News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

August 17, 2009 — Vol. 25 No. 24

Faculty/Staff Updates

After 20 years, political science associate professor Douglas Nilson retires. (read more...)

News Bites

The Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center is offering an online course for students, medical providers and case managers who want to learn more about HIV and AIDS in Idaho. The class starts Aug. 24. (read more...)

The ninth annual ISU Part-Time Job Fair is set for Aug. 25. Employers can reserve free booth space by Aug. 18. (read more...)

ISU’s retired employees will hold their sixth annual reunion on Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Juniper Hills Country Club. All retired ISU faculty and staff and spouses, as well as spouses of deceased retirees are invited to attend. (read more...)

The “I Love ISU” Campaign will feature callers in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Boise. (read more...)

As part of university energy conservation efforts, light occupancy sensors will be installed in several buildings this month. (read more...)

In this Issue

ISU Alumnus elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Idaho State University alumnus Rafi Ahmed, current director of the Emory Vaccine Center at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. (read more...)

ISU “A Season of Note” Series Announced

Idaho State University will host a range of entertainment productions in the 2009-10 “A Season of Note” series held in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. There are nine shows in this year’s series, including everything from The 5 Browns piano quintet and the Peking Acrobats, to The Buddy Holly Experience. (read more...)

Idaho Museum of Natural History receives $144,000 grant to teach geology to east Idaho students

Fifth- and eighth-grade students in Challis, Arco, Burley, Malad, Mackay, Soda Springs and other rural east Idaho communities will be able to better learn geology thanks to a grant to the Idaho Museum of Natural History. (read more...)