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Idaho State University Red Hill ‘I’ deemed safety risk; trail below it closed, committee to discuss options

Posted in Uncategorized by taylandy on the July 29th, 2013

Idaho State University officials have determined the iconic "I" on Red Hill in Pocatello poses a safety risk and a committee comprised of students, faculty, alumni and community members has been formed to make recommendations on the structure’s future.

            "As we review the issues identified in the three studies, our goal is to preserve the history of this university and resolve any safety concerns," said Arthur C. Vailas, ISU President. (more…)

Idaho State University undergrad Emily Valerio receives 2013 Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the July 26th, 2013

CANYON, TX – Emily Valerio, a senior in chemistry at Idaho State University, has been awarded a prize in the U.S. Department of Energy's Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards competition.

Valerio's award is in the Undergraduate Competition. Her award-winning research paper, "Spectroscopic On-Line Monitoring for Control and Safeguarding of Radiochemical Streams using a Continuous Feed Solvent Extraction System," was presented at the Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in June 2012. (more…)

Signing up for seven credits or less is easy at Idaho State University

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the July 26th, 2013

Do you want to explore a new topic? Get a taste of college academic life? 

Applying for admission as a undergraduate non-degree seeking student:

      • allows you to take up to 7 credit hours.

      • takes less than 15 minutes to complete.

      • does not require you to submit transcripts from other institutions

         that you've attended.

      • it's free to apply!

If you are looking to take just one or two undergraduate courses, applying as a non-degree student may be a great option for you.

It really is that quick and easy!

Most all non-degree applicants are admitted and can register for ISU undergraduate courses within 3-5 days after receiving their BengalWeb ID and password.

Don't delay – apply online today.

Please note:

• The non-degree application process differs for international or graduate students. Contact the International Programs Office or Graduate School for details.

• Non-degree applicants are not eligible for financial aid.

• Undergraduate courses that have a prerequisite course(s) may require special permission from the department in order to register.

• If you decide to pursue a degree at ISU at a later date, you will need to apply for admission and submit the appropriate degree-seeking application, fee and all required transcripts and test scores. 

Idaho State University to offer unique Spanish for the Health Professions degree beginning fall 2013

Posted in Academics, Featured by taylandy on the July 24th, 2013

Idaho State University will offer a Spanish for Health Professions degree program beginning fall 2013 that will help its graduates better serve the health care needs of our state, region and country.

"While we were designing the program we did extensive research and we didn't find anything like it in the U.S.," said Helen Tarp, ISU associate professor of Spanish and the director of the new program. "As far as we know, this is the only program of its kind in the country." (more…)

Idaho State University biological sciences Professor Terry Bowyer elected to Honorary Membership in the Wildlife Society

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the July 18th, 2013

Idaho State University biological sciences professor Terry Bowyer has been unanimously elected to Honorary Membership to the Wildlife Society.

Honorary Memberships are intended to recognize continuous outstanding service to any area or areas of concern to The Wildlife Society. Any practicing or retired wildlife professional that is a member of The Wildlife Society and has made continuing valuable contributions to the wildlife profession over a long period of time is eligible for nomination.  The Wildlife Society has been awarding one to four of these awards annually since 1938. (more…)

Bruce and LaVaun Nelson endow accounting professorship at Idaho State University

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the July 18th, 2013

POCATELLO – Idaho State University alumnus Bruce Nelson and his wife LaVaun Nelson have established the Nelson Family Charitable Trust Endowed Professorship in Accounting for the Idaho State University College of Business (COB).  The COB will use the net income from the $250,000 Nelson endowment to augment the salaries of accounting faculty members at the College of Business at Idaho State University. (more…)

Stories of American Indian code talkers revealed in Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition at Idaho State University running July 20-Sept. 29

Posted in Academics, Events, Exhibits, Featured by taylandy on the July 18th, 2013

"My language was my weapon."

—David Patterson (Navajo), 4th Div., U.S. Marine Corps.

POCATELLO – When the United States issued the call to arms in World Wars I and II, American Indians answered as warriors. Some men discovered that words—in their Native languages—would be their most valued weapons. These unsung American heroes share their stories of strength and courage in a Smithsonian traveling exhibition, which opens July 20 and runs through Sept. 29 at the Idaho State University Idaho Museum of Natural History. (more…)

ISU Alumni Association Presents Steve Eaton and Mike Sanders in Concert Aug. 10 at Boise’s Idaho Botanical Garden

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured, Performing Arts by taylandy on the July 18th, 2013

Enjoy the music of Steve Eaton  and Mike Sanders and help support the Idaho Food Bank's Backpack Program at "An Evening with Eaton and Sanders," Saturday, Aug. 10, presented by the Idaho State University Alumni Association.

The Backpack Program provides weekend meals for hungry school children.

The concert is from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise.  Gates open at 5 p.m. (more…)

Workshop for tracking rare, elusive species from bigfoots to bruins set Oct. 25-26 in Gardiner, Mont.

Posted in Uncategorized by taylandy on the July 18th, 2013

Idaho State University Professor of anatomy and anthropology Jeff Meldrum will team up with renowned tracker and author Jim Halfpenny to offer a weekend workshop titled "Forensic Analysis of Biped and Quadruped Footprints: Bigfoot to Cougars, Wolves, and grizzlies."


Idaho State University’s Weber honored with Esri Special Achievement Award for geospatial technology application

Posted in Uncategorized by taylandy on the July 12th, 2013

Idaho State University's Keith Weber, director of the ISU GIS Training and Research Center, received a Special Achievement in GIS Award at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego on July 10.

This award acknowledges vision, leadership, hard work, and innovative use of Esri's geographic information system (GIS) technology. (more…)

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