News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

October 1, 2014 — Vol. 30 No. 35

In this Issue

ISU Named Military-Friendly School

GI Jobs Magazine has once again included Idaho State University on its list of Military-Friendly schools (read more...)

ISU A Leader in Nuclear Non-Proliferation Education

Nuclear non-proliferation education, particularly the safeguarding of nuclear materials, has become a specialty of Idaho State University working in conjunction with the Idaho National Laboratory at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies in Idaho Falls (read more...)


The Idaho State University Department of Art will present the Seventh Annual Graduate Art Student Presentations in the form of a gallery talk at 4 p.m. Oct. 1 in the John B. Davis Gallery (read more...)

Idaho State University's Department of English and Philosophy will hold its Humanities Cafe "Politics: Performance and Resistance" on Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Portneuf Valley Brewery (read more...)

El Korah Shriners and Idaho State University-Meridian will host a free screening clinic for children with orthopedic conditions, burns and spinal cord injuries on Saturday, Oct. 4 in Meridian (read more...)

Idaho State University will hold two informational meetings Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Wood River Valley to present information on new ISU online master's and bachelor's degrees (read more...)

Idaho State University Central Academic Advising will host the annual ISU Majors and Minors Fair, "A Major A'Faire," on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pond Student Union (read more...)

All faculty are invited to attend the Family Weekend 2014: Faculty Reception and Resource Fair (read more...)

The 27th Annual Idaho Conference on Health Care and the 7th Annual Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium is Friday, Oct. 31 at Idaho State University in Pocatello (read more...)

Faculty/Staff Updates

Hal Hellwig, Assoc. Professor of English, has had his chapter, "Venice and the Decline of the West: Henry James, Mark Twain, and the Memorials of the Past," published in Henry James Today, edited by John Carlos Rowe (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014). (read more...)

Curt Whitaker, Assoc. Professor of English, recently returned from presenting his paper "Ecotheology and the Problem of Place" at Under Western Skies 3, an interdisciplinary environmental conference held in Calgary, Canada. The talk considered depiction of nature in Renaissance poetry and the extent to which religious doctrine affects people's treatment of the environment. (read more...)

Dr. Xiaomeng (Mona) Xu, assistant professor of psychology, has had her article "Benefits of adding small financial incentives or optional group meetings to a web-based statewide obesity initiative" accepted for publication in Obesity (read more...)

Christy Sabel, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), by the National League for Nursing (NLN) (read more...)

Dr. Terry Ownby, Assistant Professor of Photo Media in the James E. Rogers Department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion, will be exhibiting his photographic work at national and international exhibitions next month. His photographs Free HBO and Teton's Snapshots will be displayed at the juried group exhibition Snapshot Aesthetic: Domestic and Everyday, held at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Ownby's image titled Phillips 66 will be displayed at the juried group exhibition The Built Environment, held at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont. All three images will be published later this fall in respective exhibition catalog books (read more...)

Dr. Michele Brumley, an associate professor in Psychology, and graduate students in her laboratory recently published a research article in a special issue of the journal Frontiers in Neural Circuits. The special issue is on "Neuromodulatory Control of Spinal Function in Health and Disease", and their paper is entitled "Inter- and intralimb adaptations to a sensory perturbation during activation of the serotonin system after a low spinal cord transection in neonatal rats". Sierra Kauer, a graduate student in the Experimental PhD program is a co-author on the paper, in addition to Experimental psychology alumna Misty Strain, and collaborator Tina Kao (affiliated with CUNY-Brooklyn, NYU, and Columbia University). (read more...)

News Bites

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 from the National Library of Medicine (read more...)

Idaho State University students and faculty traveled to the ISU O'Neall Environmental Reserve to clean up the area and do some maintenance work on a house and fence owned by ISU on Saturday Sept. 20 (read more...)

The ISU Research Council is an advisory council that provides a forum for internal discussion, gathers and disseminates information to the faculty, and provides a faculty voice on matters pertaining to research, scholarship, and creative activity (read more...)

The Idaho State University Foundation announced the addition of three new board members during its annual meeting on the University's Pocatello campus on Friday, Sept. 26: Michael J. Byrne, '73 and '75; Valerie Hoybjerg; and Thana Singarajah, '84 and '88 (read more...)

The most recent ABCs Diabetes Health Check event was successfully held on Sept. 24, 2014, at the Lost River Medical Center in Arco (read more...)

The ISU Society of Physics Students is looking for volunteers for its Haunted Science Laboratory (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.