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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…)

Idaho State University adds new mobile safety app to campus safety measures

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

In an ongoing effort to maintain a safe and secure campus environment Idaho State University has added a new mobile safety app for the campus community. The free mobile app is available on all four of the University’s campuses: Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Twin Falls and Meridian.

“We’re encouraging all students, as well as our faculty and staff, to download this new mobile safety app,” said ISU President Arthur Vailas. “This app offers students another way to stay connected and stay safe.” (more…)

Four Idaho State University faculty members honored with Outstanding Service Awards

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the March 30th, 2015

Four Idaho State University faculty members have been chosen to receive 2015 Outstanding Service awards.

They will be honored at a reception held on April 8 and one will be chosen for the 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

The faculty members receiving these awards are Cal Edwards, Caryn Evilia, Cindy Seiger and Cathleen Tarp. (more…)

Idaho State University Receives new $400,000 NASA grant to study Idaho, Hawaii lava flows to aid Mars research

Posted in Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the March 30th, 2015

This summer there could be NASA space rovers working along side NASA astronauts and Idaho State University researchers who are teaming up on Earth at the Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho and at the east side of Hawaii’s Big Island to figure out how to better accomplish scientific research in space.

ISU geosciences researchers Shannon Kobs-Nawotniak and Scott Hughes have received a $400,000 NASA grant to study over the next four years how microbial, or minute life forms such as bacteria or viruses, evolve on lava flows in Idaho and Hawaii. The information they learn on earth could help scientists look for life or evidence of life on other planets such as Mars. (more…)

Five Idaho State University faculty members honored with 2015 Outstanding Researcher Awards

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

Five Idaho State University faculty members have received 2015 Outstanding Researcher Awards and will be honored at a reception on April 8.

One Outstanding Researcher will receive the 2015 ISU Distinguished Researcher Award. The winner will be announced at a later date.

The faculty members who will receive ISU Outstanding Researcher awards are: Jennifer Attebery, professor of English; Shannon Lynch, professor of psychology; Mark McBeth, associate dean in the College of Arts & Letters; Colden Baxter and Jean Pfau, associate professors in the Department of Biological Sciences. (more…)

Five Idaho State University faculty members honored with 2015 Outstanding Teacher Awards

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the March 26th, 2015

Five Idaho State University faculty members have been chosen to receive 2015 Outstanding Master Teacher awards.

They will be honored at a reception held on April 8 and one will be selected for the ISU Distinguished Teacher Award.

“Teaching is the lifeblood of the institution,” said Laura Woodworth-Ney, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, “and we are very fortunate that these master teachers work in ISU classrooms, labs, and throughout the university community.”

The faculty members receiving these awards are: Barbara Frank, Department of Biological Sciences, Teddie Gould, College of Pharmacy, Andy Holland, Department of Chemistry, Cathy Peppers, College of Business and Curt Whitaker, Department of English and Philosophy. (more…)

Idaho State University debate captures national title at Pi Kappa Delta’s British Parliamentary Debate competition

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the March 17th, 2015

Idaho State University seniors Patrick Loftus, from Coeur d’Alene, and Brock Sondrup, Idaho Falls, weathered a snow emergency and won the Pi Kappa Delta National Championship in British Parliamentary Debate, bringing home ISU’s first-ever national championship in debate.

“We’ve placed as high as third at CEDA Nationals in 2007. But, to my knowledge, the PKD win is our first-ever national title,” said Sarah Partlow Lefevre, director of the ISU James M. and Sharon E. Rupp Debate Society. “We are incredibly lucky to have such great success in our first year competing in British Parliamentary Debate.” (more…)

Idaho State University Fulbright Forum set April 1 at Rendezvous Suites

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

A Fulbright Forum will be held April 1 at Idaho State University in the Rendezvous Suites with a student session from 9 to 11 a.m. and a faculty session from 3 to 5 p.m.

The event is being co-organized Josephine A. Garibaldi, associate professor of theatre and dance, and Sharon Sieber, professor of Spanish and ISU Fulbright program advisor, both of whom have served Fulbrights. The host and facilitator of the event is Maria Fletcher, director, International Programs Office.

Special guest Mushtaq Memon, Fulbright Ambassador, will speak at each session. (more…)

Celebrate Idaho State University, a CommUniversity event, set March 17

Posted in Events, Exhibits, Featured, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the March 10th, 2015

The fifth annual Celebrate Idaho State, a CommUniversity event, will feature more than 100 groups providing a variety of free food, entertainment, art, culture, information, and scientific displays and demonstrations Tuesday, March 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the ISU Pond Student Union.

“Celebrate Idaho State is a great opportunity for us to showcase ISU’s excellent programs and all that the University has to offer the community,” said Allyson Johnson, Celebrate Idaho State co-chair. “We are looking forward to sharing our pride for this great institution.” (more…)

Idaho State University students to travel to New York to showcase talents before scouts

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the March 10th, 2015

On March 10, Idaho State University students and alumni will showcase their talents in two performances on Broadway in New York City in the Mountain West Actor Showcase. (more…)

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