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Idaho State University announces multimillion-reinvestment initiative

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the November 14th, 2014

Idaho State University will be reinvesting nearly $7 million back into the University, the majority going to academic programs, deferred maintenance and infrastructure. (more…)

Idaho State University Armed Forces Club will host “Operation Diaper Drop” Nov. 17-18

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the November 12th, 2014

The Idaho State University Armed Forces Club is hosting “Operation Diaper Drop” to benefit Benny’s Pantry and Toys for Tots, on Nov. 17 and 18.

Donations of diapers, unopened formula, baby food, baby wipes, unopened baby bottles and new infant toys will be collected Nov. 17 and delivered Nov. 18. (more…)

Idaho State University Professor Harris to address United Nations committee Nov. 17 on nuclear security

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

Idaho State University Associate Professor of Health Physics Jason Harris will address the United Nations 1540 Committee at U.N. headquarters in New York City on the topic of nuclear security on Nov. 17.

The 1540 Committee is under the U.N.’s Security Council. Harris will deliver a half-hour talk devoted specifically on the activities of the International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN), which is a partnership between educational institutions and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Harris served as chair of the INSEN 2012-14. He stepped down in August, but is still active with the INSEN. (more…)

Idaho State University Diversity Resource Center to offer series of programs for Diversity Week Nov. 10-14

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the November 10th, 2014

The Idaho State University Diversity Resource Center will offer a series of Diversity Week 2014 presentations from Nov. 10 to Nov. 14 on the ISU Pocatello campus.

Programs planned are:

• Nov. 10 – “Defining Diversity” student forum, 10 a.m., North Fork Room, Pond Student Union; (more…)

Young musicians featured at Idaho State Civic Symphony concert on Nov. 14

Posted in Events, Featured, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the November 4th, 2014

The Idaho State Civic Symphony will feature the winners of the Symphony Association 2014 Young Artists Competition on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Pianist Adam Merrill and violinist Yonsoo Park were the competition division winners for Idaho musicians. (more…)

Idaho State University Poetry Slam: call for submissions

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

Students are encouraged to submit entries on a human rights theme of diversity by Dec. 1 for an Idaho State University poetry jam that will be held during spring semester.

ISU will host a student poetry slam and a performance of the Langston Hughes Project by the Ron McCurdy Quartet on Friday, Feb. 13, in Pond Student Union Ballroom. Up to three ISU students will be selected to have their poetry set to music by Professor Ron McCurdy of the University of Southern California and performed at the jam. (more…)

Idaho State University debate team takes top honors in trip to Twin Falls

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the November 4th, 2014

Idaho State University debaters Brandon Biggs and Patrick Loftus earned top speaking honors and placed third overall in British parliamentary debate at the College of Southern Idaho. Nicholas Tarbet and Karen Lei also competed. (more…)

Idaho State University named Top School in 2015 Military Advanced Education Guide

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the October 30th, 2014

Idaho State University has been selected as a top school in the 2015 Military Advanced Education Guide to Colleges and Universities research study.

ISU and the ISU Veterans Sanctuary will be listed in the December issue of the guide. (more…)

Idaho State University enrollment showcases growth in strategic areas

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

Idaho State University’s first-time undergraduates increased nearly 19 percent over last year, while total enrollment remained flat. Total headcount as of Fall 2014 census day was 13,804, compared to 13,845 at the same time last year.

The University continues to see growth in strategic areas such as the Early College program and first time undergraduate students. (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…)

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