The Idaho State University Graduate School is hoping to collect 1,000 books by Oct. 31 for local elementary schools at its fourth annual K-4 book drive.
Your Graduate Future Awaits!
Get Involved Grad Bengals!
Help us reach our goal of 1,000 books! The book drive will run through the end of October. View our wishlist to donate!
Join us for our Fall 2023 workshops, where we will provide Graduate Faculty with new information on crucial graduate processes.
Join us Friday, October 6, from 7 - 9 p.m. at The Union Taproom in The Yellowstone Restaurant! Food will be provided.
Abstract submissions for the 2023 3MT competition are open! Submit today to present your research and potentially win up to $2,000!
Meet Our Featured Grad Bengal:
Meet Pamela Pascali, an anthropology student, focusing on the archaeology of precontact people in the Snake River Plain, Idaho. She analyzes obsidian tools, their material sources, uses, and movement of them across our landscape, which provides information about how Indigenous people moved across the Snake River Plain seasonally.
"This last summer I was lucky enough to be able to go to Belize and work for the Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project (BVAR) at a few Maya sites," Pasacli said. "I was partially funded through the Graduate School! Which really helped me be able to gain that professional experience and make connections that will help me with my research at ISU. My picture is of me on top of the tallest manmade structure in Belize, the Sky Palace at Caracol, Belize."
Pascali chose to pursue Idaho State University for a variety of reasons, including the research opportunities available to her as an undergraduate student, students' ability to explore interdisciplinary research and gain hands-on laboratory experience, and because of the research grants and travel grants that the Graduate School and ASISU have available to graduate students.
After graduation, Pascali intends to begin her Ph.D. program this fall.
In her free time, she enjoys "a weird, wild range of hobbies." Such as hunting, spoiling her dog (Indiana Jones), creating beadwork, camping, playing farming/social simulations, being active in clubs, keeping dermestid beetles, and being a favorite auntie to her niece and nephew.