News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

May 5, 2014 — Vol. 30 No. 16

Faculty/Staff Updates

Dr. Michael C. Meyers, FACSM, Associate Professor in Sport Science and Physical Education, co-authored two presentations at the Southwest Psychological Association Annual Meeting April 5-6 in San Antonio

Dr. Michael C. Meyers, FACSM, Associate Professor in Sport Science and Physical Education, co-authored two presentations at the Southwest Psychological Association Annual Meeting April 5-6 in San Antonio. Presentations included "Mood state response of individuals undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction versus meniscectomy and rehabilitation" and "Personality and mood predictors of instructor effectiveness."

Dance faculty members Dr. Lauralee Zimmerly and Molly Jorgensen, along with graduating senior Victor Gomez and MPA student Omar Raudez, presented research, workshops, and creative work at the annual Northwest Region meeting of the American College Dance Festival Association Conference in Missoula, Montana

Dance faculty members Dr. Lauralee Zimmerly and Molly Jorgensen, along with graduating senior Victor Gomez and MPA student Omar Raudez, presented research, workshops, and creative work at the annual Northwest Region meeting of the American College Dance Festival Association Conference in Missoula, Montana.

Zimmerly, Jorgensen, and Phelps traveled to University of Montana with a group of 17 dance major and minor students to attend the ACDFA Northwest Conference in April 2014. Students were assisted to attend this conference thanks to a generous donation by ISU Emeriti Faculty member Dr. Marcia Lloyd.

The primary focus of the ACDFA organization is to "support and promote the wealth of talent and creativity that is prominent throughout college and university dance departments." The regional conference provides the venue for students and faculty to engage in four days of "performances, workshops, panels, and master classes taught by instructors from around the region and country."

The conference also provides the unique opportunity for students and faculty to have their dance works adjudicated by a panel of nationally recognized dance professionals in an open and constructive forum. Graduating senior student Victor Gomez and MA student Omar Raudez presented their work Standing Alone, a solo performed by Mr. Gomez. Molly Jorgensen presented a trio danced by students Omar Raudez, Victor Gomez, and Danielle Essma entitled Waiting..., and Lauralee Zimmerly presented a septet, I Am No Longer Standing in the Gathering Dust, performed by students Ashley Ames, Gena Cook, Danielle Essma, Cassidy Kendell, Victor Gomez, Brenna Oliver, and Omar Raudez.

Jorgensen offered a movement workshop, Soma Flow Yoga, which incorporated concepts from Dance, Yoga/Pranayama & Meditation, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Feldenkrais, Somatic Movement Therapy and Hands-on Adjustments. Dr. Lauralee Zimmerly presented research on The Efficacy of Online instruction in Dance Education and a movement workshop on Active/Passive Partner Stretching.

News Bites

Parents with at least one child between ages 8 and 11 are needed for a study about sleep and cognitive performance being conducted through the Idaho State University Department of Psychology

Parents with at least one child between ages 8 and 11 are needed for a study about sleep and cognitive performance being conducted through the Idaho State University Department of Psychology.

At least one parent and child will be required to attend sessions at the ISU campus in Pocatello or in Idaho Falls. Participants receive a $15 gift card and entry into a drawing for $100.

For more information or to sign up contact Gail Robertson, ISU doctoral psychology student, at robegai3@isu.edu or 317-919-1703.

The ISU Women's Soccer Team is hosting soccer camps this summer

The ISU Women's Soccer Team is hosting soccer camps this summer. All faculty and staff members with children interested in participating will receive a $10 discount on camp fees. Sign up today! Visit our website isusoccercamp.com to register. When you register online, confirm you are a ISU employee to receive the discount by clicking on the "ISU Employee Discount" button. For any questions or concerns email me at vernalex@isu.edu or call ext. 4263.

Student Affairs has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant 2

Student Affairs has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant 2. For a complete job description, requirements, and application instructions visit us at http://www.isu.edu/humanr/classified.shtml.

Please apply using the regular Administrative Assistant 2 link on the ISU Human Resources website. A hiring list will be pulled on May 16 so please apply prior to that date. If you hold permanent status as an AA2 (i.e., you have successful completed probation) you will not need to apply online; send resume to Pat Terrell at terrpatr@isu.edu.

Please call Kristi Osborn at x4828 if you have any questions.