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ISU historians, political scientists participate in effort to understand benefits of Portneuf River Watershed and help form management decisions

Posted in Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the July 23rd, 2014

Idaho State University social scientists are involved in a statewide study devoted to finding practical solutions to some of Idaho’s most important environmental challenges, including locally managing the Portneuf River watershed. (more…)

Idaho State University receives major federal grant to screen for traumatic brain injuries and assist TBI survivors

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the July 17th, 2014

Idaho State University’s Institute of Rural Health has been awarded a $1 million grant to screen Idahoans for traumatic brain injury and renew efforts to establish a statewide trust fund to temporarily assist TBI survivors and their families. (more…)

Idaho State University’s College of Pharmacy awarded student scholarships

Posted in Academics, People by taylandy on the July 17th, 2014

The Idaho State University College of Pharmacy has received $125,000 in student scholarships from Cardinal Health, Inc., a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Dublin, Ohio. (more…)

ISU TRiO Upward Bound program to host free carnival July 14 on Hutchinson Quad

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the July 11th, 2014

The TRiO Upward Bound students at Idaho State University invite all to attend TRiO Upward Bound’s 50th Anniversary Carnival Monday, July 14 on the ISU Quad starting at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to all ages.

The carnival highlights the theme “Celebrating College Access.” TRiO Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science high school students participating in ISU’s six-week residential college preparation program this summer have prepared carnival booths related to higher education.

The TRiO programs were the first national college access and retention programs to address the serious social and cultural barriers to education in America. In 1965, the TRiO Upward Bound programs were launched across the United States, Idaho State University was one of the originally funded programs launched in 1965, making it one of the oldest TRiO Upward Bound programs in the nation.

TRiO Upward Bound is a federally funded program that provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. TRiO Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families; and students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree.

The TRiO Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science grants work with 9-12 graders to help prepare them for the rigor of a college curriculum. The ISU Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math Science grants serve 12 high schools in southeastern Idaho: American Falls, Aberdeen, Pocatello, Century, Highland, Sho-Ban, Snake River, Blackfoot, Firth, Shelley, Bonneville, and Idaho Falls.

Idaho State University signs cooperation agreement with autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the July 11th, 2014

Idaho State University has signed a cooperation agreement with Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

The agreement enables the exchange of students and faculty in the health science programs, enabling them to study community medicine from a global perspective. This collaborative effort is designed to broaden the academic, professional and cultural perspectives of the participants. (more…)

ISU Alumni Association presents Steve Eaton in concert July 19 at The Stonehouse in Boise

Posted in Events, Featured, ISU-Boise, People by taylandy on the July 10th, 2014

Enjoy the music of Boise singer/songwriter Steve Eaton during “An Evening with Steve Eaton,” Saturday, July 19, at The Stonehouse, 665 Park Boulevard, in Boise.

The event, sponsored by the Idaho State University Alumni Association, is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (more…)

Recovering from stroke: A lesson taught by survivors

Posted in People, Research by taylandy on the July 10th, 2014

It was 4:30 a.m., Oct. 29, 2009. Laura Millward woke up with a horrible headache, nausea and vomiting.

“My husband said ‘are you ok?’ I said ‘no’… something is wrong,” recalled the Meridian homemaker and mother of four children.

The right side of Laura’s face was paralyzed, her speech slurred. She was rushed to the hospital where doctors determined she’d suffered a brain aneurysm and stroke. (more…)

Idaho State University Veterans Sanctuary has new mascot, support dog Hero

Posted in Featured, People by taylandy on the July 7th, 2014

There is a new ‘Hero’ at Idaho State University in the form of a 10-week-old Labradoodle puppy who will serve veterans and be a new mascot for the ISU Veterans Sanctuary.

There will be an open house to welcome Hero to the Veterans Sanctuary on July 8 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Veterans Sanctuary. Refreshments will be served. (more…)