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Idaho State University emeritus sociology professor Aho reflects on 40-year career

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research by taylandy on the April 30th, 2010

During his 40-year teaching and academic career at Idaho State University, James Aho, emeritus professor of sociology, has penned eight books on a broad spectrum of topics.

It is only fitting then, that since retiring from ISU in December, he has been writing a ninth book, with a working title of “Sociological Trespasses: Interrogating Sin and Flesh.”

“One reason I’ve been looking forward to retiring,” said the 67-year-old professor, “is that it will afford me more time to write.” (more…)

Idaho State University engineering students take top finishes at ASCE northwest competition

Posted in General, People, Events by taylandy on the April 30th, 2010

Idaho State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering students recently placed first in two events and second in another at the 2010 American Society of Civil Engineering Pacific Northwest Regional Conference.

The Idaho State University engineering students took first place in surveying and in an environmental challenge competition, and second in the steel bridge competition. (more…)

ISU rodeo team members headed to College National Finals Rodeo

Posted in General, People, Events by taylandy on the April 30th, 2010


Four Idaho State University Rodeo Team members are headed to the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR), June 13-19 in Casper, Wyo.

The are Montana Barlow, Cy Eames, Kim Sanford, and Kyle VanBiezen will represent the University as they compete for a chance to win national titles. (more…)

ISU-Meridian graduates its largest class ever; Laura Bainbridge takes top student excellence honor

Posted in General, People, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the April 30th, 2010
“I am thrilled and honored to receive this award. It is very unexpected,” said nursing graduate Laura Bainbridge after she was named Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center’s 2010 Student Excellence Award winner at graduation exercises April 26 in Boise.

Approximately 1,000 people watched from the audience as ISU graduated its largest class ever in the Treasure Valley. Commencement speaker was Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little. (more…)

ISU Mind’s Eye ‘An Ordinary Day’ exhibit displays 24-hour photographic portrait of Pocatello, Chubbuck

Posted in General, People, Exhibits by taylandy on the April 29th, 2010

Two-dozen students in Idaho State University Associate Professor Tom Terry’s photojournalism course spent Wednesday, March 10, fanning across Pocatello and Chubbuck in the darkness, the daylight and the winds. The results of their 24-hour photographic portrait of the two towns will be showcased at the Mind’s Eye Gallery in the Rendezvous Complex on the ISU campus throughout May.

The show’s title is “An Ordinary Day,” because, according to Terry, the day was selected and the assignment designed to just capture whatever was going on that day. A reception will be held to launch the show on Monday, May 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the gallery. (more…)

Idaho State University lands Turkish scholar as Fulbright Teaching Assistant; will offer Turkish language courses

Posted in General, People, Academics by taylandy on the April 29th, 2010

Because it has received a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FTLA) in Turkish, Idaho State University will offer Turkish language classes during the 2010-11 academic year.

The new ISU Fulbright teaching assistant is Sebnem Kurt, from Kirklareli, Turkey, who is currently a university instructor at Akdeniz University in Antalya. She has been teaching English Language Training there for the last three years. (more…)

Three Idaho State faculty members — Ames, Appleby and Thackray — honored as 2010 Distinguished Faculty

Posted in General, People, Events, Featured by taylandy on the April 29th, 2010

Three Idaho State University faculty members were named as Distinguished Faculty at an award ceremony on April 28 at the Stephens Performing Arts Center, and will be honored at ISU commencement May 8.

They are Karen Appleby, associate professor in the sport science and physical education department, Distinguished Teacher; Daniel Ames, associate professor in the Department of Geosciences, Distinguished Researcher; and Glenn Thackray, professor of geosciences, Distinguished Public Service Award. (more…)

Idaho State University counseling program ranked 13th in nation by U.S. News and World Report

Posted in General, Academics, Featured by taylandy on the April 28th, 2010

U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Idaho State University counseling program tied as the 13th best program of its kind in the country in the magazine's ratings that came out earlier this month.

The Idaho State University counseling program received the ranking under the category of Best Education Schools Specialty Rankings: Student Counseling and Personnel Services. (more…)

Idaho Museum of Natural History to offer two-day geology teacher workshops this summer

Posted in General, Academics by taylandy on the April 28th, 2010


This summer the Idaho Geology Outreach (IGO) Project: Bridging the Natural History Gap, under the auspices of the Idaho Museum of Natural History’s Education Resources Office, will offer three unique two-day teacher workshops for elementary and middle school educators who are interested in learning more about their local Idaho geology and how to incorporate it into their earth science curriculum. (more…)

Political science Professor Lybecker honored as Teacher of the Year by Associated Students of Idaho State University

Posted in General, People by taylandy on the April 28th, 2010

Donna Lybecker, Idaho State University associate professor of political science, has been awarded the Associated Students of ISU Teacher of the Year Award.

Lybecker was recognized at a banquet on April 26. (more…)

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