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ISU literary journal seeks submissions

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

The Idaho State University literary journal “Black Rock & Sage” requests submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art and photography for its 2007 edition. Submissions are welcome from all members of the community and must be postmarked by Jan. 26. (more…)

ISU’s Schou co-authors book on information assurance

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

Book coverDr. Corey Schou, Idaho State University associate dean and professor of the College of Business and director ISU Informatics Research Institute, has co-authored the book “Information Assurance for the Enterprise, A Roadmap to Information Security.”

The other co-author is Daniel Shoemaker, a professor and consultant to the Department of Homeland Security in matters of Information Assurance policy.

The textbook, published by McGraw-Hill/Irwin, provides readers an overarching model for information assurance for businesses, government agencies, and other enterprises needing to establish a comprehensive plan, Schou said. (more…)

Diabetes Health Fair set Nov. 11 at ISU

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

Idaho State University College of Pharmacy students, in conjunction with other ISU health-care students and area professionals, will sponsor the “Step Up and Take Charge of Your Heart” diabetes health fair from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 11.

The health fair will be at the ISU Pond Student Union Building Wood River Room on the ISU campus. Admission is free. Spanish-language translators also will be available. (more…)

CONNECTIONS program set at ISU Nov. 9

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

CONNECTIONS, a multiethnic visitation program at Idaho Sate University, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9.

The day will feature Ray Gonzalez, an author, poet, and university professor.  Lunch, entertainment, a college preparatory workshop, and a student panel will be part of the program. The event is designed for multiethnic high school junior and senior students to learn more about going to college.

Signup begins at 8 a.m. in the Pond Student Union Building Bengal Film Theater lobby. Events run through 2:30 p.m.

High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to register by calling 282-3277 or by visiting

An additional evening session will be open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. in Frazier Hall.



ISU soccer team to play 10th-rank Utes on Thursday

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

Idaho State University will play the 10th-ranked University of Utah Utes in the first round of the NCAA College Cup Thursday at Ute Field at 4:30 p.m. The Bengals are making their fourth appearance at the tournament in the last six years.

"It's a really exciting time for us," said ISU head coach Allison Gibson. "It's exciting for our team, the university and the community. Our players have worked so hard and its fun and satisfying when you are rewarded for that hard work." Natalie Graham and Kilee Quigley celebrate after the win Sunday.

Idaho State heads into the tournament with a 10-8-1 record. The Bengals received the automatic bid into the NCAA College Cup after advancing past Sacramento State in the Big Sky Tournament championship last week in Pocatello.

The team's last appearance at the tournament was in 2003 when the Bengals traveled to Ute Field and advanced to the second round past Utah in a penalty kick shootout.

The Bengals play in the Salt Lake City pod, along with Utah, Brigham Young, and defending national champion Portland. ISU and Utah will be the first game on Thursday, followed by the Brigham Young-Portland game at 7 p.m.

An ISU win would advance the Bengals to Saturday's game to take on the winner of the Brigham Young-Portland at 5 p.m.

Utah heads into the tournament with a 15-4-1 mark and a No. 10 national ranking. The team tied UNLV in the Mountain West Tournament championship game, and UNLV advanced to win title on penalty kicks.

Idaho State and Utah played earlier this season on Sept. 22 with the Utes taking a 3-1 win in Pocatello. Utah holds an all-time 4-0-2 advantage over the Bengals.

"We're excited about facing an opponent that we have already played," Gibson said. "I think it's a tremendous advantage to play a team we have already played. We played well against Utah earlier this season and without them scoring a goal in the final seconds, that was really a 2-1 win for them. I really have a lot of faith in our team and I know that if we play our cards right, we can come out on top."

Thursday's game at Utah will be broadcast live on 91.1 FM KISU radio. The broadcast will also be available online at

ISU music faculty to perform Nov. 16

Posted in Performing Arts by taylandy on the November 7th, 2006

 The Idaho State University woodwind faculty will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

The event will be a mix of virtuosic solo works and chamber music written exclusively for the combinations of woodwind instruments. The program includes works by Weber, Martin, Tcherepnine, Beethoven and Saint-Saëns.    Faculty performers are George Adams, bassoon; Monte Grisé, saxophone; Tiana Grisé, flute; Susan Hughes, oboe; John Masserini, clarinet; and Mark Neiwirth, piano. (more…)

Music chair Earles receives ASCAP award

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the November 7th, 2006

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers has awarded Idaho State University music department chair Dr. Randy Earles the ASCAPLUS award this fall.

Dr. Randy EarlesThis is Earles’ 10th award. The ASCAP standard awards are cash awards given in recognition of a catalog of works by a composer of concert music, Earles said.

“The ASCAP gives out these cash awards because they recognize that composers of serious concert music do not receive the same kind of performance royalties from recording, radio and television as do composers of commercial popular music,” Earles said.

Earles is the chair of the music department at ISU and has won several awards for his compositions. He has performed on trumpet with the Portneuf Brass, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Pops Orchestra, the Houston Ballet Orchestra, the Oklahoma City Community Orchestra, the Idaho State Civic Symphony, the Idaho Falls Symphony, the Magic Valley Symphony, the Snake River Chamber Orchestra and he has toured the United States with show bands. He currently serves as principal trumpet with the Idaho Falls Symphony.

For more information, contact the ISU music department at 282-3636.    

‘Thought and Memory’ art exhibit runs through Nov. 17

Posted in Blogroll, Exhibits by taylandy on the November 3rd, 2006

An Idaho State University Department of Art and Pre-Architecture thesis exhibition by Gail A. Bergeson titled “Thought and Memory,” a collection of prints (collagraphs) and “intaglio type” paintings, will have an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 6 in the John B. Davis Gallery located on the lower level of the ISU Fine Arts Building on the Pocatello campus.

The exhibit runs through Nov. 17.Bergeson painting on display.

“The main idea of the imagery comes from my ancestral history, and attempts to speak to the connections between present and past,” Bergeson said. “The discovery of the Icelandic tales and northern mythologies aroused a passion to study ancient legends and mythologies. I am drawn to these stories, mesmerized by their influence on our history, my history, and my art. They are the core of my imagery.” (more…)

2006 National Outdoor Book Award winners announced

Posted in Uncategorized by taylandy on the November 3rd, 2006

A mystery of a missing backcountry park ranger.  A newly married couple spending their honeymoon on a five-month wilderness journey following the Alaskan caribou migration. And caterpillars. Lots of caterpillars."The Last Season"

These are some of the themes found among the winners of the 2006 National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA).  The winners of this annual award program represent some of the finest outdoor writing and artwork being published today.

The NOBA Foundation, Idaho State University and the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education sponsor the awards program. The NOBA is based at ISU and ISU Outdoor Program senior instructor Ron Watters has been the chair of NOBA for the last 10 years. The books are distributed through ISU to 25 judges throughout the United States. Judges are a mix of authors, magazine editors, outdoor columnists, graphic design specialists and other professionals.

The announcement of the award winners was made on Nov. 3 at the National Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education being held at Boise State University in Idaho.

Awards are given in 10 individual categories.  

One of the categories is the history/biography category, and this year’s winner is “The Last Season,” by Eric Blehm. In this outstanding work of investigative journalism, Blehm reconstructs the disappearance of a backcountry ranger on patrol in the California Sierras. Was it an accident? Was it foul play? Or was it all just a ruse? Could the ranger still be alive?

“The Last Season” is a fascinating story of an individual comforted by his solitary time in the wilderness but increasingly troubled by life in civilization. Blehm’s book unravels the truth of this absorbing mystery of California’s Sierra Nevada. (more…)

ISU partners with AMIS, school district to support engineering education

Posted in Uncategorized by taylandy on the November 2nd, 2006

AMI Semiconductor presented the School District No. 25 HaYWiRe robotics team with a $5,000 check this fall, as part of the growing partnership between Idaho State University, School District No. 25 and local industry to support engineering education.

The HaYWiRe robotics team is one of eight Idaho teams that competed in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) regional robotics competition last winter in Portland, Ore.  These teams have six weeks to design and build a robot that can compete in a basketball like game involving teams of three robots. The competition is challenging to even the experienced engineers from ISU, AMIS, Simplot and INL who mentor these southeast Idaho teams. (more…)

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