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Idaho State University service learning helps students to give back

Posted in Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the May 20th, 2010

Students at Idaho State University are learning an important tenet that part of being an educated person is to do service and give back to the greater community.

The lessons they are receiving in the Service Learning Component in First Year Seminar classes aren’t just theoretical. During the 2009-10 academic year:

• 590 students and 68 instructors completed 1,730 hours of service; and

• the volunteers raised $2,736 donated to worthy causes. (more…)

ISU math Professor Kriloff named ASISU Club Advisor of the Year

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the May 14th, 2010

Cathy Kriloff, Idaho State University Professor of Mathematics, was named Associated Students of ISU Club Advisor of the Year for 2010. (more…)

Idaho State University professor Pfau uses NIH grant to explore effects of asbestos exposure

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

Idaho State University’s Jean Pfau, assistant professor of biological sciences, has been awarded a $191,962 U.S. National Institutes of Health grant to explore the health effects of asbestos at the cellular level.

“We’re trying to understand the way asbestos affects the immune system leading to systemic autoimmune disorders, such as lupus,” Pfau said. (more…)

ISU Oboler Library features art by Sandra Greba

Posted in Exhibits by taylandy on the May 14th, 2010

The current display art area at the Idaho State University Oboler Library will feature art by Sandra Greba through June 30.

Recognized for her botanical accuracy, she is a self-taught artist who strives to capture the intricate details and fragile beauty inherent in flowers and birds. (more…)

Idaho State University offering health education courses for prep students seeking to jump start college

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the May 12th, 2010

Idaho State University Health High School (UHHS) will continue its dual-enrollment health education courses in the summer and fall 2010. Students can take classes for both high school elective and academic college credit.

One of the best aspects of the program is its price per college credit: high school students participating in ISU’s Early College Program have a $65 per credit fee for taking the classes. Regular ISU fees are about $250 per credit. (more…)

Idaho State University’s retiring Denise Bowen helped grow ISU dental hygiene program

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the May 11th, 2010

During the 34 years she has spent working at Idaho State University, Professor Emeritus Denise Bowen said she and her department, dental hygiene, grew up a lot.

"I grew up at Idaho State University personally and professionally," said Bowen, who retired this spring and was awarded emeritus status. "I had a lot of great opportunities here and did a lot of different things that taught me a tremendous amount about life, and being an educator in the health sciences."

She said she has always enjoyed her students and will miss them. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Hundley receives Fulbright research grant to complete study of deaf in Nepal

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the May 3rd, 2010

Idaho State University master’s student Bethany Hundley has been awarded a Fulbright Full Research Scholarship to complete a two-part study on the deaf and deaf literacy in Nepal during the 2010-11 academic school year.

Hundley – who is 80 percent deaf herself, continues to lose hearing and communicates verbally primarily through lip reading – will travel to a deaf school outside Kathmandu and reside there from August through December prior to residing in a rural village to conduct a community study of deafness from January to May. (more…)

Idaho State University confers 2,306 degrees and certificates at 2010 Commencement on May 8

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the May 3rd, 2010

A total of 2,232 graduates received 2,306 degrees and certificates during Idaho State University’s spring commencement ceremonies on May 8 in Holt Arena.

Seventy-one students received multiple certificates and/or degrees.

In addition to the presentation of these degrees and certificates, three distinguished faculty members were acknowledged, nine alumni were recognized for their professional achievement, and 11 outstanding students were recognized. (more…)

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