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ISU student group to sponsor visit on March 1 to ISU by two directors from NFL’s Atlanta Falcons

Posted in General, People, Events by taylandy on the February 15th, 2011

Two directors from the NFL's Atlanta Falcons will deliver presentations about the day-to-day operations and logistics of running the team from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at the Idaho State University College of Education Auditorium.

The speakers are Spencer Treadwell, Falcon’s logistics and facilities director, and Hamzah Ahmad, Falcon’s event marketing director. (more…)

Church Symposium on International Affairs set March 2-4; theme is ‘Life Beyond the Border: Canada, U.S., and Mexico’

Posted in General, People, Events by taylandy on the February 15th, 2011

Idaho State University's 40th anniversary of the annual Frank Church Symposium running March 2-4 will be on the theme of "Life Beyond the Border: Canada, U.S., and Mexico."

Topics and issues covered will include immigration, environmental problems and concerns, people, trade concerns, drugs, arms, transportation development, current health issues, people and cultures of the three countries, military organization and involvement, and education. (more…)

Idaho State University doctoral grad to engage in lung cancer research at prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the February 15th, 2011

Idaho State University doctoral recipient Vikas Bhardwaj has been accepted for a post-doctoral fellowship to engage in lung cancer research at one of the world's preeminent cancer-research institutions, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Bhardwaj, who finished his ISU pharmaceutical science doctoral dissertation on Feb. 11, leaves for Texas at the end of this month.

"We're very honored that Vikas has been accepted to do cancer research at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the best cancer research institutions in the United States and in the world," said Alok Bhushan, ISU professor of pharmaceutical sciences and Bhardwaj's major advisor at ISU. (more…)

Idaho State University Society of Physics Students chapter receives national award

Posted in General, Performing Arts, Featured by taylandy on the February 15th, 2011

The Idaho State University Society of Physics Students has received the 2010 Outstanding Chapter Award from the National Society of Physics Students (SPS) and the American Physical Society.

According to Steve Shropshire, ISU physics professor and the faculty advisor for the club, SPS Outstanding Chapters are determined each academic year after a careful review of the information, photos and supporting material presented in annual chapter reports. (more…)

ISU Oboler Library to hold miniature golf fundraiser Feb. 26; sponsors, participants sought

Posted in General, People, Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the February 11th, 2011

Members of the Idaho State University, Pocatello and surrounding communities will have a chance to play miniature golf in the ISU Eli M. Oboler Library, and to help raise funds to support the library’s collection on Saturday, Feb. 26.

Hosted by Friends of Oboler Library, the miniature golf day at Oboler Library offers golfers the opportunity to putt their way through the library’s book collections and displays.  The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 18-hole course will feature holes created by ISU student groups, as well as by local businesses. (more…)

Idaho State University Health Fair 2011 set April 21-22; organizers seek learning center participants

Posted in General, People, Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the February 11th, 2011

The Idaho State University Health Fair 2011 – celebrating its 31st year – is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 21-22, and organizers are looking for private and public health enterprises to set up learning centers.

The fair will be in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom. (more…)

ISU Black History Month presentation highlights Pocatello’s historic ‘Triangle’ district

Posted in General, People, Events by taylandy on the February 11th, 2011

Join award-winning author Idaho Purce, community historian Mary Watkins and ISU history Professor Kevin Marsh as they discuss their book "The 'Triangle': A Slice of America" from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, in the Diversity Resource Center located in Room 129 of the Rendezvous Complex. (more…)

Bellon Visiting Author Series features award-winning, Wyoming children’s book author Thomasma

Posted in General, Events by taylandy on the February 11th, 2011

A visit by award-winning Wyoming author Ken Thomasma will highlight the 25th annual Idaho State University Bellon Visiting Author Series scheduled March 7-9 at the Idaho State University College of Education and at area public schools and libraries.

Thomasma, who lives in Kelly, Wyo., has written a series of popular children's books highlighting the lives of Native American Indian children from different tribes. Thomasma has won the State of Wyoming Children's Book Award three times.  Four times his books have been nominated for the Colorado Children's Book Award.  (more…)

Institute of Rural Health to sponsor spring Web series on traumatic brain injury

Posted in General, Academics, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the February 11th, 2011

Traumatic brain injury research, education and prevention will be explored in a free, six-part Web series, sponsored by Idaho State University's Institute of Rural Health.

Sessions run Feb. 23 through April 13, 1 to 2:30 p.m., MST. Family members, private providers, state agency personnel, and the general public who work with or have an interest in traumatic brain injuries can register at www.idahotbi.org .

Here's the schedule:

• Feb. 23 – "Life with Sofie the Service Dog: A Scientific Examination and Personal Memoir of a TBI Survivor" (more…)

Idaho Awareness to Action Youth Suicide Prevention Project offers free trainings in Lewiston

Posted in General, People, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the February 11th, 2011

Idaho State University’s Institute of Rural Health is accepting pre-registration for a free suicide prevention training in Lewiston scheduled 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22 at the First United Methodist Church, 1906 Broadview Dr.

This training is designed to provide the latest scientific information on the warning signs, risk and protective factors for suicide and mental illness, along with practical guidance on how to identify youth at risk for suicide.  Information will assist professionals, community leaders, parents, advocates and all those who care for children and youth. (more…)

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