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Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas to deliver annual State of the University Address on Oct. 29

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the October 24th, 2014

Idaho State University’s President Arthur C. Vailas will deliver his annual State of the University Address on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. in the Bistline Theatre at the Stephens Performing Arts Center on the Pocatello campus. (more…)

Metropolitan Opera Auditions will be held at ISU Stephens Center Nov. 1

Posted in Events, Featured, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the October 24th, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera Auditions will be held at Idaho State University on Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

“This event is really exciting,” said Diana Livingston Friedley, audition director and music professor at ISU. “People can come see great young artists perform. It’s also a great way for our artists to jumpstart their careers.” (more…)

Six Named to ISU Sports Hall of Fame

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the October 17th, 2014

Six new members will be inducted into the Idaho State University Sports Hall of Fame Saturday.

Basketball player Mandi Carver, Senior Women’s Administrator and Associate Athletic Director Nancy Graziano, swimmer Michael Harada, wrestler David Pacheco, football player DeLane “De” Pankratz and track athlete Becky Sondag are the newest inductees into the Hall of Fame. Graziano will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. (more…)

Annual Pocatello Ski Swap Set Oct. 24-26 at Idaho State University’s Pond Student Union

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the October 17th, 2014

The annual Pocatello Ski Swap will be held Oct. 24-26 at Idaho State University in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The Swap is the primary fundraising event for the Pocatello Ski and Snowboard Association. It helps to fund four youth trips (they receive free bus service and reduced ski rates), the Pebble Creek Youth Ski Team, and disabled skiers’ events with the CW HOG program at ISU. All of the organizations represented are not-for-profit and supported by volunteers. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Professor Bearden to fly mice in space to research keeping astronauts healthier

Posted in Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the October 15th, 2014

Idaho State University’s Dr. Shawn Bearden has been awarded a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to fly mice on the International Space Station in 2015 and 2016 to study how to protect astronauts from visual and possible cognitive impairment during long-term space missions. (more…)

Idaho State University Professor Xu honored with Women in Life Sciences Award, receives Suffrage Science Heirloom

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the October 13th, 2014

Idaho State University psychology professor Xiaomeng (Mona) Xu was honored with a Women in Life Sciences Award by receiving a Suffrage Science Heirloom from the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre in the United Kingdom.

Xu was one of 11 recipients and the only one from an American institution. (more…)

Idaho State University professor Crosby serves Fulbright, completes epic 15,000-mile drive home

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

Idaho State University Associate Professor of Geosciences Benjamin Crosby has spent the start of fall semester readjusting to regular life Pocatello after a year in which he served as a Fulbright scholar and visiting professor in Chile, completed a 15,000-mile drive home with his family and had his research earn international publicity and jokes by Jimmy Fallon on late-night TV.

“Half the time I feel like I am sleep-walking through the familiar because I’ve been doing this for the last seven years, but at times my life feels entirely new and different being home,” Crosby said. (more…)

American Nuclear Society Honors Idaho State’s Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar with Landis Public Communication and Education Award

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the October 9th, 2014

The American Nuclear Society (ANS) has named Idaho State University’s Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar as the recipient of this year’s Landis Public Communication and Education Award, recognizing her dedication to nuclear education and public communication. (more…)

Idaho State University Physics, Pocatello Kiwanis To Host a Haunted Science Lab

Posted in Events, Featured, People, Uncategorized by taylandy on the October 7th, 2014

The Idaho State University Society of Physics Students, the Kiwanis Club of Pocatello and the ISU Department of Physics will host a Haunted Science Laboratory exhibit open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the old CARQUEST warehouse, 1161 Wilson Ave. in Pocatello, one block west of the Pizza Hut on Yellowstone Ave. (more…)

2015 Idaho Business Leader of the Year Nominations Open

Posted in Featured, People by taylandy on the October 7th, 2014

The Idaho Business Leader of the Year committee is accepting nominations for the 2015 Idaho State Business Leader of the Year award. Nominees of Idaho business leaders who represent the qualifications and core values of the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity will be accepted starting Monday, Oct. 6, and will end on Friday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. (more…)

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