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Idaho State University appoints Herbert Maschner director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the March 31st, 2011

Idaho State University has announced that anthropology research Professor Herbert Maschner will serve as the permanent director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History.

Maschner, who this spring received the 2011 Idaho Academy of Science Distinguished Scientist Award, has served as interim director since June 2010.

 "The search committee was unanimous that Dr. Maschner should be appointed director," said ISU Provost Gary Olson. "He has brought vision and great energy to the Museum. He's clearly the ideal person for the job." (more…)

Electrifying physics demonstration set April 2 at Pine Ridge Mall

Posted in Events by taylandy on the March 31st, 2011

The Idaho State University Department of Physics and the ISU Society of Physics Students invite everyone to join them at the Pine Ridge Mall on Saturday, April 2 for electrifying physics demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. There will be physics demonstrations and hands-on science exhibits featuring a Van DeGraff electrostatic generator, an electromagnetic rail gun and liquid nitrogen.

There will also be free ice cream for kids made in minutes with the help of liquid nitrogen. Come and enjoy science fun for the whole family.

ISU Danson members, dance faculty perform, participate at American College Dance Festival

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the March 31st, 2011

Presenting a dance performance at the final gala was a highlight for Idaho State University dance students and teaching classes was a highlight for ISU faculty at the American College Dance Festival (ACDF) Northwest Conference held recently in Moscow. 

ISU Department of Dance faculty and 16 members of the ISU student dance club Danson traveled to northern Idaho to participate in the conference. The faculty taught and students performed. (more…)

ISU Health Sciences Research Day activities set April 14-15 in Pocatello, Meridian

Posted in Events, Research by taylandy on the March 28th, 2011

"Bridging Research and Practice" is the theme of the Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences 22nd Annual Research Day, Friday, April 15, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Pocatello, and 8:30 to 1 p.m., in Meridian.

New this year is an April 14 pre-conference titled "Translational Science Primer," presented by the ISU Division of Health Sciences and the Institute of Translational Health Sciences in Seattle.  It will run from 1:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on both campuses.

To register for the pre-conference and review both events’ schedules, visit the Research Day website. (more…)

CPA examination review course registration underway; Saturday classes, one Friday class to be held May 21-Aug. 6

Posted in Academics, Events by taylandy on the March 24th, 2011

Accountants wishing to prepare for the Idaho State Board of Accountancy Certified Public Accounting examination may register now for the annual ISU College of Business CPA examination review course, scheduled to begin May 21.

The course is segmented in four components and consists of 11 Saturday sessions and one Friday session through Aug. 6. It has been tailored to accommodate the computer-based testing format used for the actual examination.

Sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Saturday, and from 5 to 9 p.m. for the Friday session. (more…)

ISU Communication Sciences and Disorders hosts 20th anniversary conference April 7-8 in Meridian

Posted in Academics, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the March 24th, 2011

The conference in Meridian is titled  "What’s Next?" and will feature lectures and panel discussions presented by Idaho State University, regional and national experts in the fields of audiology, sign language interpreting and speech-language pathology.

Keynote speakers are Dr. Paul Deputy, the dean of the College of Education and Human Service Professions at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and Dr. Jeff Brockett, associate professor and director of the Audiology Program at Idaho State University. (more…)

Idaho State University Professor, Director Herbert Maschner receives Idaho Academy of Science Distinguished Scientist Award

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the March 23rd, 2011

Idaho State University's Herbert Maschner, research anthropology professor and interim director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History, has been awarded the 2011 Idaho Academy of Science Distinguished Scientist Award and will be honored April 1.

Maschner was selected because of his "very impressive and lengthy record of research accomplishments that span a wide range of interdisciplinary topics," according to Sara Heggland, president of the Idaho Academy of Science, and professor and chair of biology at the College of Idaho. (more…)

Idaho State University new freshman registration set the week of April 11 in Pocatello, Idaho Falls

Posted in Featured by taylandy on the March 23rd, 2011

Idaho State University has scheduled New Freshman Registration 2011 for high school graduates and other new freshmen for the week of April 11.

If you are planning to attend Idaho State University on the Pocatello campus, New Freshman Registration will be held on April 12, 13, and 15, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. in the Pond Student Union. Check-in is at 8 a.m. in the Cesar Chavez Foyer, outside of the Bengal Theatre. Please call 282-3277 for more information on Pocatello Freshman Registration.

If you are planning to attend classes in Idaho Falls, an afternoon program will be offered on Thursday, April 14, starting with student check-in at 3 p.m. in the Samuel H. Bennion Student Union Building at University Place, 1784 Science Center Drive.  The event will conclude at approximately 6:30 p.m.  Parents and spouses are welcome.  Call 282-7800 for more information on Idaho Falls Freshman Registration. (more…)

Idaho State University continues ‘Be Advised’ program to benefit students

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the March 22nd, 2011

Idaho State University is continuing its "Be Advised" campaign to encourage students to reap the benefits of good advising prior to registering for fall classes in April.

"Advising is the cornerstone of a successful experience at Idaho State University," said JoAnn Hertz, director of ISU Central Academic Advising. "Interaction with departmental faculty who are experts in their field provides an advantage to any student who seeks it." (more…)

Early Childhood Conference set April 1-2 at Idaho State University Pond Student Union

Posted in Uncategorized by taylandy on the March 22nd, 2011

"Focus on Children" is the theme of the Eastern Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) Early Childhood Conference April 1-2 at the Idaho State University Pond Student Union.

The event's keynote speaker is Jerry Tello, an internationally recognized authority in family strengthening, therapeutic healing, cross-cultural issues and motivational speaking. Tello is the author of children's books, professional publications and culturally based curricula. He has received numerous awards including the Ambassador of Peace award and Presidential Crime Victims Service award. For more information about Tello, visit

Check-in is from 7:30 to 8 a.m. on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2. (more…)

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