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Idaho State University spring enrollment announced

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

Idaho State University's 10th-day spring 2011 semester total student headcount enrollment of 12,173 students is down from last year's enrollment, primarily due to differences in how enrollment is now calculated.

Last year, ISU reported a record student total headcount of 14,521 for spring semester (spring 2010 enrollment was up 14 percent over spring 2009) so this year's total represents a decrease of 16.2 percent from last spring.

"We show a decline, but this is mainly because of differences in how enrollment is calculated," said Vince Miller, director of ISU Institutional Research. (more…)

Idaho State University International Night 2011 welcomes community April 9

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the March 18th, 2011

The Idaho State University International Student Association invites the whole community to experience the beautiful and exuberant culture of the world at ISU International Night 2011 on Saturday, April 9, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The annual event will run from 6 to 9 p.m.

The theme for this year's dinner is "A Smile is International." The evening will offer a dinner featuring specialties from five countries, dances, a fashion show, a flag show and a raffle. (more…)

Sick Puppies to perform with guests at ISU Holt Arena April 25

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the March 17th, 2011

Sick Puppies, an Australian rock group, will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 25 in the Idaho State University Holt Arena.

Sick Puppies was formed in 1997 and consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Shimon Moore, bassist Emma Anzai, and drummer Mark Goodwin.  The trio has released three albums including their latest, "Tri-Polar" in 2009, and their all-acoustic album "Polar Opposite" in 2011. (more…)

Idaho State University Health Fair April 21-22 will feature more than 60 health learning centers

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the March 17th, 2011

The Idaho State University Health Fair 2011 – celebrating its 31st year – is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 21-22, and will feature more than 60 learning centers on a variety of health issues.

Examples of services offered at the fair include everything from body-fat screenings and tests of grip strength, to nervous system evaluations and home health and hospice information. Other learning centers will provide blood pressure readings, a medication brown bag for participants to bring in their medicines and ask pharmacy students about them, and hearing screening tests, to name a few.

The annual free Health Fair is sponsored by the ISU Division of Health Sciences and Portneuf Medical Center. It will be held in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom. (more…)

Idaho State University professor Alan Johnson publishes book ‘Out of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature and the Geography of Displacement’

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the March 17th, 2011

Idaho State University English Professor Alan Johnson's book "Out of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature and the Geography of Displacement" will be released in April.

"Out of Bounds" focuses on the crucial role of iconic colonial Indian spaces and how they played a role in the literary and social production of British India.  Johnson compares how jungles, cantonments, cities, hill stations, bazaars and clubs operated as themes in the adoption of Anglo-India culture. (more…)

Idaho Museum of Natural History to present youth Natural History Academy classes for youth beginning March 30

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the March 17th, 2011

Spring is here and the Idaho Museum of Natural History will offer a series of Natural History Academy Classes for youth beginning March 30.

All classes will be held at the Idaho Museum of Natural History on the Idaho State University Campus.  Registration is offered by mail or in person and is on a first-come first-serve basis.  All classes are from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. 

 For more information contact Rebecca A. Thorn-Ferrel, 208-282-2195 or thorrebe@isu.edu, or visit the website http://imnh.isu.edu.

The available classes and schedule is listed below. (more…)

Idaho State University Provost Olson announces resignation

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the March 15th, 2011

Idaho State University Provost, Gary Olson, announced today that he would step down as provost at the end of his current contract on June 25.

"We made a great deal of progress over the last two years," Olson said. "And now I believe it is time to consider other opportunities." (more…)

Davis Gallery to present spring 2011 Idaho State University Senior Art Exhibition through April 1

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the March 14th, 2011

The Spring 2011 Senior Exhibition by will be on display from March 15 to April 1 at the John B. Davis Gallery in the Idaho State University Fine Arts Building.

The show will feature work from seniors, Lyndsey Barnes, Camille Elmer, Taylor Hansen, Nikcole I. King and Kierstin Smothermon who will all graduate May 2011 from the Department of Art and Pre-Architecture. (more…)

Two-time Grammy Award-winner Jakob Dylan to receive honorary Doctor of Letters from Idaho State University

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the March 14th, 2011

Idaho State University will award an honorary Doctor of Letters to two-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan at its spring 2011 commencement ceremonies on May 7.

This will mark the first honorary degree conferred through the newly formed ISU College of Arts and Letters. (more…)

Idaho State University researchers study promising drug for treating pancreatic cancer

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured, Research by taylandy on the March 14th, 2011

A promising drug for treating pancreatic cancer – the type of cancer that has recently struck Apple CEO Steve Jobs and actor Patrick Swayze – is being studied by a team of Idaho State University researchers.

The researchers' efforts have been bolstered by a Higher Education Research Council $50,000 grant from the Idaho State Board of Education.

"At this time, pancreatic cancer has low survival rates, about 4 to 6 percent after five years, and there are no good drugs for its treatment," said Alok Bhushan, ISU pharmacy professor. "We are studying a newly synthesized compound that, in initial studies, is effective against pancreatic cancer cells and is not toxic." (more…)

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