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ISU Society of Physics Students honored by American Institute of Physics

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the July 29th, 2011

The ISU Society of Physics Students (SPS) has earned the Blake Lilly Award by the American Institute of Physics for their science outreach to Idaho schools and community groups, and public science presentations.

Club members and physics faculty visit more than 40 schools and community groups a year for science presentations, activities, and workshops. They also organize a "Punk’n Chuck" competition and the Southeast Idaho Science Olympics, and present an annual public science demonstration show on the ISU campus. (more…)

Idaho State University retired employees reunion set

Posted in Uncategorized by taylandy on the July 29th, 2011

Idaho State University's retired employees will hold their eighth annual reunion on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Juniper Hills Country Club. All retired ISU faculty and staff and spouses, as well as spouses of deceased retirees are invited to attend.

No-host social activities start at 5:30 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. (more…)

ISU Online Student Services receives Technology Resource Management Council IT Achievement Award

Posted in Uncategorized by taylandy on the July 21st, 2011

Idaho State University online student services have been recognized with a 2011 Idaho Technology Resource Management Council IT Achievement Award. (more…)

Idaho Museum of Natural History gets boost from INL; will use 3-D imagery system for research

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the July 20th, 2011

A sophisticated 3-D imagery system on loan from the Idaho National Laboratory is giving a boost to the Idaho State University and the Idaho Museum of Natural History, allowing tremendous displays of the Museum’s virtual collections and expanding research capabilities in the College of Science and Engineering and elsewhere on campus.

Personnel from the Museum and the INL demonstrated an IQ-Station displaying 3-D images from Museum's virtual collections on Wednesday. The IQ-Station is on loan from the INL Center for Advanced Energy Studies. (more…)

ISU College of Technology computer software program expanding to mobile device programming

Posted in Academics by taylandy on the July 20th, 2011

Students in the Computer Software Development Technology (CSDT) program at Idaho State University's College of Technology learn to design and develop stand-alone and web-based computer applications to meet various business needs.  They also learn how to upgrade and modify existing applications and how to function well in a team environment. (more…)

ISU psychology students earn research grants, scholarships to study the spinal cord

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

Idaho State University psychology students Misty Strain and Hillary Swann have recently have been awarded research grants and scholarships to conduct spinal cord research.

Both students are members of psychology Assistant Professor Michele Brumley’s Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience Lab at ISU. (more…)

American Nuclear Society recognizes Idaho State University/Idaho National Lab Professor Dunzik-Gougar

Posted in Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the July 15th, 2011

LA GRANGE PARK, Ill. – Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar, Ph.D., assistant professor of nuclear engineering at the Institute of Nuclear Engineering at Idaho National Laboratory and Idaho State University, received a Presidential Citation from the American Nuclear Society (ANS) for her contributions to the Society during the incident in Fukushima, Japan, announced ANS President Eric P. Loewen, Ph.D. recently.

In discussing the presentation of the Citation, Loewen said, "Dr. Dunzik-Gougar worked tirelessly during the crisis in order to help the Society dispel myths about nuclear science and technology and we thank Mary Lou. On behalf of all of our members we are proud to be associated with Dr. Dunzik-Gougar." (more…)

Idaho State University study: intense, short-term livestock grazing can benefit rangeland, according to recent published study

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the July 13th, 2011

Intense livestock grazing over a relatively short period of time can benefit rangelands, according to a study published by Idaho State University researchers.

"The most important thing demonstrated by our study is that grazing can be a positive tool for range management," said Keith Weber, director of the ISU GIS Training and Research Center. "Our study plot that featured intense, short-term grazing had 10 percent more soil moisture than other sites."

Weber and ISU GIS Ph.D. alum Bhushan Gokhale published the study "Effect of grazing on soil-water content in semiarid rangelands of southeast Idaho" in the Journal of Arid Environments (more…)

Idaho State University Physician Assistant program featured in national magazine

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the July 12th, 2011

POCATELLO/MERIDIAN – Pick up a copy of this month's "PA Professional" and you just might see a familiar face or two on the cover.

Idaho State University's Physician Assistant Program is the cover story of "PA Professional’s" June/July issue, the national trade magazine published by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

The three-page article titled, "In Sync With Distance Learning—Answering the Call for More Providers," discusses the growth of the program in Pocatello, the expansion to the Meridian Health Science Center and how classrooms on both campuses are linked seamlessly through distance-learning technology. (more…)

Idaho State University AmeriCorps programs benefit Idaho communities

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the July 12th, 2011

The AmeriCorps program has had a profound effect on 27-year-old Cassie Stover of Hazelton, who has been an AmeriCorps health advocate for Head Start in the Burley-Twin Falls area for most of the last year.

"AmeriCorps not only allowed me to participate in a program my heart is truly invested in, but it also allowed me to reach into my own community and do volunteer activities outside of Head Start," said Stover, who finishes her one-year AmeriCorps commitment in August.

"My personal growth," she continued, "has really come out in the last year. I’ve found a sense of not only family, but community as well."

Stover, a mother of four children ages 2 to 8, has for years participated in the Idaho Head Start/Early Head Start program, which is geared towards children from birth to age 5. After being selected as an AmeriCorps member by one of two AmeriCorps programs administered by the Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health, Stover was able to give back to the Head Start program she loves. (more…)

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