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Idaho State University chemistry department develops smartphone app for Yellowstone field trips

Posted November 4, 2014

Idaho State University’s environmental chemistry class takes an annual field trip to Yellowstone National Park to investigate the unique geothermal features of the park. This year the chemistry department launched both a website and app giving more information on the chemistry of the three basic types of geothermal springs. (read more…)

Idaho State University debate team takes top honors in trip to Twin Falls

Posted November 4, 2014

Idaho State University debaters Brandon Biggs and Patrick Loftus earned top speaking honors and placed third overall in British parliamentary debate at the College of Southern Idaho. Nicholas Tarbet and Karen Lei also competed. (read more…)

Chesapeake Energy donates trucks to Idaho State University geosciences department

Posted November 4, 2014

The Chesapeake Energy Corporation, the second-largest producer of natural gas in the United States, has donated two Chevy pickup trucks to Idaho State University’s geosciences department to be used for field teaching and research. (read more…)

I Chose ISU: Gabrielle Kane, Masters in Theatre and Business Administration student from Idaho Falls

Posted November 3, 2014

On Sept. 26, 2014, graduate student Gabrielle Kane performed in her self-produced play “Luck & Coincidences.” She says producing her own play in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, in the Rogers Black Box Theatre, is the biggest opportunity she has been given at Idaho State University.

“The world premiere of my play was at Idaho State University,” Kane said. “I appreciate the time and energy Vanessa Ballam, my director and faculty advisor, as well as my fellow cast and crew members spent to bring this show to life. This has been the greatest achievement of my theatre career.”
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What it means to be international — an Idaho State University student perspective

Posted October 31, 2014

By Krystoff Kissoon

Every day at ISU, I meet someone new – not just to me or to the university, but new to America. ISU’s international student population has been rapidly expanding over the past few years, with a current total of 1,381 international students from 55 different countries enrolled, more than we’ve ever had before.

Before coming to ISU, I never truly thought of myself as different. However, I have come to realize how special and unique my Indo-Trinidadian heritage is. (read more…)

Idaho State University named Top School in 2015 Military Advanced Education Guide

Posted October 30, 2014

Idaho State University has been selected as a top school in the 2015 Military Advanced Education Guide to Colleges and Universities research study.

ISU and the ISU Veterans Sanctuary will be listed in the December issue of the guide. (read more…)

President Vailas delivers State of University Address, highlights opportunities, accomplishments

Posted October 30, 2014

Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas touted the variety, quality and depth of the University’s programs and the tremendous opportunities they provide during his annual State of the University Address on Wednesday, Oct. 29. (read more…)

Idaho State University Regional Mathematics Center and Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25 announce partnership to enhance mathematics teaching in local schools

Posted October 29, 2014

Idaho State University’s Regional Mathematics Center has partnered with Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 to provide training to help elementary and secondary teachers improve math instruction.

Through the partnership, the center will provide 500 hours of support, including one-on-one coaching with teachers, half-day content-based courses for all kindergarten through eighth grade and algebra teachers. Coaches will also be trained in each school to provide one-on-one support regularly. (read more…)

Fossil remains of 70,000-year-old-plus mammoth transferred to ISU Idaho Museum of Natural History

Posted October 28, 2014

The Bureau of Reclamation reports that the fossil remains of a more than 70,000 year-old mammoth discovered near American Falls Reservoir were excavated and transferred in late October to the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University in Pocatello. (read more…)

Press conference scheduled Oct. 28 to announce details of multi-tiered, job-embedded mathematics professional development project for teachers

Posted October 27, 2014

A press conference is scheduled on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. in the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25 Board Room.

Dr. Cory Bennett, ISU Regional Mathematics Center Director, along with Debbie Critchfield of the Idaho State Board of Education; Jan Harwood, Pocatello/Chubbuck School District Secondary Director and mathematics advisor; and teachers JoAnn Huber and Carri Thomason, Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25 math coaches, will present information on how the project’s goals of building capacity of teachers translates into improved mathematics instruction and success of students. (read more…)

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