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Idaho State University to host Spin-a-thon to benefit Idaho’s hungry

Posted in Events by taylandy on the September 17th, 2010

Idaho State University will host a Spin-a-thon to benefit the Idaho Condor Nutrition Team, The Idaho Food Bank and numerous university clubs. (more…)

Idaho Museum of Natural History announces docent training schedule for fall

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the September 17th, 2010

Beginning Oct. 7, the Idaho Museum of Natural History will hold docent training classes for individuals interested in working with the museum.

A docent is a volunteer teacher who learns about the museum’s exhibits and presents the information to visitors and school groups. Docents at the Idaho Museum of Natural History will learn about Idaho’s past through the rocks, landscape, fossils, prehistoric peoples and wildlife. (more…)

National news website ranks Idaho State University seventh safest college campus in the United States

Posted in Featured by taylandy on the September 17th, 2010

Idaho State University has been ranked the seventh safest campus in the United States by The Daily Beast, a national news website.

This is the second consecutive year that ISU was ranked as one of the 10 safest campuses in the nation. (more…)

Theatre ISU to present ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ Oct. 1-2, 7-9

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

The L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center will host Theatre ISU's 80th Year Celebration Season beginning with the Viewer's Choice Winner, "You Can’t Take It With You" opening Friday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Beverly B. Bistline Theatre. 

Theatre has a long and rich tradition at Idaho State University and this year marks their 80th year on campus.  To celebrate and kick things off, Theatre ISU will revive the 1930’s Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, "You Can’t Take It With You."  First performed on Frazier Hall's stage in 1939, Theatre ISU is taking another crack at this hilarious fan favorite.  (more…)

Idaho State University has new initiatives to foster technical transfer, provide data to Idaho business

Posted in Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the September 15th, 2010

Idaho State University has announced new commitments to increase economic development and to partner with business and other government agencies. The University has created new technology transfer services and the College of Business has unveiled Bengal Solutions, which can provide a variety of services, including market research, to Idaho businesses.

"We have new initiatives in place for technological and commercial transfer of patents, business startups and intellectual property," said Pamela Crowell, ISU Vice President for Research and Economic Development. "We’re going to work closely with faculty to provide the tools and resources they need to get their ideas to the marketplace." (more…)

Idaho State University’s Blanton receives nutritional research grant from Idaho Beef Council; study volunteers needed

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the September 15th, 2010

Idaho State University dietetics assistant professor Cynthia Blanton has been awarded a $91,000 grant from the Idaho Beef Council and is looking for 75 female undergraduate students to participate in her study.

Blanton is studying the effect of nutrition on cognitive performance. She will track female undergraduate students ages 19 to 30 for 16-week periods over the next 20 months, completing the study within in two years (more…)

Bicentennial Chopin celebration featuring ISU’s Neiwirth, Bond set Sept. 25 in Pocatello, Oct. 18 in Blackfoot

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

The Idaho State University Department of Music’s Mark Neiwirth and Kori Bond will perform the complete works by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) in celebration of the bicentennial year of his birth on Sept. 25 in Pocatello and Oct. 18 in Blackfoot. (more…)

Holiday card contest open to ISU students: top prize $1,000, entry deadline Oct. 11

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

Idaho State University undergraduate and graduate students can enter a contest to create the design for this year’s ISU holiday card. The contest winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship, the runner up a $500 scholarship.

The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Oct. 11 and the winning selection will be announced by Oct. 15. Entrants should try to capture the spirit and beauty of the holiday season, while thematically incorporating ISU. The winning entry will appear on the University holiday card, which is sent to thousands of University family members and supporters. (more…)

Idaho State University listed by G.I. Jobs as Military Friendly School for second consecutive year

Posted in Academics, Events by taylandy on the September 14th, 2010

Idaho State University is listed as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs for the second consecutive year.

The recently announced list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority for recruiting students with military experience. (more…)

29th annual Pocatello Pump is Sept. 18-19 at Pocatello’s Ross Park

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the September 13th, 2010

In its 29th year, the Idaho State University Pocatello Pump set Sept. 18 and 19 is the oldest bouldering competition in the United States.

It takes place on the basalt cliffs of Pocatello’s Ross Park, and runs from 8 a.m. to early afternoon Saturday, Sept. 18.  The Pump takes most of the afternoon off so participants can take advantage of the CW HOG Pig Out dinner adjacent to the climbing area. Climbing resumes Sunday, Sept. 19, at 7 a.m. The awards ceremony is at 6 p.m. (more…)

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