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Happy holidays: Idaho State University offices closed Dec. 26 through Jan. 2

Posted in Events by taylandy on the December 23rd, 2011

Idaho State University offices will be closed from Monday, Dec. 26, through Monday, Jan. 2. 

Normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

The students' holiday break runs through Jan. 8. Spring semester classes begin Monday, Jan. 9.

Idaho State University Oboler Library to feature ‘A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs” traveling exhibit Jan. 11-Feb. 24

Posted in Events, Exhibits, Featured by taylandy on the December 19th, 2011

Americans have always responded to the wit, the passion, and the sophistication of the ballads, dance tunes, jazz numbers, and showstoppers that make up the great "American Songbook."  Songs such as "As Time Goes By," "It Had to Be You," and "Over the Rainbow" have captivated generations of audiences and remain beloved musical icons of American popular culture.

A colorful new exhibit opening at the Eli Oboler Library at Idaho State University on Jan. 11 celebrates American popular song during the period 1910-1965. The best musical artists of the time combined a genius for melody, a talent for pairing melody with the perfect words, and an ability to connect with a wide audience. It runs through Feb. 24. (more…)

Idaho State University researchers participate in landmark nitrogen study published in Science, help document widespread increase in human nitrogen emissions

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the December 15th, 2011

Two Idaho State University scientists – biological and geosciences professor Bruce Finney and geosciences post-doctoral researcher Mark Shapley – are among a team of 19 researchers who have documented the signature of increased human nitrogen emissions across the Northern Hemisphere in study that has been published in the prestigious journal Science. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian students, faculty and staff gather toiletries and gifts for local charities and Ugandan orphanage

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the December 9th, 2011

Melody Glasscock stood in a corner of Room 506 at ISU-Meridian, counting tubes of toothpaste and travel-size containers of lotion, shampoo and dental floss. She wasn't complaining.

"I'm surprised, overwhelmed and humbled by the support," said Glasscock, a speech-language pathology student. "Counting the items is really a blessing." (more…)

Senior High Honor Band joins ISU Symphonic Band in concert Dec. 10

Posted in Performing Arts by taylandy on the December 6th, 2011

The Idaho State University Symphonic Band will be joined by the ISU Senior High Honor Band in a special performance this Saturday, Dec. 19,at 4 p.m. in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall of the Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)

ISU Sigma XI Scientific Research Society to present Science Café ‘Perspectives on Gender in Science and Engineering’ on Dec. 7

Posted in Uncategorized by taylandy on the December 6th, 2011

The Idaho State University Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society will present the Science Cafe "Perspectives on Gender in Science and Engineering" on Dec. 7 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Portneuf Valley Brewing, located at 615 S. First Ave. in Pocatello.

This event is open to the public and will feature two speakers, Deb Easterly of the ISU Office of Research, and Sue Skinner, from EPA Region 10.

For more information please contact Alok Bhushan at



Idaho Awareness to Action Youth Suicide Prevention Project offers free training in Caldwell Jan. 26

Posted in Events by taylandy on the December 5th, 2011

Idaho State University's Institute of Rural Health is accepting pre-registration for a free suicide prevention training in Caldwell on January 26, 2012. 

This training is designed to provide the latest scientific information on the warning signs, risk and protective factors for suicide and mental illness, along with practical guidance on how to identify youth at risk for suicide.  Information will assist parents, professionals, community leaders, parents, advocates and all those who care for children and youth.


Idaho State University Professor Cole invited to consult International Atomic Energy Agency on new accelerator research

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the December 5th, 2011

Last April, Idaho State University Associate Professor of physics Phil Cole and his research colleagues at ISU were able to detect radioactivity from Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Reactor in dust particles collected in Southeast Idaho.

Cole's team used a high purity Germanium detector at the ISU Idaho Accelerator Center to measure specific x-ray lines in identifying radioactive Cesium and Iodide traces in a tiny speck of dust. His primary collaborators at the IAC are ISU physics master's student Mayir Mamtimin, and Christian Segebade, a retired German scientist, who spends half his time at the IAC and spent 40 years on photon activation analysis.

"I am interested in environmental studies tracking the migration of trace elements in the atmosphere by identifying elemental composition of dust particles," Cole said. "Using linear accelerators we can determine the relative ratio of elements and identify concentrations of certain elements from particles invisible to the eye." (more…)

ISU Operation Gift Wrap, Toys for Tots programs collect gifts for ISU Veterans and their families

Posted in Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the December 5th, 2011

The Operation Gift Wrap Program, sponsored by the Idaho State University Veterans' Sanctuary and Armed Forces Veterans' Club, collected requests this month at ISU for a Christmas wish-lists, as well as donations, to help provide for the needs of ISU veterans and their spouses during the holiday season. (more…)

Idaho State University coming events, December 2-17

Posted in Uncategorized by taylandy on the December 2nd, 2011

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 (208) 282-3620.

Friday, December 2

ISU Choirs Holiday Concert: The ISU Choirs Holiday Concert will run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $6 for faculty/staff, $4 for pre-college students and free for ISU students with Bengal cards. For more information, call 208-282-3636. (more…)

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