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Montgomery Gentry, Charley Jenkins to perform at Holt Arena on Sept. 21

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the August 20th, 2008

Montgomery Gentry, with special guest Charley Jenkins, will perform at Idaho State University’s Holt Arena on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. (more…)

Bengal Dancers win awards at UDA college camp

Posted in Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the August 20th, 2008

The Idaho State University Bengal Dancers recently returned from the Universal Dance Association (UDA) College Camp held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where they won three awards. (more…)

‘Celebration of Life’ memorial for Jan Anderson set Aug. 27

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the August 20th, 2008

A “Celebration of Life” memorial service for Janet C. Anderson is scheduled at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)

Wal-Mart donates to concussion prevention program sponsored by ISU’s Faure

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the August 19th, 2008

Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club today announced it will donate $30,000 to the youth head concussion education and prevention program, sponsored by Dr. Caroline Faure, Ed.D., assistant professor in the Department of Sports Science and Physical Education at Idaho State University.  The donation from Wal-Mart will help create a grass-roots education program for coaches in youth sports, aimed at assisting them in better identifying the symptoms of concussions and how to prevent and manage concussions when they occur. (more…)

ISU-Boise nursing students to provide health screenings Aug. 20

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the August 11th, 2008

When Linda Mikitish was looking for volunteers to help Mountain States Group, Inc., with its foster grandparents training day Aug. 20, she immediately thought of the fast-track nursing program at Idaho State University-Boise. (more…)

ISU researcher uncovers traces of ancient Idaho sockeye runs

Posted in Academics, Featured, Research by taylandy on the August 11th, 2008

While the public and biologists are enjoying the rare opportunity to view sockeye salmon in Idaho’s upper Salmon River this year, an Idaho State University research professor has taken looks at Gem State sockeye salmon runs going back thousands of years.

Today’s fisheries managers are thrilled by the return of hundreds of fish to the Sawtooth Valley, but historically the run consisted of tens of thousands of sockeye, according to Idaho State University research professor Bruce Finney, Ph.D. (more…)

Rising costs, need for renovations prompt fee increases at Holt Arena

Posted in Featured by hueganth on the August 7th, 2008

Idaho State University will increase fees for the use of Holt Arena by the start of the fall 2008 semester, the first such increase in at least a decade, ISU officials have announced.

Faced with rising costs and the need for renovations to the popular facility, the University will implement increases in rental and facility fees and will charge for parking for designated events.

The changes bring the arena’s fee structure in line with comparable facilities in the Intermountain West, officials said.

The University will continue to seek public and private funding for renovations, said Kent Tingey, D.A., vice president for university advancement. (more…)

Idaho State University – Boise adds online fire services administration degree

Posted in Academics by taylandy on the August 6th, 2008

If you’re thinking of a career in firefighting or firefighting management, consider Idaho State University’s new online Associate of Science degree in fire services administration.

Idaho State University’s College of Technology is offering the two-year degree this fall. Enrollment is underway, and classes will begin Aug. 25, according to program adviser Michael Mikitish, director of ISU-Boise’s Institute of Emergency Management. (more…)

Return to Yellowstone: ISU scientists studying fires’ legacy

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the August 5th, 2008

A 10-member team of scientists with links to Idaho State University is heading into Yellowstone National Park for about a two-week period this August to test their theories of the effects of wildfire on natural ecosystems and stream ecology.

This summer is the 20th anniversary of the 1988 Yellowstone fires that burned about 1.2 million acres total, including about 793,000 acres within the park, nearly 36 percent of the park’s total acreage. (more…)

2008-09 ‘Season of Note’ performing arts series set

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured, Performing Arts by taylandy on the August 4th, 2008

Idaho State University has announced the performance schedule for the 2008-2009 “A Season of Note” series, which will take place at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center on the ISU campus.

Season ticket sales begin Aug. 11. Individual show ticket sales begin Aug. 25. (more…)

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