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Five Idaho State University faculty members honored with 2015 Outstanding Teacher Awards

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the March 26th, 2015

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…)

Idaho State University debate captures national title at Pi Kappa Delta’s British Parliamentary Debate competition

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the March 17th, 2015

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…)

Idaho State University Fulbright Forum set April 1 at Rendezvous Suites

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the March 16th, 2015

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…)

Celebrate Idaho State University, a CommUniversity event, set March 17

Posted in Events, Exhibits, Featured, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the March 10th, 2015

The fifth annual Celebrate Idaho State, a CommUniversity event, will feature more than 100 groups providing a variety of free food, entertainment, art, culture, information, and scientific displays and demonstrations Tuesday, March 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the ISU Pond Student Union.

“Celebrate Idaho State is a great opportunity for us to showcase ISU’s excellent programs and all that the University has to offer the community,” said Allyson Johnson, Celebrate Idaho State co-chair. “We are looking forward to sharing our pride for this great institution.” (more…)

Idaho State University students to travel to New York to showcase talents before scouts

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the March 10th, 2015

On March 10, Idaho State University students and alumni will showcase their talents in two performances on Broadway in New York City in the Mountain West Actor Showcase. (more…)

Idaho State University online master’s nursing program makes the nation’s top 50

Posted in Academics, Featured by taylandy on the March 2nd, 2015

College Choice, an independent college search and rankings website, has ranked Idaho State University’s Master of Science in nursing online program 48th on its 2015 list of the top 50 online MSN programs in the country.

Check out the full list at http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/best-online-msn-programs/. (more…)

Idaho State University Presidential Residence Committee tours Servel House and holds discussion

Posted in Featured, People by taylandy on the February 27th, 2015

The independent fact-finding committee charged with assessing the current condition and making recommendations for future plans of the Servel House, ISU’s presidential residence facility, toured the facility during this week’s meeting.

During the tour the committee discussed issues related to safety and security, maintenance, efficiency and suitability for hosting University functions. In discussing these issues committee members described the facility as “beautiful and historic,” but expressed concerns related to the functionality and liability of the facility for University events. (more…)

ISU Health Fair 2015 March 19-20 features more than 70 health learning centers; walk-in blood draws available

Posted in Events, Exhibits, Featured, People by taylandy on the February 25th, 2015

The Idaho State University Health Fair 2015 – celebrating its 34th year – is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 19-20, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom. Parking is free in the Pond Student Union parking lot.

This year’s fair will feature more than 70 learning centers, blood draws and comprehensive health screenings and informational services on a variety of topics. (more…)

Idaho State University School of Nursing ranked one of the best in the West in 2015

Posted in Academics, Featured by taylandy on the February 25th, 2015

NurseJournal.org, a global media website for nurses and health care professionals, has ranked Idaho State University’s School of Nursing fifth out of 442 nursing schools in the West.

ISU scored 101.32 points out of the maximum 130. NurseJournal.org used 20 metrics to measure schools in five categories: quality, affordability, convenience, satisfaction and value. (more…)

44th annual Frank Church Symposium set Feb. 26-27 at Idaho State University; theme is ‘Cross Cultural Expression in a Transforming World’

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the February 23rd, 2015

Idaho State University’s International Affairs Council (IAC), housed in the College of Arts and Letters, will host the 44th annual Frank Church Symposium on Feb. 26 and 27.

The theme for this year’s symposium is “Cross Cultural Expression in a Transforming World.”

The event is held annually in honor of Idaho Sen. Frank Church, chair of the U.S. Committee on Foreign Relations during the Vietnam War.

Charles “Charley” Metcalf, ISU alumnus, will present the keynote address. Metcalf will speak on “Cross Cultural Expression from a National Security Communication Perspective” on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)

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