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Idaho State University President Vailas outlines holdback plans in letter

Posted in General, Events, Featured by taylandy on the October 13th, 2009

In a letter to students, faculty and staff members sent Oct. 13, Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas outlined the University’s 6-percent holdback plan ordered for higher education on Sept. 25 by Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter.

Vailas said he maintained the principles and strategies he first outlined at an open forum held at Idaho State University on Sept. 28.

The letter states:

“Our proposal will have minimal impact on personnel and preserve faculty and programs essential to students and the timely completion of their degree programs and studies. (more…)

Contemporary ballet master workshop at ISU on Fridays through end of fall semester

Posted in General, People, Events by taylandy on the October 13th, 2009


Idaho State University’s student dance club, DANSON, presents master classes in contemporary ballet, taught by Paul Zmolek, on Fridays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. through Dec. 4 in the Red Hill Building Dance Studio 101.

This class provides a contemporary somatic approach to training in classical ballet, emphasizing movement, dynamic alignment, correct muscular usage and initiation. (more…)

Symphonic Band to perform concert Oct. 16 in Stephens Center

Posted in General, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the October 13th, 2009

The Idaho State University Symphonic Band will perform its first concert of the semester this coming Friday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.  The Symphonic Band is directed by Patrick Brooks, ISU Director of Bands.

The band will perform a wide-ranging program of band standards, new compositions and a works for soloist. (more…)

Idaho Conference on Health Care Oct. 30 features new format; second annual Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium invites public

Posted in General, Academics, Events, Featured, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the October 13th, 2009

The 22nd annual Idaho Conference on Health Care Oct. 30 on the theme “Caring for Idaho” features a new format and includes the second annual Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium, which is free and open to the public.

The conference, sponsored by the Idaho State University Kasiska College of Health Professions, will be transmitted from Pocatello to the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center via ISU’s distance learning network.  The conference will feature four distinct tracks, including: (more…)

ISU scholar Worsham honored as Distinguished Visiting Professor

Posted in General, People, Academics by taylandy on the October 12th, 2009

Lynn Worsham, Idaho State University professor of English and noted scholar of rhetoric, has been named the Martha Gano Houstoun Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Houston.

Worsham will visit the University of Houston Oct. 15-16, where she will deliver a major lecture on her scholarship and will spend time with faculty and graduate students discussing a range of scholarly topics. Faculty and graduate students from nearby Rice University are also invited to participate. (more…)

Idaho State University Idaho Oral Health Institute receives $329,670 grant

Posted in General, People, Academics, Exhibits, Research, Featured, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the October 12th, 2009

Idaho State University has received a $329,670 federal grant to help create the ISU Idaho Oral Health Institute (IOHI). The vision of the Institute is to provide a center for oral health education, research and clinical practice in Idaho and the Pacific Northwest, as well as nationally and internationally.

ISU received the grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). (more…)

ISU Anderson Center to host ‘Art of Gender in Everyday Life VII’; abstract postmark deadline is Oct. 19

Posted in General, People, Academics, Events by taylandy on the October 9th, 2009

A multidisciplinary conference, “The Art of Gender in Everyday Life VII,” will be held at Idaho State University on Friday, Feb. 26. 

A formal call for papers, an announcement of the conference's student paper competition, and a registration form can be found at http://www.isu.edu/andersoncenter, the Anderson Center website. Abstracts must be postmarked by Monday, Oct. 19. (more…)

Nominations now open for 51st ‘Idaho Business Leader of the Year’ recognition

Posted in General, People, Events by taylandy on the October 9th, 2009

Nominations are now open for “Idaho Business Leader of the Year.” The award, made annually since 1959, is presented by the Delta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at Idaho State University. Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of business leaders and is the oldest professional business fraternity in the nation.

 Alpha Kappa Psi volunteers annually select the winner, present the award and learn from the process of reviewing distinguished examples of business leadership from which to model and pattern their careers. (more…)

ISU to host Bioinformatics Workshop at Lava Hot Springs Oct. 15-18

Posted in General, People, Academics, Events, Featured by taylandy on the October 9th, 2009

The fifth annual Idaho State University Bioinformatics Workshop on the topic “From Genome to Phenotype” will be held Oct. 15-18 at Lava Hot Springs. About 50 participants from about 20 institutions from throughout the region are scheduled to attend. 

The 2009 workshop features a three-session research symposium with speakers from 14 institutions; a three-session education symposium concentrating on integrating genome science into college-level introductory biology class curriculums; and a three-session training workshop led by experienced ISU graduate students, giving hands-on experience with cutting-edge tools. (more…)

ISU-Meridian’s Judy Thorne awarded grant for HIV training and education

Posted in General, People, Research, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the October 9th, 2009


Idaho State University-Meridian HIV/AIDS education coordinator, Judy Thorne, has been awarded $126,000 in federal grant money to aid Idaho health professionals and practitioners in the detection and prevention of HIV and AIDS in Idaho.

Approximately $101,000 is renewal of an existing grant to train rural practitioners in administering a field test for the detection of HIV and AIDS.  Practitioners include physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists and dentists. (more…)

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