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Be a Bengal: Idaho State University-Meridian will host April 22 reception for new fall students

Posted April 11, 2014

Treasure Valley high school students admitted to Idaho State University for the fall semester and their parents will learn tips on how to make the first year of college a success at Bengal Declaration, Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m., at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive.

Current ISU students and their parents will share experiences and tips on how to successfully handle the demands of college life. New students will have the opportunity to meet future Bengals from the Treasure Valley and visit with representatives from ISU colleges and departments.

ISU-Meridian will also provide a training session for students who would like help registering for classes. That session begins at 4 p.m. on April 22.

"ISU Meridian is excited to celebrate all our future Bengals from the Treasure Valley. It should be a great night," said admissions adviser Dana Gaudet.

RSVP for Bengal Declaration at and indicate if you plan to attend the training session. 

If you have questions, call Gaudet at 373-1798.


Working Women Business Symposium at Idaho State University Oct. 10 encourages economic development

Posted October 7, 2013

The Pocatello Small Business Development Center (SBDC) understands the importance of women’s contributions to the local economy. Each year, the Center offers the low-cost Working Women Business Symposium.

"Our goal is to provide inspiration, education and networking for local business women. We want to see more successful businesswomen in our community," said SBDC consultant Ann Swanson. (read more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Experience Night set for Oct. 15

Posted October 7, 2013

MERIDIAN – Freshman Alissia Draper entered Idaho State University this fall with a new iPad in hand, and she has her mom to thank.

Alissia won the iPad at last year's ISU-Meridian Health Science Experience Night, which is an annual event offered to introduce Treasure Valley high school and college transfer students to ISU health science programs. (read more…)

Wall Street Journal writes about Idaho State University management professor’s study on loudmouths in groups

Posted October 4, 2013

A study about the effects of "loudmouths" in groups, conducted by researchers from Idaho State University and the University of Utah, was recently discussed in an article by the Wall Street Journal. Alex Bolinger, assistant professor in the Department of Management, worked with his former dissertation adviser from the University of Utah, Bryan Bonner, on the study titled "Separating the Confident from the Correct." (read more…)

Idaho State University to present ‘The Philadelphia Story’ Oct. 11, 12, 14, 18 and 19

Posted October 4, 2013

The Idaho State University School of Performing Arts Theatre will present "The Philadelphia Story" in the Bistline Theatre inside the Stephens Performing Arts Center on Oct. 11, 12, 14, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.  (read more…)

ISU Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy finishes multi-center clinical trial of new medication for individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

Posted October 4, 2013

Idaho State University clinical associate professor of pharmacy, Tracy Pettinger, recently completed a collaborated, multi-center clinical trial of the new medication, Onglyza for patients with Type 2 diabetes. (read more…)

Idaho State University researchers study spread of invasive Russian Olive tree; may cause nutrient pollution and nonnative species “meltdown” in western streams

Posted October 4, 2013

Idaho State University’s Deep Creek study site before (1970, top) and after (2006, bottom) invasion by Russian olive. Photo credits: G. Wayne Minshall (1970), Colden Baxter (2006)."The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!"

Wait, they're already here and are present in astounding numbers throughout the western United States posing vexing questions for researchers, land users and resource managers.

The Russians referred to here are Russian Olive trees – so prevalent in Western States that many people do not realize they are a non-native, invasive species. Over the last 50 years they have escaped from their use as an ornamental tree and in plantings aimed at control of erosion. They have become the second most abundant tree on western streamside areas, second only to another non-native, invasive tree, the Tamarisk or Saltcedar, which is more common in the southwestern states. (read more…)

Idaho State University Majors and Minors Fair to be held Oct. 16

Posted October 2, 2013

Idaho State University Central Academic Advising will host the annual ISU Majors and Minors Fair titled, "Find Your Major Mojo," on Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pond Student Union. (read more…)

Century High School to host ISU “Lasers, Light and Illusions” science demonstration Oct. 5

Posted October 2, 2013

 The public is invited to a free science presentation "Lasers, Light and Illusions" at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 4 at Century High School Auditorium.

The show will feature multi-colored lasers, light pipes, color mixing, amazing illusions, and many other demonstrations, finishing with a laser light show set to music.  Everyone attending will be given a pair of "laser rainbow" glasses to keep.  All ages are welcome.  There will be some loud noises, which may be startling to small children.  (read more…)

Idaho science and math teachers partner with Idaho State University for annual conference Oct. 4-5

Posted October 2, 2013

The Idaho Science Teachers Association (ISTA), the Idaho Council of Teachers of Math (ICTM), and the Idaho Science, Math, and Technology Coalition (ISMTC), in partnership with Idaho State University, are holding their 2013 statewide annual fall conference at Century High School Oct. 4-5. (read more…)

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