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Idaho State University’s JoAnn Gurenlian inducted president of International Federation of Dental Hygienists

Posted in General, People, Academics by taylandy on the August 2nd, 2013

Idaho State University's JoAnn Gurenlian, professor and graduate program director for dental hygiene, will be installed as the president of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists at Cape Town, South Africa in August.

"It is truly a pleasure and a great honor to be selected to represent the IFDH and to support the mission of the association over the next three years," Gurenlian said. "Connecting dental hygienists around the globe, sharing insights, and working together to improve the oral health of the public will be both enlightening and rewarding." (more…)

Idaho State University undergrad Emily Valerio receives 2013 Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research by taylandy on the July 26th, 2013

CANYON, TX – Emily Valerio, a senior in chemistry at Idaho State University, has been awarded a prize in the U.S. Department of Energy's Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards competition.

Valerio's award is in the Undergraduate Competition. Her award-winning research paper, "Spectroscopic On-Line Monitoring for Control and Safeguarding of Radiochemical Streams using a Continuous Feed Solvent Extraction System," was presented at the Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in June 2012. (more…)

Signing up for seven credits or less is easy at Idaho State University

Posted in General, People, Academics by taylandy on the July 26th, 2013


Do you want to explore a new topic? Get a taste of college academic life? 

Applying for admission as a undergraduate non-degree seeking student:

      • allows you to take up to 7 credit hours.

      • takes less than 15 minutes to complete.

      • does not require you to submit transcripts from other institutions

         that you've attended.

      • it's free to apply!

If you are looking to take just one or two undergraduate courses, applying as a non-degree student may be a great option for you.

It really is that quick and easy!

Most all non-degree applicants are admitted and can register for ISU undergraduate courses within 3-5 days after receiving their BengalWeb ID and password.

Don't delay - apply online today.

Please note:

• The non-degree application process differs for international or graduate students. Contact the International Programs Office or Graduate School for details.

• Non-degree applicants are not eligible for financial aid.

• Undergraduate courses that have a prerequisite course(s) may require special permission from the department in order to register.

• If you decide to pursue a degree at ISU at a later date, you will need to apply for admission and submit the appropriate degree-seeking application, fee and all required transcripts and test scores. 

Idaho State University to offer unique Spanish for the Health Professions degree beginning fall 2013

Posted in General, Academics, Featured by taylandy on the July 24th, 2013

Idaho State University will offer a Spanish for Health Professions degree program beginning fall 2013 that will help its graduates better serve the health care needs of our state, region and country.

"While we were designing the program we did extensive research and we didn't find anything like it in the U.S.," said Helen Tarp, ISU associate professor of Spanish and the director of the new program. "As far as we know, this is the only program of its kind in the country." (more…)

Idaho State University biological sciences Professor Terry Bowyer elected to Honorary Membership in the Wildlife Society

Posted in General, People, Academics by taylandy on the July 18th, 2013

Idaho State University biological sciences professor Terry Bowyer has been unanimously elected to Honorary Membership to the Wildlife Society.

Honorary Memberships are intended to recognize continuous outstanding service to any area or areas of concern to The Wildlife Society. Any practicing or retired wildlife professional that is a member of The Wildlife Society and has made continuing valuable contributions to the wildlife profession over a long period of time is eligible for nomination.  The Wildlife Society has been awarding one to four of these awards annually since 1938. (more…)

Stories of American Indian code talkers revealed in Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition at Idaho State University running July 20-Sept. 29

Posted in General, Academics, Events, Exhibits, Featured by taylandy on the July 18th, 2013


"My language was my weapon."

—David Patterson (Navajo), 4th Div., U.S. Marine Corps.

POCATELLO – When the United States issued the call to arms in World Wars I and II, American Indians answered as warriors. Some men discovered that words—in their Native languages—would be their most valued weapons. These unsung American heroes share their stories of strength and courage in a Smithsonian traveling exhibition, which opens July 20 and runs through Sept. 29 at the Idaho State University Idaho Museum of Natural History. (more…)

Uranium crystals produced at Idaho State University RISE facility could reveal future of nuclear fuel

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the June 24th, 2013

Written by Kortny Rolston, INL Communications & Governmental Affairs

POCATELLO – Mention the word "crystals" and few people think of nuclear fuel.

Unless you are Eric Burgett.

The Idaho State University professor is on a quest to create pure, single crystals of uranium and uranium oxide so researchers at Idaho National Laboratory and elsewhere can better understand the material and design higher performance fuels to power nuclear reactors.

Burgett and his team of graduate students have successfully manufactured cerium oxide crystals as a practice run (cerium can be a nonradioactive surrogate for uranium or plutonium). The team produced its first uranium oxide crystal in June at ISU's Research in Science and Engineering (RISE) facility in Pocatello. (more…)

Shark week is every week in Idaho this Year! Idaho Museum of Natural History opens whorl tooth sharks exhibit June 22

Posted in General, Academics, Exhibits, Research, Featured by taylandy on the June 14th, 2013

The Idaho Museum of Natural History on the ISU campus in Pocatello is opening a major new exhibit based on a giant prehistoric shark found in the phosphate mines of Idaho. "The Whorl Tooth Sharks of Idaho" opens on June 22 and runs through the end of the year.

The exhibit features a wide array of fossils of the 270-million-year-old shark called Helicoprion, along with original artworks by Alaskan artist Ray Troll, life-sized sculptures of the shark bursting through the museum walls by sculptor Gary Staab, original music, a short documentary and much more. There are children's activities too, so it promises to be fun for the whole family. (more…)

Idaho State University ranks in the top 15 nationally among lowest-cost public universities with high starting salaries

Posted in General, Academics by franemil on the June 5th, 2013


POCATELLO — Idaho State University ranks as the 15th lowest-cost public university with high starting salaries, according to a national survey of 4,000 colleges and universities.

AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO) has released a unique new list of 60 low-cost colleges with graduates who earn high starting salaries. To compile its list, ACO reviewed four-year, fully-accredited public institutions with in-state tuition of less than $5,000 per year (not including fees), and with average starting salaries for graduates of more than $40,000 per year. The website also looked at mid-career salary averages as well as the overall return on investment for the degree. (more…)

Idaho Universities awarded $20M NSF grant to study interaction of landscapes and cities

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the June 3rd, 2013


MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho researchers will study the ways that society and landscapes are interconnected thanks to a new $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation, or NSF.

Over the course of five years, the grant will fund a project that aims to help Idahoans make science-based decisions about natural resources and provide them with a better understanding of the complex relationship between people and the environment. (more…)

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