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.”
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
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
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 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…)
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
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…)
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…)
Idaho State University’s first holistic stuttering clinic, which combined speech language and counseling therapy, garnered powerful testimony from its participants. (more…)
Idaho State University has expanded its two-year Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program (M.P.A.S.) to The College of Idaho in Caldwell, adding 12 seats this fall to the existing 60.
The intent is to meet the continuing demand for physician assistants in the Northwest and improve access to health care in underserved areas, say officials from both institutions. Physician assistants are highly skilled health professionals who provide medical treatment under the supervision of a physician. (more…)
Idaho State University’s Homecoming 2014, “Bengal Pride on the Prowl” will celebrate a variety of alumni events culminating Sept. 27 with the Homecoming Parade at 9:30 a.m. and football game at 2:05 p.m. in Holt Arena. (more…)