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Idaho State University Foundation names new board members

Posted in Featured, People by taylandy on the September 29th, 2014

The Idaho State University Foundation announced the addition of three new board members during its annual meeting on the University’s Pocatello campus on Friday, Sept. 26: Michael J. Byrne, ‘73 and ‘75; Valerie Hoybjerg; and Thana Singarajah, ‘84 and ‘88. (more…)

Idaho State University, Idaho National Laboratory Nuclear Non-Proliferation Education Program Gaining Traction

Posted in Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the September 26th, 2014

Nuclear non-proliferation education, particularly the safeguarding of nuclear materials, has become a specialty of Idaho State University working in conjunction with the Idaho National Laboratory at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies in Idaho Falls. (more…)

ISU Campus Public Safety accredited by Idaho Chiefs of Police Association

Posted in Featured by taylandy on the September 23rd, 2014

Idaho State University Campus Public Safety has received accreditation by the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association (ICOPA). This accreditation, held by only 20 percent of all police departments in Idaho, recognizes the University’s level of law enforcement standards.

There are 94 standards of performance that an agency has to meet or exceed in order to receive this level of performance recognition. Idaho State University is the first campus public safety unit in the state to receive such an accolade. The accreditation is valid for three years, at which time the University will be reviewed for ongoing accreditation. (more…)

Annual “I Love ISU” campaign raises $194,092.52 for scholarships

Posted in Events, Featured, People by franemil on the September 19th, 2014

The 2014 annual “I Love ISU” campaign concluded Thursday, Sept. 18, raising $194,092.52 in pledges for scholarships for Southeast Idaho students. The ISU Foundation made the announcement during the after hours celebration in the Pond Student Union.

“The scholarship funds raised during this campaign will provide opportunities for our Bengals to further their education,” explained Kallee Valentine, ISU Foundation director of annual giving. “This campaign enables donors to support any program, department or college within the University.”The I Love ISU campaign raised more than $190,000 for student scholarships

Led this year by Dave Gates from the Pocatello Fire Department and Claudia Tremelling from Idaho Power, 18 teams and 175 volunteers from Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Blackfoot and American Falls worked together to gather pledges through weeks of peer-to-peer contacts and other activities.

“Once again, I’m touched by the immense generosity of our community,” said ISU President Arthur C. Vailas. “I want to personally thank our donors and campaign volunteers for their continued support of our students.”

I Love ISU is a business-to-business fundraising campaign that connects the local economy with Idaho State University. Over the last 32 years, I Love ISU has raised millions of dollars for our local students.

New nuclear science grants propel Idaho State University into top tier in nuclear materials in the United States

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

Using new grant funding, Idaho State University researchers are working to create accurate reactor physics benchmarks that will help ensure the safe operation of nuclear reactors, a critical component in our energy future.

These grants also enable ISU nuclear researchers to study nuclear fuel materials and how they perform over time. This research is aimed at improving the life span and stability of these fuels.

ISU has received three new grants this fiscal year worth more than $600,000 in total, from the U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Programs. (more…)

32nd annual I Love ISU Campaign features calling Sept. 15-18 in Pocatello, American Falls and Blackfoot

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the September 9th, 2014

Entering its 32nd year, the I Love ISU campaign will feature teams of community members and Idaho State University faculty and staff making calls to residents of Pocatello, American Falls and Blackfoot to raise ISU scholarship funds Sept. 15-18. (more…)

Idaho State University professors develop prototype history phone app for Yellowstone National Park

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the September 5th, 2014

Idaho State University history professors are developing a mobile application to show the cultural and environmental history of Yellowstone National Park.

“We are close to Yellowstone and the app presents a great way for us to connect to the history of it,” said Yolonda Youngs, assistant professor of history. (more…)

Idaho Museum of Natural History announces its fall 2014 programs

Posted in Academics, Events, Exhibits, Featured, People by taylandy on the September 2nd, 2014

The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University will be offering classes to K-sixth grade students this fall.

There are two main programs: the Museum Rangers and the Art of Natural History.

Museum Rangers uses fun hands-on activities and behind-the-scenes tours to offer children the chance to learn about the different aspects of museum work. The Art of Natural History will allow kids to explore their creative side with natural history themed arts and crafts.

Museum Rangers classes are $20 per class and the Art of History classes are $25 each. A full class schedule is listed below. (more…)

Idaho State University Professor Jean Pfau identifies possible new autoimmune disease linked to asbestos exposure

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the August 27th, 2014

A possible new autoimmune disease caused by exposure to asbestos from mines in Libby, Montana, has been identified by Idaho State University researcher Jean Pfau.

From the early 1900s through 1990 miners in northwestern Montana mined vermiculite, a mineral resistant to fire and high heat that was sold under the product name Zonolite, which was shipped widely throughout the United States. (more…)

Rain does nothing to dampen Bengal spirits; more Week of Welcome fun to come

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the August 27th, 2014

Week of Welcome began on an ominous note, with heavy rain threatening to cancel the week’s biggest event, Welcome Back Orange and Black on Monday.

The rain didn’t dampen Bengal spirits or stop Welcome Back Orange and Black, an event students flocked to despite a changed venue. Tuesday’s Paint Party, sponsored by the Student Activities Board, attracted a large crowd of Bengals seeking fun at Cadet Field. (more…)

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