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Idaho State University announces multimillion-reinvestment initiative

Posted November 14, 2014

Idaho State University will be reinvesting nearly $7 million back into the University, the majority going to academic programs, deferred maintenance and infrastructure. (read more…)

2014 National Outdoor Book Awards announced by Idaho State University

Posted November 13, 2014

They call her Grandma Gatewood. She carries an umbrella, wears a checked skirt, and she loves to hike.

In fact, she is the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. After her first 2,000-mile hike, she did it again, becoming the first person – man or woman – to hike it twice. And then for good measure, she hiked it a third time.

Gatewood is the subject of a new book, which is one of the award recipients of the 2014 National Outdoor Book Awards. The awards program is sponsored by the National Outdoor Book Awards Foundation, Idaho State University and the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education. (read more…)

Idaho State University Armed Forces Club will host “Operation Diaper Drop” Nov. 17-18

Posted November 12, 2014

The Idaho State University Armed Forces Club is hosting “Operation Diaper Drop” to benefit Benny’s Pantry and Toys for Tots, on Nov. 17 and 18.

Donations of diapers, unopened formula, baby food, baby wipes, unopened baby bottles and new infant toys will be collected Nov. 17 and delivered Nov. 18. (read more…)

Idaho State University Native American Night and Native Royalty Pageant set Nov. 17

Posted November 12, 2014

The Idaho State University Native Americans United will hold its Native American Heritage Night on Nov. 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The night will include dinner, a fashion show, Native American dancing, and royalty pageant. The Native American Heritage night is held in celebration of November National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month. (read more…)

I Chose ISU – Pedro Moreno Leon, Venezuelan student pursues dream

Posted November 12, 2014

Ever since Pedro Moreno Leon was a child, it was his dream to work at a power plant.

Leon, ISU’s only Venezuelan student, is well on his way to fulfilling his dream of becoming a nuclear engineer.

At just 19, he left his home in Venezuela to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering at Idaho State University. (read more…)

Free flu shots and traumatic brain injury screenings offered at ISU-Meridian/Ada County Health Screening Nov. 20

Posted November 11, 2014

Free flu shots and screenings for hepatitis C and traumatic brain injury are among services offered at a community health screening Thursday, Nov. 20, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive. (read more…)

Idaho State University Distinguished Faculty nominations sought

Posted November 10, 2014

Nominations are being sought for three Idaho State University faculty members to be recognized as Distinguished Faculty.

They will be honored during a reception in April and recognized during the 2015 Commencement exercises.

Nominations for the Distinguished Teacher and Distinguished Service are due Jan. 23. The Distinguished Researcher call for nominations will be announced by the Office for Research and Economic Development. (read more…)

ISU geosciences Associate Professor Benjamin Crosby to give talk about Fulbright scholarship

Posted November 10, 2014

Benjamin Crosby, an Idaho State University geosciences associate professor, will present a talk titled “Sabbatical Reflections: Inspiring Faculty to Become Fulbright Scholars” at noon Nov. 10 at the ISU Rendezvous Complex Suites A and B. (read more…)

Documentary film ‘Degenerate Art’ to be shown at ISU Continuing Ed Building on Nov. 11

Posted November 10, 2014

New Knowledge Adventures, part of Idaho State University’s Continuing Education Program, will present a free screening of the documentary film “Degenerate Art” at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 in Room 125 of the Continuing Education Building, located at 1001 N. Seventh Ave. in Pocatello. (read more…)

Idaho State University Professor Harris to address United Nations committee Nov. 17 on nuclear security

Posted November 10, 2014

Idaho State University Associate Professor of Health Physics Jason Harris will address the United Nations 1540 Committee at U.N. headquarters in New York City on the topic of nuclear security on Nov. 17.

The 1540 Committee is under the U.N.’s Security Council. Harris will deliver a half-hour talk devoted specifically on the activities of the International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN), which is a partnership between educational institutions and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Harris served as chair of the INSEN 2012-14. He stepped down in August, but is still active with the INSEN. (read more…)

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