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Additional ISU Blaine County, SSI classes to be offered

Posted in Academics by taylandy on the December 4th, 2006

Idaho State University’s Blaine County Center and the Wood River Valley’s Sawtooth Science Institute are increasing their offerings beginning with the spring 2007 semester.

ISU’s Sawtooth Science Institute has offered field study workshops in the Wood River Valley and in some of the more spectacular areas of Idaho since 1990.  In the spring of 2006, ISU and SSI joined the College of Southern Idaho and Blaine County Schools at the Blaine County Community Campus in Hailey to jointly serve the needs of the region and to increase academic and enrichment courses for the Wood River Valley. ISU will focus its efforts on human resource development and training (HRDT) courses and expanded SSI courses in spring 2007. (more…)

Museum to offer free day on Dec. 16

Posted in Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the December 4th, 2006

As a special holiday gift to families in Pocatello and surrounding communities, the Idaho Museum of Natural History, with help from Old Town Embroidery, will offer a “Wild Winter Fun Family Free Day” on Saturday, Dec.  16. Museum admission will be free all day and a special family activity will take place at 1 p.m.

For this free day, the activity will center on snakes of Idaho, in conjunction with an exhibit the museum is planning to open next spring. Children will have the opportunity to see and pet live snakes and make their own snake holiday ornament. Come and learn more about these fascinating creatures that are often feared and misunderstood. (more…)

Construction of Center for Advanced Energy Studies approved

Posted in Academics, Research by taylandy on the December 4th, 2006

The Idaho State Board of Education has approved construction of the $17 million Center for Advanced Energy Studies facility in Idaho Falls.

Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas applauded the decision.

“CAES provides the opportunity to establish a core scientific capability that can be applied toward the world’s energy challenges,” said Vailas.

“We’re very excited about the new facility,” said Dr. John Knox, Idaho State University associate director for CAES and dean of academic programs at ISU–Idaho Falls. “It will provide space for more faculty and graduate students from all three of Idaho’s universities, and they’ll be working side-by-side with the Idaho National Laboratory.” (more…)

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