News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

October 29, 2014 — Vol. 30 No. 39

In this Issue

First-Time Undergraduate Enrollment Increases

Idaho State University's first-time undergraduates increased nearly 19 percent over last year, while total enrollment remained flat (read more...)

Yellowstone Studies Center in West Yellowstone offers diverse opportunities for ISU faculty, students and staff

The Yellowstone Studies Center is a source and center for better understanding the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (read more...)


The Diversity Resource Center is inviting all learn more about how Halloween is celebrated around the world at an open house Friday, Oct. 31 (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...)

The Metropolitan Opera Auditions will be held at Idaho State University on Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall (read more...)

The Idaho State University International Student Association invites all of Pocatello and the surrounding communities to experience and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of ISU at International Night 2014 on Saturday, Nov. 1 (read more...)

ISU faculty and staff invited to join the Idaho State University Athletics Compliance Staff for an NCAA Rules Education session in room B-3G of the Eli M. Oboler Library on Tuesday Nov. 4 (read more...)

Idaho State University's English and Philosophy Department will hold the Humanities Café "Cultural Revolution: Arts and Literature in Mid-Century America" on Nov. 6 at the Portneuf Valley Brewery (read more...)

Lee Marek, a University of Illinois chemistry professor featured regularly on the "Late Show with David Letterman" and other television programs, will demonstrate the power of chemistry during a presentation Nov. 7 at Idaho State University-Idaho Falls (read more...)

The Sport Science & Physical Education department in the College of Education is hosting a Sport Science & Physical Education Fair on Friday Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Reed Gym (read more...)

The 44th annual ISU Women's Club Holiday Fair Scholarship Fundraiser is Friday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom (read more...)

Faculty/Staff Updates

Jeremy Thomas, a sociology professor at Idaho State University, has received nationwide publicity in the Boston Globe, Washington Post and MSNBC in the last year about his research concerning homosexuality and religion (read more...)

Shannon Lynch co-authored an article titled "Risk Profile and Treatment Needs of Women in Jail with Co-Occurring Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders" with colleagues Kathryn Nowotny, Joanne Belknap and Dana DeHart that is now available in advance online at Women & Health (read more...)

Dr. Sarah Tiggelaar, a third-year resident in the Idaho State University Family Medicine Residency (FMR) has been selected to receive the 2014 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education (read more...)

Idaho State University physician assistant studies assistant professor, Talia Sierra, has received a coveted Faculty Loan Repayment Award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to help defray the cost of her graduate education at ISU (read more...)

Dr. Dani Moffit, program director of the Master of Science in Athletic Training program in the College of Education recently participated as a panelist for the Practice Analysis of reviewing practice standards for Certified Athletic Trainers (ATs) at the Board of Certification headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska (read more...)

News Bites

Idaho State University's Department of Communication, Media, & Persuasion (CMP) partnered with Simplot to announce the fifth annual poster competition winner for the 2015 Simplot Games (read more...)

The Idaho State University Leadership Development Program is sponsoring a food drive during the month of November at ISU locations in Pocatello (read more...)

Students at Idaho State University-Idaho Falls and community businesses and groups are sponsoring a Winter Warmth Coat Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8 (read more...)

Congratulations to September's ISU Cares Spot Award winners (read more...)

Our ISU United Way Campaign will be held Nov. 1 - 30 (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.