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Idaho State University Faculty Development Seminar April 12 features State Board of Education director Mike Rush

April 8, 2013
ISU Marketing and Communications

­"Higher Education: Idaho's Competitive Edge" is the topic of the noon–1:30 p.m. April 12 Mike Rush Idaho State University Faculty Development Seminar by Mike Rush, executive director of the Idaho State Board of Education.

The seminar will be held in Room B-06 of the ISU Eli Oboler Library and will be broadcast to Room 160 at the Tingey Administration Building at the Center for Higher Education at University Place in Idaho Falls, Room 508 at ISU-Meridian and Room C-89 at ISU-Twin Falls at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls.

According to organizers, the State of Idaho is facing a pivotal time in history. The state's residents face a highly competitive and rapidly changing worldwide economy that no longer has to play by the traditional rules. Education is a key component to successfully navigat­ing this economic environment. Higher education is a proven driver of individual and corporate wealth. It also has significant benefits for health and well-being.

In this presentation, discussion will focus on the role higher education plays in the economy of Idaho and the steps the system of higher education needs to take to create a successful Idaho future.

This academic forum is sponsored by the ISU Office of Academic Affairs, the ISU College of Science and Engineering, the ISU Department of Electrical Engineering and the Bannock Development Corporation.

For more information, contact ISU Department of Electrical Engineering Professor and Chair S. Hossein Mousavinezhad, 208-282-3292.



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