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Idaho State Board of Education approves tuition hikes

Idaho State Board of Education approves tuition hikes

The Idaho State Board of Education has approved tuition increases.

The board on Wednesday approved an increase of 4 percent at the University of Idaho and Boise State University.

Idaho State University will see a 3.5 percent increase and Lewis-Clark State College a 2 percent increase.

The increases mean full-time students at the University of Idaho will pay $6,784 a year and Boise State students will pay $6,640.

Idaho State University tuition rises to $6,566, while tuition at Lewis-Clark State College jumps to $5,900.

Boise State had asked for a 6.1 percent increase, while UI had asked for a 4.7 increase.

But the board said it wanted to hold increases to no more than 4 percent.

UI receives $1 million from Micron Technology Foundation

UI receives $1 million from Micron Technology Foundation

The Micron Technology Foundation announced a $1 million gift today to the University of Idaho to fund an endowed professorship in microelectronics in the College of Engineering. The gift from the Foundation will support UI’s College of Engineering as it continues to enhance its position in microelectronics education and research.


From U of I:

Fruit and vegetable grants available for Idaho schools

Fruit and vegetable grants available for Idaho schools

From the Idaho Department of Education:

Idaho elementary schools can apply now to implement the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

UI grad lands lead in Vegas production of MAMMA MIA!

UI grad lands lead in Vegas production of MAMMA MIA!

From the University of Idaho:

 

The lights of New York City may be thousands of miles from the west coast, but they reflect brightly all the way to  the University of Idaho thanks to Kimbre Lancaster, a 2008 theater arts alumna.

WSU to name new building for major donor

WSU to name new building for major donor

From WSU News:


Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd announced today that the College of Engineering and Architecture will name its newest building in recognition of PACCAR’s major donation to the school.

Ernie Kent tapped to lead WSU basketball program

Ernie Kent  tapped to lead WSU basketball program

Washington State University has confirmed that Athletic Director Bill Moos has tapped Ernie Kent to be the next men's basketball coach in Pullman.

Cougfan.com was one of the first to break the news about the hiring of the 18th Cougar basketball coach, confirmed a short time later by Dave Mahler at Sportsradio 950 KJR in Seattle. Andy Katz with ESPN said he spoke with him and the official announcement from the university is scheduled for Wednesday.

The university confirmed Kent's hiring and said a press conference would be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum.

"I am excited that Ernie will be the leader of our men?s basketball program," Moos said in a statement posted to WSUCougars.com. "I have witnessed firsthand his many talents. He has proven that he can win championships in our conference. Together we saw tremendous success at his alma mater and I have every reason to expect to see the same at mine."

WSU researcher finds peaches slow breast cancer growth

WSU researcher finds peaches slow breast cancer growth

From WSU News:


Washington State University food scientist and colleagues at Texas A&M have found that compounds in peaches can inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells and their ability to spread.