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ROAR Report - Graduate Research Symposium

KISU’s Ricky Colapietro interviews Dr. Adam Bradford, Dean of the Graduate School, as well as Angie Callaway, a management assistant with the Graduate School about the upcoming Graduate Research Symposium. Dr. Bradford and Angie share the wonderful opportunity the public has to attend the symposium March 15th, completely free. The symposium will include presentations by students, a keynote speaker, as well as an awards ceremony with refreshments. Don’t miss this opportunity to see graduate students share their research and potentially win $1000 if they are rated high by the judges!

Ricky Colapietro was born and raised in Alaska, coming to ISU in 2019 to begin his undergraduate degrees in Business Finance, Economics, and Management. Ricky is involved with the Honors program, as well as Chi Alpha, acting as a small group leader as well as the club treasurer. He has been working at his local radio station KVAK for a little over 4 years, being involved in many different functions at the studio, one of the most notable being a co-host to the weekly live radio show “Justin and Ricky’s Random Radio Show.” It airs locally in his hometown Valdez, Alaska live 3-4 pm every Thursday and Idaho listeners can listen to 5-6 pm MST on either the KVAK Radio app which can be found on the Google Play or Apple App store or the streaming option at The show features random facts, jokes, a holiday countdown, local news, and other shenanigans. Outside of school and work, Ricky enjoys fishing, working out, and playing video games with his friends.