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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…)

Pharmacy graduate Burde enjoys Idaho State University’s international flavor

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

Anushka Burde, an Idaho State University international student originally from Mumbai, India, has enjoyed the international flavor of ISU while earning three degrees, first Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and biochemistry, and then a Pharm.D. degree she’ll be awarded at ISU commencement May 9. (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 graduates March through the Arch May 8

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

The Idaho State University Graduates March through the Arch will be held beginning at noon May 8 at the Swanson Arch located on the ISU Pocatello campus between Frazier Hall and the Physical Sciences Building. (more…)

Idaho State University accredited by Emergency Management Accreditation Program

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

Idaho State University has become the second university in the nation to receive accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).

“This accreditation validates that Idaho State University is prepared to handle any emergency,” said Emergency Management Coordinator Carol Prescott. (more…)

Idaho State University Women’s Rodeo Team ranked No. 1 in region, heads to nationals June 14-20

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

The Idaho State University Women’s Rodeo Team finished No. 1 in its region, currently leads the college rodeo national standings and will compete at the College National Finals Rodeo June 14-20 in Casper, Wyoming.

Four of the five ISU Women’s Rodeo Team members that will compete at the College National Finals Rodeo this year finished first in four events during the 2014-15 Rocky Mountain Region’s 10-rodeo season. (more…)

Idaho State University faculty vote to reject proposed ISU Faculty Constitution

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

Idaho State University faculty voted to reject the proposed ISU Faculty Constitution, 53.5 percent to 46.5 percent.

The vote was held April 20 and votes were tallied last week and announced on April 27. (more…)

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