By Office for Civil Rights press release and Journal staff
Idaho State University has agreed to pay $400,000 to the U.S. Department of Health Human Services for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Security Rule.
This settlement involves the breach of unsecured electronic protected health information of 17,500 individuals who were patients at an ISU clinic.
The Office for Civil Rights opened its investigation after ISU notified HHS that the ePHI of approximately 17,500 individuals was accessible at its Pocatello Family Medicine Clinic because an ISU server firewall was disabled.
OCR investigators found that ISU did not apply proper security measures and policies to address risks to ePHI and did not have in place procedures for routine review of information system activity which could have detected the breach in the firewall much sooner. Overall, ISU failed to ensure the uniform implementation of required Security Rule protections at each of its covered clinics.
The Idaho State University attorney handling this matter was not available for comment when contacted Tuesday night.
It’s “Free Movie Night” with romantic comedy/drama “Bird in the Air” playing this Thursday, May 23, at 6:00 and 8:15 p.m. at the Bengal Theater in the Pond Student Union. A man in search of his past, and a woman who lives in the moment, are brought together when they pursue the origins of a stray parrot, an adventure that sends them on a heartfelt journey of self-discovery. Film Forward Magazine calls the film, “A lovely little modern screwball comedy that only hard-hearted cynics will resist,” while the Los Angeles Times adds that it’s an “involving character dramedy with a pair of appealing leads who help give this offbeat movie flight.” (Rated PG-13) All are welcome. Trailer and more information is at www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/bird.
POCATELLO — It’s “Free Movie Night” with romantic comedy/drama “Bird in the Air” playing Thursday, May 23, at 6 and 8:15 p.m. at the Bengal Theater in the Pond Student Union at ISU.
A man in search of his past and a woman who lives in the moment are brought together when they pursue the origins of a stray parrot that sends them on a heartfelt journey of self-discovery. (Rated PG-13)
All are welcome. Hosted by the Pocatello Film Society. Trailer and more information is at www.po catellofilmsociety.com .
ISU Sports Information
Amanda Fitzsimmons and Vicky Galasso continue to garner post-season recognition.
The two student-athletes became the first-ever Bengals to earn all-region honors as they were named to the NFCA second-team, All-Pacific Region team. The two are now eligible for selection to one of the three 2013 NFCA Division I All-American teams.
Other players named to the two all-region teams came from schools such as Cal, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico State, San Jose State, Portland State, Oregon State and Utah.
Galasso, who was named the first-ever Big Sky Conference Player of the Year, and Fitzsimmons had record-breaking years for Idaho State Galasso finished the 2013 season hitting .461 with 18 home runs and 60 RBI. The 18 home runs was the second-most in a single season as Fitzsimmons set the single-season record with 20 homers. Galasso’s 60 RBI and 82 hits was an ISU single-season record while her 54 runs scored ranked second.
Fitzsimmons finished her senior season hitting .367 with 20 home runs and 43 RBI. She finished her career ranked first in runs scored (110), home runs (33) and RBI (101) and second in hits with 141. Fitzsimmons also finished 13-13 in the circle with 123 strikeouts in 163.2 innings of work in 2013. The 2013 NFCA Division I All-America teams will be announced Wednesday, May 29 at 3 p.m. via NFCA.org.
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Tagged isu, Softball
By Jason Enes
I am not one who normally voices my displeasure with postseason awards, but Wednesday the Big Sky Conference coaches got one award just plain wrong.
Wednesday morning, Portland State softball coach Tobin Echo-Hawk was named Big Sky Coach of the Year by the leagues’ seven coaches. Why? The Vikings won their fourth conference title, three in the Pacific Coast Softball Conference and this year’s inaugural Big Sky title and, according to the preseason poll, the Vikings were the clear-cut favorite. So explain to me how Idaho State head coach Julie Wright did not win the award after she led a team that was picked to finish last in the preseason poll, to instead take a share of the regular season title and host the first Big Sky Conference tournament. Last time I looked, ISU had the only winning record for the season of all the teams in the league, had five first team all-Big Sky selections, the conference player and freshman of the year and the only three unanimous all-Big Sky selections. Not bad for a program that had just seven players when Wright took over three years ago. Am I saying that Echo-Hawk isn’t a deserving winner? No, far from it. I just cannot grasp giving the coach of the year award to the coach of a team that did what everyone thought they would do. ISU on the other hand shocked the conference and the nation with their explosive offense that rewrote the record books at ISU. The reason behind that success, none other than Wright herself.
SUBMITTED BY MUSICIANS WEST
POCATELLO — The 15th annual Musicians West Piano Competition will be Friday and Saturday at Idaho State University. Piano students and young professionals from around the state will compete for more than $4,600 in cash prizes.
The Young Artist Competition, ages 18 to 24, will take place on Friday from noon to 4 p.m., in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. College students will present solo programs of 20 to 30 minutes each. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. Winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m.
A public master class featuring Steven Hesla, professor at the University of Montana, will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Goranson Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building at ISU. Contestants from the Young Artist Competition will play for Hesla, who will offer constructive evaluations and will work with each performer. The master class is open to the public.
The pre-college competition finals will be on Saturday at 3 p.m. for primary through intermediate 1 levels, and at 6:30 p.m. for intermediate 2 through advanced 2 levels. Both finals will be at Jensen Grand Concert Hall in a public recital setting. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of each segment, and will be awarded with trophies, monetary awards and medals.
SUBMITTED BY ISU CHILDREN’S CHORUS
POCATELLO — Audition dates for the ISU Children’s Chorus fall semester have been set for May 28, 29 and 30 and will be held in the choir room in the Fine Arts Building at Idaho State University. Interested parents should e-mail Becky Moore at isu.childrens. email@example.com for more information and setting up an audition time.
The unique group provides a wonderful opportunity for musically gifted children to sing, learn and grow musically. For 26 years, the ISU Music Department has sponsored the community choir and hundreds of children have learned from at least nine different choral directors.
The choir was the brainchild of Kaye Paulson in 1987, while she was serving as music professor at ISU, teaching private voice and music classes for elementary teachers. Current codirectors, Becky Moore and Sarah Davids, are seeing children of children who were in the choir 20 years ago!
At the chorus’ recent Spring Concert, there were at least four family groups represented from years past of the chorus’ 26 year history. Elizabeth Bolinger was a member of the choir in the early ’90s, along with three of her brothers and accompanied this year’s choir on flute, for two separate pieces. Bolinger is now a fourthgrade teacher at Grace Lutheran School and participates in the Pocatello Flute Choir, Suite 212.
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Tagged ISU chorus
POCATELLO — The public is invited to Saturday’s no-host luncheon meeting of the Pocatello branch of the American Association of University Women at Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. First Ave., from noon to 2 p.m.
The meeting agenda includes a summary of “$tart $mart” workshops from this spring, planning for next year’s workshops and events, election of new officers, and a decision on whether to proceed with another book sale fundraiser in the fall.
The AAUW mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.
Membership is open to anyone holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Idaho State University is an institutional partner of the Pocatello branch and students enrolled at ISU are eligible to receive a free e-Student Affiliation membership.
Please RSVP if possible for the May 18 meeting by contacting Cathy Kriloff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 282-3093.