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National prize for best book on teaching literature at college level announced by Idaho State University Department of English and Philosophy

Posted in Academics, Featured, Research by taylandy on the January 5th, 2015

The Idaho State University Department of English and Philosophy announces a new, national prize for the best book-length work on teaching literature at the college level.

The “Teaching Literature Book Award” is the first and only prize that recognizes books specifically about teaching literature to post-secondary students. The nationally juried prize is conferred biennially by the faculty in the Ph.D. Program in English and the Teaching of English at Idaho State University. (more…)

ISU Idaho Museum of Natural History’s Ray J. Davis Herbarium and Burke Museum Herbarium launch new wildflower app

Posted in Academics, Featured, Research by taylandy on the December 22nd, 2014

The University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum has partnered with Idaho State University’s Ray J. Davis Herbarium, the University of Idaho’s Stillinger Herbarium, Mark Turner, and High Country Apps to produce Idaho Wildflowers, a plant identification app for smart phones and tablets.

The app provides images, species descriptions, range maps, bloom period, and technical descriptions for more than 805 common wildflowers, shrubs, and vines that occur in Idaho and adjacent areas of Montana, Washington, Utah, and Oregon. (more…)

ISU psychology department chair Lynch appointed as associate editor of highest-ranking women’s study journal

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the December 19th, 2014

Shannon Lynch, the chair of Idaho State University’s psychology department, has been appointed as one of six associate editors of Psychology of Women Quarterly.

The journal has been ranked as the number-one women’s studies journal according to the 2013 Journal Citation Reports done by the Thomson Reuters Corporation, wherein it ranked first of 39 journals. It was also ranked 34th of 127 multidisciplinary journals in psychology. (more…)

Idaho State University Counseling faculty, students to visit Thailand during holiday break to learn, serve

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the December 19th, 2014

While many Idaho State University students and personnel were finishing up and readying for the holidays with their families, ISU Department of Counseling Professor and Chair David Kleist was packing his bags, preparing to leave for a three-week trip to Thailand on the last day of fall semester.

Kleist will be leading a group of eight, including four master’s and two doctoral Department of Counseling students, during a series of activities in Thailand including visits to an orphanage, a domestic violence shelter, a university and a Buddhist meditation center. The ISU students, who will earn two credits for the trip, will join him in Thailand on Dec. 27. (more…)

Idaho State University MILES grant researchers provide accessible digital history to Portneuf River users

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the December 10th, 2014

Idaho State University researchers have created a variety of websites and easy-to-use digital web tools aimed at helping the public and all stakeholders understand the history and dynamics of the Portneuf River ecosystem.

“What we are trying to do is create a better public understanding of how the river has been managed in the past, to contribute to community involvement in deciding how the river should be managed in the future,” said Kevin Marsh, ISU history professor and chair, “because providing historical and science-based data on how to manage water in Pocatello is one of the goals of the MILES research project.” (more…)

Idaho State University Professor Jack Rose delivers lectures in China; invited back to do research

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the December 4th, 2014

Dr. Jack Rose, an Idaho State University physiology professor, recently returned from a two-week long trip to China, after which he was asked to serve as an advisor in ongoing research.

The purpose of his visit was to deliver two different talks in which he presented findings from research he has done at ISU. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Herb Maschner to serve as visiting professor in Italy; has accepted posts at University of South Florida

Posted in Academics, People by taylandy on the December 2nd, 2014

Herb Maschner, director of the Idaho State University Idaho Museum of Natural History, will serve as visiting professor in Italy spring semester and has accepted posts at the University of South Florida beginning in August. (more…)

Idaho State University researchers work on virtual watershed project to better model Idaho’s and West’s snowpack

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the November 26th, 2014

Researchers in Idaho State University’s geosciences department are working on a virtual watershed project to make better, easy-to-use computer models of Idaho’s and the West’s snowpack to help water users plan better. (more…)

I Chose ISU – Leciel Bono, grad student and adjunct professor

Posted in Academics, People by taylandy on the November 24th, 2014

Leciel Bono’s early life on an Eastern Idaho farm taught her the value of discipline and hard work—traits that have served her well at Idaho State University.

A Bengal for 20 years, Bono holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and dental hygiene and is a graduate student in the dental hygiene master’s program. That’s just the half of it—an adjunct professor in the Department of Dental Hygiene for 16 years, Bono designed a new course in interprofessional practice management which she is teaching this semester. (more…)

Idaho State University announces multimillion-reinvestment initiative

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the November 14th, 2014

Idaho State University will be reinvesting nearly $7 million back into the University, the majority going to academic programs, deferred maintenance and infrastructure. (more…)

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