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Seven new members announced to the Idaho State University Foundation Board of Directors

Posted in General, People by taylandy on the September 9th, 2013

Idaho State University has announced the newest members to join the ISU Foundation Board of Directors this year.

The seven new members include:

     • Cassandra "Sandee" Moore, chief operating officer at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center of Idaho Falls;

     • Timothy Olson, owner of Pinnacle Business Group, LLC of Boise;

     • Tammy Halstead, retired chief financial officer of InfoSpace of Redmond, Wash.;

     • David Jeppesen, senior vice president of marketing and communications with Blue Cross of Idaho of Eagle;

     • Dirk Driscoll, managing partner and owner of Driscoll Brothers Partnership of American Falls;

     • Sheldon Alver, plant manager of Monsanto of Soda Springs; and

     • Wade Tolman, retired executive vice president and group manager of the Enterprise Technology Group at KeyCorp of Pocatello. 

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Idaho State University College of Arts and Letters employs computer tablets to better engage students, improve testing integrity

Posted in General, People, Academics by taylandy on the September 9th, 2013

Better engaging students and improving testing integrity are two of the main goals being pursued using computer tablets at the Idaho State University College of Arts and Letters. 

The College now has seven carts each outfitted with a dozen iPads that are linked together that can be wheeled into classrooms and testing areas for use by students and faculty. The new computer tablets went into use the first day of the fall semester in select classes. (more…)

Idaho State Civic Symphony’s 2013-2014 season tickets now on sale

Posted in General, People, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the September 8th, 2013

Season tickets for the Idaho State Civic Symphony are available for purchase at the Idaho State University Box Office. Ticket packages include five tickets for the price of four. (more…)

Idaho State University art department Graduate Art Student Presentations set Sept. 19

Posted in General, People, Academics, Exhibits, Research by taylandy on the September 8th, 2013

The Idaho State University Department of Art will present the sixth annual Graduate Art Student Presentations in the format of a gallery talk at 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in the John B. Davis Gallery located on the lower level of the ISU Fine Arts Building. (more…)

Idaho State University Department of Art to host young people’s Saturday art program

Posted in General, People, Events by taylandy on the September 8th, 2013

Idaho State University's Department of Art Master of Fine Arts degree graduate students will teach an eight-week Saturday art class for children from Sept. 14 to Nov. 9. The class will be held in the ISU Fine Arts Building, Room 303.

Students will learn a variety of art techniques across a number of mediums, including ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. The experience will focus on teaching children to express their individual creativity in an art classroom setting. (more…)

Idaho State University student ChaoFang Tan awarded top honors at Idaho INBRE Conference

Posted in General, People, Academics by taylandy on the September 6th, 2013

ChaoFang (Ann) Tan, a senior microbiology major at Idaho State University from Boise, was awarded top honors at the 12th annual Idaho Idea Network Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) conference for her research in the subject of bacterial pathogenesis. (more…)

Idaho State University Homecoming Parade set Oct. 5 has new 9:30 a.m. starting time; entries due Sept. 20

Posted in General, People, Events, Performing Arts, Featured by taylandy on the September 5th, 2013

The Idaho State University Homecoming 2013 Parade on Saturday, Oct. 5, has a new starting time of 9:30 a.m.

The parade will start at the corner of South First Avenue and Center Street, just east of the Center Street Underpass, in Pocatello.

From the starting point, the parade will proceed up Center Street to South 15th Avenue, where entries will turn right and continue to the parade’s finish at the Holt Arena parking lot.

Parade entries are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. After this date a $25 late fee applies. No entries will be accepted after Noon on Friday, Sept. 27. (more…)

Importance of German ENIGMA WWII encryption device topic of two public presentations Sept. 5 at Idaho State University

Posted in General, People, Events by taylandy on the September 4th, 2013

Recently retired National Security Agency historian Timothy Mucklow will provide a historical viewpoint on the importance of the German ENIGMA machine, an encryption device used during World War II, in two presentations titled "Securing War Time Communications" at Idaho State University on Sept. 5.

An afternoon presentation is scheduled at 1 p.m. in Room 104 of the Idaho State University Business Administration Building and an evening presentation will be held in the Idaho Museum of Natural History at 7 p.m. The presentations are sponsored by the ISU Informatics Research Institute (IRI) and IMNH. (more…)

Idaho State University, NASA use new GIS-satellite imagery program to create effective informational tool for wildfire fighters

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the August 29th, 2013

35 minutes.

That's how long it took for the Idaho State University GIS Center to produce a detailed report that gave Bureau of Land Management wildfire managers information they needed to plan for the recovery of the State Wildfire that burned on the Idaho-Utah border earlier this month – and the wildfire wasn’t even out yet.

In the past, the information collected on everything from burn severity and fire intensity to slope, vegetation and soil type would have taken as long as weeks to collect and distribute. (more…)

Amending the Tree of Life: Article in prestigious journal by ISU Professor Kelchner advocates for shift in evolutionary and genomic research

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the August 28th, 2013

Charles Darwin famously included only one illustration in his book "On the Origin of Species" published in 1859. It was a diagram of how species originate through time in a manner that, on paper, resembles a family tree. Since then, geneticists have been piecing together relationships among life's many creatures by DNA comparison to produce what is called the Tree of Life:  a tree-shaped diagram of how everything on Earth is related. This type of diagram has dominated the perspective of evolutionary biologists for more than 150 years. (more…)

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