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ISU senior art exhibition opens Nov. 27

Posted in Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the November 16th, 2006

Blake painting.The Idaho State University Department of Art and Architecture fall senior exhibition featuring the works of four artists will be held Nov. 28 to Dec. 8 at the John B. Davis Gallery in the ISU Fine Arts Building.

The multi-media exhibit’s opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 27.

Artists exhibiting works are: (more…)

Theatre ISU to present O’Neill’s ‘A Moon for the Misbegotten’

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the November 16th, 2006

Theatre/Dance ISU will present Eugene O’Neill’s “A Moon for the Misbegotten” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2 and 7-9 in the James E. and Beverly Rogers Black Box Theatre in the Idaho State University L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.From left, Teresa Norvick as Josie Hogan, and Nick Smith as Jim TyroneEric Warth as Phil Hogan.

This production is billed as “a masterful blend of comedy and haunting sorrow by one of America’s greatest playwrights, Eugene O’Neill.” The play features original costumes designed by student costume designer Liz Christensen from the ISU Costume Shop. Set and lighting design is by D. Brett Harwood, and technical direction is by Chad Gross. This production showcases the talents of the theatre faculty as well as the students participating as actors and technicians. (more…)

ISU IRI director Schou to speak at three Pacific Rim countries

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the November 15th, 2006

While most of his colleagues and students at Idaho State University will be relaxing during the Thanksgiving break, ISU Informatics Research Institute director Dr. Corey Schou will be on a whirlwind speaking tour giving lectures in three different Pacific Rim/Asian countries in four days.

Schou has been invited to discuss worldwide workforce issues in information assurance and computer security with several universities, professional societies and governments. Information assurance is “the technical and managerial measures designed to ensure the confidentiality, possession or control, integrity, authenticity, availability and utility of information and information systems.” (more…)

ISU health professions dean elected ASAHP president

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the November 15th, 2006

Dr. Linda Hatzenbuehler, dean of the Idaho State University Kasiska College of Health Professions, was elected to the position of president of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP).Dr. Linda Hatzenbuehler

Her service in that capacity became effective in October. After one year as president-elect, she wills serve two years as president and one more year on the board as immediate past president.

Hatzenbuehler has been dean of the ISU Kasiska College of Health Professions since 1986 and a professor of psychology at ISU since 1976. She has an independent private practice of psychology, specializing in forensic psychology. She is also a consultant to the Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from John Carrol University, Cleveland, Ohio, and her Master of Arts and doctoral degrees in psychology from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. (more…)

KISU radio completes first fundraising drive

Posted in Uncategorized by taylandy on the November 15th, 2006

Short, sweet, and lucrative: Those adjectives describe the first-ever on-air fundraising pledge drive just completed by KISU-FM 91.1, which is broadcast from Idaho State University in Pocatello.

The radio station’s pledge drive ran from Oct. 25 through Oct. 31, and raised more than $6,600. More importantly, however, is the precedent it set and the potential future fundraisers hold.

“I’m just thrilled with the pledge drive and that we were actually able to do this, and by the generosity of our listeners,” said Jerry Miller, KISU station manager. “I know $6,600 may not seem like much, but this sets the stage for holding a lot more drives down the road. This is an explosive opportunity for us.” (more…)

Arrowheads and artificial intelligence: ISU, University of Texas collaborate

Posted in Academics, Research by taylandy on the November 15th, 2006

Idaho State University is collaborating in a research venture with the University of Texas that combines cognitive psychology, archaeology, informatics, education and information systems, which will allow archaeologists to use computers to identify artifacts that could formerly only be identified by a few people in the world.From left, ISU student Keith Lohse, ISU psychology professor Dr. Kandi Turley-Ames and the University of Texas's Dr. Michael Collins meet to discuss options.

The UT Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory (TARL) contacted the ISU Informatics Research Institute (IRI) to develop a computerized expert-classification system for its collection of thousands of Clovis artifacts. Clovis is the name given to an ancient group of people, whose relics are found throughout North and into South America dating to about 12,000 years ago, said Dr. Skip Lohse, ISU anthropology chair and professor, and a member of the IRI. (more…)

Prep economic summit slated at ISU

Posted in Events by taylandy on the November 13th, 2006

Economics students from Highland, Pocatello and Century high schools will participate in an International Economic Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Building Ballroom.

At the summit, the high school students will serve as economic advisors for countries they have been researching for the past several weeks. The students strive to increase the standard of living for their represented country through a day of negotiations and trade. (more…)

ISU students create outstanding art for Holiday card

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the November 13th, 2006

A painting of a wintry scene looking through Idaho State University’s historic Swanson Arch is the winning entry in ISU’s new Holiday Greeting Card Contest.

The artwork depicts a wreath-covered arch in the foreground, with a snowman and a snow-covered tree on the Hutchinson Quadrangle, the ISU Administration Building and Red Hill in the background.Goodworth's winning painting.

Tim Goodworth, an ISU Master of Fine Arts student and native of Blackfoot, will receive a $1,000 scholarship for his winning artwork. Second place went to Jen Hawkins, a freshman English major, who will receive a $500 scholarship for her oil painting featuring the Pond Student Union Building clock/bell tower with snowy trees in the foreground.

“We had 23 entries and we were very impressed with the quality of the artwork that we received,” said Libby Howe, director of ISU University Relations, and one of five contest judges.

The quality of submissions was so good that the contest judges decided to acknowledge four other artists – Lucas Siems, Russell Wood, Danielle Feige (for two entries) and Chelsy Havlicak – with honorable-mention awards. (more…)

ISU history professor’s book on Jefferson available

Posted in Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the November 8th, 2006

Dr. Ronald HatzenbuehlerThe book “’I Tremble for My Country’: Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia Gentry” by Idaho State University history professor Dr. Ron Hatzenbuehler has been published by the University Press of Florida.

In the book, Hatzenbuehler argues that Jefferson, though celebrated as a nationalist, is best understood as a member of the Virginia gentry, who viewed the nation through the lens of his native “country,” the Commonwealth of Virginia.

“In distinguishing Jefferson's universal appeal from his provincial identity, this thought-provoking book makes an important contribution to the study of the founding era,” said Andrew Burstein, University of Tulsa historian. (more…)

History of diversity in Pocatello is topic of panel discussion

Posted in Events by taylandy on the November 8th, 2006

The Idaho State University Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society and the Pocatello chapter of the National Association for the Advancement Color People will co-sponsor a panel discussion on the history of diversity in Pocatello. The event will be Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the ISU Pond Student Union Building North Fork and Middle Fork Rooms of the Salmon River Suite.

The discussion, inspired by the recently released history “The ‘Triangle’: A Slice of America,” published by the City of Pocatello Planning and Development Services, will feature members of dominant minority groups active in Pocatello including the African American, Native American, Hispanic, Greek, Japanese and Italian. Panel members will discuss the experiences of their respective groups in the larger context of Pocatello’s development and growth. The discussion will be followed by a short question and answer session.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Phi Alpha Theta will be accepting donations to fund future club activities.

For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Marsh at 282-2877 or, or Dr. Erika Kuhlman at 282-5675 or

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