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I Chose ISU: Jenny Brooks, dietetics major, Benny’s Pantry employee

Posted February 24, 2015

Jenny Brooks, an undergraduate student in the dietetics program at Idaho State University, has gone the extra mile to help organize one of ISU’s most successful outreach programs – Benny’s Pantry.

Benny’s Pantry is a food program designed to offer short-term help for members of the ISU community including students, staff and faculty who suffer from food insecurity. (read more…)

44th annual Frank Church Symposium set Feb. 26-27 at Idaho State University; theme is ‘Cross Cultural Expression in a Transforming World’

Posted February 23, 2015

Idaho State University’s International Affairs Council (IAC), housed in the College of Arts and Letters, will host the 44th annual Frank Church Symposium on Feb. 26 and 27.

The theme for this year’s symposium is “Cross Cultural Expression in a Transforming World.”

The event is held annually in honor of Idaho Sen. Frank Church, chair of the U.S. Committee on Foreign Relations during the Vietnam War.

Charles “Charley” Metcalf, ISU alumnus, will present the keynote address. Metcalf will speak on “Cross Cultural Expression from a National Security Communication Perspective” on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. (read more…)

Idaho State University College of Arts and Letters Gala raises more than $48,000 for student scholarships

Posted February 23, 2015

The Idaho State University College of Arts and Letters raised more than $48,000 for student scholarships at the second annual New Year’s Eve Gala, and nearly doubled attendance from last year’s event.

The Gala was held at the Stephens Performing Arts Center and used most of the buildings unique space. Idaho State University students provided entertainment throughout the evening, and all $48,000 raised will be used for student scholarships in the fine arts and humanities. (read more…)

ISU’s TRiO Program Has Provided 50 Years of Student Support

Posted February 23, 2015

By Emily Frandsen and Aaron Kirkham, ‘15

To say that freshman Austin Richards’ parents are proud of the work he is doing at Idaho State University is an understatement.

“I get a text from my parents every day telling me how proud they are,” Richards, a first-generation college student and nuclear engineering major said.

Richards knew he wanted a career in the sciences after an engineer from the Idaho National Laboratory spoke to his middle school class, but it was a visit from an Idaho State University TRiO Upward Bound Math Science advisor that sealed the deal. (read more…)

Ann Swanson named regional director of the Idaho State University Small Business Development Center

Posted February 20, 2015

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Pocatello has a new director. Ann Swanson is the new leader of the Region V SBDC in the Idaho State University College of Business.

Region V covers Bannock, Power, Bingham, Oneida, Franklin, Caribou and Bear Lake counties and is part of a state-wide SBDC network. (read more…)

Idaho State University Nepalese Night 2015 set Feb. 21

Posted February 20, 2015

The Idaho State University Nepalese Night will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The ninth annual celebration aims to provide insight into Nepalese culture. Attendees can expect to see dance and musical performances as well as different traditions representing each region of the country and traditional food. (read more…)

Idaho State University names Scott Scholes as Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management

Posted February 20, 2015

Idaho State University has named Scott Scholes as the associate vice president of enrollment management, effective April 1. Formerly the dean of students at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI), Scholes will be responsible for leading the University’s undergraduate enrollment management units and strategies. (read more…)

Louis Pirro art works on display in Idaho State University Oboler Library

Posted February 20, 2015

The Eli M. Oboler Library at Idaho State University is pleased to announce a new exhibit of paintings by Louis Pirro, named “Patterns in the Void.” The art will be displayed from February 1 through April 30, 2015, in the art exhibit area on the 1st floor.

Over the last 33 years Lou has worked as a muralist, art director, illustrator, educator, and fine artist, showing in galleries in the Northeast and Intermountain West. Of his recent series, “Patterns in the Void,” he had this to say: (read more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian’s Susan Tavernier receives Oncology Nursing Society Award

Posted February 20, 2015

Idaho State University-Meridian assistant nursing professor Susan Tavernier is the 2015 recipient of the Oncology Nursing Society State-of-the-Science Lectureship Award.

Tavernier, Ph.D., RN, will accept the award during the opening ceremonies of the ONS Annual Congress April 23-26 in Orlando, Florida. (read more…)

Committee Convenes to Discuss Future Needs of ISU Presidential Residence Facility

Posted February 13, 2015

As previously announced, a committee of constituent leaders has been assembled to assist with the public process and discussion related to the needs of the ISU presidential facility, one of the University’s 88 facilities.

The mission of this independent fact-finding committee is to assess the current condition of Servel House, which has been Idaho State University’s presidential residence facility for the last 63 years, and whether it should be repaired, renovated or restructured for the needs of the University today and into the future, and other potential options. (read more…)

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