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Student Parent Resource Fair scheduled April 22

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the April 15th, 2009

A Student Parent Resource Fair to raise awareness about resources available to student parents will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 at the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Ballroom.

It is sponsored by the ISU Baby U Club and the Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center. (more…)

ISU grad student Gentle mentors champion prep robotics squad

Posted in Events, Featured by taylandy on the April 15th, 2009

Idaho State University engineering graduate student Jake Gentle is working alongside many Pocatello School District No. 25 teachers to mentor the Haywire Robotics team, comprised of students from Pocatello’s three high schools.

The team recently won first place at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Seattle Regional robotics competition and will now travel to Atlanta for the FIRST international championships on April 15-18. (more…)

‘The Wolf Delisted’ topic of April 23 panel discussion

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the April 15th, 2009

“The Wolf Delisted” panel discussion will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Salmon River Suite.

The panel is sponsored by the Student Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE), a program of the ISU Students’ Community Service Center. (more…)

‘Modern Media Agenda Setting’ topic of lecture by visiting scholar

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the April 15th, 2009

Noted journalism scholar Donald L. Shaw of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will lecture on Monday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Rendezvous Complex Planetarium, Room 203, on the Idaho State University campus. His topic will be “Modern Media Agenda Setting.”

The public is invited, and there is no admission charge. (more…)

Prof. Anderson selected as Academic Fellow by Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the April 15th, 2009

Idaho State University political science Professor Sean Anderson has been accepted as a 2009-2010 Academic Fellow with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C.

As an FDD Fellow, he will participate in a unique educational program that focuses on the threat of terrorism to democracy. The FDD Academic Fellowship Program takes place in Israel from May 30 to June 10. (more…)

National Student Employment Week runs April 13-17

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the April 13th, 2009

National Student Employment Week runs from April 13 to 17 and it is a chance for the ISU community to honor its valuable student employees.

Idaho State University has more than 1,600 student employees that are a vital part of the University and make essential contributions. 

The Office of Human Resources will award its 2008-2009 Student Employee of the Year Scholarship, along with the runner-up Lupher Scholarship and other awards on Friday, April 17.

Panel discussion on Middle East scheduled April 15 at ISU-Idaho Falls

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the April 10th, 2009

The panel discussion “The Future of the Middle East: Israeli-Palestinian Relations and the Nuclear Question” will be held at noon Wednesday, April 15, in Room 109 of the Bennion Student Union at ISU-Idaho Falls.

There will be brief presentations by Daniel Dale, professor and chair of the ISU Department of Physics and Astronomy; by ISU student Mohanad Elabed, on Israeli-Palestinian relations and the day-to-day experience of Palestinians in the West Bank; and by Allan Christelow, professor of history, on the prospects for diplomatic solutions to both of these problems.  Following their presentations there will be questions and comments from the audience. (more…)

ISU, BSU collaborate to present vocal recitals in Pocatello, Boise

Posted in Blogroll, Performing Arts by taylandy on the April 10th, 2009

Baritone Lynn Berg of Boise State University will join mezzo-soprano Kathleen Lane of the Idaho State University music department in a recital of songs by Elgar, Brahms, Schubert and Quilter on Thursday, April 16, 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. (more…)

Saber-toothed cats topic of Herrett Forum in Twin Falls

Posted in Events by taylandy on the April 10th, 2009

William A. Akersten, curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Idaho Museum of Natural History in Pocatello, will talk about the lifestyles of some of Idaho’s extinct critters at the next Herrett Forum in Twin Falls. The free event will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15.

Akersten has become an authority on “Idaho’s Ice-Age Saber-Tooths: A Tale of Two Kitties” since moving to Idaho in 1985. Before that, he supervised the excavation and study of the famous Rancho La Brea fossil site, more commonly known as the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. In addition to his current position at the Pocatello museum, he is also a professor in Idaho State University’s biological sciences department. (more…)

ISU Spring Fest fun runs April 13-18

Posted in Events, Exhibits, Performing Arts by taylandy on the April 10th, 2009

The ISU Student Activities Board will hold its week of Spring Fest activities starting Monday, April 13, and running through Saturday, April 18.

Activities include:

Monday, April 13

• ISU Gladiator, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Hutchinson Quadrangle

• Graffiti the Wall, 6 p.m. on the Quad (more…)

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