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Researchers seek to create ethanol from Idaho agricultural waste

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the February 9th, 2009

They are not exactly alchemists trying to turn lead into gold, but almost: researchers from Idaho’s three largest public universities are seeking to create ethanol from the Gem state’s agricultural waste.

And they have a realistic shot at converting potato, sugar beet and other agricultural waste – perhaps even cow manure – into a fuel that can run in your car.

Tim Magnuson, Ph.D., Idaho State University associate professor of microbiology, has received $27,000 from the Center for Advanced Energy Studies –Idaho National Laboratory for a collaborative project titled “Development of Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production Potential in Idaho.” (more…)

ISU reunion of World War II U.S. Navy V-12 program servicemen set Feb. 13-14

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the February 6th, 2009

More than six decades ago, a group of 450 naval recruits from 23 states came to Pocatello to enroll in a one-year, highly rigorous, concentrated and intensive undergraduate education program created to help meet wartime demand for commissioned Naval officers. 

From 1943 to 1945 the Navy V-12 program boosted enrollment to 699 students at the Southern Branch of the University of Idaho, as ISU was then known. This infusion of dedicated and hardworking individuals propelled the university to its place as a research and educational cornerstone serving more than 14,000 students. It continues its leadership in opportunity and innovation for all.

A group of 21 alumni will be accompanied by family members and friends traveling to the reunion from Idaho, Utah, Montana, Oregon, Colorado and California. (more…)

Women and Work Conference scheduled March 11 at Idaho State

Posted in Events, Featured by taylandy on the February 6th, 2009

The ninth annual Idaho State University Women and Work, “Opportunities in Trades and Technology Careers,” conference will be held March 11, 2009. The conference, sponsored by the ISU College of Technology Center for New Directions, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom, 1025 S. 8th Avenue, Pocatello. (more…)

Prep students to compete in engineering competition at Idaho State on Feb. 19

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the February 5th, 2009

The Idaho State University College of Engineering will host its annual National Engineers Week Student Competitions for high school students on Thursday, Feb. 19.

Check-in is at 10 a.m. and competitions begin at 11 a.m. (more…)

Idaho State’s Ph.D. program in clinical psychology receives top ranking

Posted in Academics, Featured by taylandy on the February 5th, 2009

The journal Psychological Reports has ranked Idaho State University’s Ph.D. program in clinical psychology first out of 207 programs nationwide and in Canada on its students’ performances on a national professional examination.

“I think it is phenomenal that Idaho State University’s program was ranked No. 1 out of 207 schools listed in this report,” said Kandi Turley-Ames, Ph.D., chair of the ISU psychology department. “This is an objective measure of our program by Psychological Reports, and it just shows our students are working hard and getting topnotch training in their field by our faculty, adjuncts and affiliate faculty.” (more…)

ISU’s Maria Fletcher named Idaho representative for NAFSA

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the February 5th, 2009

Maria Fletcher, director of international programs at Idaho State University, has been named Idaho State Representative for Region I of the NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

NAFSA Region 1 includes Idaho, Alaska, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. (more…)

ISU Black History Month features discussions on Obama’s book

Posted in Events by taylandy on the February 5th, 2009

Idaho State University is celebrating Black History Month with a series of panel discussions throughout February that probe specific sections of the book “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream” by President Barack Obama. (more…)

Rocky Mountain Learning developed to meet demand for online continuing education

Posted in Academics, Events by taylandy on the February 5th, 2009

A new online meeting and continuing education service provider called “Rocky Mountain Learning (RML)” has been develop by the Institute of Rural Health at Idaho State University.

“We could not have picked a better time to start RML,” said Kenny Cutler, Rocky Mountain Learning’s manager and co-developer. “With the current economy, professionals are looking at online training platforms as a cost effective way of continuing their education compared to traditional conferences and workshops.” (more…)

Idaho State College of Technology releases fall 2008 dean’s list

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the February 4th, 2009

Marilyn Davis, Ed.D., dean of the College of Technology at Idaho State University has announced the dean’s list for fall 2008.

To qualify for the dean’s list, students must complete at least 12 semester credits and receive a grade point average of 3.66 or higher.

Students on this list include:


Idaho Environmental Education Conference at ISU March 6-7

Posted in Events, Featured, Research by taylandy on the February 4th, 2009

On March 6-7 the Idaho Environmental Education Association (IdEEA) will present its annual conference at the Rendezvous Complex at Idaho State University.  

Gathering under the theme “Environmental Service: Bring learning to life,” the conference will focus on how educators can make service activities more educative, while also exploring a range of other environmental education issues, opportunities and accomplishments. The conference will feature displays by educational resource providers, presentations of exemplary environmental education programs, a showcase of K-12 student work and educational field trips in the area. (more…)

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