When junior elementary education major Emilee Schetzle first stepped into the classroom as a tutor three semesters ago, she was a bit uncomfortable.
Today, however, she walks in with confidence, and it has made a difference in the lives and learning of the students she works with at Greenacres Elementary School in Pocatello. Schetzle works at the school through the Career Path Internship program, and tutors students in small groups in math and reading. The experience has been rewarding as well as educational, she said. (more…)
Connecting people to health care: Community Health Screening Program in Ada County celebrates fifth anniversary and prepares for March 19 event
Some partnerships are so successful they are worth celebrating – especially ones that improve the lives of Ada County residents in a big way.
That’s the story behind the Ada County/Idaho State University Community Health Screening Program which has served more than 750 uninsured and underserved adults since March 2010. Other partners are the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Central District Health. (more…)
Idaho State University Physics Professor Philip Cole serves Fulbright in Germany; enjoys a little Stammtisch, along with linearly polarized photons
When Idaho State University physics Professor Philip Cole was a 17-year-old high school exchange student in Germany he noticed a big, open table in the front of a traditional German restaurant.
He made mistake of sitting down at it.
“The owner told me to get up because it was a Stammtisch table,” Cole said. “’You have to be invited,’ he said.”
Fast forward about four decades later to last fall, and Cole was finally invited to a Stammtisch table in Germany while he was serving as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Bonn. (more…)
The fifth annual Celebrate Idaho State, a CommUniversity event, will feature more than 100 groups providing a variety of free food, entertainment, art, culture, information, and scientific displays and demonstrations Tuesday, March 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the ISU Pond Student Union.
“Celebrate Idaho State is a great opportunity for us to showcase ISU’s excellent programs and all that the University has to offer the community,” said Allyson Johnson, Celebrate Idaho State co-chair. “We are looking forward to sharing our pride for this great institution.” (more…)
On March 10, Idaho State University students and alumni will showcase their talents in two performances on Broadway in New York City in the Mountain West Actor Showcase. (more…)
Julie Hammatt is passionate about rural health care.
Tamara Rose is committed to teaching the next generation of nursing professionals.
Both women are pursuing their dreams, thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare and matching funds from the Idaho State University School of Nursing. (more…)
Idaho State-Civic Symphony March 21 concert features banjoist Bela Fleck, premiere performance of Harville’s ‘The West Bench’
The Idaho State-Civic Symphony “All-American Composers” concert at 7:30 p.m. March 21 in the Stephens Performing Arts Center Jensen Grand Concert Hall will feature a performance by guest artist banjoist Bela Fleck and a premiere performance of a composition by symphony artistic director and conductor Grant Harville.
Fleck, considered by thousands of fans worldwide to be the “best banjo player on the planet,” recently expanded his horizons by composing music, not just for banjo, but for banjo and orchestra, “The Impostor Concerto.” (more…)
Idaho State University recognized by Collegiate Advertising and Idaho Falls Advertising Federation for outstanding work
The Idaho State University Office of Marketing and Communications has received two national awards from the Collegiate Advertising Award Program and three Gem Awards from the Idaho Falls Advertising Federation for its marketing and communications efforts during the last year. (more…)
The Idaho State University Bookstore celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2, sponsoring a “Hats Off to Reading” event enjoyed by 65 children, who came in three groups, from ISU’s Early Learning Center. (more…)
11th annual Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life Conference to take place at Idaho State University March 5-6
Idaho State University will host the 11th annual Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life Conference on March 5 and 6 in the Pond Student Union Building.
“ISU’s Gender and Sexuality Conference provides an important opportunity to hear and learn from a wide range of disciplines and fields regarding how gender and sexuality form important angles of inquiry across a diversity of topics such as family and community health as well as industry and economic development,” said Jeremy Thomas, ISU professor of sociology and chair of the conference planning committee. (more…)