ISU faculty earn 2007 research awards

Nancy Huntly, PhD, Idaho State University professor of ecology and biology, has been named ISU's Distinguished Researcher for 2007. She will receive the award at Commencement May 12. Three additional Idaho State University faculty have received 2007 Outstanding Researcher Awards.

The 2007 Outstanding Researchers are David G. Adler, PhD, political science; Paul K. Link, PhD, geosciences; and Susan Swetnam, PhD, English. [Read more…]

College of Pharmacy receives $5.25 million gift from Utah’s ALSAM Foundation


Idaho State University’s College of Pharmacy has received a $5 million gift from The ALSAM Foundation to acquire more teaching and research space in the Treasure Valley and an additional $250,000 in pharmacy scholarships for minority students, ISU and ALSAM officials announced today.Skaggs

“With tremendous pride, I accept these gifts on behalf of Idaho State University and the College of Pharmacy,” said ISU President Arthur C. Vailas, PhD. “These generous donations from The ALSAM Foundation will serve as a catalyst in our efforts to provide quality education and fulfill our commitment to expand health-care education programs in the Treasure Valley.”

The ALSAM Foundation, a charitable organization based in Salt Lake City, is named in honor of L.S. “Sam” Skaggs and wife, Aline, who both have deep roots in Idaho. The foundation supports a variety of causes and organizations, and is committed to improving the lives of people around the world. [Read more…]

ISU awards top teaching honors to five faculty

Idaho State University psychology professor Kandi Jo Turley-Ames, PhD, has been named ISU's 2007 Distinguished Teacher. She will receive the award at Commencement May 12.

Three faculty members have been named ISU's 2007 Master Teachers. They are: Diane Allen, technical general education; Jeff Rosentreter, PhD, chemistry; Curtis L. Whitaker, PhD, English; and Jessica Winston, PhD, English.

“Idaho State University is extremely fortunate to have faculty on staff with such dedication to educating our students and the entire University community,” said ISU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert A. Wharton, PhD. [Read more…]