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ISU Day at the Capitol 2018

POCATELLO -  A number of Idaho State University students, faculty, and staff members from various programs and departments traveled to Boise to represent the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences (KDHS) at ISU Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 28. The annual event provides an opportunity for legislators to meet with students pursuing higher education in a wide range of health professions, and see first hand how their decisions affect health sciences education at ISU.

“We look forward to this opportunity each year,” said Rex Force, ISU vice president for Health Sciences. “The faculty and students in our programs are eager to showcase their disciplines and their research to lawmakers. ISU Day at the Capitol provides a unique way for the decision makers for education in Idaho to connect directly with ISU students and faculty to gain inside knowledge about their activities and objectives.”

KDHS programs and departments represented at ISU Day at the Capitol were: College of Pharmacy, School of Nursing, Family Medicine Residency, Physician Assistant Studies, Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Audiology, Idaho State Meridian Health Sciences Center, and Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health Virtual Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory.

Following the visit to the capitol building, attendees met with Idaho legislators over lunch and heard from ASISU President Jessica Sargent, who is one of just two members in her family to pursue higher education. ISU President Arthur Vailas then provided an update on the Unversity, thanking the Idaho legislators for their contributions to the institution. 

Idaho Legislator with ISU students & faculty from Accelerated Nursing Program Nursing students with Benny the Bengal at ISU Day at the Capitol


 Speech Language students and faculty at ISU Day at the Capitol 2018 Faculty and staff from Family Medicine Residency at ISU Day at the Capitol 2018

Benny the Bengal getting blood pressure checked by student pharmacist during ISU Day at the Capitol 2018 Idaho capitol building rotunda with ISU information booths during ISU Day at the Capitol 2018