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Idaho State University Health Fair 2012 March 22-23 features more than 60 health learning centers

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

The Idaho State University Health Fair 2012 – celebrating its 32nd year – is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 22-23, and will feature more than 60 learning centers on a variety of health issues and blood draws.

"We have groups from the AARP to Portneuf Weight Management Group offering health tips, information and screenings at this year's ISU Health Fair," said Steve Wright, fair organizer. “This is an excellent opportunity for the Southeast Idaho and campus communities to explore ways to improve and maintain health.” (more…)

Idaho State University to host Symposium on Indigenous Languages April 10-12

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the March 15th, 2012

Idaho State University will host the "Symposium on Indigenous Languages: Retention and Revitalization" April 10-12 in the Rendezvous Complex Suites A-C.

"We're very excited about hosting this symposium, exploring various issues and strategies for supporting indigenous languages," said Beverly Klug, ISU education professor and a symposium organizer. "We have experts from throughout the West coming to present at this event." (more…)

ISU students to participate in National Science Foundation cyberinfrastructure program

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

Three Idaho State University students have been selected from a nationwide pool of applicants to participate in a cyberinfrastructure program through the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

Graduate students Peter Olsoy and Carlos Murillo and undergraduate Stephen Joy, majoring in geosciences, were chosen to participate in the program, which will give them hands-on experience with supercomputers, high-performance computing and other advanced data management and networking services, among other things. (more…)

Idaho State University physics club receives national award

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the March 13th, 2012

The Idaho State University Society of Physics Students (SPS) has received the 2011 Outstanding Chapter Award from the National Society of Physics Students and the American Physical Society.

According to Steve Shropshire, ISU physics professor and the faculty advisor for the club, outstanding chapter of SPS are determined each academic year after a careful review of the information, photos and supporting material presented in annual chapter reports. (more…)

ISU Division of Health Sciences 2012 Research Day set March 16; theme is ‘Crossing the Boundaries through the Disciplines’

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

Idaho State University Division of Health Science will host the “2012 Research Day: Crossing the Boundaries Through the Disciplines” in the Pond Student Union Building on March 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Keynote presentations will be broadcast from ISU-Meridian to the Pocatello campus.  Presentations will begin at 8:45 a.m. with Judy Thorne and Margaret Doucette presenting "Idaho to Uganda: Crossing Boundaries to Public Health" in the North Fork and Middle Fork Rooms inside the Pond Student Union. (more…)

Idaho State University Researchers find strong clues for the treatment of some forms of dementia

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the March 13th, 2012

Idaho State University researchers in the Bearden Vascular Health Laboratory are finding clues on how to block the effects of a chemical in the brain that contributes to dementia and strokes.

Shawn Bearden, an associate professor of physiology in the ISU Department of Biological Sciences, said that his laboratory has documented that the drug, memantine, can counter the effects that the chemical homocysteine has in disrupting the blood-brain barrier. Disruption of this barrier is believed to contribute to vascular cognitive impairment diseases such as dementia and stroke. (more…)

Pocatello’s Stacey Jensen honored as 2012 Outstanding Educator by Idaho State University College of Education; banquet set March 16

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the March 12th, 2012

Stacey Jensen has been selected as the Idaho State University College of Education 2012 Outstanding Educator and she will be honored March 16.

Jensen has been an educator for 23 years in District #25's Edahow Elementary School. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education in 1988 and her Master of Education degree in curriculum instruction in 1995 from Idaho State University. (more…)

Idaho State University economics Professor Benson is president elect of national Faculty Athletics Representative Association

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the March 12th, 2012

Idaho State University economics Professor Scott Benson is the president-elect of the national Faculty Athletics Representative Association and will serve a term as president beginning in November. (more…)

National expert Murphy to give trio of lectures on sexual violence, related topics at Idaho State University on March 20

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the March 12th, 2012

Wendy Murphy, well-known for her expertise on child abuse and interpersonal violence, will host a trio of lectures at Idaho State University Tuesday, March 20, in the Salmon River Suite of the Pond Student Union.

Her first presentation, titled "Title IX and Sexual Violence/Bullying on Campus," is a workshop discussing the guidelines and expectations that universities must adhere to when dealing with sexual violence and bullying on campus. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and requires preregistration at www.surveymonkey.com/s/Title_IX_Workshops. (more…)

Idaho State University Theatre/Dance, Music departments teaming up to present ‘Into the Woods’ April 6 -9, 12-14

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the March 12th, 2012

The Idaho State University theatre and dance department and music department are teaming up to present the award-winning musical "Into the Woods" at 7:30 p.m. April 6, 7, 9, 12, 13 and 14 inside the Beverly B. Bistline Theatre at the Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical, "Into the Woods" intertwines the plots of several Grimm fairy tales but with an added twist. (more…)

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