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Idaho State University geologists help piece together details of Nevada’s immense Alamo crater

Posted February 3, 2015

Idaho State University’s Leif Tapanila has spent more than a dozen years studying a “whopper of a hole” in Nevada, discovering more about the impact of a comet about 380 million years ago that left the Alamo crater, which is about 60 miles wide and two miles deep.

“It is one of the largest comet impact craters that has been discovered in the last while,” said Tapanila, who is the chair and associate professor of the ISU Department of Geosciences. “Even though the area has been twisted up by mountain building, it is a great spot to look at the environment and see what it was like before and after the comet hit. We get a perfect time slice of that historic event. We’ve been mapping out the extent of the crater, basically starting to piece it back together.” (read more…)

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities reaffirms Idaho State University’s accreditation

Posted February 3, 2015

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has reaffirmed Idaho State University’s accreditation after the completion of the Fall 2014 Year Seven Evaluation.

“We are pleased that the NWCCU and the peer evaluation committee recognized ISU’s commitment to academic quality,’ said Laura Woodworth-Ney, provost and vice president of academic affairs.
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Idaho State University dental hygiene department honored for serving children and families

Posted February 2, 2015

Idaho State University’s Department of Dental Hygiene has been awarded the Idaho Head Start Association 2015 Edward Zigler Innovation Award for providing free, high-quality oral health care to low-income families in Idaho.

Associate dental hygiene professor Karen Portillo will accept the award Feb. 11 at the IHSA Scholarships and Awards Banquet in Boise. (read more…)

Three $1,000 CommUniversity scholarships available to Idaho State University students; winners to be announced at Celebrate Idaho State

Posted February 2, 2015

Three $1,000 Idaho State University CommUniversity Scholarships are available to full-time, full-fee paying students who will be at the junior or senior class level for fall 2015.

The deadline for applying is Feb. 20. (read more…)

Idaho State University Chinese New Year 2015 to take place on Valentine’s Day

Posted February 2, 2015

The Idaho State University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSS­­A) invites all students and member of the community to experience the traditional culture of China at the ISU Chinese New Year Night 2015 on Saturday, Feb. 14, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The event will start at 6:30 p.m. and the evening will offer traditional Chinese food along with traditional and modern Chinese dances, including the lion dance and music performed by ISU students. (read more…)

12th annual Day of Percussion set Jan. 31 at Idaho State University

Posted February 2, 2015

The 12th annual Idaho State University Day of Percussion will be held on Jan. 31 in Goranson Hall in the ISU Fine Arts Building. The event’s activities include concerts, artist clinics and master classes. (read more…)

28th annual ISU Jazz Fest to feature public concerts Feb. 6-7

Posted February 2, 2015

The 28th annual Idaho State University Jazz Festival will present public concerts on Feb. 6 and 7 featuring Grammy award-winning jazz tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer and keyboardist Russell Ferrante.

A special performance by a quartet comprised of Mintzer, Ferrante and local musicians Aaron Miller and Shane Lindsay will be held on Friday, Feb. 6, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Portneuf Valley Brewing. Cover for this limited seating special event will be $10 and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7 p.m. (read more…)

Idaho State University dental hygiene program awarded $5,000 grant

Posted February 2, 2015

Bengal Smiles Idaho State University Sealant Program, one of the most successful outreach programs organized by the ISU Department of Dental Hygiene, has been awarded the 2014-2015 Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grant for the sealant program’s maintenance and expansion.

The grant was sponsored by the American Dental Hygienists Association Institute for Oral Health in the amount of $5,000. Dental hygiene associate professor Karen Portillo applied for the grant in October 2014. (read more…)

Idaho State University presents multimedia Langston Hughes Project, ISU Poetry Slam Feb. 13 at PSUB Ballroom

Posted February 2, 2015

A special performance of the multimedia Langston Hughes Project by the Ron McCurdy Quartet and Idaho State University Poetry Slam will be held Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom. (read more…)

Book sale, miniature golf fundraiser set at Idaho State University Oboler Library Feb. 7-8

Posted February 2, 2015

The Idaho State University Oboler Library is holding its annual book sale and miniature golf fundraiser on the first weekend in February in the Library located at 850 S. Ninth Ave., Pocatello.

The miniature golf course will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 7. The book sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb 8. (read more…)

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