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ISU Counseling Director Paulson Receives AUCCCD Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the November 10th, 2009

Donald Paulson, director of the Idaho State University Counseling and Testing Center, has received the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD).

This award recognizes and honors AUCCCD members who have provided outstanding service to AUCCCD and exemplary leadership in the field of college and university counseling centers. (more…)

Idaho Humanities Council speaker Hodges to deliver lecture “Idaho’s Mexican American History” at noon on Nov. 12

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the November 9th, 2009

Kathy Hodges of the Idaho Humanities Council will deliver the lecture "Idaho’s Mexican American History" at noon Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Pond Student Union Wood River Room. (more…)

Theatre/Dance ISU to present ‘The Playboy of the Western World’ Nov. 13-16, 19-21

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the November 9th, 2009

Theatre/Dance ISU will present  "The Playboy of the Western World" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-16 and 19-21 at the Idaho State University James E. and Beverly Rogers Black Box Theatre in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)

Transgender Day of Remembrance film screening, discussion with filmmaker Haworth set Nov. 12 at ISU

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the November 9th, 2009

In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center at Idaho State University announces a film screening and community discussion with transgender filmmaker Gwen Haworth. The screening of her award winning film, "She's a Boy I Knew" begins at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, in the College of Education Auditorium.

This event is supported through grants from the Idaho Humanities Council and the ISU Cultural Affairs Council and co-sponsorships from the ISU Psychology Department and Genesis Project. (more…)

New $1.7 million NSF grant helps Idaho State University engage in revolutionary historical research project

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the November 9th, 2009

The Idaho State University history department is engaged in a revolutionary, interdisciplinary historical study that has attracted $1.7 million in funding from the National Science Foundation.

It isn't often the National Science Foundation funds a project from a humanities discipline with a history professor as a principal investigator, but that is exactly what happened earlier this fall when ISU history professor J.B. "Jack" Owens received an award for a project titled "Understanding social networks within complex, nonlinear systems: geographically-integrated history and dynamics GIS." About $1.3 million of the four-year grant will go to ISU, with about $471,000 to go to the University of Oklahoma and co-principal investigator May Yuan. (more…)

ISU-Meridian’s Ali Crane honored for exemplary service by national organization

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the November 9th, 2009

Ali Crane, enrollment and student services director at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, has been honored for exemplary service by the Pacific American Association of College Registrars and Admission Officers or PACRAO. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Jason Pretty Boy awarded First Nations Leadership Fellowship

Posted in Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the November 6th, 2009

Jason Pretty Boy, an Idaho State University political science student and a coordinator of the ISU College of Business Native American Business Administration (NABA) Program, has been awarded a First Nations Leadership and Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship Development (LEAD) Program Fellowship for 2009-10.

"I was surprised I received it, but I am very pleased," Pretty Boy said. "The program is designed to develop leadership positions in tribes and nonprofit organizations that deal with Native American issues." (more…)

Idaho State University literacy education professor Squires is visiting scholar at Japanese university

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the November 6th, 2009

Idaho State University Associate Professor of literacy education David Squires has been selected as visiting scholar at Osaka Kyoiku University in Kashiwara, Osaka, Japan, from November 2009 through the end of July 2010.

Osaka Kyoiku University is a teacher education university. Squires will spend his nine-month sabbatical, which began this month, pursuing some of his research interests, which include determining to what extent Japanese elementary teachers use storytelling and children's literature in their literacy instruction. (more…)

ISU events, Nov. 2-Nov. 27

Posted in Events by taylandy on the November 4th, 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.


 Wednesday, November 4

The Women’s Health and Baby U Club brownbag presentation “Paternity, Child Support and Custody”: The Women’s Health and Baby U Club will host a brownbag presentation on Paternity, Child Support and Custody at noon in the Bear River Room of the Pond Student Union. There will be a guest speaker from the Idaho Lawyer Volunteer Program. This presentation is open to the public. (more…)

ISU hosts 2009 International Economic Summit for area high school teams

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the November 3rd, 2009

Idaho State University will hold the 2009 International Economic Summit in the Pond Student Union Ballroom on Nov. 3. The event will host more than 250 students from area high schools. The International Economic Summit program is sponsored through the ISU Center for Economic Education.

The ISU Foundation has been awarded $3,000 by US Bank for the International Economic Summit program. The $3,000 donation will be used to pay for all of the student-team fees, making the program more accessible to area high school students that otherwise would not have been able to attend. The donation is expected to noticeably increase attendance. (more…)

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