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COT technical department chair retires from ISU

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the March 27th, 2007

After 27 years of service at the Idaho State University College of Technology, Janice Matteson-Howell is retiring. She joined the College of Technology in 1974 teaching and developing curriculum as part of a consumer education grant. (more…)

ISU Rendezvous Journal uses artistic approach to chronicle book art

Posted in Academics by taylandy on the March 26th, 2007

The current double issue of the Rendezvous Journal of Arts & Letters, an independent journal produced by the Idaho State University Department of English and Philosophy, uses an artistic approach in chronicling Paper and Book Intensive (PBI). PBI is a series of artist's book and handmade-paper workshops that have been held annually in various locations throughout the United States and in Japan since 1982. (more…)

Idaho Falls nuclear institute announces new hires

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the March 26th, 2007

The Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering at ISU-Idaho Falls has recently hired three new faculty members. (more…)

Opera take stage March 30 at Stephens Center

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the March 26th, 2007

Taking the L.E. and Thelma E Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall stage for the first time, Opera ISU presents dramatic moments from the 18th through the 20th centuries in a workshop setting Friday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. (more…)

Pocatello’s Johnston honored as Idaho Business Leader of the Year

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the March 26th, 2007

Since 1959, the students of Alpha Kappa Psi, the Professional Business Fraternity at Idaho State University, have been awarding the Idaho Business Leader of the Year award to those whom they find worthy of the title. Every year, the members of Alpha Kappa Psi send out hundreds of nomination forms throughout the state. After the receipt of the nominations, the members research the candidates and then, using the College of Business’ Simplot Decision Center, choose the best candidate. The selection is based on four criteria: leadership in the business community, community service, education support and ethics in the business community. (more…)

Kappa Delta Pi names Canney Outstanding Educator

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the March 26th, 2007

Idaho State University’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi named George F. Canney, PhD, professor of reading at University of Idaho, the Outstanding Educator of the Year. (more…)

College of Technology offers adult learning classes

Posted in Academics by taylandy on the March 26th, 2007

Idaho State University’s Adult Success Center is offering free adult reading, writing, math, and English as a second language classes. Classes for the next session begin Monday, April 9. (more…)

ISU professor Marsh releases book about NW wilderness areas

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the March 26th, 2007

Idaho State University history assistant professor Kevin Marsh, PhD, has authored a new book “Drawing Lines in the Forest: Creating Wilderness Areas in the Pacific Northwes,” which was released this month by the University of Washington Press.

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Global warming’s effect on western treelines focus of ISU research

Posted in Academics, Research by taylandy on the March 26th, 2007

Idaho State University assistant professor Matt Germino, PhD, will be trying to determine how global warming is influencing the lower and upper boundaries of forests across a broad swath of the western United States.Germino studying global-warming impacts

“Our climate is warming; that is no longer ambiguous,” Germino says. “Now we have to determine how we’re going to deal with it and try to predict how natural resources will change. ISU is leading an effort to understand how the changing climate will influence the distribution of forest at lower and higher elevations. This can have large implications.”

Germino has received a three-year, $335,000 research grant from the Department of Energy’s National Institute for Climate Change Research Competitive Grant Program. His study is titled “Climatic and biotic co-limitation of conifer establishment at treelines: addressing uncertainty in bio-climatic mode forecasts of forest change.” (more…)

‘ISU in Motion’ to air April 2

Posted in Academics, Events by taylandy on the March 26th, 2007

The second installment of the new “ISU in Motion” radio program featuring Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas, PhD, as host and moderator will be broadcast from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, on the University’s public radio station KISU 91.1 FM. (more…)

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