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ISU Facilities Services garners national environmental award

Posted in General by taylandy on the October 31st, 2006

Environmental Support Solutions, Inc. (ESS) has awarded a 2006 Excellence Award in Environmental Management to Idaho State University Facilities Services management team.

The ESS Excellence Award was one of only 18 awarded nationally overall, and only one of 11 awarded nationally in the Environmental Management category. Furthermore, only three were awarded in the Refrigerant Compliance category and only one other university received an ESS Excellence Award. Winners of the ESS Excellence Award were honored during the Awards Gala, which was attended by Anna Weskerna in October in Tempe AZ.Syed Hashim, Anna Weskerna and Rodney Chlarson

The ISU refrigerant team is comprised of Syed Hashim, environmental specialist and the project manager; Darrell Buffaloe, associate vice president of facilities services and project advisor; Weskerna, management assistant and project document manager; Rodney Chlarson, mechanical systems supervisor and responsible for the HVAC technicians and equipment data collection; and Roy Viles, storekeeper and responsible for refrigerant inventory management. (more…)

The Holiday Classic ‘A Christmas Story’ coming to ISU stage

Posted in General, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the October 31st, 2006

Theatre/Dance ISU and the Community/Alumni/Theatre Association (C.A.T.) are teaming up to present a Children’s Readers’ Theatre, “A Christmas Story” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Beverly B. Bistline Thrust Theatre in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

From left, cast members Josh Hurley, Tracy Mull, and Jamie Romine rehearse.The production is based upon the favorite holiday motion picture written by Jean Shepherd that revolves around the play’s central character, Ralphie, and his dream of receiving the legendary Red Ryder 200 Shot Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle for Christmas. This holiday classic has been adapted by Philip Grecian and is now being presented especially for kids and their parents. (more…)

Woodwind trio to perform on Nov. 8

Posted in General, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the October 31st, 2006

The Arizona State University faculty woodwind trio “Ocotillo Winds” will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Ocotillo Winds trioThe members of “Ocotillo Winds” are Dr. Robert Spring, clarinet; Mr. Martin Schuring, oboe; and Dr. Albie Micklich, bassoon. “Ocotillo Winds” are a refreshingly entertaining breeze from the desert Southwest. Their fast-paced programs are packed with the dynamic energy of these virtuoso performers. With repertoire from the French countryside, the Brazilian rainforest and downtown Phoenix, their concerts are anything but dry.

Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for ISU faculty and staff, $2 for pre-college students and free for ISU students with valid Bengal cards,

ISU student group collecting cell phones

Posted in General, Events by taylandy on the October 31st, 2006

Idaho State University Student Organizations and Greek Life and Project RE-CELL invite the community to donate their used cell phones and phone accessories as part of a fund raiser to benefit ISU clubs and organizations.

Phones that are usable will be refurbished and recycled to help keep used phones from overcrowding our landfills, where they would poison our nation’s groundwater sources.  

They may be dropped off at the second floor of the ISU Pond Student Union Building in designated boxes.

For more information, contact Sara Archibald at 282-3451.

Folk-dance workshop at ISU on Nov. 4

Posted in General, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the October 31st, 2006

The international folk-dance group ISU and Friends and the Associated Students of Idaho State University will host an international folk-dance workshop Nov. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4 p.m. at the ISU Pond Student Union Wood River Room.

Delynne Peay—a folk dance faculty member at Brigham Young University—will teach the workshop accompanied by BYU dance students. She is part of the team who trains the BYU Ensemble that travels internationally each summer.

Participants of the workshop will learn dances from Europe, the Balkans and other countries. No partners or previous experience are necessary. The workshop is designed to be fun and to bring an awareness of other cultures. It will be of particular interest to dance teachers.

For more information, contact Lillian Moore at 237-9727.

ISU electronics graduates in high demand

Posted in General by taylandy on the October 31st, 2006

Electronics careers are far from extinction, as many may believe. While the current workforce continues to reach retirement and leave positions in various industries the opportunities are many for new college graduates.

On a daily basis, Idaho State University College of Technology administration and faculty work with companies seeking employees to fill the growing number of openings. Many companies actively recruit electronics graduates and this past year, many students received multiple job offers.

“With more than 50 years of training successful graduates, many of whom now work as engineers in large companies and laboratories across the nation, ISU’s electronics programs have a great reputation,” said R. Scott Rasmussen, chair of the ISU electronics department.  “A number of leading electronics industries come here to Pocatello, Idaho, to our program to hire first because they have seen a long track record of exceptional graduates who have done very well in their field. As the need for electronics technicians continues to skyrocket, we are also seeing a number of new companies come here to recruit, which speaks highly again of our stellar reputation out in industry.” (more…)

ISU celebrates 2006 GIS Day on Nov. 15

Posted in General, Events, Research by taylandy on the October 27th, 2006

The latest geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS) technology will be demonstrated at Idaho State University’s 2006 World GIS Day celebration Nov. 15. (more…)

ISU invities middle school teachers to workshop

Posted in General, Events by taylandy on the October 26th, 2006

The Idaho State University Center for Economic Education invites middle school teachers to participate in a workshop designed to instruct teachers in “Making a Job” this November and December. This program is intended to bring excitement and enthusiasm to the classroom as teachers help their students create their own businesses. Gus Wheeler, a trainer from Salt Lake City, will be the instructor.

“Making a Job” helps students focus on business creation. Students will develop a business plan and identify and analyze potential business opportunities. The program can be combined into any discipline such as English, math or computers.

Teachers may earn a free professional development credit and an additional credit for $50. Up to $25 of travel expenses will be reimbursed and overnight guestrooms are available for $38.

The workshop is scheduled from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 3, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4. at the ISU Pond Student Union Building Clearwater Room. A follow- up training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2. in the same location.

Participants must R.S.V.P. to Tyler Telford at telftyle@isu.edu. by Nov. 1.

For more information, contact Telford at 282-3611.

Repertory Dance Theatre to perform Nov. 3; DRUM! to perform Nov. 4

Posted in General, Performing Arts by taylandy on the October 26th, 2006

Idaho State University will host two “A Season of Note” performances in early November. They include Utah’s Repertory Dance Theatre on Nov. 3, and DRUM! on Nov. 4.RDT dancers

Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

Utah's Repertory Dance Theatre was founded in 1966 as a fully professional modern dance company to keep alive that unique, artistic achievement, which is American Modern Dance.  “Time Capsule: A Century of Dance” is a guided tour through that history, paying homage to the ingenuity, creativity and inventive spirit of legendary 20th century choreographers.

DRUM! performersTickets for DRUM! are $28 for the main level or $22 for the upper level. Tickets for the Repertory Dance Theatre are $16 for the main level and $12 for the upper level.

Tickets can be purchased in person or via phone at the Stephens Center Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and prior to the performances.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Stephens Center Box Office at 282-3595.

Physics Department to host haunted laboratory Oct. 28

Posted in General, Events by taylandy on the October 24th, 2006

The Idaho State University Department of Physics and the ISU Society of Physics Students will host a Haunted Laboratory exhibit from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the ISU Pond Student Union Building Ballroom. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The Haunted Laboratory is a portion of the annual Halloween Carnival sponsored by the ISU Program Board. It will feature interactive exhibits designed to delight, fright and educate children.

Exhibits include:

•    “The Disembodied Head”

•    “Peppers Ghost”

•    A Van deGraaf generator

•    Tesla coils

•    Lasers moving to music

•    Illusions with smoke and mirrors

Several of the exhibits use the same principles as Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion.

For more information, contact Dr. Steven Shropshire at 282-2212 or shropshi@physics.isu.edu.

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