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I Chose ISU: Ryan Sargent

Posted December 15, 2014

Ryan Sargent only recently returned to Idaho State University, but he hasn’t ever been far away.

Sargent, recently named ISU’s associate director of alumni relations, graduated from Idaho State University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He then went on to study law at University of Idaho, and to practice civil litigation in Boise. He served as a deputy prosecutor for Power County before returning home to ISU. During his short time away from ISU, he kept in touch, serving on the alumni board of directors. (read more…)

Idaho State University to present reader’s theatre ‘Auntie Claus’ Dec. 12-13

Posted December 12, 2014

The Idaho State University Department of Theatre will present two performances of the Auntie Claus holiday reader’s theatre Friday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Bistline Theatre. (read more…)

Idaho State University dental hygiene students brighten holidays for families

Posted December 11, 2014

Idaho State University dental hygiene students are playing Santa Claus this holiday season—they’ve raised more than $1,500 to benefit three families and seven children.

The money will provide clothes, toys, books, toiletries, cleaning supplies, toothbrushes and dental floss for the families and children. The ISU Department of Dental Hygiene worked closely with an elementary school social worker to identity families in need, according to organizers. (read more…)

Idaho State University MILES grant researchers provide accessible digital history to Portneuf River users

Posted December 10, 2014

Idaho State University researchers have created a variety of websites and easy-to-use digital web tools aimed at helping the public and all stakeholders understand the history and dynamics of the Portneuf River ecosystem.

“What we are trying to do is create a better public understanding of how the river has been managed in the past, to contribute to community involvement in deciding how the river should be managed in the future,” said Kevin Marsh, ISU history professor and chair, “because providing historical and science-based data on how to manage water in Pocatello is one of the goals of the MILES research project.” (read more…)

Idaho State University survey response: 95 percent of stakeholders believe their community would benefit from a restored Portneuf River

Posted December 10, 2014

Ninety-five percent of stakeholders interviewed by Idaho State University researchers said they believe their community would benefit from a restored Portneuf River.

As part of the Managing Idaho Landscapes for Ecosystem Services (MILES), a statewide National Science Foundation project funded by EPSCoR, researchers in the ISU political science and sociology departments received 90 responses to surveys sent out to about 150 people. The people responding were comprised, about equally, from three major groups: 1) government officials and scientists; 2) environmentalists; and 3) business people. (read more…)

ISU ‘A Season of Note’ to present Kurt Bestor Christmas Dec. 16 at Stephens Performing Arts Center

Posted December 9, 2014

Idaho State University’s fine arts series “A Season of Note” will present “A Kurt Bestor Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, in the Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Jensen Grand Concert Hall. (read more…)

Idaho State University alumnus Melissa Hunt wins $100,000 grant for Stoddard Elementary School

Posted December 8, 2014

Idaho State University alumnus and Blackfoot elementary school teacher Melissa Hunt has won a $100,000 grant to help her transform Stoddard Elementary School into a state-of-the-art learning environment.

The first grade teacher was a finalist in the Farmers Insurance “Dream Big Challenge.” She was presented with a check at her school on Friday, Dec. 5. (read more…)

Free hearing screenings through spring at Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center

Posted December 5, 2014

Get your hearing checked for free at a series of screenings beginning Dec. 9 at the Speech and Language Clinic at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive.

Free screenings are also set for Feb. 10, March 10 and April 14. Hours are 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. No appointment is necessary, and clinicians will see adults, teens and children as young as 3 years old. (read more…)

Idaho State University Professor Jack Rose delivers lectures in China; invited back to do research

Posted December 4, 2014

Dr. Jack Rose, an Idaho State University physiology professor, recently returned from a two-week long trip to China, after which he was asked to serve as an advisor in ongoing research.

The purpose of his visit was to deliver two different talks in which he presented findings from research he has done at ISU. (read more…)

Idaho State University Professor Hartman publishes essay ‘The Most Evil Thing About College Sports’ in International Journal of Sport Communication

Posted December 2, 2014

Assistant Professor Karen L. Hartman of Idaho State University’s Department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion published an essay, “The Most Evil Thing About College Sports: The 1-Year Scholarship and a Former NCAA Athlete’s Personal Narrative,” in this December’s issue of the International Journal of Sport Communication.

The article analyzes media coverage of the NCAA and how its emphasis on paying athletes ignores more practical desires sought by student-athletes such as multi-year scholarships. (read more…)

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