July 2020
Good stuff goin' on
This month’s newsletter addition is devoted to some shout-outs about good things going on this summer.
Students are Engaging with Our Services

A whopping 2,570 advising appointments have taken place on Zoom and Google Meets and 8,036 via phone since March 16, with emails responding to advising inquiries (15,326) bringing advising contacts up to 25,932 despite physical distancing!

The Career Center reports that over 500 students have reached out for appointments even with our move to Zoom and phone call options.
"Suit Up!" - Still Planning for the Future!

Though hundreds of other JCPenney stores around the country will be closing, according to the store manager, our Pocatello store is not closing. The ISU Career Center is planning for the JCPenney “Suit-Up!” Event in September. JCPenney partners with hundreds of colleges and universities across the United States each year to provide these “Suit-Up” events to help students and alumni purchase professional attire at significantly discounted prices. It’s a great way to help our students and invest in our community.
Meals on Wheels Provider Contract

Chartwells Higher Ed, a Division of Compass Group, has been awarded the Meals on Wheels Food Service Provider contract, effective July 1, 2020. SEICAA sent congratulations along with the statement that they are “sincerely looking forward to the continued partnership and working collectively to serve the nutritional needs of the community’s most at-risk populations.” 
New Scholarship Grid

Enrollment Management staff, including Admissions, Financial Aid, and Scholarships, have been engaged for several months in an intensive review of our ISU scholarship program. The objective was to create more opportunities for scholarship distribution and to ensure access to these funds to a broader portion of our student population.  Read More
CAMP Grant Awarded

Idaho State University is happy to announce that they have been awarded a five-year College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) grant in the amount of $2.125 million from the U.S. Department of Education.
Join us in congratulating Sari Byerly and Guillermo Raya, who wrote the grant proposal. Read More
The Bigger Picture

And how about some good stuff in the larger world? Try this: If You’re in Need of a Pick-me-up, These 100 Happy Facts Might Do the Trick
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