts.

Organizations from around the world honored at the Esri UC span industries including agriculture, cartography, climate change, defense and intelligence, economic development, education, government, health and human services, telecommunications, and utilities.

"The SAG Awards identify the organizations and people that are using the power of geography to improve our world and drive change," says Esri president Jack Dangermond. "At Esri, we are always deeply inspired by the passion and innovation of our users. They deserve recognition for both solving their communities' greatest challenges and for their invaluable contributions to the continued evolution of geographic science."

For more information about the 2013 Special Achievement in GIS Award winners, including project information and photos, please visit esri.com/sag.

Recently Dr. Elizabeth Cartwright from the Department of Anthropology and Anthropology graduate student Misty Dawn Clover Prigent returned home from attending the "Encounters and Engagements: Creating new agendas for medical anthropology" conference June 12-14, 2013 in Tarragona, Spain

Recently Dr. Elizabeth Cartwright from the Department of Anthropology and Anthropology graduate student Misty Dawn Clover Prigent returned home from attending the "Encounters and Engagements: Creating new agendas for medical anthropology" conference June 12-14, 2013 in Tarragona, Spain. Dr. Cartwright was one of the three steering committee members who organized this historic, first joint conference between the Society for Medical Anthropology and the European Association for Social Anthropology Medical Anthropology Network.

The conference was constructed to provide a much-needed worldwide forum for medical anthropology scholars with the explicit intent of critically examining current trends in this particular sub-discipline of cultural anthropology. Dr. Cartwright presented her paper, "Eco-Risk, Parasites and the Moralities of Environmental Change in Bolivia". Misty Clover Prigent presented a methodological workshop on "GIS: Qualitative and Quantitative uses of spatial data in medical anthropology". Misty was also the recipient of one of the prestigious Society for Medical Anthropology travel awards that facilitated her travel to Spain.

Dr. Brent Wolter's article "Frequency of Input and L2 Collocational Processing: A Comparison of Congruent and Incongruent Collocations," co-authored with Dr. Henrik Gyllstad of Lund University, has just appeared in Studies in Second Language Acquisition

Dr. Brent Wolter's article "Frequency of Input and L2 Collocational Processing: A Comparison of Congruent and Incongruent Collocations," co-authored with Dr. Henrik Gyllstad of Lund University, has just appeared in Studies in Second Language Acquisition. The article is just one product of Wolter's on-going collaboration with Gyllstad supported through College of Arts and Letters, Humanities and Social Science Research Committee, and English and Philosophy department funding. Dr. Wolter is an Associate Professor of English specializing in TESOL and language acquisition.

JoAnn Gurenlian is the president elect of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygiene's JoAnn Gurenlian, graduate program director, is the president elect of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists.

News Bites

The free Community Health Screenings offered by Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center and Ada County are ahead of the curve when it comes to screening participants for the hepatitis C viral infection (HCV) and HIV/AIDS

The free Community Health Screenings offered by Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center and Ada County are ahead of the curve when it comes to screening participants for the hepatitis C viral infection (HCV) and HIV/AIDS.

The screenings are part of the battery of free services provided by ISU-Meridian's HIV and viral hepatitis coordinator, Judy Thorne, students and faculty clinicians.

In June, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended HCV screening for people at high risk for infection and a one-time screening for adults born between 1945 and 1965.

Public health officials say doing so can lead to earlier and more frequent diagnoses and treatment of hepatitis C, preventing liver disease and death attributed to chronic HCV infections.

On the heels of the hepatitis C recommendation is a renewed effort from the Obama Administration to fight HIV/AIDS in the United States through increased testing and early intervention to prevent transmission of the HIV virus.

Federal health officials estimate nearly one in five of the estimated 1.1 million people with HIV in the United States are undiagnosed, and a third are still not receiving medical care. Antiretroviral drugs can forestall long-term health risks of the disease and cut the risk of transmission by as much as 96 percent.

ISU-Meridian and its community partners began the Community Health Screenings in March 2010 to reach uninsured and underserved Treasure Valley adults.

Enjoy the music of Steve Eaton and Mike Sanders and help support the Idaho Food Bank's Backpack Program at "An Evening with Eaton and Sanders," Saturday, Aug. 10, presented by the Idaho State University Alumni Association

Enjoy the music of Steve Eaton and Mike Sanders and help support the Idaho Food Bank's Backpack Program at "An Evening with Eaton and Sanders," Saturday, Aug. 10, presented by the Idaho State University Alumni Association.

The concert is from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Eaton, who attended ISU in the 1970s and now lives in Boise, has performed with Carole King and written songs for The Carpenters, Art Garfunkel and Lee Greenwood.

He has received two Emmy nominations for original music created for PBS television specials and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts, according to Eaton's official website.

In the 1980s, Sanders won a national country music competition and landed a writing and recording contract with Mary Tyler Moore's MTM record label in Nashville. He went on to serve as executive coordinator for MTM Records before moving his family back to Pocatello.

A radio broadcaster for 20 years, Sanders lends his narrative and vocal talents to the city's annual Fourth of July celebration, called the Biggest Show in Idaho.

Admission to the concert is $20 per person. Order tickets and RSVP online at www.isu.edu/alumni/eaton.shtml.

You can also attend the concert for free by taking 10 nonperishable items to the Boise area Idaho Food Bank, 3562 S. Tk Ave., before Aug. 9.

Beverages will be available for purchase and coolers are welcome. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a very special evening.

The Backpack Program provides weekend meals for hungry school children.

For more information, contact Alumni Relations at 1-800-933-4781 or email alumni@isu.edu.