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ISU alumni honored during College of Technology graduation

Posted in General, People, Academics by taylandy on the May 10th, 2011

The Idaho State University College of Technology recognized two alumni during the May Graduation Ceremony held at the Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 6.

Terry Gillett received the Professional Achievement Award for the College of Technology. Gillett is currently the Chairman of TAG, GH Consulting in Phoenix, AZ. Terry graduated from the electronics program in 1971 and began his career in 1972 with AMI in Pocatello. He completed his corporate experience with Intel Corporation in Chandler, AZ in 2001. Over four decades, he worked in nearly all phases of the semi conductor business, beginning as an electronics technician and closing out his corporate career as a corporate acquisition manager.  (more…)

Idaho State University Associate Dean of Graduate School Cynthia Pemberton awarded Fulbright scholarship to teach at Malta

Posted in General, People, Academics, Featured by taylandy on the May 9th, 2011

Idaho State University's Cynthia Pemberton has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach at the University of Malta, in Misida, Republic of Malta, for the 2011-12 academic year.

"A Fulbright is like the academic Olympics," Pemberton said. "It is the gold standard in terms of academic achievement. I am thrilled, honored and delighted." (more…)

Idaho State University Professor Richard Hansen’s Maya research featured as May cover story by Smithsonian Magazine

Posted in General, People, Academics, Events, Featured by taylandy on the May 9th, 2011

Idaho State University Professor Richard Hansen's research on the Maya civilization in Guatemala's Mirador Basin is featured as the cover story of the May issue of Smithsonian magazine.

This is one of several recent or upcoming prominent events focusing on Hansen's research.

"High-profile stories like the one in the May Smithsonian Magazine help raise awareness to protect and preserve the Mirador Basin, and continue the research and conservation efforts," said Hansen, who is the director of the Mirador Basin Project and president of the Foundation for Anthropological Research and Environmental Studies (FARES). "I am much appreciative of the Smithsonian's efforts as well as the tremendous support of our partners and sponsors because this area is a treasure almost beyond description, and is worth saving." (more…)

Idaho State University’s theatre arts program awarded accreditation by National Association of Schools of Theatre

Posted in General, Academics, Performing Arts, Featured by taylandy on the May 9th, 2011

Following a four-year evaluation process, which includes a self-study and peer reviews, the Idaho State University School of Performing Arts theatre program has been awarded accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). 

NAST is an association of approximately 150 schools of theatre.  It is the national accrediting agency for theatre and theatre-related disciplines.  The association produces statistical research, provides professional development for leaders of theatre schools and engages in policy analysis.  (more…)

ISU-Meridian to host public meeting May 18 about pediatric brain injury

Posted in General, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the May 4th, 2011

The Brain Injury Association of America says traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death in the nation’s children and adolescents, and Idaho State University’s Institute of Rural Health is working with a national awareness group to change that statistic.

IRH researchers and the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation are hosting a town hall meeting to discuss brain injury risks and prevention Wednesday, May 18, 3:30 to 5 p.m., at the Joint School District No. 2 Service Center Auditorium, adjacent to the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive in Meridian. (more…)

ISU engineering professor Chikashi Sato awarded Fulbright Scholar grant to teach, do research in Nepal

Posted in General by taylandy on the May 4th, 2011

Chikashi Sato, professor of environmental engineering at Idaho State University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and do research at Tribhuvan University in Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Nepal.

Sato will spend about 80 percent of his time teaching students environmental science and engineering by addressing issues of water quality and proposing possible solutions to improve water quality and human health standards in their country. He will devote the rest of his time to initiating research activities in the development of sustainable water treatment in collaboration with Idaho State University. (more…)

Idaho State University Master of Occupational Therapy program celebrates 10th anniversary

Posted in General, People, Academics by taylandy on the May 3rd, 2011

The Idaho State University Master of Occupational Therapy program is celebrating its 10th anniversary of graduating new occupational therapists for Idaho.

According to Theodore Peterson, an ISU clinical assistant professor in the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, all of the program's graduates have passed national certification exams, for a 100-percent pass rate.

Members of the first graduating class received their diplomas in May 2001 after three years of blazing the way for future classes. (more…)

ISU College of Education honors Pocatello Principal Evelyn Robinson with 2011 Professional Achievement Award

Posted in General, People by taylandy on the May 3rd, 2011

The Idaho State University College of Education's 2011 Professional Achievement Award recipient is Evelyn Robinson, a school principal at Lewis and Clark Elementary School in Pocatello School District 25 since 1988. (more…)

Idaho State University confers 2,297 degrees and certificates at 2011 Commencement on May 7

Posted in General, People, Academics, Events, Featured by taylandy on the May 2nd, 2011

A total of 2,234 graduates received 2,297 degrees and certificates during Idaho State University's spring commencement ceremonies May 7 in Holt Arena.

Sixty-one students received multiple certificates and/or degrees.

In addition to the presentation of these degrees and certificates, three distinguished faculty members were acknowledged, 10 alumni were recognized for their professional achievement, and 13 outstanding students were recognized. (more…)

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