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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 researchers earn grant for high-tech tools to study watersheds; Idaho State University among participants

Posted in General, Research, Featured, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the August 2nd, 2013


 MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho researchers, including those from Idaho State University, are joining with scientists in Nevada and New Mexico to study watersheds in the western United States with the help of advanced computer simulations.

The National Science Foundation has awarded the states a grant for a three-year project to analyze, visualize and explore watersheds. Idaho’s $2 million share of the $6 million award will be managed by the statewide Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR, which brings together the University of Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho State University and many of the state's two- and four-year higher education institutions. (more…)

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…)

Bruce and LaVaun Nelson endow accounting professorship at Idaho State University

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

POCATELLO – Idaho State University alumnus Bruce Nelson and his wife LaVaun Nelson have established the Nelson Family Charitable Trust Endowed Professorship in Accounting for the Idaho State University College of Business (COB).  The COB will use the net income from the $250,000 Nelson endowment to augment the salaries of accounting faculty members at the College of Business at Idaho State University. (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…)

ISU Alumni Association Presents Steve Eaton and Mike Sanders in Concert Aug. 10 at Boise’s Idaho Botanical Garden

Posted in General, People, Events, Performing Arts, Featured by taylandy on the July 18th, 2013

Enjoy the music of Steve Eaton  and Mike Sanders and help support the Idaho Food Bank's Backpack Program at "An Evening with Eaton and Sanders," Saturday, Aug. 10, presented by the Idaho State University Alumni Association.

The Backpack Program provides weekend meals for hungry school children.

The concert is from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise.  Gates open at 5 p.m. (more…)

‘At the Trowel’s Edge of Discovery’: ISU archaeology field school makes significant finds in the Sawtooth National Forest

Posted in General, People, Events, Research, Featured by taylandy on the July 2nd, 2013

The easy part was finding artifacts; the hard part was digging so deep.

"Exciting things happened right away," said David Peterson, Idaho State University assistant professor of anthropology, research scientist and director of the 2013 ISU Archaeology Field School. "Within 10 minutes at the first site we examined, we found three arrowheads that we could identify by their type, the first identifiable points ever found at the site." (more…)

Idaho State University celebrates 50 years as a university

Posted in General, Events, Featured by taylandy on the July 1st, 2013

On July 1, 1963, after a tough battle in the Idaho legislature, Idaho State University was born.

This year, the university celebrates 50 years since the transformation from Idaho State College to Idaho State University with a full slate of events at the 2013 Homecoming celebration, 50 Years of Celebrating U, Oct. 3-5. (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…)

Idaho State University counseling Professors Feit and Hill named two of Top 99 professors nationally by Mastersincounseling.org

Posted in General, People, Featured by taylandy on the June 18th, 2013

Idaho State University counseling Professors Stephen Feit and Nicole Hill were named as two of the 2013 top 99 professors in counseling, psychology or therapy by Masters In Counseling.org. (more…)

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