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‘Majesty of Peru’ exhibit runs Feb. 6-27 at Transition Gallery

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Exhibits by taylandy on the January 31st, 2011

Starting Feb. 7 and continuing the entire month, the Transition Gallery at Idaho State University Pond Student Union will feature the photography exhibit "Majesty of Peru."

The gallery will feature more than 70 full-print images of the people, the land, the history and the culture of the Andean Civilization as could only be captured during a humanitarian relief mission to the greater Cuzco area. (more…)

Idaho State University, Chubbuck Fire Department launch distance education training for firefighters

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the January 31st, 2011

In January, the Idaho State University Office of Workforce Training in partnership with the Chubbuck Fire Department and Chief Eric King successfully launched the first distance-education training to firefighters in the communities of Inkom, Chubbuck, American Falls, Rockland and Swan Valley over the Idaho Education Network. (more…)

Idaho State University to present Jason Farnham and Friends Valentine’s Show on Feb. 12

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the January 28th, 2011

The Idaho State University "A Season of Note” series will present Jason Farnham and Friends Valentine's Show at 7:30 p.m. Feb 12 in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)

Idaho State University begins construction of Delta Dental Residency Clinic at Meridian Health Science Center

Posted in Events by taylandy on the January 28th, 2011

A new dental clinic that will serve low-income patients in the Treasure Valley and provide advanced training for licensed dentists is scheduled to open in August 2011 at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, thanks to a $500,000 gift from Delta Dental Community Outreach and funding from the 2010 Idaho Legislature.

"The opportunity to partner with ISU and its Advanced Dental Residency program is a natural fit for Delta Dental," said Jean De Luca, president and chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Idaho. (more…)

Idaho Community Foundation donates $1,000 to ISU-Meridian’s TELL Program

Posted in ISU-Boise by taylandy on the January 28th, 2011

Treasure Valley toddlers with significant hearing loss will be better prepared for mainstream preschool, thanks to a $1,000 grant to the Toddler Early Listening and Learning Program at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center.

The program is a service provided through ISU-Meridian's Speech and Language Clinic. (more…)

Idaho State University researchers scan entire orca skeleton

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, ISU-Boise, Research by taylandy on the January 28th, 2011

When you ask a person “what’s up" and he responds, "I can’t really talk right now because we have 49 more teeth to scan today and we’re still not done with the flippers," you can generally assume he's up to something interesting.

This month, two research associates from the Idaho State University Idaho Virtualization Laboratory, Robert Schlader and Nicholas Clement (who is quoted above), traveled to Port Towsend, Wash., and scanned bones of a complete skeleton of an orca, or killer whale. (more…)

ISU anatomy Professor Meldrum joins scholarly panel to discuss sasquatch on History Channel program Feb. 2

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Research by taylandy on the January 27th, 2011

Jeff Meldrum, an associate professor of anatomy and anthropology at Idaho State University, and author of the book, "Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science," participated in the production of a two-hour documentary produced by Dangerous Films of London for joint airing on the History Channel and Discovery Canada.

The documentary is scheduled to air at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 on the History Channel. (more…)

AARP older drivers ‘We Need to Talk’ seminar set Feb. 22

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the January 27th, 2011

Idaho State University will offer a free "We Need to Talk" seminar for families and friends of older drivers Tuesday, Feb. 22, at noon in the Middle and North Fork Rooms of the Pond Student Union. (more…)

Sleep problems in adolescents top markers for determining suicidal thoughts, behavior, according to Idaho State University, University of Michigan study

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the January 27th, 2011

Even factoring out depression, sleep problems in youths are the top markers for determining suicidal thoughts and behavior in adolescents, according to a new study by Idaho State University and University of Michigan researchers.

The study could have major implications on how clinicians pursue treatment with youth. The researchers conclude: "parents and primary care physicians are encouraged to be vigilant and screen for sleep problems in young adolescents. Future research should determine if early intervention with sleep disturbances reduces the risk" for suicide and thoughts of suicide in adolescents. (more…)

Idaho State University “Elect Her” training set for Feb. 17

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the January 25th, 2011

Elect Her – Idaho State University Women Win, funded by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Running Start, is a half-day training on Thursday, Feb. 17, that teaches college women how to run for and win student government positions.

It is a unique workshop as Elect Her is the only program in the country that encourages and trains young women to run for student government positions at their colleges.  The ISU training is scheduled from 4 to 8:30 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Salmon River Suite. Check-in begins at 3:30 p.m., with the training beginning promptly at 4 p.m. (more…)

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