Volume 43 | Number 1 | Fall 2012


  • Kate's Journey: From Journalist to Nurse

    When Kate Brussé walked across the stage at ISU-Meridian's commencement last May, few in the audience knew what had inspired this 39-year-old journalist to trade pen and notebook for a stethoscope. (read more)

  • Goals for Life

    Idaho State University women's soccer player Lanie Ward and her mother, Robyn, always enjoyed volunteering to better the lives of others.

    Throughout high school, Ward and her mother were members of the National Charity League, worked with young children, and donated time to organizations such as Ronald McDonald House and Road Home. (read more)

  • From Meridian to Uganda

    When members of a Treasure Valley medical team traveled to the Nsumba Orphanage in Uganda, East Africa last summer, a child handed them a note.

    "He said he couldn't hear his teacher in class and could we help him," recalled team member Judy Thorne. (read more)

  • Going Green with a Scent of Hamburgers and Fries

    As it passes by on the way to pick up recycling materials, Idaho State University's biodiesel John Deere Gator work vehicle emits a smell closer to that of hamburgers and fries than the smoky, acrid scent produced by traditional diesel-power vehicles. (read more)

  • An Incredible Tour

    Members of the ISU Chamber Choir completed a two-week singing tour in Europe this May. The majority of the tour was spent in Italy, where the choral group performed at other concerts, Masses and recitals in Rome, Siena, Florence, Lucca and Venice. The trip ended with four days in Innsbruck, Austria, where the choir participated in a choral festival. (read more)

  • This Time Around

    As a child growing up in Salt Lake City, Jeremy Farrell recalls having a high aptitude in math. He tested in the upper 5 percent nationally in a mathematics exam in fifth grade and was put in advanced math classes through seventh grade, but his love of numbers was interrupted. (read more)