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American Nuclear Society Honors Idaho State’s Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar with Landis Public Communication and Education Award

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the October 9th, 2014

The American Nuclear Society (ANS) has named Idaho State University’s Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar as the recipient of this year’s Landis Public Communication and Education Award, recognizing her dedication to nuclear education and public communication. (more…)

Short-term study abroad trips allow Idaho State University students, faculty and staff a chance to learn about different countries

Posted in Academics, People by taylandy on the October 3rd, 2014

The short-term study abroad program Idaho State University has grown from taking students on one trip a year, to three, in the three years that it has been a program. (more…)

ISU Central Academic Advising to host Majors and Minors Fair Oct. 15

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the September 29th, 2014

Idaho State University Central Academic Advising will host the annual ISU Majors and Minors Fair, “A Major A’Faire,” on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pond Student Union. (more…)

Volunteers needed for the 2014 Idaho State University Haunted Science Lab

Posted in Academics, Exhibits, People by taylandy on the September 25th, 2014

For the last three years, the ISU Society of Physics Students, the Kiwanis Club of Pocatello, and the ISU Department of Physics have hosted a Haunted Science Laboratory exhibit open to field trips from local schools, free of charge.

Volunteers from ISU and the Kiwanis Club have provided educational, engaging, spooky science fun with interactive science exhibits and activities. The Kiwanis Club has also reimbursed schools for busing costs. However, additional help is needed to ensure that this year’s exhibitions are a success. (more…)

Idaho State University’s annual CarFit event is Sept. 29 at Holt Arena

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the September 25th, 2014

Does your leg go to sleep when you drive? Any way to minimize those nerve-racking blind spots? What can happen if you sit too close to the steering wheel?

Find answers to these questions and check the fit of your vehicle at the sixth annual CarFit event hosted by Idaho State University’s occupational therapy program, Monday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holt Arena parking lot. The free event focuses on driving safety and comfort for older drivers, but licensed drivers of all ages are welcome, say organizers. (more…)

Play ‘Luck and Conincidences’ written by ISU graduate student Kane to be performed Sept. 26-27 at SPAC

Posted in Academics, Events, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the September 9th, 2014

Idaho State University graduate student Gabrielle Joan Kane will perform her play “Luck and Coincidences” Sept. 26 and 27.

The show will be performed in the Black Box Theatre at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. (more…)

32nd annual I Love ISU Campaign features calling Sept. 15-18 in Pocatello, American Falls and Blackfoot

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the September 9th, 2014

Entering its 32nd year, the I Love ISU campaign will feature teams of community members and Idaho State University faculty and staff making calls to residents of Pocatello, American Falls and Blackfoot to raise ISU scholarship funds Sept. 15-18. (more…)

ISU Minshall Lecture in Ecology on Sept. 18 features ecologist Kirk Winemiller

Posted in Academics, Events, People, Research by taylandy on the September 5th, 2014

Kirk Winemiller, Regents Professor in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University, will deliver the G.W. Minshall Lecture in Ecology, an annual lecture series presented by the Idaho State University Department of Biological Sciences.

His lecture is entitled “Functional Traits, Convergent Evolution, and a Periodic Table of Niches” and it will be delivered in Room 10 of the ISU Department of Biological Sciences Lecture Center on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. (more…)

Idaho State University professors develop prototype history phone app for Yellowstone National Park

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the September 5th, 2014

Idaho State University history professors are developing a mobile application to show the cultural and environmental history of Yellowstone National Park.

“We are close to Yellowstone and the app presents a great way for us to connect to the history of it,” said Yolonda Youngs, assistant professor of history. (more…)

Idaho Museum of Natural History announces its fall 2014 programs

Posted in Academics, Events, Exhibits, Featured, People by taylandy on the September 2nd, 2014

The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University will be offering classes to K-sixth grade students this fall.

There are two main programs: the Museum Rangers and the Art of Natural History.

Museum Rangers uses fun hands-on activities and behind-the-scenes tours to offer children the chance to learn about the different aspects of museum work. The Art of Natural History will allow kids to explore their creative side with natural history themed arts and crafts.

Museum Rangers classes are $20 per class and the Art of History classes are $25 each. A full class schedule is listed below. (more…)

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