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ISU Minshall Lecture in Ecology on Sept. 18 features ecologist Kirk Winemiller

Posted September 5, 2014

Kirk Winemiller, Regents Professor in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University, will deliver the G.W. Minshall Lecture in Ecology, an annual lecture series presented by the Idaho State University Department of Biological Sciences.

His lecture is entitled “Functional Traits, Convergent Evolution, and a Periodic Table of Niches” and it will be delivered in Room 10 of the ISU Department of Biological Sciences Lecture Center on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. (read more…)

Idaho State University’s annual CarFit event is Sept. 29 at Holt Arena

Posted September 5, 2014

Does your leg go to sleep when you drive? Any way to minimize those nerve-racking blind spots? What can happen if you sit too close to the steering wheel?

Find answers to these questions and check the fit of your vehicle at the sixth annual CarFit event hosted by Idaho State University’s occupational therapy program, Monday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holt Arena parking lot. The free event focuses on driving safety and comfort for older drivers, but licensed drivers of all ages are welcome, say organizers. (read more…)

Idaho State University professors develop prototype history phone app for Yellowstone National Park

Posted September 5, 2014

Idaho State University history professors are developing a mobile application to show the cultural and environmental history of Yellowstone National Park.

“We are close to Yellowstone and the app presents a great way for us to connect to the history of it,” said Yolonda Youngs, assistant professor of history. (read more…)

Idaho State University student holiday card contest open; top prize $1,000, entry deadline is Oct. 13

Posted September 3, 2014

Idaho State University undergraduate and graduate students can enter a contest to create the design for this year’s ISU holiday card.

The contest winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and the runner up a $500 cash prize. The winning entry will appear on the University holiday card, which is sent to thousands of University family members and supporters. (read more…)

11th annual reunion for retired Idaho State University employees is Oct. 29 at Juniper Hills Country Club

Posted September 3, 2014

The 11th Annual Reunion for the ISU family of faculty and staff retirees will be Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Juniper Hills Country Club. All retired ISU faculty and staff and spouses as well as spouses of deceased retirees are invited to attend.

No-host social activities start at 5:30 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by a buffet dinner consisting of prime rib, champignon chicken, salad, fruits, vegetables and dessert. (read more…)

Idaho Museum of Natural History announces its fall 2014 programs

Posted September 2, 2014

The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University will be offering classes to K-sixth grade students this fall.

There are two main programs: the Museum Rangers and the Art of Natural History.

Museum Rangers uses fun hands-on activities and behind-the-scenes tours to offer children the chance to learn about the different aspects of museum work. The Art of Natural History will allow kids to explore their creative side with natural history themed arts and crafts.

Museum Rangers classes are $20 per class and the Art of History classes are $25 each. A full class schedule is listed below. (read more…)

Idaho State University Psychology Clinic has immediate openings available

Posted September 2, 2014

Openings are available for psychological and behavioral health services at the Idaho State University Psychology Clinic, located on the fifth floor of Garrison Hall on the ISU Pocatello campus. (read more…)

New Special Collections Exhibit at Idaho University Oboler Library showcases University during first three decades

Posted August 28, 2014

Idaho State University’s special collections department in the Oboler Library is now featuring the display “From Academy to Southern Branch.”

The exhibition was set up by student Matt Shugert, senior, who wanted people to see what the university was like when it first opened in 1901. (read more…)

Pocatello doctor takes photos of child labor workers in Nepal, now on display at Idaho State University

Posted August 28, 2014

The Idaho State University John B. Davis Gallery will feature a new photography exhibition of child labor workers in Nepal opening Sept. 3 titled “The Face of Hope.” (read more…)

Participants in ISU sleep study receive $25 for screening, and up to $240; Families with children 8 to 12 needed

Posted August 28, 2014

Idaho State University researchers are looking for families with children 8 to 12 from throughout Southeast Idaho to participate in a study concerning sleep habits and social behaviors.

ISU psychology Professor Maria Wong and colleagues are conducting a study focusing on how sleep disturbances in children can affect behavior and cognitive performance.

The researchers will examine the sleep patterns, habits and architecture of biological children of both non-drinking and alcohol-using parents. Activities include interviews, questionnaires, cognitive tests, wearing an activity watch and sleep assessment.

Results of the study will lead to practical information on the relationship between sleep problems and academic performance, social relationships and substance use, with implications for prevention and early intervention.

Participants can earn up to $240 if they are eligible for the study and $25 for an initial screening session.

To schedule a confidential screening for the study call 208-228-5577 or email isusleepstudy@gmail.com. Privacy and confidentiality are guaranteed.

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