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ISU National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration set Feb. 5 at Reed Gymnasium

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the January 18th, 2011

The registration period is open for this year's celebration in recognition of National Girls and Women in Sports Day that is scheduled from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Idaho State University Reed Gymnasium.

"Play, Believe, Achieve!" is the national theme for this year's day and serves to acknowledge the importance of sport participation for women and girls. This is the 12th year ISU has hosted this event. (more…)

Idaho State University receives Carnegie Foundation Research University-High academic designation

Posted in Academics, Featured, Research by taylandy on the January 18th, 2011

The Carnegie Foundation announced today its rankings of U.S. colleges and universities and Idaho State University has catapulted to Research University-High status. ISU is one of 98 institutions in the country in this prestigious group.

This classification is second only to the highest category Research University-Very High, with 108 universities holding this elite designation. Combined, these two research categories represent less than 5 percent of the nation's 4,663 institutions of higher education. (more…)

ISU WeLEAD to sponsor research poster presentations on Jan. 27

Posted in Academics, Events, Research by taylandy on the January 18th, 2011

The Idaho State University WeLEAD (Women empowered to Learn, Educate, Advance and Develop) Project will present the fifth annual WeLEAD Research Symposium from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27,  in the A, B and C Suites of the Rendezvous Complex. (more…)

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Wellness Center & Sports Complex taking shape; construction could begin by 2013

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the January 14th, 2011

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, with collaboration from the Idaho State University's Institute of Rural Health, have committed resources and staff to construct a fully-integrated, centrally-located community center at Fort Hall focused on health and wellness. (more…)

Annual Idaho State University art faculty exhibition runs through Jan. 28 at Davis Gallery

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the January 13th, 2011

The Idaho State University annual Art Faculty Exhibition will continue through Jan. 28 at the John B. Davis Gallery in the Fine Arts Building.

This event is free and open to the public. (more…)

Idaho State University Taste of France set Feb. 5 in Pond Student Union Ballroom

Posted in Events by taylandy on the January 13th, 2011

The Idaho State University French Club will sponsor its 11th annual Taste of France dinner and entertainment night on the theme “Life in Pink” on Saturday, Feb. 5, in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The French Club will serve an authentic French meal. Dinner will include beef burgundy, vegetable stew, green salad, French bread, French cheese and chocolate mousse. (more…)

Idaho State University College of Technology receives $1.2 million contract

Posted in Featured by taylandy on the January 11th, 2011

The General Education Department at Idaho State University's College of Technology will receive a $1.2 million dollar 'Go On' Grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. ISU is one of six Idaho colleges receiving grant funding to improve Idaho's low student retention rates.

ISU College of Technology was selected because they have accredited two-year programs leading to technical certificates, associate degrees and four-year transfer options. The College also has an onsite Adult Basic Education (ABE) program that leads to General Educational Development (GED) certification, a key college entrance portal for non-traditional students. (more…)

Harlem Gospel Choir to perform Jan. 19 at Idaho State University as part of ‘A Season of Note’

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the January 5th, 2011

The Idaho State University a "Season of Note" series will present the Harlem Gospel Choir at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)

Eliminating sagebrush on rangeland increases risk of invasive weed invasion, suggests Idaho State University studies

Posted in Academics, Research by taylandy on the January 3rd, 2011

Goodbye sagebrush, hello to a lot more weeds?

Recent peer-reviewed papers published by Idaho State University researchers document that when sagebrush is removed from Northern Rocky Mountain areas, exotic weeds move in. The study the papers are written about occurred near Barton Road in Pocatello.

"This is something land managers and ranchers may want to keep in mind," said Matt Germino, ISU associate professor of biological sciences. "Historically, sagebrush has been eradicated from rangeland and it still is through wildfire, some management actions and other uses. Sagebrush can be thought of as a 'foundation plant species' that can sculpt the plant, animal, and microbial life around itself in many areas of the West, and its disappearance from the landscape has repercussions." (more…)

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