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Roger Williams, one of Idaho State University’s most famous alums, fondly recalled by ISU community

Posted in General, People, Featured by taylandy on the October 14th, 2011

Roger Williams, one of Idaho State University’s most famous alums and the greatest-selling pianist of all time, was fondly recalled by the ISU community.

Williams died Oct. 8 in his home at in Los Angeles, following complications from pancreatic cancer.  He was 87. (more…)

Paul Revere and the Raiders to perform at Idaho State University Nov. 3

Posted in General, People, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the October 14th, 2011

As part of the Idaho State University "Season of Note" series Paul Revere and the Raiders will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall at the Stephens Performing Arts Center.  (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, Ada County to provide free flu shots, hepatitis vaccinations on Oct. 19

Posted in General, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the October 13th, 2011

Uninsured and unable to afford medical care?

For the second year, the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, Ada County, Central District Health, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare have partnered to bring free community health screenings to low-income Ada County residents.

Faculty and students from the Meridian Health Science Center will conduct the screenings Wednesday, Oct. 19, 4-7 p.m., at Pioneer Neighborhood Community House, 500 S. Ash St., in Boise. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian honored with Community Health Award

Posted in General, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the October 13th, 2011
The Idaho Medical Group Management Association has awarded its 2011 Community Health Award to the Idaho State University Meridian Health Science Center for innovations to improve the health of Idahoans. (more…)

Idaho State University study shows sheep move more freely when accompanied by livestock guard dogs

Posted in General, People, Research, Featured by taylandy on the October 13th, 2011

Besides protecting sheep and cattle from predators on Western rangelands, large breeds of livestock guardian dogs such as Akbash and Great Pyrenees may have other beneficial effects on the livestock they guard.

Livestock guardian dogs and the sheep they protect have been outfitted with GPS collars by Idaho State University researchers, working in cooperation with Oregon State University and USDA Agricultural Research Service researchers at the U.S. Sheep Experimental Station near Dubois. In one study, the researchers found that sheep accompanied by livestock guardian dogs moved more freely and covered a greater distance than sheep that were not accompanied by guardian dogs. During the timeframe of the study, the sheep also moved increasingly more as the study progressed. (more…)

Idaho State University Disability Services to host second annual Experience College Day Oct. 28

Posted in General, Academics by taylandy on the October 10th, 2011

Idaho State University Disability Services will host the second annual Experience College Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the Salmon River Suite in the Pond Student Union.

This event exposes high school students with all forms of disabilities to college admissions and success in higher education. (more…)

Idaho State University College of Technology GED program performing well, boasts high retention rates

Posted in General by taylandy on the October 10th, 2011

The Idaho State University College of Technology's newest pilot program is performing well above national averages after receiving a $1.2 million grant earlier this year to start the project.

The Successful Transitions and Retention Track (START) was created through funding made possible by The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation Continuous Enrollment Initiative. The START program began accepting students in May, and is already boasting successful student retention numbers that are more than five times the national average. (more…)

ISU College of Education to host 2011 Idaho Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference Oct. 21-22

Posted in General by taylandy on the October 10th, 2011

Idaho State University's College of Education, Sport Science and Physical Education Department, and Campus Recreation Department will host the 2011 Idaho Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) Conference on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22.

All conference sessions will be held in the College of Education building, Reed Gym and the Student Recreation Center. (more…)

Idaho State University College of Education in simSchools research partnership; virtual classrooms help education students in real world

Posted in General, Academics, Research by taylandy on the October 6th, 2011

Faculty members in the Idaho State University College of Education’s Departments of Educational Foundations and School Psychology Literacy, and Special Education (SPLS) have been accepted as Level Three Research Partners in the simSchool Modules Project.

simSchool's classroom management module is an online learning simulation designed to help education students and teachers to experience virtual classroom learning environments and learner interactions that emulate situations that commonly occur in K-12 classrooms. (more…)

AAUW seeks book donations for annual sale; proceeds from the Oct. 14-15 sale to benefit educational activities

Posted in General by taylandy on the October 6th, 2011

The Pocatello Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host its annual book sale in the Reed Gymnasium West Foyer on Friday, Oct. 14, 1-7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 15, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Parking is free on campus after 4 p.m. Friday and on Saturday. Some metered parking is available in the parking lot off of MLK Jr. Way and on Red Hill Road.

Proceeds support AAUW educational projects. (more…)

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