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Idaho State University and Kootenai Health Join Forces to Meet Statewide Demand for Nurses

July 27, 2023

Idaho State University and Kootenai Health have partnered in an effort to address the ongoing critical nursing shortage in North Idaho.

Ruth Tretter and a man at a campfire

Don’t Judge an RV by its Cover

July 17, 2023

As millions of Americans take to the roads this summer, setting out to enjoy the outdoors and sunny weather for a week or two at a time, many more call life on the road their permanent home. The nomad lifestyle comes with freedom and opportunities to experience all that travel has to offer, but there are challenges as well, especially when it comes to health care. 

Dr. Zirker

Dr Jed Zirker Named Director of Dental Residency Program

July 10, 2023

The Department of Dental Sciences, Dental Residency Program and Family Dentistry clinics at Idaho State University (ISU) have a new director, as Dr. Jed Zirker takes the reins from Dr. Brian Crawford. Zirker oversees the programs at both the Pocatello and Meridian campus locations. 

Idaho State University Announces Partnership with Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center

June 5, 2023

Kasiska Division of Health Sciences Class of 2023 Add More than 850 Professionals to the Health Care Workforce

May 4, 2023

Quincie Mattick and her dog stand near the stairs at the Rendezvous Building

ISU’s Quince Mattick To Graduate Cum Laude, Guide Dog at her Side

May 1, 2023

­When Quincie Mattick receives her diploma with honors on May 6 at Idaho State University Spring 2023 Commencement at Reed Gymnasium, she’ll be accompanied by her loving and nearly ever-present companion, Tessa, her service dog.

A man talks to a woman in a counseling office

Idaho State University Department of Counseling Sees Enrollment Growth

April 17, 2023

An influx in students enrolling in Idaho State University’s Counseling degree programs could soon bring some relief to the shortage of mental health care workers in the state. 

Idaho State University Student Receives Prestigious American Cochlear Implant Alliance Scholarship

April 13, 2023

Free Hearing Screenings in Meridian

April 13, 2023

Get your hearing checked for free April 18  from 3-6 p.m., at the Speech and Language Clinic at Idaho State University-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive.

Diana Schow

Department of Community and Public Health Professor Named Outstanding Educator by National Rural Health Association

April 13, 2023