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English and Philosophy Department Announces New Dolsen Visiting Writer Event Endowment

October 3, 2022

The Department of English and Philosophy has received a generous donation to support the creation of the Dolsen Visiting Writer Event Endowment, a fund that will support the Department to bring a visiting writer to campus annually for a public reading and educational activities with students. 

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Debate Posts Early Fall Successes

September 29, 2022

Two Idaho State University debaters worked their way into the bronze and silver and gold rounds last weekend during the Fran Tanner Open at the College of Southern Idaho.

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Liberal Arts High Brings Taste of Higher Education to High School Classrooms

September 15, 2022

Standing in front of 28 high school students in Mrs. Call’s 11A English class at Pocatello High School, Student Teacher and Idaho State student Shelby Killian introduced her college professor and mentor Dr. Marie Stango to the class. 

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"Learning Through the Soles of Your Feet": Idaho State Students Study History and Culture in Ireland

September 6, 2022

In May, graduate students from the Master of Arts in History program, Cassie Ashdown, Tyler Holman, and Jon Madson, traveled to Dublin, Ireland, to experience the city and conduct research relevant to their respective areas of study. 

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Idaho State Theatre and Dance Recognized Nationally by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

August 25, 2022

Idaho State University’s production of “Ordinary Days” earned four national awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, virtually hosted by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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New Undergraduate Certificate in Forensic Sciences Begins this Fall at Idaho State University

August 22, 2022

Since eighth grade, Kailey Pease has known that she wanted to help figure out the puzzle of people’s lives through forensic work. 

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White House Internship Provides Valuable Experience for Idaho State University Student

August 3, 2022

On the Fourth of July, Idaho State University senior Eric Morris had the opportunity of a lifetime— he was volunteering at the White House. 

Idaho State Professor Receives Grant for Marisol Set Design

July 14, 2022

Paul Yeates, assistant professor of scenic and lighting design in the Department of Theatre and Dance, received a $10,000 grant from the F.M., Anne G., and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation in the Idaho Community Foundation.

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ISU Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season

July 11, 2022

Idaho State University’s School of Performing Arts is happy to announce its 2022-2023 season opening this fall. 

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Summer Community Theatre Returns to Idaho State

July 5, 2022