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ISU, League of Schools sign MOU

Posted in Academics, Events by taylandy on the March 31st, 2009

Officials for Idaho State University and the League of Schools, a consortium of 12 southeast Idaho school districts, signed a Concurrent Enrollment Partnership Memorandum of Understanding in March.

The MOU acknowledges, sets the terms, facilitates and expands opportunities for high school students to earn credit toward high school graduation and college degree completion at a reduced fee – saving them both time and money. ISU Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and League of Schools President Mary M. Vagner signed the agreement. (more…)

Jana Jones honored as 2009 Educator of the Year

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the March 31st, 2009

The Idaho State University College of Education has honored Jana Jones of Idaho Falls, former Idaho Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, as the 2009 Outstanding Educator of the Year. (more…)

Mass communication students’ videos recognized

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the March 30th, 2009

Two broadcasting students from the Idaho State University Department of Mass Communication have recently been recognized for video productions completed as part of their class assignments.

The Magnolia Student Video Festival has recognized Vanessa K. Major, a junior, for her production of an original music video. Vanessa wrote and performed the song “In the Spring” as well as produced the video, which is one of only 29 finalists in the video festival. The production of the music video was completed as an independent study course during the fall 2008 semester.  

Curtis Steed, a senior, was awarded the EMPixx award for his editing on “The Sock Goblin” a student film produced for the Film-style Production class (MC 360). “The Sock Goblin” was written, produced and directed all by mass communication students and shot on 35mm film with the assistance of Richard A. Smith and RAS Productions. (more…)

Outstanding Researcher Awards bestowed on five ISU faculty

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events, Featured, Research by taylandy on the March 30th, 2009

Five Idaho State University faculty have been named as 2009 Outstanding Researchers and will be honored at a reception in early April. One will receive the 2009 Distinguished Researcher Award at Commencement on May 9.

The 2009 Outstanding Researchers are Jennifer Eastman Attebery, professor and director of the folklore and American studies programs; Terry Bowyer, professor and chair of the Department of Biological Sciences; Karl Madaras-Kelly, professor of pharmacy; Russell Wahl, professor and director of the philosophy program; and Maria Wong, associate professor of psychology. (more…)

Five ISU faculty members honored with Outstanding Public Service Awards

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the March 30th, 2009

Five Idaho State University faculty have received 2009 Outstanding Public Service Awards and will be honored at a reception in early April. One will receive the 2009 ISU Distinguished Public Service Award at Commencement May 9.

Receiving 2008 Outstanding Public Service Awards are David Adler, Ph.D., professor of political science; Tony Cellucci, Ph.D., chair of the ISU psychology clinic and psychology professor; Cynthia D. Hill, Ph.D., interim director, Center for Teaching and Learning and economics professor; Kevin Marsh, Ph.D., associate professor of history and editor of “Idaho Yesterdays”; and Rosemary Smith, associate professor of biological sciences. (more…)

‘Be Advised’ campaign launched to encourage students to get advice

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured by taylandy on the March 30th, 2009

Idaho State University has launched its “Be Advised” campaign to encourage students to reap the benefits of good advising prior to registering for fall classes in April.

“Advising is the cornerstone of a successful experience at Idaho State University,” said JoAnn Hertz, director of ISU academic advising. “Interaction with departmental faculty who are experts in their field provides an advantage to any student who seeks it.” (more…)

ISU awards top teaching honors to five faculty

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the March 30th, 2009

Five Idaho State University faculty have been named 2009 Master Teachers and will be honored at a reception in early April. One will receive the 2009 Distinguished Teacher Award at Commencement May 9.

Receiving 2009 Master Teacher Awards are James Aho, professor, sociology; Nancy Legge, professor, communication and rhetorical studies; Renee Rosentreter, associate lecturer, chemistry; Dan Tappan, assistant professor, computer science; and Helen Tarp, associate professor, Spanish. (more…)

Vickers Western Stores in Pocatello, Idaho Falls now sell ISU event tickets

Posted in Events by taylandy on the March 26th, 2009

Vickers Western Stores in Pocatello and Idaho Falls are now the first off-site, full-ticketing outlets to sell all Idaho State University event tickets in “real time.”

The best available tickets for all events can now be purchased and printed from the two Vickers Western Store locations. (more…)

LUNAFEST film festival set April 2 in Pocatello, April 9 in Idaho Falls

Posted in Events by taylandy on the March 26th, 2009

The Anderson Gender Resource Center at Idaho State University is sponsoring the LUNAFEST 2009 Festival of 10 short films by, for and about women on April 2 in Pocatello and April 9 in Idaho Falls. (more…)

University of Oklahoma wins CEDA nationals debate tournament hosted at ISU

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the March 25th, 2009

The University of Oklahoma debate team of R.J. Giglio and Nick Watts won the 2009 Cross Examination Debate Association Nationals hosted by the Idaho State University James M. and Sharon Rupp Debate Society.

Giglio and Watts earned a 7-4 decision over the team of Deven Cooper and Dayvon Love of Towson University (located near Baltimore, Md.) in a late night decision on Tuesday, March 24. (more…)

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