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President Vailas delivers State of University Address, highlights opportunities, accomplishments

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the October 30th, 2014

Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas touted the variety, quality and depth of the University’s programs and the tremendous opportunities they provide during his annual State of the University Address on Wednesday, Oct. 29. (more…)

Idaho State University Regional Mathematics Center and Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25 announce partnership to enhance mathematics teaching in local schools

Posted in Academics by taylandy on the October 29th, 2014

Idaho State University’s Regional Mathematics Center has partnered with Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 to provide training to help elementary and secondary teachers improve math instruction.

Through the partnership, the center will provide 500 hours of support, including one-on-one coaching with teachers, half-day content-based courses for all kindergarten through eighth grade and algebra teachers. Coaches will also be trained in each school to provide one-on-one support regularly. (more…)

Press conference scheduled Oct. 28 to announce details of multi-tiered, job-embedded mathematics professional development project for teachers

Posted in Academics, Events by taylandy on the October 27th, 2014

A press conference is scheduled on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. in the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25 Board Room.

Dr. Cory Bennett, ISU Regional Mathematics Center Director, along with Debbie Critchfield of the Idaho State Board of Education; Jan Harwood, Pocatello/Chubbuck School District Secondary Director and mathematics advisor; and teachers JoAnn Huber and Carri Thomason, Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25 math coaches, will present information on how the project’s goals of building capacity of teachers translates into improved mathematics instruction and success of students. (more…)

Yellowstone Studies Center in West Yellowstone offers diverse opportunities for ISU faculty, students and staff

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the October 24th, 2014

Yellowstone Studies Center offers learning center in West Yellowstone for ISU students, faculty of many different disciplines
The Yellowstone Studies Center is a source and center for better understanding the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. It offers an academic infrastructure for scientists, researchers, teachers, and students working in many different fields of study at Idaho State University and other institutions. (more…)

Idaho State University enrollment showcases growth in strategic areas

Posted in Academics by taylandy on the October 24th, 2014

Idaho State University’s first-time undergraduates increased nearly 19 percent over last year, while total enrollment remained flat. Total headcount as of Fall 2014 census day was 13,804, compared to 13,845 at the same time last year.

The University continues to see growth in strategic areas such as the Early College program and first time undergraduate students. (more…)

ISU Central Academic Advising Office continues Be Advised campaign; registration schedule set

Posted in Academics, People by taylandy on the October 21st, 2014

The Idaho State University Central Academic Advising Office is continuing its “Be Advised” campaign and also recommending that students pick their major with the “Declare Your Major” campaign, before students register for classes in November.

Both campaigns are led by Central Academic Advising, a unit of the Student Success Center, and direct students to pursue the information they need to progress towards attaining their chosen degree program. (more…)

Humanities Café to be held Nov. 6 at Portneuf Valley Brewery

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the October 17th, 2014

Idaho State University’s English and Philosophy Department will hold the Humanities Café “Cultural Revolution: Arts and Literature in Mid-Century America” on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Portneuf Valley Brewery.

The presenters at the café will be Douglas Warnock, art professor, and Kathleen Lane, music professor and director of ISU Women’s Choir.

The event is free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the program will start at 6 p.m. The Portneuf Valley Brewery is located at 615 S. First Ave.

Other Humanities Cafe events will include “Sexual Revolutions” in February and “Religious Revolutions” in March.

Author Nokes to Deliver Lecture “Massacred for Gold, the Chinese in Hells Canyon” Oct. 16 at ISU College of Education Auditorium

Posted in Academics, Events, People, Research by taylandy on the October 14th, 2014

The Idaho Museum of Natural History is proud to host author R. Gregory Nokes’ book lecture “Massacred for Gold, the Chinese in Hells Canyon” at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Idaho State University College of Education Auditorium Room 234. (more…)

Idaho State physician assistant students donate to local and international communities

Posted in Academics, People by taylandy on the October 13th, 2014

Idaho State University’s physician assistant students contributed more than $8,000 this year to local and international community outreach—students raised approximately $4,650 in donations and the department kicked in $3,600 in matching funds, according to Paula Phelps, program director and chair of ISU’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies. (more…)

Idaho State University Professor Xu honored with Women in Life Sciences Award, receives Suffrage Science Heirloom

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the October 13th, 2014

Idaho State University psychology professor Xiaomeng (Mona) Xu was honored with a Women in Life Sciences Award by receiving a Suffrage Science Heirloom from the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre in the United Kingdom.

Xu was one of 11 recipients and the only one from an American institution. (more…)

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