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31st annual I Love ISU scholarship campaign features calling in Pocatello Sept. 16-19

Posted in General, People, Events, Featured by taylandy on the September 13th, 2013

Entering its 31st year, the I Love ISU campaign will feature teams of community members and Idaho State University faculty and staff making calls to raise ISU scholarship funds Sept. 16-19.

"This campaign raises scholarship funds from local donors to provide for local college students," said Teresa Borrenpohl, ISU assistant director of Alumni Relations and director of the I Love ISU campaign. (more…)

Idaho State University scientists, students explore ancient tracks discovered at American Falls Reservoir

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

Idaho State University scientists, graduate and undergraduate students are piecing together ancient animal tracks that date back 10,000 to 200,000 years ago along the American Falls Reservoir. (more…)

Research conducted by ISU Professor Meyers results in finding a safer alternative for collegiate women’s soccer fields

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

Idaho State University Associate Professor of Sports Science and Physical Education Michael Meyers released research findings that concluded there is a significantly lower injury rate for collegiate women’s soccer athletes playing on FieldTurf versus natural grass.

The analyses also indicated fewer injuries on the artificial turf when comparing injury time loss, player position, injury grade, injuries under various field conditions and temperatures, cleat design and turf age. Meyers evaluated female soccer players from 13 universities over five competitive seasons. A total of 797 collegiate games were evaluated with 355 games played on artificial turf and 442 games played on natural grass. (more…)

Idaho State University Homecoming Parade set Oct. 5 has new 9:30 a.m. starting time; entries due Sept. 20

Posted in General, People, Events, Performing Arts, Featured by taylandy on the September 5th, 2013

The Idaho State University Homecoming 2013 Parade on Saturday, Oct. 5, has a new starting time of 9:30 a.m.

The parade will start at the corner of South First Avenue and Center Street, just east of the Center Street Underpass, in Pocatello.

From the starting point, the parade will proceed up Center Street to South 15th Avenue, where entries will turn right and continue to the parade’s finish at the Holt Arena parking lot.

Parade entries are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. After this date a $25 late fee applies. No entries will be accepted after Noon on Friday, Sept. 27. (more…)

Idaho State University School of Performing Arts to present ‘An Evening with Michael Ballam’ Sept. 13

Posted in General, Events, Performing Arts, Featured by taylandy on the August 29th, 2013

Michael Ballam will present an evening of music to support the Idaho State University School of Performing Arts Theatre/Dance Department Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)

Idaho State University, NASA use new GIS-satellite imagery program to create effective informational tool for wildfire fighters

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the August 29th, 2013

35 minutes.

That's how long it took for the Idaho State University GIS Center to produce a detailed report that gave Bureau of Land Management wildfire managers information they needed to plan for the recovery of the State Wildfire that burned on the Idaho-Utah border earlier this month – and the wildfire wasn’t even out yet.

In the past, the information collected on everything from burn severity and fire intensity to slope, vegetation and soil type would have taken as long as weeks to collect and distribute. (more…)

Amending the Tree of Life: Article in prestigious journal by ISU Professor Kelchner advocates for shift in evolutionary and genomic research

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the August 28th, 2013

Charles Darwin famously included only one illustration in his book "On the Origin of Species" published in 1859. It was a diagram of how species originate through time in a manner that, on paper, resembles a family tree. Since then, geneticists have been piecing together relationships among life's many creatures by DNA comparison to produce what is called the Tree of Life:  a tree-shaped diagram of how everything on Earth is related. This type of diagram has dominated the perspective of evolutionary biologists for more than 150 years. (more…)

Idaho State University’s 32nd annual CW HOG Pig Out Fundraiser set Sept. 14

Posted in General, People, Events, Featured by taylandy on the August 23rd, 2013

The 32nd annual Idaho State University Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG) Pig Out, a dinner and fundraiser for CW HOG, will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, in Lower Ross Park Pavilion in Pocatello.

The dinner includes grilled pork chops, Idaho baked potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, cold beverages, and the HOGs' specialty, a vegetarian Dutch-oven dish. Dinner is from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Musical entertainment, featuring D&G Railroad will be from 5 to 10:30 p.m. The Pig Out is a family-oriented activity. Children’s games, arts and crafts, and face painting will be provided from 3 to 5 p.m. by the ISU Council for Exceptional Children. (more…)

Idaho State University Alumni 2013 Homecoming week events planned Oct. 3-5

Posted in General, People, Events, Performing Arts, Featured by taylandy on the August 23rd, 2013

Idaho State University's Homecoming 2013 with the theme "50 Years of Celebrating U" will highlight the 50-year anniversary of Idaho State University becoming a four-year university.

A variety of alumni events will be held culminating Oct. 5 with the Homecoming Parade at 9:30 a.m. and football game at 2:05 p.m. in Holt Arena. (more…)

Idaho State University 2013-14 ‘A Season of Note’ series announced

Posted in General, People, Events, Performing Arts, Featured by taylandy on the August 7th, 2013

Idaho State University will host a range of entertainment productions in the 2013-14 "A Season of Note" series, including concerts by, Three Dog Night Nov. 2, John Anderson with Tracy Lawrence Mar. 24, Chris Botti April 1, and Jake Shimabukuro April 29.  (more…)

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