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Theatre/Dance ISU to present comedy play “The Menaechmi”

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the September 24th, 2009

Theatre/Dance ISU will present the comedy play “The Menaechmi” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2-5 and 8-10 in the Idaho State University L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center in the Beverly B. Bistline Thrust Theatre.

This is Theatre/Dance ISU’s first production of the 2009-2010 season. (more…)

Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health’s Kirkwood wins prestigious Voice Award

Posted in Blogroll, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the September 24th, 2009

Idaho State University’s Institute of Rural Health Senior Research Associate Ann Kirkwood has been named a winner of the prestigious Voice Award, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services announced today.

The 2009 Voice Awards ceremony will take place at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The event will bring together people from the entertainment industry and mental health consumer and advocacy communities for a night that celebrates increased awareness of mental health issues and the power of recovery. (more…)

Anderson Center, Genesis Project to present film “The Fall of ‘55″

Posted in Events by taylandy on the September 23rd, 2009

The Idaho State University Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center and ISU Genesis Project, with generous support from the Idaho Humanities Council, will present the film “The Fall of ’55” and a discussion with its filmmaker, Seth Randal, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the College of Education Auditorium. (more…)

Idaho State University Homecoming award recipients announced; recognition dinner set Oct. 2

Posted in Blogroll, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the September 22nd, 2009

Idaho State University will honor current faculty, alumni and supporters with awards during 2009 Homecoming.

Recipients will be honored at the President’s Alumni Recognition Dinner at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Red Lion Hotel in Pocatello, 1555 Pocatello Creek Road. A reception at 6 p.m. will precede the dinner. Those wishing to attend should contact the ISU Alumni Office at (208) 282-3755 or e-mail The cost is $40.

Anthropologist and ISU faculty member Richard D. Hansen is being honored with the Idaho State University Achievement Award; Rafi Ahmed, current director of the Emory Vaccine Center at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., is being honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award; philanthropist, businessman and executive James E. Rogers is being honored with the William J. Bartz Award; Brigadier General Amos A. Jordan and athletic administrator Ronald Stephenson are receiving the President’s Medallion; and business partners Dennis and Pam Moodie and educators Roger and Nancy Wheeler are Homecoming Parade Grand Marshalls. (more…)

Idaho State University awarded $1.5 million for youth suicide prevention

Posted in Featured, ISU-Boise, Research by taylandy on the September 22nd, 2009

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $1.5 million to Idaho State University’s Institute of Rural Health for youth suicide prevention projects over the next three years.

The grant will help fund crucial suicide prevention efforts to reduce suicide attempts and completions among 10-24-year-olds. Projects will include training adults to identify warning signs of suicide in children and teens, supporting volunteer associations in self-sufficiency, providing prevention materials to schools, and assisting public safety, health and mental health providers in conducting suicide risk assessments. A series of special Awareness to Advocacy Academies will be held for advocates as well as public safety, health and mental health professionals. (more…)

Unveiling of Union Pacific Railroad Chief Pocatello mural set Oct. 1 at Stephens Center

Posted in Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the September 21st, 2009

A historic mural and beautiful painting of Chief Pocatello that was displayed for more than 50 years at the Pocatello Union Pacific Railroad Depot has found a new home in the Idaho State University L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center and will be unveiled during a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 1.

The mural, named “Pocatello in 1878 Chief Pocatello in the Background” on its original brass plate, was painted in 1943 by the Bethal Morris Farley, a Pocatello artist who lived from July 5, 1895, to Oct. 8, 1985. (more…)

ISU faculty members publish textbook on health care administration

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the September 21st, 2009

Idaho State University professors Leigh Cellucci and Carla Wiggins authored the textbook “Essential Techniques for Healthcare Managers,” which is now in print through Healthcare Administration Press, the publishing branch of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

The book uses realistic scenarios, cases, and exercises to bring essential management concepts to life. The book covers diverse topics such as handling management responsibilities, making ethical decisions, resolving conflicts, defending a budget, and monitoring organizational performance. Also included are an overview of health law and a discussion of diversity issues to prepare students to work in today’s healthcare environment. (more…)

First case of H1N1 flu in ISU student confirmed by University officials

Posted in Featured by admin on the September 18th, 2009

Idaho State University officials confirmed the first case of H1N1 influenza in an ISU student Friday.

"This was a mild to moderate case," said Mike Doyle, a physician assistant and the assistant medical director of the Student Health Center. "H1N1 is less serious even than seasonal flu in those that are healthy individuals."

The confirmed case was in a student not living in university housing. Test results take approximately five days to receive, and the student had already recovered before confirmation was received.

University officials are following the institution's flu plan, which is available for review online.

Health experts at the University are reminding students, faculty and staff to:

• practice good hand hygiene by washing hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing;

• cover mouths and noses with a tissue, or face into elbows or shoulders, when coughing or sneezing;

• avoid touching eyes, noses, or mouths, which spreads germs.

Students can learn more about prevention and symptoms by visiting the Student Health Center's webpage on the H1N1 virus. Anyone with questions or concerns regarding H1N1 prevention, symptoms or treatment can contact the Student Health Center at (208) 282-2330.

"The most important thing that can be done for any viral seasonal flu or H1N1 is to take proper prevention measures and be educated," Doyle said.

Individuals who are symptomatic are advised to call their health care provider or the Student Health Center before visiting the office, or call if they have chronic health issues such as asthma, diabetes, emphysema, cancer, heart disease, blood disorders. Those with chest pain or difficulty breathing should call or go to the health center, located at 990 Cesar Chavez Ave., or emergency room right away.

ISU research results published in prestigious New England Journal of Medicine

Posted in Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the September 18th, 2009

Research conducted at the Family Medicine Clinical Research Center at Idaho State University has been published in a prestigious medical journal The New England Journal of Medicine.

The ISU researchers have been involved in both the ACCORD (Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes) and the ONTARGET/TRANSCEND multi-center trials since 1999. The results from the landmark research trials were both published recently in the New England of Medicine, according to Rex Force, ISU Department of Family Medicine, who is ISU’s lead investigator in the programs. (more…)

ISU Department of Counseling to host seminar on psychopharmacology and neurobiology in Coeur d’Alene

Posted in Events by taylandy on the September 16th, 2009

The Idaho State University Department of Counseling will host a seminar on psychopharmacology and neurobiology this fall at the Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene. The seminar will occur on Sept. 25 and 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Topics for the conference will include basic concepts in neurological development, the impact of the diabetes and obesity epidemic on mental well-being, new strategies in the treatments for depression, the role and treatment of addiction in Axis I and Axis II illness, and many more. (more…)

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