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Idaho State University professor Williams helps launch Journal of Positive Sexuality

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the February 10th, 2015

Idaho State University Sociology Professor DJ Williams helped launch the Journal of Positive Sexuality, the first journal of its kind, on Feb. 3.

The journal features articles, open to a variety of fields, that relate to positive sexuality. Positive sexuality helps people think about open communication and sexual diversity, according to Williams. (more…)

Neels Van der Schyf named new Idaho State University Vice President for Research, Dean of Graduate School

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the February 10th, 2015

Cornelis J. (Neels) Van der Schyf, current dean of the Idaho State University Graduate School, has been named ISU Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, pending approval from the Idaho State Board of Education. (more…)

Idaho State University Vice President for Research Howard Grimes to take position at INL and Center for Advanced Energy Studies

Posted in People by taylandy on the February 7th, 2015

Idaho State University’s Howard Grimes, vice president for research and economic development, has accepted the position of director for innovation in industry partnerships for the Idaho National Laboratory’s Energy and Environmental Science and Technology Directorate (EEST) and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) in Idaho Falls. (more…)

Free flu shots, traumatic brain injury screenings offered at ISU/Ada County Health Screening Feb. 19

Posted in Events, ISU-Boise, People by taylandy on the February 7th, 2015

Free flu shots and screenings for hepatitis C and traumatic brain injury are among services offered at an adult community health screening Thursday, Feb. 19, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2920 Cassia St., in Boise.

The screening is for people 18 years and older. Appointments are not necessary. (more…)

Idaho State University National Girls and Women in Sports Day events scheduled for Feb. 20-21

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the February 7th, 2015

Idaho State University’s annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Reed Gymnasium for kindergarten through fifth grade participants, and there will be keynote presentation at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20. (more…)

Idaho State University geologists help piece together details of Nevada’s immense Alamo crater

Posted in People, Research by taylandy on the February 3rd, 2015

Idaho State University’s Leif Tapanila has spent more than a dozen years studying a “whopper of a hole” in Nevada, discovering more about the impact of a comet about 380 million years ago that left the Alamo crater, which is about 60 miles wide and two miles deep.

“It is one of the largest comet impact craters that has been discovered in the last while,” said Tapanila, who is the chair and associate professor of the ISU Department of Geosciences. “Even though the area has been twisted up by mountain building, it is a great spot to look at the environment and see what it was like before and after the comet hit. We get a perfect time slice of that historic event. We’ve been mapping out the extent of the crater, basically starting to piece it back together.” (more…)

Idaho State University dental hygiene department honored for serving children and families

Posted in People, Research by taylandy on the February 2nd, 2015

Idaho State University’s Department of Dental Hygiene has been awarded the Idaho Head Start Association 2015 Edward Zigler Innovation Award for providing free, high-quality oral health care to low-income families in Idaho.

Associate dental hygiene professor Karen Portillo will accept the award Feb. 11 at the IHSA Scholarships and Awards Banquet in Boise. (more…)

Three $1,000 CommUniversity scholarships available to Idaho State University students; winners to be announced at Celebrate Idaho State

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the February 2nd, 2015

Three $1,000 Idaho State University CommUniversity Scholarships are available to full-time, full-fee paying students who will be at the junior or senior class level for fall 2015.

The deadline for applying is Feb. 20. (more…)

Idaho State University Chinese New Year 2015 to take place on Valentine’s Day

Posted in Events, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the February 2nd, 2015

The Idaho State University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSS­­A) invites all students and member of the community to experience the traditional culture of China at the ISU Chinese New Year Night 2015 on Saturday, Feb. 14, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The event will start at 6:30 p.m. and the evening will offer traditional Chinese food along with traditional and modern Chinese dances, including the lion dance and music performed by ISU students. (more…)

28th annual ISU Jazz Fest to feature public concerts Feb. 6-7

Posted in Events, Featured, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the February 2nd, 2015

The 28th annual Idaho State University Jazz Festival will present public concerts on Feb. 6 and 7 featuring Grammy award-winning jazz tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer and keyboardist Russell Ferrante.

A special performance by a quartet comprised of Mintzer, Ferrante and local musicians Aaron Miller and Shane Lindsay will be held on Friday, Feb. 6, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Portneuf Valley Brewing. Cover for this limited seating special event will be $10 and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7 p.m. (more…)

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