News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

November 5, 2014 — Vol. 30 No. 40

In this Issue

International Students Bring New Perspective to ISU

Every day at ISU, I meet someone new - not just to me or to the university, but new to America (read more...)

Mammoth Excavated Near American Falls Reservoir

The Bureau of Reclamation reports that the fossil remains of a more than 70,000 year-old mammoth discovered near American Falls Reservoir were excavated and transferred in late October to the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University in Pocatello (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...)

Join Professor of Music and Director of Bands, Dr. Pat Brooks for the Idaho State University Jazz Band on Nov. 7 (read more...)

Idaho State University will host a martial arts demonstration at ISU's Reed Gymnasium on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. to raise funds for the Frank Church Symposium (read more...)

All are invited to "Keep it Real Diverse: A Game of Inclusion /A Game of Connection" sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center Nov. 14 (read more...)

Faculty/Staff Updates

Dr. James W. Stoutenborough, postdoctoral research associate in political science, has had his article "Public Support for Climate Change Policy: Consistency in the Influence of Values and Attitudes over Time and Across Distinct Policy Alternatives" published in Review of Policy Research (read more...)

Idaho State University art professors Laura Ahola-Young and Naomi Adams will hold three art shows in Wyoming to help recruit students to take art classes at ISU (read more...)

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, Judge Randy Smith from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals visited Dr. Shane A. Gleason's Constitutional Law class to talk about the role of the courts in the federal system (read more...)

Associate Professor of Geology Benjamin Crosby will give a talk entitled "Sabbatical Reflections: Inspiring Faculty to Become Fulbright Scholars" Monday Nov. 10 (read more...)

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has appointed Idaho State University dental hygienist Meg Long-Woodhouse to a five-year term on the Idaho Board of Dentistry (read more...)

News Bites

Idaho State University's Regional Mathematics Center has partnered with Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 to provide training to help elementary and secondary teachers improve math instruction (read more...)

Melissa Hunt, a graduate of the College of Education and Stoddard Elementary first grade teacher is a finalist for a $100,000 grant in the Farmers Insurance "Dream Big Challenge." (read more...)

Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas touted the variety, quality and depth of the University's programs and the tremendous opportunities they provide during his annual State of the University Address on Wednesday, Oct. 29 (read more...)

Nominations are being accepted for the ISU Cares Extraordinary Employee Award (read more...)

Applications for the Truman Scholarship are due Dec. 1 (read more...)