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Idaho State University Professor Xu honored with Women in Life Sciences Award, receives Suffrage Science Heirloom

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the October 13th, 2014

Idaho State University psychology professor Xiaomeng (Mona) Xu was honored with a Women in Life Sciences Award by receiving a Suffrage Science Heirloom from the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre in the United Kingdom.

Xu was one of 11 recipients and the only one from an American institution. (more…)

Idaho State University professor Crosby serves Fulbright, completes epic 15,000-mile drive home

Posted in Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the October 10th, 2014

Idaho State University Associate Professor of Geosciences Benjamin Crosby has spent the start of fall semester readjusting to regular life Pocatello after a year in which he served as a Fulbright scholar and visiting professor in Chile, completed a 15,000-mile drive home with his family and had his research earn international publicity and jokes by Jimmy Fallon on late-night TV.

“Half the time I feel like I am sleep-walking through the familiar because I’ve been doing this for the last seven years, but at times my life feels entirely new and different being home,” Crosby said. (more…)

American Nuclear Society Honors Idaho State’s Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar with Landis Public Communication and Education Award

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the October 9th, 2014

The American Nuclear Society (ANS) has named Idaho State University’s Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar as the recipient of this year’s Landis Public Communication and Education Award, recognizing her dedication to nuclear education and public communication. (more…)

Idaho State University Physics, Pocatello Kiwanis To Host a Haunted Science Lab

Posted in Events, Featured, People, Uncategorized by taylandy on the October 7th, 2014

The Idaho State University Society of Physics Students, the Kiwanis Club of Pocatello and the ISU Department of Physics will host a Haunted Science Laboratory exhibit open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the old CARQUEST warehouse, 1161 Wilson Ave. in Pocatello, one block west of the Pizza Hut on Yellowstone Ave. (more…)

2015 Idaho Business Leader of the Year Nominations Open

Posted in Featured, People by taylandy on the October 7th, 2014

The Idaho Business Leader of the Year committee is accepting nominations for the 2015 Idaho State Business Leader of the Year award. Nominees of Idaho business leaders who represent the qualifications and core values of the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity will be accepted starting Monday, Oct. 6, and will end on Friday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. (more…)

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…)

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