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Idaho State University Department of Physics and Pocatello Kiwanis to host a ‘haunted science lab’ Oct. 26

Posted October 2, 2013

The Idaho State University Society of Physics Students, the Kiwanis Club of Pocatello, and the ISU Department of Physics will be hosting a "Haunted Science Laboratory" exhibit open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the old Carquest warehouse located at 1161 Wilson Ave. (read more…)

Idaho State University’s Physician Assistant Studies program ‘in dire need’ of clinical preceptors

Posted October 2, 2013

A lack of clinical preceptors has been troubling Idaho State University's physician assistant program. Without these volunteer clinical teachers for the medical students, the department has been scrambling to find placement for physician assistant students who are ready to begin their year of clinical training.

"We are in dire need of preceptors," said Paula Phelps, director of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. (read more…)

ISU Department of Dental Hygiene receives grants; plans to offer services to Greenacres Elementary

Posted October 2, 2013

The Idaho State University Department of Dental Hygiene recently received grants from Idaho Power and the Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Idaho to purchase mobile dental equipment and start a school-based sealant program at Greenacres Elementary School.

The department will rotate two to four senior dental hygiene students and faculty weekly to implement the program and offer dental care to approximately 70 second-grade students in the spring of 2014. (read more…)

ISU announces new Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness in Academic Affairs

Posted October 2, 2013

Selena Grace has been appointed Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness in Academic Affairs at Idaho State University. She will be responsible for institutional accreditation and academic strategic planning, as well as other program development processes. (read more…)

Idaho State University’s Wong lands $1.62 million NIH grant to investigate link between sleep problems in youth and later substance abuse

Posted October 1, 2013

A new study that will be carried out at Idaho State University over the next five years will help researchers further understand the link between sleep problems in youths and later substance abuse and high-risk behavior.

"If we can clarify the relationship between sleep problems and later substance abuse and other high-risk behavior it will help with the development of prevention programs and effective treatments for those behaviors," said Maria Wong, professor and director of experimental training in the ISU Department of Psychology. (read more…)

Idaho State University coming events: September 27-October 19

Posted September 27, 2013

Calendar of Events

ISU Coming Events: September 27-October 19

The Idaho State University Office of Marketing and Communications distributes this event calendar to let the public and media know about upcoming non-athletic events at the University. This information is intended for release in print and broadcast events calendars. Various events calendars with more complete information are available online at the website

A copy of this release can also be accessed via ISU’s homepage at Information about ISU athletic events is available at The area code for all phone numbers is 208 unless otherwise noted. The phone number for Marketing and Communications is (208) 282-3620.

Friday, September 27

Idaho State Civic Symphony: (read more…)

ISU Pocatello Family Dentistry teams up with Pocatello Free Clinic and several volunteers to give back to the community

Posted September 27, 2013

The Idaho State University Pocatello Family Dentistry, Pocatello Free Clinic, and several local dental hygiene professionals teamed up to provide free screenings for individuals who cannot afford dental care. (read more…)

Idaho State University Professor Thomas probes question ‘Can genetic engineering be used to help endangered species?’

Posted September 27, 2013

Weighing the pros and cons of using genetic engineering to help save endangered species is explored by Idaho State University Professor Michael Thomas and colleagues in article appearing in the Sept. 26 edition of the journal Nature. (read more…)

ISU’s Chiu selected to participate in National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium

Posted September 27, 2013

Idaho State University Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Steve Chiu, was one of 73 of the nation's most innovative, young engineering educators selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's fifth Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium. (read more…)

ISU Department of Art announces call for entries for ‘Vigilance: Veterans Art Exhibition”

Posted September 25, 2013

The Idaho State University Department of Art is seeking entries for the first annual veterans art exhibition, "Vigilance" to be held at the John B. Davis Gallery inside the Fine Arts building. (read more…)

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