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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…)

ISU Minshall Lecture in Ecology on Sept. 18 features ecologist Kirk Winemiller

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

Kirk Winemiller, Regents Professor in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University, will deliver the G.W. Minshall Lecture in Ecology, an annual lecture series presented by the Idaho State University Department of Biological Sciences.

His lecture is entitled “Functional Traits, Convergent Evolution, and a Periodic Table of Niches” and it will be delivered in Room 10 of the ISU Department of Biological Sciences Lecture Center on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. (more…)

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

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the September 5th, 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…)

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…)

11th annual reunion for retired Idaho State University employees is Oct. 29 at Juniper Hills Country Club

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

The 11th Annual Reunion for the ISU family of faculty and staff retirees will be Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Juniper Hills Country Club. All retired ISU faculty and staff and spouses as well as spouses of deceased retirees are invited to attend.

No-host social activities start at 5:30 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by a buffet dinner consisting of prime rib, champignon chicken, salad, fruits, vegetables and dessert. (more…)

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