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Idaho State University to expand Idaho Falls engineering programs

Posted in General, Academics, Events, Featured by taylandy on the July 24th, 2008

Undergraduate engineering students in the Idaho Falls area will have access to three additional programs at Idaho State University – Idaho Falls beginning in fall 2008, the College of Engineering has announced.

The College of Engineering will extend its electrical, civil and mechanical engineering Bachelor of Science programs to University Place. The programs will continue to be offered at ISU's main campus in Pocatello. (more…)

Qwest gift benefits ISU adaptive horse riding program

Posted in General, People, Academics, Featured by taylandy on the July 24th, 2008

A $7,471 donation by the Qwest Family & Work Development Fund will benefit the Idaho State University adaptive horse-riding program.

“Without this kind of support we couldn’t function,” said JoLynn Angle, director of the Idaho State University Riding Instruction Development and Education (RIDE) program. “We’ll use this donation to purchase an adaptive saddle and other adaptive equipment for persons with disabilities participating in our program. We also will use it to buy a mounting ramp for people in wheelchairs to use to get on our horses, and to purchase riding helmets.” (more…)

‘Walk and Roll for Inclusion’ celebration scheduled July 28

Posted in General, People, Events by taylandy on the July 24th, 2008

The “Walk and Roll for Inclusion” American Disability Act 18th anniversary celebration is scheduled from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, July 28, in Pocatello.

The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. at LIFE, Inc., located at 640 N. Pershing. Participants will gather and then at 2 p.m. will “Walk and Roll” to Tydeman Park, where, at 3 p.m., a Mayor’s Proclamation will be given. (more…)

ISU continues leadership in cyber security; IRI, NIATEC recertified

Posted in General, People, Academics, Events by taylandy on the July 24th, 2008

In June, Idaho State University joined EDS, Microsoft, the federal government and the largest organization certifying computer security processionals, (ISC)2, to conduct the 12th colloquium for information systems security education held at the University of Texas at Dallas campus.

Corey Schou, Ph.D., associate dean of information systems at the ISU College of Business, university professor of informatics, and director of the ISU Informatics Research Institute, is a founder of and is chair of The Colloquium. (more…)

ISU Public Safety, IDFG take steps to corral cougars seen on ISU campus

Posted in General, People, Events, Featured by taylandy on the July 22nd, 2008

The Idaho State University Public Safety and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are working together to locate a cougar or cougars that have been sighted on the ISU campus.

The latest sighting was Sunday, July 20, at approximately 11 p.m. when an adult cougar was reported to be chasing two deer in the area between the ISU Biological Sciences Building and Reed Gymnasium. The cougar chased the deer up Bartz Road past Schubert Heights where they ran into the brush. This is the third time in the last three months cougars have been seen on the ISU campus. (more…)

‘Mr. ISU’ Earl Pond leaves lasting legacy

Posted in General, People, Featured by taylandy on the July 22nd, 2008

Earl R. Pond, known locally as ‘Mr. ISU’ and for whom the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Building is named, died Monday, July 21, from a sudden illness.

“We are truly grateful to Earl Pond for his leadership and commitment to Idaho State University and our community,” said Arthur C. Vailas, ISU President. “He will truly be remembered for his accomplishments and contributions to student life.” (more…)

Idaho State University to co-host international nuclear-systems analysis workshop in Idaho Falls

Posted in General, Events, Research, Featured by hueganth on the July 17th, 2008

A workshop that begins Monday, July 21, at University Place in Idaho Falls on the validation and verification of nuclear-systems analysis will put an international spotlight on eastern Idaho, says Idaho State University’s nuclear engineering department chair.

“This event will contribute to the enhanced recognition of eastern Idaho organizations – Idaho State University, Idaho National Laboratory and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies – as significant contributors to the international nuclear research effort," said George Imel, Ph.D. (more…)

Repertory Festival presents three plays at ISU through July 30

Posted in General, Events, Performing Arts, Featured by taylandy on the July 16th, 2008

The Idaho State University Summer Theatre Repertory Festival will present Disney’s “High School Musical,” and two comedies “A Tuna Christmas” and “The Diaries of Adam and Eve” from July 16-30 on the Idaho State University campus. (more…)

Idaho Choral Festival runs July 16-20; schedule listed

Posted in General, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the July 16th, 2008

The sixth Idaho International Choral Festival, running July 16-20, will provide Idaho and the intermountain region with one of the finest musical experiences in the west this year. Events are scheduled in Pocatello at Idaho State University’s L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center and Holt Arena, as well as in Blackfoot and Marsh Valley. (more…)

Women’s Business Symposium set Aug. 6 at ISU

Posted in General, Events by taylandy on the July 15th, 2008

The Idaho State University Idaho Small Business Development Center (SDBC) is once again presenting the Women’s Business Symposium, a day-long event open to all and featuring a program of interest to current and prospective business owners, managers and their employees. The symposium will be held at the ISU Pond Student Union Building from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6. (more…)

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