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Idaho State University-Meridian designates scholarship to commemorate Ada County sesquicentennial

Posted January 2, 2015

An Ada County student attending the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center next fall will receive a $1,000 scholarship in honor of the county’s 150th anniversary.

Ada County commissioners and Meridian campus leaders announced the scholarship at the county’s sesquicentennial celebration in Downtown Boise on Dec. 16. (read more…)

ISU Idaho Museum of Natural History’s Ray J. Davis Herbarium and Burke Museum Herbarium launch new wildflower app

Posted December 22, 2014

The University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum has partnered with Idaho State University’s Ray J. Davis Herbarium, the University of Idaho’s Stillinger Herbarium, Mark Turner, and High Country Apps to produce Idaho Wildflowers, a plant identification app for smart phones and tablets.

The app provides images, species descriptions, range maps, bloom period, and technical descriptions for more than 805 common wildflowers, shrubs, and vines that occur in Idaho and adjacent areas of Montana, Washington, Utah, and Oregon. (read more…)

ISU psychology department chair Lynch appointed as associate editor of highest-ranking women’s study journal

Posted December 19, 2014

Shannon Lynch, the chair of Idaho State University’s psychology department, has been appointed as one of six associate editors of Psychology of Women Quarterly.

The journal has been ranked as the number-one women’s studies journal according to the 2013 Journal Citation Reports done by the Thomson Reuters Corporation, wherein it ranked first of 39 journals. It was also ranked 34th of 127 multidisciplinary journals in psychology. (read more…)

Idaho State University Counseling faculty, students to visit Thailand during holiday break to learn, serve

Posted December 19, 2014

While many Idaho State University students and personnel were finishing up and readying for the holidays with their families, ISU Department of Counseling Professor and Chair David Kleist was packing his bags, preparing to leave for a three-week trip to Thailand on the last day of fall semester.

Kleist will be leading a group of eight, including four master’s and two doctoral Department of Counseling students, during a series of activities in Thailand including visits to an orphanage, a domestic violence shelter, a university and a Buddhist meditation center. The ISU students, who will earn two credits for the trip, will join him in Thailand on Dec. 27. (read more…)

Necklace designed by Idaho State University first lady Laura Vailas to be given away at College of Arts and Letters New Year’s Eve Gala

Posted December 18, 2014

Idaho State University’s first lady Laura Vailas has created a necklace exclusively for the College of Arts and Letters New Year’s Eve Gala held on Dec. 31. The necklace will be given away at midnight to one of the gala attendees. (read more…)

Idaho State University New Year’s Eve Gala raises funds for student scholarships

Posted December 16, 2014

Organizers for the Idaho State University College of Arts and Letters Annual New Year’s Eve Gala hope to raise more than $30,000 for scholarships and create an endowment for student scholarships.

“We want to raise a greater amount of scholarship funds than we did last year so we will be able to again give directly to students to allow them to complete their education and launch their careers,” said Heidi Jarvis, Director of Advancement, College of Arts and Letters, and Strategic University Initiatives.

The second annual New Year’s Eve Gala will be held on Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. The theme for this year’s gala is “Masquerade Ball.” Scholarships are made possible from donors in the community, as well as ticket sales. (read more…)

I Chose ISU: Ryan Sargent

Posted December 15, 2014

Ryan Sargent only recently returned to Idaho State University, but he hasn’t ever been far away.

Sargent, recently named ISU’s associate director of alumni relations, graduated from Idaho State University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He then went on to study law at University of Idaho, and to practice civil litigation in Boise. He served as a deputy prosecutor for Power County before returning home to ISU. During his short time away from ISU, he kept in touch, serving on the alumni board of directors. (read more…)

Idaho State University to present reader’s theatre ‘Auntie Claus’ Dec. 12-13

Posted December 12, 2014

The Idaho State University Department of Theatre will present two performances of the Auntie Claus holiday reader’s theatre Friday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Bistline Theatre. (read more…)

Idaho State University dental hygiene students brighten holidays for families

Posted December 11, 2014

Idaho State University dental hygiene students are playing Santa Claus this holiday season—they’ve raised more than $1,500 to benefit three families and seven children.

The money will provide clothes, toys, books, toiletries, cleaning supplies, toothbrushes and dental floss for the families and children. The ISU Department of Dental Hygiene worked closely with an elementary school social worker to identity families in need, according to organizers. (read more…)

Idaho State University MILES grant researchers provide accessible digital history to Portneuf River users

Posted December 10, 2014

Idaho State University researchers have created a variety of websites and easy-to-use digital web tools aimed at helping the public and all stakeholders understand the history and dynamics of the Portneuf River ecosystem.

“What we are trying to do is create a better public understanding of how the river has been managed in the past, to contribute to community involvement in deciding how the river should be managed in the future,” said Kevin Marsh, ISU history professor and chair, “because providing historical and science-based data on how to manage water in Pocatello is one of the goals of the MILES research project.” (read more…)

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