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ISU College of Arts and Letters sees continued success with Road Scholarship program

POCATELLO – In Spring 2017, Jacob Harris was a senior at Marsh Valley High School and was unsure of what his future held. He was then awarded the first Road Scholarship from Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Letters, which changed the course of his life. 


Idaho State University School of Performing Arts begins Preparatory Strings Program

POCATELLO – This year the Idaho State University School of Performing Arts started the Preparatory String Program, which offers the opportunity for local community members to take private music lessons taught by ISU string students and to perform in an end-of-semester recital.


ISU “Be Advised,” “Declare Your Major” campaigns underway

POCATELLO  – Idaho State University Central Academic Advising continues its “Be Advised” campaign with the additional recommendation for students to “Declare Your Major.”


ISU Graduate Research Symposium winners announced

POCATELLO — Winners from Idaho State University’s fourth annual Graduate Research Symposium have been announced.


ISU Idaho Museum of Natural History to host annual Science Trek sleep over

POCATELLO – The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University will host the 29th annual Science Trek Sleep Over for third- through fifth-graders on April 27.


Reckless Kelly to perform at ISU’s A Season of Note

POCATELLO — Country rock band Reckless Kelly is slated to perform at Idaho State University’s A Season of Note concert series on Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall, located in the Stephens Performing Arts Center.


Idaho State University student loan default rates below national average

POCATELLO — Idaho State University’s cohort student loan default rate has dropped from 15 percent to 7.4 percent over the last four years.


ISU Gender Resource Center to host “The Battle Continues,” a look at women’s rights, on April 2

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Gender Resource Center will host “The Battle Continues,” a look back at the “Battle of the Sexes” and women’s rights from the 1970s to today, on April 2 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Wood and Little Wood River Rooms in the Pond Student Union.


Idaho State University Breaking Boundary Award nominations open for ISU athletes

POCATELLO – Idaho State University is seeking nominations for its Breaking Boundary Awards for student athletes that will be awarded at the Bennion Banquet on April 24.


ISU Bengal Bridge, which provides college credits to new high school graduates at a reduced cost, is accepting applications until April 15

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Bengal Bridge will continue to accept applications for summer 2018 until April 15. Bengal Bridge is a seven-week summer college semester for recently graduated high school seniors. Students have the opportunity to earn 9-10 college credits towards their degree for $585 instead of the regular tuition price of $3,583.


ISU chemistry major Emily Morley to present research on potential drug delivery system at national conference

POCATELLO – Emily Morley, an Idaho State University chemistry student, has always been interested in science. But, it wasn’t until she was a freshman at ISU that she got involved in chemistry-based research and realized chemistry was her passion.


Idaho State University water quality workshop attracting experts from around the world  

POCATELLO – Experts from Europe, throughout the United States, Idaho State University and Idaho will gather at ISU for a three-day Concentration Discharge Workshop March 12-14 focused on improving the science of water quality.


Idaho State University sending six student groups to the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge

POCATELLO—Idaho State University is sending six finalist teams to the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge next week at Boise State University on March 15-16.


Grammy Award winning singer Kathy Mattea excited about Pocatello concert at ISU  

POCATELLO – She’s performed in all 50 states over the last 20-plus years and Grammy Award-winning singer Kathy Mattea will be back in Idaho to perform The Acoustic Living Room concert with her longtime collaborator and guitarist Bill Cooley on March 17 at Idaho State University.


Idaho principals share their thoughts on teacher evaluation

An Idaho State University study completed in 2017 revealed perceptions held by Idaho principals about the statewide teacher evaluation program implemented in 2015. Noteworthy findings included that principals believe the evaluation program helps them identify both good and poor teachers, helped inform the professional development needs of their teachers, and that they are adequately trained and knowledgeable about how to properly conduct teacher evaluation according to state guidelines.


Idaho State University student veteran Christopher Albano makes mark in ISU Robotics Program

POCATELLO – Not many people can say that they are a veteran, a robotics student, an active club member, a husband, a father and a mentor to elementary students. Idaho State University Student Christopher Albano is an exception.


ISU alumnus Chris Carlson pens new book on Hells Canyon

POCATELLO – Idaho State University alumnus and 2017 Professional Achievement Award winner Chris Carlson has written a new book “Hells Heroes: How an unlikely alliance saved Idaho’s Hells Canyon” that will be available in April. 


ISU’s Division of  Health Sciences hires Lee Ann Hancock as marketing and communications director

POCATELLO—Lee Ann Hancock is the new director of marketing and communications for Idaho State University’s Kasiska Division of Health Sciences and College of Pharmacy.


ISU’s March Career Path Intern of the Month is Paula Arinze

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Career Path Intern of the Month is Paula Arinze, an intern with the Sports Science and Physical Education (SSPE) Department since fall 2017.


ISU Physics Program to host Pi Day Physics and free pie at Pine Ridge Mall

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Physics Program will host Pi Day Physics at Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck on Wednesday, March 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. for interactive science challenges and demonstrations and a chance for participants to eat a free slice of pie.


No health insurance? Still need to protect yourself from the flu? ISU-Meridian sponsors comprehensive health screening March 15

MERIDIAN—Basic physical and dental exams and testing for blood sugar levels and cholesterol are included in free services offered at a community health screeningThursday, March 15, 4-7 p.m., at the Sam and Aline Skaggs Health Science Center at Idaho State University-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive.


Idaho State University chemistry researchers use thermal imaging to retrieve serial numbers from stolen property in a non-destructive manner

POCATELLO – Idaho State University Department of Chemistry researchers are using thermal imaging – and a lot of complicated math formulas – to develop a nondestructive means of recovering defaced or scraped serial numbers from stolen items such as guns or vehicles.


Idaho State University presidential applicant Ricardo Azziz withdraws

POCATELLO – Idaho State University presidential finalist Ricardo Azziz, M.D., has withdrawn his application and the search will continue with the four remaining finalists.


Fahim Rahim, co-founder of the Idaho Kidney Institute, to speak at the Idaho State University College of Business Wells Fargo Speaker Series event

POCATELLO– On Thursday, March 29, Dr. Fahim Rahim, nephrologist and co-founder of the Idaho Kidney Institute, will speak on behalf of the Idaho State University College of Business’s Wells Fargo Speaker Series.


Idaho State University names Anita Smith as dean of School of Nursing

POCATELLO – Anita Smith, Ph.D., is slated to become the new dean of Idaho State University’s School of Nursing.





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