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Idaho State University AAUW seeks book donations for annual sale set Oct. 5-6 at Reed Gym

Posted in General, People, Events by taylandy on the August 22nd, 2012

The Pocatello Branch of the American Association of University Women is still seeking book donations in preparation for its annual used book sale, scheduled for Oct. 5-6 at the ISU Reed Gymnasium.

Persons with donations may leave them in the large box in the entryway to the ISU Continuing Education Building located at 1001 N. Seventh Street during business hours on week days. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian researcher Spearman awarded funding for traumatic brain injury study

Posted in General, People, Research by taylandy on the August 22nd, 2012


Idaho State University-Meridian researcher Russell Spearman has been awarded a $31,000 supplemental grant to study the mortality rates of Idahoans who've suffered traumatic brain injuries in motor vehicle accidents. (more…)

Idaho State University goes smoke free Sept. 1

Posted in General, People, Featured by taylandy on the August 22nd, 2012

Effective Sept. 1, Idaho State University will join more than 800 other post-secondary institutions across the country as a Smoke Free Campus. 

The decision came after reviewing the survey results of faculty, staff and students who were asked about ISU's role in regard to smoking and whether ISU should be smoke free. The survey, developed and conducted under the direction of Galen Louis, assistant professor and director of ISU's Public Health Program, indicated that only 8.8 percent of ISU's community smokes daily. (more…)

Idaho State University new student March through the Arch set Aug. 26, begins at Reed Gym

Posted in General, People, Events by taylandy on the August 21st, 2012

March through the Arch: the "New Student March through the Arch," a tradition for ISU freshman, will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Reed Gymnasium.

ISU President Arthur Vailas, other ISU officials, and the ISU Marching Band will be gathered to welcome new students a day before the fall semester begins on Aug. 27. (more…)

Ninth annual Idaho State University retired employees reunion set Oct. 25

Posted in General, People, Events by taylandy on the August 21st, 2012

Idaho State University's retired employees will hold their ninth annual reunion on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Juniper Hills Country Club. All retired ISU faculty and staff and spouses as well as spouses of deceased retirees are invited to attend.

No-host social activities start at 5:30 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. (more…)

‘Welcome Back Orange and Black’ student bash set 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 in Old Town Poky

Posted in General, People, Events, Performing Arts, Exhibits, Featured by taylandy on the August 20th, 2012

Idaho State University students will have a chance to win a car and other great prizes, plus enjoy free food, music and a variety of booths and entertainment during the third annual "Welcome Back Orange and Black" from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 in Old Town Pocatello.

The prize drawing will be held at 6 p.m. (more…)

Idaho State University study confirms sleep problems in adolescents are top risk factors for suicidal thoughts, attempts

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the August 10th, 2012

Researchers at Idaho State University and the University of Michigan have found in a larger, national study that sleep problems in adolescents are the top risk factor for suicidal thoughts and attempts in youths.

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Idaho State University educational foundations Professor Green explores children’s special places

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research by taylandy on the August 10th, 2012

Children's "special places" are under the bed, in a cupboard, behind a chair or out in a hidden nook of the backyard.  We can remember our own and can often identify some of the special places of our children.

Idaho State University education Assistant Professor Carie Green is analyzing the significant of these children's special places and the effect they have. (more…)

Idaho State University researcher Finney helps reinterpret past U.S. West weather patterns

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the August 8th, 2012

Idaho State University research scientist Bruce Finney's ultimate goal is to help create accurate weather maps of the past for the American West that can be used to better predict future weather patterns.

It is a complicated endeavor, as the results of his recent research suggests, and a work in progress that is becoming more sophisticated as Finney examines the ancient sediment layers in lakes in the Pacific Northwest. (more…)

Idaho State University Idaho Accelerator Center’s linear accelerators used to check Mars rover’s power supply

Posted in General, Academics, Featured by taylandy on the August 6th, 2012

The  $2.5 billion Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars on Aug. 6 and Idaho State University's Mike Smith is confident about his part on powering the automobile-size craft that has travelled more than 339,000,000 miles to the Red Planet.

"It's exciting and I am glad the Idaho Accelerator Center is doing work that is in this realm," said Smith, an engineering physicist with the ISU Idaho Accelerator Center. (more…)

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