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Be a Bengal: Idaho State University-Meridian will host April 22 reception for new fall students

Posted in General, People, Academics, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the April 11th, 2014

Treasure Valley high school students admitted to Idaho State University for the fall semester and their parents will learn tips on how to make the first year of college a success at Bengal Declaration, Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m., at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive.

Current ISU students and their parents will share experiences and tips on how to successfully handle the demands of college life. New students will have the opportunity to meet future Bengals from the Treasure Valley and visit with representatives from ISU colleges and departments.

ISU-Meridian will also provide a training session for students who would like help registering for classes. That session begins at 4 p.m. on April 22.

"ISU Meridian is excited to celebrate all our future Bengals from the Treasure Valley. It should be a great night," said admissions adviser Dana Gaudet.

RSVP for Bengal Declaration at www.isu.edu/bengaldeclaration and indicate if you plan to attend the training session. 

If you have questions, call Gaudet at 373-1798.

 

Idaho State University researchers study spread of invasive Russian Olive tree; may cause nutrient pollution and nonnative species “meltdown” in western streams

Posted in General, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the October 4th, 2013

Idaho State University’s Deep Creek study site before (1970, top) and after (2006, bottom) invasion by Russian olive. Photo credits: G. Wayne Minshall (1970), Colden Baxter (2006)."The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!"

Wait, they're already here and are present in astounding numbers throughout the western United States posing vexing questions for researchers, land users and resource managers.

The Russians referred to here are Russian Olive trees – so prevalent in Western States that many people do not realize they are a non-native, invasive species. Over the last 50 years they have escaped from their use as an ornamental tree and in plantings aimed at control of erosion. They have become the second most abundant tree on western streamside areas, second only to another non-native, invasive tree, the Tamarisk or Saltcedar, which is more common in the southwestern states. (more…)

Idaho State University Majors and Minors Fair to be held Oct. 16

Posted in General, Academics, Events by taylandy on the October 2nd, 2013


Idaho State University Central Academic Advising will host the annual ISU Majors and Minors Fair titled, "Find Your Major Mojo," on Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pond Student Union. (more…)

Idaho science and math teachers partner with Idaho State University for annual conference Oct. 4-5

Posted in General, People, Academics, Events by taylandy on the October 2nd, 2013


The Idaho Science Teachers Association (ISTA), the Idaho Council of Teachers of Math (ICTM), and the Idaho Science, Math, and Technology Coalition (ISMTC), in partnership with Idaho State University, are holding their 2013 statewide annual fall conference at Century High School Oct. 4-5. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Physician Assistant Studies program ‘in dire need’ of clinical preceptors

Posted in General, Academics by taylandy on the October 2nd, 2013

A lack of clinical preceptors has been troubling Idaho State University's physician assistant program. Without these volunteer clinical teachers for the medical students, the department has been scrambling to find placement for physician assistant students who are ready to begin their year of clinical training.

"We are in dire need of preceptors," said Paula Phelps, director of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. (more…)

ISU announces new Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness in Academic Affairs

Posted in General, People, Academics by taylandy on the October 2nd, 2013

Selena Grace has been appointed Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness in Academic Affairs at Idaho State University. She will be responsible for institutional accreditation and academic strategic planning, as well as other program development processes. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Wong lands $1.62 million NIH grant to investigate link between sleep problems in youth and later substance abuse

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the October 1st, 2013

A new study that will be carried out at Idaho State University over the next five years will help researchers further understand the link between sleep problems in youths and later substance abuse and high-risk behavior.

"If we can clarify the relationship between sleep problems and later substance abuse and other high-risk behavior it will help with the development of prevention programs and effective treatments for those behaviors," said Maria Wong, professor and director of experimental training in the ISU Department of Psychology. (more…)

Idaho State University Professor Thomas probes question ‘Can genetic engineering be used to help endangered species?’

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the September 27th, 2013

Weighing the pros and cons of using genetic engineering to help save endangered species is explored by Idaho State University Professor Michael Thomas and colleagues in article appearing in the Sept. 26 edition of the journal Nature. (more…)

ISU holiday card contest open to undergraduate, graduate students; top prize $1,000, deadline for entry is Oct. 14

Posted in General, People, Academics by taylandy on the September 17th, 2013

Idaho State University undergraduate and graduate students can enter a contest to create the design for this year's ISU holiday card. The contest winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, the runner-up a $500 cash prize. The winning entry will appear on the University holiday card, which is sent to thousands of University family members and supporters. (more…)

Idaho State University nursing Professor Reynolds receives funding for palliative care study

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research by taylandy on the September 10th, 2013

Finding evidence to verify what nurses already know from their everyday experience is the topic of an Idaho State University nursing professor's new study.

Mary Anne Reynolds' one-year descriptive study on palliative care was funded by the American Nurses Foundation for $5,000.  Palliative care is the specialized medical treatment for people with limiting and potentially life-ending illnesses. (more…)

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