News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

August 26, 2013 — Vol. 29 No. 29

Faculty/Staff Updates

Alex Bolinger, Assistant Professor of Management in the College of Business at Idaho State University, received the "Best Faculty Proposal Award" from the Managerial and Organizational Cognition division of the Academy at the annual international conference in Orlando, Florida in early August

Alex Bolinger, Assistant Professor of Management in the College of Business at Idaho State University, received the "Best Faculty Proposal Award" from the Managerial and Organizational Cognition division of the Academy at the annual international conference in Orlando, Florida in early August.

Bolinger's paper, which studies the dynamics of "glue guys" in small groups, was selected for the award as part of the "Cognition in the Rough" workshop. Submissions to Cognition in the Rough were accepted on a competitive basis by a team of scholars from the University of Toronto and Boston University and received developmental feedback from an international set of senior faculty members from research institutions in Europe, Australia, Canada, and the United States.

The Academy of Management is the premiere organization for management academics and professionals, with more than 19,000 active members from around the globe.

Julie Melton has been chosen to be one of the ASL Interpreters for the Sept. 11 Idaho Shakespeare Festival's signed performance of "The Foreigner" by Larry Shue

Julie Melton has been chosen to be one of the ASL Interpreters for the Sept. 11 Idaho Shakespeare Festival's signed performance of "The Foreigner" by Larry Shue. Ticket information can be found at www.idahoshakespeare.org.

One of Anthony Martin's ceramic works was selected out of over 5,000 entries to be included in the new 500 Teapots book published by Lark Books

One of Anthony Martin's ceramic works was selected out of over 5,000 entries to be included in the new 500 Teapots book published by Lark Books. Anthony Martin has been teaching for the art department at Idaho State University since 1977.

News Bites

The Institute of International Education, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, has announced the launch of the 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition

The Institute of International Education (IIE), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, has announced the launch of the 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition.

ISU students are encouraged to apply. For more than 66 years, the federal government-sponsored Fulbright U.S. Student Program has provided future American leaders with an unparalleled opportunity to study, conduct research and teach in other countries. Fulbright grants aim to increase mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange while serving as a catalyst for long-term leadership development.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards over 1,600 grants annually and currently operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships are now available to over 60 countries. Fulbright grants provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident coverage and may also provide full or partial tuition.

Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program must be U.S. citizens at the time of application and hold a bachelor's degree or the equivalent by the beginning of the grant. In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets this basic eligibility requirement. Professional applicants lacking a degree but with extensive professional study and/or experience in the field in which they wish to pursue a project may also be considered. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program does not require applicants to be currently enrolled in a college or university. Applications from young professionals interested in an international experience are also encouraged.

Applications must be submitted electronically to Sharon Sieber by the campus closing date of Oct. 4. For non-enrolled students applying at-large, applications must be submitted electronically by Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. EST.

For more information, interested individuals should visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website at www.us.fulbrightonline.org. Students currently enrolled at Idaho State University should contact their campus Fulbright Program Adviser, Sharon Sieber at siebshar@isu.edu.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 300,000 participants worldwide with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. In the past 64 years, over 117,000 students, scholars, and teachers from the United States have benefited from the Fulbright experience. The Fulbright Program is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Financial support is provided by an annual appropriation from the United States Congress to the Department of State and by participating foreign governments and host institutions in the United States and abroad. The Presidentially-appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board formulates policy guidelines and makes the final selection of all grantees.

The Institute of International Education administers and coordinates the Fulbright U.S. Student Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, including the annual competition for grants.

ISU's Student Government is pleased to announce the Second Annual Great Idaho State University Ambush, a 5k mud and obstacle team race

ISU's Student Government is pleased to announce the Second Annual Great Idaho State University Ambush, a 5k mud and obstacle team race. The event will be held Sept. 14 and early registration is due Aug. 31.

"We are really excited to be able to offer the second annual Great ISU Ambush. I think that is a great event for the students, the community and the region to come out and see what ISU has to offer," said Matt Bloxham, Idaho State University student body president. "Get ready to bare your claws and dirty your paws as you slosh through mud pits, hurdle hay walls, run through tires and trek over the rugged Red Hill Ridge trails on the ISU campus. It's a bit challenging but it's more fun than you can imagine."

The cost for early registration for four-member teams is $100 on or before Aug. 31. The late registration fee is $125 per team from Sept. 1 to Sept. 8. The race will begin at Bartz Field on the ISU Pocatello campus, near the new Miller Ranch Stadium. The course will feature 15 different obstacles and is designed to challenge participants' skills.

For more information and to register for the event visit www.isu.edu/ambush/. More information is also available by calling (208) 282-3435 or visiting the Great ISU Ambush Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IsuAmb.

Admissions has an immediate opening for a Manager, Systems and Operations position

Admissions has an immediate opening for a Manager, Systems and Operations position. This position is being limited to Internal ISU Employees. For a complete job description, requirements, and application instructions please visit us at https://isujobs.net/. Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply by Sept. 3. Review of applications will begin upon receipt; search will continue until position is filled.

The 2013 Thomas Geriatric Symposium and Idaho Smiles/Oral Health Conference will be held Friday, Oct. 11

The 2013 Thomas Geriatric Symposium and Idaho Smiles/Oral Health Conference will be held Friday, Oct. 11.

Preregistration is required for those who wish to attend the conference. . This year's keynote speaker is Glenn Richardson from the University of Utah. He will be speaking on "The Resilient Journey for Providers and Patients." This address will be held in the Pond Student Union Ballroom at Idaho State University. Following the keynote will be three breakout sessions. The schedule of events will be available on the website by Aug. 30.

In addition, The Idaho Smiles/Oral Health Conference will be held the same day in the Wood River room with concurrent sessions. All sessions will be available via distance learning to the ISU-Meridian campus.

For more information visit www.isu.edu/healthsciences/hlthconf/ or call Continuing Education at 282-3155.

Idaho Immunization Coalition is sponsoring free meningitis vaccination clinics for college students at Idaho State University

College students are at a higher than normal risk for contracting meningococcal meningitis, a disease that progresses so rapidly that it can lead to death within 24 hours from the first onset of symptoms.

Idaho Immunization Coalition is sponsoring free meningitis vaccination clinics for college students at Idaho State University:

Student nurses, faculty and staff at college campuses throughout Idaho conduct clinics.

Current student ID is required to receive vaccines.

Updated document on FY14 Expense Account and Commodity codes supersedes e-mail

Due to feedback from the campus community the document titled: Important Changes to Accounting Expense Account Code and Commodity Codes for FY14 that was e-mailed to the campus on July 30, 2013 has been updated. Please read the new document dated August 19, 2013. It can be found on the ISU web at two locations: Main ISU web page, site index, F, Finance and Administration, Commodity Code/Account Code Lookup, FY14 Code Changes. It is also on Bengalweb, on the Finance or Employee tab, under the Finance Information Channel, Account Codes-FY14 Changes.

Part 1 of the document concerns changes in the Accounting Codes that need to be used for specific types of purchases starting July 1, 2013. Please start using these codes on all Direct Pays, Requisitions and Purchase Orders, Petty Cash Vouchers, and Cash Voucher forms, and when reconciling P-card purchases in the Bank of America system. If you have already submitted the above forms for purchases during the month of July and August; the Accounting Office has corrected most of the coding on the forms as we processed them. (It will be a few weeks before the changes in the codes are reflected in the on-line Expense Account and Commodity Code lists on the Finance and Administration web page. In some cases the title of the code will be changed to reflect this usage.)

Part 2 of the document provides additional coding information for the Expense Account Codes to help correct common error that have been made during the past year. This is not a change in how these codes have been used prior to FY14; just some specific examples of correct code usage.

Thank you for your time and effort in correctly using the needed Accounting Expense and Commodity Codes. If you have questions on this information please contact Diane MacLerran at ext. 3931 or macldian@isu.edu.