G. Nicholas and Sara Ifft Communication Lab
About the Lab
The Communication Lab in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Idaho State University was made possible through a gift in excess of $490,000 from G. Nicholas and Sara Ifft. Ifft was president and general manager of the Idaho State Journal from 1965 to 1984. According to an article from the Idaho State Journal, "Ifft chose this project for his contribution because speech communications is a natural adjunct to the newspaper business."
The CommLab is a spacious and state of the art facility in room 321 of Frasier Hall. Because of the Ifft’s generosity, ISU now has this facility with 14 computer stations, study areas, a group meeting room, 2 presentation rooms with DVD recording/PowerPoint technology, and a tutorial instruction area. Ifft said, "It is a privilege to help Idaho State University because the university has played such a major role in the development of Southeast Idaho and the state of Idaho" (Idaho State Journal, 3/7/99, A1).
Location: Frazier Hall Room 321
CommLab phone: 282-COMM (282-2666)
Benefits of Visiting the CommLab
• Improved speech writing skills
• Advanced oral presentation skills
• Reduced speech anxiety
• Developed confidence in delivery
• Practiced use of visual aids
• Enhanced one on one communication skills