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Idaho State University Rupp Debate Society takes fourth place in Western States tournament

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

Idaho State University’s Rupp Debate Society placed fourth and was recognized for debate and speaking at the Western States Communication Association (WSCA) tournament held in late February.

Senior Patrick Loftus, from Coeur d’Alene, and junior Jason Byron, Idaho Falls, were recognized as the sixth- and seventh-place speakers, were named finalists, and placed fourth overall. (more…)

Idaho State University lending forensic anthropology expertise to help solve 36-year-old cold case

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

Searching for a human skull from a 36-year-old cold case is an unusual and grisly endeavor for a group of 10 Idaho State University faculty, staff and students, but a valuable one.

If successful, the group can assist with the positive identification of human remains in Civil Defense caves north of Dubois near the Montana border. (more…)

More than 60 students to participate in ISU Graduate Research Days March 14, 16

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the March 1st, 2015

More than 60 graduate students from Idaho State University will share their research endeavors at the inaugural ISU Graduate School Research Days events on March 14 and 16 in the Rendezvous Complex A, B and C Suites. (more…)

Idaho State University College of Pharmacy’s Sabrina Sherwood lands internship with Mayo Clinic

Posted in Academics, ISU-Boise, People by taylandy on the March 1st, 2015

Idaho State University student pharmacist Sabrina Sherwood received a voice message on her phone Feb. 4 that made her a little nervous.

It was the Mayo Clinic with a follow-up question to her recent interview for a pharmacy internship at the world-renowned hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. (more…)

Idaho State University School of Nursing ranked one of the best in the West in 2015

Posted in Academics, Featured by taylandy on the February 25th, 2015

NurseJournal.org, a global media website for nurses and health care professionals, has ranked Idaho State University’s School of Nursing fifth out of 442 nursing schools in the West.

ISU scored 101.32 points out of the maximum 130. NurseJournal.org used 20 metrics to measure schools in five categories: quality, affordability, convenience, satisfaction and value. (more…)

I Chose ISU: Jenny Brooks, dietetics major, Benny’s Pantry employee

Posted in Academics, People by taylandy on the February 24th, 2015

Jenny Brooks, an undergraduate student in the dietetics program at Idaho State University, has gone the extra mile to help organize one of ISU’s most successful outreach programs – Benny’s Pantry.

Benny’s Pantry is a food program designed to offer short-term help for members of the ISU community including students, staff and faculty who suffer from food insecurity. (more…)

ISU’s TRiO Program Has Provided 50 Years of Student Support

Posted in Academics, People by taylandy on the February 23rd, 2015

By Emily Frandsen and Aaron Kirkham, ‘15

To say that freshman Austin Richards’ parents are proud of the work he is doing at Idaho State University is an understatement.

“I get a text from my parents every day telling me how proud they are,” Richards, a first-generation college student and nuclear engineering major said.

Richards knew he wanted a career in the sciences after an engineer from the Idaho National Laboratory spoke to his middle school class, but it was a visit from an Idaho State University TRiO Upward Bound Math Science advisor that sealed the deal. (more…)

Idaho State University names Scott Scholes as Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management

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

Idaho State University has named Scott Scholes as the associate vice president of enrollment management, effective April 1. Formerly the dean of students at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI), Scholes will be responsible for leading the University’s undergraduate enrollment management units and strategies. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian’s Susan Tavernier receives Oncology Nursing Society Award

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

Idaho State University-Meridian assistant nursing professor Susan Tavernier is the 2015 recipient of the Oncology Nursing Society State-of-the-Science Lectureship Award.

Tavernier, Ph.D., RN, will accept the award during the opening ceremonies of the ONS Annual Congress April 23-26 in Orlando, Florida. (more…)

Idaho State University professor Williams helps launch Journal of Positive Sexuality

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

Idaho State University Sociology Professor DJ Williams helped launch the Journal of Positive Sexuality, the first journal of its kind, on Feb. 3.

The journal features articles, open to a variety of fields, that relate to positive sexuality. Positive sexuality helps people think about open communication and sexual diversity, according to Williams. (more…)

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