Student group to be honored for senior-health program

Generosity by an Idaho State University student group in Pocatello recently earned the group recognition at a national convention in Texas.

Members of ISU's Beta Rho Chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron (Phi U), a national honor society for family and consumer sciences, will be honored with a second-place Certificate of Merit Award at the society's national meeting on Sept. 28 in Grapevine, Texas. The ISU group will be acknowledged for its program "The Path to Nutrition and Health," which was designed for senior citizens in the Pocatello area. The ISU chapter of Phi U is made up of dietetic and family and consumer sciences majors. [Read more…]

ISU Office of Research seeking 2007 ‘Distinguished Researcher’ nominations

The Idaho State University Office of Research is announcing a call for nominations for the ISU Distinguished Researcher Award of 2007.

This award will honor a faculty member who has contributed significantly to the University's research effort. The award recipient is honored at spring Commencement exercises as the Distinguished Researcher and will be given a cash award of $2,500. [Read more…]

Thelma E. Stephens, namesake of performing arts center, remembered for generous giving to ISU

Thelma E. Stephens

Thelma E. StephensAwe at the generosity of Thelma E. Stephens mixed with sadness among Idaho State University administrators and faculty members, who praised Stephens' life and legacy. The lead donor to the University's new performing arts center died Sept. 15 at age 98.

Stephens and her late husband, L.E., were major donors to Idaho State University. They contributed about $12 million toward the construction of the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, on Bartz Hill in Pocatello.

Thelma Stephens died at a Boise hospital after falling earlier in the week and breaking her hip. Funeral services were held Sept. 19 in Boise.

"The impact Thelma made on this University is incredible," said Dr. Kent Tingey, ISU vice president for advancement. "It was her lead gift that made the Stephens Performing Art Center possible, and everyone knows the impact that center is having on this University and this part of the state. We will be forever grateful to her." [Read more…]