AAUW to hold potluck picnic meeting Aug. 18 at Caldwell Park

POCATELLO – All those interested are invited to attend the Aug. 18 potluck picnic meeting of the Pocatello Branch of the American Association of University Women at Caldwell Park, on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Lewis Street, starting at 6 p.m.

Participants are invited to bring a dish to share, a preferred drink, and a folding chair if possible; plates, forks and napkins will be provided. The main agenda item will be planning for the branch’s annual used book sale to be held in ISU’s Reed Gymnasium foyer on Sept. 24, 25 and 26. The group will also discuss the schedule for the upcoming year and its application for an AAUW Tech Savvy grant. [Read more…]

Idaho State University professor helps establish Idaho Dance Education Organization; inaugural dance conference to be held Sept. 26 on ISU’s campus

The first IDEO conference will be held Sept. 26 on the ISU Pocatello campus.

POCATELLO – This summer Idaho State University dance professor Molly Jorgensen helped establish the Idaho Dance Education Organization (IDEO), the first National Dance Education Organization state affiliate in Idaho, with dance educators from across Idaho.

The IDEO was established when members of the executive committee for the Idaho State Department of Education met to revise the state art standards for K-12 grades. Members of that board included Jorgensen and Rachel Swenson, teaching artist for Idaho Commission on the Arts and the Utah Arts Council, and dance specialist at Idaho Fine Arts Academy, and other future IDEO board members. The two dance educators realized that Idaho needed a large organization to help bring more dance education into schools.

The group first met in February and created the necessary requirements to become an official nonprofit organization. The IDEO board of directors features Jorgensen as the treasurer, Swenson as president and Secretary Gary Larsen, dance department chair and professor at Brigham Young University-Idaho. [Read more…]

ISU Office of Alumni Relations 100th Birthday Party for Col. Kirkpatrick set April 21 at Holt Arena Caccia Field

Col. David Kirkpatrick

Idaho State University will honor Colonel David V. S. Kirkpatrick for his long service to the University with a 100th birthday celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at Holt Arena Caccia Field in the east end zone. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

“The Colonel is amazing. His mind is sharp as a tack at the tender age of 100,” said K.C. Felt, ISU alumni director. “He has been part of the fabric of Idaho State University for many, many years. His affinity for ISU has had far-reaching impact on former, current and future students. It is our honor to recognize this very special man.” [Read more…]

ISU Idaho Museum of Natural History Helicoprion shark researchers to be featured on Animal Planet’s “River Monsters” April 19, May 25

Leif Tapanila with IMNH Helicoprion shark fossil.

Animal Planet’s “River Monsters” will feature research from Idaho State University and the Idaho Museum of Natural History on the prehistoric whorl-toothed Helicoprion shark – “the most ferocious fish in the ocean during its time” – on April 19 and May 25.

A one-hour version of “River Monsters: Prehistoric Terror” will air at 7 p.m. April 19 on Animal Planet on local satellite and cable channels and a special two-hour extended version will air at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 24. [Read more…]

Got a Business Challenge? Call Bengal Solutions

When Bear Lake County leaders wanted to know how a proposed phosphate mine near Paris would affect the region, they turned to Idaho State University’s Bengal Solutions for help.

“We wanted them to flesh out information for local businesses… to help them understand the impact of the mine on the community,” said Kathy Ray, the executive director of the 4-County Alliance of Southeastern Idaho. 4-CASI is a public agency that promotes economic development and job growth in Bear Lake, Caribou, Oneida and Franklin counties. [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…]

ISU Director of Campus Public Safety Stephen Chatterton retires after 23 years of service

Stephen Chatterton

Idaho State University campus public safety Director Stephen Chatterton has retired after 23 years of service to ISU.

‘We want to commend Director Chatterton for his dedicated and exemplary service to Idaho State University, helping this University be one of the safest in the nation during his tenure,” said James Fletcher, ISU Vice President for Finance and Administration. “He was a consummate professional.” [Read more…]

Idaho State University Physics, Pocatello Kiwanis To Host a Haunted Science Lab

The Idaho State University Society of Physics Students, the Kiwanis Club of Pocatello and the ISU Department of Physics will host a Haunted Science Laboratory exhibit open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the old CARQUEST warehouse, 1161 Wilson Ave. in Pocatello, one block west of the Pizza Hut on Yellowstone Ave. [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…]