News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

March 31, 2014 — Vol. 30 No. 11

In this Issue

Semifinalists to Compete in the BIG Competition

Could the next "BIG" thing for Southeastern Idaho's economy be a company that produces a device that alerts anglers they have a fish on their fishing pole, or one that taps the billion-dollar potential of the future of unmanned aircraft systems? (read more...)

Be Advised

Idaho State University encourages students to "Be Advised" prior to academic registration, which is scheduled to begin April 14- 21 for the Fall 2014 semester. (read more...)

Faculty/Staff Updates

Congratulations to our February Customer Cares Spot Award winners! (read more...)

Mark Neiwirth, adjunct faculty member in the Department of Music, recently received his Competent Communicator Certification from Toastmasters International (read more...)

Dr. Thomas Klein, Professor in the Department of English and Philosophy, will hold his post-sabbatical colloquium, "'I Flew with Birds, Dove Under Waves': Water and Spirit in Early Medieval Riddles," on Friday, April 4 (read more...)

The Department of English and Philosophy is pleased to announce a book launch for Professor Brian Attebery's Stories about Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth, just published by Oxford University Press (read more...)

News Bites

The "Predators; Prey; Habitat" forum April 9 at Idaho State University will feature experts talking on wolves, cougars, grizzly bears and other predators, and their effects on prey species and habitats (read more...)

The efforts of Idaho State University AmeriCorps members, who annually contribute more than 64,000 hours of service work to communities throughout Idaho, were recognized by Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad April 1 at the Pocatello City Chamber Offices (read more...)

The ISU Department of Physics and the ISU Society of Physics Students invite everyone to join them at the Pine Ridge Mall on Saturday, April 5 for electrifying physics demonstrations from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (read more...)

Daria Kanevski, a first-year Idaho State University physician assistant studies student studying at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, has been selected as an Oral Health Champion by the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistance and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Health Foundation (read more...)

Idaho State University TRiO programs has partnered with the Idaho Science and Engineering Festival Committee to provide opportunities to low-income, first generation high school students (read more...)

Beginning Monday, May 12, Idaho State University's administrative, business, academic, and service office hours will be Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a one-half hour lunch break (read more...)

ISU faculty and staff are invited to join the Idaho State University Athletics Compliance Staff for an NCAA Rules Education session (read more...)