News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

September 2, 2013 — Vol. 29 No. 30

In this Issue

GIS Center Aids in Wildfire Recovery Planning

35 minutes. That's how long it took for the Idaho State University GIS Center to produce a detailed report that gave Bureau of Land Management wildfire managers information they needed to plan for the recovery of the State Wildfire that burned on the Idaho-Utah border earlier this month - and the wildfire wasn't even out yet. (read more...)

Amending the Tree of Life: Article in prestigious journal by ISU Professor Kelchner advocates for shift in evolutionary and genomic research

Charles Darwin famously included only one illustration in his book "On the Origin of Species" published in 1859. (read more...)

Faculty/Staff Updates

Idaho State University-Meridian academic dean, Bessie Katsilometes, and husband, Tom, were honored as Idaho Hometown Heroes at a dinner and awards ceremony Aug. 30 at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello (read more...)

ISU Geosciences Professor Paul Link received the Distinguished Service Award from the Tobacco Root Geological Society at their 2013 meeting in Salmon on Aug. 1 (read more...)

Joni Loftin, Clinical Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders, was recently named to the Poster Committee for the 2014 Convention of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (read more...)

News Bites

Michael Ballam will present an evening of music to support the Idaho State University School of Performing Arts Theatre/Dance Department Sept. 13 (read more...)

Idaho State University alumni, Kyle Packer, will be signing his new children's book "Stare If You Dare" at the CW HOG Pig Out on Saturday, Sept. 14 (read more...)

In its 32nd year, the Idaho State University Pocatello Pump set Sept. 14 and 15 is the oldest rock climbing competition in the United States (read more...)

The Idaho State University Department of Dental Hygiene will celebrate its 50th anniversary Oct. 4-5 with a variety of events including a reunion, presentation, and reception in conjunction with ISU's Homecoming (read more...)

Idaho State Athletics has announced changes to its ticket prices for the upcoming men's and women's basketball season (read more...)