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Idaho State University presents multimedia Langston Hughes Project, ISU Poetry Slam Feb. 13 at PSUB Ballroom

Posted February 2, 2015

A special performance of the multimedia Langston Hughes Project by the Ron McCurdy Quartet and Idaho State University Poetry Slam will be held Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom. (read more…)

Book sale, miniature golf fundraiser set at Idaho State University Oboler Library Feb. 7-8

Posted February 2, 2015

The Idaho State University Oboler Library is holding its annual book sale and miniature golf fundraiser on the first weekend in February in the Library located at 850 S. Ninth Ave., Pocatello.

The miniature golf course will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 7. The book sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb 8. (read more…)

Film showing, panel discussion of “Emptying the Skies” set Feb. 19 at ISU; Documentary examines slaughter of millions of migratory songbirds in Europe

Posted February 2, 2015

The screening and panel discussion of the film “Emptying the Skies” – which chronicles how European trappers slaughter millions of migratory songbirds every year for large sums on the black market – will be held 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Idaho State University.

The free event will be held in the Pond Student Union Wood River Room. (read more…)

President Vailas highlights ISU achievements at JFAC presentation

Posted January 28, 2015

BOISE, Idaho—Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas told state budget writers this morning that ISU is committed to leading the state in health science education and creating new opportunities for academic discovery, research and economic development.

Speaking before the Joint Finance Appropriations Committee at the State Capitol in Boise, Vailas highlighted faculty, staff and student accomplishments of the past year and outlined goals for next year, including seeking a state budget request of $1.7 million to fund the highly successful Career Path Internship program. ISU would match the request. (read more…)

Idaho State Universty GIS Training and Research Center designated as one of eight NASA DEVELOP Nodes

Posted January 26, 2015

NASA scientists like to say, “We’re doing cool stuff right here on earth,” and a lot more of it will now be taking place at Idaho State University, which was designated as a new NASA DEVELOP research node this month.

This new recognition will expand research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students not only at ISU but for others as well, said Keith Weber, director of the ISU GIS Training and Research Center and ISU advisor for the NASA DEVELOP Node. (read more…)

Idaho State University all-star business team “BeMed” prepares for global competition

Posted January 26, 2015

Idaho State University College of Business (COB) graduate students will learn the “nuts and bolts” of running a business in an international competition that will pit them against some of the top business students in the world.

The 51st International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition — the nation’s oldest and most comprehensive collegiate business simulation competition—will get underway in late January. It’s hosted by California State University, Long Beach. (read more…)

I Chose ISU: Robert Hanson, biochemistry master’s student

Posted January 26, 2015

Robert Hanson, a master’s student in Idaho State University’s biological sciences department, chose ISU because of the faculty, research opportunities for undergraduates, and the welcoming attitude to nontraditional students.

Hanson graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 2003. He has lived in towns throughout the Northwest, including Idaho Falls; Twin Falls; Elko, Nevada; and Ogden, Utah.

About his experience of moving around so much, Hanson jokingly says, “I tend to think of myself as a ‘nomad of the West.’” (read more…)

Idaho State University study shows prep football participants often don’t properly inflate helmet bladders

Posted January 26, 2015

Proper fitting football helmets are essential to help prevent concussions in prep football players, but a new study by Idaho State University shows that many players use inappropriately sized helmets, and often don’t reinflate the air bladders in their helmets.

Both of these factors can result in more concussions.

Although 97.5 percent of participants wore helmets that required regular, weekly reinflation of interior bladder systems, 43 percent of participants acknowledged never reinflating their bladders during the 12- to 16-week 2013 football season. (read more…)

Free GMAT and GRE webinars in February

Posted January 22, 2015

Need to prepare for your graduate school entrance exams?

The Princeton Review has teamed up with the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society to offer free webinars to help students prepare for the Graduate Management Admissions Test and Graduate Record Examinations. (read more…)

Exhibition of French prints of the First World War by ISU professor Stover runs Feb. 2-20

Posted January 22, 2015

Justin Dolan Stover, an Idaho State University assistant history professor, will host an exhibition of contemporary French prints of the First World War, which he collected during his trip to France.

The exhibition, “Les Miseres de la Guerre: French perspectives of the First World War” will run Feb. 2-20 with an exhibit launch and discussion on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the John B. Davis Gallery in the Fine Arts Building on the Pocatello campus. (read more…)

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