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Winner of Idaho State University Ultimate Bengal Challenge to be announced April 23; 70 finalists eligible for $13,000-plus scholarship package; 179,054 entries

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, ISU-Boise, People by taylandy on the April 22nd, 2014

The winner of Idaho State University’s Ultimate Bengal Challenge’s $13,000-plus scholarship package selected from 179,054 entries will be announced Wednesday, April 23, at the Reed Gymnasium donkey basketball game beginning at 6 p.m. (more…)

Jack Wheatley to receive Honorary Doctor of Engineering from Idaho State University at commencement on May 10

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

Idaho State University will award an honorary Doctor of Engineering to Jack R. Wheatley, benefactor to Idaho State University and other universities and former northern California real estate developer, at ISU Commencement May 10. (more…)

State Board approves Idaho State University’s 2014-15 tuition and fees

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the April 16th, 2014

Idaho State University’s proposed 3.5 percent tuition and fee increase for the 2014-15 academic year was approved by the State Board of Education Wednesday, April 16.

Resident students will pay $6,566 and nonresident students will pay $12,760 annually in tuition and fees in 2014-15. The change represents the lowest increase among the state’s public research universities, and the lowest ISU has had in 26 years. (more…)

Idaho State’s Xu collaborates on study suggesting self-expanding activities can help with nicotine craving

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the April 15th, 2014

If you’re trying to quit smoking one method to incorporate is to do new, exciting “self-expanding” activities that can help with nicotine craving.

That’s the take-home message from a new study published in the peer-reviewed, online journal PLOS ONE in April. The study was completed by researchers from Idaho State University, Stony Brook University, the American Cancer Society, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Georgia and Brown University. (more…)

Idaho State University to host 44th annual Spring Powwow April 19-20

Posted in Events, Featured, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the April 15th, 2014

Idaho State University Native Americans United will host the 44th annual ISU Spring Powwow April 19-20 at Reed Gymnasium.

The free event features grand entries at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, and at 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 20. The NAU is an Associated Students of ISU student organization. (more…)

Idaho State University 2014 Outstanding Student Award Recipients Announced

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the April 8th, 2014

Idaho State University and the ISU Alumni Association proudly announce the 2014 Outstanding Student Award recipients who will be honored at Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 10, in Holt Arena.

The 12 Outstanding Student Awards are presented to recognize outstanding graduating seniors who have excelled in their programs, their extracurricular activities and have epitomized ISU’s outstanding student body. Students receiving these prestigious awards exhibit a readiness to graduate, high academic achievement, above-average dedication to academic and professional goals and involvement in professional societies. Work experience and community service are also considered. (more…)

Idaho State University Biological Sciences Professor Aho publishes textbook, companion software

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the April 8th, 2014

Idaho State University biological sciences Assistant Professor Ken Aho has written a biology textbook “Foundational and Applied Statistics for Biologists Using R” and companion software that helps biologists to better understand the basics of the statistics they use in their studies. (more…)

Forum “Predators; Prey; Habitats” at Idaho State University April 9 focuses on wolves, cougars, bears and their effect on prey, habitat

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the April 4th, 2014

The “Predators; Prey; Habitat” forum at 6:30 p.m. April 9 at Idaho State University will feature experts talking about wolves, cougars, grizzly bears and other predators, and their effects on prey species and habitats. (more…)

ISU Idaho Accelerator Center, Niowave partner on three grants to develop new accelerators for commercial use

Posted in Featured, Research by taylandy on the April 3rd, 2014

The Idaho State University Idaho Accelerator Center and Niowave, Inc. have received three new Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research grants to create new, compact accelerators intended to provide various commercial uses. (more…)

BIG Competition semi-finalists announced; finals set April 3-4 at Idaho State University

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the March 25th, 2014

Could the next “BIG” thing for Southeastern Idaho’s economy be a company that produces a device that alerts anglers they have a fish on their fishing pole, or one that taps the billion-dollar potential of the future of unmanned aircraft systems?

These are among the ideas that the 12 semifinalists for the BIG (Business, Innovation and Growth) Competition – that has upcoming semi-finals and finals events at Idaho State University April 3 and 4 – have proposed. Some other semi-finalist ideas include expanding a local brewery to begin the bottling and canning of its brew, and creating wireless ear-buds with a built-in MP3 storage device to allow users easy-listening to their favorite tunes. (more…)

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