A stubborn band of optimists who fought and refused to let the magnificent American chestnut tree slip into extinction. One man's life-long obsession with hiking the hidden-away corners of the Grand Canyon. A young mother rebuilding her life after the death of her husband in a mountaineering accident.
These are some of the themes found among the winners of the 2008 National Outdoor Book Awards.
“What a year it was,” said Ron Watters, professor emeritus at Idaho State University. “The writing in the outdoor field has always been good, but it just keeps getting better — and this year it was outstanding.” (more…)
Award-winning writer J. Ely Shipley will discuss his personal experiences as a transgendered person during a free public lecture Nov. 19, 6 to 8 p.m., in the Bear River Room of the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Building. The event is sponsored by the Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center and the ISU Department of English and Philosophy. (more…)
Idaho State University has received a $21,379 grant to assist financially needy juniors, seniors and graduate students with educational expenses, according to Sally Long, ISU director of corporate and foundation relations. (more…)
Practicing nursing in rural communities isn’t the same as practicing in cities. A four-month rural nurse residency is being developed at Idaho State University to improve patient care and increase nurse confidence.
The U.S. Health and Resources and Services Administration funded a three-year, $711,104 grant to prepare nurses in a five-state region. Idaho State University will use rural experts to teach new nurses advanced skills rural generalists to care for clients in hospitals and communities. (more…)
Trying to find quality family entertainment? Theatre/Dance ISU has the answer. Shakespeare’s original romantic comedy, “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” will be presented at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center Nov. 14-15 and 20-22.
The play begins at 7:30 p.m. nightly in the Beverly B. Bistline Thrust Theatre. (more…)
Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter sat on the edge of his desk and slipped off his shirt as Idaho State University third-year pharmacy student Whitney Bennet prepared to administer an influenza vaccination Nov. 7.“I’m a cowboy so I’m not about to tell you if it hurt,” he joked after the shot, but quickly added the vaccination was not only painless, but key to keeping people healthy during flu season. “It’s so much better to keep people from getting sick in the first place,” he said. (more…)
Idaho State University has suspended the use of dogs as part of its Advanced Trauma Life Support courses.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS), which oversees and certifies the trauma life support training, has approved the use of dogs to teach the techniques and skills necessary to treat human beings who have experienced traumatic injury. (more…)
The new Energy Systems Technology and Education Center (ESTEC) at Idaho State University officially opened Nov. 7.
A press conference was held at 9 a.m. in the Barbara J. Marshall Rotunda at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, followed by a ribbon cutting at ESTEC, located in the newly renovated Industrial Crafts building.
Renovation of the ESTEC building began summer 2007, after the team of Idaho State University’s College of Technology, Idaho National Laboratory and Partners for Prosperity received grant funding totaling more than $2.5 million.
The College of Technology was one of 72 recipients receiving a President’s Community Based Job Training Grant through the Department of Labor and an Advanced Technological Education grant from the National Science Foundation.
ESTEC’s primary mission is to support the energy sector in offsetting the growing national shortage of energy systems technicians. It is expected to facilitate regional economic competitiveness, increased job growth and provide other new energy-related opportunities.
“ESTEC will be a cornerstone of Idaho State University’s growing role in educating skilled technicians to operate modern energy systems,” said ISU President Arthur C. Vailas, Ph.D. “Just as Idaho is playing an increasingly important role in energy research, ISU is poised to educate the workforce that science, industry and government will need to succeed.” (more…)
The Associate Degree Registered Nurse (ADRN) program at the ISU College of Technology recently received notification that 2008 graduates of the ADRN program have achieved a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX—RN). Also, the Practical Nursing program graduates have also achieved an overall pass rate of 100% on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
Eric Bibb, an internationally known guitarist and singer famous for his blues, gospel folk and New Orleans R&B roots music, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall, in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
The concert is part of the Idaho State University 2008-09 “A Season of Note” fine-arts series. (more…)