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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…)

Idaho State University names Scott Scholes as Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the February 20th, 2015

Idaho State University has named Scott Scholes as the associate vice president of enrollment management, effective April 1. Formerly the dean of students at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI), Scholes will be responsible for leading the University’s undergraduate enrollment management units and strategies. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian’s Susan Tavernier receives Oncology Nursing Society Award

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the February 20th, 2015

Idaho State University-Meridian assistant nursing professor Susan Tavernier is the 2015 recipient of the Oncology Nursing Society State-of-the-Science Lectureship Award.

Tavernier, Ph.D., RN, will accept the award during the opening ceremonies of the ONS Annual Congress April 23-26 in Orlando, Florida. (more…)

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities reaffirms Idaho State University’s accreditation

Posted in Academics, Featured by taylandy on the February 3rd, 2015

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has reaffirmed Idaho State University’s accreditation after the completion of the Fall 2014 Year Seven Evaluation.

“We are pleased that the NWCCU and the peer evaluation committee recognized ISU’s commitment to academic quality,’ said Laura Woodworth-Ney, provost and vice president of academic affairs.
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28th annual ISU Jazz Fest to feature public concerts Feb. 6-7

Posted in Events, Featured, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the February 2nd, 2015

The 28th annual Idaho State University Jazz Festival will present public concerts on Feb. 6 and 7 featuring Grammy award-winning jazz tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer and keyboardist Russell Ferrante.

A special performance by a quartet comprised of Mintzer, Ferrante and local musicians Aaron Miller and Shane Lindsay will be held on Friday, Feb. 6, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Portneuf Valley Brewing. Cover for this limited seating special event will be $10 and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7 p.m. (more…)

Book sale, miniature golf fundraiser set at Idaho State University Oboler Library Feb. 7-8

Posted in Events, Featured by taylandy on the February 2nd, 2015

The Idaho State University Oboler Library is holding its annual book sale and miniature golf fundraiser on the first weekend in February in the Library located at 850 S. Ninth Ave., Pocatello.

The miniature golf course will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 7. The book sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb 8. (more…)

President Vailas highlights ISU achievements at JFAC presentation

Posted in Featured, People by taylandy on the January 28th, 2015

BOISE, Idaho—Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas told state budget writers this morning that ISU is committed to leading the state in health science education and creating new opportunities for academic discovery, research and economic development.

Speaking before the Joint Finance Appropriations Committee at the State Capitol in Boise, Vailas highlighted faculty, staff and student accomplishments of the past year and outlined goals for next year, including seeking a state budget request of $1.7 million to fund the highly successful Career Path Internship program. ISU would match the request. (more…)

Idaho State University study shows prep football participants often don’t properly inflate helmet bladders

Posted in Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the January 26th, 2015

Proper fitting football helmets are essential to help prevent concussions in prep football players, but a new study by Idaho State University shows that many players use inappropriately sized helmets, and often don’t reinflate the air bladders in their helmets.

Both of these factors can result in more concussions.

Although 97.5 percent of participants wore helmets that required regular, weekly reinflation of interior bladder systems, 43 percent of participants acknowledged never reinflating their bladders during the 12- to 16-week 2013 football season. (more…)

Idaho State University Alpha Kappa Psi names Redfish Technology CEO Rob Reeves “Idaho Business Leader of the Year”

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the January 22nd, 2015

Rob Reeves, president and chief executive officer of Redfish Technology, Inc. in Hailey is the 2015 Idaho Business Leader of the Year. The professional business fraternity at Idaho State University, the Delta Upsilon chapter, of Alpha Kappa Psi, will recognize Reeves at a dinner in Pocatello on Thursday, April 9. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Layha Spoonhunter sees President Obama again; heading to Washington, D.C. for UNITY Conference in February

Posted in Featured, People by taylandy on the January 22nd, 2015

Idaho State University political science sophomore Layha Spoonhunter was among the thousands in attendance at President Barack Obama’s appearance in Boise on Jan 21 at Boise State University, but he was one of the few in the audience who had already met Obama in person. (more…)

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