News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

June 2, 2008 — Vol. 24 No. 18

After an unsettled spring, leafy trees, flowers in bloom and green grass promise that summer is finally just round the corner. (ISU Photographic Services)

In this Issue

ISU Summer Theatre Repertory Festival starts June 5 in Idaho Falls, June 6 in Pocatello

The second annual Idaho State University Summer Theatre Repertory Festival starts Thursday, June 5, with the great adventures of Pippi Longstocking, a Children’s Readers’ Theatre, in Idaho Falls at 1 p.m. in the Bennion Student Union Building at University Place. Then on Friday, June 6, the show comes to Frazier Hall in Pocatello. Tickets are just (read more...)

Philanthropist Bistline issues ISU Stephens Center challenge

Pocatello philanthropist Beverly B. Bistline, a major donor to Idaho State University’s L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, will match all new cash gifts up to $250,000 through this July 1 to help pay off the remaining $5 million cost of construction, the ISU Foundation has announced. Also, if donations received by July 1 (read more...)

Chinese Student Association collecting funds for China earthquake relief

The Idaho State University Chinese Student Association is collecting funds for victims of the May 12 earthquake in the Sichuan Province in China. The students will be in the ISU Pond Student Union Building main lobby from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, May 19-21, to collect funds. Donations can also be sent to the ISU Foundation (read more...)

Chamber Choir to tour Peru in May

The Idaho State University Chamber Choir will embark on a performance tour to Peru from May 20-31. Scott E. Anderson, D.M.A., ISU director of choral activities, will lead the Chamber Choir as they perform six concerts in Lima, Arequipa and Cusco,  the former capital of the Inca empire. The Chamber Choir will present a wide variety of (read more...)

ISU to host Predator-Prey and Saber-toothed Mammal Symposiums

Scientific experts from around the world will gather at Idaho State University to participate in the Predator-Prey Symposium May 12-14 and the 2008 International Symposium on Saber-toothed Mammals May 14-17. The Predator-Prey Symposium is sponsored jointly by the Idaho State University Department of Biological Sciences and the University of Idaho Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. (read more...)

Faculty/Staff Update

Erika Kuhlman, Ph.D., department of history, has published her book “Reconstructing Patriarchy after the Great War: Women, Gender, and Postwar Reconciliation between Nations,” (New York: Palgrave Macmillan). The book is the first to examine women’s historical involvement in peacemaking between nations after war.


The massage therapy student clinic will conduct a fundraiser June 12-13 to raise funds for the national certification exam that students will take in July. The cost of the exam is $175 per student. The club is trying to raise $1,450 to help students with the cost. Each student will perform massages. Appointments are available on both days. Thursday appointments are available at 3 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Appointments open Friday are at 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. The cost for a one-hour massage is $25. All donations received that are above the requested fee will support the ASISU Massage Therapy Club. Cash or checks will be accepted. To schedule an appointment call x2988. Leave a message that includes the preferred date and appointment time.

Graphic Arts will hold a bake sale Monday, June 2, to support its Relay for Life team, “Cactus Flowers.” There will be a wide assortment of treats for sale, with the opportunity to purchase a donation card. Raffle tickets also will be available for a variety of prizes. The sale will be located in the RFC building next to Student Services. It will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., unless the items are sold out sooner.

A summer energy-education camp for girls is scheduled June 16-19 at Idaho State University – Idaho Falls, at University Place. The camp is for girls who have no experience in electronics. They will learn how electrical energy is created and managed, discover how energy production affects the environment, experiment with radio electronics, build various electronics kits, and participate in field trips to a power plant and other facilities. Cost is $75. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Energy Systems Technology and Education Center at Idaho State University’s College of Technology is sponsoring the event in conjunction with Idaho Women in Nuclear, Partners for Prosperity and the Idaho National Laboratory. For more information, call x3400 or visit the electronics department online. Applications, available on the Web site, are due by June 8.

The Idaho Museum of Natural History’s “Art on the Road” program is offering a unique learning experience for children this summer. “Art on the Road” is taking children on an all-day field trip to learn about the science and art of fish. First, the children will visit the Mackay Fish Hatchery to learn about trout and salmon with Idaho Fish and Game biologist Mick Hoover. Next, children will explore their creative side with artist Linda Wolfe who will teach and inspire the children as they learn how to draw and paint fish. “Art on the Road” is scheduled Saturday, June 7, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The class is open to children who have completed third through sixth grades. Registration is $30 per child. IMNH will provide transportation, and children will be traveling in an Idaho State University vehicle. To register or for more information, send an e-mail to Rebecca Thorne-Ferrel or call x2195.