Chrome in the Dome celebrates 10-year anniversary in style; features world-renowned automotive painter Charley Hutton, drag racer Ed Jones

A scene from a previous Chrome in the Dome.

POCATELLO—This year marks the 10-year anniversary for the Chrome in the Dome car show put on by the Idaho State University College of Technology March 18 from 2 to 9 p.m. and March 19 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Holt Arena.

The family-friendly event features more than 135 car and trucks on display and about 25 motorcycles. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. [Read more…]

Idaho State University again recognized as National Center of Academic Excellence for Cyber Security

Corey Schou

POCATELLO – The U.S. departments of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency has extended Idaho State University’s recognition as a National Center of Academic Excellence for Cyber Security.

Idaho State University has been offering computer security classes since 1987. Seventeen years ago, Idaho State University and the University of Idaho were two of the first seven Centers of Academic Excellence recognized by the National Security Agency. The two programs regularly collaborate said Corey Schou, director of the ISU Informatics Research Institute and Director National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC). [Read more…]

Country music star Aaron Tippin promises a fun country night at Idaho State University

Aaron Tippin

POCATELLO — Aaron Tippin will appear with Terri Clark Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Idaho State University Stephens Performing Arts Center.

“Come have a good time. I try to bring a good time with me and share it with everybody,” Tippin said. “I’m always looking for something cool, interesting, wild and different to happen at the show.”

Tippin describes his music as, “pretty country.” [Read more…]

I Love ISU Scholarship campaign raises $212,520


POCATELLO — The 2015 annual I Love ISU campaign concluded Thursday, Sept. 17, raising $212,520 in pledges for scholarships for Idaho students.

This year’s total exceeded the goal of $205,000 set for the campaign.

Led this year by chair David G. Gates, Fire Chief of the Pocatello Fire Department, and co-chair Mary Vagner, retired School District No. 25 superintendent, more than 150 volunteers gathered pledges through weeks of peer-to-peer contacts and other activities. [Read more…]

Idaho Museum of Natural History joins Smithsonian magazine’s 11th annual Museum Day Live! Free admission on Sept. 26 with a downloadable ticket

POCATELLO – The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University in Pocatello will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 26, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 11th annual Museum Day Live!

On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. [Read more…]

Academy of Motion Picture costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis to visit Idaho State University Sept. 9-11

Academy of Motion Picture costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis

POCATELLO – Idaho State University will welcome Academy of Motion Picture costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis from Sept. 9 to 11 as a special guest in the School of Performing Arts.

“This is a rare opportunity to bring such a high level of expertise in costume design to Pocatello,” said Tara Young, ISU theatre and dance professor, and costume shop director.

During her visit, Nadoolman Landis will spend time researching the Edward Stevenson Collection housed in Special Collections at ISU’s Oboler Library. The Stevenson Collection features several hundred sketches of costumes by Stevenson from his early days as an apprentice to his final years as a costume designer for DesiLu Productions. The collection was given to ISU as a gift from his family. [Read more…]

Idaho State Universty GIS Training and Research Center designated as one of eight NASA DEVELOP Nodes

Cutline info: NASA's John Schnase, third from left, and ISU's Keith Weber, fourth from left, and NASA’s Lauren Childs-Gleason, fifth from left, worked this fall on the ISU campus with scientists and students from ISU, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and the NASA DEVELOP program headquartered at the NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia. ISU has now been designated a NASA DEVELOP node.

NASA scientists like to say, “We’re doing cool stuff right here on earth,” and a lot more of it will now be taking place at Idaho State University, which was designated as a new NASA DEVELOP research node this month.

This new recognition will expand research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students not only at ISU but for others as well, said Keith Weber, director of the ISU GIS Training and Research Center and ISU advisor for the NASA DEVELOP Node. [Read more…]

Idaho State University junior Mike Chen finishes fourth at regional debate tournament


POCATELLO— Idaho State University junior Mike Chen won the fourth-ranked individual speaker award at the Fran-Tanner Invitational debate tournament held at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls last month.

Members of Idaho State University’s James M. and Sharon E. Rupp Debate Society competed at this International Public Debate Association (IPDA) event, which included awards for the top 10 speakers. Overall, there were 50 debate entries in three divisions at the tournament. [Read more…]

I Chose ISU: Malwina Chaczko, nuclear engineering

Malwina Chaczko at work at the RISE Complex.

Malwina Chaczko was born in Jawor, Poland, and moved to the United States as a high school exchange student. She graduated from Frisco High School in Frisco, Texas, in 2007.

From there she decided to pursue her interest in science and engineering, more specifically nuclear and mechanical engineering. Chaczko applied to the top nuclear engineering schools in the country including Idaho State University, which offered her a full-ride scholarship. [Read more…]

ISU welcomes Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching assistant Seamus Barra O’ Suilleabhain to teach beginning Irish courses

Idaho State University’s Department of Global Studies and Languages will now offer students a beginning Irish language class this fall semester taught by Seamus Barra O’ Suilleabhain, a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from Ireland.

“We are fortunate to have this opportunity. The Fulbright award is meant to support and foster international understanding through travel and cultural exchange,” said Sharon Sieber, professor in the Department of Global Studies and Languages and Fulbright Program Adviser. “This is an incredible chance for our students to learn not only the Irish language, but also Irish culture from a native speaker.”

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Renowned scientist and author Jeffrey Bennett to deliver lecture “What is Relativity?” Oct. 21 at Idaho State University

POCATELLO — Jeffrey Bennett – renowned astrophysicist, NASA scientist and author of bestselling college texts, critically acclaimed books for the general public and children’s books – will deliver the lecture “What is Relativity?” from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in Room 140 of the Idaho State University Physical Science Building.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s completion of his “General Theory of Relativity.” Because some of the public knows very little about the critical importance of either the special or general theories to modern understanding of the universe, Bennett decided to put on the event. [Read more…]

Idaho State University Rupp Debate Team to host CEDA Nationals, largest intercollegiate national debate championship, March 22-26

From left, Hillary Eldredge, Jim Kluza and Luke Romero, are among the 23 students that have helped organize and coordinate the CEDA Nationals at ISU March 22-26.

A group of 23 Idaho State University students are gaining valuable experience planning and coordinating all aspects of the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) National Championship at the ISU Pocatello campus March 22-26.

The event, hosted by the ISU James M. & Sharon E. Rupp Debate Team, features 150 individual debate teams that will battle it out on campus to be named the best in the nation. This is the second time in four years that Idaho State University will host the CEDA national tournament, the largest intercollegiate national debate championship. [Read more…]

Idaho State University purchasing agent Dan Anthony retires after 42 years of service

Dan Anthony

If you've ever sat in a chair at the Idaho State University Stephens Performing Arts Center or Rendezvous Complex, ridden in an ISU vehicle, or stood by a desk in an ISU office in Pocatello, Idaho Falls or Meridian, you've encountered the work of Dan Anthony.

Anthony, about as died-in-the-wool, orange-and-black Bengal as a you can meet, is retiring as a purchasing agent April 19 after nearly 42 years of working service to ISU. During that time he has bought millions of dollars of commodities for ISU Purchasing Services, which currently processes more than 3,000 purchase orders annually totaling in excess of $20 million. [Read more…]

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

From left, Scott Ransom, Mark Gamblin, Brian Blad and Arthur Vailas.

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." [Read more…]

ISU electrical engineering Chair Mousavinezhad honored by Michigan State University with Ryder Alumni Award

S. Hossein Mousavinezhad

S. Hossein Mousavinezhad, chair of the Idaho State University Department of Electrical Engineering, has been selected to receive the John D. Ryder Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Award from the Michigan State University College of Engineering.

He will be honored at the MSU College of Engineering Alumni Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 9, in East Lansing, Mich. He also will be honored again at MSU’s spring commencement on May 10. [Read more…]

ISU alumna honored as Dental Hygienist of the Year

Lisa Higbee

It’s not the cover of the Rolling Stone, but having her picture on the cover of the November issue of Modern Hygienist magazine works just fine for Lisa Higbee, an Idaho State University alumna and dental hygienist for dentist D. Michael Sutton in Pocatello.

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Lisa HigbeeEarlier this fall, Higbee was chosen as the 2006 BreathRx® Hygienist of the Year by Discus Dental and was awarded a $5,000 prize for that honor.

Winning the award and gracing the cover of one of her favorite professional publications has been, in her words, “amazing.” Higbee, who graduated from ISU’s dental hygiene program in 1986, was one of 500 nominees/entries for the award. Judges whittled that number down to 10 finalists. Those finalists were interviewed over the phone, and Higbee made the cut to the final five and was flown to Beverly Hills to be interviewed. [Read more…]

Ed “The Outlaw” Jones, famous wheel-stander, looks forward to Chrome in the Dome

Ed “The Outlaw” Jones, professional wheel-stander, driving his machine.

POCATELLO— Ed “The Outlaw” Jones, professional wheel-stander, and his wife, Wendy, have been traveling both nationally and internationally around the globe for 40 years. As part of Ed’s 40-year career anniversary as a professional driver, they are making an appearance at Idaho State University’s Chrome in The Dome car show March 18 and 19 for its 10-year anniversary. [Read more…]

Idaho State University 115th anniversary Founder’s Day Celebration set March 11; community is invited to free barbecue, history tour

POCATELLO – In celebration of Idaho State University’s 115th anniversary, a Founder’s Day Celebration will be held on Friday, March 11, at noon on the Hutchinson Quadrangle.

After the clock tower plays the ISU Fight Song, the 1901 Student Alumni Organization will announce the 2016 class gift, the Bengal Eyes. After the announcement, a free community barbecue, history tour of campus and prize drawing will be held.

For more information, call the ISU Office of Alumni Relations, 282-3755.

Largest snake in history to open at Idaho Museum of Natural History

Fossil plants and animals found at the site reveal the earliest known rainforest, teeming with life and dating to the Paleocene, the lost world that followed the demise of the dinosaurs, 60 million years ago. Illustration by Jason Bourque, Florida Museum of Natural History

POCATELLO — Slithering in at 48 feet long and weighing an estimated 1.5 tons, a realistic replica of Titanoboa, the world’s largest snake, will open at the Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University March 19.

On March 19, the IMNH will host family friendly activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to coincide with the opening of the new exhibit “Titanoboa: Monster Snake,” a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service exhibit. Activities will include bubble snakes, snake mobiles, sleeping bag snake races and cold blooded activities. Activities are free in the museum’s Discovery Room, while Titanoboa can be seen in the gallery with payment of admission. [Read more…]

Idaho State University’s 2016 Early Registration event set April 5-8

POCATELLO– Idaho State University’s incoming freshmen and their parents are invited to participate in the 2016 early registration events scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5-8 in the Pond Student Union.

Students are to choose one day to attend. Freshmen unable to attend early registration will be able to register for fall classes beginning April 18. [Read more…]

Intrepid Idaho State University doctoral student Ariana Tart-Zelvin aims to change a state of mind

POCATELLO—Idaho State University psychology doctoral student Ariana Tart-Zelvin has completed a dissertation study to better understand what brain areas are active when healthy adults use a cognitive strategy on a working memory task.

“Working memory is a personal research interest of mine and numerous clinical populations suffer from working memory impairments,” Tart-Zelvin said. “You see impairment in working memory across different diagnosis. For example epilepsy patients, Parkinson’s patients, MS (multiple sclerosis), OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) patients all have trouble with their working memory.” [Read more…]

ISU College of Arts and Letters students gain real-world work experience by collaborating with local organizations

Karen Hartman

POCATELLO – Students attend college to receive an education to use in their future career, but Idaho State University Professor Karen Hartman believes that you must take your education one step further – gaining real world work experience.
This semester, students in her Public Relations Programs class, part of the Department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion, are collaborating with the Idaho State-Civic Symphony and the Idaho State Department of Labor Volunteer to Career program to help gain this experience. [Read more…]