News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

September 23, 2013 — Vol. 29 No. 32

In this Issue

Researchers Study Ancient Tracks

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...)

ISU Professor Studies Athlete Injury Rates on Turf

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. (read more...)

Faculty/Staff Updates

Provost Laura Woodworth-Ney is pleased to announce that Dr. Margaret Johnson has been appointed from a national search to serve as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (read more...)

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 (read more...)

Interim Dean Karl Bridges would like to announce that Sandra Shropshire has taken on new role at Eli M. Oboler Library as the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Special Projects (read more...)

Sierra Kauer, a graduate student in Experimental Psychology, has been awarded the Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award by the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (read more...)

Gregory Ehardt has been invited to speak in Philadelphia and New York to national audiences of health care providers and universities on HIPAA and other health care-related laws (read more...)

News Bites

Idaho State University is thrilled to introduce a new program that is designed to increase new student success: The First Year Experience (read more...)

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" (read more...)

El Korah Shriners and Idaho State University-Meridian are hosting a free screening clinic for children with orthopedic conditions, burns and spinal cord injuries (read more...)

Get your hearing checked for free Oct. 15 at the Speech and Language Clinic at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center (read more...)

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 (read more...)

Idaho State University undergraduate and graduate students can enter a contest to create the design for this year's ISU holiday card (read more...)

The Idaho State University occupational therapy program will host its annual CarFit event at the Holt Arena parking lot in Pocatello Monday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (read more...)

Coinciding Idaho State University's celebration of 50 years as a university is the dental hygiene department's celebration of 50 years of graduates (read more...)

ISU-Meridian sponsors Free Community Health Screening for uninsured adults Thursday, Oct. 3 (read more...)

This year will mark the tenth annual reunion of Idaho State University's retired employees (read more...)