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