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I Chose ISU: Clarissa Enslin, geosciences master’s student

Posted in Academics, People by taylandy on the June 25th, 2015

A South African native and an All-American swimmer as an undergraduate, Idaho State University master’s student Clarissa Enslin chose ISU because of the quality of the geoscience program.

“When I heard that I had the opportunity to work with leading experts in my field of study, that was a driver for me,” said Enslin, who is pursuing a Master of Science Degree in geosciences with an emphasis in environmental geosciences. “Those experts are my advisors, Shannon Kobs Nawotniak and Sarah Godsey.” (more…)

Ninth annual Sgt. Blake Stephens foosball tournament June 28 to raise scholarships for ISU veterans

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the June 24th, 2015

The ninth annual Blake Stephens Foosball Tournament will be June 28 at 2 p.m. at Hooligans in Pocatello.

The event, which raises scholarship money for student veterans attending Idaho State University, honors local Army soldier Sgt. Blake Stephens who was killed in Iraq in 2007 by a roadside bomb. Stephens often played foosball at the local establishment. (more…)

Idaho State University alumni chapters established in Treasure and Magic Valleys

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the June 24th, 2015

The Idaho State University Alumni Association has created local alumni chapters in the Treasure and Magic Valleys, and are in the process of creating local chapters in Idaho Falls and Pocatello.

“Alumni chapters are being formed all throughout the state and region,” said ISU Alumni Director KC Felt. “They are led by some of ISU’s most dedicated and loyal alumni.” (more…)

‘Creating wealth is an illusion’: Idaho State University anthropology Professor Paul Trawick publishes paper in journal Current Anthropology

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the June 19th, 2015

Creating wealth is an illusion; and economic activity is subject to the laws of thermodynamics: these are key points of an article written by Idaho State University anthropologist Paul Trawick and published this spring in Current Anthropology, a leading peer-review journal in the discipline.

“I am pleased that this article appeared in one of the top-ranked scientific journals, “ Trawick said. (more…)

Idaho State University welcomes Frank C. Stewart as new development officer for the College of Science and Engineering

Posted in People by taylandy on the June 18th, 2015

POCATELLO – Frank C. Stewart has joined the Idaho State University development team as the senior development officer for the College of Science and Engineering.

Stewart comes to ISU after 13 years of fundraising at Utah State University. He has been involved in facilitating major gifts for scholarship endowments, endowed chair positions, three separate building projects, and the naming of the College of Education at Utah State University. (more…)

Lend us your ears: Idaho State University researchers conducting hearing study

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, ISU-Boise, People by taylandy on the June 18th, 2015

Idaho State University researchers in Meridian and Pocatello are recruiting infants, children and adults to participate in a study to develop new ways to assess middle-ear function. (more…)

Idaho State University physics to offer Water Rocket Festival June 27- 28 at Tydeman Park

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the June 17th, 2015

Idaho State University’s Department of Physics will offer a free rocket workshop at Tydeman Park, Eighth Avenue, Pocatello, on June 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Materials will be provided to the first 100 teens 16 and younger each day to construct one water rocket apiece. ISU students will assist in rocket construction, and provide simple demonstrations of the physics involved in making a good rocket. (more…)

ISU Transportation Engineering Institutes for 7th and 8th graders set July 6-10 and July 13-17; Sign-up deadline is June 22

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the June 17th, 2015

Idaho State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will host two one-week 2015 Summer Transportation Institute (STI) programs for the middle school participants July 6-10 or July 13-17.

Applications for the camp are due no later than Monday, June 22. Applications after this date will be considered if space is available. (more…)

ISU hires manager for Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Laboratories

Posted in Academics, ISU-Boise, People by taylandy on the June 12th, 2015

MERIDIAN – Lorinda Smith is the new manager of the L.S. and Aline W. Skaggs Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Laboratories which will open in August at Idaho State University-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive. (more…)

Idaho State University Rodeo Women’s Team Ranked No. 1 heading into CNFR June 14-20

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the June 12th, 2015

The Idaho State University Women’s Rodeo Team is ranked No. 1 heading into the College National Finals Rodeo June 14-20 in Casper, Wyoming.

Four of the five ISU Women’s Rodeo Team members competing at the College National Finals Rodeo this year finished first in four events during the 2014-15 Rocky Mountain Region’s 10-rodeo season. (more…)

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