Clinical laboratory science student Katharine Eby wins national scholarship

Idaho State University clinical laboratory science student, Katharine Eby, has been awarded a $1,500 undergraduate scholarship from the Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity, the national honorary fraternity of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

“This scholarship means a great deal to me. I am humbled and grateful to receive an award on the national level,” said Eby, who will graduate from the Pocatello campus in May 2010. She intends to enroll in graduate school after she receives her bachelor’s degree.

Eby, who chose to study clinical lab science because of her interests in biology and the health professions, is a 2006 graduate of Bonners Ferry High School in Bonners Ferry.

She will receive the scholarship at the 77th annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, July 21-25, in Chicago.

Professor Charles Peterson earns 2009 Jerome Bigelow award

Charles R. Peterson

 Idaho State University biological sciences Professor Charles R. Peterson has been honored with the Jerome Bigelow Award for outstanding service to scientific research by the ISU chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.

Each year at its annual spring banquet Sigma Xi presents the Bigelow Award to a scientist or engineer who embodies Sigma Xi’s mission in science and engineering education, research ethics, public understanding of science, international research cooperation and the health of the research enterprise. The Bigelow Award is named in honor of Jerome Bigelow, late ISU chemistry professor.  Bigelow was one of the founding members of the ISU chapter of Sigma Xi, and was a dedicated chemistry researcher and outstanding educator. [Read more…]

Idaho Museum of Natural History offers kids classes for ESL students

The Idaho Museum of Natural History is presenting a unique opportunity for children for whom English is not their native language, commonly known as English as Second Language (ESL) Learners. The classes are a special project produced in conjunction with graduate students at the Idaho State University College of Education.

Earth Alive: Plants & Animals is for children who have completed first through third grades and will be taught by ESL educator Rhea Raper. Participants will learn about the earth, plants, and animals as they focus on how living things develop and adapt themselves to their habitats. The classes will be held June 22 – 26, 2009 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. [Read more…]

Annual Claude Larsen Memorial Golf Tournament set July 18

  The Idaho State University Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG) will hold the seventh annual Claude Larsen Memorial Golf Tournament on July 18 at the Riverside Golf Course in Pocatello.

Registration for the four-person scramble will be at 7 a.m. and tee off at 8 a.m.  Early registration is $40 per person and is due by 5 p.m. July 16. Late registration is $45 per person. Participants can register for the tournament at the CW HOG Office inside the ISU Pond Student Union, or either the Highland or Riverside Golf courses.

For more information call CW HOG at 282-3912. [Read more…]

CW HOG Kids Camps Scheduled in July

 The CW HOG annual Kids Camp is scheduled July 6-11.  Space is limited to 30 children ages 7-14, all ability levels welcome.

The cost is $250 per week per child.

CW HOG, the Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group, is a program of the Idaho State University Outdoor Program that provides outdoor recreation opportunities for those with and without disabilities.

Camp activities include team building and challenge course activities, kayaking, rock climbing, arts and crafts activities, horseback riding at Harriman State Park, a half-day scuba dive, an overnight camping trip, and whitewater rafting.

Lunch and a snack are provided each day except Friday, and dinner and breakfast are furnished during the overnight outing.

For additional camp information, call CW HOG at 282-3912.

KISU celebrates 10th birthday

Jerry Miller

KISU-FM radio, located on the campus of Idaho State University in Pocatello, will celebrate its 10th birthday on June 4. The station first signed on the air in June of 1999, broadcasting from its current location on the bottom floor of the Pond Student Union Building at ISU.

KISU general manager Jerry Miller will celebrate his 10th anniversary at KISU in November. He started just before Thanksgiving in1999, replacing Richard Hetland, the original general manager. [Read more…]