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ISU GIS Center to celebrate GIS Day Nov. 18 at Rendezvous Complex

Posted in Events by taylandy on the November 17th, 2009

The Idaho State University GIS Center and campus community will celebrate World GIS Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Rendezvous Complex on the ISU Pocatello Campus.

There will be presentations, hands-on Geographic Information System (GIS) stations, food, a trivia contest and a host of raffle items.

An open house of GIS demonstrations and exhibits will run from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Rendezvous Complex Suite B. (more…)

ISU events, Nov. 16-Dec. 18

Posted in Events, Exhibits, Performing Arts by taylandy on the November 16th, 2009

ISU Coming Events:

The Idaho State University Office of University Relations distributes this events calendar to let the media and public know about upcoming non-athletic events at the University. This information is intended to be released in print and broadcast events calendars. Various events calendars with more complete information are available online at the Web site A copy of this release can also be accessed via ISU’s home page at Information about ISU athletic events is available at The area code for all phone numbers is 208 unless otherwise noted. The phone number for University Relations is 282-3620.


Monday, November 16

• Theatre ISU Present "Playboy of the Western World": Performances at 7:30 p.m. in the Rogers Black Box Theatre in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. For more information, call 282-3595.

• ISU Music Department Student Chamber Music Night: This free concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Goranson Hall located in the lower level of the ISU Fine Arts Building. For more information, call the ISU Department of Music at 282-3636.

"Intersect" 2009 Annual Graduate Student Exhibition:  Exhibit opening is at 6 p.m. at the John B. Davis Gallery in the ISU Fine Arts Building. Exhibit runs through Dec. 11. The gallery website is For more information contact Amy Jo Popa at (208) 282-3341. (more…)

Idaho State University physics professor Shropshire elected to national board

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the November 16th, 2009

Steve Shropshire, a physics professor at Idaho State University, has been elected to serve on the Executive Board of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) as the representative of all four-year colleges and universities in the United States. (more…)

ISU Marketing Association to present ‘Pokapalooza Warped’ battle of the bands on Nov. 21

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the November 13th, 2009

The Idaho State University Marketing Association is working full force to put the final touches on Pokapalooza Warped, a battle of the bands featuring local music groups.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with music starting at 7 p.m.  (more…)

Idaho State University Jazz Bands concert set Nov. 20

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the November 12th, 2009

The Idaho State University Jazz Band I and Jazz Band II will be presenting an exciting mix of cool and hot jazz in their first performance of the year on Friday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hal in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)

ISU Outdoor Adventure Center to present workshop Nov. 19 on using yurts; yurt rentals begin Nov. 20

Posted in Events by taylandy on the November 12th, 2009

The Idaho State University Outdoor Adventure Center will hold an "Introduction to the Portneuf Yurt System" workshop covering all aspects of the yurt system at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Pond Student Union Snake River Room.

Reservations for the yurts will start being taken beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20. (more…)

Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico band together to battle effects of climate change; BSU, ISU, UI will participate in EPSCoR grant

Posted in Featured, Research by taylandy on the November 12th, 2009

Written by Ken Kingery, University of Idaho Communications

MOSCOW, Idaho – Today’s issues related to climate change and water resources require an abundant flow of information between scientists across the country. Because of this fact, the National Science Foundation not only is providing bigger pipes for three states, it also is making sure they fit together.

The NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) recently announced a three-year grant worth $6 million to be shared by the states of Nevada, New Mexico and Idaho. The grant will help these states address regional issues related to climate change and water resource management in three ways. (more…)

2009 National Outdoor Book Award Winners Announced

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

A new groundbreaking biography on Theodore Roosevelt is the winner of the history-biography category in this year's National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA).

Titled "Wilderness Warrior," the book is by historian Douglas Brinkley. 

"No doubt about this one," said Ron Watters, Chairman of the National Outdoor Books Awards and professor emeritus at Idaho State University. "It's a winner.  Not only is Brinkley's book well written and impeccably researched, it sheds new information on Roosevelt's work to protect our nation's outdoor heritage." (more…)

NWCCU gives ISU positive feedback during reaccreditation evaluation

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured by taylandy on the November 11th, 2009

Idaho State University has received positive feedback from an evaluation committee from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) after a visit by two reviewers to the Pocatello campus on Nov. 5 and 6.

The reviewers conducted the standard five-year interim evaluation of the institution and reported they will forward to the NWCCU three commendations and only one recommendation. The University is required by the NWCCU to submit a Regular Interim Report five years after the ten-year reaccreditation evaluation, which ISU completed in Fall 2004.

The Commission will meet in January 2010 to consider the site reviewers' report and will issue its formal report to President Arthur C. Vailas shortly thereafter. (more…)

Annual Graduate Student Art Exhibt ‘Intersect’ opens Nov. 16, runs through Dec. 11

Posted in Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the November 10th, 2009

The last exhibition of 2009 in the Idaho State University John B. Davis Gallery is the Annual Graduate Student Art Exhibition titled "Intersect." 

The opening reception is Monday, Nov.16, from 6 to 8 p.m.  The exhibition dates are from Nov. 17 to Dec. 11. (more…)

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