News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

August 29, 2008 — Vol. 24 No. 30

“I Love ISU” volunteer callers Jeff Jones, left, Sharon Price and Robert Barnes—all of them ISU alumni in Idaho Falls—work the phones in 2007 to raise scholarship funds for Idaho State University students in Idaho Falls and Pocatello. The Bank of Idaho representatives will be back Sept. 8-9 to participate in the campaign’s 26th consecutive year. The goal is $400,000. In 2007, the campaign raised $390,907 in pledges. President Arthur C. Vailas, Ph.D., is scheduled to address the importance of scholarships as part of his talk on Tuesday to the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce Forum luncheon, at noon at the Red Lion Hotel near the falls. (ISU Photographic Services)

In this Issue

‘I Love ISU’ scholarship campaign sets sights on $400,000 goal

The 26th annual “I Love ISU” campaign is off and running with callers in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls and Pocatello trying to raise this year’s goal of $400,000 for Idaho State University scholarships. The Blackfoot volunteer calling campaign was held on Aug. 28; the Idaho Falls volunteer calling campaign will run Sept. 8-9; and the Pocatello and (read more...)

Idaho Museum of Natural History features new faces, programs

Idaho Museum of Natural History, located on the campus of Idaho State University, has announced several personnel changes and a greater emphasis on research in its mission. The museum also is going through its accreditation process this academic year. Ernest “Skip” Lohse, Ph.D., has been named acting director, replacing interim director Jennifer Fisher, who retired (read more...)

Anderson Center director Morrow receives national recognition

The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) selected Rebecca Morrow, Ph.D., director of the Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center at Idaho State University, co-chair of its Women’s Centers Committee. Morrow, appointed on June 22, will serve for two years with Candace Rosovsky, Ph.D., of the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Established in 1977, NWSA is a professional (read more...)

Bengal Dancers win awards at UDA college camp

The Idaho State University Bengal Dancers recently returned from the Universal Dance Association (UDA) College Camp held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where they won three awards. There were 37 other college dance teams in attendance along with Idaho State University. The four-day camp included a home-routine evaluation and competition, UDA fight song evaluation and competition, (read more...)

Wal-Mart donates to concussion prevention program sponsored by ISU’s Faure

Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club today announced it will donate $30,000 to the youth head concussion education and prevention program, sponsored by Dr. Caroline Faure, Ed.D., assistant professor in the Department of Sports Science and Physical Education at Idaho State University. The donation from Wal-Mart will help create a grass-roots education program for coaches in youth (read more...)

Faculty/Staff Update

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has reappointed nursing professor Karen Neill, Ph.D., to the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance. The council is the advisory body for programs and services affecting crime victims in Idaho. It collaborates with programs statewide to improve crime-victim treatment by providing victims with assistance and services. Neill also chairs the Committee for Oversight of Domestic Violence Treatment Standards, a council subcommittee.
Also, Neill will present a podium session at the International Association of Forensic Nursing’s Scientific Assembly in Dallas, Texas, Sept. 17-20. She will present on the topic “Offender Accountability: Addressing Perpetrator Responsibility and Victim Safety.” The presentation will explore domestic violence intervention strategies based on current evidence addressing the perpetrator of violence, and the critical interface of criminal justice, social-service and health care systems. Neill specializes in forensics. She started the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program in southeastern Idaho.


The ISU Women’s Club will kick off another year of fun-filled activities beginning with the annual Past Presidents’ Fall Social on Thursday, Sept. 18, at ISU Alumni House, 544 S. 7th Ave. in Pocatello, from 4 to 6 p.m. All female faculty and staff, as well as female “significant others” of faculty and staff, are invited.
The past presidents of ISU Women’s Club sponsor this event each year. All women who are interested in learning about and joining the club are invited to drop in and enjoy friendship and refreshments. Membership forms will be available on that day, along with signup sheets.

The ISU art galleries and the Idaho Museum of Natural History will again host a Gallery Walk each month this academic year. The first walk is scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. It will include an opening reception in the Pond Student Union Transition Gallery, with light refreshments and live music. Also exhibited in the Transition Gallery is “Going Home,” oil paintings by Susanne Forrest, and “Spirit Explored,” bronze sculptures by Kristol Coker.
The Mind’s Eye Gallery will feature Matthew Irving’s “Asian Influence,” photographs taken in China. The John B. Davis Gallery will exhibit “Reunion” by Molly Hill. The Idaho Museum of Natural History will feature an exclusive sneak peek of fish fossils from the Green River formation in southeast Wyoming. These specimens have never before been on exhibit.
For additional information, contact Kristin Fletcher, Idaho Museum of Natural History program manager, at x2262.

The ninth annual Idaho State Journal Business Awards committee is accepting nominations for the 2008 awards program. The awards will be presented on Oct. 9. They are sponsored by Idaho State University, the Idaho State Journal, the Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce and the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce. There are six Business Person of the Year categories, each recognizing the outstanding efforts of businesspeople in southeast Idaho.
The categories are: Retail, Professional/Service, Technology/Communications, Education, Non-Profit/Government and Industry/Agriculture. Nominations also are being taken for the “Over-Achievers Under 40” category, which seeks to recognize the best and brightest up-and-coming leaders in our communities.
Selections are based on nominees who have distinguished themselves both professionally and as volunteers in the community.
Nomination forms are available in Pocatello at the Idaho State Journal, 305 S. Arthur Ave.; the Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce, 324 S. Main; and the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce, 130 NW Main. The forms are available online