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Idaho State University International Student Association to hold International Night celebration, dinner on Oct. 15

Posted in General, People, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the September 30th, 2011

The Idaho State University International Student Association would like to invite the whole community to experience the culture of the world at ISU International Night 2011 from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The theme this year is "Around the World in Two Hours" featuring specialty dishes from a variety of countries, including Thailand, Mexico, China and many more. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Experience Night features info about hot health careers; flu shots available at Pharmacy Open House

Posted in General, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the September 30th, 2011

Interested in becoming a pharmacist, physician assistant or nurse? A medical lab scientist, paramedic or speech-language pathologist?

Learn about some of the hottest fields at the sixth annual Idaho State University Health Science Experience Night, Thursday, Oct. 13, 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive.  Jobs in the health sector will be in high demand through 2016, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.  (more…)

116th National Guard Unit homecoming set at Idaho State University Oct. 8

Posted in General, People, Events, Featured by taylandy on the September 30th, 2011

The Cities of Pocatello and Chubbuck, Idaho State University, The Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee and Idaho ARMY National Guard invites you to help celebrate the homecoming of the 116th National Guard Unit on Oct. 8 at Idaho State University.

These soldiers have recently returned after honorably serving our country in Iraq.

The returning soldiers and their families are invited to attend events at ISU facilities at Reed Gymnasium and the Pond Student Union Games Center will be open to members of the National Guard and their families from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Then, from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., a tailgate party will be held at Holt Arena.  The tailgate party will include live music from The Kyd J Band, free food will also be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the businesses and Veterans Service Organizations that have supported them over the last year during their challenging deployment period.  (more…)

Rasmussen named interim dean of Idaho State University College of Technology

Posted in General by taylandy on the September 29th, 2011

Idaho State University has appointed R. Scott Rasmussen interim dean of the ISU College of Technology.

Rasmussen had been executive director of the Energy Systems Technology and Education Center (ESTEC) in the College of Technology for the past four years.  Prior to this position, he served as department chair of the Electronics Department for 10 years. (more…)

Idaho State University Chapter of Sigma Xi to present Science CafĂ© ‘Merits and Challenges of Online Education’ on Oct. 5

Posted in General, Events, Research by taylandy on the September 28th, 2011

The Idaho State University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, will present the Science Cafe "Merits and Challenges of Online Education" by a panel of students and educators at 5 p.m. on Oct. 5.

The Science Cafe will be held in the upstairs loft of the Portneuf Valley Brewing, located at 615 S. First Ave. in Pocatello. (more…)

Idaho State University affiliate faculty member Woods trying to help solve mysteries of tiny pre-Aztecan beads made 1,200 years ago in Mexico

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the September 28th, 2011

Idaho State University anthropologist and flintknapper Jim Woods of Twin Falls is trying to help solve the mysteries surrounding tiny beads produced from of a special type of obsidian in pre-Aztecan Mexico, about 1,200 years ago.

The beads are from 1/8- to ¼-inch in diameter and are made from a type of obsidian that has microscopic air pockets that refract light, giving the beads a gold shimmer when light is shined on them, similar to tiger’s-eye gemstones. (more…)

Idaho State University Assistant Dean Rankin honored with vegetarian nutrition award

Posted in General by taylandy on the September 28th, 2011

Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences Assistant Dean Linda Rankin received the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group's (VN DPG) Award of Excellence in Service and Leadership on Sept. 26.

It is the highest award given by the 1,300-member vegetarian practice group of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). (more…)

Idaho State University occupational therapy students will host CarFit event on Oct. 3

Posted in General by taylandy on the September 28th, 2011

The Idaho State University occupational therapy program will host its annual CarFit event at the Holt Arena parking lot on Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The ISU occupational therapy program began hosting CarFit events in 2009, and is now in its third year of hosting events.

CarFit is an education program for older drivers to ensure that their car is a proper fit for them in terms of safety and settings. The CarFit program also provides information and materials that will help increase accessibility and safety of transportation through the community. (more…)

U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge N. Randy Smith to speak on ‘Judicial Independence’ at ISU Oct. 5

Posted in General, People, Events by taylandy on the September 27th, 2011


Federal appeals judge N. Randy Smith, Judge of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and ISU adjunct faculty member, will speak on "Judicial Independence" at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Idaho State University Bistline Theatre in the Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Smith’s talk is the seventh annual Intellectual Freedom Lecture sponsored by the Friends of the Eli M. Oboler Library at Idaho State University. (more…)

ISU Anderson center to host podcast/luncheon on Sept. 28; topic is ‘Dear Wedding, Why So Big and Expensive?’

Posted in General, Events by taylandy on the September 26th, 2011

"Dear Wedding, Why So Big and Expensive?" is the topic of a podcast at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Bengal Cafe.

Sandwiches will be served to the first 30 attendees and the event is free and open to all. (more…)

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