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Amy Slack wins ISU Kole-McGuffey Prize for education research

Posted in Academics, People by taylandy on the April 22nd, 2015

The Idaho State University College of Education has announced that Amy Slack is the 2015 Kole-McGuffey Prize Recipient. The Peter C. Kole – William H. McGuffey Prize for Excellence in Education Research is a $10,000 prize awarded annually to a graduate student in the College of Education who has completed a ground-breaking research study as part of their graduate program. (more…)

ISU receives $179,000 IGEM grant for project with J.R. Simplot Company to use Unmanned Aircraft Sensors to expand ag market opportunities

Posted in Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the April 22nd, 2015

Idaho State University received a $179,000 grant from the state’s Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) to pursue a project with the J.R. Simplot Company to use unmanned aircraft sensors (UAS) to improve agricultural field productivity and grower profitability. (more…)

ISU-Meridian’s Jerry Jones receives programming certification

Posted in People by taylandy on the April 22nd, 2015

Idaho State University-Meridian video instruction manager Jerry Jones has achieved certification in the programming of advanced TesiraFORTÉ audio processors. (more…)

ISU’s Department of Physics, Society of Physics students will present “Magnito-Science” a free demonstration

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the April 21st, 2015

The Idaho State University Department of Physics and the Society of Physics Students will present “Magnito-Science” a free, public demonstration show on Saturday, April 25, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 140 of the Physical Science Building on the Pocatello campus.

There will be interactive science activities starting at 3:15 p.m., which include “hair raising” with a Van de Graff generator, electromagnets, a magnetic linear accelerator, diamagnetic levitation and other hands-on science activities. (more…)

ISU Minshall guest lecturer Kurt Fausch to present ‘For the Love of Rivers, A Scientists Journey’ on April 27

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the April 21st, 2015

“For the Love of Rivers, A Scientists Journey” presented by ecologist Kurt Fausch is the topic of the annual Idaho State University G.W. Minshall Lecture Series in Ecology April 27.

The lecture will be at 4 p.m. in Lecture Center 10 in the ISU Gale Life Sciences Building. A book signing and reception will follow the presentation. (more…)

Ten Idaho State University alumni honored with Professional Achievement Awards

Posted in Featured, People by taylandy on the April 21st, 2015

Ten Idaho State University alumni will be honored with ISU Professional Achievement Awards at ISU Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 9, in Holt Arena.

Professional Achievement Award recipients are alumni who have made important contributions to their careers or profession, to the social, political or economic well-being of the world around them and have shown continued community and civic involvement in addition to their association with and contributions to Idaho State University. Individuals selected for these prestigious awards have been out of school at least 10 years and have excelled in their chosen field, attaining significant success and accomplishments.

Professional Achievement Award recipients for 2015 are: David Baumert, College of Technology; Dr. Philip LaFleur, College of Science and Engineering- Natural and Physical Sciences; Kendal Ray Tanner, College of Science and Engineering- Engineering; Dr. Thana Singarajah, Division of Health Sciences; Blanche Badger Willford, Division of Health Sciences- School of Nursing; Joshua Tolman, College of Arts and Letters, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Dr. Jacqueline Royston Thompson, College of Education; Anne Staton Voilleque, College of Arts and Letters- Fine Arts and Humanities; Rod A. Davis, College of Business; and Adrian Michael Wong, College of Pharmacy. (more…)

Idaho State University announces hire of Lewis Eakins as director of public safety

Posted in People by taylandy on the April 20th, 2015

Idaho State University has announced the hire of Lewis Eakins as new director of public safety. (more…)

Idaho State-Civic Symphony final concert of the season April 24 features guest artist ISU music Professor Diana Livingston Friedley

Posted in Events, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the April 17th, 2015

The Idaho State-Civic Symphony will perform its final concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. April 24 in the Idaho State University Stephens Performing Arts Center Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

Pre-concert discussion by Conductor and Artistic Director Grant Harville takes place in the Marshall Rotunda at 6:30 p.m. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Museum of Natural History to host a series of public lectures April 22-23 in commemoration of Asian and Pacific Americans

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

The Idaho State University Museum of Natural History will host a series of free public lectures in commemoration of Asian and Pacific Americans by noteworthy experts Priscilla Wegars and Terry Abraham at 7 p.m. April 22-23 in the College of Education Auditorium.

On the April 22, Wegars will present “Imprisoned in Paradise: Japanese Internee Road Workers at the World War II Kooskia Internment Camp.” The work explores the history of the Kooskia Internment Camp, an obscure and virtually-forgotten part of the history of World War II. (more…)

Idaho State University Veteran and Military Appreciation Week set April 20-25

Posted in Exhibits, Featured, People by taylandy on the April 17th, 2015

Idaho State University is commemorating Veteran and Military Appreciation Week from April 20 to 25, featuring several events.

On Tuesday, April 21, Veteran and Military Service Awareness Day will be celebrated from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the Hutchinson Quad. Attendees can expect an inflatable obstacle course and other items from the National Guard as well as tables for The Veteran Student Services Center, ROTC, National Guard, Kappa Sigma for Ride for the Troops, military organizations, and American Built.
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