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February 22, 2018

ISU’s successful Family Medicine Residency Program has plans to expand including rural residency spot in Rexburg

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s highly successful and lauded Family Medicine Residency Program continues to answer Idaho’s physician shortage and has plans for expansion, which includes a rural training track in Rexburg that could begin in 2019.

February 23, 2018

ISU College of Arts and Letters raises more than $65,000 at fifth annual New Year’s Eve Gala, sees record attendance

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Letters raised more than $65,000 in revenue at its fifth annual New Year’s Eve Gala and saw record attendance. After expenses, the remaining proceeds will benefit College of Arts and Letters students.

News Bites

March 2, 2018

ISU’s Healthy Bengal Coalition has designated March as Opioid Awareness Month  

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Healthy Bengal Coalition has designated March as “Opioid Awareness Month” and is offering three seminars to promote awareness and education about the opioid crisis.

March 7, 2018

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.

March 7, 2018

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.

March 7, 2018

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. 

March 9, 2018

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.

March 7, 2018

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.

March 5, 2018

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.

Want to Host a Workshop for Employee Recognition Week?

March 2, 2018

ISU to host fifth annual Hispanic Healthcare and Technology Careers Conference on March 3

POCATELLO – The fifth annual Hispanic Healthcare and Technology Careers Conference will be held on March 3 in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union.

February 23, 2018

ISU names Rachel Azzarito new emergency services education coordinator

MERIDIAN—Rachel Azzarito is Idaho State University’s new education coordinator for the Emergency Services Department.

February 27, 2018

ISU-Meridian's Noah Harper to speak on Capitol Hill

MERIDIAN—Idaho State University-Meridian’s Noah Harper will travel to Washington, D.C., March 7-9 to participate in the Federation of American Societies for Experiential Biology’s annual Capitol Hill Day.

March 12, 2018

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.

March 12, 2018

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.

March 13, 2018

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.

March 13, 2018

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.

English and Teaching of English Doctorate Receives Mention


March 9, 2018

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.

March 9, 2018

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.

March 1, 2018

ISU music faculty members Geoffrey Friedley and Kori Bond to perform Schubert’s “Winterreise”

POCATELLO – On March 3 at 7:30 p.m., Idaho State University music faculty members Geoffrey Friedley, tenor, and Kori Bond, pianist, will perform Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise” in ISU’s Goranson Hall.

Faculty/Staff Updates

March 2, 2018

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.

Jessica Winston Named Chair of Department of English and Philosophy 2019-2022

March 7, 2018

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.

Elise Barker Publishes Articles

Lydia Wilkes Mentioned in Article

Jacob Berger Publishes Article

Matt Levay Awarded Research Travel Grant

Malliga Och Publishes Article


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