In this Issue
Idaho State University’s RECOVER wildfire-fighting tool continues to be improved: featured in NASA’s 2016 “Spinoff” annual report
POCATELLO – As wildfire season approaches in Idaho and the Intermountain West, Idaho State University and NASA researchers continue to work on and improve a geographic information system (GIS)-based wildfire recovery and decision-support program.
Idaho State University switches to RAVE Guardian System for campus safety
POCATELLO – To better serve its campus community in today’s digital world, Idaho State University has removed its blue light phones and implemented the use of a smart phone app that serves as a mobile duress button and virtual safety escort.
Idaho State University names Lyle Castle Interim Dean of College of Science and Engineering
POCATELLO – Lyle Castle, who most recently has served as Idaho State University vice provost, has been appointed the interim dean for the ISU College of Science and Engineering by Laura Woodworth-Ney, vice president and provost for the ISU Office for Academic Affairs.
Joanna Wildeman selected as Idaho State University’s Career Path Intern of the Month
POCATELLO—Joanna Wildeman has been nominated and awarded as the Career Path Intern of the month at Idaho State University.
Idaho State University physics to host particle physics workshop June 6-10 to train secondary education teachers
POCATELLO – Secondary educations teachers from throughout the western United States are gathering at Idaho State University June 6-10 to learn about particle physics so they can better teach the fundamentals science to their students.
United Way of Southeastern Idaho Collecting Suitcases for Foster Children
ISU Purchases University Qualtrics License
Institutional Effectiveness and Institutional Research are excited to announce that Idaho State University’s (ISU) faculty, staff, and students will soon have access to a university Qualtrics license. Qualtrics is an online application that increases researcher’s capabilities when creating and administering custom surveys. Additionally, colleges and individuals who have independently purchased Qualtrics licenses in the past will have the opportunity to utilize ISU’s user license and still have access to their survey instruments and previously collected data. Available for use around July 1, 2016, Institutional Research is working with Information Technology to create a webpage that will support the generation of user IDs for logging into the website. Users must follow ISU’s Institutional Review Board’s guidelines and other applicable policies as outlined in the User ID agreement webpage.
Information about sign-in and the Qualtrics Website access will follow in coming weeks. For more information contact Vince Miller, Institutional Research, (208) 282-1045 or email@example.com
FY16 Fiscal Year-End Reminders
Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Letters to hold several summer camps for students in Pocatello
POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Letters will hold summer camps for middle and high school students in Pocatello this summer for a variety of interests.
ISU and St. Luke’s Health Systems partner to foster research
Idaho State University’s Lynn Bohecker is passionate about research. She relishes the thrill of being on the ground floor of a breakthrough or on the front lines of scientific literature that can help the medical community improve patient care.
Idaho Museum of Natural History is 'exposing' its collections
POCATELLO – Did you know the Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University has more than 700,000 objects in its collection?
Come tour NASA Mission Control: Community Day on June 16 to Highlight NASA/Idaho State University research at Craters of the Moon, features family activities
Staff from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Park Service and Idaho State University will host a community day for the public and media on June 16 in Arco and at Craters of the Moon National Monument to highlight research taking place at the park.
Director’s Challenge offers families free Saturday entertainment at the Idaho Museum of Natural History
POCATELLO — Leif Tapanila, director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University, has created a summer programming series beginning June 11 aimed to give families a creative avenue to learn about science and solve problems.
ISU’s Summer Concert Series and BBQ held Thursdays on the Quad
POCATELLO - Idaho State University’s Summer Activities is sponsoring concerts and barbeques throughout the summer at 6 p.m. Thursdays on the Hutchinson Quadrangle
Charles Speer's Article Accepted in Journal of Archaeological Science Reports
Dr. Charles A. Speer (Assistant Professor of Anthropology) has had an article accepted for publication in Journal of Archaeological Science Reports. The article is titled: "A comparison of instrumental techniques at differentiating outcrops of Edwards Plateau chert at the local scale." This study compares two widely accepted analytical techniques, Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) and Instrument Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) to determine the geochemical composition of intra-formation Edwards Plateau chert. The article can be found at http://authors.elsevier.
In Memoriam: H.Thomas Ore
Elizabeth Cartwright Publishes Chapter "A Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Health"
Naomi S. Adams Given Award of Excellence in Memory of Textile Artist Alma Lesch
Naomi S. Adams, Idaho State University Assistant Professor of Art, has been awarded the Award of Excellence in Memory of Textile Artist Alma Lesch
Presented by DELvelopment Foundation for her artwork, Harmony, in the 2016 Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie exhibition. The Carnegie Center for Art and History exhibition was juried this year by Betty Busby, Heather Jones, and Arturo Alonzo Sandoval. This year, 20 quilts were selected out of the 281 submitted for consideration from 128 individual artists.
On display May 13 through July 9, 2016, Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie explores the world of contemporary art quilts. This annual, juried exhibit draws works of art by artists across the United States and celebrates innovation and creative thought in the increasingly popular medium of art quilts. Over the past thirteen years, Form, Not Function has gained recognition for this evolving art form, and the Carnegie Center is proud to continue serving as a known venue for the exhibition of contemporary art quilts. You can view Adams' artwork at the Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 East Spring Street New Albany, IN 47150, 812.944.7336, firstname.lastname@example.org://www.carnegiecenter.org/