News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

February 10, 2014 — Vol. 30 No. 5

In this Issue

ISU Hosts Invention to Venture Seminar

Idaho State University will host the free Invention to Venture Seminar, featuring seven national and regional entrepreneurial and economic development experts, from 2 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Pond Student Union Wood River Suites. (read more...)

Faculty/Staff Updates

Karen Portillo, RDH, MD was a recipient of the Olav Alvares Award for Best Article Published in the Journal of Dental Education in 2013 (read more...)

Dr. Karima Benyahia, an international researcher from Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria, has wrapped up a month-long visit to the College of Pharmacy at Idaho State University-Meridian (read more...)

English Ph.D. alumna Dr. Naveed Rehan, has published a book chapter entitled "Creative Nonfiction--New Trends in the Teaching of English" in the book New Research into Applied Linguistics and Language Learning edited by Engin Arik and published by MacroWorld, Istanbul (2013) (read more...)

News Bites

The Idaho State University School of Performing Arts Theatre will present "The Gondoliers" in the Bilyeau Theater in Frazier Hall on Feb. 21, 22, 24, 28 and March 1 at 7:30 p.m., with music by Arthur Sullivan Libretto and W.S. Gilbert (read more...)

A free screening of Tokyo Waka, followed by a discussion of the documentary, is set for Thursday, Feb. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Salmon River room at the Pond Student Union (read more...)

A contractor will be performing electrical work in most Pocatello campus buildings over the next few weeks (read more...)

The College of Science and Engineering at Idaho State University is hosting its annual National Engineers Week Student Competitions on Thursday, Feb. 20, with competitions beginning at 11 a.m. in the Student Union Ballroom (read more...)

A visit by Julie Paschkis, author, painter and illustrator for more than 30 books for children, will highlight the 28th annual Idaho State University Bellon Visiting Author Series scheduled March 17-19 (read more...)

The Idaho State Board of Education on Monday voted unanimously in opposition to Senate Bill 1254, which was introduced last week to the Idaho Legislature (read more...)

All staff members are encouraged to vote on the new staff council bylaws (read more...)

The January Benefits Focus Newsletter includes information and a quick survey in regards to a possible change to our Flexible Spending Accounts (read more...)