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ISU students compete in Carlile Memorial Speaking Competition

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the December 23rd, 2009

The Idaho State University Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies has announced the winners of the Clark S. Carlile Memorial Speaking Competition held in December.

The contest, sponsored by ISU's Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, offers six outstanding students from business and professional speaking classes an opportunity to compete for cash prizes. (more…)

Idaho State University faculty member Howard Schmidt named White House Cybersecurity Coordinator by President Obama

Posted in Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the December 22nd, 2009

Technology industry veteran to help improve nation’s military and civilian cybersecurity

POCATELLO — Howard A. Schmidt, research professor of information assurance policy at Idaho State University, has been appointed White House Cybersecurity Coordinator by President Barack Obama. In this role, Schmidt will report to the National Security Council and closely support the National Economic Council on cyber issues.

Schmidt is an integral member of the Informatics Research Institute (IRI) faculty whose continued input into curriculum and policy in the IRI and the College of Business is essential.  He guides the students in the nationally-recognized academic and research program at ISU and works with students in the CyberCorps program on a regular basis. (more…)

Idaho State University professors land NOAA funding to develop tools for watershed management

Posted in Academics, Featured, ISU-Boise, Research by taylandy on the December 17th, 2009

Two Idaho State University geosciences professors—Nancy Glenn and Daniel Ames—are developing high-tech tools to help local communities, agencies, and governments analyze and manage watersheds—vast areas of land that drain into lakes and rivers.

Watersheds are important because they provide water for drinking, irrigation, wildlife, recreation and commerce, said Glenn, Ph.D., who heads the ISU Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory. Ames, Ph.D., is based at the ISU Geospatial Laboratory at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies in Idaho Falls. (more…)

Anderson Center seeks donations of baby, child, maternity clothing for upcoming fundraiser

Posted in Events by taylandy on the December 16th, 2009

The Idaho State University Anderson Gender Resource Center’s Womyn’s Health and Baby U Club is dedicated to taking a critical look at women’s health and illness as well as helping student parents balance the demands between raising a family and going to school.

Currently, the club is asking for donations of baby, child and maternity clothes for a fundraiser to be held Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the second annual ISU Parent Resource Fair in the Pond Student Union Ballroom. Donated articles of clothing can be taken to Gravely Hall, Room 117. The club can also arrange for donation pick-ups. (more…)

Idaho State University participates in project that uses master educators to strengthen K-12 schools’ effectiveness for at-risk students

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the December 16th, 2009

The Idaho State University College of Education’s Intermountain Center for Educational Effectiveness is East Idaho’s regional service center for implementing a statewide program that employs master educators to help K-12 schools improve the quality of education they provide to at-risk students.

This is the second year ISU has participated in the Idaho Building Capacity Project. Last year it received about $680,000; this year ISU has received more than $1.1 million to implement a new phase of the project. (more…)

Idaho State University receives $568,935 STEM Grant to benefit chemistry, biochemistry students

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the December 15th, 2009

The National Science Foundation has awarded more than a half of million dollars in grant funding that will benefit Idaho State University chemistry and biochemistry students.

The Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Grant will be awarded over the next five years. Total grant funding is $568,935. (more…)

TEACH Grant program popular with Idaho State University education students

Posted in Academics, Featured by taylandy on the December 14th, 2009

Idaho State University has taken advantage of the federal TEACH Grant program to offer scores of grants to education majors, who then are required to teach in a high-need field in a school serving low-income students for four of the first eight years after they graduate.

So far for the 2009-10 academic year ISU has awarded $348,955 to 101 undergraduate students and $60,000 to 21 graduate students. (more…)

‘Going green’ pays off for new ISU-Meridian Health Science Center

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the December 11th, 2009

Idaho Power Company has awarded Idaho State University a check for $21,858 for using energy-efficient features in the design and construction of the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, which opened in August. (more…)

ISU Alumni Association donates model cars to ‘Toys for Tots’ program

Posted in Events by taylandy on the December 9th, 2009

The Idaho State University Alumni Association has donated 26 1/24th-scale, diecast replica car models to the Pocatello  "Toys for Tots" program. (more…)

ISU-Meridian’s Howard Gauthier writes book on how to get hired in college sports

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the December 8th, 2009

Are you trying to land your first job in college sports management or work your way up to university athletic director? Need some help navigating your career path? Idaho State University-Meridian athletic administration assistant professor Howard Gauthier, Ph.D., has written a book designed to do just that.

Titled “Getting Hired in College Sports,” the book contains a step-by-step process to assist students, sports managers, coaches and administrators in their job search. (more…)

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