Committee Recommends Replacement for Campus Icon

POCATELLO – The committee charged with developing a plan to replace the former “I” icon on Red Hill has made the recommendation to replace it with another “I”, following more than a year’s discussions.

After multiple engineering studies determined that the “I” would need to be removed because of immediate safety concerns caused by the erosion on Red Hill, a committee was assembled to make a recommendation for its replacement. The committee, comprised of alumni, faculty and staff, community members, students and ISU officials, considered a variety of possibilities to replace the popular University icon. [Read more…]

I Chose ISU: Michael Fruechte

By Kristoff Kissoon, CPI Intern

Michael Fruechte has decided to return to his roots and continue his education in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Idaho State University.

Fruechte graduated from ISU in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in educational sign-language interpreting. He obtained his degree at ISU’s College of Southern Idaho campus in his hometown of Twin Falls. [Read more…]

Career Path Internship Program Provides Teaching Support for Local Schools

When junior elementary education major Emilee Schetzle first stepped into the classroom as a tutor three semesters ago, she was a bit uncomfortable.

Today, however, she walks in with confidence, and it has made a difference in the lives and learning of the students she works with at Greenacres Elementary School in Pocatello. Schetzle works at the school through the Career Path Internship program, and tutors students in small groups in math and reading. The experience has been rewarding as well as educational, she said. [Read more…]

Committee Convenes to Discuss Future Needs of ISU Presidential Residence Facility

As previously announced, a committee of constituent leaders has been assembled to assist with the public process and discussion related to the needs of the ISU presidential facility, one of the University’s 88 facilities.

The mission of this independent fact-finding committee is to assess the current condition of Servel House, which has been Idaho State University’s presidential residence facility for the last 63 years, and whether it should be repaired, renovated or restructured for the needs of the University today and into the future, and other potential options. [Read more…]

ISU Named Military Friendly School by GI Jobs Magazine

GI Jobs Magazine has once again included Idaho State University on its list of Military-Friendly schools.
The list honors the top institutions in the nation that are doing the most to welcome and serve America’s veterans and their families. Services across Idaho State University were assessed, from veteran admission numbers to services offered at the Veterans Sanctuary.
The Veterans Sanctuary is a unique program at ISU that offers support for veterans returning to school. At the Sanctuary, student veterans and their families find an environment where they can be successful and feel at home, Sanctuary Director Todd Johnson said. [Read more…]

Supporters, Alumni, Faculty and Staff Honored at Homecoming

Idaho State University will honor current faculty, alumni and supporters with awards during 2014 Homecoming.

Recipients will be honored at the President’s Alumni Recognition Dinner at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Red Lion Hotel in Pocatello, 1555 Pocatello Creek Road. A reception at 6 p.m. will precede the dinner.

Award winners are:

• Distinguished Alumnus Award – Merril D. Hoge

• William J. Bartz Award – William M. “Bill” Eames

• Achievement Award – Dr. Jennifer Eastman Attebery

• Distinguished Service Award – Randy Gaines

• President’s Medallion Awards – Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Idaho Central Credit Union and Lincoln C. and Linda J. Yamashita

• Young Alumni Award – Dr. Alexander Bolinger

• Parade Marshal – Drs. Ron and Linda Hatzenbuehler [Read more…]

Annual “I Love ISU” campaign raises $194,092.52 for scholarships

The I Love ISU campaign raised more than $190,000 for student scholarships

The 2014 annual “I Love ISU” campaign concluded Thursday, Sept. 18, raising $194,092.52 in pledges for scholarships for Southeast Idaho students. The ISU Foundation made the announcement during the after hours celebration in the Pond Student Union.

“The scholarship funds raised during this campaign will provide opportunities for our Bengals to further their education,” explained Kallee Valentine, ISU Foundation director of annual giving. “This campaign enables donors to support any program, department or college within the University.”The I Love ISU campaign raised more than $190,000 for student scholarships

Led this year by Dave Gates from the Pocatello Fire Department and Claudia Tremelling from Idaho Power, 18 teams and 175 volunteers from Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Blackfoot and American Falls worked together to gather pledges through weeks of peer-to-peer contacts and other activities.

“Once again, I’m touched by the immense generosity of our community,” said ISU President Arthur C. Vailas. “I want to personally thank our donors and campaign volunteers for their continued support of our students.”

I Love ISU is a business-to-business fundraising campaign that connects the local economy with Idaho State University. Over the last 32 years, I Love ISU has raised millions of dollars for our local students.

Seventh annual Idaho State University Stephens Foosball Tournament fundraiser set June 9

POCATELLO — The Seventh Annual Blake Stephens Foosball Tournament is June 9 at 1 p.m. at Hooligans.

The event, which raises scholarship money for student veterans attending Idaho State University, honors local Army soldier Sgt. Blake Stephens who was killed in Iraq in 2007 by a roadside bomb. Stephens often played foosball at the local establishment.

No experience is necessary. Entry fee is $12 and includes a beverage and t-shirt.

The Sgt. Blake Stephens Scholarship became the official scholarship of ISU's Veterans Sanctuary program in 2010.

Hooligans is located at 122 N. Third Ave. For more information, contact Evan Preutt at 234-0213.

Idaho State University ranks in the top 15 nationally among lowest-cost public universities with high starting salaries

POCATELLO — Idaho State University ranks as the 15th lowest-cost public university with high starting salaries, according to a national survey of 4,000 colleges and universities. (ACO) has released a unique new list of 60 low-cost colleges with graduates who earn high starting salaries. To compile its list, ACO reviewed four-year, fully-accredited public institutions with in-state tuition of less than $5,000 per year (not including fees), and with average starting salaries for graduates of more than $40,000 per year. The website also looked at mid-career salary averages as well as the overall return on investment for the degree. [Read more…]

I Love ISU scholarship campaign raises $364,163

From left, KC Felt, Deb Thompson, ISU President Arthur Vailas, Teresa Borrenpohl and Gary Black.

The 2012 annual "I Love ISU" campaign concluded Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, raising $364,163 in pledges for scholarships for Southeast Idaho students.

Led this year by Deb Thompson and Gary Black, 20 team captains and more than 180 volunteers in Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Blackfoot and American Falls worked together to gather pledges through weeks of peer to peer contacts and other activities. [Read more…]