News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

March 17, 2014 — Vol. 30 No. 9

Faculty/Staff Updates

JoAnn Gurenlian was asked to present two workshops at the Dubai World Dental Meeting last month

JoAnn Gurenlian was asked to present two workshops at the Dubai World Dental Meeting last month, and gave three presentations at the AAEDC UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition. She has also been invited to present at a global women's leadership conference in Barcelona in September, and invited to attend a dental hygiene education program in Germany in July.

News Bites

Many of you received a message last week from the ISU Alert emergency system

Many of you received a message last week from the ISU Alert emergency system. As a reminder, you can verify and change your notification preferences by logging into BengalWeb and clicking on the "ISU Emergency Notification System" link on the right. Verify your information, making sure to add the cell phone numbers and email addresses you want notified. ISU will use this system to ensure timely notification to the campus community in the event of an emergency or safety concern.

The next Safe Zone training is scheduled for March 21

The next Safe Zone training is scheduled for March 21.

Safe Zone is an ally-building training designed for faculty, staff, and student leaders to engage with, become more aware of, and build positivity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, Trans*, and/or queer (LGBTQ+) individuals and issues here at Idaho State University.

The next training is scheduled for March 21 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Library B32 for Pocatello, and broadcast via distance learning to Idaho Falls (CHE 303), Meridian (room 509), and Twin Falls (room C89). The training covers a range of topics, such as defining LGBTQ+, issues of identity and privilege, and how to be a better ally for one of ISU's largest minority groups.

Following the training, attendees will be given the opportunity to register as a member of Safe Zone, which comes with a certificate of completion in order to allow for students and fellow faculty/staff to see that you are a safe person with whom to discuss these topics.

The April training will be held on April 18 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the same rooms listed above. If neither the March nor April trainings fit into your schedule, please visit isu.edu/lgbtq/safezone.shtml to schedule a training with your department at a time that better works for you.

To reserve a spot for yourself at either the March or April trainings, please send an e-mail to safezone@isu.edu.

Come join the Idaho State University Women's Club for their annual Jayne Schubert Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday, April 12

Come join the Idaho State University Women's Club for their annual Jayne Schubert Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday, April 12, noon to 2 p.m. in the ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Rotunda on the ISU Campus. Cost for the event is $16 a person pay at the door.

The theme is Butterflies and Tulips. RSVP by April 4 to Chelsie Rauh 282-2633 or Kathy Stubbs 406-6205. There will be a silent auction along with the ticket raffle. Many items will be available so come enjoy an afternoon of fun, friendship and flowers.

The Jayne Schubert Scholarship Luncheon is one of the Club's fundraisers, along with the Holiday Fair in November, which provides three $3,000 scholarships annually for ISU students.

The ISU Women's Club is a social/philanthropic organization of University women and friends of the University who work to provide scholarships to ISU students. To apply for scholarships, contact the ISU Scholarship Office, ext. 3315.

The Idaho State University Health Fair 2014 is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 20-21, and will feature more than 60 learning centers on a variety of health issues and blood draws

The Idaho State University Health Fair 2014, celebrating its 33rd year, is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 20-21, and will feature more than 60 learning centers on a variety of health issues and blood draws.

New this year, ISU heath groups will offer a variety of comprehensive health screenings and informational services. Examples of screening available include:

Examples of other services offered at the fair include everything from body-fat screenings and tests of grip strength, to nervous system evaluations and home health and hospice information. For complete information on the fair, visit www.isu.edu/healthfair.

The annual free fair is sponsored by the ISU Division of Health Sciences and Portneuf Medical Center. It will be held in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom.

Portneuf Medical Center (PMC) will provide laboratory services and blood draws at the fair on March 20-21. Blood draws are also be available on a walk-in basis from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Sunday through March 30 at the PMC lab located at 777 Hospital Way with access to the lab through the main entrance. A 14-hour fast is required prior to a blood draw for the lipid profile and general chemistry profile.

Participants who had their blood drawn on or before March 15 can pick up their blood profile results at the ISU Health Fair where health care professionals will help interpret results. If you have your blood drawn after March 15 or at the Health Fair, your results will be mailed to you.

PMC offers a general health blood profile for $43. The screening includes a chemistry profile, assessments for cardiac risk based on cholesterol levels, a complete blood count and a thyroid screen. Other tests include a $22 confidential HIV screening and an $18 prostate antigen test. PMC is also offering a thyroid function screen for $16, iron level for $5, uric acid level for $5, A1c/Glycohemoglobin for $27; insulin level for $27; and vitamin D level, a test for osteoporosis, $18.

On the day of the Health Fair, during fair hours, attendees can park for free in the Pond Student Union parking lot.

For more information, contact Stephen Wright, wrigstep@isu.edu or (208) 282-2482, or visit http://www.isu.edu/healthfair.

The Idaho State men's and women's tennis teams will help beginning tennis players at the third annual free Tennis 101 Family Event on Wednesday, March 19

The Idaho State men's and women's tennis teams will help beginning tennis players at the third annual free Tennis 101 Family Event on Wednesday, March 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Reed Gym.

The event is sponsored by the Idaho Tennis Association. The Idaho State men's and women's tennis teams will be at the free event to run drills and games for adults and children. All equipment is provided, but participants can bring their own racquet. After the clinic adult players can learn about recreational league play in Pocatello or Idaho Falls.

ISU seniors Matea Ivanovic and Kendra Doty secured a slot at the 68th National Debate Tournament later this month by earning a second-place finish at NDT District II competition hosted at ISU this March

Idaho State University seniors Matea Ivanovic and Kendra Doty secured a slot at the 68th National Debate Tournament (NDT) at the University of Indiana, Bloomington, later this month by earning a second-place finish at NDT District II competition hosted at ISU this March.

At this qualifying tournament the ISU duo representing the James M. & Sharon E. Rupp Debate Society bested five of six opponents. The tournament hosted 14 teams from five western states.

In addition to their second-place finish, Ivanovic earned another first-place speaker award, while Doty was recognized as the fifth-best speaker at the tournament.

Ivanovic and Doty as a team have had one of the strongest seasonal showings for ISU in years. They won both the Gonzaga University and Weber State University tournaments. They were also in elimination debates at other major tournaments such as Wake Forest University and the University of North Texas.

The seniors, both from Boise, have proven to be a force to be recognized because they have one of the highest seasonal win percentages in the nation. At 71.7 percent, Ivanovic and Doty have the 12th highest win percentage in the nation according to tabroom.com.

Their elimination debate percentage of 81.8 percent is the sixth highest in the nation, also according to tabroom.com. This places them above teams from Georgetown, George Mason, the University of Michigan, the United States Military Academy, James Madison, Wake Forest, Emory and many others.

Overall, the NDT-CEDA debate circuit boasts 159 participating institutions and 1,813 students competing in 71 tournaments so far in the 2013-2014 debate season.

"These two women work so hard. They have had so much success this season and I could not be more proud," said ISU assistant debate coach Roger Copenhaver. "Their success at districts this weekend only highlights a small piece of excellence that these two women continue to exemplify."

The team's success doesn't come by accident, said Sarah T. Partlow Lefevre, director of the James M. & Sharon E. Rupp Debate Society.

"This team's competitive success is a direct result of the massive effort they have invested into debate activities," Partlow Lefevre. "I am proud to see them develop such sharp strategic vision and stellar research skills."

While other ISU students are looking forward to spring break, Ivanovic and Doty are getting ready to attend nationals. Over the course of 12 days, the team will debate at both the largest intercollegiate policy debate championship (CEDA) and at the qualification-only intercollegiate national championship, the National Debate Tournament (NDT). Both tournaments are hosted by the University of Indiana, Bloomington.

During spring break most students will get the chance to relax and take a break from school. This is not the case for Ivanovic and Doty, who will be competing during 12- to 14-hour days as they seek the ultimate prize, a national championship, Partlow Lefevre said.

According to Partlow Lefevre, ISU previously took third place at the CEDA Championship in 2006. ISU has also claimed speaker awards as high as second at both the 2007 NDT and 2007 CEDA in the past.

"Talent alone can't ensure a big win at nationals," Partlow Lefevre said. "It also requires a certain amount of luck. But, this team certainly has the necessary talent."

Local clarinetist Shandra Helman is the guest artist for the Idaho State-Civic Symphony spring concert March 21

Local clarinetist Shandra Helman is the guest artist for the Idaho State-Civic Symphony spring concert at 7:30 p.m. March 21 in the Stephens Performing Arts Center Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

The program opens with the spirited "Suite No. 2" from Manuel de Falla's 1919 music for the ballet, "The Three-Cornered Hat."

Next, the symphony will present Mozart's "Clarinet Concerto in A Major," featuring Hellman. Her musicianship, paired with the great technical virtuosity demanded in the piece, highlights Mozart's love of the clarinet.

Dvorak's "Symphony No. 6," written in 1880, follows after intermission. One of Dvorák's first large-scale works to gain the attention of both audiences and critics, it remains popular today.

The audience is invited to a pre-concert chat with Conductor Grant Harville at 6:30 p.m. in the Stephens Center Rotunda, which offers the opportunity to mingle with friends and enjoy the selection of beverages and desserts available for purchase before the concert. Doors to Jensen Hall open at 7 p.m.

D.L. Evans Bank and Allstate Insurance Company are the concert's co-sponsors.

Tickets are $32 per adult, $17 for students through high school, and $12 for limited third-tier balcony tickets. Rush tickets at $17 are available on concert night after 7 p.m. ISU students with valid Bengal ID admitted free (up to 150).

For tickets and information, please contact the ISU Box Office at 282-3595 or Vickers Western Store, 1460 Yellowstone, Pocatello, phone 237-5700. Tickets are available online at www.isu.edu/tickets. All prices are subject to additional box office fees and credit card charges.

More information on this and other Idaho State-Civic Symphony events is available at www.thesymphony.us.

Requisitions to encumber FY 2014 funds are to be received by Purchasing Services no later than March 21 if the value of the purchase is $100,000 or greater, or May 23 if the value of the purchase is less than $100,000

Requisitions to encumber FY 2014 funds are to be received by Purchasing Services no later than March 21 if the value of the purchase is $100,000 or greater, or May 23 if the value of the purchase is less than $100,000.

Grant-funded requisitions requiring delivery of goods by the end of June must be received by Purchasing Services no later than March 21.

The public is invited to celebrate the opening of its latest exhibit, the art of Roy Reynolds, Thursday, March 20

The public is invited to celebrate the opening of its latest exhibit, the art of Roy Reynolds, Thursday, March 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Oboler Library at Idaho State University. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during all library hours. The art will be displayed through the end of April.