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ISU Graduate Student Research Day winners announced

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the March 31st, 2015

Idaho State University Graduate School has announced the winners of the 2015 Graduate Student Research Day held in late March.

“We had excellent turnout for this year’s Graduate Student Research Day,” said Tracy Collum, associate dean, for the Graduate School. “We are pleased to announce the winners from a field of strong entries in both categories.” (more…)

Four Idaho State University faculty members honored with Outstanding Service Awards

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the March 30th, 2015

Four Idaho State University faculty members have been chosen to receive 2015 Outstanding Service awards.

They will be honored at a reception held on April 8 and one will be chosen for the 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

The faculty members receiving these awards are Cal Edwards, Caryn Evilia, Cindy Seiger and Cathleen Tarp. (more…)

Idaho State University Receives new $400,000 NASA grant to study Idaho, Hawaii lava flows to aid Mars research

Posted in Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the March 30th, 2015

This summer there could be NASA space rovers working along side NASA astronauts and Idaho State University researchers who are teaming up on Earth at the Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho and at the east side of Hawaii’s Big Island to figure out how to better accomplish scientific research in space.

ISU geosciences researchers Shannon Kobs-Nawotniak and Scott Hughes have received a $400,000 NASA grant to study over the next four years how microbial, or minute life forms such as bacteria or viruses, evolve on lava flows in Idaho and Hawaii. The information they learn on earth could help scientists look for life or evidence of life on other planets such as Mars. (more…)

ISU presents the Camerata Singers April 18 at Jensen Hall, Stephens Performing Arts Center

Posted in Events, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the March 30th, 2015

Idaho State University will present the Camerata Singers Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall of the Stephens Performing Arts Center.

This is a fundraising concert for the upcoming 2016 Idaho International Choral Festival. This family concert features “heritage of America” choral music. (more…)

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

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the March 29th, 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. (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 in Events, People by taylandy on the March 29th, 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. (more…)

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

Posted in Events, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the March 29th, 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. (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 in Events, People by taylandy on the March 29th, 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. (more…)

Servel Facility Committee gathers information for recommendation

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the March 29th, 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. (more…)

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

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the March 26th, 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. (more…)

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