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Arthur and Laura Vailas at home with their dogs



Here, at ISU, we're always adapting to a changing world. This year, we are focused on several new and exciting initiatives. These initiatives bring research and education to our students and communities all across Idaho.

This spring, the Idaho Legislature appropriated $10 million to modernize and remodel the Gale Life Sciences Building in Pocatello. The Gale Life Sciences Building was constructed in the 1970's, and it serves as one of the main facilities for the health sciences and biological studies. The building already includes a newly remodeled state-of-the-art anatomy and physiology laboratory. Now, with this appropriation, we will be able to modernize infrastructure to create a 21st century environment for our students and faculty.

ISU is poised to make a huge impact in Idaho Falls. Our institution received $1.8 million in funding to establish the Polytechnic Institute. We will hire a multidisciplinary group of faculty and staff to be located in Idaho Falls, and this initiative will build on the area's reputation for energy research and development. At the Institute, faculty will collaborate with the Idaho National Laboratory to provide research and learning opportunities that will shape our nation’s knowledge of energy technology.

In Twin Falls, ISU is working to create the Center for Education Innovation. This is a partnership with the College of Southern Idaho, and it will train new teachers, which addresses a critical need in our state.

As state appropriations move to the final step for approval, we appreciate the great support ISU has garnered from the legislature this spring.

Across Idaho and the world, from the fields of health sciences to energy, ISU is creating new opportunities that will continue to benefit all of us. Thank you for your support of our institution, and I look forward to sharing our successes with you in the future.

Go Bengals!

Arthur C. Vailas, Ph.D.

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