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Three Idaho State University faculty members honored as Distinguished Faculty

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the May 11th, 2015

Three Idaho State University faculty were honored as Distinguished Faculty at ISU Commencement May 9 in Holt Arena.

They are Barbara Frank, associate lecturer and advisor, Department of Biological Sciences, Distinguished Teacher; Cal Edwards, law enforcement coordinator and instructor, College of Technology, who is serving as interim director of Public Safety from January through May 18, Distinguished Service Award; Colden Baxter, associate professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Distinguished Researcher. (more…)

Record number of graduates honored at Idaho State University commencement May 9

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the May 9th, 2015

A record 2,561 Idaho State University graduates were awarded degrees and certificates at ISU commencement on May 9 at Holt Arena.

This year’s number of graduates was 111 more than last year, and 327 more than in 2010. (more…)

Idaho State University to offer group swim lessons beginning in June; sign up set mid May

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the May 5th, 2015

Idaho State University Campus Recreation will offer four sessions of Group Learn to Swim Lessons beginning June 8. (more…)

Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences names 2015 Graduates of Distinction

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the May 5th, 2015

Students Andrea Kelley Winterswyk, McKenize Jemmett and Leciel Bono are the Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences 2015 Graduates of Distinction.

Winterswyk is Outstanding Leader, Jemmett is Outstanding Clinician and Bono is Outstanding Researcher. DHS will honor the three at a reception May 8 in Pocatello. (more…)

Idaho State University geosciences master’s student John Whiting spent 101 days in Frank Church Wilderness to earn his degree

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the May 5th, 2015

After spending nearly three months in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness last summer John Whiting, who will graduate from Idaho State University this summer with a Master of Science Degree in geosciences, found it strange to stand on concrete.

“I was out there 101 days, and when I flew back just stepping on the sidewalk was a weird feeling,” Whiting said. “Just having that kind of level, smooth ground under my feet for the first time after living 100 days without it, just felt odd. It blew me away. The whole summer was incredible.” (more…)

Acrobatic aerial silks add dimensions to ISU graduate Yiran Wang’s education

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the May 4th, 2015

Yiran Wang didn’t come from China to Idaho State University to study acrobatics, but a chance encounter with a class in Pocatello changed her life.

Wang, who is graduating this spring with a bachelor’s degree in statistics, took an acrobatics class in Pocatello, and, while there, learned about the art of aerial silks, a theatrical and athletic sport where performers climb to great heights on long rows of fabric, performing acrobatics while suspended. For Wang, the experience was indescribable. She is afraid of heights, and never liked twirling, but when she tried aerial silks, she was hooked. (more…)

Track didn’t pan out, but graduate Nicole Martin’s education did at Idaho State University

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the May 4th, 2015

Nicole Martin came to Idaho State University from Rupert on a track scholarship, but she never ran a race for the Bengals.

Upon arrival at ISU, she discovered she was highly anemic and could not compete in track. This setback, however, didn’t stop her from continuing her education and being an exceptionally active student. Martin, who grew up in a household with 21 other siblings and was originally from Maryland, will graduate May 9 with a bachelor’s degree in general studies and a minor in sociology. (more…)

ISU-Meridian hands-on dad Ken Harris achieves dream of becoming a nurse

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the May 4th, 2015

There was a time Ken Harris slept with his phone on. He’d set it next to his bed, eager to take late-night calls from a friend or classmate in need.

“I’ve always enjoyed people. I’ve always enjoyed taking care of them,” he said.

So it’s not surprising Harris decided to become a nurse, a career that will allow him to do what he does best while delivering a good paycheck.

May 11, Harris will graduate from Idaho State University’s rigorous 16-month accelerated bachelor’s program in nursing. The program is the only one of its kind in Idaho and offered exclusively at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center west of Boise. (more…)

Pharmacy graduate Burde enjoys Idaho State University’s international flavor

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the May 4th, 2015

Anushka Burde, an Idaho State University international student originally from Mumbai, India, has enjoyed the international flavor of ISU while earning three degrees, first Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and biochemistry, and then a Pharm.D. degree she’ll be awarded at ISU commencement May 9. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian will confer 257 degrees and recognize Student Excellence honorees at May 11 commencement in Boise; nursing alumnus Patrick Gray to speak

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the May 1st, 2015

Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center will graduate its largest class ever Monday, May 11, conferring 257 degrees. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. at the Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St.

Most of the degrees will be awarded in the health professions and health sciences. Forty-seven Renaissance High School students will receive Associate of Arts degrees in general studies through a partnership with ISU and the West Ada School District. (more…)

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