News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

September 25, 2014 — Vol. 30 No. 34

In this Issue

"I Love ISU" raises $194,0000

The 2014 annual "I Love ISU" campaign concluded Thursday, Sept. 18, raising $194,092.52 in pledges for scholarships for Southeast Idaho students (read more...)

Campus Safety Receives Accreditation

Idaho State University Campus Public Safety has received accreditation by the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association (ICOPA) (read more...)


A fundraiser to purchase two hand-made books by renowned book artist Mary Risala Laird for the Idaho State University Eli Oboler Library will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 (read more...)

The Department of English and Philosophy will host their next Humanities Cafe: "Politics: Performance and Resistance," Thursday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. (read more...)

El Korah Shriners and Idaho State University-Meridian are hosting a free screening clinic for children with orthopedic conditions, burns and spinal cord injuries (read more...)

The Idaho Museum of Natural History's new Smithsonian exhibit titled "I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story" runs through Nov. 30 (read more...)

Faculty/Staff Updates

Diana Livingston Friedley, professor of music, will be receiving the Mayors Award for the Arts on Oct. 9 at the 2014 Art for Food Celebration at the Idaho Foodbank (read more...)

Dr. Xiaomeng (Mona) Xu, assistant professor of psychology, has had her article "Failure to Replicate Depletion of Self-control" accepted into PLoS ONE (read more...)

Dr. Tracy Farnsworth, Dr. Patrick Hermanson, and Associate Professor Ruiling Guo are working with The Hospital Cooperative (THC), an association of hospitals and health systems in eastern Idaho to deliver a comprehensive workshop on evidence-based management (EBMgt) (read more...)

News Bites

The ISU Society of Physic Students is seeking volunteers for its annual Haunted Science Laboratory exhibit (read more...)

This summer, students from Idaho State University went on a two-week journey into Yellowstone National Park to study its history. Yolonda Youngs, assistant history professor, taught students about Yellowstone's history and then took them into the park for nearly two weeks to study it hands-on (read more...)

Idaho State University Health Sciences Library and the Southeastern Idaho Public Health Department have received an award of $30,000 for a Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014 (read more...)

Karen Trader Leigh, a consultant at the International Multicultural Institute and an internationally recognized specialist in cultural diversity training, led a series of workshops for ISU students, faculty and staff in late August and early September, ending with a staff workshop on Friday, Sept. 12 (read more...)

Employment Opportunities

The following departments have immediate promotional and transfer opportunities. For a complete job descriptions and application instructions visit Employees who hold permanent status in any of the following classifications may also contact the hiring departments directly to submit a resume and any other requested application materials.

Please visit for a list of all current classified, non-classified, and faculty job openings. Please call Kristi Osborn at ext. 4828 with any questions.

Human Resources will no longer send individual emails on immediate job opportunities on campus.