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Idaho State University Presidential Residence Committee tours Servel House and holds discussion

Posted in Featured, People by taylandy on the February 27th, 2015

The independent fact-finding committee charged with assessing the current condition and making recommendations for future plans of the Servel House, ISU’s presidential residence facility, toured the facility during this week’s meeting.

During the tour the committee discussed issues related to safety and security, maintenance, efficiency and suitability for hosting University functions. In discussing these issues committee members described the facility as “beautiful and historic,” but expressed concerns related to the functionality and liability of the facility for University events. (more…)

ISU Health Fair 2015 March 19-20 features more than 70 health learning centers; walk-in blood draws available

Posted in Events, Exhibits, Featured, People by taylandy on the February 25th, 2015

The Idaho State University Health Fair 2015 – celebrating its 34th year – is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 19-20, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom. Parking is free in the Pond Student Union parking lot.

This year’s fair will feature more than 70 learning centers, blood draws and comprehensive health screenings and informational services on a variety of topics. (more…)

Idaho State University School of Nursing ranked one of the best in the West in 2015

Posted in Academics, Featured by taylandy on the February 25th, 2015

NurseJournal.org, a global media website for nurses and health care professionals, has ranked Idaho State University’s School of Nursing fifth out of 442 nursing schools in the West.

ISU scored 101.32 points out of the maximum 130. NurseJournal.org used 20 metrics to measure schools in five categories: quality, affordability, convenience, satisfaction and value. (more…)

44th annual Frank Church Symposium set Feb. 26-27 at Idaho State University; theme is ‘Cross Cultural Expression in a Transforming World’

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the February 23rd, 2015

Idaho State University’s International Affairs Council (IAC), housed in the College of Arts and Letters, will host the 44th annual Frank Church Symposium on Feb. 26 and 27.

The theme for this year’s symposium is “Cross Cultural Expression in a Transforming World.”

The event is held annually in honor of Idaho Sen. Frank Church, chair of the U.S. Committee on Foreign Relations during the Vietnam War.

Charles “Charley” Metcalf, ISU alumnus, will present the keynote address. Metcalf will speak on “Cross Cultural Expression from a National Security Communication Perspective” on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)

Idaho State University names Scott Scholes as Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the February 20th, 2015

Idaho State University has named Scott Scholes as the associate vice president of enrollment management, effective April 1. Formerly the dean of students at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI), Scholes will be responsible for leading the University’s undergraduate enrollment management units and strategies. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian’s Susan Tavernier receives Oncology Nursing Society Award

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the February 20th, 2015

Idaho State University-Meridian assistant nursing professor Susan Tavernier is the 2015 recipient of the Oncology Nursing Society State-of-the-Science Lectureship Award.

Tavernier, Ph.D., RN, will accept the award during the opening ceremonies of the ONS Annual Congress April 23-26 in Orlando, Florida. (more…)

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities reaffirms Idaho State University’s accreditation

Posted in Academics, Featured by taylandy on the February 3rd, 2015

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has reaffirmed Idaho State University’s accreditation after the completion of the Fall 2014 Year Seven Evaluation.

“We are pleased that the NWCCU and the peer evaluation committee recognized ISU’s commitment to academic quality,’ said Laura Woodworth-Ney, provost and vice president of academic affairs.
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28th annual ISU Jazz Fest to feature public concerts Feb. 6-7

Posted in Events, Featured, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the February 2nd, 2015

The 28th annual Idaho State University Jazz Festival will present public concerts on Feb. 6 and 7 featuring Grammy award-winning jazz tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer and keyboardist Russell Ferrante.

A special performance by a quartet comprised of Mintzer, Ferrante and local musicians Aaron Miller and Shane Lindsay will be held on Friday, Feb. 6, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Portneuf Valley Brewing. Cover for this limited seating special event will be $10 and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7 p.m. (more…)

Book sale, miniature golf fundraiser set at Idaho State University Oboler Library Feb. 7-8

Posted in Events, Featured by taylandy on the February 2nd, 2015

The Idaho State University Oboler Library is holding its annual book sale and miniature golf fundraiser on the first weekend in February in the Library located at 850 S. Ninth Ave., Pocatello.

The miniature golf course will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 7. The book sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb 8. (more…)

President Vailas highlights ISU achievements at JFAC presentation

Posted in Featured, People by taylandy on the January 28th, 2015

BOISE, Idaho—Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas told state budget writers this morning that ISU is committed to leading the state in health science education and creating new opportunities for academic discovery, research and economic development.

Speaking before the Joint Finance Appropriations Committee at the State Capitol in Boise, Vailas highlighted faculty, staff and student accomplishments of the past year and outlined goals for next year, including seeking a state budget request of $1.7 million to fund the highly successful Career Path Internship program. ISU would match the request. (more…)

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