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27th annual ‘I Love ISU’ campaign features events in Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Blackfoot, Boise

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the August 12th, 2009

The 27th annual “I Love ISU” campaign for Idaho State University academic scholarships is off and running and will feature callers in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and for the first time in Boise.

The Blackfoot volunteer calling campaign will be held Aug. 26; the Idaho Falls volunteer calling campaign will run Sept. 14-15; the Pocatello and American Falls volunteer calling campaign will run Sept. 21-24; and the Boise calling campaign will be held in October. (more…)

Bengal Dancer carwash fundraiser set Aug. 15

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the August 12th, 2009

The Idaho State University Bengal Dancers will have a carwash fundraiser hosted by Potelco United Credit Union from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.

The Potelco United Credit Union is located at 1150 N. Eighth Ave.  There is a $5 minimum suggested donation.

The ISU Bengal Dancers have won two National Championships and have been ranked in the top three since 2004.

2009-10 “A Season of Note” series announced; tickets go on sale Aug. 24

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured, Performing Arts by taylandy on the August 11th, 2009

Idaho State University will host a range of entertainment productions in the 2009-10 “A Season of Note” series held in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall of the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

There are nine shows in this year’s series, including everything from The 5 Browns piano quintet and the Peking Acrobats, to The Buddy Holly Experience. (more…)

Idaho State University music professor Brooks enjoys playing with Sun Valley Summer Symphony

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured, Performing Arts by taylandy on the August 7th, 2009

Sixteen years ago Idaho State University Professor and Director of Bands Patrick Brooks was asked to play in the Sun Valley Summer Symphony as a last-minute fill-in for a trombonist who was ill.   He’s been playing with the symphony every summer since.

“I was just lucky,” said Brooks, only one of two Idahoans still playing for the symphony, which attracts members from throughout North America and internationally. “It’s fun, and I love it, but it’s also some of the hardest work I do all year.” (more…)

ISU part-time job fair Aug. 25 to feature variety of potential employers

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the August 7th, 2009

Idaho State University’s ninth annual ISU Part-Time Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 25 in Room 130, Suites A-C in the Rendezvous Complex.

The fair is an opportunity for students to meet employers advertising part-time jobs.  Students are also asked to bring copies of their resumes to leave with employers.

The fair will feature a wide variety of off-campus and on-campus employers. As many as 500 students are expected to attend.

Employers who wish to have a free booth can reserve one until Aug. 18.

For more information, visit www.isu.edu/humanr/employment.shtml or call the ISU Office of Human Resources at (208) 282-2517

Sixth annual ISU retired employees reunion is Oct. 29 at Juniper Hills Country Club

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the August 6th, 2009

Idaho State University’s retired employees will hold their sixth annual reunion on Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Juniper Hills Country Club. All retired ISU faculty and staff and spouses, as well as spouses of deceased retirees are invited to attend.

No-host social activities start at 5 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. (more…)

Idaho State University Associate Degree Registered Nurse graduates recognized at pinning and awards ceremony

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the August 4th, 2009

On Aug. 1, 30 Associate Degree Registered Nurse (ADRN) program graduates received their long-awaited graduation presentations and nursing pins. The pinning ceremony is a time-honored right-of-passage for graduates of nursing programs as they enter the nursing profession.

The Idaho State University College of Technology ADRN pin was chosen by students in the first class and initially presented to the first ADRN graduates in December 2005. Only ISU, ADRN graduates are allowed to wear this exquisite pin which symbolizes a lifelong commitment to professional nursing traditions and ideals. (more…)

Idaho State University alumnus Rafi Ahmed elected to National Academy of Sciences

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the August 4th, 2009

Idaho State University alumnus Rafi Ahmed, current director of the Emory Vaccine Center at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

He was one of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates elected earlier this year in honor of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original science. (more…)

Idaho Museum of Natural History receives $144,000 grant to teach geology to rural east Idaho students

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Exhibits, Featured, Research by taylandy on the August 4th, 2009

Fifth- and eighth-grade students in Challis, Arco, Burley, Malad, Mackay, Soda Springs and other rural east Idaho communities will be able to better learn geology thanks to a grant to the Idaho Museum of Natural History.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded a nearly $144,000 grant titled "The Idaho Geology Outreach Project: Bridging the Natural History Gap" to the Idaho State University Idaho Museum of Natural History.

In the Idaho Geology Outreach project, the Museum will work with community partners to support and enhance learning at selected rural public schools. Working with earth science teachers, the Museum will augment the school curriculum by providing access to resources that will enable teachers to incorporate local geological information. (more…)

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