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Idaho State University Professor Chikashi Sato receives Fulbright Scholarship to teach, conduct research in Nepal

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the April 21st, 2011

Improving the water quality in Nepal is the goal of Idaho State University environmental engineering Professor Chikashi Sato, who has received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach and conduct research in Nepal for seven months.

Sato hopes to contribute to the teaching of the importance of water quality and how to treat water in a cost-effective manner during his stay from January through July 2012. (more…)

Idaho State University appoints Kandi Turley-Ames Dean of the College of Arts and Letters

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the April 21st, 2011

Idaho State University has announced the appointment of Kandi Turley-Ames as founding dean of the ISU College of Arts and Letters.

"Dr. Turley-Ames has done a superb job in working closely with faculty and staff to build the new college," said Provost Gary A. Olson. "She has proven herself to be a true academic leader and the ideal person to serve as permanent dean." (more…)

Local Girl Scouts donate cookies for Idaho State University student soldiers in Iraq

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the April 21st, 2011

Local Girl Scout Troop 423 recently donated about 250 boxes of the organization’s famous cookies to be included in care packages for Idaho State University student soldiers deployed to Iraq with the Idaho National Guard.

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Idaho State University alumni honored with 2011 Professional Achievement Awards

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the April 20th, 2011

Ten Idaho State University alumni will be honored with ISU Professional Achievement Awards at ISU Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 7, in Holt Arena.

Professional Achievement Award recipients are alumni who have made important contributions to their careers or profession, to the social, political or economic well-being of the world around them and have shown continued community and civic involvement in addition to their association with and contributions to Idaho State University.  Individuals selected for these prestigious awards have been out of school at least 10 years and have excelled in their chosen field attaining significant success and accomplishments. (more…)

‘You have to Start to Finish’ school transition, retention project ribbon-cutting ceremony set April 28

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Research by taylandy on the April 20th, 2011

The General Education Department at Idaho State University's (ISU) College of Technology received a $1.2 million dollar "Go On" Grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation earlier this year.

"You have to START to FINISH" is a motto of the General Education Department. With funding from the "Go On" grant, the department has developed a Successful Transitions and Retention Track (START) project. The purpose of START is to develop and enhance access to post-secondary education by GED® students and GED® graduates, and increase retention in a college-level program and completion of a certificate or associates degree. (more…)

Idaho State University cosmetology program Spring Extravaganza Competition and Fashion Show set April 25

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the April 20th, 2011

The Idaho State University Cosmetology Center will host the Spring Extravaganza Competition and Fashion Show on April 25.

The event will take place at the Pond Student Union Ballroom on the Idaho State University Pocatello campus, 1065 South Caesar Chavez Drive. This event will feature cosmetology students from the ISU Cosmetology Program; the School of Hairstyling in Chubbuck; Mr. Juan's, Twin Falls; and the Hair Academy, a Paul Mitchell Partner School in Rexburg.  (more…)

Ecologist Mary Power to deliver Minshall Lecture in Ecology on May 5

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events, Research by taylandy on the April 19th, 2011

Noted ecologist Mary E. Power will deliver the fourth annual G.W. Minshall Lecture in Ecology at 4 p.m. May 5 in Room 10 of the ISU Lecture Center.

The topic of her lecture is "Algal Mediated Connections of River, Watershed, and Coastal Marine Food Webs." (more…)

Idaho State University College of Business to host annual Global Manufacturing Research Group meeting May 3-5

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the April 19th, 2011

The Idaho State University College of Business will host the Global Manufacturing Research Group (GMRG) annual meeting from May 3-5.  

More than 30 operations and supply chain management scholars from 16 different countries are scheduled to attend.  The GMRG, a multi-national community dedicated to the study and improvement of global manufacturing and supply chains, holds its annual meetings in different cities around the world.  Last year it met in Hsinchu near Taipei Taiwan and this year selected Pocatello. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Lauralee Zimmerly honored with National University Dance Educator of the Year Award

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Performing Arts by taylandy on the April 19th, 2011

Idaho State University's Lauralee Zimmerly has been honored with the National University Dance Educator of the Year Award from the National Dance Association (NDA), one of six national groups that comprise the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).

She received the award because of her comprehensive expertise and knowledge in the field of dance; her research projects and writing on dance, her choreography and performance, and her teaching.

 "I am extremely honored," said Zimmerly, ISU associate lecturer in dance. "Initially, it was a total surprise that I was a finalist, and I couldn't believe it. Then, to receive the award at the conference was an even bigger thrill." (more…)

Idaho State University releases economic impact study; indirect and induced economic output is about $312 million

Posted in Featured, Research by taylandy on the April 19th, 2011

The indirect and induced economic output from Idaho State University operations, employee, student and visitor spending is about $312 million annually.

This is one of the highlights of the "Idaho State University Economic Impact Study," which was released Tuesday by ISU officials.

"We are proud of our contributions to the social and economic development of the local community, the region and the state," said ISU President Arthur C. Vailas. "In purely economic terms, as the study shows, ISU’s contribution to the region is significant and is projected to become even larger during the rest of the decade." (more…)

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