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Idaho State to Offer New Digital Media Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

May 5, 2022

A new degree option is now available at Idaho State University thanks to a partnership between the Department of Art and the Department of Communications, Media, and Persuasion. 

portraits of Jillian Easley, Diana Cortez

Winners of Annual Student Composition Essay Contest Announced

May 5, 2022

The Department of English and Philosophy has announced that three undergraduate students have been named as winners of the annual Student Composition Contest. Jillian Easley, Eli Barney, and Diana Cortez have been recognized for excellence in writing in their first-year writing courses.

History Students Present Research at Phi Alpha Theta Conference

April 28, 2022

Arunima Datta

ISU History Professor Awarded Book Prize

April 28, 2022

Brian Attebery

Department of English and Philosophy Announces the Retirement of Professor Brian Attebery

April 21, 2022

Brian Attebery is retiring after decades of accomplishments as a Professor in the Department of English and Philosophy at Idaho State University.

Idaho State to Offer New Social Media Emphasis for Communication Degree

April 19, 2022

In an effort to meet the growing employment demands of social media positions, Idaho State University will offer a new option to students starting Fall 2022.

Dr. Nell Flanders

Idaho State University Welcomes New Civic Symphony Conductor

April 19, 2022

After a season of programming that featured guests and faculty conductors, Idaho State University is proud to welcome Nell Flanders to serve as Artistic Director and Conductor for the Idaho State-Civic Symphony and ISU Chamber Orchestra. Flanders will also teach in various classroom and applied lesson settings for the College of Arts and Letters.

Bruce Loebs

Idaho State University Mourns the Passing of Bruce Loebs

April 13, 2022

Bruce Loebs, Professor of Rhetoric and American Public Address, and longtime Chair of the Department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion, died on Saturday April 9. 

Joseph Tyler and Jordan Reynolds

Rupp Debate Places Second at National Tournament

April 12, 2022

Idaho State debater Joseph Tyler argued 14 rounds of debate last weekend delivering a 12-2 win-loss record to seize silver in the final round in the varsity division of the International Parliamentary Debate Association’s 25th National Championship Tournament.

The ISU choir on stage at the Jensen Grand Concert Hall singing

School of the Performing Arts to Present the ISU Choirs Spring Concert on April 16

April 5, 2022

The ISU Choirs Spring Concert will be presented on Saturday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the beautiful acoustics of Jensen Grand Concert Hall.