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31st annual I Love ISU scholarship campaign features calling in Pocatello Sept. 16-19

Posted September 13, 2013

Entering its 31st year, the I Love ISU campaign will feature teams of community members and Idaho State University faculty and staff making calls to raise ISU scholarship funds Sept. 16-19.

"This campaign raises scholarship funds from local donors to provide for local college students," said Teresa Borrenpohl, ISU assistant director of Alumni Relations and director of the I Love ISU campaign. (read more…)

Idaho State University champion rodeo team hosts Bengal Round-Up Sept. 12-14

Posted September 11, 2013

Idaho State University's national champion rodeo team will host the ISU Bengal Round-Up Rodeo this weekend. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 12, and continuing Friday and Saturday, the rodeo team will begin defending their title at the Bannock County Fairgrounds.

Thursday and Friday performances will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday's event will be at 5:30 p.m. Slack will be at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Tickets will cost $5 for adults, and are free for ISU students, staff and faculty. Children’s admission is free.

For more information, contact Melisa Moon at


Idaho State University-Meridian’s Ruth Schneider featured in Food and Nutrition Magazine

Posted September 10, 2013

Idaho State University Associate Professor and registered dietitian Ruth Schneider is profiled for her efforts to fight hunger in Boise in the September-October issue of Food and Nutrition Magazine, a publication of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (read more…)

Idaho State University scientists, students explore ancient tracks discovered at American Falls Reservoir

Posted September 10, 2013

Idaho State University scientists, graduate and undergraduate students are piecing together ancient animal tracks that date back 10,000 to 200,000 years ago along the American Falls Reservoir. (read more…)

Idaho State University nursing Professor Reynolds receives funding for palliative care study

Posted September 10, 2013

Finding evidence to verify what nurses already know from their everyday experience is the topic of an Idaho State University nursing professor's new study.

Mary Anne Reynolds' one-year descriptive study on palliative care was funded by the American Nurses Foundation for $5,000.  Palliative care is the specialized medical treatment for people with limiting and potentially life-ending illnesses. (read more…)

National Science Foundation awards $99,335 grant to ISU’s Mousavinezhad to study algorithms for efficient use of electromagnetic spectrum

Posted September 10, 2013

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $99,335 grant to Idaho State University Professor Hossein Mousavinezhad for the study of advanced algorithms for efficient use of electromagnetic spectrum, which ultimately could help relieve congestion on the World Wide Web and other "information superhighways."

This research work is a collaboration of ISU engineering faculty and scientists at the Idaho National Laboratory. (read more…)

Research conducted by ISU Professor Meyers results in finding a safer alternative for collegiate women’s soccer fields

Posted September 10, 2013

Idaho State University Associate Professor of Sports Science and Physical Education Michael Meyers released research findings that concluded there is a significantly lower injury rate for collegiate women’s soccer athletes playing on FieldTurf versus natural grass.

The analyses also indicated fewer injuries on the artificial turf when comparing injury time loss, player position, injury grade, injuries under various field conditions and temperatures, cleat design and turf age. Meyers evaluated female soccer players from 13 universities over five competitive seasons. A total of 797 collegiate games were evaluated with 355 games played on artificial turf and 442 games played on natural grass. (read more…)

Idaho State University computer information systems and computer science departments merge

Posted September 10, 2013

The Idaho State University Department of Computer Information Systems in the ISU College of Business and the Department of Computer Science in the ISU College of Engineering have merged into the Department of Informatics and Computer Science. 

The new department will be housed jointly within the two colleges and faculty will continue to report to their original college through the new, shared chair, Kevin Parker, professor in the College of Business. (read more…)

Idaho Museum of Natural History announces “A Science for Every Season” schedule for fall 2013

Posted September 9, 2013

The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University will offer classes, programs, and special events throughout the fall to spark interest in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. These programs are taught by Idaho certificated and pre-service teachers and scientists at the Idaho Museum of Natural History.

The fall line-up includes the following events:

IMNH and Ross Park Physics at the Park: Monday, Sept. 9 from 3 to 4 p.m. Participants will learn about gravity, energy, force and acceleration on this trip to Ross Park. Grades 3 -5, $10. (read more…)

Seven new members announced to the Idaho State University Foundation Board of Directors

Posted September 9, 2013

Idaho State University has announced the newest members to join the ISU Foundation Board of Directors this year.

The seven new members include:

     • Cassandra "Sandee" Moore, chief operating officer at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center of Idaho Falls;

     • Timothy Olson, owner of Pinnacle Business Group, LLC of Boise;

     • Tammy Halstead, retired chief financial officer of InfoSpace of Redmond, Wash.;

     • David Jeppesen, senior vice president of marketing and communications with Blue Cross of Idaho of Eagle;

     • Dirk Driscoll, managing partner and owner of Driscoll Brothers Partnership of American Falls;

     • Sheldon Alver, plant manager of Monsanto of Soda Springs; and

     • Wade Tolman, retired executive vice president and group manager of the Enterprise Technology Group at KeyCorp of Pocatello. 

(read more…)

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