ISU to present High School Choral Invitational Festival Concert Oct. 14

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NobleThe Idaho State University music department will present the High School Choral Invitational Festival Concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

The concert will feature nearly 500 students from 14 high schools from throughout Idaho who are participating in a two-day workshop for choral groups hosted by the ISU choral music program. In addition, the ISU Concert Choir and ISU Women's Choir will be featured in the evening performance.

Weston Noble, an internationally known choral conductor, will direct the concert and workshop.

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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…]

Severe child behavior is focus of $515,000 grant

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PetersonIdaho State University special education professor Dr. Stephanie M. Peterson will explore new tactics for teachers to employ to work more effectively with children with disabilities who engage in severe problem behaviors and who avoid completing school tasks.

The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences has awarded a $515,384 grant to Peterson to explore this problem, and perhaps come up with new solutions for teachers.

Peterson and her four graduate assistants will work with children in kindergarten through sixth grade. The ISU researchers will work with teachers and administrators in the Pocatello, Blackfoot and Minidoka school districts. [Read more…]

‘Vagina Monologues’ auditions set Oct. 3, 7

Idaho State University will hold auditions for "The Vagina Monologues" at the Pond Student Union Building Bengal Café from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 and from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 7.

The performance is an annual event to raise money to stop violence against women and girls. All proceeds will go to local organizations supporting that cause.

"You don't need acting experience to be in the production, just a willingness to help a good cause," said Dr. Debra Easterly, research administrator for ISU.

For more information, contact Easterly at 282-2618 or eastdebb@isu.edu.

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…]