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KISU offers special Fourth of July programming

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the June 30th, 2009

KISU-FM will feature a day-long celebration of the Fourth of July with an entire Saturday line-up of programs revolving around the Independence Day holiday.

The special broadcasts includes a live performance of music and fireworks from the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, a comedic encounter with the popular Capitol Steps, stories and information on regularly scheduled news programs Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, and several specially-themed music programs playing Music for America and patriotism on the nation’s birthday.


Idaho State University faculty, students launch experiments into space on NASA rocket

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

Faculty and staff from Idaho State University saw their experiments rise into the sky at 5:30 a.m. EDT on the morning of June 26 with the successful launch of a NASA rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.  (more…)

Field study on wilderness in Stanley among Sawtooth Science Institute offerings

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

SUN VALLEY – One of Idaho State University’s Sawtooth Science Institute’s 2009 offerings, “Central Idaho Wilderness History” set July 7-8 in Stanley, will be taught by Kevin Marsh, author of “Drawing Lines in the Forest, Creating Wilderness Areas in the Pacific Northwest.”

Marsh, associate professor of history at Idaho State University, will provide a historical and current perspective in the field of two of Idaho’s favorite wildernesses, the Sawtooth Wilderness and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

Hikes, discussions and activities take place both days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9. The course syllabus is available on-line at (more…)

ISU Summer Band to present concert July 1 at Jensen Grand Concert Hall

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the June 30th, 2009

The Idaho State University Summer Band will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)

ISU Farm Business Management Program given technical education special award

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

The Idaho State University Farm Business Management Program was recognized during the 52nd Annual Professional Technical Educators' (PTE) Summer Conference with the Idaho PTE Special Program Award. (more…)

Wind, energy technology programs to be offered by ISU College of Technology fall 2009

Posted in Academics by taylandy on the June 30th, 2009

The Idaho State University Energy Systems Technology and Education Center (ESTEC) is offering two new Associate of Applied Science degree programs this fall—Energy Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) and Energy Systems Wind Engineering Technology (WET). (more…)

ISU physical therapy student Givler returns from South African externship

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the June 25th, 2009

After serving a physical therapy externship at a hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, recent Idaho State University physical therapy graduate Kim Givler is readjusting to life back in the United States.

“I am adjusting to a different season, different time zone and different stars,” Givler said, a few days after returning to Pocatello. “The days are really short there now and the days are very long here. It’s a big adjustment.” (more…)

University Press Editor Harwood retires following long, varied career spanning 47 years

Posted in Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the June 25th, 2009

When he was a student at Idaho State College there were about 1,860 students and when he started work at ISC there were about 3,000.

After 47 years working at Idaho State University and a 61-year affiliation with his alma matter, Bill Harwood is retiring from ISU on June 30. During that span Pocatello’s population has doubled and Idaho State University’s enrollment has grown to more than 14,000 students.

 “I’ve seen a lot of changes and phenomenal growth over the years,” Harwood said. “I haven’t agreed with all the changes. They’ve been mostly progressive with a few setbacks, but this isn’t the place to dwell on the setbacks.” (more…)

ISU biological sciences chair Bowyer gives Capstone Presentation at mammalogists conference

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the June 24th, 2009

Terry Bowyer, chair of the Idaho State University Department of Biological Sciences, has been selected to give the Capstone Presentation at the 89th meeting of the American Society Mammalogists, which runs through June 28 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Bowyer, who is a recognized authority on the behavior and ecology of ungulates such as moose, elk, caribou, mule deer, and white-tailed deer, has also worked extensively with their predators, including gray wolves, coyotes, and mountain lions.  He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his science. (more…)

ISU College of Technology’s three nursing programs are innovative, effective

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the June 24th, 2009

It may come as a surprise to some that three of Idaho State University’s five current nursing programs are taught by and administered through the ISU College of Technology.

The College of Technology offers the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA),

Practical Nursing (PN) and Associate Degree Registered Nurse (ADRN) programs for aspiring nurses. The other two, bachelor and master’s nursing programs, are offered through the Kasiska College of Health Professions. (more…)

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