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Women’s History Month activities set at Idaho State University; conference, film screening, LUNAFEST among events

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

A variety of events are scheduled for Women’s History Month at Idaho State University including the XI annual Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life Conference March 5-6, a film screening on service women March 9, LUNAFEST film festival on March 11 and theatrical/musical performances on March 13.

These events are sponsored by the ISU Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center with cooperation from other ISU departments. For more information on these events, contact Stephanie Richardson, assistant director of programming at the Anderson Center, 282-2805 or, or visit the website (more…)

Idaho State University Rupp Debate Society takes fourth place in Western States tournament

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the March 1st, 2015

Idaho State University’s Rupp Debate Society placed fourth and was recognized for debate and speaking at the Western States Communication Association (WSCA) tournament held in late February.

Senior Patrick Loftus, from Coeur d’Alene, and junior Jason Byron, Idaho Falls, were recognized as the sixth- and seventh-place speakers, were named finalists, and placed fourth overall. (more…)

Idaho State University lending forensic anthropology expertise to help solve 36-year-old cold case

Posted in Academics, Events, People, Research by taylandy on the March 1st, 2015

Searching for a human skull from a 36-year-old cold case is an unusual and grisly endeavor for a group of 10 Idaho State University faculty, staff and students, but a valuable one.

If successful, the group can assist with the positive identification of human remains in Civil Defense caves north of Dubois near the Montana border. (more…)

More than 60 students to participate in ISU Graduate Research Days March 14, 16

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the March 1st, 2015

More than 60 graduate students from Idaho State University will share their research endeavors at the inaugural ISU Graduate School Research Days events on March 14 and 16 in the Rendezvous Complex A, B and C Suites. (more…)

Idaho State University College of Pharmacy’s Sabrina Sherwood lands internship with Mayo Clinic

Posted in Academics, ISU-Boise, People by taylandy on the March 1st, 2015

Idaho State University student pharmacist Sabrina Sherwood received a voice message on her phone Feb. 4 that made her a little nervous.

It was the Mayo Clinic with a follow-up question to her recent interview for a pharmacy internship at the world-renowned hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. (more…)

Idaho State University Women in Work Conference set March 4, features keynote Billie Johnson

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the March 1st, 2015

Alesha Churba made the sacrifice to attend school twice, but says the second time around was when she finally figured things out. The single mother spent more than a decade working endless hours in retail management after earning her first degree, and it was only then that she realized a focused education would be her ticket to something better. (more…)

Idaho State University Presidential Residence Committee tours Servel House and holds discussion

Posted in Featured, People by taylandy on the February 27th, 2015

The independent fact-finding committee charged with assessing the current condition and making recommendations for future plans of the Servel House, ISU’s presidential residence facility, toured the facility during this week’s meeting.

During the tour the committee discussed issues related to safety and security, maintenance, efficiency and suitability for hosting University functions. In discussing these issues committee members described the facility as “beautiful and historic,” but expressed concerns related to the functionality and liability of the facility for University events. (more…)

ISU Health Fair 2015 March 19-20 features more than 70 health learning centers; walk-in blood draws available

Posted in Events, Exhibits, Featured, People by taylandy on the February 25th, 2015

The Idaho State University Health Fair 2015 – celebrating its 34th year – is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 19-20, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom. Parking is free in the Pond Student Union parking lot.

This year’s fair will feature more than 70 learning centers, blood draws and comprehensive health screenings and informational services on a variety of topics. (more…)

I Chose ISU: Jenny Brooks, dietetics major, Benny’s Pantry employee

Posted in Academics, People by taylandy on the February 24th, 2015

Jenny Brooks, an undergraduate student in the dietetics program at Idaho State University, has gone the extra mile to help organize one of ISU’s most successful outreach programs – Benny’s Pantry.

Benny’s Pantry is a food program designed to offer short-term help for members of the ISU community including students, staff and faculty who suffer from food insecurity. (more…)

44th annual Frank Church Symposium set Feb. 26-27 at Idaho State University; theme is ‘Cross Cultural Expression in a Transforming World’

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the February 23rd, 2015

Idaho State University’s International Affairs Council (IAC), housed in the College of Arts and Letters, will host the 44th annual Frank Church Symposium on Feb. 26 and 27.

The theme for this year’s symposium is “Cross Cultural Expression in a Transforming World.”

The event is held annually in honor of Idaho Sen. Frank Church, chair of the U.S. Committee on Foreign Relations during the Vietnam War.

Charles “Charley” Metcalf, ISU alumnus, will present the keynote address. Metcalf will speak on “Cross Cultural Expression from a National Security Communication Perspective” on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)

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