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More than 60 students to participate in ISU Graduate Research Days March 14, 16

Posted March 1, 2015

More than 60 graduate students from Idaho State University will share their research endeavors at the inaugural ISU Graduate School Research Days events on March 14 and 16 in the Rendezvous Complex A, B and C Suites. (read more…)

Idaho State University College of Pharmacy’s Sabrina Sherwood lands internship with Mayo Clinic

Posted March 1, 2015

Idaho State University student pharmacist Sabrina Sherwood received a voice message on her phone Feb. 4 that made her a little nervous.

It was the Mayo Clinic with a follow-up question to her recent interview for a pharmacy internship at the world-renowned hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. (read more…)

Idaho State University Women in Work Conference set March 4, features keynote Billie Johnson

Posted March 1, 2015

Alesha Churba made the sacrifice to attend school twice, but says the second time around was when she finally figured things out. The single mother spent more than a decade working endless hours in retail management after earning her first degree, and it was only then that she realized a focused education would be her ticket to something better. (read more…)

Idaho State University Presidential Residence Committee tours Servel House and holds discussion

Posted February 27, 2015

The independent fact-finding committee charged with assessing the current condition and making recommendations for future plans of the Servel House, ISU’s presidential residence facility, toured the facility during this week’s meeting.

During the tour the committee discussed issues related to safety and security, maintenance, efficiency and suitability for hosting University functions. In discussing these issues committee members described the facility as “beautiful and historic,” but expressed concerns related to the functionality and liability of the facility for University events. (read more…)

ISU Health Fair 2015 March 19-20 features more than 70 health learning centers; walk-in blood draws available

Posted February 25, 2015

The Idaho State University Health Fair 2015 – celebrating its 34th year – is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 19-20, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom. Parking is free in the Pond Student Union parking lot.

This year’s fair will feature more than 70 learning centers, blood draws and comprehensive health screenings and informational services on a variety of topics. (read more…)

Idaho State University School of Nursing ranked one of the best in the West in 2015

Posted February 25, 2015

NurseJournal.org, a global media website for nurses and health care professionals, has ranked Idaho State University’s School of Nursing fifth out of 442 nursing schools in the West.

ISU scored 101.32 points out of the maximum 130. NurseJournal.org used 20 metrics to measure schools in five categories: quality, affordability, convenience, satisfaction and value. (read more…)

I Chose ISU: Jenny Brooks, dietetics major, Benny’s Pantry employee

Posted February 24, 2015

Jenny Brooks, an undergraduate student in the dietetics program at Idaho State University, has gone the extra mile to help organize one of ISU’s most successful outreach programs – Benny’s Pantry.

Benny’s Pantry is a food program designed to offer short-term help for members of the ISU community including students, staff and faculty who suffer from food insecurity. (read more…)

44th annual Frank Church Symposium set Feb. 26-27 at Idaho State University; theme is ‘Cross Cultural Expression in a Transforming World’

Posted February 23, 2015

Idaho State University’s International Affairs Council (IAC), housed in the College of Arts and Letters, will host the 44th annual Frank Church Symposium on Feb. 26 and 27.

The theme for this year’s symposium is “Cross Cultural Expression in a Transforming World.”

The event is held annually in honor of Idaho Sen. Frank Church, chair of the U.S. Committee on Foreign Relations during the Vietnam War.

Charles “Charley” Metcalf, ISU alumnus, will present the keynote address. Metcalf will speak on “Cross Cultural Expression from a National Security Communication Perspective” on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. (read more…)

Idaho State University College of Arts and Letters Gala raises more than $48,000 for student scholarships

Posted February 23, 2015

The Idaho State University College of Arts and Letters raised more than $48,000 for student scholarships at the second annual New Year’s Eve Gala, and nearly doubled attendance from last year’s event.

The Gala was held at the Stephens Performing Arts Center and used most of the buildings unique space. Idaho State University students provided entertainment throughout the evening, and all $48,000 raised will be used for student scholarships in the fine arts and humanities. (read more…)

ISU’s TRiO Program Has Provided 50 Years of Student Support

Posted February 23, 2015

By Emily Frandsen and Aaron Kirkham, ‘15

To say that freshman Austin Richards’ parents are proud of the work he is doing at Idaho State University is an understatement.

“I get a text from my parents every day telling me how proud they are,” Richards, a first-generation college student and nuclear engineering major said.

Richards knew he wanted a career in the sciences after an engineer from the Idaho National Laboratory spoke to his middle school class, but it was a visit from an Idaho State University TRiO Upward Bound Math Science advisor that sealed the deal. (read more…)

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