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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…)

Idaho State University’s Herb Maschner to serve as visiting professor in Italy; has accepted posts at University of South Florida

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

Herb Maschner, director of the Idaho State University Idaho Museum of Natural History, will serve as visiting professor in Italy spring semester and has accepted posts at the University of South Florida beginning in August. (more…)

Idaho State University researchers work on virtual watershed project to better model Idaho’s and West’s snowpack

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the November 26th, 2014

Researchers in Idaho State University’s geosciences department are working on a virtual watershed project to make better, easy-to-use computer models of Idaho’s and the West’s snowpack to help water users plan better. (more…)

BIG (Business, Innovation and Growth) competition to host introductory meetings

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the November 26th, 2014

Have a novel idea for a business enterprise?

Anyone with a great business idea is invited to attend one of two BIG (Business, Innovation and Growth) Competition introductory meetings Dec. 2, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Shoshone Bannock Hotel in Fort Hall and Dec. 3, 5-6 p.m. at the Republic American Grill, 355 River Parkway, in Idaho Falls. (more…)

Idaho State University Jazz Band to headline ISU New Year’s Eve Gala that raises funds for scholarships

Posted in Events, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the November 25th, 2014

The Idaho State University Jazz Band will headline the College of Arts and Letters’ New Year’s Eve Gala for the second year in a row, on Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)

Winner of Idaho State University holiday card contest announced

Posted in Featured, People by taylandy on the November 24th, 2014

Student artist Seth Spencer is the winner of the annual Idaho State University holiday card contest. (more…)

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