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Emma Watts with mask giving two thumbs up by the Bengal sculpture on the Quad.

ISU freshman Emma Watts co-authors book about mental health amid COVID-19

September 1, 2020

POCATELLO – Idaho State University freshman Emma Watts didn’t have the typical summer before college. With quarantine and stay at home orders amid COVID-19, she took the summer to co-author a book about how to cope with mental health during COVID-19.

Alyssa DeSmit getting a water sample from Gibson Jack Creek

SARE program gives ISU undergrad Alyssa DeSmit the research opportunity to help unravel mysteries of Gibson Jack drainage

August 18, 2020

POCATELLO – On many mornings this summer, Idaho State University geosciences undergraduate student Alyssa DeSmit has been hiking up the Gibson Jack Creek, often accompanied by ISU geosciences Masters student Thane Kindred, to measure the quality of the creek’s headwaters.

Week of Welcome poster

ISU Week of Welcome features full slate of activities

August 18, 2020

POCATELLO – Idaho State University will continue to host a variety of Week of Welcome activities for returning students.

ISU receives $12,000 from Mexican Consulate for scholarship funding

August 17, 2020

Deadline for Applying is Aug. 23

ISU Student Involvement Fair set over four days, Aug. 19-20, 26-27

August 14, 2020

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Student Involvement Fair, an annual event that showcases ISU’s many student clubs, will be held over a four-day period this year on Aug. 19, 20, 26 and 27.

Graphic explaining Hyflex classes

ISU offering broad variety of options on how students can take classes

August 6, 2020

Students need to understand class ‘Schedule Types’

Event poster for CAES shark tank competition

CAES annual pitch event Baby Shark Tank open to ISU faculty and students

August 4, 2020

$4,000 in prize money available; registration open through Aug. 19

Student Fenstermaker jumping over the horns of a bull at a rodeo.

ISU alum/employee Ryker Fenstermaker gets a rush fighting bulls

July 22, 2020

POCATELLO – There’s nothing like having a bull’s horn going through your thigh to get your adrenaline pumping. 

Kennalee Orme posing in chemistry lab.

ISU chemistry student Orme’s research poster places second nationally; undergraduate appreciates research opportunities

July 13, 2020

POCATELLO – Idaho State University senior Kennalee Orme from Rexburg won second place for her research poster at the POLY Industrial Advisory Board sponsored Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science Symposium at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society this summer.

Women who created book.

PBS WWII Documentary featuring ISU students, faculty member will air July 16

July 13, 2020

POCATELLO  –  A World War II documentary featuring Idaho State University College of Business Assistant Professor Alex Bolinger and ISU students Ashley French, Dalene Hunter, Sophia Perry and Kathryn Rose will air on Idaho Public Television at 8:30 p.m. July 16 as a part of Idaho Public Television’s Idaho Experience series.