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Theatre/Dance ISU to present ‘MacBeth’ in Stephens Center Oct. 13–14

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by lovejohn on the September 27th, 2006

Shakespeare's 'MacBeth'Theatre/Dance ISU will present Shakespeare's "Macbeth" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13-14 and 19-21 in the Beverly B. Bistline Theatre, in the Idaho State University L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

This is the first performance of the Theatre/Dance ISU 2006-07 season.

This is Shakespeare's dark and grim tragedy that examines the bleak and desolate nature of war. Macbeth contains some adult content and is for mature audiences.

The ISU production features original costumes, designed by resident costume designer Tara Marshall Johnson. The set and lighting design is by D. Brett Harwood, and technical direction by Chad Gross. This production is able to showcase the talents of the ISU theatre faculty as well as the students participating as actors and technicians, not only from ISU, but local area high school students and community members. (more…)

ISU Adult Education Center launching array of classes in October

Posted in Academics, Events by lovejohn on the September 27th, 2006
The Idaho State University Adult Education Center will offer numerous classes beginning in October. The center offers classes to "fill the gap between K-12 and technical/higher education."

Adult education classes in reading, writing, math, and language are starting Monday, Oct. 2. Classes are offered Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. In addition, English as a second language (ESL) classes will also begin Oct. 2 and will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. (more…)

Book on ‘year without shopping’ is topic of Oct. 10 Anderson Center discussion

Posted in Blogroll, Events by lovejohn on the September 27th, 2006

Idaho State University's Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center will host a discussion on Judith Levine's book "Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping" at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 10, at the Anderson Center Library in Gravely Hall; Room 114. (more…)

ISU Preston center to open array of adult ed, job-training classes Oct. 10

Posted in Academics, Events by lovejohn on the September 27th, 2006
The Idaho State University Outreach Center in Preston will offer numerous classes beginning in October. The Outreach center offers classes to "fill the gap between K-12 and technical/higher education." (more…)

Visiting Chinese scholars schedule lectures at ISU

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events by lovejohn on the September 27th, 2006
Two visiting professors from Nantong University (NTU) in China, Dean Wu Xingdong of NTU's School of Foreign Studies, and Dean Gu Haiying of the NTU School of Public Health, will deliver a series of lectures at Idaho State University during the week of Oct. 2-6.

Dean Wu will address issues of contemporary education, culture, and history in China, and Dean Gu will devote his remarks to various specialized topics concerning the electrochemistry of cells, proteins, and enzymes. Dean Gu's lectures will be sponsored by the Institute for Biomedical Technology. (more…)

‘Gender and Catholicism’ to be topic for Sept. 28 Anderson Center speaker

Posted in Blogroll by lovejohn on the September 27th, 2006

Idaho State University's Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center will host guest speaker Jennifer Seaich, who will lecture on "Gender and Catholicism" from 12 to 1 p.m. on Sept. 28, in the ISU Pond Student Union Building Heritage Room. (more…)

ISU to present High School Choral Invitational Festival Concert Oct. 14

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by lovejohn on the September 27th, 2006
NobleThe Idaho State University music department will present the High School Choral Invitational Festival Concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

The concert will feature nearly 500 students from 14 high schools from throughout Idaho who are participating in a two-day workshop for choral groups hosted by the ISU choral music program. In addition, the ISU Concert Choir and ISU Women's Choir will be featured in the evening performance.

Weston Noble, an internationally known choral conductor, will direct the concert and workshop.

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ISU historian Hatzenbuehler to discuss new book on Jefferson Oct. 12

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Research by lovejohn on the September 26th, 2006
Idaho State University history professor Dr. Ron Hatzenbuehler will present "I Tremble for My Country: Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia Gentry" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Salmon River Suite of the ISU Pond Student Union Building in Pocatello.

This lecture is free and the public is welcome to attend. (more…)

Student group to be honored for senior-health program

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by lovejohn on the September 26th, 2006

Generosity by an Idaho State University student group in Pocatello recently earned the group recognition at a national convention in Texas.

Members of ISU's Beta Rho Chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron (Phi U), a national honor society for family and consumer sciences, will be honored with a second-place Certificate of Merit Award at the society's national meeting on Sept. 28 in Grapevine, Texas. The ISU group will be acknowledged for its program "The Path to Nutrition and Health," which was designed for senior citizens in the Pocatello area. The ISU chapter of Phi U is made up of dietetic and family and consumer sciences majors. (more…)

Severe child behavior is focus of $515,000 grant

Posted in Research by lovejohn on the September 21st, 2006
PetersonIdaho State University special education professor Dr. Stephanie M. Peterson will explore new tactics for teachers to employ to work more effectively with children with disabilities who engage in severe problem behaviors and who avoid completing school tasks.

The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences has awarded a $515,384 grant to Peterson to explore this problem, and perhaps come up with new solutions for teachers.

Peterson and her four graduate assistants will work with children in kindergarten through sixth grade. The ISU researchers will work with teachers and administrators in the Pocatello, Blackfoot and Minidoka school districts. (more…)

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