News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

September 21, 2009 — Vol. 25 No. 29

More than 300 people attended the grand opening of the new ISU-Meridian Health Science Center

Pharmacy student Don Wilson (far right) conducts a tour of the L.S. Skaggs Pharmacy Complex.
More than 300 people filled the student mall at the Sept. 17 grand opening celebration of ISU-Meridian.
Lt. Gov. Brad Little and ISU President Arthur Vailas

More than 300 people—including business leaders, state law makers, alumni, faculty, students and staff—attended the grand opening celebration of the new ISU-Meridian Health Science Center on Sept. 17.

ISU President Arthur C. Vailas told the crowd that ISU and ISU-Meridian provide 75 percent of the health professions degrees provided by Idaho public universities.

Lt. Gov. Brad Little marveled at the facility and applauded ISU and the Meridian Health Science Center for providing key elements important to the lives of Idahoans: jobs, education and health care.

The building occupies approximately 182-thousand square feet and houses more than 20 graduate and undergraduate programs in the health sciences, clinics, and research and human patient simulation laboratories.

Classes began Aug. 25.