News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

September 9, 2013 — Vol. 29 No. 31

Faculty/Staff Updates

J. Vincent Nix recently presented a summary of the data from across all J. A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation (JKAF) two-year pilot projects that made up the Continuous Enrollment Project

J. Vincent Nix recently presented a summary of the data from across all J. A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation (JKAF) two-year pilot projects that made up the Continuous Enrollment Project.

The presentation was given to the Executive Board of the Foundation in Boise with key executives and project managers from North Idaho College, College of Southern Idaho, Eastern Idaho Technical College, College of Technology at ISU, the Idaho State Legislature, and Governor Butch Otter.

Dr. Nix also co-authored a White Paper summarizing key data findings that JKAF will present to Governor Otter's office.

Dr. Nix is a visiting assistant professor with the Department of Organizational Learning and Performance in the College of Education.

Dr. Matthew VanWinkle, Assistant Professor of English, has recently presented the paper "Witness Relocations: Memory, Movement, and a Temptation Resisted in Wordsworth and Coleridge"

Dr. Matthew VanWinkle, Assistant Professor of English, has recently presented the paper "Witness Relocations: Memory, Movement, and a Temptation Resisted in Wordsworth and Coleridge." This year's NASSR conference took place in Boston, August 8-11.

Dr. Laura Woodworth-Ney, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, is pleased to announce Dr. Sherri R. Dienstfrey has been selected director of the University Honors Program

Dr. Laura Woodworth-Ney, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, is pleased to announce Dr. Sherri R. Dienstfrey has been selected director of the University Honors Program. A Ph.D. graduate of Kent State University, Dienstfrey has spent more than 30 years in the university setting, including positions at Kent State, North Dakota State, and the University of South Alabama. She has been with Idaho State University's Theatre Department since 1987, has directed over 100 productions and has held administrative positions including Chair of the Department of Theatre and Interim Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dienstfrey has taught within the University Honors Program since its inception and has served on the Honors Program core fundraising team for over the past four years. She is a tremendous example of a dedicated teacher and scholar, having been honored with numerous awards including the ISU Master Teacher Award and the Distinguished Public Service Award.

Mary Anne Hales Reynolds, Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, has been chosen as a 2013 American Nurses Foundation-Nursing Research Grant recipient

Mary Anne Hales Reynolds, Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, has been chosen as a 2013 American Nurses Foundation-Nursing Research Grant recipient. This award will fund her nursing research study: "Palliative Care Needs of Young and Middle Age Adults (20-59) with a Potentially Life Limiting Cancer Diagnosis: A Pilot Study."

Reynolds is now part of a group of more than 1,000 researchers who have received financial support from the American Nurses Foundation.

News Bites

The Idaho Museum of Natural History will offer classes, programs, and special events throughout the fall to spark interest in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields

The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University will offer classes, programs, and special events throughout the fall to spark interest in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. These programs are taught by Idaho certificated and pre-service teachers and scientists at the Idaho Museum of Natural History.

The fall line-up includes the following events:

Special events at the Idaho Museum of Natural History include:

Class prices are determined by duration and materials and there are no bulk discounts unless noted in the class description. Targeted age groups are firm and intended for children who have already mastered certain tasks in previous grades.

For more information, contact Kelly Pokorny, Education Resources Coordinator, at pokokell@isu.edu or by calling 282-2195.

Associate professor and registered dietitian, Ruth Schneider, is profiled for her efforts to fight hunger in Boise in the September-October issue of Food and Nutrition Magazine

Associate professor and registered dietitian, Ruth Schneider, is profiled for her efforts to fight hunger in Boise in the September-October issue of Food and Nutrition Magazine, a publication of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The Academy is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

Schneider is interviewed in a section called Nutrition Heroes, which highlights health and nutrition professionals who are helping communities around the world.

Schneider is also clinical coordinator of the dietetic internship program at ISU-Meridian. Click here to read the article.

The Professional Development and Publicity Committee is pleased to announce its first event of the year, a work-in-progress discussion focused on Professor Jessica Winston's manuscript "The Translation of Learning in Early Elizabethan England"

The Professional Development and Publicity Committee is pleased to announce our first event of the year, a work-in-progress discussion focused on Professor Jessica Winston's manuscript "The Translation of Learning in Early Elizabethan England." Those planning to attend are requested to pick up in advance a copy of the paper, available from Kristina Turner at L.A. 262 (ext. 2478). The event will be held Friday, Sept. 20, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in L.A. 256; at 5 p.m., informal discussion will continue at Goody's Deli across the street from the Liberal Arts Building.

Idaho State University College of Pharmacy faculty, students and staff will provide free flu vaccinations to the first 100 guests who register for adult flu shots during the Pharmacy Open House, slated for Friday, Oct. 4

Idaho State University College of Pharmacy faculty, students and staff will provide free flu vaccinations to the first 100 guests who register for adult flu shots during the Pharmacy Open House, slated for Friday, Oct. 4, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the College of Pharmacy, 970 S. 5th Ave. ISU employees can receive a shot with their current insurance card.

These shots are a $30 value and will be available for this price after the first 100 are given. The open house is being held in conjunction with a two-day Renovation Celebration at the College. Many changes have taken place at the historic Leonard Hall including the installation of a historic pharmacy artifacts exhibit, renovation of the Student Learning Center and the unveiling of the Colleges first-ever donor wall. Student organizations will also be in attendance to provide health screenings and education to the public.

Every year the ISU College of Pharmacy invites the community to come learn more about the changing role of a pharmacist. Pharmacists are becoming a more visible member of a patient's health care team and can answer questions that might otherwise require a trip to the doctor.

The American Pharmacists Association says that consumers should look to their pharmacists to provide medication-counseling services, including drug regimen reviews and drug interaction checks; coordination of patient care with physicians and other health care providers; and monitoring of side effects. Pharmacists can also perform limited patient testing, such as cholesterol screening, glucose monitoring and blood pressure checks for serious health-threatening problems.

For more information about the ISU College of Pharmacy Open House, please call 282-3393.

Cooper Norman has donated a Learning and Resource Center to Idaho State University's College of Business

The partnerships between Idaho State University and the Idaho business community continue to grow as businesses and educators realize the mutual benefits of close relationships.

This mutual benefit prompted Cooper Norman CPAs and Business Advisors to sponsor a new learning and resource center for ISU College of Business. Cooper Norman has funded a new classroom that provides advanced technology and an ideal learning environment for students and professors.

The public is invited to join Cooper Norman and the ISU College of Business for a reception and ribbon cutting to celebrate the new classroom.

Date: Tuesday, September 17th
Time: Reception 4:00-6:00 PM; 5:00 PM - Ribbon Cutting
Place: College of Business, Room 402
Park: Frazier Hall Lot at 6th and Carter

When asked about the sponsorship, Clint Tavenner, a Managing Member at Cooper Norman, pointed out the benefits of its close ties to the College: "We have been actively recruiting students from the College of Business for many years. We appreciate ISU's role in preparing our future employees, and it is in our best interest to make sure students and professors have excellent facilities."

The partnership between the College of Business and Cooper Norman goes beyond donations and sponsorships. The two organizations have an educational partnership as well.

Bob Picard, chair of the accounting department said, "Cooper Norman is truly an education partner. They generously share their time as guest lecturers, keynote speakers, and symposium participants. We have the same goal - preparing students for successful careers."

Tavenner agrees. "Cooper Norman sees our role as much more than sponsors. We see our relationship as a valued partnership. This classroom is just one of the ways we give back to ISU for all they do to make our communities a better place to live, work and play."

Season tickets for the Idaho State Civic Symphony are available for purchase at the Idaho State University Box Office

Season tickets for the Idaho State Civic Symphony are available for purchase at the Idaho State University Box Office. Ticket packages include five tickets for the price of four. Directing the 2013-2014 concert season will be the symphony's new conductor, Grant Harville. The Sept. 27 opening concert will feature internationally acclaimed violinist Chee Yun in Bruch's "Violin Concerto in G Minor." Pocatello's own Mark Neiwirth will be the guest soloist in the symphony's Nov. 8 concert. The fall semester will end with a Christmas celebration titled "Joy to the World." The holiday performances will be held both Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14.

The Idaho State Civic Symphony's first spring concert will be on March 21. The performance of Mozart's "Clarinet Concerto in A Major" will feature The Symphony's Principal Clarinet and ISU Professor Shandra Helman. Guest conductor Scott Anderson, ISU music professor, will close the season directing the ISU Concert Choirs, Camerata Singers and the symphony in Verdi's "Requiem." Performances will be Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26.

The five-concert season ticket package costs $130 for adults, $118 for ISU faculty and staff members and $70 for students through high school age. The season packages must be purchased before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.

Individual concert tickets can also be purchased. They cost $32 for adults and $17 for students through high school. Concert tickets are free for ISU students with a valid Bengal ID card.

Tickets for the Halloween Spooktacular Family Concert and the annual POPS fundraiser concert and raffle are also available for purchase. POPS tickets are the same price as individual classical concert tickets. The Halloween Spooktacular Family Concert is $27 per family of up to six people and $12 for adults.

Please visit the ISU Box Office in the Stephens Performing Arts Center from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call (208) 282-3595 to purchase tickets or for more information. Tickets can also be purchased at www.isu.edu/tickets or at Vickers Western Stores in Pocatello and Idaho Falls.

The Symphony's website www.thesymphony.us has additional information about concert programming and artist profiles.

Idaho State University's Department of Art MFA graduate students will teach an eight-week Saturday art class for children from Sept. 14 to Nov. 9

Idaho State University's Department of Art MFA graduate students will teach an eight-week Saturday art class for children from Sept. 14 to Nov. 9. The class will be held in the Fine Arts Room 303, Building 11.

Students will learn a variety of art techniques across a number of mediums, including ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. The experience will focus on teaching children to express their individual creativity in an art classroom setting.

Classes for children ages 7 to 9 will be from 9 to 10 a.m. The course fee will be $100. For children ages 10 to 14, the sessions will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon and will cost $110.

The cost of tuition includes smocks for each child. Students are encouraged to wear casual clothing to fully participate in lessons without worry about messes. Although some sharp tools will be used, safety will be a top priority.

Enrollment can be reserved by emailing clevjoan@isu.edu. Payment by cash or check must be paid on the day of registration, Sept. 14. Enrollment will be open for 30 minutes prior to the start of class that day.

Class space is limited to 15 students ages 7 to 9 and 18 students ages 10-14. Registration will be completed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The class is facilitated by Joanna Cleveland, ISU painting and drawing instructor, and Lori McPherson, current MFA student.

For additional information, contact Joanna Cleveland at clevjoan@isu.edu.

The Idaho State University Department of Art will present the sixth annual Graduate Art Student Presentations in the format of a gallery talk at 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in the John B. Davis Gallery located on the lower level of the ISU Fine Arts Building.

The department invites ISU faculty, staff, students and the Pocatello community to attend this presentation that accompanies the current annual Graduate Student Exhibition in the Davis Gallery. The exhibition runs Sept. 17-27.

Each student will speak about their exhibited pieces and discuss briefly the direction of his or her work. The current graduate students are Danielle Feige, Lori McPherson, Dustin Thompson, Jeffrey Thompson and Colin Wintz.

Information on Summer 2013 Effort Reports on Sponsored Grants and Contracts Funding

The Summer 2013 Effort Reports for work performed on sponsored projects and grants are being mailed to the departments the week of September 2, 2013. The reports are due back to Grants and Contracts Accounting by Friday, September 20, 2012. Completing these reports allows the employee to certify their work effort performed on Sponsored Grant Projects and Contracts; which is required by the funding agencies. The summer reporting period is for employees who have been paid on 10, 11, or 12-month contracts on sponsored projects. Nine month faculty and students and student employees who were paid for grant or contract work over the summer are also included in this. The Summer 2013 reporting period is for work performed between May 12, 2013 and July 20, 2013, paid from June 7, 2013 to August 2, 2013. If you worked on sponsored projects, and do not receive a report, please contact your department, or Angela Winder in Grants and Contracts Account at ext. 3056.

This fall semester, Central Academic Advising will present the third annual semester-long student success and retention series called Harvest Your Potential

This fall semester, Central Academic Advising will present the third annual semester-long student success and retention series called Harvest Your Potential. This program consists of student success presentations and activities scheduled throughout the semester. Students who participate in 8 or more of these events throughout the semester (including fairs, and meetings with an academic advisor and/or career counselor), will be invited to an end-of-semester student recognition event held on Dec. 5.

Attendance at Harvest Your Potential events will be verified through use of a punch card; punch cards are available at Central Academic Advising (307 Museum Building) and the Student Success Center (323 Rendezvous). Freshmen, sophomore, and undecided students will specifically be encouraged to participate in this interactive, hands-on series through campuswide advertising, incentives, and instructor and faculty support and promotion.

Below is the complete Harvest Your Potential series calendar for fall 2013. All presentations are held in the Rendezvous Suites (main floor Rendezvous Complex) unless otherwise noted. Tuesday and Thursday presentations are from 12:30-1:00 pm. Wednesday presentations are from 12:15-12:45 pm.

September 4, Part-time Job Fair-PSUB, 9-1 pm
September 10, 11, Mapping Out Academic Milestones
September 17, 18, The Hero's Journey-Your Adventure as a Student
September 24, 25, Build Your Resume Through Student Involvement
October 1, 2, Declaring Your Major and Catalog Year
October 8, Graduate Schools and Health Professions Fair, PSUB, 10:30-1:30 pm
October 16, Majors and Minors Fair-Get Your Major Mojo, PSUB, 11-2 pm
October 29, 30, Networking With Faculty
November 5, 6, The Other Plan A: When You Need to Reconsider Your Major
November 12, 13, Mindfulness in a Minute
November 19, 21, Financial Aid and Scholarships

Central Academic Advising strives to make campus information and assistance readily available to students so they can reach their highest academic and professional potential. Here are some suggestions for promoting Harvest Your Potential in the classroom:

Central Academic Advising is very excited to present Harvest Your Potential for the third year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Central Academic Advising at 282-3277 or advinfo@isu.edu.