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Idaho State University to present entrepreneur Sarah Calhoun Nov. 18 as part of Wells Fargo Speaker Series

Posted November 4, 2014

Idaho State University will host the Wells Fargo Speaker Series to present entrepreneur Sarah Calhoun in the Pond Student Union Ballroom on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. (read more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian’s Samantha Lange displays talents on national stage and in classroom

Posted November 4, 2014

Samantha Lange, 24, had a good reason to miss her department’s new student orientation at Idaho State University-Meridian in late August.

The first-year physician assistant studies student was in New York City, competing for $1 million and a Las Vegas show on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” (read more…)

Two Idaho State University art professors use Wyoming shows to help recruit students

Posted November 4, 2014

Idaho State University art professors Laura Ahola-Young and Naomi Adams will hold three art shows in Wyoming to help recruit students to take art classes at ISU.

“Part of our goal of these shows was to talk to students about our programs at ISU,” said Adams. “It can help them learn what we are about and the number of concentrations we have for a small department.” (read more…)

Community members have opportunity to help Idaho State University researchers determine how sleep problems in youth effect health, social behavior

Posted November 4, 2014

Idaho State University’s Maria Wong, working with the Portneuf Medical Center Sleep Clinic in Pocatello, is trying to get a more objective measure of the quality of sleep of 8- to 12-year olds to try to quantify some of the negative effects of poor sleep.

“Researchers believe that sleep problems can affect the executive functions of adolescents, which affects their problem-solving and planning abilities that may influence mood and their decisions on what activities to engage in,” said Wong, professor and director of experimental training in the ISU Department of Psychology, who is in the second year of a five-year, $1.6 million study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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Idaho State University Poetry Slam: call for submissions

Posted November 4, 2014

Students are encouraged to submit entries on a human rights theme of diversity by Dec. 1 for an Idaho State University poetry jam that will be held during spring semester.

ISU will host a student poetry slam and a performance of the Langston Hughes Project by the Ron McCurdy Quartet on Friday, Feb. 13, in Pond Student Union Ballroom. Up to three ISU students will be selected to have their poetry set to music by Professor Ron McCurdy of the University of Southern California and performed at the jam. (read more…)

Martial arts demo, fundraiser for ISU Church Symposium set Nov. 8 in Reed Gym

Posted November 4, 2014

Idaho State University will host a martial arts demonstration at ISU’s Reed Gymnasium on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. to raise funds for the Frank Church Symposium. (read more…)

Idaho State University chemistry department develops smartphone app for Yellowstone field trips

Posted November 4, 2014

Idaho State University’s environmental chemistry class takes an annual field trip to Yellowstone National Park to investigate the unique geothermal features of the park. This year the chemistry department launched both a website and app giving more information on the chemistry of the three basic types of geothermal springs. (read more…)

Idaho State University debate team takes top honors in trip to Twin Falls

Posted November 4, 2014

Idaho State University debaters Brandon Biggs and Patrick Loftus earned top speaking honors and placed third overall in British parliamentary debate at the College of Southern Idaho. Nicholas Tarbet and Karen Lei also competed. (read more…)

Chesapeake Energy donates trucks to Idaho State University geosciences department

Posted November 4, 2014

The Chesapeake Energy Corporation, the second-largest producer of natural gas in the United States, has donated two Chevy pickup trucks to Idaho State University’s geosciences department to be used for field teaching and research. (read more…)

I Chose ISU: Gabrielle Kane, Masters in Theatre and Business Administration student from Idaho Falls

Posted November 3, 2014

On Sept. 26, 2014, graduate student Gabrielle Kane performed in her self-produced play “Luck & Coincidences.” She says producing her own play in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, in the Rogers Black Box Theatre, is the biggest opportunity she has been given at Idaho State University.

“The world premiere of my play was at Idaho State University,” Kane said. “I appreciate the time and energy Vanessa Ballam, my director and faculty advisor, as well as my fellow cast and crew members spent to bring this show to life. This has been the greatest achievement of my theatre career.”
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