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ISU Idaho Museum of Natural History’s Ray J. Davis Herbarium and Burke Museum Herbarium launch new wildflower app

Posted in Academics, Featured, Research by taylandy on the December 22nd, 2014

The University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum has partnered with Idaho State University’s Ray J. Davis Herbarium, the University of Idaho’s Stillinger Herbarium, Mark Turner, and High Country Apps to produce Idaho Wildflowers, a plant identification app for smart phones and tablets.

The app provides images, species descriptions, range maps, bloom period, and technical descriptions for more than 805 common wildflowers, shrubs, and vines that occur in Idaho and adjacent areas of Montana, Washington, Utah, and Oregon. (more…)

ISU psychology department chair Lynch appointed as associate editor of highest-ranking women’s study journal

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the December 19th, 2014

Shannon Lynch, the chair of Idaho State University’s psychology department, has been appointed as one of six associate editors of Psychology of Women Quarterly.

The journal has been ranked as the number-one women’s studies journal according to the 2013 Journal Citation Reports done by the Thomson Reuters Corporation, wherein it ranked first of 39 journals. It was also ranked 34th of 127 multidisciplinary journals in psychology. (more…)

Idaho State University MILES grant researchers provide accessible digital history to Portneuf River users

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

Idaho State University researchers have created a variety of websites and easy-to-use digital web tools aimed at helping the public and all stakeholders understand the history and dynamics of the Portneuf River ecosystem.

“What we are trying to do is create a better public understanding of how the river has been managed in the past, to contribute to community involvement in deciding how the river should be managed in the future,” said Kevin Marsh, ISU history professor and chair, “because providing historical and science-based data on how to manage water in Pocatello is one of the goals of the MILES research project.” (more…)

Idaho State University survey response: 95 percent of stakeholders believe their community would benefit from a restored Portneuf River

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

Ninety-five percent of stakeholders interviewed by Idaho State University researchers said they believe their community would benefit from a restored Portneuf River.

As part of the Managing Idaho Landscapes for Ecosystem Services (MILES), a statewide National Science Foundation project funded by EPSCoR, researchers in the ISU political science and sociology departments received 90 responses to surveys sent out to about 150 people. The people responding were comprised, about equally, from three major groups: 1) government officials and scientists; 2) environmentalists; and 3) business people. (more…)

ISU ‘A Season of Note’ to present Kurt Bestor Christmas Dec. 16 at Stephens Performing Arts Center

Posted in Events, Featured, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the December 9th, 2014

Idaho State University’s fine arts series “A Season of Note” will present “A Kurt Bestor Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, in the Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Jensen Grand Concert Hall. (more…)

Idaho State University Professor Jack Rose delivers lectures in China; invited back to do research

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the December 4th, 2014

Dr. Jack Rose, an Idaho State University physiology professor, recently returned from a two-week long trip to China, after which he was asked to serve as an advisor in ongoing research.

The purpose of his visit was to deliver two different talks in which he presented findings from research he has done at ISU. (more…)

Winner of Idaho State University holiday card contest announced

Posted in Featured, People by taylandy on the November 24th, 2014

Student artist Seth Spencer is the winner of the annual Idaho State University holiday card contest. (more…)

Idaho State University to host $tart $mart training workshop geared toward women for negotiating pay

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the November 24th, 2014

The American Association of University Women’s $tart $mart initiative will offer a salary-negotiating workshop geared towards women on Dec. 4 at Idaho State University.

Participation is aimed at ISU women seniors or graduate students, but community members may attend on a space-available basis. The workshop will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4 in the ISU Pond Student Union Clearwater Room. (more…)

Idaho State University announces multimillion-reinvestment initiative

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the November 14th, 2014

Idaho State University will be reinvesting nearly $7 million back into the University, the majority going to academic programs, deferred maintenance and infrastructure. (more…)

Idaho State University Armed Forces Club will host “Operation Diaper Drop” Nov. 17-18

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the November 12th, 2014

The Idaho State University Armed Forces Club is hosting “Operation Diaper Drop” to benefit Benny’s Pantry and Toys for Tots, on Nov. 17 and 18.

Donations of diapers, unopened formula, baby food, baby wipes, unopened baby bottles and new infant toys will be collected Nov. 17 and delivered Nov. 18. (more…)

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