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IMNH Armchair Traveler series features talk on Bhutan

Posted in Events by taylandy on the November 28th, 2007

It’s time to take another vicarious vacation with a local adventurer as part of the Idaho Museum of Natural History’s Armchair Traveler lecture series. Join Carole McWilliam, Ph.D., for the third presentation as she recounts her life-changing expedition to Bhutan, a seldom-visited country nestled in the eastern Himalayas. 

McWilliam’s free public talk entitled “The Hidden Kingdom of Bhutan” will be held Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Museum’s Classroom. (more…)

Theatre/Dance ISU to present ‘Lost in Yonkers’

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the November 28th, 2007

Theatre/Dance ISU will perform the Neil Simon classic play “Lost in Yonkers” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8 and 13-15 in the James E. and Beverly Rogers Black Box Theatre. (more…)

ISU geologist studies Mars in his ‘own backyard’

Posted in Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the November 28th, 2007

Those who want to study the surface of Mars can send a rocket ship to the Red Planet. Or they can do what Scott Hughes does.

Hughes, Ph.D., chair of the Idaho State University geosciences department, travels a few miles to the Eastern Snake River Plain (ESRP), whose geology, he says, in many ways resembles that of Mars. (more…)

Worlds AIDS Day activities set Nov. 29

Posted in Events by taylandy on the November 28th, 2007

A World AIDS Day Celebration, including the hosting of a display of a portion of the Nobel Prize-nominated AIDS Memorial Quilt, will be held Nov. 29 at two locations in Pocatello. (more…)

Eaton, Sanders and friends to perform Dec. 21 concert at Stephens Center

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured, Performing Arts by taylandy on the November 28th, 2007

Musicians Steve Eaton and Mike Sanders and friends, with special guest Rocky Watson, will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 in the Idaho State University Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall. (more…)

New Early College Program scholarships available to prep students

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the November 20th, 2007
More than 100 community, industry and education representatives – including Tom Luna, Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction – came together at a recent Pocatello Chamber of Commerce luncheon to support a new scholarship program for high school students enrolled in the Idaho State University Early College Program. (more…)

EPSCoR grants fund work on developing new energy sources

Posted in Academics, Research by taylandy on the November 16th, 2007

“From cradle to grave, from the molecule all the way to the device,” scientists at Idaho’s three largest public universities are working with itsy-bitsy pieces of matter – one-billionth-of-a-meter particles – in attempt to develop new materials for use in energy applications or in the semiconductor industry. (more…)

‘Free Speech and the University Campus’ forum scheduled Nov. 28

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the November 16th, 2007

The Division of Student Affairs at Idaho State University invites everyone to attend a special panel discussion with time for audience participation on the topic “Free Speech and the University Campus” from noon to 1:30 p.m.  Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Pond Student Union Building Canoe Room. (more…)

‘Into Africa’ World AIDS Day Dec. 1 event features poetry reading, music

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the November 16th, 2007

Many good things come out of Africa. Like the students who arrive from many of its 54 nations to study at Idaho State University…. great creators who remind the world where we all came from…. the irresistible music that inspired jazz, soul and rock, and still inspires musicians today…. the news of communities working to solve problems like AIDS, and serve their neighbors.     

On Saturday, Dec. 1, people from all over eastern Idaho will have a special chance to travel “Into Africa” when the poet Frank Chipasula, Ph.D., will read his poetry and the Afro-beat group United Roots will perform from 6 to 10 p.m. in the ISU Rendezvous Complex Space Café. The rain site is the Bengal Café in the Pond Student Union Building. The reading and music are free and open to public. Food will also be available. (more…)

2007 National Outdoor Book Award winners announced

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the November 16th, 2007

A father and son reconnecting on an Alaskan river. A biography of a river running legend. An investigation into one of North America’s worst mountaineering disasters.

These are some of the themes found among the winners of the 2007 National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA).  

The winners of this annual award program represent some of the finest outdoor writing and artwork were announced Nov. 14. (more…)

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