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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…)

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 Museum of Natural History announces its fall 2014 programs

Posted in Academics, Events, Exhibits, Featured, People by taylandy on the September 2nd, 2014

The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University will be offering classes to K-sixth grade students this fall.

There are two main programs: the Museum Rangers and the Art of Natural History.

Museum Rangers uses fun hands-on activities and behind-the-scenes tours to offer children the chance to learn about the different aspects of museum work. The Art of Natural History will allow kids to explore their creative side with natural history themed arts and crafts.

Museum Rangers classes are $20 per class and the Art of History classes are $25 each. A full class schedule is listed below. (more…)

Idaho State University Professor Jean Pfau identifies possible new autoimmune disease linked to asbestos exposure

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the August 27th, 2014

A possible new autoimmune disease caused by exposure to asbestos from mines in Libby, Montana, has been identified by Idaho State University researcher Jean Pfau.

From the early 1900s through 1990 miners in northwestern Montana mined vermiculite, a mineral resistant to fire and high heat that was sold under the product name Zonolite, which was shipped widely throughout the United States. (more…)

Rain does nothing to dampen Bengal spirits; more Week of Welcome fun to come

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the August 27th, 2014

Week of Welcome began on an ominous note, with heavy rain threatening to cancel the week’s biggest event, Welcome Back Orange and Black on Monday.

The rain didn’t dampen Bengal spirits or stop Welcome Back Orange and Black, an event students flocked to despite a changed venue. Tuesday’s Paint Party, sponsored by the Student Activities Board, attracted a large crowd of Bengals seeking fun at Cadet Field. (more…)

Idaho State U. Stuttering Clinic, first of its kind, changes lives

Posted in Events, Featured, ISU-Boise, People by taylandy on the August 26th, 2014

Idaho State University’s first holistic stuttering clinic, which combined speech language and counseling therapy, garnered powerful testimony from its participants. (more…)

Idaho State University expands Physician Assistant Studies Program to The College of Idaho

Posted in Academics, Featured, ISU-Boise, People by taylandy on the August 26th, 2014

Idaho State University has expanded its two-year Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program (M.P.A.S.) to The College of Idaho in Caldwell, adding 12 seats this fall to the existing 60.

The intent is to meet the continuing demand for physician assistants in the Northwest and improve access to health care in underserved areas, say officials from both institutions. Physician assistants are highly skilled health professionals who provide medical treatment under the supervision of a physician. (more…)

Idaho State University alumni homecoming week events planned Sept. 25-27, 2014

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the August 18th, 2014

Idaho State University’s Homecoming 2014, “Bengal Pride on the Prowl” will celebrate a variety of alumni events culminating Sept. 27 with the Homecoming Parade at 9:30 a.m. and football game at 2:05 p.m. in Holt Arena. (more…)

ISU Homecoming Parade Sept. 27; Entry deadline is Sept. 12

Posted in Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the August 18th, 2014

The Idaho State University Homecoming 2014 Parade on Saturday, Sept. 27 and starts at 9:30 a.m.

Entries are now being accepted.

The parade will start at the corner of South First Avenue and Center Street, just east of the Center Street Underpass, in Pocatello. (more…)

NASA/ISU RECOVER Program to be expanded to cover most western states; Project has broad range of uses for natural disaster recovery

Posted in Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the August 15th, 2014

Firefighters battling the 100-square-mile plus Big Cougar wildfire in Idaho are already using GIS-satellite imagery decision support system designed by Idaho State University’s GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Training and Research Center and NASA to help with planning wildfire recovery. (more…)

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