News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

October 7, 2013 — Vol. 29 No. 34

In this Issue

Maria Wong Receives $1.62 Million NIH Grant for Study of Sleep

A new study that will be carried out at Idaho State University over the next five years will help researchers further understand the link between sleep problems in youths and later substance abuse and high-risk behavior. (read more...)

Stream Ecology Center Researchers Study Russian Olive Effects on Ecosystem

"The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!" Wait, they're already here and are present in astounding numbers throughout the western United States posing vexing questions for researchers, land users and resource managers. (read more...)

Faculty/Staff Updates

A study about the effects of "loudmouths" in groups, conducted by researchers from Idaho State University and the University of Utah, was recently discussed in an article by the Wall Street Journal (read more...)

Three advisors from Central Academic Advising presented at the National Academic Advising National Conference in Salt Lake City Oct. 6-9 (read more...)

JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, PhD, was an invited speaker for the ADHA/Santa Fe Group meeting on Transforming Dental Hygiene Education (read more...)

News Bites

Idaho State University clinical associate professor of pharmacy, Tracy Pettinger, recently completed a collaborated, multi-center clinical trial of the new medication, Onglyza for patients with Type 2 diabetes (read more...)

The Idaho State University Society of Physics Students, the Kiwanis Club of Pocatello, and the ISU Department of Physics will be hosting a "Haunted Science Laboratory" exhibit open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 26 (read more...)

The Idaho State University Department of Dental Hygiene recently received grants from Idaho Power and the Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Idaho to purchase mobile dental equipment and start a school-based sealant program at Greenacres Elementary School (read more...)

This year's Health Science Experience Night is Tuesday, Oct. 15, 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Center Drive (read more...)

Complete your autumn decorations or sample some great chili at the Annual Scarecrow Auction and Chili Wars brought to you by the Bengal Athletic Boosters along with Pinehurst Floral and Greenhouse on Saturday, Oct. 16 (read more...)

Idaho State University undergraduate and graduate students can enter a contest to create the design for this year's ISU holiday card (read more...)

Idaho State University Central Academic Advising will host the annual ISU Majors and Minors Fair titled, "Find Your Major Mojo," on Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pond Student Union (read more...)

The Idaho State University School of Performing Arts Theatre will present "The Philadelphia Story" in the Bistline Theatre inside the Stephens Performing Arts Center on Oct. 11, 12, 14, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. (read more...)