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

Posted September 25, 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…)

El Korah Shriners, ISU-Meridian to host free screening clinic for children with orthopedic conditions

Posted September 25, 2014

El Korah Shriners and Idaho State University-Meridian will host a free screening clinic for children with orthopedic conditions, burns and spinal cord injuries on Saturday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive, in Meridian. (read more…)

ISU Campus Public Safety accredited by Idaho Chiefs of Police Association

Posted September 23, 2014

Idaho State University Campus Public Safety has received accreditation by the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association (ICOPA). This accreditation, held by only 20 percent of all police departments in Idaho, recognizes the University’s level of law enforcement standards.

There are 94 standards of performance that an agency has to meet or exceed in order to receive this level of performance recognition. Idaho State University is the first campus public safety unit in the state to receive such an accolade. The accreditation is valid for three years, at which time the University will be reviewed for ongoing accreditation. (read more…)

Supporters, Alumni, Faculty and Staff Honored at Homecoming

Posted September 19, 2014

Idaho State University will honor current faculty, alumni and supporters with awards during 2014 Homecoming.

Recipients will be honored at the President’s Alumni Recognition Dinner at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Red Lion Hotel in Pocatello, 1555 Pocatello Creek Road. A reception at 6 p.m. will precede the dinner.

Award winners are:

• Distinguished Alumnus Award – Merril D. Hoge

• William J. Bartz Award – William M. “Bill” Eames

• Achievement Award – Dr. Jennifer Eastman Attebery

• Distinguished Service Award – Randy Gaines

• President’s Medallion Awards – Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Idaho Central Credit Union and Lincoln C. and Linda J. Yamashita

• Young Alumni Award – Dr. Alexander Bolinger

• Parade Marshal – Drs. Ron and Linda Hatzenbuehler (read more…)

Annual “I Love ISU” campaign raises $194,092.52 for scholarships

Posted September 19, 2014

The 2014 annual “I Love ISU” campaign concluded Thursday, Sept. 18, raising $194,092.52 in pledges for scholarships for Southeast Idaho students. The ISU Foundation made the announcement during the after hours celebration in the Pond Student Union.

“The scholarship funds raised during this campaign will provide opportunities for our Bengals to further their education,” explained Kallee Valentine, ISU Foundation director of annual giving. “This campaign enables donors to support any program, department or college within the University.”The I Love ISU campaign raised more than $190,000 for student scholarships

Led this year by Dave Gates from the Pocatello Fire Department and Claudia Tremelling from Idaho Power, 18 teams and 175 volunteers from Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Blackfoot and American Falls worked together to gather pledges through weeks of peer-to-peer contacts and other activities.

“Once again, I’m touched by the immense generosity of our community,” said ISU President Arthur C. Vailas. “I want to personally thank our donors and campaign volunteers for their continued support of our students.”

I Love ISU is a business-to-business fundraising campaign that connects the local economy with Idaho State University. Over the last 32 years, I Love ISU has raised millions of dollars for our local students.

AmeriCorps 20th anniversary to be celebrated at ISU with swearing-in ceremony Sept. 19

Posted September 16, 2014

In recognition of the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps, two Idaho State University AmeriCorps Programs, Idaho Community HealthCorps and Idaho Health Care for Children and Families, will have a statewide swearing-in ceremony for 2014-2015 AmeriCorps members in Pocatello.

The ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the Idaho State University Eli Oboler Library’s Distance Learning Classroom B03A. The library is located at 850 S. 9th Ave. in Pocatello. It will be broadcasted to Meridian, Coeur d’Alene, and Moscow.

Building up to this event, on Thursday, September 11, in honor of 9/11, five AmeriCorps members served at a booth in the Pocatello Fred Meyer where they collected toys and craft items for 34 “Family Hero Packs” to give to children of Idaho military families.

Additionally, nationwide a simultaneous swearing-in of AmeriCorps members in every state and territory, on the same day, at the same time, took place to replicate the first swearing-in ceremony done on Sept. 12, 1994.

Fundraiser set Sept. 26 to purchase hand-made books by artist Mary Laird for ISU Oboler Library

Posted September 16, 2014

A fundraiser to purchase two hand-made books by renowned book artist Mary Risala Laird for the Idaho State University Eli Oboler Library will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 26.

The fundraiser featuring presentations and speakers will be held at 315 S. Lincoln Ave. in Pocatello. (read more…)

Smithsonian traveling exhibition at Idaho State University celebrates Asian Pacific American history

Posted September 16, 2014

The Idaho Museum of Natural History will open its new Smithsonian exhibit titled “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story” on Sept. 20 and it will run through Nov. 30.

This exhibit was created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). The exhibition is supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundations. (read more…)

Idaho State University Health Sciences Library, Southeastern Idaho Public Health receive $30,000 award for disaster health information outreach

Posted September 16, 2014

Idaho State University Health Sciences Library and the Southeastern Idaho Public Health Department have received an award of $30,000 for a Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014 from the National Library of Medicine. (read more…)

Idaho State University Stream Ecology Center volunteers join with community to clean up Portneuf River in Pocatello

Posted September 15, 2014

The bounty collected by the Portneuf River pilferers was impressive, including a flat-screen TV, bike, scooter, basketball hoop, car battery, miscellaneous other car parts, lots of metal, two soaked pillows, a mattress and some things too sordid to mention.

Volunteers from the Idaho State University Stream Ecology Center, the City of Pocatello, Portneuf Watershed Partnership, and Valley Pride members joined citizens and Boy Scouts to removed piles of debris and trash from the Portneuf River channel during Clean the Portneuf 2014 held Sept. 13. (read more…)

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