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Four Idaho State University faculty members honored with Outstanding Service Awards

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the March 30th, 2015

Four Idaho State University faculty members have been chosen to receive 2015 Outstanding Service awards.

They will be honored at a reception held on April 8 and one will be chosen for the 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

The faculty members receiving these awards are Cal Edwards, Caryn Evilia, Cindy Seiger and Cathleen Tarp. (more…)

Idaho State University Central Academic Advising offers “Declare Your Major” and “Be Advised” campaigns prior to early registration April 13-20

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the March 29th, 2015

Idaho State University encourages students to participate in the “Declare Your Major” and “Be Advised” campaigns prior to fall semester 2015 early registration set April 13-20, depending on class rank.

Deciding on a major and taking action to officially notify the department is important. Students who have officially committed to a major tend to persist in college and graduate. However, students should avoid choosing a major without knowing if it is a proper “fit” for oneself or without understanding the related employment opportunities and job characteristics. (more…)

Five Idaho State University faculty members honored with 2015 Outstanding Researcher Awards

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

Five Idaho State University faculty members have received 2015 Outstanding Researcher Awards and will be honored at a reception on April 8.

One Outstanding Researcher will receive the 2015 ISU Distinguished Researcher Award. The winner will be announced at a later date.

The faculty members who will receive ISU Outstanding Researcher awards are: Jennifer Attebery, professor of English; Shannon Lynch, professor of psychology; Mark McBeth, associate dean in the College of Arts & Letters; Colden Baxter and Jean Pfau, associate professors in the Department of Biological Sciences. (more…)

Five Idaho State University faculty members honored with 2015 Outstanding Teacher Awards

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

Five Idaho State University faculty members have been chosen to receive 2015 Outstanding Master Teacher awards.

They will be honored at a reception held on April 8 and one will be selected for the ISU Distinguished Teacher Award.

“Teaching is the lifeblood of the institution,” said Laura Woodworth-Ney, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, “and we are very fortunate that these master teachers work in ISU classrooms, labs, and throughout the university community.”

The faculty members receiving these awards are: Barbara Frank, Department of Biological Sciences, Teddie Gould, College of Pharmacy, Andy Holland, Department of Chemistry, Cathy Peppers, College of Business and Curt Whitaker, Department of English and Philosophy. (more…)

Idaho State University Fulbright Scholar Blanton researches link between blueberries, probiotics and high blood pressure

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the March 25th, 2015

Most of us have heard about the health benefits of blueberries.

Pop a handful into your mouth and you’re on your way to providing your body with vitamin-rich antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and do wonders for your immune system.

Perhaps no one can sing the praises of the wildly popular blueberry better than Idaho State University associate dietetics professor and 2014 Fulbright scholar Cynthia Blanton, who holds a Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of California, Davis. (more…)

Idaho State University debate captures national title at Pi Kappa Delta’s British Parliamentary Debate competition

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the March 17th, 2015

Idaho State University seniors Patrick Loftus, from Coeur d’Alene, and Brock Sondrup, Idaho Falls, weathered a snow emergency and won the Pi Kappa Delta National Championship in British Parliamentary Debate, bringing home ISU’s first-ever national championship in debate.

“We’ve placed as high as third at CEDA Nationals in 2007. But, to my knowledge, the PKD win is our first-ever national title,” said Sarah Partlow Lefevre, director of the ISU James M. and Sharon E. Rupp Debate Society. “We are incredibly lucky to have such great success in our first year competing in British Parliamentary Debate.” (more…)

Idaho State University Physics Professor Philip Cole serves Fulbright in Germany; enjoys a little Stammtisch, along with linearly polarized photons

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the March 10th, 2015

When Idaho State University physics Professor Philip Cole was a 17-year-old high school exchange student in Germany he noticed a big, open table in the front of a traditional German restaurant.

He made mistake of sitting down at it.

“The owner told me to get up because it was a Stammtisch table,” Cole said. “’You have to be invited,’ he said.”

Fast forward about four decades later to last fall, and Cole was finally invited to a Stammtisch table in Germany while he was serving as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Bonn. (more…)

Idaho State University students to travel to New York to showcase talents before scouts

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the March 10th, 2015

On March 10, Idaho State University students and alumni will showcase their talents in two performances on Broadway in New York City in the Mountain West Actor Showcase. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Jonas scholars help ease nursing shortage

Posted in Academics, ISU-Boise, People by taylandy on the March 5th, 2015

Julie Hammatt is passionate about rural health care.

Tamara Rose is committed to teaching the next generation of nursing professionals.

Both women are pursuing their dreams, thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare and matching funds from the Idaho State University School of Nursing. (more…)

Idaho State University online master’s nursing program makes the nation’s top 50

Posted in Academics, Featured by taylandy on the March 2nd, 2015

College Choice, an independent college search and rankings website, has ranked Idaho State University’s Master of Science in nursing online program 48th on its 2015 list of the top 50 online MSN programs in the country.

Check out the full list at http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/best-online-msn-programs/. (more…)

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