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Idaho State University gears up to further “green” efforts: 350 new recycle bins to be placed in classrooms

Posted in Featured, People by taylandy on the October 13th, 2013

Idaho State University Facilities Services, Associated Students of Idaho State University (ASISU), and the Green Up club are teaming up to implement 350 new recycle bins, one in every classroom, through a $1,100 grant from the Coca-Cola Company.

Three years ago, ISU Facilities Services began the recycling program. The program was run by custodians who took on the extra role of gathering recyclable materials daily and sorting it weekly. In addition, facilities services purchased two John Deere Gators which run on biodiesel made from recycled cooking oil collected from the College of Technology kitchen, Garrison Hall and the Pond Student Union. (more…)

Idaho State University Debate wins first-place awards at regional tournament

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the October 12th, 2013

Idaho State University seniors Matea Ivanovic and Kendra Doty debated for approximately 25 hours in a total of 10 debates to win the Gonzaga University Jesuit Debates.

Ivanovic and Doty, who are members of the James M. and Sharon E. Rupp Debate Society, participated in six preliminary debates over two days to qualify for the single elimination bracket. During the preliminary debates, their record was 5-1. Overall, their record was 9-1. Ivanovic won the first place individual speaker award based on judge ratings of her performance during each of the six preliminary debates. (more…)

Idaho State University’s “A Season of Note” to present Three Dog Night Nov. 2

Posted in Events by taylandy on the October 12th, 2013

Idaho State University’s “A Season of Note” will present Three Dog Night at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Stephens Performing Art Center in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

Legendary music icons, Three Dog Night, had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including three no.1 singles, 11 Top 10s, 18 Straight Top 20s, 7 million-selling singles and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold LPs. (more…)

Much ado about eating rats: sure Easter Islanders ate them, but there are more important parts to the story

Posted in Academics, Featured, Research by taylandy on the October 11th, 2013

Ancient Easter Islanders ate rats rather than seafood. This story didn’t make the cover of Rolling Stone, but it was picked as a “Coolest Science Story of the Week” recently by LiveScience.

People around the globe were recently informed that rats were a primary food source for ancient residents of the island also known as Rapa Nui in a story based on research done at Idaho State University that originally appeared on LiveScience ( (more…)

ISU American Association of University Women to host annual book sale Oct. 11-12

Posted in Events, Featured, Uncategorized by taylandy on the October 11th, 2013

The Pocatello Branch of the American Association of University Women annual used book sale will be held at the Idaho State University Reed Gymnasium west foyer on Friday, Oct. 11 from noon to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (more…)

Working Women Business Symposium at Idaho State University Oct. 10 encourages economic development

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the October 7th, 2013

The Pocatello Small Business Development Center (SBDC) understands the importance of women’s contributions to the local economy. Each year, the Center offers the low-cost Working Women Business Symposium.

"Our goal is to provide inspiration, education and networking for local business women. We want to see more successful businesswomen in our community," said SBDC consultant Ann Swanson. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Experience Night set for Oct. 15

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the October 7th, 2013
MERIDIAN – Freshman Alissia Draper entered Idaho State University this fall with a new iPad in hand, and she has her mom to thank.

Alissia won the iPad at last year's ISU-Meridian Health Science Experience Night, which is an annual event offered to introduce Treasure Valley high school and college transfer students to ISU health science programs. (more…)

Wall Street Journal writes about Idaho State University management professor’s study on loudmouths in groups

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the October 4th, 2013

A study about the effects of "loudmouths" in groups, conducted by researchers from Idaho State University and the University of Utah, was recently discussed in an article by the Wall Street Journal. Alex Bolinger, assistant professor in the Department of Management, worked with his former dissertation adviser from the University of Utah, Bryan Bonner, on the study titled "Separating the Confident from the Correct." (more…)

Idaho State University to present ‘The Philadelphia Story’ Oct. 11, 12, 14, 18 and 19

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the October 4th, 2013

The Idaho State University School of Performing Arts Theatre will present "The Philadelphia Story" in the Bistline Theatre inside the Stephens Performing Arts Center on Oct. 11, 12, 14, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.  (more…)

ISU Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy finishes multi-center clinical trial of new medication for individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

Posted in Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the October 4th, 2013

Idaho State University clinical associate professor of pharmacy, Tracy Pettinger, recently completed a collaborated, multi-center clinical trial of the new medication, Onglyza for patients with Type 2 diabetes. (more…)

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