After months of work, the dream of offering an onsite Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course to residents of Fort Hall has become a reality. Through an extensive collaboration between Partners for Prosperity, Shoshone-Bannock tribal entities, and ISU Workforce Training, students can now complete more than half of their CNA training at the Human Resource Development Center in Fort Hall. Learning laboratory practices and clinicals will occur in Pocatello. (more…)
Idaho State University biological sciences professor Dring Crowell is attempting to create, through genetic engineering, drought-resistant potato and soybean plants that require less water to grow.
He has already genetically engineered a relatively simple plant, Arabidopsis, to make it more drought resistant. A Canadian researcher, Dr. Peter McCourt, has also been successful creating drought-resistant canola, another important commercial crop, using a similar method to what Crowell will use to produce drought-resistant potato and soybean plants. (more…)
Dr. Janet Anderson, who worked at Idaho State University for 31 years and retired as dean of student affairs in 1998, died Monday, July 29, in her sleep from natural causes in Newport, Wash.
A memorial service for her will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Sacheen Lake Station located at 6131 Highway 211, Newport, Wash. Please note that this memorial service was original scheduled to be held at Stoneridge Resort located near Blanchard, Idaho, but the location has been changed. A memorial service also will be held in Pocatello at Idaho State University at a time and date to be announced. (more…)
Idaho State University will begin the 2008-2009 academic year with a new learning management system – or LMS – after 10 years with WebCT/Blackboard. (more…)
Musicians Steve Eaton and Mike Sanders, with guest Phil Garonzik, will perform an outdoor concert at 8 p.m. Aug. 16 on the Idaho State University’s L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Northwest Patio.
ISU professor emeritus Mike Trinklein received an national Emmy nomination this summer for his PBS series Pioneers of Television. (more…)
The process of science is slow, but the experience of it is fast.
That’s among the lessons that Century High School (Pocatello) junior-to-be Ben Devaud is learning in the laboratory of Idaho State University biological sciences professor Ken Rodnick, Ph.D. (more…)
Highland High School biology teacher Teri Mitton said recently she loves learning new things, as she was peering through a microscope attempting to slice off a 50-micron thick section of a pickled toad’s brain. She had plans to put the sample on a microscope slide for it to be examined in an Idaho State University biological sciences laboratory. (more…)
Maxwell Smart, James Bond or Ethan Hunt and other tinsel-town spymasters have nothing in the way of tricky gadgets over Idaho State University researchers who are trying to determine which predators are eating the eggs of sage grouse.
The researchers employed miniature, camouflaged infrared cameras to gather irrefutable evidence of what predators were eating sage grouse eggs, and to study a variety of sage grouse nesting behaviors. One finding of their research is that ground squirrels may have been unfairly linked to the predation of sage grouse eggs in nests. In addition, ravens have turned out to be a major predator of eggs in sage grouse nests. (more…)
The Idaho State University Foundation has named three new members to its Board of Directors. They are Boise attorney Bruce Bistline; Idaho Falls CEO Sylvia Medina; and retired business executive Douglas R. Pitman, from Jackson, Wyo. (more…)