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Idaho State University geosciences master’s student John Whiting spent 101 days in Frank Church Wilderness to earn his degree

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the May 5th, 2015

After spending nearly three months in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness last summer John Whiting, who will graduate from Idaho State University this summer with a Master of Science Degree in geosciences, found it strange to stand on concrete.

“I was out there 101 days, and when I flew back just stepping on the sidewalk was a weird feeling,” Whiting said. “Just having that kind of level, smooth ground under my feet for the first time after living 100 days without it, just felt odd. It blew me away. The whole summer was incredible.” (more…)

Acrobatic aerial silks add dimensions to ISU graduate Yiran Wang’s education

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

Yiran Wang didn’t come from China to Idaho State University to study acrobatics, but a chance encounter with a class in Pocatello changed her life.

Wang, who is graduating this spring with a bachelor’s degree in statistics, took an acrobatics class in Pocatello, and, while there, learned about the art of aerial silks, a theatrical and athletic sport where performers climb to great heights on long rows of fabric, performing acrobatics while suspended. For Wang, the experience was indescribable. She is afraid of heights, and never liked twirling, but when she tried aerial silks, she was hooked. (more…)

Track didn’t pan out, but graduate Nicole Martin’s education did at Idaho State University

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

Nicole Martin came to Idaho State University from Rupert on a track scholarship, but she never ran a race for the Bengals.

Upon arrival at ISU, she discovered she was highly anemic and could not compete in track. This setback, however, didn’t stop her from continuing her education and being an exceptionally active student. Martin, who grew up in a household with 21 other siblings and was originally from Maryland, will graduate May 9 with a bachelor’s degree in general studies and a minor in sociology. (more…)

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…)

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