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National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration at ISU Feb. 28

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the February 18th, 2009

There are still slots open for this year’s celebration in recognition of National Girls and Women in Sports Day that is scheduled Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Idaho State University Reed Gymnasium.

ISU’s celebration will include sport and activity clinics for girls grades K-6. Advance registration is $10 per girl on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limit of 300 entrants, and more than 200 have signed up as of Feb. 18. (more…)

Second annual Disabilities Awareness Week set Feb. 23-27 at Idaho State

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the February 18th, 2009

Idaho State University’s ADA and Disability Resource Center will present its second annual Disabilities Awareness Week on the theme “Growing Awareness” Feb. 23-27.

The events are designed to help build awareness of the contributions people with disabilities bring to the university, the workplace and the community.

Events for Disability Awareness Week are as follows:    

• Tuesday, Feb. 24 – College of Education Auditorium, 2 p.m., Mike O’Blenis, chief executive officer of Development Workshop, a man with learning disabilities and significant achievement, will present his journey. All students, faculty and staff in the education, counseling, social work, psychology and health-related professions are encouraged to attend. (more…)

ISU professor Peterson receives Assistive Technology Professional certification

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the February 13th, 2009

Ted Peterson, Idaho State University clinical assistant professor in the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, has earned the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, (RESNA).

RESNA is the nation’s leading organization that serves people with disabilities seeking technology applications to maximize their ability to function in their home, school and/or work environment. (more…)

ISU Health Fair 2009 will run March 19-20 in Pond Student Union

Posted in Events by taylandy on the February 13th, 2009

The Idaho State University Health Fair 2009 will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 19 and 20.

The annual Health Fair is sponsored by the Kasiska College of Health Professions and will be in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom.  The Health Fair is a vital community event and there are always dozens of interesting learning centers to help you understand all aspects of your health.  

Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Pond Student Union or shuttle services will be provided from the Holt Arena parking lot.  

Portneuf Medical Center (PMC) will provide laboratory services. Blood draws will also be available at both of the PMC labs March 2-18, at the Health Fair on March 19 and 20, and at the PMC labs March 23-27. (more…)

Screening of documentary “Sisterz in Zion” set Feb. 18

Posted in Events by taylandy on the February 13th, 2009

The Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center at Idaho State University is pleased to announce a screening of the BYU documentary "Sisterz in Zion" followed by a discussion led by Return Sister Missionaries, LDS Church.

The event is part of the Anderson Center’s celebration of Black History Month. The screening will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at noon in the Salmon River Room of the Pond Student Union at Idaho State University. This screening is free and open to the public. (more…)

Senior Exhibition on display at Davis Gallery starting Feb. 23

Posted in Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the February 13th, 2009

The Idaho State Univeristy Spring 2009 Bachelor of Arts Senior Exhibition will feature four artists Amberlee Holman, Nancy Cox, Seth Clark, and Sterling Mennear at the John B. Davis Gallery in the Fine Arts Building on the Idaho State University campus.

The opening reception will be held Monday, Feb. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. and the exhibition dates are Feb. 24 – March 6. (more…)

Nomination period open for Student Employee of the Year

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the February 13th, 2009

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2008-2009 Student Employee of the Year Award.

This award will recognize and honor student employees for their contribution to the university community during National Student Employment Week, April 12-18.

Students are nominated by faculty and staff.

Eligible students must:

    • be enrolled full-time in a degree program as an undergraduate student;

    • return to ISU as an undergraduate in Fall 2009 in a degree program;

    • be employed for 10 hours or more by the department for at least one semester or expect to complete one semester of part-time employment by May 2009;

    • have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

The deadline for applications is March 13. Nomination forms can be found on the HR Web site or by calling student employment at 282-2778.

Noted historian Etulain to deliver lecture on ‘Abraham Lincoln and the West’ on Feb. 18

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the February 12th, 2009

Noted author and historian Richard Etulain will deliver the lecture “Abraham Lincoln and the American West” at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Pond Student Union Salmon River Room.

His lecture is being brought to ISU by the University’s Chi Rho Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta history honor society. This program is made possible by funding from the Idaho Humanities Council, the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Idaho State volunteers provide services to Special Olympics athletes

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the February 12th, 2009

A battalion of Idaho State University dental hygiene students – the entire junior and senior classes – traveled from Pocatello to Boise on Feb. 12 to help deliver oral health services to scores of the 2,500 participants in 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

In all, 52 undergraduate dental hygiene students and nine faculty members from Pocatello joined a dental hygiene faculty member and a graduate student in Boise to deliver oral exams Feb. 12-13. (more…)

Idaho State researchers experimenting with using accelerators to produce medical isotopes

Posted in Academics, Featured, Research by taylandy on the February 10th, 2009

Researchers at the Idaho State University Idaho Accelerator Center are experimenting using nuclear accelerators, as opposed to nuclear reactors, to produce medical isotopes used annually for about 20 million medical imaging and treatment procedures in the United States.

If the Idaho State University researchers are successful, southeast Idaho could potentially become an area that could produce medical isotopes commercially to supplement other medical-isotope sources. (more…)

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