Posted September 16, 2014
In recognition of the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps, 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.
The ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the Idaho State University Eli Oboler Library’s Distance Learning Classroom B03A. The library is located at 850 S. 9th Ave. in Pocatello. It will be broadcasted to Meridian, Coeur d’Alene, and Moscow.
Building up to this event, on Thursday, September 11, in honor of 9/11, five AmeriCorps members served at a booth in the Pocatello Fred Meyer where they collected toys and craft items for 34 “Family Hero Packs” to give to children of Idaho military families.
Additionally, nationwide a simultaneous swearing-in of AmeriCorps members in every state and territory, on the same day, at the same time, took place to replicate the first swearing-in ceremony done on Sept. 12, 1994.
Smithsonian traveling exhibition at Idaho State University celebrates Asian Pacific American history
Posted September 16, 2014
The Idaho Museum of Natural History will open its new Smithsonian exhibit titled “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story” on Sept. 20 and it will run through Nov. 30.
This exhibit was created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). The exhibition is supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundations.
Idaho State University Stream Ecology Center volunteers join with community to clean up Portneuf River in Pocatello
Posted September 15, 2014
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.
Volunteers from the Idaho State University Stream Ecology Center, the City of Pocatello, Portneuf Watershed Partnership, and Valley Pride members joined citizens and Boy Scouts to removed piles of debris and trash from the Portneuf River channel during Clean the Portneuf 2014 held Sept. 13.
New nuclear science grants propel Idaho State University into top tier in nuclear materials in the United States
Posted September 12, 2014
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.
These grants also enable ISU nuclear researchers to study nuclear fuel materials and how they perform over time. This research is aimed at improving the life span and stability of these fuels.
Free flu shots and traumatic brain injury screenings offered at ISU/Ada County Health Screening Sept. 18 in Boise
Posted September 11, 2014
Flu shots and screenings for traumatic brain injury are among the free services offered at a community health screening Thursday, Sept. 18, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 707 W. Fort St., in Boise.
Play ‘Luck and Conincidences’ written by ISU graduate student Kane to be performed Sept. 26-27 at SPAC
Posted September 9, 2014
Idaho State University graduate student Gabrielle Joan Kane will perform her play “Luck and Coincidences” Sept. 26 and 27.