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Idaho State University computer information systems and computer science departments merge

Posted in General, Academics by taylandy on the September 10th, 2013

The Idaho State University Department of Computer Information Systems in the ISU College of Business and the Department of Computer Science in the ISU College of Engineering have merged into the Department of Informatics and Computer Science. 

The new department will be housed jointly within the two colleges and faculty will continue to report to their original college through the new, shared chair, Kevin Parker, professor in the College of Business. (more…)

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 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 College of Pharmacy to provide free flu vaccines to first 100 guests at open house Oct. 4

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

Idaho State University College of Pharmacy faculty, students and staff will provide free flu vaccinations to the first 100 guests who register for adult flu shots during the Pharmacy Open House, slated for Friday, Oct. 4, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the College of Pharmacy, 970 S. 5th Ave. in Pocatello.

ISU employees can receive a shot with their current insurance card. (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, 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…)

Idaho State University Clint Stennett Scholarship luncheon set for Sept. 4 in Ketchum

Posted in General, People, Academics, Events by taylandy on the August 23rd, 2013


A luncheon to complete the Idaho State University scholarship endowment for the late state Sen. Clint Stennett is Wednesday, Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Ketchum.

Stennett, who died of brain cancer in 2010, represented Blaine County in the Idaho Legislature for approximately 20 years. He was the longest-serving minority leader in the Idaho Senate. After his death, Stennett's wife, Michelle, was elected to his seat and now represents District 26. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian selected as one on the top branch campuses in the United States

Posted in General, Academics, Featured, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the August 7th, 2013


A national website has selected the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center as one of the top 10 branch campuses in the nation for 2013.

Thebestcolleges.org cited ISU-Meridian for its annual Health Science Experience Night, free Community Health Screenings for uninsured adults, and its affiliation with The CORE, an economic development corridor that creates core competencies in the state for health and health-related research.  ISU-Meridian is the educational anchor of The CORE, an Idaho Coalition for Innovation in health, research and medical technology located in Meridian.  (more…)

Idaho State University ESTEC has $150k available for scholarships to nuclear operation technician program

Posted in General, People, Academics by taylandy on the August 7th, 2013

 The Idaho State University College of Technology's Energy Systems Technology and Education Center has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to provide scholarships for people to become nuclear operation technicians. (more…)

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