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Idaho State University emerita professor Susan Swetnam publishes eighth book about Christmas traditions
POCATELLO – Christmas is coming, but retired English Professor Susan Swetnam wants people to slow down and embrace Advent, the season that has preceded Christmas in Christian churches from the sixth century through today. For this reason, she recently published her eighth book, “A Season of Little Sacraments, Christmas Commotion/Advent Grace” with Liturgical Press of Collegeville, Minnesota.
Free flu shots and basic physical exams offered at ISU/Ada County Health Screening Dec. 8
Free flu shots, basic physical and dental exams, and onsite testing for blood sugar levels and cholesterol are included in free services offered at a community health screening Thursday, Dec. 8, 4-7 p.m., at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive in Meridian.
Idaho State University Choirs to perform holiday music concert on Dec. 2
POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Choirs will present a concert of holiday music on Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church on Seventh Avenue South and Lewis Street.
Night of Drums set Dec. 3 at Pond Student Union Ballroom
POCATELLO – Night of Drums will feature three different groups drumming and dancing at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Ballroom.
ISU’s Season of Note to present Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas, starring Michelle Berting Brett, on Dec. 15
POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s 2016-17 ‘Season of Note’ concert series will feature Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas starring Michelle Berting Brett at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall.
ISU switching to new math placement test; Beginning Nov. 30 ALEKS replaces Compass Placement Exam
POCATELLO – Beginning Nov. 30, Idaho State University will use the Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) placement exam as its newest and primary assessment tool for placing students into mathematics classes.
Idaho State University Student Activities Board to host “Christmas Around the World” on Dec. 3
POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Student Activities Board will host “Christmas Around the World” on Saturday, Dec. 3.
Dead Week Relief set Dec. 5-8
POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Union Program Council and Student Activities Board will host Dead Week Relief events Dec. 5-8 in the Student Union Quad Lounge.
2016 National Outdoor Book Award winners announced by Idaho State University
NOTE: Color scans (print quality), complete reviews, and other supplementary art work may be downloaded from: http://www.noba-web.org/bookrel16.htm
Jennifer Hackwith new coordinator of accelerated nursing program
POCATELLO – Jennifer Hackwith is the new coordinator of Idaho State University’s accelerated nursing program, which allows students to earn a second bachelor’s degree in an intensive 12-month program.
Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Letters announces remaining November events
POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Letters will present five concerts and six art exhibits through the remainder of November. More information on the events can be found at isu.edu/cal or by contacting Melissa Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 282-1404.
Idaho State University announces Dylan Childress as 2016 Holiday Greeting Card Contest winner, Justin Anderson runner-up
POCATELLO — Dylan Childress, a senior majoring in art at Idaho State University, won a $1,000 prize for his winning holiday card design that will appear on the front of ISU’s official 2016 holiday greeting card.
Idaho State University School of Performing Arts to present magical production of “Narnia”
POCATELLO — Idaho State University’s School of Performing Arts will perform a musical adaptation of the magical story “Narnia” on Dec. 1, 3, 5, 9 and 10 in the Beverly B. Bistline Theatre in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
ISU Human Performance Lab interns make headway in their research efforts
POCATELLO – Idaho State University career path interns in the Sport Science and Physical Education Department are making headway completing research on a variety of projects, testing athletic psychological and physical skills to pain coping skills.
Idaho State University’s College of Education to honor Educators, Faculty at Celebrating Excellence Event Nov. 16
The College of Education will hold its fourth annual Celebrating Excellence event on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 5:30 p.m- 7:30 p.m. in the College of Education (COE) Auditorium on the ISU Pocatello campus.
Muggle Magic, a family event, set Nov. 19 at Idaho Museum of Natural History
POCATELLO – The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University is hosting its annual Muggle Magic event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 19.
ISU NIATEC program hosts cyber security competition, attracts 10 teams
POCATELLO – The Idaho State University National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC) program hosted a cyber security competition Nov. 12, that attracted 10 teams from universities throughout the mountain region.
Idaho State University Tree Lighting Festival set Nov. 29
POCATELLO — The sixth annual Idaho State University Tree Lighting Festival, presented by the Union Program Council, will be held 7-9 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Pond Student Union.
ISU College of Arts and Letters prepares for fourth annual New Year’s Eve Gala
POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Letters is preparing for its fourth annual New Year’s Eve Gala to support student scholarships on Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
ISU NIATEC program hosting cyber security competition, 10 teams competing
POCATELLO – The Idaho State University National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC) program is hosting a cyber security competition that continues through Nov. 12, attracting 10 teams from universities throughout the mountain region.
Idaho State University’s TRiO office receives new grant for Educational Opportunity Center for non-traditional students
POCATELLO – About 1,000 adults in five counties across south-central Idaho will be given access to further “access and opportunity to higher education” by Idaho State University’s new five-year, $1.2 million TRiO grant for an Educational Opportunity Center (EOC).
Idaho State University professor Jon Armstrong releases new album “Burnt Hibiscus” produced by Orenda Records
POCATELLO – Idaho State University jazz studies Director of Jon Armstrong released his new album “Burnt Hibiscus,” produced by Orenda Records, on Nov. 4.
Idaho State University, Australian Company Clarity Pharmaceuticals to expand research and commercial applications of Copper-67 medical isotope to fight cancer
POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Idaho Accelerator Center (IAC) and Clarity Pharmaceuticals, a Sydney, Australia, radiopharmaceutical company, have signed a memorandum of understanding to officially launch joint development of commercial applications of the medical isotope Copper 67 produced at the IAC.
Idaho State University’s nuclear engineering laboratory to host merit badge clinic for 100 Boy Scouts on Nov. 12
POCATELLO – The nuclear engineering laboratory at Idaho State University will host a nuclear science Boy Scout merit badge clinic for about 100 boys on Nov. 12.
ISU’s concert series ‘Season of Note’ will feature Wynonna and the Big Noise Nov. 19
POCATELLO - Idaho State University’s 2016-17 ‘Season of Note’ concert series will feature five-time Grammy winner and New York Times best-selling author, Wynonna Judd and her band The Big Noise at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.