News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

April 21, 2014 — Vol. 30 No. 14

In this Issue

Jack Wheatley to Receive Honorary Doctorate

Idaho State University will award an honorary Doctor of Engineering to Jack R. Wheatley, benefactor to Idaho State University and other universities and former northern California real estate developer, at ISU Commencement May 10. (read more...)

State Board Approves Tuition Increase

Idaho State University's proposed 3.5 percent tuition and fee increase for the 2014-15 academic year was approved by the State Board of Education Wednesday, April 16. (read more...)

Faculty/Staff Updates

The book "The Moral Work of Teaching and Teacher Education: Preparing and Supporting Practitioners," by Matthew Sanger, professor of education at Idaho State University and Richard Osguthorpe, a Boise State University professor, has been honored with three awards (read more...)

Dr. Jessica Winston, professor of English, recently returned from Shakespeare Association of America, where she was co-leader of a two-hour seminar on law and literature at the Inns of Court (read more...)

Dr. Curt Whitaker, associate professor of English, presented a paper at the yearly meeting of the Andrew Marvell Society (read more...)

Jeff Howard, Ph.D. student, just returned from the Western States Folklore Society annual meeting in Logan, Utah, where he presented a paper (read more...)

Amy Howard, adjunct instructor in English, just returned from the Western States Folklore Society annual meeting in Logan, Utah, where she presented a paper (read more...)

Dr. Rex Lott of the ISU College of Pharmacy is completing his term as immediate past president of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (read more...)

Dr. Terry Ownby, assistant professor of photo media in the James E. Rogers Department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion, is exhibiting his photographic work at a national photographic exhibition this month (read more...)

Dr. Xiaomeng (Mona) Xu, assistant professor of psychology, has had her chapter accepted in the forthcoming Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedia Reference (read more...)

Stephen Robertson, a graduate student in Experimental Psychology, won the student poster award at the annual meeting of the Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis (read more...)

Articles in the April issue of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene (read more...)

News Bites

The Idaho Museum of Natural History's online, 3-D collections in the Idaho Virtualization Laboratory are featured in the May 2014 National Geographic Magazine, Volume 222, No. 5 (read more...)

Idaho State University is partnering with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to conduct a baseline study on primary care providers' use of team-based care, referral patterns, and electronic health records for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension (read more...)

The Idaho State University Holocaust Memorial Lecture "From a Name to a Number" by Philip Mandel will be presented May 1 at 6 p.m. in the Idaho State University Student Union Ballroom (read more...)

The Idaho State University Electrical Engineering and College of Science and Engineering are organizing a research symposium focusing on wireless communications to be held May 15-16 at the Center for Higher Education in Idaho Falls (read more...)

Petar Dimov, an Idaho State University senior in mechanical engineering, is the recipient of the Ann Hunter Scholarship from the ISU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society for spring 2014 (read more...)

The final Colloquium on Narrative this year, featuring Dr. Jeremy Thomas and Karee Garvin in the Department of Anthropology, is Friday, April 25 (read more...)

Idaho State University School of Nursing Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International - Theta Upsilon Chapter, will host its 2014 Induction Ceremony on April 29 (read more...)

The Office for Research and Economic Development hosted an ID Unmanned Aircraft Systems Working Group meeting April 4 (read more...)

The Department of Biological Sciences Open House and Research Symposium will be Wednesday, April 30 (read more...)