News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

April 30, 2015 — Vol. 31 No. 17

In this Issue

ISU Receives Grant For Unmanned Aircraft

Idaho State University received a $179,000 grant from the state's Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) to pursue a project with the J.R. Simplot Company to use unmanned aircraft sensors (UAS) to improve agricultural field productivity and grower profitability read more

ISU Scientists Simulate Volcanic Activity

In the morning on April 23, Idaho State University volcanologists were setting off an artificial volcanic eruption plume in a the ISU Volcanic Simulation Laboratory; later that day, using the knowledge they collected in that lab, these scientists were analyzing Chile's Calbuco volcano eruption, charting the plume's characteristics read more

News Bites

Finance and Administration to Introduce Bank of America Travel Card read more

Music Department Piano Sale Appointments Available read more

ISU Music Student Wins Scholarships with Composition read more

"Feed the Bengal Bus" May 1 and 2 read more

Amy Slack Wins Kole-McGuffey Prize read more


Biological Sciences Open House and Symposium is April 29 read more

Youth Symphony Offers Free Concert April 30 read more

Native Plant Society Kick-Off is May 2 read more

"The Snow Apple Collection" is on Display at Library May 4-July 31 read more

Children's Art Workshop Set May 9 read more

Faculty/Staff Updates

Sarah Partlow Lefevre Appointed Director of National Debate Tournament read more

James Stoutenborough Published in Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy read more

Shane Gleason Published in The Justice System Journal read more

Xiaomeng (Mona) Xu Published in Preventive Medicine Reports read more

Congratulations to the newest ISU Cares Spot Award winners read more

Employment Opportunities

The following departments have immediate promotional and transfer opportunities. For a complete job descriptions and application instructions visit Employees who hold permanent status in any of the following classifications may also contact the hiring departments directly to submit a resume and any other requested application materials.

IT Programmer Analyst-College of Technology. Apply by May 6, 2015

Please visit for a list of all current classified, non-classified, and faculty job openings. Please call Kristi Osborn at ext. 4828 with any questions.


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