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Idaho State University Shoshoni Language Project still going strong after 20 years

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

The Idaho State University Shoshoni Language Project, celebrating its 20-year anniversary, is still going strong, helping to preserve the Shoshoni language and expand its usage.

“As the Shoshoni Language classes were developed as a part of the American Indian Studies Program here at Idaho State University, other Shoshoni speaking communities became interested and developed language materials in their own dialects to serve their own communities,” said Drusilla Gould, ISU anthropology department instructor. (more…)

ISU electrical engineering Chair Mousavinezhad honored by Michigan State University with Ryder Alumni Award

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the April 30th, 2009

S. Hossein Mousavinezhad, chair of the Idaho State University Department of Electrical Engineering, has been selected to receive the John D. Ryder Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Award from the Michigan State University College of Engineering.

He will be honored at the MSU College of Engineering Alumni Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 9, in East Lansing, Mich. He also will be honored again at MSU’s spring commencement on May 10. (more…)

ISU English for Speakers of Other Languages Director Leonard to retire

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the April 30th, 2009

Lynn Leonard, director of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in the Idaho State University Center for Teaching and Learning, will retire in June after 23 years of service at the University.

She has had two lives: one in noncredit continuing education and another in English and cultural awareness for non-native speakers of English. Both reflect her commitment to helping others reach their professional and academic goals. (more…)

Aho, Wahl and Hill honored as Idaho State University Distinguished Faculty

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

Three Idaho State University faculty members will be honored as ISU’s 2008-2009 Distinguished Faculty during Commencement ceremonies May 9. They are James Aho, professor of sociology, Distinguished Teacher; Russell Wahl, professor and director of the philosophy program, Distinguished Researcher; and Cynthia D. Hill, interim director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and economics professor, Distinguished Public Service Award. (more…)

ISU’s Martinez awarded one of 24 National Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute internships

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

Idaho State University student Anthony Martinez has been awarded a summer internship with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, D.C. Martinez is one of only 24 recipients nationwide to receive this honor.

“I think this is going to be a phenomenal opportunity to get some exposure to the workings of our nation’s Capitol, as well as a chance to work on my leadership abilities and network with amazing people,” said Martinez, a senior in marketing in the College of Business who graduated from Grace High School. “And, hopefully, I take back what I learn and apply it to what I’m doing here at Idaho State.” (more…)

Theatre/Dance ISU to perform “Headlines” in Old Town Pocatello May 1

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the April 28th, 2009

Theatre/Dance ISU will present “Headlines,” a series of seven original, physical theatre works at five different locations in Old Town Pocatello during the First Friday Art Walk, May 1.

Performance sites include: Dudunake Park as part of the Dedication Ceremony for “Passage of Time,” the new sculpture by Peggy Gunnerson; Mind Your Body; Simplot Square; the Little Breezeway; and the Old Town Pavilion.  Each site will include different performances. (more…)

ISU College of Technology students take home 20 medals from SkillsUSA conference

Posted in Uncategorized by taylandy on the April 27th, 2009

Idaho State University, College of Technology SkillsUSA Chapter members recently returned from the SkillsUSA state leadership and skills conference in Boise. Competitors representing high schools and colleges from throughout the state competed in more than 40 competitions.

ISU SkillsUSA members brought home 20 medals, of which eight are gold. (more…)

CW HOG to host open house for Alpine Tower Challenge Course

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

The Idaho State University Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG) will hold an open house for its Alpine Tower Challenge Course and giant swing from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30.

The course is located at the corner of Alvin Ricken Drive and Barton Road in Pocatello, across the street from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Southeast Region Office. (more…)

Bengal Dancer tryouts set April 30

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the April 23rd, 2009

The Idaho State University Bengal Dancers will hold tryouts for the 2009-2010 squad on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in Reed Gymnasium, Room 208.

For more information please contact head coach, Hilary Johnson at 282-4547 or e-mail  More information also is available at the Web page (more…)

ISU Minshall lecture series features renowned freshwater ecologist Covich

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events, Research by taylandy on the April 23rd, 2009

Noted freshwater ecologist Alan Covich will deliver the public presentation “The Importance of Freshwater Ecosystem Services in a World of Changing Climates” at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30.

Covich’s lecture will be in Room 10 of the Idaho State University Lecture Center, Building 67, part of the Gale Life Science Building Complex. It is the second “G.W. Minshall Lecture in Ecology,” an annual lecture series sponsored by the ISU Department of Biological Sciences.  

Covich also will give a professional research seminar titled “Long-term Cumulative Effects of Pulsed Disturbances and Subsides to Tropical Headwater Streams: A Perspective from the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico” at 10 a.m. May 1 in Room 209 of the ISU Nursing Building. (more…)

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