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Idaho State-Civic Symphony final concert of the season April 24 features guest artist ISU music Professor Diana Livingston Friedley

Posted April 17, 2015

The Idaho State-Civic Symphony will perform its final concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. April 24 in the Idaho State University Stephens Performing Arts Center Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

Pre-concert discussion by Conductor and Artistic Director Grant Harville takes place in the Marshall Rotunda at 6:30 p.m. (read more…)

ISU Office of Alumni Relations 100th Birthday Party for Col. Kirkpatrick set April 21 at Holt Arena Caccia Field

Posted April 17, 2015

Idaho State University will honor Colonel David V. S. Kirkpatrick for his long service to the University with a 100th birthday celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at Holt Arena Caccia Field in the east end zone. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

“The Colonel is amazing. His mind is sharp as a tack at the tender age of 100,” said K.C. Felt, ISU alumni director. “He has been part of the fabric of Idaho State University for many, many years. His affinity for ISU has had far-reaching impact on former, current and future students. It is our honor to recognize this very special man.” (read more…)

Idaho State University’s Museum of Natural History to host a series of public lectures April 22-23 in commemoration of Asian and Pacific Americans

Posted April 17, 2015

The Idaho State University Museum of Natural History will host a series of free public lectures in commemoration of Asian and Pacific Americans by noteworthy experts Priscilla Wegars and Terry Abraham at 7 p.m. April 22-23 in the College of Education Auditorium.

On the April 22, Wegars will present “Imprisoned in Paradise: Japanese Internee Road Workers at the World War II Kooskia Internment Camp.” The work explores the history of the Kooskia Internment Camp, an obscure and virtually-forgotten part of the history of World War II. (read more…)

ISU Idaho Museum of Natural History Helicoprion shark researchers to be featured on Animal Planet’s “River Monsters” April 19, May 25

Posted April 17, 2015

Animal Planet’s “River Monsters” will feature research from Idaho State University and the Idaho Museum of Natural History on the prehistoric whorl-toothed Helicoprion shark – “the most ferocious fish in the ocean during its time” – on April 19 and May 25.

A one-hour version of “River Monsters: Prehistoric Terror” will air at 7 p.m. April 19 on Animal Planet on local satellite and cable channels and a special two-hour extended version will air at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 24. (read more…)

Idaho State University Veteran and Military Appreciation Week set April 20-25

Posted April 17, 2015

Idaho State University is commemorating Veteran and Military Appreciation Week from April 20 to 25, featuring several events.

On Tuesday, April 21, Veteran and Military Service Awareness Day will be celebrated from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the Hutchinson Quad. Attendees can expect an inflatable obstacle course and other items from the National Guard as well as tables for The Veteran Student Services Center, ROTC, National Guard, Kappa Sigma for Ride for the Troops, military organizations, and American Built.
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Idaho State University researchers and students demonstrate technology that could improve nuclear safety, productivity

Posted April 16, 2015

Students and researchers at Idaho State University’s Energy Systems Technology and Education Center (ESTEC) are using already-available technology to find ways to potentially make nuclear power plants more cost-efficient, productive and safe.

The project, a collaboration between the ISU, Idaho National Laboratory and the Electric Power Research Institute, uses wireless technology to monitor the status of manual valves. Currently, in the nation’s 100 nuclear power plants, thousands of valves are adjusted by workers, then checked by other workers monitoring the process with paper and pen. With the system created by the students and researchers, a worker can adjust the valve, and it can be verified and monitored remotely.
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Bengal Pharmacy, LLC, to expand telepharmacy services to Challis

Posted April 16, 2015

The Idaho State Board of Education has approved the Idaho State University Foundation’s proposal to expand Bengal Pharmacy, LLC’s, telepharmacy services to Challis. (read more…)

New series by Idaho Public TV highlights research by Idaho scientists, includes research by Idaho State University faculty

Posted April 16, 2015

The Portneuf River will be the subject of the first episode of Idaho Public Television’s new series Idaho Science Journal that features the work of the state’s most interesting researchers, including those at Idaho State University, at 7:50 p.m. Thursdays beginning April 23.

Every day, Idaho scientists conduct research to describe, define, investigate and understand the world in which we live and these 10-minute episodes will explore those efforts. (read more…)

ISU Oboler Library Features Art by Helen Farrell and Stacy Beazer-Rogers

Posted April 16, 2015

The Idaho State University Eli M. Oboler Library will present the art exhibit “The Snow Apple Collection” by Helen Farrell and Stacy Beazer-Rogers May 4-July 31 in the art exhibit area on the Library’s first floor.

The Library will host a reception for the artists and their work on Tuesday, May 5, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Participants can meet the artists and enjoy some light refreshment during ISU finals week. (read more…)

Idaho State University Gibson Jack Creek RNA study on how plants process water has implications for climate change, water management

Posted April 16, 2015

A solar panel sits near the top of a Douglas Fir tree about 70 feet off the ground somewhere on a steep ridge near Gibson Jack Creek, miles from the nearest trailhead.

“You know those things you enjoy as a child sometimes have applications afterwards,” said John Whiting, an Idaho State University geosciences master’s student, who has accompanied a group of ISU researchers to a study site where he climbed the tree and installed the solar panel about a year ago.

“I usually do the tree climbing, because I am most comfortable with it,” Whiting continued, “I am relatively safe and I usually use a harness, but Sarah doesn’t even like watching me install them.” (read more…)

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