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Idaho State University Central Academic Advising offers “Declare Your Major” and “Be Advised” campaigns prior to early registration April 13-20

Posted March 29, 2015

Idaho State University encourages students to participate in the “Declare Your Major” and “Be Advised” campaigns prior to fall semester 2015 early registration set April 13-20, depending on class rank.

Deciding on a major and taking action to officially notify the department is important. Students who have officially committed to a major tend to persist in college and graduate. However, students should avoid choosing a major without knowing if it is a proper “fit” for oneself or without understanding the related employment opportunities and job characteristics. (read more…)

ISU Idaho Museum of Natural History Science Trek 2015, a night of science exploration for children, set April 24-25; registration deadline is March 31

Posted March 29, 2015

The Idaho State University Idaho Museum of Natural History and Idaho Public Television will present a night of scientific exploration for children in third through fifth grade with Science Trek 2015, which will be held Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25.

Participating children will roll out their sleeping bags and spend a night in the museum and be given the opportunity to learn about science in a fun and interesting way. Science Trek will include group activities, live science presentations, experiments and demonstrations. (read more…)

Idaho State University announces auditions April 3-4 for summer community musical ‘Anything Goes’

Posted March 29, 2015

Auditions for the Cole Porter Broadway musical “Anything Goes” will be held April 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. and April 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bistline Theatre at the Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Singing and dancing roles are available and the community is encouraged to audition. (read more…)

Pocatello Mayor Blad, Chubbuck Mayor England to recognize Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service April 7 at Pocatello’s Brooklyn’s Playground.

Posted March 29, 2015

The efforts of AmeriCorps members, including those from Idaho State University, who annually contribute more than 64,000 hours of service work to communities throughout Idaho, will be recognized by Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad and Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England on April 7 at Brooklyn’s Playground in Pocatello.

The mayors and volunteers will be partaking in a service project, which will include cleaning some of the playground equipment and litter pickup at Brooklyn’s Park from 8-9 a.m. April 7. (read more…)

Servel Facility Committee gathers information for recommendation

Posted March 29, 2015

The independent fact-finding committee charged with assessing the current state of the Idaho State University Presidential Residence Facility is reviewing information to make a recommendation to the University about how to meet the institution’s needs in the future.

The group, comprised of community members, students and faculty, met Tuesday to discuss several possibilities for the future of the presidential residence facility, including reconstruction of the current Servel House, construction of a new facility, purchasing a facility or offering a presidential stipend for housing. (read more…)

Five Idaho State University faculty members honored with 2015 Outstanding Researcher Awards

Posted March 26, 2015

Five Idaho State University faculty members have received 2015 Outstanding Researcher Awards and will be honored at a reception on April 8.

One Outstanding Researcher will receive the 2015 ISU Distinguished Researcher Award. The winner will be announced at a later date.

The faculty members who will receive ISU Outstanding Researcher awards are: Jennifer Attebery, professor of English; Shannon Lynch, professor of psychology; Mark McBeth, associate dean in the College of Arts & Letters; Colden Baxter and Jean Pfau, associate professors in the Department of Biological Sciences. (read more…)

Idaho State University College of Education announces summer camp for area youth

Posted March 26, 2015

The Idaho State University College of Education will be hosting “Kid U Summer Camp 2015.” Taught by certified teachers, the all-day camp, held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will blend summer activities with language arts, math and science curriculum. The first session will be held June 1 – 19 and the second session will be held from July 6-24. (read more…)

Five Idaho State University faculty members honored with 2015 Outstanding Teacher Awards

Posted March 26, 2015

Five Idaho State University faculty members have been chosen to receive 2015 Outstanding Master Teacher awards.

They will be honored at a reception held on April 8 and one will be selected for the ISU Distinguished Teacher Award.

“Teaching is the lifeblood of the institution,” said Laura Woodworth-Ney, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, “and we are very fortunate that these master teachers work in ISU classrooms, labs, and throughout the university community.”

The faculty members receiving these awards are: Barbara Frank, Department of Biological Sciences, Teddie Gould, College of Pharmacy, Andy Holland, Department of Chemistry, Cathy Peppers, College of Business and Curt Whitaker, Department of English and Philosophy. (read more…)

Idaho State University Fulbright Scholar Blanton researches link between blueberries, probiotics and high blood pressure

Posted March 25, 2015

Most of us have heard about the health benefits of blueberries.

Pop a handful into your mouth and you’re on your way to providing your body with vitamin-rich antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and do wonders for your immune system.

Perhaps no one can sing the praises of the wildly popular blueberry better than Idaho State University associate dietetics professor and 2014 Fulbright scholar Cynthia Blanton, who holds a Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of California, Davis. (read more…)

ISU ‘Neil Diamond–The Tribute’ featuring Rob Garrett in concert set April 8 at Stephens Performing Arts Center

Posted March 25, 2015

Idaho State University’s A Season of Note Series will present “Neil Diamond–The Tribute,” featuring Rob Garrett, America’s No. 1 Neil Diamond tribute artist, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in the Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Jensen Grand Concert Hall. (read more…)

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