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2009 ‘I Love ISU’ scholarship campaign raises more than $366,000 in pledges

Posted in General, People, Events, Featured by taylandy on the September 30th, 2009

The 2009 “I Love ISU” campaign raised $366,184 in pledges for Idaho State University scholarships, exceeding this year’s goal by more than $11,000.

More than 230 area volunteers, with tenacity and commitment to Idaho State University and higher education, insured that the 2009 ‘I Love ISU’ campaign would be a success, said KC Felt, ISU director of annual giving. (more…)

Idaho Technology Incentive grants fund Idaho State University programs

Posted in General, People, Academics, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the September 30th, 2009

Idaho State University received more than $368,000 in Idaho Technology Incentive Grants in fiscal year 2010 from the Idaho State Board of Education’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Research in Idaho.

These grants are designed to integrate technology into curriculums, enhance the rate and quality of student learning, enhance faculty productivity and increase access to educational programs. (more…)

Sixth annual ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ fundraiser set Oct. 7 in Idaho Falls, Oct. 8 in Pocatello

Posted in General, People, Events by taylandy on the September 30th, 2009

The Idaho State University Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center and the Family Service Alliance has announced that the sixth annual “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month will be held Oct. 7 in Idaho Falls and Oct. 8 in Pocatello.

For the first time, the walk will be held in Idaho Falls from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Bennion Student Union at University Place.

Then, on Oct. 8, the Pocatello walk will run from 4 to 6 p.m., starting on steps of the Bannock County Courthouse (624 E. Center) and ending on ISU’s Hutchinson Quadrangle. (more…)

Nuclear Regulatory Commission contracts with Idaho State University to provide training

Posted in General, People, Academics by taylandy on the September 30th, 2009

Idaho State University’s College of Engineering and College of Technology will team up to provide special training courses for engineers.  

The College of Engineering recently received a five-year, $617,000 contract from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to teach the special courses for NRC engineers on the operation and requirements for motor operated valves at commercial nuclear power plants. (more…)

Spooky Science Fun at ISU on Oct. 10

Posted in General, Events by taylandy on the September 30th, 2009

The Idaho State University Department of Physics and the Idaho Museum of Natural History will hold a Saturday Science class covering the science of Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 10, for children in third through fifth grade. (more…)

Graduate Student Association will host Second Friday at Rendezvous Complex

Posted in General by taylandy on the September 30th, 2009

Idaho State University College of Arts and Sciences Dean Scott Hughes, Kasiska College of Health Professions Interim Dean Stephen Feit, College of Business Dean Ken Smith and College of Engineering Associate Dean Subbaram Naidu will be the featured panel speakers on Oct. 9 at Second Friday, a monthly event hosted by the ISU Graduate Student Association.

Second Friday will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Suite A of the Rendezvous Complex. Admission to the event is free, and light refreshments are provided. (more…)

NOAA’s National Weather Service declares Idaho State University StormReady┬«

Posted in General, Events by taylandy on the September 29th, 2009

Officials from NOAA's National Weather Service recognized Idaho State University for completing a set of rigorous coordination guidelines necessary to earn the distinction of being StormReady® at a ceremony on Sept. 29 at the Pond Student Union.

“Here in southeast Idaho, our natural environment and diverse terrain come coupled with severe weather risks in every season—especially from blizzards and extreme cold in winter. These risks require constant communication with community officials year round,” said Rick Dittmann, meteorologist-in-charge of the National Weather Service weather forecast office in Pocatello. “The StormReady process arms us with improved communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property – before and during a weather event.” (more…)

Idaho State University Homecoming runs Sept. 28-Oct. 3; variety of events planned

Posted in General, People, Events, Featured by taylandy on the September 28th, 2009

Idaho State University’s Homecoming 2009 with the theme “Cruising with the Cats!” will feature a variety of events culminating with a Homecoming Parade at 10 a.m. and football game at 3:35 p.m. on Oct. 3.

“We invite the entire community to help celebrate Homecoming through the variety of events offered, from the Rock ‘n’ Roll with the Alumni Cats dance at Pinehurst Nursery on Oct. 1 to the Homecoming Royalty Competition,” said Bill Kobus, director of Alumni Relations. “Help us celebrate by attending the parade, the pre-game tailgate party outside Holt Arena, and finally by attending the football game to cheer on our Bengals.” (more…)

Wellness symposium, fair set Sept. 30 at Idaho State University

Posted in General, People, Events by taylandy on the September 25th, 2009

The first annual Idaho State University Counseling, Testing, and Career Services Wellness Symposium and campus Wellness Booth Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Pond Student Union.

The symposium’s free sessions will be held in the North Fork and Middle Fork Rooms. The event is being held in collaboration with other ISU mental health professionals. It is designed to provide ISU students, faculty and staff, and members of the community with a broad range of educational wellness presentations intended to increase individual awareness of what might be done to enhance an individual’s ability to live a quality and balanced life. (more…)

Grand opening for Veterans’ Sanctuary Program set Sept. 30

Posted in General, People, Events by taylandy on the September 24th, 2009

A grand opening ceremony for Idaho State University’s Veterans’ Sanctuary program will take place at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 in the Atrium of the Rendezvous Complex.

“The Veterans’ Sanctuary is a unique program that offers a comprehensive and unequaled system of support to our nation’s finest as they transition from military to campus life,” said Casey Santee, ISU Veterans recruiter/counselor. “Our mission is simple: first-class service for those who have served their country.” (more…)

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