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ISU-Meridian hands-on dad Ken Harris achieves dream of becoming a nurse

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the May 4th, 2015

There was a time Ken Harris slept with his phone on. He’d set it next to his bed, eager to take late-night calls from a friend or classmate in need.

“I’ve always enjoyed people. I’ve always enjoyed taking care of them,” he said.

So it’s not surprising Harris decided to become a nurse, a career that will allow him to do what he does best while delivering a good paycheck.

May 11, Harris will graduate from Idaho State University’s rigorous 16-month accelerated bachelor’s program in nursing. The program is the only one of its kind in Idaho and offered exclusively at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center west of Boise. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian will confer 257 degrees and recognize Student Excellence honorees at May 11 commencement in Boise; nursing alumnus Patrick Gray to speak

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the May 1st, 2015

Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center will graduate its largest class ever Monday, May 11, conferring 257 degrees. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. at the Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St.

Most of the degrees will be awarded in the health professions and health sciences. Forty-seven Renaissance High School students will receive Associate of Arts degrees in general studies through a partnership with ISU and the West Ada School District. (more…)

Idaho State University will confer 2,651 degrees and certificates to 2,561 graduates at 2015 commencement on May 9

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the May 1st, 2015

A total of 2,561 graduates will receive 2,651 degrees and certificates during Idaho State University’s spring commencement ceremonies, which will begin at 10 a.m. May 9 in Holt Arena.

Eighty-nine students will receive multiple certificates and/or degrees. (more…)

Idaho State University geoscientists study volcano plumes in special lab; work has applications for active eruptions

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the April 28th, 2015

In the morning on April 23, Idaho State University volcanologists were setting off an artificial volcanic eruption plume in a the ISU Volcanic Simulation Laboratory; later that day, using the knowledge they collected in that lab, these scientists were analyzing Chile’s Calbuco volcano eruption, charting the plume’s characteristics. (more…)

Idaho State University “All Star” business team takes first in global competition

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the April 28th, 2015

Six Idaho State University College of Business students have captured first place in their division in the 51st International Collegiate Business Simulation, the nation’s oldest and most comprehensive business simulation for college students. (more…)

Amy Slack wins ISU Kole-McGuffey Prize for education research

Posted in Academics, People by taylandy on the April 22nd, 2015

The Idaho State University College of Education has announced that Amy Slack is the 2015 Kole-McGuffey Prize Recipient. The Peter C. Kole – William H. McGuffey Prize for Excellence in Education Research is a $10,000 prize awarded annually to a graduate student in the College of Education who has completed a ground-breaking research study as part of their graduate program. (more…)

Second annual open house, research symposium for biological sciences department set April 29 in Gale Life Sciences Building

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

The Idaho State University Department of Biological Sciences will hold an open house and research symposium from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29 in the foyer of the Gale Life Science Building.

The symposium is open to public and refreshments will be served. (more…)

New series by Idaho Public TV highlights research by Idaho scientists, includes research by Idaho State University faculty

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

The Portneuf River will be the subject of the first episode of Idaho Public Television’s new series Idaho Science Journal that features the work of the state’s most interesting researchers, including those at Idaho State University, at 7:50 p.m. Thursdays beginning April 23.

Every day, Idaho scientists conduct research to describe, define, investigate and understand the world in which we live and these 10-minute episodes will explore those efforts. (more…)

Idaho State University Gibson Jack Creek RNA study on how plants process water has implications for climate change, water management

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

A solar panel sits near the top of a Douglas Fir tree about 70 feet off the ground somewhere on a steep ridge near Gibson Jack Creek, miles from the nearest trailhead.

“You know those things you enjoy as a child sometimes have applications afterwards,” said John Whiting, an Idaho State University geosciences master’s student, who has accompanied a group of ISU researchers to a study site where he climbed the tree and installed the solar panel about a year ago.

“I usually do the tree climbing, because I am most comfortable with it,” Whiting continued, “I am relatively safe and I usually use a harness, but Sarah doesn’t even like watching me install them.” (more…)

Concrete canoe, concrete horseshoe, steel bridge competitions highlight student engineering conference at Idaho State University April 16-18

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the April 16th, 2015

More than 300 civil engineering students from throughout the Pacific Northwest will visit Idaho State University April 16-18 to race their concrete canoes and test the mettle of their 20-foot steel bridges that they’ve been working on since last fall.

Yes, the canoes do float, and they’re probably tougher than some of the concrete horseshoes the visiting students will be chucking around at the 2015 Pacific Northwest American Society of Civil Engineers Student Conference hosted by the ISU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. (more…)

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