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AmeriCorps 20th anniversary to be celebrated at ISU with swearing-in ceremony Sept. 19

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.

Fundraiser set Sept. 26 to purchase hand-made books by artist Mary Laird for ISU Oboler Library

Posted September 16, 2014

A fundraiser to purchase two hand-made books by renowned book artist Mary Risala Laird for the Idaho State University Eli Oboler Library will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 26.

The fundraiser featuring presentations and speakers will be held at 315 S. Lincoln Ave. in Pocatello. (read more…)

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. (read more…)

Idaho State University Health Sciences Library, Southeastern Idaho Public Health receive $30,000 award for disaster health information outreach

Posted September 16, 2014

Idaho State University Health Sciences Library and the Southeastern Idaho Public Health Department have received an award of $30,000 for a Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014 from the National Library of Medicine. (read more…)

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. (read more…)

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.

ISU has received three new grants this fiscal year worth more than $600,000 in total, from the U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Programs. (read more…)

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.

The screening is the first of six scheduled at various Treasure Valley locations through March for adults with no insurance or limited access to preventive health care. (read more…)

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.

The show will be performed in the Black Box Theatre at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. (read more…)

32nd annual I Love ISU Campaign features calling Sept. 15-18 in Pocatello, American Falls and Blackfoot

Posted September 9, 2014

Entering its 32nd year, the I Love ISU campaign will feature teams of community members and Idaho State University faculty and staff making calls to residents of Pocatello, American Falls and Blackfoot to raise ISU scholarship funds Sept. 15-18. (read more…)

ISU CW HOG Pig Out picnic set for Sept. 13

Posted September 8, 2014

All are invited to celebrate 33 years of outdoor adventure at the annual CW HOG Pig-Out dinner and picnic Saturday, Sept. 13, from 4 to 10 p.m. at Lower Ross Park Pavilion in Pocatello. (read more…)

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