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Idaho State University Women’s Rodeo Team Wins College National Finals Rodeo

Posted in General, People, Events, Featured by taylandy on the June 17th, 2013

The Idaho State University women's rodeo team, led by freshman Kimberlyn Fehringer Fitch of American Falls, won the College Nationals Finals Rodeo on June 15 in Casper, Wyo.

The ISU women's team finished first with 520 team points; Northeastern Junior College was second with 490 points; and Tarleton State University was third with 435 points. The College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls finished fifth with 365. (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…)

Richard Brey named Idaho State University Science and Engineering Interim Dean

Posted in General, People, Featured by taylandy on the June 6th, 2013

Idaho State University officials announced the selection of Richard Brey as interim dean of the Idaho State University College of Science and Engineering.

Brey, a professor of physics, has worked at ISU since 1994 and has served as the chair of the ISU Department of Nuclear Engineering and Health Physics this year and was that department’s associate chair 2010-13. He was also the director of the ISU Health Physics Program. (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…)

Idaho State University geosciences Professor Benjamin Crosby lands Fulbright Scholar Award to work in Concepcion, Chile

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the May 23rd, 2013

Idaho State University geosciences Associate Professor Benjamin Crosby is heading about 6,000 miles south to Concepción, Chile, where he will serve as a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad de Concepción and do research to assess the impact of hydroelectric dams in Chile. (more…)

Two Idaho State University anthropology students land internships with Smithsonian museums this summer

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the May 14th, 2013

"I would live in a cardboard box if I could work at the Smithsonian (museums in Washington, D.C.)," said Jennifer Hernandez, an Idaho State University senior anthropology major with an emphasis in archeology, who graduated from Idaho Falls High School. "I still can't believe that I'm getting an internship with a stipend to go work there this summer." (more…)

Idaho State University Theatre and Dance to present world premiere of contemporary opera in Pocatello then California

Posted in General, People, Academics, Events, Performing Arts, Featured by taylandy on the May 13th, 2013

The world premiere of "Double Blind Sided," a contemporary opera inspired, in part, by Franz Kafka's "The Trial" and Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," will be performed at 7:30 p.m. May 22-25 in the Rogers Black Box Theatre in the Stephens Performing Arts Center.

There will be an additional matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25. A post-performance panel discussion with the composer, librettist and directors will be held Wednesday and Thursday, May 22-23. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian pharmacy researchers working on better drugs to fight cancer

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

Idaho State University-Meridian graduate assistant, Nicole Frank, is conducting research to understand the relationship between chemotherapy drugs and the toxicity they cause.

Frank, a microbiologist working on her Ph.D. in pharmacology, is helping Gem Pharmaceuticals, LLC of Birmingham, Ala., determine why a potential cancer drug currently in clinical trials appears to be less toxic than the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin, which is widely used to treat a variety of cancers but can lead to heart failure after long-term use. (more…)

Idaho State University Women’s Rodeo Team tops in region and nation; Men’s Team second in region

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

The Idaho State University Rodeo Team is perhaps having its best year ever, with the women's team ranked No. 1 in their region and the nation, and the men's team ranked second in their region and sixth nationally.

"It's been a perfect storm in the right way," said Melisa Moon Giannini, ISU Rodeo Club advisor. "All the pieces have come together. We have great athletes and great coaching, excellent stock and great University and community support." (more…)

ISU-Meridian will confer more than 220 degrees at May 13 commencement; real estate developer and physician Tommy Ahlquist slated to speak

Posted in General, People, Academics, Events, Featured, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the May 1st, 2013

Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center will graduate its largest class ever, conferring up to 225 degrees, on Monday, May 13, 6 p.m., at the Boise Center, 850 W. Front Street.  (more…)

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