ISU finishes final round at Bobcat Invitational

BY JOURNAL STAFF

The Idaho State women’s golf team finished its last round at the Bobcat Spring Invitational at Tres Rios Golf Course in Goodyear, Arizona, in 10th place with a three-round score of 1,008.

Katrina Weil led the Bengals with a 78 in round three and finished with a score of 240 for the tournament, tying for 31st overall.

In second place on the team, Taylor Howell tallied a score of 82 in the final round to finish with an overall score of  253.

Kylie Martens finished the tournament with an 85 in the last round and 255 overall.

Rachel Taylor shot 90 in the third round for a total score of 263.

Jenna Sharp scored 89 in the last round and ended up with a total of 264.

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ISU debate pair win national championship

 

BY ANDREW TAYLOR
For The Journal

ISU seniors Patrick Loftus, from Coeur d’Alene, and Brock Sondrup, Idaho Falls, weathered a snow emergency and won the Pi Kappa Delta National Championship in British Parliamentary Debate, bringing home ISU’s firstever national championship in debate.

“We’ve placed as high as third at CEDA Nationals in 2007. But, to my knowledge, the PKD win is our firstever national title,” said Sarah Partlow Lefevre, director of the ISU James M. and Sharon E. Rupp Debate Society. “We are incredibly lucky to have such great success in our first year competing in British Parliamentary Debate.”

The ISU team members also tied with each other for fourth-place speaker awards. Loftus and Sondrup traveled with two coaches and three other members  of the ISU debate society to Ohio University to compete in the tournament in early March.

Loftus and Sondrup competed for three days, culminating in receiving the championship’s First Place, Top Superior Award in British Parliamentary debate award. British Parliamentary debate is a team debate in which four teams from different schools compete in a single round. The teams are then ranked from first place to fourth place and points are assigned. Loftus and Sondrup were ranked No. 1 in 75 percent of their debates. Tristin Herup-Wheeler and Aurora Zantman, from Kuna, and Mike Eyre, from Boise, also traveled to Ohio.

Examples of topics included: “This house believes a cut in military spending is necessary to fund social programs;” “This house would remove all nonmedical exemptions for vaccinations;” and “This house supports President Obama’s executive action on immigration.”

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Survivorman and Bigfoot: Stroud coming to Pocatello to share adventures

 

  BY MICHAEL H. O’DONNELLmodonnell@journalnet.com

exploration of the existence of a relic hominoid such as sasquatch has been a major focus in Meldrum’s work for years. The professor maintains a website at www.isu.edu/rhi   that explores the issue.

POCATELLO — “Survivorman” Les Stroud is coming to Idaho State University to share evidence of the existence of a sasquatch or Bigfoot with ISU professor Jeff Meldrum next week.

Stroud will also share his adventures in the making of a two-part special for the Discovery Channel called “Survivorman Bigfoot” with an audience at the Museum of Clean event center Wednesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. The cost will be $7 for students with an ISU Bengal ID and $10 for the general public.

“He will be presenting his evidence  of sasquatch,” Meldrum said about Stroud’s event at the Museum of Clean.

Prior to the engagement, Stroud will have a film crew capturing Meldrum’s thoughts about the evidence Stroud has collected during the process of doing a follow-up to his original Bigfoot exploration on the Discovery Channel.

“I’ll have an opportunity to comment on that evidence,” Meldrum said, adding he had no idea what Stroud has collected. “I don’t know what he’s bringing at this point.”

Meldrum’s office in the Gale Life Sciences Building on the ISU campus is filled with plaster of paris casts of Bigfoot prints and hair samples The      “My argument is “let’s do some science on the evidence we have,’” Meldrum said.

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ISU Debate captures national title in Pi Kappa Delta’s British Parliamentary Debate Competition

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Idaho State University news release: 

POCATELLO – Idaho State University seniors Patrick Loftus, from Coeur d’Alene, and Brock Sondrup, Idaho Falls, weathered a snow emergency and won the Pi Kappa Delta National Championship in British Parliamentary Debate, bringing home ISU’s first-ever national championship in debate.

“We’ve placed as high as third at CEDA Nationals in 2007. But, to my knowledge, the PKD win is our first-ever national title,” said Sarah Partlow Lefevre, director of the ISU James M. and Sharon E. Rupp Debate Society. “We are incredibly lucky to have such great success in our first year competing in British Parliamentary Debate.”

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ISU “Graduate Student Research Day Recognition” winners announced

ISU news release

Poster Presentations photo.

Poster Presentations photo.

POCATELLO- Idaho State University Graduate School has announced the winners of the 2015 Graduate Student Research Day held in late March.

“We had excellent turnout for this year’s Graduate Student Research Day,” said Tracy Collum, associate dean, for the Graduate School. “We are pleased to announce the winners from a field of strong entries in both categories.”

Each student had a specific informative topic they either presented on or designed a poster around. The oral presentation consisted of many different themes, Pedagogy and Writing in Multiple Modes, Psychology and Health, History and Society, Natural Science and Environment Studies, Narrative and Analysis and Pedagogy and Online Tools.

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Four ISU faculty members honored with Outstanding Service awards

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POCATELLO – Four Idaho State University faculty members have been chosen to receive 2015 Outstanding Service awards.

They will be honored at a reception held on April 8 and one will be chosen for the 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

The faculty members receiving these awards are Cal Edwards, Caryn Evilia, Cindy Seiger and Cathleen Tarp.

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ISU’s Henderson recieves Big Sky accolades

BY JOURNAL STAFF

Idaho State senior heptathlete Logan Henderson was named Big Sky Track Athlete of the Week by the conference for his first-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles at the UVU Invitational.

Henderson ran a personal-best time of 52.09 seconds, placing first and qualifying for the Big Sky Championships. His time currently ranks first in the conference and 27th in the country.

The Bengals continue the outdoor campaign Saturday as they travel to Greeley, Colorado for the Tom Benich Invitational hosted by the University of Northern Colorado.

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Bengals take doubles but fall to Vandals

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CHUBBUCK — Two doubles victories were the highlight of the weekend match as Idaho State fell 5-2 to the University of Idaho Sunday at Capell Park.

After dropping the No. 1 doubles spot the Bengals needed to win each of the other two matchups in order to secure the point. Krzysztof Stempien and Josh Goodwin powered past their opponent 6-2 in the No. 2 spot to set up the winner-take-all match at No. 3

Cody Miller and Orin Duffin appeared destined to easily snatch the win as they led 5-4 and were serving for the match. However, the Vandals scored quickly off Duffin’s serve and led 40-15.

The Bengals would not be  denied as the pair won two points at the net and then Duffin ripped an ace for the matchpoint win.

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