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Servel Facility Committee gathers information for recommendation

Posted March 29, 2015

The independent fact-finding committee charged with assessing the current state of the Idaho State University Presidential Residence Facility is reviewing information to make a recommendation to the University about how to meet the institution’s needs in the future.

The group, comprised of community members, students and faculty, met Tuesday to discuss several possibilities for the future of the presidential residence facility, including reconstruction of the current Servel House, construction of a new facility, purchasing a facility or offering a presidential stipend for housing. (read more…)

Five Idaho State University faculty members honored with 2015 Outstanding Researcher Awards

Posted March 26, 2015

Five Idaho State University faculty members have received 2015 Outstanding Researcher Awards and will be honored at a reception on April 8.

One Outstanding Researcher will receive the 2015 ISU Distinguished Researcher Award. The winner will be announced at a later date.

The faculty members who will receive ISU Outstanding Researcher awards are: Jennifer Attebery, professor of English; Shannon Lynch, professor of psychology; Mark McBeth, associate dean in the College of Arts & Letters; Colden Baxter and Jean Pfau, associate professors in the Department of Biological Sciences. (read more…)

Idaho State University College of Education announces summer camp for area youth

Posted March 26, 2015

The Idaho State University College of Education will be hosting “Kid U Summer Camp 2015.” Taught by certified teachers, the all-day camp, held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will blend summer activities with language arts, math and science curriculum. The first session will be held June 1 – 19 and the second session will be held from July 6-24. (read more…)

Five Idaho State University faculty members honored with 2015 Outstanding Teacher Awards

Posted March 26, 2015

Five Idaho State University faculty members have been chosen to receive 2015 Outstanding Master Teacher awards.

They will be honored at a reception held on April 8 and one will be selected for the ISU Distinguished Teacher Award.

“Teaching is the lifeblood of the institution,” said Laura Woodworth-Ney, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, “and we are very fortunate that these master teachers work in ISU classrooms, labs, and throughout the university community.”

The faculty members receiving these awards are: Barbara Frank, Department of Biological Sciences, Teddie Gould, College of Pharmacy, Andy Holland, Department of Chemistry, Cathy Peppers, College of Business and Curt Whitaker, Department of English and Philosophy. (read more…)

Idaho State University Fulbright Scholar Blanton researches link between blueberries, probiotics and high blood pressure

Posted March 25, 2015

Most of us have heard about the health benefits of blueberries.

Pop a handful into your mouth and you’re on your way to providing your body with vitamin-rich antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and do wonders for your immune system.

Perhaps no one can sing the praises of the wildly popular blueberry better than Idaho State University associate dietetics professor and 2014 Fulbright scholar Cynthia Blanton, who holds a Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of California, Davis. (read more…)

ISU ‘Neil Diamond–The Tribute’ featuring Rob Garrett in concert set April 8 at Stephens Performing Arts Center

Posted March 25, 2015

Idaho State University’s A Season of Note Series will present “Neil Diamond–The Tribute,” featuring Rob Garrett, America’s No. 1 Neil Diamond tribute artist, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in the Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Jensen Grand Concert Hall. (read more…)

Got a Business Challenge? Call Bengal Solutions

Posted March 23, 2015

When Bear Lake County leaders wanted to know how a proposed phosphate mine near Paris would affect the region, they turned to Idaho State University’s Bengal Solutions for help.

“We wanted them to flesh out information for local businesses… to help them understand the impact of the mine on the community,” said Kathy Ray, the executive director of the 4-County Alliance of Southeastern Idaho. 4-CASI is a public agency that promotes economic development and job growth in Bear Lake, Caribou, Oneida and Franklin counties. (read more…)

Committee Begins Detailed Discussions of Presidential Facility Options

Posted March 18, 2015

The independent fact-finding committee charged with assessing the current state of the Idaho State University Presidential Residence Facility began its most recent meeting by evaluating the current Servel facility.

The committee’s discussions offered differing perspectives related to the positives and negatives of the current facility including the historic significance of the facility and the charm of the building.
However, the committee outlined numerous drawbacks of the facility including safety concerns, space and parking limitations, accessibility concerns and cost of needed renovations. (read more…)

Idaho State University debate captures national title at Pi Kappa Delta’s British Parliamentary Debate competition

Posted March 17, 2015

Idaho State University seniors Patrick Loftus, from Coeur d’Alene, and Brock Sondrup, Idaho Falls, weathered a snow emergency and won the Pi Kappa Delta National Championship in British Parliamentary Debate, bringing home ISU’s first-ever national championship in debate.

“We’ve placed as high as third at CEDA Nationals in 2007. But, to my knowledge, the PKD win is our first-ever national title,” said Sarah Partlow Lefevre, director of the ISU James M. and Sharon E. Rupp Debate Society. “We are incredibly lucky to have such great success in our first year competing in British Parliamentary Debate.” (read more…)

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes host Northwest Indian Youth Conference March 23-26; events slated at ISU

Posted March 16, 2015

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are hosting the 40th annual Northwest Indian Youth Conference (NWIYC) with the theme, “Dreamers of Today and Champions of Tomorrow” on March 23-26 on the Fort Hall Reservation in Fort Hall and at the Idaho State University Pocatello campus.

The four-day conference will include leadership workshops, motivational speakers, a two-day College and Resource Fair, Idaho National Laboratory CAVE exhibit, a talent show, a fashion show, a powwow, traditional games and feast and more.

The Tribes anticipate up to 600 American Indian youth ranging from 14-18 years old and adult mentors from all over the Northwest region including Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Washington and Oregon to attend. (read more…)

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