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ISU-Boise to host ‘Health Science Experience Night’ Oct. 9

Posted in Academics, Events by taylandy on the September 10th, 2008

Interested in becoming a pharmacist, paramedic or physician assistant? A clinical lab scientist, nurse or mental health counselor?

Find out about these programs and many more at the third annual “Health Science Experience Night” hosted by Idaho State University, Oct. 9, 5:30-8 p.m. The event will be at ISU’s current location, 12438 W. Bridger St., Boise, southwest of the intersection of Cloverdale Road and Chinden Boulevard. (more…)

Nominations sought for Micron Outstanding Idaho Science Teacher Awards

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the September 10th, 2008

Nominations are being requested for the 2008 Micron Outstanding Idaho Science Teacher Awards by the Department of Physics at Idaho State University. (more…)

Theatre/Dance ISU opens season with ‘Urinetown, The Musical’

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the September 10th, 2008

“Urinetown, The Musical” is scheduled to debut at Idaho State University Friday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 pm in the James E. and Beverly Rogers Black Box Theatre in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Additional performances will be Sept. 27 and 29, and Oct. 2-4. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. (more…)

Montana conservation writer, politician Kemmis to lecture on ‘Lost Trail’

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the September 10th, 2008

Distinguished Montana conservation writer and politician Daniel Kemmis will present the Idaho Yesterdays Lecture “Have We Rediscovered the Lost Trail?” on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salmon River Suite, Pond Student Union Building, at Idaho State University. (more…)

ISU INBRE student studies brain’s response to alcohol

Posted in Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the September 10th, 2008

Idaho State University senior Jeffrey Gower doesn’t think he was destined for the pharmaceutical industry, but he takes a humorous edge to his choice of profession. He and the pharmacist in the film “It’s a Wonderful Life” share the same last name, he says. (more…)

ISU earns four ‘exemplary’ listings from National Wildlife Federation

Posted in Featured by taylandy on the September 9th, 2008

Idaho State University earned four exemplary listings from the National Wildlife Federation for its environmental and ecological programs.

Idaho State University was listed in the “National Wildlife Federation Campus Environment 2008, A National Report Card on Sustainability in Higher Education” report that was issued in August. (more…)

ISU College of Education to celebrate its 50th year Sept. 10-11

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, Performing Arts by taylandy on the September 4th, 2008

On the theme “Connecting Our Past and Preparing for Our Future” the College of Education at Idaho State University is celebrating a 115-year tradition of preparing professional educators as it marks 50 years as an established college.

The College of Education’s 50th Celebration will be on Sept. 10 and 11. Albion State Normal School officially opened its doors to prepare educators on Sept. 11, 1894, and this Sept. 11, the College of Education opens its doors to welcome home alumni and school partners, faculty, staff and students. (more…)

Pocatello Pump climbing competition runs Sept. 13-14

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the September 4th, 2008

In its 27th year, the Idaho State University Pocatello Pump set Sept. 13 and 14 is the oldest bouldering competition in the United States. (more…)

CW HOG annual Pig Out set Sept. 13 at Ross Park

Posted in Events by taylandy on the September 4th, 2008

The 27th annual Idaho State University CW HOG Pig Out, a dinner and fundraiser for Idaho State University’s Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group, is Saturday, Sept. 13, in Lower Ross Park Pavilion. This year’s theme is “Think It…Dream It…Did It.” (more…)

Faster than a speeding toad’s tongue? ISU researcher studies super-quick appendage

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the September 4th, 2008

Hitting a baseball in the big leagues is among the most difficult feats in professional sports, some like to say, and that includes Idaho State University biological sciences professor Curt Anderson.

A hitter only has about 4/10ths of a second to react to a pitch coming at speeds approaching 100 miles per hour, and then to swing at and hit the baseball. A batter connecting with a baseball in such conditions completes an amazing athletic feat, but, in the animal world, this is a paltry effort. Consider this, when a toad catches an insect with its tongue, it does so in 15 to 22 milliseconds – that is 15/1000ths to 22/1000ths of a second. It happens so fast you need slow-motion technology of a filmed sequence to see it. (more…)

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