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Idaho State University’s Maschner to lead ISU symposium at American Association for Advancement of Science conference

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Research by taylandy on the February 16th, 2012

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meets this week in Vancouver, Canada, and Idaho Museum of Natural History Director and anthropology Professor Herbert Maschner is leading ISU's only symposium at what is considered the world's most important scientific meeting. (more…)

Idaho State University Professor Tapanila publishes paper on early ecology of beetles and their use of wood for burrows

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the February 16th, 2012

Idaho State University's Leif Tapanila, an associate professor of geosciences, has found an important evolutionary event, documenting that insects bored into wood to use it as shelter from 200 to 210 million years ago during the Triassic period.

Tapanila, who is also a curator at the ISU Idaho Museum of Natural History, has examined petrified wood from Wolverine Petrified Forest, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. He has documented that insects, likely beetles, were using wood for more than food more than 200 million years ago by boring into the wood and creating chambers for them to go through their pupa stage. (more…)

Screening, panel discussion of film ‘Green Fire’ about environmentalist Aldo Leopold set March 16 at Idaho State University

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the February 15th, 2012

A special screening and panel discussion of the film "Green Fire," about the vision of pioneer environmentalist Aldo Leopold, will be held from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Salmon River Room.

This event is co-sponsored by ISU's Department of English and Philosophy and the Portneuf Valley Audubon Society. Admission is free. (more…)

Idaho State University Oboler Library exhibits wildlife art by Lori Schoffield-Beer through April 2

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the February 14th, 2012

Local Southeast Idaho artist Lori Scoffield-Beer is displaying her paintings of nature through April 2 at in the Idaho State University Eli Oboler Library art gallery.  (more…)

‘Industry, Academic and Government Partnerships’ by Mercedes Benz exec topic of ISU forum Feb. 24

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the February 14th, 2012

"Industry, Academic and Government Partnerships: Focus of the Future" is the topic of a Feb. 24 presentation by Michael J. Vitek, vice president of Mercedes Benz Tech North America at Idaho State University. (more…)

Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health offers recommendations for reporting on suicide

Posted in Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the February 14th, 2012

Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide: A Fact Sheet

Reporting on suicide can cause hard decisions in newsrooms. Media outlets can be valuable contributors to suicide prevention for their community.

The researchers at the Awareness to Action Youth Suicide Prevention Project at the Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health understand how difficult and how important the media’s role is. Ann D Kirkwood, co-Director of the Project, has 18 years of experience in the media including at the United Press International.

The Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide are developed by an international team of suicide and media experts. The participants include the Associated Press Managing Editors and the National Press Photographers Association. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Hachey and team expanding Southeast Idaho HIV care at ISU Family Medicine

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the February 14th, 2012

David Hachey, Pharm.D., and the Ryan White HIV Program at the Idaho State University Family Medicine Residency are a cornerstone for providing medical treatment to people with HIV infection in Southeast Idaho.

Over the last 13 years at ISU's Department of Family Medicine, Hachey, a Clinical Professor in Family Medicine, has secured more than $1 million in funding – primarily from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration – for the care of HIV patients in Southeast Idaho and western Wyoming. ISU Family Medicine is currently providing care and services for about 120 HIV patients. (more…)

New Freshman Registration or The Bengal ROAR to commence April 10-13

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the February 13th, 2012

Idaho State University new freshman registration or The Bengal ROAR (Registration: Opportunity for Academic Readiness) will be held April 10, 11 and 13 in Pocatello and April 12 in Idaho Falls.

The Pocatello Bengal ROAR will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pond Student Union.

The ISU-Idaho Falls program will be from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.in the Bennion Student Union Building. (more…)

Idaho State University Student Success Center to present ‘March Toward Student Success: Peer into Your Future’ beginning March 1

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the February 13th, 2012

The Idaho State University Student Success Center will offer a series of presentations during the month of March to promote peer involvement on campus beginning March 1.

"March Toward Student Success: Peer Into Your Future"  will provide information on how to get involved in peer advising, peer tutoring, peer First Year Seminar instruction and peer mentoring. (more…)

ISU Anderson Center to host poetry reading, workshop with V. Watlaufer at Art in Gender Conference

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the February 13th, 2012

The Idaho State University Anderson Gender Resource Center will host poet and doula V. Wetlaufer March 7 as part of this ninth annual Art of Gender in Everyday Life Conference.

Wetlaufer will give a reading Wednesday at 7 p.m. March 7 in the Pond Student Union Salmon River Suite on the ISU campus. The event will be followed by a workshop and poster session the following day, Thursday March 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, also in the Salmon River Suite. Both events are free and open to the public. (more…)

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