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Forensic scientist to keynote Women and Work Conference

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the February 27th, 2009

The ninth annual Idaho State University Women and Work Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pond Student Union on the ISU Pocatello campus. The purpose of the conference is to introduce women to opportunities in trades and technology careers, especially those in nontraditional occupations.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Shannon Larson, a forensic scientist with the Idaho State Police R5 Forensic Laboratory. (more…)

Bellon Visiting Author Series March 9-11 brings back author Diakité

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the February 27th, 2009

A visit by author Baba Wagué Diakité will highlight the 23rd annual Bellon Visiting Author Series scheduled March 9-11 at the Idaho State University College of Education and at area public schools and libraries.

Diakité has been brought back this year due to popular demand, said Beverly Klug, associate professor of education and development, and event organizer. (more…)

Astronaut Barbara Morgan to speak at ISU on March 5

Posted in Events by taylandy on the February 27th, 2009

Idaho’s Barbara Morgan, former NASA astronaut who has logged more than 300 hours in space, will give a presentation at 4 p.m. March 5 in the Idaho State University Rendezvous Complex Planetarium.

Morgan’s visit is sponsored in conjunction with ISU Women’s History Month celebrations by the ISU College of Engineering, Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center, Department of Physics and the ISU WeLEAD program that supports women faculty in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. (more…)

Delta Dental Community Outreach announces $500,000 gift to Idaho State University

Posted in Events, ISU-Boise, Research by taylandy on the February 27th, 2009

Delta Dental Community Outreach, a philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Idaho, has donated a $500,000 gift to Idaho State University to help fund an advanced dental residency clinic at ISU’s new health sciences center in Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive.

“On behalf of Idaho State University and the Idaho Advanced General Dentistry Program, I am honored to accept this generous gift from Delta Dental Community Outreach,” said ISU President Arthur C. Vailas, Ph.D.  “This donation will help further our commitment to providing an outstanding education and advanced training for our dental residents. Without the dental residency, many Treasure Valley patients would be unable to afford quality dental care.” (more…)

Kasiska College of Health Professions to hold Research Day March 13 in Pocatello, Boise

Posted in Events, Featured, ISU-Boise, Research by taylandy on the February 26th, 2009

The Idaho State University Kasiska College of Health Professions Research Day 2009 will be held March 13 in Pocatello and Boise, and features keynote speaker Anna L. Schwartz, author of the book “Cancer Fitness, Exercise Programs for Patients and Survivors.”

The event’s theme is “Data Under Our Noses: Finding, Organizing, and Interpreting.” It runs from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Preregistration is required and can be completed at (more…)

Church Symposium set March 4-6 focuses on energy; INL’s Blackman to keynote

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the February 26th, 2009

Idaho State University’s 38th annual Frank Church Symposium March 4-6 will be on the theme “Energy to Overcome” and will feature keynote speaker Harold Blackman, from the Idaho National Laboratory.

Blackman will deliver the keynote address “Energy and Water: Global and Local” at 7:30 p.m. March 4 in the Pond Student Union Wood River Room. (more…)

American Studies Alive and Well at ISU

Posted in Academics by taylandy on the February 26th, 2009

Guest editorial submission by Jennifer Eastman Attebery, American Studies Program Director

In a recent article a local newspaper singled out the American Studies Program at Idaho State University, implying that the program might be subject to cuts related to scenarios being put together in response to the governor’s call for a 10 percent budget cut. The article stated that the program had 13 majors and 39 students in courses during fall 2009, implying that the program is unproductive. I am here to tell you that in spite of the hasty reporting American Studies is alive and well at ISU even in these austere times. (more…)

ISU Wind Ensemble, Concert Band to perform Feb. 27

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the February 22nd, 2009

The Idaho State University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform their first program of the semester Friday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

The Wind Ensemble is directed by Patrick Brooks, Idaho State University director of bands, and Monte Grise, associate director of bands, directs the Concert Band. (more…)

New CAES energy research lab dedicated

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, Research by taylandy on the February 22nd, 2009

On Feb. 20, Idaho National Laboratory and the state of Idaho – through its three public research universities that are partners in the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) – dedicated a new 55,000-square-foot, $17 million energy research laboratory on the banks of the Snake River in Idaho Falls.  

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch" Otter and the entire Idaho congressional delegation joined INL, Idaho State University, the University of Idaho, Boise State University and the U.S. Department of Energy in officially opening the doors to the new facility dedicated to education, training and research in pursuit of solutions to critical energy problems. (more…)

ISU to host TRiO workshops for science, technology, engineering and math

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the February 20th, 2009

Idaho State University’s TRiO programs will host a day of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workshops at ISU on Feb. 20 as part of TRiO Day celebrations.

About 150 prep students participating in the TRiO program from the Magic Valley, throughout southeast Idaho and the Idaho Falls area will visit campus to participate in the workshops. (more…)

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