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Idaho State University all-star business team “BeMed” prepares for global competition

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the January 26th, 2015

Idaho State University College of Business (COB) graduate students will learn the “nuts and bolts” of running a business in an international competition that will pit them against some of the top business students in the world.

The 51st International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition — the nation’s oldest and most comprehensive collegiate business simulation competition—will get underway in late January. It’s hosted by California State University, Long Beach. (more…)

I Chose ISU: Robert Hanson, biochemistry master’s student

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the January 26th, 2015

Robert Hanson, a master’s student in Idaho State University’s biological sciences department, chose ISU because of the faculty, research opportunities for undergraduates, and the welcoming attitude to nontraditional students.

Hanson graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 2003. He has lived in towns throughout the Northwest, including Idaho Falls; Twin Falls; Elko, Nevada; and Ogden, Utah.

About his experience of moving around so much, Hanson jokingly says, “I tend to think of myself as a ‘nomad of the West.’” (more…)

Free GMAT and GRE webinars in February

Posted in Academics, Events by taylandy on the January 22nd, 2015

Need to prepare for your graduate school entrance exams?

The Princeton Review has teamed up with the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society to offer free webinars to help students prepare for the Graduate Management Admissions Test and Graduate Record Examinations. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Maria Wong’s research on relationship between poor sleep in adolescents and alcohol/drug related problems gains international publicity

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the January 16th, 2015

New research by Idaho State University’s Maria Wong on the relationship between poor and insufficient sleep for adolescents and them developing alcohol and drug problems has again gained international publicity.

Even before her latest research had been published Jan. 16 as an “Early View” on the website of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, Wong had completed interviews with National Public Radio, BBC, the Brazilian magazine “VEJA” and Healthline News. The full results of her study will be published in the February 2015 online-only version of the journal. (more…)

I Chose ISU: Malwina Chaczko, nuclear engineering

Posted in Academics, People by taylandy on the January 8th, 2015

Malwina Chaczko was born in Jawor, Poland, and moved to the United States as a high school exchange student. She graduated from Frisco High School in Frisco, Texas, in 2007.

From there she decided to pursue her interest in science and engineering, more specifically nuclear and mechanical engineering. Chaczko applied to the top nuclear engineering schools in the country including Idaho State University, which offered her a full-ride scholarship. (more…)

National prize for best book on teaching literature at college level announced by Idaho State University Department of English and Philosophy

Posted in Academics, Featured, Research by taylandy on the January 5th, 2015

The Idaho State University Department of English and Philosophy announces a new, national prize for the best book-length work on teaching literature at the college level.

The “Teaching Literature Book Award” is the first and only prize that recognizes books specifically about teaching literature to post-secondary students. The nationally juried prize is conferred biennially by the faculty in the Ph.D. Program in English and the Teaching of English at Idaho State University. (more…)

ISU Idaho Museum of Natural History’s Ray J. Davis Herbarium and Burke Museum Herbarium launch new wildflower app

Posted in Academics, Featured, Research by taylandy on the December 22nd, 2014

The University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum has partnered with Idaho State University’s Ray J. Davis Herbarium, the University of Idaho’s Stillinger Herbarium, Mark Turner, and High Country Apps to produce Idaho Wildflowers, a plant identification app for smart phones and tablets.

The app provides images, species descriptions, range maps, bloom period, and technical descriptions for more than 805 common wildflowers, shrubs, and vines that occur in Idaho and adjacent areas of Montana, Washington, Utah, and Oregon. (more…)

ISU psychology department chair Lynch appointed as associate editor of highest-ranking women’s study journal

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the December 19th, 2014

Shannon Lynch, the chair of Idaho State University’s psychology department, has been appointed as one of six associate editors of Psychology of Women Quarterly.

The journal has been ranked as the number-one women’s studies journal according to the 2013 Journal Citation Reports done by the Thomson Reuters Corporation, wherein it ranked first of 39 journals. It was also ranked 34th of 127 multidisciplinary journals in psychology. (more…)

Idaho State University Counseling faculty, students to visit Thailand during holiday break to learn, serve

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the December 19th, 2014

While many Idaho State University students and personnel were finishing up and readying for the holidays with their families, ISU Department of Counseling Professor and Chair David Kleist was packing his bags, preparing to leave for a three-week trip to Thailand on the last day of fall semester.

Kleist will be leading a group of eight, including four master’s and two doctoral Department of Counseling students, during a series of activities in Thailand including visits to an orphanage, a domestic violence shelter, a university and a Buddhist meditation center. The ISU students, who will earn two credits for the trip, will join him in Thailand on Dec. 27. (more…)

Idaho State University MILES grant researchers provide accessible digital history to Portneuf River users

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the December 10th, 2014

Idaho State University researchers have created a variety of websites and easy-to-use digital web tools aimed at helping the public and all stakeholders understand the history and dynamics of the Portneuf River ecosystem.

“What we are trying to do is create a better public understanding of how the river has been managed in the past, to contribute to community involvement in deciding how the river should be managed in the future,” said Kevin Marsh, ISU history professor and chair, “because providing historical and science-based data on how to manage water in Pocatello is one of the goals of the MILES research project.” (more…)

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