February 27, 2012 — Vol. 28 No. 8
Idaho State University economics Professor Cynthia Hill is the co-author of a new edition of the university-level McGraw-Hill economics textbook, "The Economy Today," with lead author Bradley Schiller, University of Nevada Reno, and Sherri Wall, University of Alaska-Fairbanks.
This is the 13th edition of the textbook, which was printed in January. The hardcover book is 736 pages that is supplemented by manuals and online materials.
"McGraw-Hill contacted me out of the blue, and said Brad Schiller wanted me to be co-author on his textbook," said Hill, who is also executive director of the ISU Student Success Center. "Working on this textbook is one of the hardest things I've ever done, but it has been extremely satisfying."
Professor Hill was in charge of updating the textbook's microeconomics chapters. She also completed a lot of work writing the end-of-chapter problems and solutions manuals, updating the book with current examples and incorporating more digital information into the textbook, such as identifying YouTube videos that illustrate basic economic concepts.
"We worked hard at incorporating new technology with the textbook, and making sure the digital information is just as clear and valuable to students as the print material," Hill said.
Hill is a native of Pocatello and has taught at ISU for 15 years. Her father, Richard Hill, has been a professor at ISU for 45 years. Both father and daughter have been honored as ISU Distinguished Faculty.
Angie Zielinski, assistant professor in the Department of Art & Pre-Architecture, was named one of ten finalists in the 2012 Miami University Young Painters Competition for the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award. This year's competition focused on non-representational works. Juror Irene Hofmann, Phillips Director and chief curator of SITE Santa Fe, selected Zielinski's work to receive the second place award.
In addition to this recent success, Zielinski was awarded first prize in the 2011 Chelsea International Fine Arts Competition by juror Elisabeth Sherman, Curatorial Assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In March 2012 Zielinski will have a two-person exhibition at the ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists in Columbus, Ohio. This exhibition was selected by jurors Christopher Lynn, executive director of SPACES in Cleveland; Danielle Julian Norton, professional artist represented by Cynthia Reeves in New York; and Justine Ludwig, Assistant Curator at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. Examples of Zielinski's work can be found at www.angiezielinski.com.
Dr. Anna L. Schwartz was selected to receive the 2012 Rose Mary Carroll-Johnson Oncology Nursing Society Distinguished Award for Consistent Contribution to Nursing Literature.
The award will be presented during the Opening Ceremonies of the Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress to be held May 3-6 in New Orleans.
Erika Kuhlman, an associate professor of history, recently published a new book, "Of Little Comfort: War Widows, Fallen Soldiers and the Remaking of a Nation after the Great War."
Kuhlman's other books include Petticoats and White Feathers, Reconstructing Patriarchy after the Great War, and Women and Transnational Activism in Historical Perspective.
The Idaho State University Pond Student Union is proud to announce the grand opening of its newly renovated food court featuring Grillnation, Mandalay Express and Einstein Bros. Bagels on Tuesday, March 6.
Starting at 7 a.m., Einstein Bros. Bagels will be giving the first 50 guests free breakfast sandwiches for a year. Jamba Juice will offer free oatmeal from 8 to 9 a.m. or while supplies last.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. with ISU President Arthur C. Vailas and guests from the Pocatello Chamber of Commerce. The first 100 guests at Grillnation, Mandalay Express or Einstein Bros. Bagels will receive a free reusable cup that entitles them to 50-cent refills on drinks in the Student Union or half-off smoothies at Jamba Juice.
At 11 a.m. festivities will include live performance by the band Blind Autumn, free caricatures by local artist Bob Beason, and a Chartwells money grab game for a chance to win money good at any Chartwells food service location on campus.
From 2 to 5 p.m. the Student Union will offer one game of free bowling in the Games Center and free tie-dye in the Craft Shop.
The day will be filled with giveaways and raffle prizes. Guests are invited to also participate in a Student Union scavenger hunt in which people can 'prowl' around the Pond Student Union and enter for a chance to win a flat screen TV, Xbox 360, Kindle Fire, free breakfast sandwiches for a year from Einstein Bros. Bagels or a $200 Master Card compliments of the ISU Credit Union.
George Handley, Professor of Humanities at Brigham Young University in Provo, will discuss his scholarship on theological approaches to ecology on March 2, 3:30-5 p.m. in Liberal Arts Building, Room 243. Handley is the author most recently of Home Waters: A Year of Recompenses on the Provo River (U of Utah Press, 2010) and New World Poetics: Nature and the Adamic Imagination of Whitman, Neruda, and Walcott (U of Georgia Press, 2010); he is the co-editor of Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment (Oxford UP, 2011). This event is co-sponsored by ISU's Cultural Affairs Council and the ISU Department of English and Philosophy.
The Idaho State University Anderson Gender Resource Center is will screen LUNAFEST 2012, a festival of nine short films by, for and about women, on March 8 in Pocatello and March 20 in Idaho Falls.
The Pocatello screening will be held at 7 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Salmon River Suite. For additional information on the Pocatello screening, call 282-2805.
The Idaho Falls screening will be held at noon in the Multipurpose Room of the Bennion Student Union at University Place. For additional information on the Idaho Falls screening, call 282-7866.
Each year, LUNAFEST and its board of advisors receive almost 600 film submissions from women filmmakers around the world - from amateur producers and film students, to aspiring indie stars and accomplished filmmakers. Each film is viewed and evaluated individually on its unique ability to capture the "by.for.about women" mission. The nine short films selected for this year, a combination of live action, animation and documentary, are as follows:
LUNAFEST was established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, to simultaneously promote women filmmakers, raise awareness for women's issues, and support worthy women's nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and Canada. Proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Fund. Additional information about LUNAFEST is available at www.lunafest.org.
Alan Bermensolo, CEO and president of B Transfer, Inc. and B Secure Self Storage, LLC, of Mountain Home, is the Idaho State University Idaho Business Leader of the Year 2012.
Bermensolo will receive the award at the showcase event of the Idaho State University Delta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi in the Stephens Performing Arts Center at Idaho State University on Wednesday, March 14. Alpha Kappa Psi is the professional business fraternity at ISU.
The IBLOY award annually recognizes an Idaho business leader who has demonstrated outstanding business and professional ethics while contributing significant support to worthwhile community, civic and education activities. ISU College of Business students have presented this award since 1959. Previous honorees include a congressman, former governors, entrepreneurs, and leaders of some of Idaho's largest companies. The recognition program is the longest-standing such program in Idaho.
Bermensolo is president and CEO of B Transfer Inc. and B Secure Self Storage, LLC. B Transfer specializes in corporate and government relocations. He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1976 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in general business. Bermensolo has been awarded the following honors: induction into the 366th Fighter Wing Honorary Gunfighter Hall of Fame, 366th Fighter Wing Honorary Wing Commander in 2006 - 2007 and Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce "2003 Man of the Year."
Bermensolo's father, a son of Basque immigrants, founded "B" Transfer, Inc. in 1958. He knew nothing about the moving and storage industry but realized that with the growth of Mountain Home Air Force Base that there was an opportunity for a 41-year-old entrepreneur. He began with a 6,000-square-foot warehouse and two small used trucks.
Alan Bermensolo grew up in the business, working part time after school. Following his college graduation in 1976, Bermensolo returned to the family's moving and storage business full time. He continued to work there and took over as President and CEO in 1988. Today, he continues to focus on steady growth and long-term relationships with clients, vendors and employees.
B Transfer has 80,000 square feet of warehousing (40,000 commercial, 40,000 self-storage), 24 employees, and a fleet of local and long distance equipment. Bermensolo serves as its President and General Manager. Bermensolo is a hands-on business owner and manager. He has more than 35 years experience and knowledge in this industry. B Transfer's 24 employees clearly understand Bermensolo's philosophy and mission: "We will make whatever goes wrong . right . and we will continually adjust the process to meet the customer's needs."
Bermensolo attributes his success to the hard work of the dedicated team of his employees and to his father.
Bermensolo's professional and industry memberships include American Moving and Storage Association; director Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce 1980 - present; Military Affairs Committee 1980 - present, chairman 1997 - 1998; Silver Wings of Idaho, 1999 - present, chairman 1999 - 2009; Mountain Home Fire Department, 1978 - present, 1990 - 2005 assistant fire chief; Air Combat Command Commander's Civic Leader Group member 2001 - present; Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force Civic Leader Group Member 2008 - present; and the founder of the Jason Alan Bermensolo Memorial Scholarship at University of Idaho.
Individual tickets to the March 14 banquet as well as event sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Shawn Kelsch, Alpha Kappa Psi Idaho Business Leader of the Year chair, at (208) 282-4245, (208) 241-7441 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Idaho State University's "A Season of Note" fine arts series will present Jenny Oaks Baker, who was nominated this year for a Grammy Award for her album "Wish upon a Star: a Tribute To The Music of Walt Disney" - at 7:30 p.m. March 17 in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
Baker will perform "A Tribute to the Music of Walt Disney" with the Teton Chamber Orchestra, featuring some of Disney's most magical moments including "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Mary Poppins Suite," "Can You Feel Love" and "Once Upon a Dream."
Her newest album was among five finalists in this year's Grammy Awards' Best Pop Instrumental Album category. The songs on the album were produced and arranged by Emmy-Award-winning composer Kurt Bestor.
Baker is one an accomplished classical violinists. She began playing the violin at age four, and made her solo debut in 1983 when she was 8 years old. She received a bachelor's degree in violin performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School in New York City. For more information on her and her music, visit the Website www.jennyoaksbaker.com.
Ticket prices are $24 for the lower level and $20 for the upper level at Jensen Hall. Tickets can be purchased at the Stephens Performing Arts Center Box Office, open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at (208) 282-3595 or online at www.isu.edu/tickets. They can also be purchased at Vickers Western Stores in Pocatello or Idaho Falls. The Box Office is open one hour prior to show times.
A trio comprised of Idaho State University music faculty soprano Diana Livingston-Friedley and tenor Geoffrey Friedley, and pianist and guest artist Jeffrey Price from the University of Utah will perform Hugo Wolf's "Italian Songbook" on Saturday, March 3.
The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall of ISU's L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
The 46 songs of Wolf's collection are settings of poems by late-nineteenth-century German poet and linguist, Paul Heyse. Heyse's poems are themselves free translations of popular Italian poems that deal sometimes seriously, often humorously, with different aspects of love, relationships, and the human condition.
Onstage seating will be limited. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at the ISU Stephens Center Box Office or by calling 208-282-3595. Ticket prices are adults, $10; ISU faculty and staff, $7; precollege students, $5; and ISU students, free.
Soprano Diana Livingston-Friedley has appeared as a guest soloist with numerous organizations including: Idaho State Civic Symphony; Idaho Falls Symphony; Fresno Philharmonic; Nebraska Choral Arts Society; St. Cecilia Chorus and Chamber Orchestra of New York; Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra; and the Bremen Camerata Instrumentale in Germany. As a guest artist she has performed at Merkin Hall in N. Y.; at the Fifth Contemporary Clarinet Festival at Michigan State University; on the Orpheus Concert Series in Fresno, California; and at the Taiwanese American 9/11 Benefit Concert in Chicago. With ISU's Trio Lyrique Diana performed for the McCall Concert Series and at the 2005 Inaugural Concert for the Jensen Grand Concert Hall.
Livingston-Friedley has also performed numerous operatic roles and worked with opera companies in New York including: Opera Orchestra of New York, Bronx Opera Company, American Chamber Opera Company, and The Liederkranz Foundation. She completed degrees at Westminster Choir College, Indiana University and Rutgers University. Dr. Livingston Friedley is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Idaho State University.
Tenor Geoffrey Friedley performs regularly throughout Idaho and beyond as a soloist in recital, oratorio, and opera. Spring 2012 projects include the tenor solo in Herbert Howell's Hymnus Paradisi with Barlow Bradford and the University of Utah Choirs and Orchestra, Hugo Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch with soprano Diana Livingston Friedley and pianist Jeffrey Price at Idaho State University, Pocatello and the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Mozart's Requiem with Thomas Heuser and the Idaho Falls Symphony, and the role of Little Bat in Carlisle Floyd's Susannah with the University of Utah's Lyric Opera Ensemble.
Friedley is founder and coordinator of the ISU Baroque Festival. He is currently a candidate for the DMA degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Utah and an adjunct instructor in Voice at Idaho State University. Previously, he served as lecturer in Voice at California State University, Fresno. He earned Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees at Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, a Master of Arts degree in Musicology at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, and a Master of Music degree in Voice at Rutgers University.
Jeffrey Price is a professor of piano and opera at the University of Utah, a position he has held for 12 years. In addition to teaching piano and coaching singers, he serves as the musical director for the University's Lyric Opera Ensemble. During a versatile and multifaceted career, he has been extremely active as a pianist, coach, accompanist, soloist, chamber musician, conductor and musical director (for opera, musical theater and dance), as well as composing.
For more than years, he was a co-director of the Contemporary Music Consortium, which presented concerts of new music in Salt Lake. He has composed chamber and orchestral music, piano pieces and songs, including several works for stage in a variety of idioms. For the last nine summers, he has been a member of the faculty at La Musica Lirica, a program in Italy for young American singers, where he has musically directed productions of several full operas in Italian as well as scenes and recitals. During the 2010-2011 season, he appeared as a soloist with the Salt Lake Symphony, as well as conducting the University's Lyric Opera Ensemble production of Monteverdi's "L'incoronazione di Poppea," which he will also conduct in Italy this summer.
Idaho State University's Department of Theatre and Dance will present "Broken String" Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rogers Black Box Theater of the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
The event is free of charge and features performer Cid Pearlman and performers/participants from her "dance making" workshop.
After eight intense days of workshop rehearsals with guest artist Cid Pearlman, Dance ISU is proud to present the dance theatre work "Broken String." Originally choreographed after Pearlman returned from working in Estonia as a Fulbright Scholar, Pearlman remarked that "Broken String" "reflects on what we have left behind and what we carry with us as we travel through our lives."
With the generous support of the ISU Cultural Affairs Council, Joséphine A. Garibaldi, director of Dance ISU, was able to arrange the 10-day artist residency "Knotting the 'Broken String': A 'dance making' workshop" with Cid Pearlman and Dance ISU. A call for performers went out to the community in January asking for "performers of varying physical abilities, ages and life experiences." Fourteen campus and community members were cast.
"Cid is an incredible artist with breadth and depth of experience working with diverse peoples throughout the U.S. and abroad," said Garibaldi. "We are thrilled to have her here."
Through guided movement improvisation, writing, imagery and conversation, workshop participants learned to communicate stories through movement while creating a collaborative work for public performance.
"Pearlman offers a unique and sharp perspective to the craft of choreography and performance," Garibaldi said. "It is a rare opportunity that our students and audiences have the chance to not only be exposed to such exquisite artistry, but to be able to work so closely and intimately with someone of such high regard."
For more information, contact Josephine A. Garibaldi, email@example.com, 282-6143.
A visit by Joseph Bruchac, an Abenaki Indian who is the award-winning author of more than 120 books for children and adults, master storyteller and musician, will highlight the 26th annual Idaho State University Bellon Visiting Author Series scheduled March 5-7.
His performances and public appearances will include:
In addition to the above performances, Bruchac will visit several area elementary schools in Pocatello and Fort Hall, giving students the opportunity for a more personal experience with a published author.
Bruchac lives in the Adirondack mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center, N. Y., in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him. Much of his writing draws on his Abenaki ancestry. He and his family have worked extensively in projects involving the preservation of Abenaki culture.
He has edited a number of highly praised anthologies of contemporary poetry and fiction, including "Songs from this Earth on Turtle's Back" and "Breaking Silence," winner of an American Book Award. His poems, articles and stories have appeared in more than 500 publications, from American Poetry Review to National Geographic. His books include "The First Strawberries," his autobiography "Bowman's Store" and such novels as "Dawn Land," and "The Waters Between." His published books also include "Squanto's Journey" and "Sacajawea."
His honors include a Rockefeller Humanities fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellowship for Poetry, the Cherokee Nation Prose Award, the Knickerbocker Award and the Hope S. Dean Award for Notable Achievement in Children's Literature.
As a professional teller of the traditional tales of the Adirondacks and the Native peoples of the Northeastern Woodlands, he has performed widely in Europe and throughout the United States.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, Master of Arts degree in literature and creative writing from Syracuse and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the Union Institute of Ohio.
Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author at all locations.
For more information, contact Rebecca Hyde, 208-232-6452. For more information on Bruchac visit www.JosephBruchac.com.
Epic journeys, fortunes of gold gained and lost, and plenty of detail about living in the Idaho wilderness during frontier times are chronicled in the new non-fiction book "Wilderness Brothers: Prospecting, Horse Packing, & Homesteading on the Western Frontier," by Idaho State University ecology Professor Emeritus G. Wayne Minshall.
Minshall's book is based on the diaries Luman G. Caswell wrote from 1895-1903 chronicling his life and those of his brothers Ben and Dan and their close associates A.O. Huntley and Wesley Ritchey. However, Minshall augments the diaries with extensive research and provides an account of the time leading up to and following their discovery of gold on Thunder Mountain, which is located in the current Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.
"I read the diaries and became totally immersed in the life they had as homesteaders and miners on Cabin Creek inside of the River of No Return Wilderness," said Minshall, who has spent parts of the last 30 years doing ecological studies in this Idaho wilderness. "I retraced their steps pretty closely, and found their stories very compelling."
The book is geared towards readers of U.S. western history, from those with a general interest to professional scholars.
"The reason they came to Idaho was to look for gold, and, unlike most people, they actually found it," Minshall said. "You wonder, 'if they struck it rich, did they live happily ever after?'"
Read the book if you're interested in the answer to that question.
Although the crux of the book is about the period from 1885-1903 in Idaho, it has a much wider scope, dealing with western history from the mid-1860s to the 1960s, encompassing the region from California to Colorado.
The book includes information about the Caswells' 2,500-mile odyssey, by buckboard wagon and horseback, from western Colorado, across Utah and Nevada and into Idaho. It also provides information about the Thunder Mountain stampede, triggered by the Caswells' discovery, that was the last major gold rush in the region.
"The emphasis of this account, however, is on self reliance and day-to-day activities and adventures of the times, and not on the rush per se," Minshall said.
In addition, it documents unique aspects of the history of this region and provides a record of land-use practices in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness prior to its designation as such.
While at Idaho State University, Minshall taught courses in ecology and conducted research on stream ecosystems. His work has been published extensively in ecological journals.
Minshall has a long abiding interest in "homesteading," in both the historical and modern contexts, as an expression of self-sufficiency and a means of ecological sustainability. He and his wife Judy operate a small farm based on modern, low environmental impact homesteading principles and for more than 10 years he taught a university course based on their experiences.
"Wilderness Brothers" stems from the author's interest in the self-reliant lifestyle of the pioneer homesteaders and the familiarity gained from many years of research in the Frank Church River-of-No-Return Wilderness.
All campus departments are encouraged to nominate one or more student employees for the scholarship awards. Many student employees exhibit extraordinary skills and commitment to their work throughout campus. Student employees are vital to the mission of Idaho State University. We recognize excellence in our student employees each year through awarding the Student Employee of the Year Scholarship ($2,000) and the second place Lupher Scholarship (approximately $400).
To commemorate National Student Employment Week, April 8-14, 2012, the ISU Career Center and the Scholarship Office wish to recognize outstanding student employees who go beyond the job requirements and provide exemplary service to ISU. Please nominate those students who you feel meet these high standards by completing the nomination form. The nomination form is due March 30 at 5 p.m. Please read the eligibility criteria to ensure your student employee is qualified.
Please contact Tara Ridgeway in the Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain guidelines and an application form.
Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center is accepting applications to its Associate of Science degree program in paramedic science. The deadline to apply is May 15 for priority consideration and classes start Aug. 28 at ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive.
The paramedic science program will provide students with the skills and knowledge to treat patients in and out of a hospital setting, conduct thorough patient assessments, and provide medical care to reduce illness and injury.
The program consists of three semesters of lecture, laboratory and clinical field experience, including a three-month field internship. Applicants must fulfill prerequisites to gain admission.
To download an application, go to http://www.isu.edu/kasiska/paramedic/.
The ISU paramedic program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, is the only paramedic program in Idaho offering an Associate of Science degree.
For more information, contact Ellen Jones, training coordinator, at 373-1760 or email her at email@example.com.