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Idaho State University Professor Terry Bowyer honored with Wallmo Award for deer-management research

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

Idaho State University biological sciences Professor Terry Bowyer has been honored with the O. C. “Charlie” Wallmo Award for contributions to knowledge and improved management of black-tailed and mule deer.

He received the award at the recent 11th Biennial Western States and Provinces Deer and Elk Workshop held in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. The award is given by the mule deer working group of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and is this entity’s highest award. (more…)

ISU Professor Lefevre named director at National Debate Tournament; first female director in tournament history

Posted in Academics, People by taylandy on the May 20th, 2015

Idaho State University professor Sarah Partlow Lefevre was recently appointed as the director of the 2016 National Debate Tournament (NDT). She is the first female director in NDT history.

“I have a special connection to the National Debate Tournament,” Partlow Lefevre said. “It has been a huge part of my life, and I would like to give back to the policy debate community.” (more…)

Idaho State University’s environmental engineering graduate program is ranked no. 8 nationally by Graduate Programs

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the May 19th, 2015

Idaho State University’s environmental engineering graduate program is ranked no. 8 nationally by Graduate Programs in its Spring 2015 Rankings of the Top Environmental Engineering Graduate Programs.

Graduate Programs bases its ranking solely on ratings and reviews from current or recent graduate students posted on graduateprograms.com. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian recognizes Student Excellence honorees at May 11 commencement and confers 257 degrees

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the May 12th, 2015

Accelerated nursing graduate Lori Price received Idaho State University-Meridian’s 2015 Student Excellence Award at the campus’ May 11 commencement ceremony in Boise.

“I was so excited. What an honor. It’s so cool to represent ISU a second time,” she said, clutching her certificate and honorary plaque. (more…)

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 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…)

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