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Volunteers needed for the 2014 Idaho State University Haunted Science Lab

Posted in Academics, Exhibits, People by taylandy on the September 25th, 2014

For the last three years, the ISU Society of Physics Students, the Kiwanis Club of Pocatello, and the ISU Department of Physics have hosted a Haunted Science Laboratory exhibit open to field trips from local schools, free of charge.

Volunteers from ISU and the Kiwanis Club have provided educational, engaging, spooky science fun with interactive science exhibits and activities. The Kiwanis Club has also reimbursed schools for busing costs. However, additional help is needed to ensure that this year’s exhibitions are a success. (more…)

Idaho State University’s annual CarFit event is Sept. 29 at Holt Arena

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the September 25th, 2014

Does your leg go to sleep when you drive? Any way to minimize those nerve-racking blind spots? What can happen if you sit too close to the steering wheel?

Find answers to these questions and check the fit of your vehicle at the sixth annual CarFit event hosted by Idaho State University’s occupational therapy program, Monday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holt Arena parking lot. The free event focuses on driving safety and comfort for older drivers, but licensed drivers of all ages are welcome, say organizers. (more…)

Annual “I Love ISU” campaign raises $194,092.52 for scholarships

Posted in Events, Featured, People by franemil on the September 19th, 2014

The 2014 annual “I Love ISU” campaign concluded Thursday, Sept. 18, raising $194,092.52 in pledges for scholarships for Southeast Idaho students. The ISU Foundation made the announcement during the after hours celebration in the Pond Student Union.

“The scholarship funds raised during this campaign will provide opportunities for our Bengals to further their education,” explained Kallee Valentine, ISU Foundation director of annual giving. “This campaign enables donors to support any program, department or college within the University.”The I Love ISU campaign raised more than $190,000 for student scholarships

Led this year by Dave Gates from the Pocatello Fire Department and Claudia Tremelling from Idaho Power, 18 teams and 175 volunteers from Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Blackfoot and American Falls worked together to gather pledges through weeks of peer-to-peer contacts and other activities.

“Once again, I’m touched by the immense generosity of our community,” said ISU President Arthur C. Vailas. “I want to personally thank our donors and campaign volunteers for their continued support of our students.”

I Love ISU is a business-to-business fundraising campaign that connects the local economy with Idaho State University. Over the last 32 years, I Love ISU has raised millions of dollars for our local students.

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

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the September 16th, 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. (more…)

Idaho State University Stream Ecology Center volunteers join with community to clean up Portneuf River in Pocatello

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the September 15th, 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. (more…)

New nuclear science grants propel Idaho State University into top tier in nuclear materials in the United States

Posted in Events, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the September 12th, 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. (more…)

Free flu shots and traumatic brain injury screenings offered at ISU/Ada County Health Screening Sept. 18 in Boise

Posted in Events, ISU-Boise, People by taylandy on the September 11th, 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. (more…)

Play ‘Luck and Conincidences’ written by ISU graduate student Kane to be performed Sept. 26-27 at SPAC

Posted in Academics, Events, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the September 9th, 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. (more…)

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

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the September 9th, 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. (more…)

ISU CW HOG Pig Out picnic set for Sept. 13

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the September 8th, 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. (more…)

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