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Newsletter Announcements for the week of October 22, 2017

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Department News

Drs. Rosemary Smith, Janet Loxterman, and Barbara Frank from the ISU Biology Department were among eleven teams from various institutions who spent three days participating in the PULSE (Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education) Workshop in Seattle, Washington. They learned about strategies and tools to leverage transformation in our institution and created an action plan to help faculty engage in and adopt core concepts of the Vision and Change document. The goal of the ISU team is to increase student success by creating a culture that values teaching and student success.

Biology Open House on Monday, October 30, 2017, from 9-11 a.m. in the Gale Life Science Building (65). Please join us as we celebrate the completion of our new teaching labs. These labs will be used in support of classes for KDHS programs in PT/OT, Nursing, PA, IDEP, Pharmacy, MLS, as well as Biological Sciences courses in cell biology, biochemistry, ecology, and others.

Seminars

Dr. Janet Loxterman, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of ISU Biological Sciences will present a Scholarly Lecture, “Genetic Tools for Species Conservation,” Thursday, October 26, 2017, in Salmon River Suite, Pond Student Union at 7 p.m. This lecture is sponsored by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter #110 Idaho State University.

David Huber, PhD graduate student with Dr. Kitty Lohse, will present his defense seminar, "Precipitation Timing and Soil Control Volumes Regulate Carbon and Nutrient Cycling in Cold Desert Ecosystems" Friday, October 27, 2017, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Cordelia Chong, DA graduate student with Dr. Rosemary Smith, will present her defense seminar, "Evidence-based Design and Development of Interactive Learning Units: A Museum Case Study" Thursday, November 2, 2017, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Stephanie Zorio, DA graduate student with Dr. Ken Aho, will present her proposal seminar Thursday, November 9, 2017, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Jessica Whitaker, PhD graduate student with Dr. Jason Pilarski, will present her proposal seminar Thursday, November 30, 2017, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Dr. Lilian Calderon-Garcidueñas, Professor, University of Montana, will present a seminar Thursday, November 30, 2017, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

ISU Academic Calendar

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, October 21. Please be sure to submit your time by Monday, October 23 at noon. This gives your approver time to approve your time card and fix any problems by Tuesday, October 24 when time cards are due to Payroll.

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