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El Korah Shriners donate van to Idaho State University-Meridian

Posted in ISU-Boise by taylandy on the February 25th, 2011

Idaho State University-Meridian has a new set of wheels, thanks to the El Korah Shriners in Boise.

The organization donated a 1997 Ford diesel vehicle to ISU-Meridian in early February to transport student clinicians to off-site health screenings and on field trips, according to Robin Dodson, director of pharmacy student services in ISU-Meridian's College of Pharmacy. It'll be repainted with the ISU logo. (more…)

Idaho State University Wind Ensemble, Concert Band Concert set March 4 in Jensen Hall

Posted in Blogroll, Exhibits, Performing Arts by taylandy on the February 25th, 2011

The Idaho State University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform its first concert of the semester Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center.  The Wind Ensemble is directed by Dr. Patrick Brooks, ISU Director of Bands. The Concert Band is directed by Kevin York, Associate Director of Bands.  (more…)

ISU’s Finney participates in study that documents duration of droughts, wet periods increasing in Pacific Northwest

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the February 25th, 2011

The Pacific Northwest could be entering a period of generally drier climate where the duration of cycles between wetter versus drier conditions last 60 to 100 years, is an implication of a new study that has analyzed the region’s weather patterns from the last 6,000 years.

According to a study published this week in Proceeding of the Natural Academy of Sciences, during most of the 20th century the region was in a relatively wet period compared to the last 6,000 years, and if weather patterns continue, the region is due for a prolonged dry period.

"Over the last 6,000 years droughts and wet periods have tended to come in cycles and the period of those cycles has not been constant over time," said Idaho State University biological and geosciences professor Bruce Finney. "Early in the record the duration of one wet-dry cycle was roughly every 30 to 60 years, but they have become less frequent, particularly in the last 1,000 years, occurring 60 to 100 years apart." (more…)

Idaho State University Coming Events, Feb. 25-March 9

Posted in Events, Exhibits, Performing Arts by taylandy on the February 25th, 2011

ISU Coming Events, Feb. 25- March 9

The Idaho State University Office of Marketing and Communications distributes this event calendar to let the public and media know about upcoming non-athletic events at the University. This information is intended for release in print and broadcast events calendars. Various events calendars with more complete information are available online at the website A copy of this release can also be accessed via ISU’s homepage at Information about ISU athletic events is available at The area code for all phone numbers is 208 unless otherwise noted. The phone number for Marketing and Communications is 282-3620.


Friday, Feb. 25

·      PPSA 18th Annual Spaghetti Feed, Raffle and Auction: Presented by the “Professional Pharmacy Student Alliance,” this event provide a spaghetti dinner prepared by ISU College of Pharmacy faculty and students.  Twenty-five percent of the auction and raffle proceeds are donated to The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho.  It is located in the Ballroom of the Pond Student Union from 6-9 p.m.  For more information visit (more…)

Church Symposium set March 2-4; theme is “Life Beyond the Border: Canada, U.S. and Mexico”

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

Idaho State University's 40th anniversary of the annual Frank Church Symposium running March 2-4 in the Pond Student Union will be on the theme of "Life Beyond the Border: Canada, U.S., and Mexico."

Tony Payan, will deliver the keynote address "Community in Crisis: How a City Destroyed Itself" on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. (more…)

Theatre/Dance ISU to present ‘Transitons: Dance ISU in Concert’ March 3-5

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the February 22nd, 2011

Theatre/Dance ISU will present "Transitions: Dance ISU in Concert," billed as a compelling evening of diverse dance works, at 7:30 p.m. March 3-5 in Frazier Hall's Diane and Chick Bilyeu Theatre. (more…)

ISU School of Engineering to celebrate Engineers Week with competitions Feb. 24

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the February 16th, 2011

The Idaho State University School of Engineering will host its annual National Engineers Week Student Competitions on Thursday, Feb. 24, with competitions beginning at 11 a.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

Students from area high schools will compete with their own designs in six different competitions: 

• an edible car race, (more…)

ISU Reading Project welcomes Temple Grandin, one of Time’s most influential people, on March 9

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured, Performing Arts by taylandy on the February 16th, 2011

Temple Grandin, named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2010, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Idaho State University.

Grandin, who will appear as an ISU Reading Project guest lecturer, will speak on her unique life story and her contributions to research and inventions toward autism and animal welfare.  Her lecture, which has sold out, will take place in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)

Idaho State University’s ‘A Season of Note’ series to present Time for Three on March 17

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the February 16th, 2011

The Idaho State University a "Season of Note" fine arts series will present Time for Three at 7:30 p.m. March 17 in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

This trio of musicians transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz music all formed into one unique show. (more…)

Women and Work Conference set at Idaho State University on March 9

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the February 16th, 2011

The annual Women and Work Conference, sponsored by the Idaho State University Center for New Directions, will be on Wednesday, March 9. 

The conference presents information on employment opportunities for high school and community women and this year will focus on employment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The Women and Work Conference is held in the ISU Pond Student Union from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  (more…)

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