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Hooligans to host Stephens Scholarship Foosball Tournament for Idaho State University veteran students

Posted in Uncategorized by taylandy on the May 26th, 2011

Hooligans Pub will sponsor the 5th annual Blake Stephens Memorial Foosball Tournament on June 12 to raise money for veterans' scholarships at Idaho State University. (more…)

Idaho Summer Repertory presents community musical “Annie”

Posted in Uncategorized by taylandy on the May 26th, 2011

The heartwarming Broadway classic "Annie" is opening Friday, June 17,  at 7:30 p.m. in the Idaho State University Beverly B. Bistline Theatre of the Stephens Performing Arts Center, with encore performances June 18, 20 and 23-25, all at 7:30 p.m. (more…)

The Couch Potato Effect: Can you satisfy a goal by watching others?

Posted in ISU-Boise, Research by franemil on the May 24th, 2011

            You sit on the couch and watch people cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon. You tune into “The Biggest Loser” and see contestants drop pounds. Your coworker lands a big job promotion.

            Does watching someone complete a goal motivate us to complete a similar goal?  How do the goals of others impact our own efforts?  

            Idaho State University assistant psychology professor, Kathleen McCulloch, Ph.D., explores these questions in an article titled “Vicarious goal satiation in the May issue, (volume 47, issue 3)  of  the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. (more…)

GED Graduation Honors 385 Local Students

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events by franemil on the May 20th, 2011

More than 385 students who have completed the General Educational Development (GED) test between June 4, 2010, and May 19, 2011, will be recognized during graduation ceremonies scheduled for May 20, at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center on the Idaho State University campus. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. (more…)

Kregg Aytes Named College of Business Interim Dean

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by franemil on the May 20th, 2011

Idaho State University has appointed Kregg Aytes interim dean of the College of Business.

            “Professor Aytes is the ideal person to serve in an interim capacity until we can conduct a national search for a permanent dean,” said ISU Provost Gary Olson. “He will bring energy and new ideas to college as we enter the new academic year.” (more…)

ISU Japanese Club Raises $20,000 for Earthquake Relief

Posted in Blogroll, Featured by franemil on the May 20th, 2011

The Idaho State University Japanese Club has raised approximately $20,000 for the Japan Red Cross’s earthquake relief efforts. The amount received is almost double what the club had originally pledged to raise for the relief fund. (more…)

ISU Outdoor Adventure Center Sets Summer Workshops

Posted in Uncategorized by franemil on the May 20th, 2011

The Idaho State University Outdoor Adventure Center invites all student, faculty, and community members to participate in the summer workshops running May 21-June 12. Workshops include Beginning Rock Climbing, River Rescue, and Beginning Kayaking.


ISU College of Technology faculty and staff honored

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the May 10th, 2011

The Idaho State University College of Technology recently recognized staff, faculty, and community honorees during a recognition reception.

Each year the College of Technology recognizes two faculty members for their outstanding efforts as instructors, student advocates, professionals, and colleagues. This year the College recognizes Dr. Marcella Enos and Rick Fuger as the Outstanding Achievement Award recipients. (more…)

Idaho State University Fencing Club members qualify for national competition

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the May 10th, 2011

Six Idaho State University Fencing Club members qualified for the 2011 USA Fencing National Championships in Reno, Nev., July 1-10.

Eight ISU Fencing Club members competed at the Utah-Southern Idaho Division USA Qualifiers Tournament in April in Utah. The top four in each men's event qualified, and the top three in each women's event qualified.  Because three women qualified ISU will have the first senior women's epee team from the Southeast Idaho area, according to Ashley Ferguson, ISU Fencing Club secretary. (more…)

Idaho State University Health High School continues dual enrollment for prep students summer and fall 2011, spring 2012

Posted in Academics, Events by taylandy on the May 10th, 2011

Idaho State University Health High School (UHHS) will continue its dual-enrollment health-related courses with two courses for summer of 2011, four classes in the fall and five in the spring of 2012. Qualified high school students may take web classes for both high school elective and academic college credit.

One of the best aspects of the program is its price per college credit: high school students participating in ISU's Early College Program have a $65 per credit hour fee for taking the classes. Regular ISU part-time fees are currently $273 per credit. (more…)

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