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Idaho State University’s Preparatory Piano Program celebrates 10-year anniversary with new Steinway piano

Posted in General, People, Events, Performing Arts, Featured by taylandy on the August 30th, 2010

Idaho State University's Preparatory Piano Program – which has received rave reviews by both its students and instructors – is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the purchase and use of a Steinway piano.

The Steinway piano was purchased with assistance from the Bistline Foundation, which provided a $7,000 grant. The other half of the cost was covered by fees collected by the teachers in the Preparatory Piano Program. (more…)

Idaho State University civil/environmental engineering department receives $190,000 for Highway Transportation training of women and minority students

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

Idaho State University Professors Bruce Savage and Arya Ebrahimpour of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have received $190,577 from the Federal Highway Administration for a project titled “Highway Transportation Training of Women and Minority Civil Engineering Students.” 

This project involves partnership with the Idaho Transportation Department. The ISU professors will work with Ed Bala, ITD District 5 engineer, and Michelle George, ITD senior human resource specialist, to complete this project.  (more…)

Idaho State University plays many roles during ‘Extreme Makeover’ project in Pocatello

Posted in General by taylandy on the August 27th, 2010

A new residence wasn't the only surprise Jane Marshall-Spreier and her children received on Aug. 24 when they arrived back to their new home, built courtesy of efforts by ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and the Pocatello community.

At the house unveiling celebration, Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas announced that the University would provide scholarship support to the eight Spreier children.  (more…)

Grand opening celebration for Idaho State University Student Recreation Center set Tuesday, Aug. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Posted in General, Events by taylandy on the August 22nd, 2010

A grand opening celebration for the new Idaho State University Student Recreation Center will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24.

Participants should enter through the Reed Gymnasium northeast entrance at the corner of Memorial Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Official remarks will occur at 2:30 p.m. (more…)

Idaho State University Davis Gallery to feature woven works by art professor Rudy Kovacs

Posted in General, People, Exhibits, Featured by taylandy on the August 22nd, 2010

The first exhibition of fall 2010 at the Idaho State University John B. Davis Gallery is "Idaho Markings as Narrative: The Woven Form" by ISU art professor Rudy Kovacs.

An opening reception will be held Monday, Aug. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition dates are Aug. 24 – Sept. 16. (more…)

Idaho State University receives NCAA certification with one condition

Posted in General, Featured by taylandy on the August 19th, 2010

The Idaho State University Department of Athletics has received NCAA Certification with one condition, announced the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification on Thursday.

The committee today released the certification status of seven Division I member institutions that have completed the Association’s athletics certification process.

"We are pleased to see certification in 33 out of 34 items required by the NCAA, and yet we are still dedicated to completing the last item on our journey towards certification," said Jeffrey Tingey, ISU Athletic Director.

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28th annual “I Love ISU” campaign features events in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello

Posted in General, People, Events by taylandy on the August 18th, 2010

The 28th annual "I Love ISU" campaign for Idaho State University academic scholarships is off and running and will feature callers in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls and Pocatello.

The Blackfoot volunteer calling campaign will be held Aug. 25; the Idaho Falls volunteer calling campaign is Sept. 13; and the Pocatello and American Falls volunteer calling campaign will run Sept. 20-23.

"I Love ISU is an opportunity for you to become a part of ISU," said Roger Wheeler, I Love ISU co-chair.  "With your help, students can learn and better their lives with scholarships made available people like you. You can pay it forward to deserving students by contributing to this worthy tradition. Make a pledge. Be part of a legacy." (more…)

Idaho Museum of Natural History earns accreditation from American Association of Museums

Posted in General, Academics, Exhibits, Research, Featured by taylandy on the August 18th, 2010

Citing "impressive changes" made at the Idaho Museum of Natural History in the last year, the American Association of Museums has awarded the Museum full accreditation.

The accreditation lasts through 2023. The Idaho Museum of Natural History meets American Association of Museums standards in all areas. (more…)

Idaho State University, City of Pocatello/Zoo, Idaho Department of Fish and Game sign MOU to increase collaboration

Posted in General, Research, Featured by taylandy on the August 17th, 2010

It's for the grizzly bears at the Pocatello Zoo and so much more. On Tuesday, Aug. 17, Idaho State University, the City of Pocatello/Pocatello Zoo and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game signed a Memorandum of Understanding that formalizes and aims to increase the collaboration on a variety of fronts between the three entities.

"The Memorandum of Understanding formalizes the many cooperative efforts weve all been involved in for years," said Idaho State University President Arthur Vailas. “Beyond this, it provides the framework for us to expand the educational and research collaboration between ISU, the Pocatello Zoo and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, potentially greatly expanding its scope." (more…)

Businesses, organizations invited to reserve booths at annual part-time job fair

Posted in General, Events by franemil on the August 12th, 2010

            POCATELLO — Idaho State University’s tenth annual ISU Part-Time Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24 in Room 130, Suites A-C in the Rendezvous Complex.

            The fair is an opportunity for students to meet employers advertising part-time jobs. For employers, the fair offers the chance to gain visibility on campus and maximize recruiting potential. (more…)

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