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NSF grant helps ISU bring science, engineering to public schools

Posted in Academics, Research by hueganth on the February 27th, 2007

From grade-schoolers feeling cool because they get to hang out with the high school kids to breaking down stereotypes of what a scientist is and does, a $1.8 million National Science Foundation grant to Idaho State University is bringing a unique perspective on science and engineering to southeast Idaho schools.

“It’s incredible for the University, and incredible for ISU and K through 12 students,” is how ISU biological sciences associate professor Dr. Rosemary Smith sums up the NSF Graduate Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) project that has been funded for another three years. This is a continuation of a  $1.9 million NSF grant received in 2004 to augment science and mathematics education of southeast Idaho students in grades kindergarten through 12.

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Theatre/Dance ISU schedules one-act comedies in March

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by hueganth on the February 27th, 2007

Theatre/Dance ISU will present a selection of eight one-act comedy plays titled “All in the Timing” by David Ives at 7:30 p.m. March 2-3 and 8-10 in the James E. and Beverly Rogers Black Boxes Theatre in the Idaho State University L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
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Registration under way for adult GED prep classes

Posted in Uncategorized by hueganth on the February 27th, 2007

Registration has started for free Adult Basic Education GED prep classes beginning March 12 at the Idaho State University Blackfoot Outreach Center.

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Idaho Falls Symphony, guest artist Hemingway to perform in Jensen Hall March 1

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by hueganth on the February 27th, 2007

The Idaho Falls Symphony and guest artist Zina Electa Hemingway will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 1, at Idaho State University L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

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College of Technology’s Matteson-Howell earns land-surveyors’ award

Posted in Blogroll by hueganth on the February 27th, 2007

 Janice Matteson-Howell, Idaho State University College of Technology technical department chair, was recently presented with the “Friend of the Society Award” by the Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors.

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CW HOG’s ‘Snoball’ fundraiser set March 3

Posted in Uncategorized by hueganth on the February 27th, 2007

The second annual Snoball, a fundraiser for Idaho State University’s CW HOG program and Pocatello’s Adaptive Ski School, is scheduled Saturday, March 3 from 5:30 to 11 p.m. at the Booth Barn, 1100 Booth Road.

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Women’s Day panel set March 8 at ISU

Posted in Events by hueganth on the February 27th, 2007

Idaho State University will host a women’s discussion panel on cultural diversity and appreciating differences in celebration of international Women’s Day on March 8, at 7 p.m. in the ISU Pond Student Union Building Wood River Room.

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ISU Women and Work Conference March 7 to spotlight trades, technology careers

Posted in Events by hueganth on the February 22nd, 2007

The seventh annual Idaho State University Women and Work “Opportunities in Trade and Technology Careers” Conference is scheduled March 7 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom on the ISU campus in Pocatello.

    The Women and Work Conference, sponsored by the ISU College of Technology Center for New Directions, is provided for women who are either involved with or interested in nontraditional occupations. It is an opportunity to gain information through workshops, speakers, networking and exposure to local training and educational resources. The conference will feature hands-on career exploration, workshops, and keynote speakers.

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Idaho Falls groundbreaking celebration Feb. 20 touted as start of new era in nation’s energy future

Posted in Events by hueganth on the February 21st, 2007

Local, state and national government officials and representatives from the Idaho National Laboratory and Idaho’s universities gathered Feb. 20 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the $17 million Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) facility adjacent to University Place in Idaho Falls.

Government officials attending and who addressed the crowd included Gov. Butch Otter, Sens. Larry Craig and Mike Crapo, Reps. Mike Simpson and Bill Sali, plus Assistant Secretary of the Department of Energy Dennis Spurgeon. INL Director John Grossenbacher also spoke and Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas spoke representing all of the Idaho universities, including Boise State University, ISU and University of Idaho.

Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas, center, joins other dignitaries in breaking ground for the new Center for Advanced Energy Studies.“We share in the excitement of creating this collaborative private and public program,” said Vailas. “I really feel Idaho is going to be an energy corridor to the world, and I say that with confidence.”

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Bengal Dancers win national hip-hop title in dance competition

Posted in Uncategorized by hueganth on the February 20th, 2007

The Idaho State University Bengal Dancers took home a National Championship in the hip hop division at the United Spirit Association (USA) College Dance Nationals held in Las Vegas on Feb. 11 and 12.
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