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Idaho State University dental hygiene department stands out internationally; faculty to present at international symposium in Scotland

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the April 20th, 2010

For the upcoming International Symposium on Dental Hygiene in Glasgow, Scotland, more 160 dental hygiene scholars submitted research abstracts for refereed selection of presentations, more than 80 of whom requested oral presentations.

Only eight individuals were selected to give 30-minute oral presentations including Tara Johnson, assistant professor in dental hygiene at Idaho State University, who studies chemoprevention of oral cancer. (more…)

‘Celebrating 32 Years of Danson!’ performances set April 22-24

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the April 20th, 2010

Danson, Idaho State University’s student dance club, will present “Celebrating 32 Years of Danson!” at 7:30 p.m. April 22-24, in the James E. and Beverly Rogers Black Box Theatre at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)

2010 Idaho State University Outstanding Student Achievement Award recipients announced

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the April 19th, 2010

Eleven Idaho State University students are recipients of the 2010 Outstanding Student Achievement Awards, which are presented by the ISU Alumni Association.

They will be honored at a banquet on April 30 at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Beverly B. Bistline Thrust Theatre and the Samuel Horne Bennion Promenade.

Criteria for selection include high academic achievement and above average dedication to educational goals. Where appropriate, work experience and community service are also considered in the selection. (more…)

ISU Coming Events, April 16-May 15

Posted in Events, Exhibits, Performing Arts by taylandy on the April 16th, 2010

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 for release 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.

 Friday, April 16 (more…)

Samantha Gravis honored as Idaho State University Student Employee of the Year

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the April 15th, 2010

Samantha GravisSamantha Gravis, who works for the Idaho State University Anderson Center, has been honored as ISU Student Employee of the Year and will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

First runner-up is Monica Conley, who works for the general education department and will receive a $400 scholarship; and second runner-up is Angela Boursaw, who also works for the general education department and will receive a $50 ISU Bookstore gift certificate and an ISU parking pass.

Student employees are vital to the mission of Idaho State University. Their excellence is recognized each year through National Student Employment Week, April 11-17.

To commemorate National Student Employment Week ISU recognizes outstanding students who go beyond the job requirements and provide exemplary service by awarding the Student Employee of the Year Scholarship. Students were nominated by departments based on exhibited reliability, outstanding quality of work, extraordinary initiative, disposition/attitude, professionalism, service/outreach and contribution that the student has had on the position or the department.

ISU Wind Ensemble and Concert Band to perform concert April 23

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the April 15th, 2010

The Idaho State University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform their final concert of the semester Friday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the ISU Stephens Performing arts Center. (more…)

ISU Institute of Rural Health hosts free suicide prevention workshop May 18 in Coeur d’Alene

Posted in Events by taylandy on the April 15th, 2010

The latest  scientific information about youth suicide, warning signs, risk and prevention will be discussed in a free training session Tuesday, May 18, sponsored by the Awareness to Action Idaho Youth Suicide Prevention Project at Idaho State University-Institute of Rural Health.

It will be held at Coeur d’Alene’s Best Western Inn, 506 W. Appleway Ave., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian to graduate its largest class ever April 26; Lt. Gov. Brad Little is guest speaker

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the April 15th, 2010

For the second consecutive year, Idaho State University will graduate a record number of students from its Treasure Valley programs, awarding 180 graduate and undergraduate degrees in the health professions and sciences.

Commencement exercises begin at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 26, at the Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St.  Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little will deliver the commencement address. (more…)

Idaho State University students take gold at SkillsUSA conference

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the April 14th, 2010

Idaho State University, College of Technology SkillsUSA Chapter members recently returned from the SkillsUSA state leadership and skills conference in Boise.  Competitors representing high schools and colleges from throughout the state competed in more than forty competitions.

ISU SkillsUSA members brought home 18 medals, of which seven are gold. (more…)

Idaho State University study at INL could shed light on effects of climate change on elk

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the April 14th, 2010

A herd of elk that has established itself on the Idaho National Laboratory Site in Eastern Idaho may provide scientists with clues about how climate change could affect elk in more traditional habitats.

Idaho State University biological sciences doctoral student Ryan Long is comparing the habits and patterns of behavior of 20 elk that were recently fitted with GPS collars in the Southeast Idaho desert on the Idaho National Laboratory lands with the habits of 30 elk that have been fitted with GPS collars at the Starkey Experimental Forest in northeast Oregon near La Grande. (more…)

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