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Idaho State University New Year’s Eve Gala raises funds for student scholarships

Posted in Events, Featured, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the December 16th, 2014

Organizers for the Idaho State University College of Arts and Letters Annual New Year’s Eve Gala hope to raise more than $30,000 for scholarships and create an endowment for student scholarships.

“We want to raise a greater amount of scholarship funds than we did last year so we will be able to again give directly to students to allow them to complete their educations and launch their careers,” said Heidi Jarvis, Director of Advancement, College of Arts and Letters, and Strategic University Initiatives.

The second annual New Year’s Eve Gala will be held on Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. The theme for this year’s gala is “Masquerade Ball.” Scholarships are made possible from donors in the community, as well as ticket sales. (more…)

I Chose ISU: Ryan Sargent

Posted in People by taylandy on the December 15th, 2014

Ryan Sargent only recently returned to Idaho State University, but he hasn’t ever been far away.

Sargent, recently named ISU’s associate director of alumni relations, graduated from Idaho State University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He then went on to study law at University of Idaho, and to practice civil litigation in Boise. He served as a deputy prosecutor for Power County before returning home to ISU. During his short time away from ISU, he kept in touch, serving on the alumni board of directors. (more…)

Idaho State University to present reader’s theatre ‘Auntie Claus’ Dec. 12-13

Posted in Events, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the December 12th, 2014

The Idaho State University Department of Theatre will present two performances of the Auntie Claus holiday reader’s theatre Friday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Bistline Theatre. (more…)

Idaho State University dental hygiene students brighten holidays for families

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the December 11th, 2014

Idaho State University dental hygiene students are playing Santa Claus this holiday season—they’ve raised more than $1,500 to benefit three families and seven children.

The money will provide clothes, toys, books, toiletries, cleaning supplies, toothbrushes and dental floss for the families and children. The ISU Department of Dental Hygiene worked closely with an elementary school social worker to identity families in need, according to organizers. (more…)

Idaho State University MILES grant researchers provide accessible digital history to Portneuf River users

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the December 10th, 2014

Idaho State University researchers have created a variety of websites and easy-to-use digital web tools aimed at helping the public and all stakeholders understand the history and dynamics of the Portneuf River ecosystem.

“What we are trying to do is create a better public understanding of how the river has been managed in the past, to contribute to community involvement in deciding how the river should be managed in the future,” said Kevin Marsh, ISU history professor and chair, “because providing historical and science-based data on how to manage water in Pocatello is one of the goals of the MILES research project.” (more…)

Idaho State University survey response: 95 percent of stakeholders believe their community would benefit from a restored Portneuf River

Posted in Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the December 10th, 2014

Ninety-five percent of stakeholders interviewed by Idaho State University researchers said they believe their community would benefit from a restored Portneuf River.

As part of the Managing Idaho Landscapes for Ecosystem Services (MILES), a statewide National Science Foundation project funded by EPSCoR, researchers in the ISU political science and sociology departments received 90 responses to surveys sent out to about 150 people. The people responding were comprised, about equally, from three major groups: 1) government officials and scientists; 2) environmentalists; and 3) business people. (more…)

ISU ‘A Season of Note’ to present Kurt Bestor Christmas Dec. 16 at Stephens Performing Arts Center

Posted in Events, Featured, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the December 9th, 2014

Idaho State University’s fine arts series “A Season of Note” will present “A Kurt Bestor Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, in the Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Jensen Grand Concert Hall. (more…)

Idaho State University alumnus Melissa Hunt wins $100,000 grant for Stoddard Elementary School

Posted in People by taylandy on the December 8th, 2014

Idaho State University alumnus and Blackfoot elementary school teacher Melissa Hunt has won a $100,000 grant to help her transform Stoddard Elementary School into a state-of-the-art learning environment.

The first grade teacher was a finalist in the Farmers Insurance “Dream Big Challenge.” She was presented with a check at her school on Friday, Dec. 5. (more…)

Idaho State University Professor Jack Rose delivers lectures in China; invited back to do research

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the December 4th, 2014

Dr. Jack Rose, an Idaho State University physiology professor, recently returned from a two-week long trip to China, after which he was asked to serve as an advisor in ongoing research.

The purpose of his visit was to deliver two different talks in which he presented findings from research he has done at ISU. (more…)

Idaho State University Professor Hartman publishes essay ‘The Most Evil Thing About College Sports’ in International Journal of Sport Communication

Posted in People, Research by taylandy on the December 2nd, 2014

Assistant Professor Karen L. Hartman of Idaho State University’s Department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion published an essay, “The Most Evil Thing About College Sports: The 1-Year Scholarship and a Former NCAA Athlete’s Personal Narrative,” in this December’s issue of the International Journal of Sport Communication.

The article analyzes media coverage of the NCAA and how its emphasis on paying athletes ignores more practical desires sought by student-athletes such as multi-year scholarships. (more…)

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