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ISU Oboler Library Features Art by Helen Farrell and Stacy Beazer-Rogers

Posted April 16, 2015

The Idaho State University Eli M. Oboler Library will present the art exhibit “The Snow Apple Collection” by Helen Farrell and Stacy Beazer-Rogers May 4-July 31 in the art exhibit area on the Library’s first floor.

The Library will host a reception for the artists and their work on Tuesday, May 6, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Participants can meet the artists and enjoy some light refreshment during ISU finals week. (read more…)

Idaho State University Gibson Jack Creek RNA study on how plants process water has implications for climate change, water management

Posted April 16, 2015

A solar panel sits near the top of a Douglas Fir tree about 70 feet off the ground somewhere on a steep ridge near Gibson Jack Creek, miles from the nearest trailhead.

“You know those things you enjoy as a child sometimes have applications afterwards,” said John Whiting, an Idaho State University geosciences master’s student, who has accompanied a group of ISU researchers to a study site where he climbed the tree and installed the solar panel about a year ago.

“I usually do the tree climbing, because I am most comfortable with it,” Whiting continued, “I am relatively safe and I usually use a harness, but Sarah doesn’t even like watching me install them.” (read more…)

Concrete canoe, concrete horseshoe, steel bridge competitions highlight student engineering conference at Idaho State University April 16-18

Posted April 16, 2015

More than 300 civil engineering students from throughout the Pacific Northwest will visit Idaho State University April 16-18 to race their concrete canoes and test the mettle of their 20-foot steel bridges that they’ve been working on since last fall.

Yes, the canoes do float, and they’re probably tougher than some of the concrete horseshoes the visiting students will be chucking around at the 2015 Pacific Northwest American Society of Civil Engineers Student Conference hosted by the ISU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. (read more…)

ISU’s Department of Communication, Media and Persuasion holds “Job Talk” with Kansas City Royals coordinator for community affairs and publicity

Posted April 15, 2015

Amanda Schapiro, the coordinator for community affairs and publicity for Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals, spoke on April 14 at the North Fork room of the Pond Student Union.

Schapiro discussed via Skype, her career and experiences conducting community affairs as the KC Royals competed in the 2014 World Series. Her job talk is part of the department’s Sport Public Relations course taught this semester. (read more…)

ISU music students to premiere composition at Percussion Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra Concert on April 16

Posted April 15, 2015

Two Idaho State University music students will have the world premiere of their composition at the Percussion Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra Concert on April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Goranson Hall.

Kylle Strunk and Jedd Greenhalgh, both sophomores, wrote the composition “The Box” after the Greek Myth of Pandora’s Box. The composition is made into four movements, each representing Pandora’s curiosity, and the seven deadly sins – greed, pride, sloth, gluttony, lust, envy and wrath. Each movement has a different style of music and uses instruments differently. (read more…)

Idaho State University alumnus Robert D. Boston has been recognized as the “Outstanding Engineer” by Eastern Idaho Engineering Council

Posted April 15, 2015

Idaho State University alumnus Robert Boston has been recognized with the “Outstanding Engineer Award of the Year” by the Eastern Idaho Engineering Council at the annual Engineering Week banquet this spring. (read more…)

ISU Professor Mousavinezhad chosen to be a Fellow Member by the American Society for Engineering Education

Posted April 15, 2015

Idaho State University electrical engineering Professor S. Hossein Mousavinezhad has been chosen to be a Fellow Member by The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for his outstanding contributions to the Society and contributions to engineering education. (read more…)

Idaho State University’s 2015-16 tuition and fees approved

Posted April 15, 2015

Idaho State University’s proposed 3.3 percent tuition and fee increase for the 2015-16 academic year was approved by the State Board of Education Wednesday, April 15.

Resident undergraduate students will pay $6,784 and nonresident students will pay $20,182 annually in tuition and fees in 2015-16. The change represents the lowest increase in 27 years for the University. (read more…)

I Chose: Seth Spencer

Posted April 14, 2015

Seth Spencer said he chose Idaho State University because it was close to his family and to the mountains, rivers and forests that influence his art.

“I wanted to be fairly close in proximity to where I grew up because my family is very important to me,” said Spencer. “I also just thought that ISU was more inviting than other colleges. The other places I was looking at had strict codes on lifestyle, and as an artist, freedom of expression and individuality are paramount.”

Spencer, who grew up in Idaho Falls and graduated from Skyline High School in 2011, is a senior fine arts major at ISU. (read more…)

ISU authentic Thai dinner and silent auction fundraiser set April 16 at Liberty Hall

Posted April 10, 2015

Idaho State University will present an authentic Thai dinner and silent auction fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Liberty Hall, 325 W. Benton, in Pocatello.

This fundraiser supports the Association for the Promotion of the Status of Women, one of the only organizations that serve domestic violence and sexual abuse survivors in Thailand. Money raised will go to improve the educations and academic opportunities of disadvantaged children and adults in Bangkok, Thailand. (read more…)

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