News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

September 17, 2014 — Vol. 30 No. 33

In this Issue

Researchers Using New Nuclear Science Grants

Using new grant funding, Idaho State University researchers are working to create accurate reactor physics benchmarks that will help ensure the safe operation of nuclear reactors, a critical component in our energy future (read more...)

Students, Faculty and Staff Help Clean Portneuf

The bounty collected by the Portneuf River pilferers was impressive, including a flat-screen TV, bike, scooter, basketball hoop, car battery, miscellaneous other car parts, lots of metal, two soaked pillows, a mattress and some things too sordid to mention (read more...)


All are invited to Staff Council's annual fall social Sept. 17 from 2-4 p.m. in the Bengal Cafe (read more...)

The annual psychology department Data Blitz is Sept. 17 (read more...)

Flu shots and screenings for traumatic brain injury are among the free services offered at a community health screening Thursday, Sept. 18 (read more...)

The Department of History and the College of Arts and Letters continue the ongoing Colloquium on Narrative, Friday, Sept. 19 from 3:30-5 p.m. in LA 324 (read more...)

Idaho State University graduate student Gabrielle Joan Kane will perform her play "Luck and Coincidences" Sept. 26 and 27 (read more...)

Two Idaho State University AmeriCorps Programs, Idaho Community HealthCorps and Idaho Health Care for Children and Families will have a statewide swearing-in ceremony for 2014-2015 AmeriCorps members in Pocatello Friday, Sept. 19 (read more...)

Join Idaho State University Bands in welcoming "The President's Own", United States Marine Band directed by Colonel Michael J. Colburn Sunday, Sept. 21 (read more...)

The Special Collections Department at ISU's Eli Oboler Library, along with Pinyon Jay Press and Friends of Oboler Library, will be holding its first annual fundraising event on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. (read more...)

The Graduate Programs and Health Professions Fair is Friday, Oct. 10 (read more...)

Faculty/Staff Updates

Dr. Ellen Rogo and Karen Portillo, of the Department of Dental Hygiene, published "Building Online Learning Communities in a Graduate Dental Hygiene Program" in the August issue of the Journal of Dental Hygiene. (read more...)

Graduate School Dean Tracy L. Collum presented at the 30th annual conference of the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity in Salt Lake City (read more...)

Three graduate students mentored by Dr. Michele Brumley in the Experimental Psychology PhD program have been awarded travel grants to attend the annual meeting for the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP) (read more...)

Graduate students Chris DeCou and Stephanie Hill, along with mentor Dr. Shannon Lynch, coauthored a poster titled The association between trauma exposure and perceptions of physical health among incarcerated women at the 122nd annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C. in August 2014 (read more...)

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News Bites

Six students graduated with degrees in philosophy this past spring; Two of them began law school this month (read more...)

Capt. Geoffrey Klein is now an assistant professor of military science and officer in charge for the ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) program, in the College of Arts and Letters (read more...)