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Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas announces retirement
POCATELLO — After more than a decade of service to Idaho State University, President Arthur C. Vailas has announced his plans for retirement. The announcement was made to the Idaho State Board of Education during its monthly meeting Wednesday, Aug. 9.
Local prep students gain hands-on chemistry lab research experience through Project SEED at Idaho State University
POCATELLO – Though many aspiring scientists don’t get the chance to perform lab research until they enter college, eight Southeast Idaho high school students had the opportunity to work in Idaho State University’s chemistry labs this summer thanks to the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Project SEED.
Support wildland firefighters at the Idaho Museum of Natural History on Aug. 12
POCATELLO – The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) on the Idaho State University campus will donate all admission fees collected on Saturday, Aug. 12, to help wildland firefighters.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Idaho State University’s Research Data Center set for Aug. 16
POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Office for Research will host a ribbon-cutting for ISU’s new Research Data Center (RDC) on Aug. 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the Lillibridge Engineering Building on the Pocatello campus.
Idaho State University undergrad Erin Sandmeyer gains experience working on NASA research projects
POCATELLO – Idaho State University senior Erin Sandmeyer has enjoyed her opportunity to conduct field research for NASA this summer at the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.
ISU's Shannon Kobs Nawotniak joining NASA, NOAA for underwater volcano study with implications for space travel
POCATELLO – Idaho State University geosciences Assistant Professor Shannon Kobs Nawotniak is joining a NASA and NOAA study of underwater volcanoes that has implications for searching for life on a distant moon.
ISU professor Xu, graduate student Tart-Zelvin publish article on love at Scientific American online
POCATELLO – Idaho State University psychology Professor Xiaomeng (Mona) Xu and clinical doctoral candidate, Ariana Tart-Zelvin, recently had their article “What Goes On in Our Brains When We Are in Love?” published online by Scientific American magazine.
Eighteen Idaho State University students awarded MILES scholarships to present at Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research
Thirty undergraduate students from Idaho State University were awarded Managing Idaho’s Landscapes for Ecosystem Services (MILES) internships to participate in wide range of social science, ecological and geological studies this summer.
Idaho State University announces ‘A Season of Note’ concert series lineup; season tickets go on sale Aug. 4
POCATELLO - Idaho State University will host a range of entertainment during the 2017-18 “A Season of Note” series with all performances at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Rodney Carrington to perform Aug. 12 at ISU’s Stephens Performing Arts Center
POCATELLO – Comedian and musician Rodney Carrington will present two shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Idaho State University Stephens Performing Art Center Jensen Grand Concert Hall.
Idaho Small Business Development Centers to hold technology funding workshop statewide, including Pocatello on Aug. 15 at Idaho State University
POCATELLO – The Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC), headquartered in the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University, is teaming up with the Idaho National Laboratory and the Idaho Department of Commerce to bring a series of small business funding workshops to communities across Idaho, including a stop in Pocatello on Aug. 15.
Liquid nitrogen ice cream, 'phrozen physics' event Set Aug. 5 at Pine Ridge Mall
POCATELLO – The Idaho State University physics program and the Pine Ridge Mall will host a “phrozen physics” demonstration in front of Gillie’s Food Stop Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ISU Office of Alumni Relations to sponsor Alumni Night at the Museum July 31
POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Alumni Association will host Alumni Night at the Idaho Museum of Natural History on July 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. that features free admission to the museum and a picnic.
ISU undergrad Jeremy Starkey, a MILES and MURI researcher, is working with beetles to improve ecosystems
POCATELLO – Jeremy Starkey, an undergraduate researcher in the Idaho State University Department of Biology Sciences, has been researching how the Carrion Beetle has a connection to the development of more nutrient-rich soil.
ISU College of Business students, faculty recognized in letter to senator for helping Pearlhill Technologies in Idaho Falls secure SBIR grants
POCATELLO – In June, Bamidele Omotowa, president of Pearlhill Technologies in Idaho Falls, sent a letter to Idaho Sen. James E Risch, in which he expressed thanks to the Idaho Falls Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Idaho State University for the assistance they gave which resulted in more than $1 million of grant money being awarded to Pearlhill Technologies.
Idaho State University TRiO banquet July 26 to recognize its summer scholars
POCATELLO – The Idaho State University TRiO, Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science programs will celebrate their students’ successes at a banquet from 6 to 8 p.m. July 26 in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.
Idaho State University student Tami Musante becomes Idaho National Laboratory’s first ISU Career Path Intern
POCATELLO – An Idaho State University Career Path Internship assignment at the Idaho National Laboratory opened up a door to a new career for ISU student Tami Musante, who had an internship there this spring that turned into a job this summer.
ISU physics Professor Ed Tatar working on mega-science neutrino experiment; groundbreaking set July 21
POCATELLO – Idaho State University physics Professor Ed Tatar and his students are participating in a global mega-science experiment involving 1,000 other researchers from 30 countries who are studying neutrinos, which are subatomic particles with most unusual properties.
ISU Professor Emeritus Beverly Klug publishes new book ‘Riding on the Sun: Surviving and Thriving with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)'
POCATELLO – Idaho State University College of Education Professor Emerita Beverly Klug has published a new book “Riding on the Sun: Surviving and Thriving with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)” that is a chronicle of her recovery following a traffic accident.
ISU art student Tessa Fielding exhibits at Oboler Library
POCATELLO – The Oboler Library at Idaho State University is featuring a new exhibition of works on paper by Idaho native Tessa Fielding through September.
ISU graduate student Gentry Titus named July CPI of the Month for work in The Bengal Lab
POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Gentry Titus, a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science degree in medical lab sciences, has been named the ISU Career Path Intern (CPI) of the Month for July.
MyVA Rural Veterans Community Forum set Aug. 2 at Idaho State University
POCATELLO – The MyVA Rural Veterans Community Forum will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Ballroom in Pocatello.
ISU alum Rafi Ahmed to receive 2017 Robert Koch Award for pioneering studies on immunological memory
POCATELLO—Idaho State University alum Rafi Ahmed will receive the 2017 Robert Koch Award on November 3 at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Berlin. Ahmed will also be receiving 120,000 euros, approximately $135,379, in prize money.
Idaho State University alumnus Spencer Lifferth helps create new company, Motes Audio
POCATELLO – Idaho State University graduate Spencer Lifferth and the company Motes Audio have launched Kadence headphones, the first headphones specifically designed with the needs of school-age children in mind.
Electrifying physics, liquid nitrogen ice cream on tap July 8 at Pine Ridge Mall
POCATELLO – An electrifying physics demonstration and liquid nitrogen ice cream provided by the Idaho State University physics program will be on tap from noon to 3 p.m. July 8 at the Pine Ridge Mall in front of Gillie’s Food Stop.