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Idaho State University will confer 2,363 degrees and certificates at 2012 commencement on May 5

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the April 27th, 2012

A total of 2,283 graduates will receive 2,363 degrees and certificates during Idaho State University's spring commencement ceremonies, which will begin at 10 a.m. May 5 in Holt Arena.

Seventy-five students will receive multiple certificates and/or degrees.

In addition to the presentation of these degrees and certificates, three distinguished faculty members will be acknowledged, 10 alumni will be recognized for their professional achievement, and 13 outstanding students will be recognized. (more…)

Idaho State University Bengal Dancers place high in two national competitions

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the April 27th, 2012

Since 2002, Idaho State University's Bengal Dancers have been placing in the top 10 in national competitions. This season, coach Kolissa Manchan's second year with the team, the dancers earned high marks at two national competitions this spring. (more…)

Michael J. Byrne to receive Honorary Doctor of Letters from Idaho State University at May 5 commencement

Posted in Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the April 27th, 2012

Idaho State University will award an honorary Doctor of Letters to Michael J. Byrne, past president of the ISU Foundation Board of Directors and current chair of the Board, at ISU Commencement May 5. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian will confer 195 degrees at May 7 commencement; renowned Boise physician Ted Epperly to speak

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the April 26th, 2012

Melanie Person has always been fascinated with psychology.  When she graduated from high school in 1995, a teacher wrote in her yearbook, "I look forward to discussing psychoanalysis with you in the future, Dr. Person."

Well, she's ready for that discussion. Person is receiving her doctorate in counselor education and counseling Monday, May 7 during Idaho State University-Meridian’s commencement ceremony. It starts at 6 p.m. at the Boise Centre, 850 W. Front Street.  ISU-Meridian will confer 195 degrees—the majority in the health professions and health sciences. (more…)

Idaho State University students organize three-band performance for Idaho Falls The Haven Shelter fundraiser

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the April 26th, 2012

Three Idaho State University students, Chelsey Gasser, Ben Howard and Colette Redden, from the Idaho Falls campus have planned a charity concert for The Haven Shelter on Friday, May 4, at the Red Lion Hotel located at 475 River Parkway in Idaho Falls.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. and entertainment will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $5. (more…)

Idaho State University Danson concert set May 1-3 at Frazier Hall

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the April 26th, 2012

Danson, Idaho State University’s student dance club, will present its 34th annual Danson concert at 7:30 p.m. May 1-3 in Frazier Hall. 

Doors open at 7 p.m. and a goodwill donation of $7 is being asked to cover the students' expenses. (more…)

Idaho State University co-sponsors mental illness, suicide and bullying statewide videoconference set May 9

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the April 24th, 2012

The Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, together with the Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health, have scheduled a statewide videoconference May 9 to increase awareness and understanding of the mental health needs of Idaho's children and teens. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Shropshire, DeVeaux receive National Science Foundation Award of $247,000 for undergraduate research

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the April 24th, 2012

The National Science Foundation has awarded Idaho State University physics Professor and Principal Investigator Steve Shropshire $247,732 through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program to support undergraduate research. 

Eight undergraduate students from across the United States will be selected from 113 applications to participate each year for three years in a 10-week nuclear physics, radiobiology, and nuclear engineering research and education experience at ISU. This year, one of the eight students selected is from ISU. (more…)

Ten Idaho State University alumni honored with 2012 Professional Achievement Awards

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the April 24th, 2012

Ten Idaho State University alumni will be honored with ISU Professional Achievement Awards at ISU Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 5, 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.

Professional Achievement Award recipients for 2012 are:  Stephen L. Beckley, from Fort Collins, Colo., College of Arts and Letters, Fine Arts and Humanities; Jason Bohne, Frederick, Md., College of Arts and Letters, Social and Behavioral Sciences; James W. Mahar, Pocatello, College of Science and Engineering, Natural and Physical Sciences; Frank A. Angelo, Avon, Conn., College of Science and Engineering, Engineering; Brent Fauré, Pocatello, College of Education; Gary D. Campbell, Houston, Texas, College of Business; Darwin Pugmire, Meridian, College of Technology; Peter See-Kong Woo, Indio, Calif., College of Pharmacy; Enid Davis, Idaho Falls, Division of Health Sciences; and Alene Harrison, Orem, Utah, Division of Health Sciences, School of Nursing. (more…)

Idaho State University calendar of events, April 20-May 10

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the April 20th, 2012

 ISU Coming Events: April 20-May 10

The Idaho State University Office of Marketing and Communications distributes this event calendar to let the public and media know about upcoming non-athletic events at the University. This information is intended for release in print and broadcast events calendars. Various events calendars with more complete information are available online at the website

A copy of this release can also be accessed via ISU’s homepage at Information about ISU athletic events is available at The area code for all phone numbers is 208 unless otherwise noted. The phone number for Marketing and Communications is (208) 282-3620. (more…)

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