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ISU anatomy professor Meldrum, author of ‘Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science,’ interviewed for appearance on ‘Today Show’

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

Idaho State University associate professor of anatomy and anthropology Jeff Meldrum was interviewed about his sasquatch research this fall by a producer of NBC's "Today Show."

Meldrum's interview is slated to air Tuesday, Dec. 15, as part of a story on cryptozoology, the study of hidden animals, recognizing the public’s heightened interests in rare, elusive and mysterious creatures. (more…)

Idaho State University student physics club receives national award

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the December 4th, 2009

The Idaho State University Society of Physics Students (SPS) has received the 2009 Outstanding Chapter Award from the National Society of Physics Students and the American Physical Society.

According to Steve Shropshire, ISU physics professor and the faculty advisor for the club, SPS Outstanding Chapters are determined each academic year after a careful review of the information, photos and supporting material presented in annual Chapter Reports. (more…)

ISU Idaho Condor Humanitarian Club holding eyeglasses, first-aid kit supply drive for Peru mission

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

The Idaho State University chapter of the Idaho Condor Humanitarian Club is holding a used eyeglasses and first-aid kit supply drive for residents of small villages surrounding Cuzco Peru.

The formal drive will be held Wednesday, Dec. 9, and Thursday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the ISU Rendezvous Complex Atrium.

For people who cannot deliver items at this place and times, items can be dropped off any time during the remainder of the fall semester at the Pre-Health Professions Advising Office in Room 202 of the Life Sciences Building. (more…)

‘Night at the Museum,’ ‘Operation Gift Wrap’ ISU veterans Christmas programs set

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

The Idaho State University Veterans Sanctuary Program is sponsoring a variety of Christmas events for ISU student veterans, including an "A Night at the Museum" on Monday, Dec. 7, and "Operation Gift Wrap" to provide Christmas gifts to ISU's student veterans and their families. (more…)

ISU College of Business meets with Wood River Valley community leaders

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

A team of representatives from the Idaho State University College of Business visited the Wood River Valley on Wednesday, Dec. 2, and met with community and business leaders about a proposal to establish an executive master’s degree in business administration program to serve the educational needs of the valley.

The visits were hosted by the Wood River Economic Partnership (WREP) and the Sun Valley Co. and coordinated by Wendy Jaquet, District 25 Idaho state representative, and Doug Brown, executive director of WREP. (more…)

Idaho State University, College of Southern Idaho sign MOA to provide more higher education opportunities to Wood River Valley

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the December 3rd, 2009

Idaho State Provost Gary Olson and College of Southern Idaho Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Jeff Fox signed a formal Memorandum of Agreement Wednesday, Dec. 2, in a ceremony held at CSI's Blaine County Center in Hailey.

The two institutions agreed to collaborate on a range of academic programs to be offered in the Wood River Valley.

"ISU is committed to offering high-quality academic programs in the Wood River Valley, and we are delighted to partner with CSI to serve the needs of the residents of the area," said Provost Olson. "We hope to expand our presence in the region as we meet the specific needs of the citizens there." (more…)

Danson concerts set Dec. 9-11 at Stephens Performing Arts Center

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the December 1st, 2009

Danson, Idaho State University’s student dance club, proudly presents "DANSON in Concert" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9-11, in the James E. and Beverly Rogers Black Box Theatre at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephen’s Performing Arts Center.

There is no cost for admission, however, an "at the door" goodwill donation of $5 is being asked to cover the students’ expenses. Doors open at 7 p.m. (more…)

Celebrate diversity as Theatre/Dance ISU presents a children’s readers’ theatre “Cootie Shots”

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the December 1st, 2009

Theatre/Dance ISU is celebrating diversity in a big way by presenting the Children's Readers' Theatre, "Cootie Shots" at 7:30 p.m.  Dec. 7 in the Beverly B. Bistline Thrust Theatre in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)

Fourth annual Horizons Independent Film Series will run Dec. 9-19 at Idaho State University

Posted in Events, Exhibits, Performing Arts by taylandy on the December 1st, 2009

The fourth annual Horizons Independent Film Series will run from Wednesday, Dec. 9 – Friday, Dec. 18 in Pocatello at Idaho State University Pond Student Union's Bengal Theater and Bengal Café.

The festival will feature a series of films, which have social, moral, political, spiritual, ethical and cultural themes. (more…)

Idaho State University receives $1 million in scholarship funds as part of Albertson Foundation “Go On” program

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured by taylandy on the December 1st, 2009

Idaho State University will receive $1 million in scholarship funds as part of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation $20 million "Go On" program that was announced Monday, Nov. 23.

"Go On" is a statewide initiative designed to address Idaho’s post-secondary success rate and increase opportunities for Idaho students. Idaho ranks 43rd nationally when considering students who enter college and complete a degree. This program will help the state improve that ranking. (more…)

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