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ISU Institute of Rural Health to sponsor spring Web series on traumatic brain injury

Posted in Academics, Events by taylandy on the February 12th, 2010

Traumatic brain injury research, education and prevention will be explored in a free, five-part Web series, sponsored by Idaho State University’s Institute of Rural Health and Rocky Mountain Learning, a nonprofit online meeting and training provider.

Sessions run Feb. 26 through April 9, 1 to 2:30 p.m., MST. Family members, private providers, state agency personnel, and the general public who work with or have an interest in traumatic brain injuries can register at

Here’s the schedule: (more…)

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities reaffirms Idaho State University accreditation

Posted in Academics, Featured by taylandy on the February 11th, 2010

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities has reaffirmed the accreditation of Idaho State University on the basis of its fall 2009 Regular Interim Evaluation.

"The notification we received affirmed our accreditation and found us in 'substantial compliance' with all standards and lauded us for the progress we've made on strengthening collaborative internal communications," said Gary Olson, ISU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. "I would like to thank all faculty, staff and students across campus who participated so ably in the accreditation process. The letter from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities reflects the excellence of our institution and our commitment to maintaining the highest standards." (more…)

Keynote speech by EchoHawk, mural unveiling among highlights of Idaho State University-Shoshone Bannock Tribes MOA ceremony Feb. 17

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Exhibits, Featured by taylandy on the February 11th, 2010

A keynote presentation by Larry EchoHawk, U.S. Department of Interior Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, is among the highlights of a photo mural unveiling and Memorandum of Agreement ceremony between the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and Idaho State University scheduled Feb. 17.

The events mark recent efforts to develop a much closer relation between the Tribes and ISU.

Playing off the discussions with ISU, the Tribes and EchoHawk's office are also sponsoring a series of meetings between the leaders of Native American tribes in Idaho, including representatives from the Shoshone- Bannock, Coeur d’Alene, Shoshone-Paiute, Kootenai and Nez Perce tribes. The tribal leaders meetings, which are not public meetings, will be hosted at ISU. (more…)

Idaho State University joins USA Science & Engineering Festival; will hold satellite event in Pocatello

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured by taylandy on the February 10th, 2010

Idaho State University will participate in the USA Science & Engineering Festival in October by having a science booth at the two-day Science Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and by hosting a satellite festival of its own in Pocatello on the ISU campus.

The USA Science & Engineering Festival will feature two weeks of free events in the Washington, D.C., area leading up to the two-day Science Expo on the National Mall on Oct. 23-24. ISU will host its satellite festival on Saturday, Oct. 23, to coincide with the Science Expo on the National Mall.  (more…)

ISU ‘A Season of Note’ to present Celtic band Solas with Teton Chamber Orchestra on March 6

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the February 9th, 2010

Idaho State University’s “A Season of Note” will present the Celtic band Solas with the Teton Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m.  Saturday, March 6, in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L. E. and Thelma E. Performing Arts Center. (more…)

ISU College of Pharmacy students to hold annual Spaghetti Feed Raffle & Auction fundraiser Feb. 26

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the February 9th, 2010

For many doctor of pharmacy students, helping others achieve optimum health is why they chose to spend nearly eight years in their professional studies. Beyond the classroom and clinics, students strive to ensure that special needs are also met for members of their community as well. For the past 17 years, student members of the Professional Pharmacy Student Alliance, (PPSA) take time from their busy schedules to assist an ill area youth make a dream come true with the annual student-sponsored Spaghetti Feed Raffle & Auction fundraiser. (more…)

Special Olympics International awards ISU professor Boyd $100,000 grant to study Healthy Athletes volunteers

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the February 8th, 2010

How does volunteering in the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program affect health professionals?  Does it change the perception and practice behaviors toward people with intellectual disabilities? (more…)

Senior art exibition runs through Feb. 26 at Davis Gallery in ISU Fine Arts Building

Posted in Blogroll, Exhibits by taylandy on the February 8th, 2010

The spring 2010 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition at the John B. Davis Gallery will feature four artists – Diana Lamb,  Christa Landon-Keating, Sheryl Hansen and Jared Taylor.  Exhibition dates are Feb. 9 – 26. (more…)

Idaho State University Health Fair set March 18-19; learning center participants sought

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the February 8th, 2010

The Idaho State University Health Fair 2010 – celebrating its 29th year – is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 18 and 19, and organizers are looking for private and public health enterprises to set up learning centers.

The health fair is sponsored by the ISU Kasiska College of Health Professions and Portneuf Medical Center (PMC). (more…)

Idaho State University technology program receives ‘Clean Power’ grant

Posted in Featured by taylandy on the February 8th, 2010

The Idaho State University Diesel/On-Site Power Generation Technology program will receive more than $130,000 in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Green Jobs Program as authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  The grant is part of the total $6 million awarded to the Idaho Department of Labor and its partners. (more…)

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