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ISU Africa Night 2009 welcomes community on Jan. 17

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the December 24th, 2008

The Idaho State University African Student Association invites the whole community to experience the beautiful and exuberant culture of Africa at ISU Africa Night 2009. It will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The annual event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. This year's theme is “Africa the Beautiful. Africa Rising” showcasing the rich traditional and contemporary culture of Africa rarely seen in the media. (more…)

Nontombi Naomi Tutu to keynote ISU Human Rights Celebration

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the December 24th, 2008

Idaho State University Student Unions will host Nontombi Naomi Tutu for the 2009 Human Rights Celebration keynote presentation at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Pond Student Union Wood River Room.

The lecture titled “Striving for Justice: Searching for Common Ground” will be followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer period and a reception in honor of Tutu.

The lecture is free and open to the community. This is one of more than 10 events scheduled for the ISU Human Rights Celebration. A complete list of other events follows. (more…)

‘A Season of Note’ to present energetic Scrap Arts Music concert Jan. 9 at Stephens Center

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the December 19th, 2008

The Idaho State University “A Season of Note” fine arts series will present Scrap Arts Music at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Scrap Arts Music (www.scrapartsmusic.com) uses instruments fashioned from industrial scrap and offbeat materials to create performances that excite the senses with intricate rhythms, raw energy and athletic choreography. (more…)

ISU-Boise professor studies Idaho’s declining aspen groves

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the December 19th, 2008

An Idaho State University-Boise geosciences researcher has secured funding to study the decline of quaking aspen trees in southeast Idaho.

Assistant research professor, Temuulen Sankey, Ph.D., has received a $9,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service and Southeast Idaho Aspen Working Group to study aspen groves in a portion of the massive Caribou-Targhee National Forest near Driggs. (more…)

Maher Wissa retires from College of Technology

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the December 11th, 2008

Maher Wissa, M.S.C.E., P.E., P.L.S. is retiring after 15 years of instructing students in the Civil Engineering Technology and Geomatics Technology programs.

Wissa’s engineering and surveying career as well as public service started in 1962 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. He immigrated to the United States in 1968 and brought with him a wealth of knowledge that he has shared with his peers and students over the past several years. (more…)

ISU professor emeritus releases book on writing a book

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the December 10th, 2008

Dr. Barry Parker, Idaho State University professor emeritus of physics, has published the book “You Should Write a Book, a Guide for Authors.”

Parker has published more than 20 books on a wide assortment of topics. (more…)

Idaho State University becomes affiliate member of Southeastern Universities Research Association

Posted in Academics, Featured, Research by taylandy on the December 10th, 2008

The Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) recently announced that Idaho State University has been accepted as an affiliate member. This is a significant step forward for ISU’s growth in nuclear science research and education.

ISU is the first such university outside the region to be granted this status since the new membership categories were expanded and established this spring. The ability of universities and businesses to affiliate with SURA is intended to enrich the research capabilities of the 27-year old coalition.

“This is yet another national lab that is partnering with Idaho State to support nuclear and accelerator science research and academic programs,” said Douglas Wells, Ph.D., director of the ISU Idaho Accelerator Center. (more…)

ISU seeks anatomical gifts for health education classes

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the December 8th, 2008

The Idaho State University Anatomical Donation Program is seeking anatomical gifts to support its health professions mission. Anatomical donations provide essential hands-on experience and training to students in a variety of health-related fields. (more…)

‘A Kurt Bestor Christmas’ Dec. 17 features renowned violinist Baker

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the December 2nd, 2008

“A Kurt Bestor Christmas” returns for a fourth year to Idaho State University at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Among musicians accompanying Bestor this year will be acclaimed violinist Jenny Oaks Baker. (more…)

‘A Christmas Carol’ to be performed Dec. 18 at Stephens Center

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the December 2nd, 2008

A celebrated version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is coming to the Idaho State University L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18.

The show is part of ISU’s “A Season of Note” fine arts series. (more…)

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