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Idaho State University professors develop prototype history phone app for Yellowstone National Park

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the September 5th, 2014

Idaho State University history professors are developing a mobile application to show the cultural and environmental history of Yellowstone National Park.

“We are close to Yellowstone and the app presents a great way for us to connect to the history of it,” said Yolonda Youngs, assistant professor of history. (more…)

Idaho State University student holiday card contest open; top prize $1,000, entry deadline is Oct. 13

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the September 3rd, 2014

Idaho State University undergraduate and graduate students can enter a contest to create the design for this year’s ISU holiday card.

The contest winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and the runner up a $500 cash prize. The winning entry will appear on the University holiday card, which is sent to thousands of University family members and supporters. (more…)

Idaho Museum of Natural History announces its fall 2014 programs

Posted in Academics, Events, Exhibits, Featured, People by taylandy on the September 2nd, 2014

The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University will be offering classes to K-sixth grade students this fall.

There are two main programs: the Museum Rangers and the Art of Natural History.

Museum Rangers uses fun hands-on activities and behind-the-scenes tours to offer children the chance to learn about the different aspects of museum work. The Art of Natural History will allow kids to explore their creative side with natural history themed arts and crafts.

Museum Rangers classes are $20 per class and the Art of History classes are $25 each. A full class schedule is listed below. (more…)

Idaho State University Psychology Clinic has immediate openings available

Posted in People, Research by taylandy on the September 2nd, 2014

Openings are available for psychological and behavioral health services at the Idaho State University Psychology Clinic, located on the fifth floor of Garrison Hall on the ISU Pocatello campus. (more…)

Pocatello doctor takes photos of child labor workers in Nepal, now on display at Idaho State University

Posted in Events, Exhibits, People by taylandy on the August 28th, 2014

The Idaho State University John B. Davis Gallery will feature a new photography exhibition of child labor workers in Nepal opening Sept. 3 titled “The Face of Hope.” (more…)

Participants in ISU sleep study receive $25 for screening, and up to $240; Families with children 8 to 12 needed

Posted in Academics, People, Research, Uncategorized by taylandy on the August 28th, 2014

Idaho State University researchers are looking for families with children 8 to 12 from throughout Southeast Idaho to participate in a study concerning sleep habits and social behaviors.

ISU psychology Professor Maria Wong and colleagues are conducting a study focusing on how sleep disturbances in children can affect behavior and cognitive performance.

The researchers will examine the sleep patterns, habits and architecture of biological children of both non-drinking and alcohol-using parents. Activities include interviews, questionnaires, cognitive tests, wearing an activity watch and sleep assessment.

Results of the study will lead to practical information on the relationship between sleep problems and academic performance, social relationships and substance use, with implications for prevention and early intervention.

Participants can earn up to $240 if they are eligible for the study and $25 for an initial screening session.

To schedule a confidential screening for the study call 208-228-5577 or email isusleepstudy@gmail.com. Privacy and confidentiality are guaranteed.

Free hearing screenings at ISU-Meridian Health Science Center set for Sept. 9 through November

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the August 28th, 2014

Get your hearing checked for free Sept. 9 at the Speech and Language Clinic at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive, in Meridian.

Free screenings are also set for Oct. 14 and Nov. 11. Hours are 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. No appointment is necessary, and clinicians will see adults, teens and children as young as 3 years old.
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Idaho State University PPSA Run for the Health of It event set Sept. 14 in Boise

Posted in Events, ISU-Boise, People, Uncategorized by taylandy on the August 27th, 2014

Lace up your shoes and hit the Boise greenbelt Sunday, Sept. 14 for the annual Run for the Health of It 5k sponsored by the Professional Pharmacy Student Association at the Idaho State University—Meridian Health Science Center.

The event begins at 1:30 p.m. at the west entrance to Veterans Memorial Park at State Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway. To register, go to www.runsignup.com or click here. (more…)

Idaho State University Professor Jean Pfau identifies possible new autoimmune disease linked to asbestos exposure

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the August 27th, 2014

A possible new autoimmune disease caused by exposure to asbestos from mines in Libby, Montana, has been identified by Idaho State University researcher Jean Pfau.

From the early 1900s through 1990 miners in northwestern Montana mined vermiculite, a mineral resistant to fire and high heat that was sold under the product name Zonolite, which was shipped widely throughout the United States. (more…)

Rain does nothing to dampen Bengal spirits; more Week of Welcome fun to come

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the August 27th, 2014

Week of Welcome began on an ominous note, with heavy rain threatening to cancel the week’s biggest event, Welcome Back Orange and Black on Monday.

The rain didn’t dampen Bengal spirits or stop Welcome Back Orange and Black, an event students flocked to despite a changed venue. Tuesday’s Paint Party, sponsored by the Student Activities Board, attracted a large crowd of Bengals seeking fun at Cadet Field. (more…)

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