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Idaho Museum of Natural History building renovation proceeding, new galleries to open in fall

Posted in Exhibits by taylandy on the June 30th, 2010

Renovations to the Idaho State Museum of Natural History, including the construction of a new elevator, are proceeding and the Museum’s galleries are scheduled to open this fall.

“We’re making great progress in the renovation of the building and the gallery areas, but the re-opening of the galleries, originally announced for July 1, have been postponed until this fall, at a date to be announced,” said Herbert Maschner, Museum director.  (more…)

Idaho State University engineering Professor and Chair Mousavinezhad honored by American Society for Engineering Education

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the June 28th, 2010

The American Society for Engineering Education has recognized Idaho State University electrical engineering and computer science Professor and Chair S. Hossein Mousavinezhad as an ASEE Campus Representative for its Pacific Northwest section.

Mousavinezhad received the award at the ASEE's annual conference in Louisville, Ky., this month, where he also presented a paper on bioelectromagnetics, his area of teaching/research interests. In addition, he moderated a panel discussion titled Teaching and Learning, Research with Technology featuring panelists from academia, industry and the National Science Foundation. (more…)

Idaho State University students have opportunity to learn Turkish language from Fulbright teacher during 2010-11 academic year

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the June 28th, 2010

Because it has received a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FTLA) in Turkish, Idaho State University will offer Turkish language classes during the 2010-11 academic year.

“This is a one-time opportunity for the next academic year for students to take Turkish language classes at Idaho State University,” said Sharon Sieber, ISU professor of Spanish and ISU campus Fulbright program Advisor. “The U.S. State Department has classified Turkish as a critical language and it is a Fulbright Strategic Language.  Students interested in a Fulbright to Turkey would be eligible to apply after taking a full year of Elementary Turkish at ISU.” (more…)

Idaho State University Summer Band Concert set June 30 at Stephens Center

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the June 25th, 2010

The Idaho State University Summer Band will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H.Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

The Summer Band is directed by Patrick Brooks, ISU director of bands. Guest soloist with this year’s Summer Band is Kimberly Fullerton on clarinet, and Angela Clayton will guest conduct. (more…)

Idaho State University Treasure Valley alumni and friends barbecue is July 10

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the June 24th, 2010

Alumni, friends and family are invited to the annual Idaho State University Treasure Valley Barbecue, Saturday, July 10, noon-4 p.m., at Ivywild Park, 416 W. Ivywild St., in Boise.

ISU President Arthur Vailas will speak at 1:30 p.m., and food will be served until 2 p.m. (more…)

Region V Small Business Development Center in Pocatello hires new consultant Mike Hope

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the June 23rd, 2010

The Region V Small Business Development Center in Pocatello, affiliated with the Idaho State University College of Business and the state SBDC office in Boise, is pleased to announce that Mike Hope has been hired as a consultant and trainer. (more…)

Idaho State University announces leadership change at Idaho Museum of Natural History

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the June 23rd, 2010

Idaho State University has announced a leadership change at the Idaho Museum of Natural History: Herbert Maschner, ISU anthropology research professor and current museum anthropology curator and division director, will replace outgoing director Ernest “Skip” Lohse.

"Dr. Lohse has done a wonderful job of bringing the Idaho Museum of Natural History to a new level of quality and scholarship, making the Museum much more research orientated," said Gary Olson, ISU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. "Dr. Maschner will build on these efforts and help the IMNH become a first-rate research museum." (more…)

Idaho State University team creates computer desktop to help researchers worldwide access hydrological data

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the June 22nd, 2010

Hydrological data – information about the movement, distribution, and quality of water throughout the United States – that may have formerly taken weeks to laboriously gather, will soon be available after a few mouse “clicks,” thanks in part to a computer desktop application being created by Idaho State University researchers.

“Ten years ago it took me about a month or more to gather basic data on Washington’s Yakima River when I was preparing to do my master’s thesis,” said Daniel P. Ames, ISU geosciences professor and Idaho State University’s 2009-10 Distinguished Researcher. (more…)

Idaho State University Rodeo Team member place nationally at College National Finals Rodeo

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the June 21st, 2010

Idaho State University Rodeo Team members Montana Barlow, Cy Eames, Kim Sanford and Kyle VanBiezen competed at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) held in June in Casper, Wyo.

Eames, a freshman from Gooding, placed third in the nation for tie-down roping, with an average of 45.7 seconds on four runs. His best time was 9.7 seconds. He received the $1,000 Bill Robinson Award for his placing. In the final rookie standings, Eames placed sixth in the nation. In addition to tie-down roping, Eames competed in the team roping event but did not place. (more…)

Comedic musician Carrington in concert Nov. 20 at ISU; tickets go on sale June 25

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the June 21st, 2010

Idaho State University will present Rodney Carrington in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 25, at 10 a.m. (more…)

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