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ISU receives $179,000 IGEM grant for project with J.R. Simplot Company to use Unmanned Aircraft Sensors to expand ag market opportunities

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

Idaho State University received a $179,000 grant from the state’s Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) to pursue a project with the J.R. Simplot Company to use unmanned aircraft sensors (UAS) to improve agricultural field productivity and grower profitability. (more…)

ISU Servel Committee submits written recommendation to University

Posted in Events, Featured by taylandy on the April 21st, 2015

The independent fact-finding committee convened to assess the current condition of the Servel House, ISU’s presidential residence facility, has submitted its final written recommendation to the University.

After thorough consideration, research and discussion, the committee recommends the following order of potential options: 1. New construction, 2. Presidential facility stipend, 3. Purchase of an existing property, 4. Reconstruct, and 5. Status quo. (more…)

Ten Idaho State University alumni honored with Professional Achievement Awards

Posted in Featured, People by taylandy on the April 21st, 2015

Ten Idaho State University alumni will be honored with ISU Professional Achievement Awards at ISU Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 9, in Holt Arena.

Professional Achievement Award recipients are alumni who have made important contributions to their careers or profession, to the social, political or economic well-being of the world around them and have shown continued community and civic involvement in addition to their association with and contributions to Idaho State University. Individuals selected for these prestigious awards have been out of school at least 10 years and have excelled in their chosen field, attaining significant success and accomplishments.

Professional Achievement Award recipients for 2015 are: David Baumert, College of Technology; Dr. Philip LaFleur, College of Science and Engineering- Natural and Physical Sciences; Kendal Ray Tanner, College of Science and Engineering- Engineering; Dr. Thana Singarajah, Division of Health Sciences; Blanche Badger Willford, Division of Health Sciences- School of Nursing; Joshua Tolman, College of Arts and Letters, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Dr. Jacqueline Royston Thompson, College of Education; Anne Staton Voilleque, College of Arts and Letters- Fine Arts and Humanities; Rod A. Davis, College of Business; and Adrian Michael Wong, College of Pharmacy. (more…)

Idaho State University Veteran and Military Appreciation Week set April 20-25

Posted in Exhibits, Featured, People by taylandy on the April 17th, 2015

Idaho State University is commemorating Veteran and Military Appreciation Week from April 20 to 25, featuring several events.

On Tuesday, April 21, Veteran and Military Service Awareness Day will be celebrated from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the Hutchinson Quad. Attendees can expect an inflatable obstacle course and other items from the National Guard as well as tables for The Veteran Student Services Center, ROTC, National Guard, Kappa Sigma for Ride for the Troops, military organizations, and American Built.
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Idaho State University Gibson Jack Creek RNA study on how plants process water has implications for climate change, water management

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the April 16th, 2015

A solar panel sits near the top of a Douglas Fir tree about 70 feet off the ground somewhere on a steep ridge near Gibson Jack Creek, miles from the nearest trailhead.

“You know those things you enjoy as a child sometimes have applications afterwards,” said John Whiting, an Idaho State University geosciences master’s student, who has accompanied a group of ISU researchers to a study site where he climbed the tree and installed the solar panel about a year ago.

“I usually do the tree climbing, because I am most comfortable with it,” Whiting continued, “I am relatively safe and I usually use a harness, but Sarah doesn’t even like watching me install them.” (more…)

Concrete canoe, concrete horseshoe, steel bridge competitions highlight student engineering conference at Idaho State University April 16-18

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

More than 300 civil engineering students from throughout the Pacific Northwest will visit Idaho State University April 16-18 to race their concrete canoes and test the mettle of their 20-foot steel bridges that they’ve been working on since last fall.

Yes, the canoes do float, and they’re probably tougher than some of the concrete horseshoes the visiting students will be chucking around at the 2015 Pacific Northwest American Society of Civil Engineers Student Conference hosted by the ISU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. (more…)

ISU music students to premiere composition at Percussion Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra Concert on April 16

Posted in Events, Featured, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the April 15th, 2015

Two Idaho State University music students will have the world premiere of their composition at the Percussion Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra Concert on April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Goranson Hall.

Kylle Strunk and Jedd Greenhalgh, both sophomores, wrote the composition “The Box” after the Greek Myth of Pandora’s Box. The composition is made into four movements, each representing Pandora’s curiosity, and the seven deadly sins – greed, pride, sloth, gluttony, lust, envy and wrath. Each movement has a different style of music and uses instruments differently. (more…)

Idaho State University’s 2015-16 tuition and fees approved

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured by taylandy on the April 15th, 2015

Idaho State University’s proposed 3.3 percent tuition and fee increase for the 2015-16 academic year was approved by the State Board of Education Wednesday, April 15.

Resident undergraduate students will pay $6,784 and nonresident students will pay $20,182 annually in tuition and fees in 2015-16. The change represents the lowest increase in 27 years for the University. (more…)

ISU School of Performing Arts to present “Musical of Musicals (The Musical)” beginning April 17

Posted in Events, Featured, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the April 9th, 2015

Idaho State University’s School of Performing Arts will perform “Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)” beginning on April 17 in the Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Rogers Black Box Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

There will also be performances on April 18, 20, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. (more…)

Idaho State University Outstanding Student Award winners announced

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the April 7th, 2015

Idaho State University and the ISU Alumni Association proudly announce the 2015 Outstanding Student Award recipients who will be honored at Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 9, in Holt Arena.

The Outstanding Student Awards are presented to recognize outstanding graduating seniors who have excelled in their programs, their extracurricular activities and have epitomized ISU’s outstanding student body. Students receiving these prestigious awards exhibit a readiness to graduate, high academic achievement, above-average dedication to academic and professional goals and involvement in professional societies. Work experience and community service are also considered.

The Outstanding Student Award recipients will be honored at a reception April 10 at 6 p.m. in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Outstanding Student Award recipients for 2015 are Daniel Shelden, Boise, College of Arts and Letters – Fine Arts and Humanities; Ashley Miller, Pocatello, College of Arts and Letters – Social and Behavioral Sciences; Douglas Walker, Pocatello, College of Science and Engineering – Natural and Physical Sciences; Kyle R. Gagnon, Boise, College of Science and Engineering – Engineering; Rick T. Richardson, Crofton, British Columbia, Graduate School – Masters; E. Scott Lee, Rexburg, Graduate School – Doctoral; Kayla Miller, Boise, College of Education; Jameson Bastow, Twin Falls, College of Business; Jakob P. Meng, Idaho Falls, College of Technology; Lindsey Marie Hunt, Ontario, Oregon, College of Pharmacy; Jennifer K. Brooks, Idaho Falls, Division of Health Sciences; and Madeline Woodhouse, Pocatello, School of Nursing. (more…)

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