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Idaho State University neuroscientist Groome receives NIH grant to study human electrical channels to fight disease

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the May 27th, 2009

Our bodies, in some senses, are one big electrical grid, and Idaho State University molecular neuroscientist James Groome is studying electrical pathways in genetically altered cells he has produced to help understand and fight diseases such epilepsy and other genetic disorders.

Groome, an associate professor in biological sciences, recently received a $213,417 grant titled “Channelopathy Based Investigation of Domain-Specific Functions in Sodium Channels” from the National Institutes of Health to help him continue some of his investigations. (more…)

Professor Charles Peterson earns 2009 Jerome Bigelow award

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured by franemil on the May 22nd, 2009

 Idaho State University biological sciences Professor Charles R. Peterson has been honored with the Jerome Bigelow Award for outstanding service to scientific research by the ISU chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.

Each year at its annual spring banquet Sigma Xi presents the Bigelow Award to a scientist or engineer who embodies Sigma Xi’s mission in science and engineering education, research ethics, public understanding of science, international research cooperation and the health of the research enterprise. The Bigelow Award is named in honor of Jerome Bigelow, late ISU chemistry professor.  Bigelow was one of the founding members of the ISU chapter of Sigma Xi, and was a dedicated chemistry researcher and outstanding educator. (more…)

Idaho Museum of Natural History offers kids classes for ESL students

Posted in Academics, Events by franemil on the May 22nd, 2009

The Idaho Museum of Natural History is presenting a unique opportunity for children for whom English is not their native language, commonly known as English as Second Language (ESL) Learners. The classes are a special project produced in conjunction with graduate students at the Idaho State University College of Education.

Earth Alive: Plants & Animals is for children who have completed first through third grades and will be taught by ESL educator Rhea Raper. Participants will learn about the earth, plants, and animals as they focus on how living things develop and adapt themselves to their habitats. The classes will be held June 22 – 26, 2009 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. (more…)

Annual Claude Larsen Memorial Golf Tournament set July 18

Posted in Blogroll, Events by franemil on the May 22nd, 2009

  The Idaho State University Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG) will hold the seventh annual Claude Larsen Memorial Golf Tournament on July 18 at the Riverside Golf Course in Pocatello.

Registration for the four-person scramble will be at 7 a.m. and tee off at 8 a.m.  Early registration is $40 per person and is due by 5 p.m. July 16. Late registration is $45 per person. Participants can register for the tournament at the CW HOG Office inside the ISU Pond Student Union, or either the Highland or Riverside Golf courses.

For more information call CW HOG at 282-3912. (more…)

CW HOG Kids Camps Scheduled in July

Posted in Events by franemil on the May 22nd, 2009

 The CW HOG annual Kids Camp is scheduled July 6-11.  Space is limited to 30 children ages 7-14, all ability levels welcome.

The cost is $250 per week per child.

CW HOG, the Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group, is a program of the Idaho State University Outdoor Program that provides outdoor recreation opportunities for those with and without disabilities.

Camp activities include team building and challenge course activities, kayaking, rock climbing, arts and crafts activities, horseback riding at Harriman State Park, a half-day scuba dive, an overnight camping trip, and whitewater rafting.

Lunch and a snack are provided each day except Friday, and dinner and breakfast are furnished during the overnight outing.

For additional camp information, call CW HOG at 282-3912.

KISU celebrates 10th birthday

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by franemil on the May 22nd, 2009

KISU-FM radio, located on the campus of Idaho State University in Pocatello, will celebrate its 10th birthday on June 4. The station first signed on the air in June of 1999, broadcasting from its current location on the bottom floor of the Pond Student Union Building at ISU.

KISU general manager Jerry Miller will celebrate his 10th anniversary at KISU in November. He started just before Thanksgiving in1999, replacing Richard Hetland, the original general manager. (more…)

Idaho State University electronics, energy camps open to K-12 students

Posted in Academics, Events by taylandy on the May 21st, 2009

The Idaho State University electronics department and Energy Systems Technology and Education Center along with camp sponsors, Heinz and Idaho Power, are offering a multitude of summer camps for various age levels during the month of June.

The ISU Summer Electronics Camps are designed for students who want to learn about electronics, energy, lasers, and robotics and see how electronics technology affects our world.  Camps will be held in Pocatello, Idaho Falls and Boise. Camp scholarships are available for families experiencing financial difficulty. All camp fees include a T-shirt, meals, snacks, field trips and supplies. (more…)

Women’s Leadership Summit provides opportunities for teens

Posted in Events by franemil on the May 21st, 2009

A group of 40 to 50 girls from various local high schools, from Preston to Rexburg, will attend “The Women’s Leadership Summit” at Idaho State University on May 22-23.

This free, overnight summit is sponsored by the ISU Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center. (more…)

ISU anthropology professor Peterson receives $20,000 NEH fellowship to investigate links between prehistoric metallurgy and development of societies

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the May 14th, 2009

A $20,000 fellowship and access to Idaho State University’s Center for Archaeology, Materials and Applied Spectroscopy will allow ISU Assistant Anthropology Professor David Peterson to study the relationship between mining and the development of civilization in Eurasia on the Armenian Plateau, which has been called the “epicenter of the Iron Age.”

The National Endowment for the Humanities selected Peterson to receive a research fellowship in Eurasian and east European research titled  “Collaborative Investigations of Early Mining and Metal Production on the Armenia Plateau, ca. 7,000-800 B.C.” with his colleagues in the Institute of Geological Sciences and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia. (more…)

Idaho State University reports record enrollment for total headcount for spring 2009

Posted in Academics, Featured by taylandy on the May 14th, 2009

Idaho State University enrolled a record headcount of 14,209 students during spring semester 2009. Enrollment was up by 871 students compared to spring semester 2008, a 6.5 percent increase.  

The only other time ISU spring enrollment surpassed 14,000 was at the end of spring semester 2003 when enrollment was 14,067, reported Larry Ford, associate vice president for special programs and enrollment management. This follows a record 2008 fall semester enrollment of 14,520. (more…)

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