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Newsletter Announcements for the week of September 24, 2017

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Department News

Catherine Black and Janet Loxterman were among five Idaho State University faculty who were chosen to receive 2017 Outstanding Master Teacher award.

Rick Williamsis a Co-PI on the NSF Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections Grant establishing the Thematic Collections Network: Using Herbarium Data To Document Plant Niches In The High Peaks And High Plains Of The Southern Rockies –Past, Present, And Future, that was recently recommended for funding. This is a collaborative network of 20 herbaria participating in digitization plus 14 National Parks, the US National Museum, Denver Botanic Garden, and Colorado State University contributing existing data. The collaborative will digitize and mobilize geographically referenced data from ~2.0 million herbarium specimens that can be used to document and model plant niches in this ecologically important region in light of global environmental change. Funding is approximately $2M for 4 years.

Dr. Kitty Lohse was recognized by the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Publications department. The AGU recognizes a number of outstanding reviewers selected by the editors of each AGU journal for their work in 2016. (In Appreciation of AGU’s Outstanding Reviewers of 2016)

Seminars

Dr. Keith Reinhardt, Department of Biological Sciences, Idaho State University, will present his tenure and promotion seminar, “Linking Pattern and Process at Leaf to Ecosystem Scales: Lessons from Hot, Dry, Cold, and Wet Environments,” Thursday, September 28, 2017, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Dr. Ben Abbott, Assistant Professor of Plant and Wildlife Sciences Department, Brigham Young University, will present a seminar, “Unexpected spatial stability of water chemistry in headwater stream networks,” Thursday, October 5, 2017, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Dr. Zhao Ma, will present a seminar, “Ecosystem Services,” Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in Liberal Arts 324 at 4 p.m.

Ruth MacNeille, DA graduate student with Dr. Kitty Lohse, will present her proposal seminar, “Transformation and Transportation in Shifting Landscapes: Exploring Patterns in Streams and Education,” Thursday, October 19, 2017, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Publications

Rajkowska, G., Mahajan, G., Legutko, B., Challagundla, L., Griswold, M., Albert, P.R., Daigle, M., Miguel-Hidalgo, J.J., Austin, M.C., Blakely, R.D., Steffens, D.C., Stockmeier, C.A. Length of axons expressing the serotonin transporter in orbitofrontal cortex is lower with age in depression. Neuroscience. 359: 30-39, 2017.

ISU Academic Calendar

September 22 Last day to WITHDRAW from early 8-week courses
October 2 Early 8-week course grading opens
October 9-13 Mid-term week
October 13 Seniors: Last day to file application for December graduation
October 16 Late 8-week courses begin
October 17 Early 8-week course grading closes at 5 p.m.
October 20 Last day to add/drop late 8-week courses
October 23 Spring 2018 Class Schedule viewable online (subject to change)
October 27 Last day to WITHDRAW from full semester courses

Payroll Information

Our pay period ends Saturday, September 23. Please be sure to submit your time by Monday, September 25 at noon. This gives your approver time to approve your time card and fix any problems by Tuesday, September 26 when time cards are due to Payroll.

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