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College of Idaho, Idaho State University partner to educate more physician assistants

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the August 30th, 2012

CALDWELL – The College of Idaho and Idaho State University will address the growing need for primary health providers in Idaho and the nation by educating more physician assistants beginning in fall 2014.

At a news conference Aug. 29, leaders from both institutions signed an agreement to expand ISU's two-year Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program  to a third campus at College of Idaho in Caldwell.  ISU's MPAS Program, which began in 1995, has graduated 16 classes and 508 physician assistants. (more…)

Stream restoration ecologist Margaret Palmer to give Idaho State University Minshall Lecture Sept. 13

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the August 30th, 2012

University of Maryland ecologist and watershed scientist Margaret Palmer will deliver the sixth annual Idaho State University G.W. Minshall Lecture Series in Ecology at 4 p.m. Sept. 13.

The title of her lecture is "Restoration of Streams in Ecologically and Socially Dynamic Contexts," and will be given in Room 10 of the ISU Department of Biological Sciences Lecture Center. (more…)

Idaho State University ‘A Season of Note’ presents blues artist Eric Bibb Sept. 12

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the August 30th, 2012

Eric Bibb, the Blues Foundation Acoustic Artist of the Year for 2012, will once again bring his legendary talent to the Idaho State University Stephens Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12. (more…)

Idaho State University researchers, colleagues explore tapping Southeast Idaho’s geothermal energy sources

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the August 30th, 2012

It may not be hotter than Hades down there, but the geothermal energy trapped below the ground in Southeast Idaho is hot – the area's sub-surface heat flow is among the hottest known beneath the surface of the planet – and Idaho State University researchers and colleagues are trying to figure out how to tap into it.

"There is no other Snake River Plain/Yellowstone geothermal system on the planet," said Mike McCurry, ISU geosciences professor. "The magnitude of the system is enormous. It is a true world-class system of high heat flow and we’re just beginning to learn about how to get to it." (more…)

Idaho State University Central Academic Advising offers ‘Harvest Your Potential’ series for fall 2012

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the August 29th, 2012

This fall semester, Idaho State University Central Academic Advising will present the second annual semester-long student success and retention series "Harvest Your Potential." (more…)

30th annual ‘I Love ISU’ campaign features activities in Pocatello, Idaho Falls

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the August 29th, 2012

The 30th annual "I Love ISU" campaign for Idaho State University academic scholarships is featuring events across southern Idaho in Pocatello and Idaho Falls, with fundraising calling already completed in Blackfoot on Aug. 29.

"We have already had great success with our Blackfoot calling and hope it's a harbinger of things to come in Idaho Falls, Pocatello and American Falls.  Once again, the community support for this campaign and the students it helps, is overwhelming," Felt said. (more…)

Idaho State University calendar of events, Aug. 24-Sept.8

Posted in Uncategorized by taylandy on the August 24th, 2012

Calendar of Events

ISU Coming Events: August 24-September 8

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, August 25

• "Rent" musical: 7:30 p.m. Bistline Theatre in the Stephens Performing Arts Center, presented by the ISU Week of Welcome. This Tony award-winning musical features ISU students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. For more information and tickets contact ISU Stephens Center Box Office, 282-3595. (more…)

Teresa Borrenpohl is new Idaho State University Alumni Relations assistant director

Posted in Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the August 24th, 2012

The Idaho State University Office of Alumni Relations has hired Teresa Borrenpohl as its new assistant director, announced KC Felt, ISU alumni director. She began her new assignment on Aug. 20. (more…)

‘TANGENTIAL’ art exhibit opens Aug. 27 at Idaho State University Davis Gallery

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the August 22nd, 2012

The first exhibition of fall 2012 semester at the John B. Davis Gallery of Idaho State University is "TANGENTIAL" by Naomi S. Adams.  

An opening reception will be held Monday, Aug. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. and the exhibit runs from Aug. 28 – Sept. 7. (more…)

Idaho State University professors identify similar forms of persuasive attacks against Rush Limbaugh and Senate candidate Todd Akin

Posted in Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the August 22nd, 2012

In a soon to be published article, four Idaho State University researchers examined the persuasive attacks used to discredit Rush Limbaugh during the Sandra Fluke controversy. Persuasive attacks are a common form of communication used to cast blame on others or discredit their actions. (more…)

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