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INBRE Biomedical Research Conference draws students, faculty statewide to ISU Aug. 3-5

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events, Featured, Research by taylandy on the July 31st, 2009

A record turnout of some 240 Idaho scientists and students involved in biomedical research will gather at Idaho State University Aug. 3-5 for a statewide conference.

The Idaho IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence will sponsor the conference. The 10 Idaho academic and research institutions participating in the National Institutes of Health Institutional Development Award-funded program celebrated the $16.5 million, five-year renewal of the grant in May.

"We're happy to see the large turnout for this year's conference," said Carolyn Hovde Bohach, the University of Idaho professor of microbiology who serves as Idaho INBRE director. (more…)

Idaho Conference on Health Care to feature second annual Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium

Posted in Academics, Events by taylandy on the July 31st, 2009

Among the highlights of the Idaho State University 22nd Annual Idaho Conference on Health Care set Oct. 30 is the second annual Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium, which will focus on the topic “Balance and Fall Prevention in the Elderly.”

Although geared toward students and professionals in the rehabilitation sciences, the symposium running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will offer plenty to the general public. Topics include “Balance and Fall Assessment and Treatment Strategies,” “Exercise Prescription in the Elderly to Assist in Fall Prevention,” “Pathology Related to Balance” and “Home Intervention for Older Adults with Impaired Balance.” (more…)

ISU-Boise moves to ISU-Meridian Health Science Center July 31; offices reopen Aug. 5

Posted in Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the July 29th, 2009

ISU-Boise will become ISU-Meridian Health Science Center this weekend as faculty and staff begin the move to the new facility Friday, July 31.

The Center anticipates reopening to the public Wednesday, Aug. 5.

In the meantime, on Monday and Tuesday, Aug 3-4, ISU employees in the Treasure Valley will set up their offices, IT systems will be relocated, and local authorities will inspect and approve the facility for occupancy.

Business hours at ISU-Boise will be limited to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. The ISU-Boise building will be closed for business Friday, July 31.  On Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 3-4, there will be no public access.

Normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the ISU-Meridan Health Science Center should resume Wednesday, Aug. 5.

If you have questions please feel free to contact Bessie Katsilometes at 867-1529 or Patty Tryon at 860-1295.

ISU student Summers wins Don Watkins Scholarship

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the July 29th, 2009

Idaho State University student Stuart Summers was recently announced as the state winner for the Don Watkins Memorial Scholarship.

The $1,500 Don Watkins Scholarship is awarded each year to graduates of Idaho high schools who have completed at least one year of college and wish to pursue a career in journalism or communications. The scholarship is awarded through the Idaho Press Club. An essay and samples of journalist work must be included with application packet. (more…)

Idaho State University alumnus to direct efforts to save endangered indigo snake

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the July 29th, 2009

Idaho State University alumnus Chris Jenkins, who earned a doctorate at ISU in 2007 studying rattlesnake ecology, will move from Idaho to Georgia to continue as director of Project Orianne, a multi-million-dollar effort to save the Southeast United States’ indigo snake, North America’s largest native snake.

Jenkins developed Project Orianne and has been working from Pocatello to implement the program.

“This is a dream job for me,” Jenkins said. “I love work related to snake ecology and conservation, and managing and leading an organization that practices applied conservation. I can have a real impact on saving indigo snakes and other species.” (more…)

Ecology of Big Wood River among institute’s remaining summer classes

Posted in Academics, Events by taylandy on the July 29th, 2009

The Idaho State University Sawtooth Science Institute’s  “Big Wood River Stream Ecology for Fly Fisherpeople” will take place July 30-31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The cost is $70 and credit is offered by Idaho State University for an additional $50. (more…)

Idaho State University Alumni Association announces new board members

Posted in Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the July 29th, 2009

The Idaho State University Alumni Association has announced the election of eight new board members who will begin their terms this fall.

The new board members are Ronald R. Bolinger, American Falls; N. JoAn Falter Kisling Dilweg, Pocatello; Lynn John Romrell, Alachua, Fla.; Larry W. Satterwhite, Boise; Rick Semba, Boise; Anntara Smith, Boise; B. Lynn Winmill, Pocatello; Lincoln Charles Yamashita, Waimanalo, Hawaii. (more…)

Student enrollment numbers up dramatically for ISU-Idaho Falls for 2009 fall semester

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the July 27th, 2009

This summer Idaho State University-Idaho Falls has shown a significant rise in students in enrolled for the 2009 fall semester: overall ISU-Idaho Falls enrollment is up 11.2 percent and full-time student enrollment is up 17.1 percent as of July 21.

There are 195 more students enrolled at ISU-Idaho Falls than there were at this same time last year. A total of 1,936 students registered for classes at ISU-Idaho Falls as of July 21. (more…)

Nuclear science students, researchers learn essential computer coding skills at Idaho Falls summer school

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events, Featured, ISU-Boise, Research by taylandy on the July 24th, 2009

Aspiring nuclear science researchers, students and technicians from around the world, including 35 students from six foreign countries, are taking classes and meeting with senior mentors in Idaho Falls to learn how to write computer code that could potentially prevent nuclear reactor disasters in the future.

Fifty-three students are attending the two-week “Modeling, Experimentation, Validation (MeV) Summer School” at University Place running through July 31. The school is sponsored by the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho State University and Argonne National Laboratory. Students have come from Argentina, Sweden, Germany, India, Japan, China and from throughout the United States to attend this school. (more…)

Information session on veterans’ educational benefits set July 29 at Idaho State University

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the July 24th, 2009

An informational session on veterans’ educational benefits available at Idaho State University will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, in the ISU Pond Student Union Wood River Room.

The event is sponsored by the new ISU Veterans’ Sanctuary program, which is designed to inform veterans about all the educational benefits available to them; streamline the enrollment process; provide peer and professional mentoring; and provide a wide range of student services to veterans throughout their college careers at Idaho State University. (more…)

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