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Plant communities can prosper at low levels of elk grazing joint research effort shows

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the July 23rd, 2009

Low level grazing and grazing activity by elk stimulates plant productivity thereby increasing plant biodiversity, facts that surprise a group of scientists that have been carrying out studies on a large enclosed area in Oregon.

“At low levels of grazing, plants that were fed upon were more productive and the biodiversity was greater than those that were not grazed at all, or were grazed at more intensive levels,” said Terry Bowyer, professor and chair of the Idaho State University biological sciences department. “This has many important implications, among them, that by managing a ‘keystone species’ such as elk, we can promote biodiversity of plants.” (more…)

Working Women’s Business Symposium set Aug. 6 at Idaho State University

Posted in Events by taylandy on the July 22nd, 2009

The Idaho Small Business Development Center (SDBC) is once again presenting the Working Women’s Business Symposium, a day-long event open to all and featuring a program of interest to current and prospective business professionals, business owners, managers and their employees. The symposium will be held at the ISU Pond Student Union ballroom from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6. (more…)

Idaho State University/Idaho National Lab nanoparticle project receives prestigious R&D 100 Award

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the July 22nd, 2009

Idaho State University researchers René Rodriguez and Joshua Pak, who worked with Idaho National Laboratory researcher Robert Fox, were among those honored with an R&D 100 Award on July 20 for their work with precision nanoparticles.

The editors of R&D Magazine announced the winners of the 47th Annual R&D 100 Awards, which will be formally presented at an Awards Banquet in Orlando, Fla., on Nov. 12. These awards salute the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year, according to R&D Magazine. (more…)

ISU TRiO Upward Bound Summer Program attracts about 60 participants to campus

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the July 20th, 2009

Nearly 60 students are on Idaho State University’s campus this summer, learning the skills they need to be successful university students through the summer Upward Bound program.

Forty-eight of the participants are high school students. Eight more are “bridge students,” according to Mike Echanis, director of TriO Student Services at Idaho State University. Bridge students are recently graduated high school seniors who have participated in the Upward Bound program for at least two years and are enrolled in college-level courses that fulfill bachelor degree requirements. (more…)

Idaho State University offers online emergency management degree in virtual classroom

Posted in Academics, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the July 20th, 2009

If you’re considering a career in emergency management or enhancing your knowledge, enroll in Idaho State University’s new online Associate of Science degree in emergency management.

Idaho State University’s College of Technology is offering the two-year degree this fall. Classes begin Tuesday, Aug. 25. (more…)

ISU Night with the Chukars set July 29 at Melaleuca Field in Idaho Falls

Posted in Events by taylandy on the July 13th, 2009

IDAHO FALLS – Idaho State University alumni, students, faculty and staff from throughout southeast Idaho are invited to ISU Night with the Chukars on July 29 at Melaleuca Field in Idaho Falls.

A barbecue begins at 6:15 p.m. at the Post Register Picnic Pavilion located on the third-base side of the field. The barbecue will be followed by the Idaho Falls Chukars game versus the Orem Owls at 7:15 p.m. (more…)

Idaho State University students place high at SkillsUSA competitions

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

Idaho State University College of Technology SkillsUSA members recently returned from the 45th Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo. More than 5,000 outstanding career and technical education students, all state contest winners, participated in hands-on skill and leadership competitions.

Idaho students participated in 11 contests and took 16 medals overall. (more…)

Nominations are open for 2009 Health Care Heroes

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

Do you know of a colleague who's made an important contribution to the health care profession? Or an ISU program that provides vital community outreach? They'd be perfect candidates for the honor of Health Care Hero, a statewide awards program developed by the Idaho Business Review newspaper.

The nomination deadline is July 31. Nomination forms are available at (more…)

Clinical laboratory science student Katharine Eby wins national scholarship

Posted in Blogroll, ISU-Boise by franemil on the July 7th, 2009

Idaho State University clinical laboratory science student, Katharine Eby, has been awarded a $1,500 undergraduate scholarship from the Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity, the national honorary fraternity of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

“This scholarship means a great deal to me. I am humbled and grateful to receive an award on the national level,” said Eby, who will graduate from the Pocatello campus in May 2010. She intends to enroll in graduate school after she receives her bachelor’s degree.

Eby, who chose to study clinical lab science because of her interests in biology and the health professions, is a 2006 graduate of Bonners Ferry High School in Bonners Ferry.

She will receive the scholarship at the 77th annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, July 21-25, in Chicago.

Seven ISU engineering, technology students receive NSF scholarships

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the July 1st, 2009

Seven students from Southeast Idaho have been awarded scholarships to study engineering and electronic system technology at Idaho State University.

Engineering majors will enroll with the College of Engineering while electronic system technology will be studied at the College of Technology. (more…)

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