The Idaho State University College of Education will be hosting “Kid U Summer Camp 2015.” Taught by certified teachers, the all-day camp, held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will blend summer activities with language arts, math and science curriculum. The first session will be held June 1 – 19 and the second session will be held from July 6-24. (more…)
Five Idaho State University faculty members have been chosen to receive 2015 Outstanding Master Teacher awards.
They will be honored at a reception held on April 8 and one will be selected for the ISU Distinguished Teacher Award.
“Teaching is the lifeblood of the institution,” said Laura Woodworth-Ney, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, “and we are very fortunate that these master teachers work in ISU classrooms, labs, and throughout the university community.”
The faculty members receiving these awards are: Barbara Frank, Department of Biological Sciences, Teddie Gould, College of Pharmacy, Andy Holland, Department of Chemistry, Cathy Peppers, College of Business and Curt Whitaker, Department of English and Philosophy. (more…)
The independent fact-finding committee charged with assessing the current state of the Idaho State University Presidential Residence Facility began its most recent meeting by evaluating the current Servel facility.
The committee’s discussions offered differing perspectives related to the positives and negatives of the current facility including the historic significance of the facility and the charm of the building.
However, the committee outlined numerous drawbacks of the facility including safety concerns, space and parking limitations, accessibility concerns and cost of needed renovations. (more…)
Idaho State University debate captures national title at Pi Kappa Delta’s British Parliamentary Debate competition
Idaho State University seniors Patrick Loftus, from Coeur d’Alene, and Brock Sondrup, Idaho Falls, weathered a snow emergency and won the Pi Kappa Delta National Championship in British Parliamentary Debate, bringing home ISU’s first-ever national championship in debate.
“We’ve placed as high as third at CEDA Nationals in 2007. But, to my knowledge, the PKD win is our first-ever national title,” said Sarah Partlow Lefevre, director of the ISU James M. and Sharon E. Rupp Debate Society. “We are incredibly lucky to have such great success in our first year competing in British Parliamentary Debate.” (more…)
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are hosting the 40th annual Northwest Indian Youth Conference (NWIYC) with the theme, “Dreamers of Today and Champions of Tomorrow” on March 23-26 on the Fort Hall Reservation in Fort Hall and at the Idaho State University Pocatello campus.
The four-day conference will include leadership workshops, motivational speakers, a two-day College and Resource Fair, Idaho National Laboratory CAVE exhibit, a talent show, a fashion show, a powwow, traditional games and feast and more.
The Tribes anticipate up to 600 American Indian youth ranging from 14-18 years old and adult mentors from all over the Northwest region including Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Washington and Oregon to attend. (more…)
A Fulbright Forum will be held April 1 at Idaho State University in the Rendezvous Suites with a student session from 9 to 11 a.m. and a faculty session from 3 to 5 p.m.
The event is being co-organized Josephine A. Garibaldi, associate professor of theatre and dance, and Sharon Sieber, professor of Spanish and ISU Fulbright program advisor, both of whom have served Fulbrights. The host and facilitator of the event is Maria Fletcher, director, International Programs Office.
Special guest Mushtaq Memon, Fulbright Ambassador, will speak at each session. (more…)
Musical performers Valerie Rachelle and Kevin Nakatani performed in a cabaret performance titled “Songs They Won’t Let Me Sing” on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bilyeu Theatre in Frazier Hall on Idaho State University’s campus. The performance was free and open to the public. (more…)
Idaho State University’s Central Academic Advising will hold a four-day presentation at the Museum Building Office of Financial Aid computer lab, Room 337 at the Pocatello campus from Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 2 where students can learn about money management. (more…)
POCATELLO – The committee charged with developing a plan to replace the former “I” icon on Red Hill has made the recommendation to replace it with another “I”, following more than a year’s discussions.
After multiple engineering studies determined that the “I” would need to be removed because of immediate safety concerns caused by the erosion on Red Hill, a committee was assembled to make a recommendation for its replacement. The committee, comprised of alumni, faculty and staff, community members, students and ISU officials, considered a variety of possibilities to replace the popular University icon. (more…)
Connecting people to health care: Community Health Screening Program in Ada County celebrates fifth anniversary and prepares for March 19 event
Some partnerships are so successful they are worth celebrating – especially ones that improve the lives of Ada County residents in a big way.
That’s the story behind the Ada County/Idaho State University Community Health Screening Program which has served more than 750 uninsured and underserved adults since March 2010. Other partners are the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Central District Health. (more…)