Idaho State University Presents Dr. Paul Lauren on Sept. 25

Idaho State University will present "Violence, the 'Conscience of Mankind,' and Human Rights," a lecture given by Dr. Paul Lauren on Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stephens Performing Arts Center, Rotunda.

Lauren is the first person to be named as a Regents Professor at the University of Montana. He is an internationally recognized teacher and scholar on diplomacy, international relations and human rights. Lauren has published many articles, chapters and 11 books, some of which have been translated into seven different languages including the widely read Force and Statecraft and The Evolution of International Human Rights: Visions Seen, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

This lecture is free and open to the public, with refreshments following.

Idaho State University Named Military Friendly School

For the fourth consecutive year Idaho State University has been named one of the country’s "Military Friendly Schools."  The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. [Read more…]

Submissions Sought for Holiday Card Contest

POCATELLO — Idaho State University undergraduate and graduate students can enter a contest to create the design for this year's ISU holiday card.   

The contest winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, and the runner up will earn a $500 cash prize. The winning entry will appear on the University holiday card, which is sent to thousands of University family members and supporters.

The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Oct. 15 and the winning selection will be announced by Oct. 19. Entrants should try to capture the spirit and beauty of the winter holiday season, while thematically incorporating ISU. [Read more…]

The Couch Potato Effect: Can you satisfy a goal by watching others?

            You sit on the couch and watch people cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon. You tune into “The Biggest Loser” and see contestants drop pounds. Your coworker lands a big job promotion.

            Does watching someone complete a goal motivate us to complete a similar goal?  How do the goals of others impact our own efforts?  

            Idaho State University assistant psychology professor, Kathleen McCulloch, Ph.D., explores these questions in an article titled “Vicarious goal satiation in the May issue, (volume 47, issue 3)  of  the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. [Read more…]

Kregg Aytes Named College of Business Interim Dean

Idaho State University has appointed Kregg Aytes interim dean of the College of Business.

            “Professor Aytes is the ideal person to serve in an interim capacity until we can conduct a national search for a permanent dean,” said ISU Provost Gary Olson. “He will bring energy and new ideas to college as we enter the new academic year.” [Read more…]

Businesses, organizations invited to reserve booths at annual part-time job fair

            POCATELLO — Idaho State University’s tenth annual ISU PartTime Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24 in Room 130, Suites A-C in the Rendezvous Complex.

            The fair is an opportunity for students to meet employers advertising parttime jobs. For employers, the fair offers the chance to gain visibility on campus and maximize recruiting potential. [Read more…]