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March 28, 2018

ISU student Camie Parsons uses chemistry to make mark on hair industry; creates new, healthy product for fixing damaged hair

POCATELLO – Camie Parsons, a current, nontraditional Idaho State University chemistry master’s student, never imagined that being a cosmetologist would prompt her to go back to college to study chemistry. She’s now a single mother to four kids, completing graduate school and starting a business based off her cosmetology and chemistry background.

March 29, 2018

ISU College of Arts and Letters dual-enrollment pilot program shows success in second semester

POCATELLO -- Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Letters started its on-campus dual-enrollment pilot program in the fall of 2017 and has almost tripled the program’s size from 10 students to 29 in just one semester.

March 23, 2018

ISU Bengal Women’s Softball player Kacie Burnett plans to join a different team after graduation

POCATELLO – Idaho State University senior Kacie Burnett says there isn’t much difference between playing college softball and studying nursing.

News Bites

March 26, 2018

ISU Gender Resource Center to host Denim Day to raise awareness for sexual assault

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Gender Resource Center will host Denim Day on April 19 in support of sexual assault survivors and to make a statement against misconceptions about sexual assault. There will be speakers and a pulled pork lunch in the ISU Canoe Room in the Pond Student Union from noon to 3 p.m.

March 27, 2018

Idaho State University welcomes seven Family Medicine Residency interns

POCATELLO – Each year, the Idaho State University Family Medicine Residency Program graduates seven Family Medicine Physicians, and each year welcomes seven new interns to take their place.

March 29, 2018

ISU-Meridian offers free hearing screenings April 11

MERIDIAN—Get your hearing screened for free April 11 at Idaho State University’s Speech and Language Clinic, 1311 E. Central Drive.


March 23, 2018

Scientific art exhibit opens April 2 at Idaho State University’s Oboler Library

POCATELLO — A seldom-seen side of Idaho science will be on display at the Idaho State University Oboler Library. 

March 26, 2018

Idaho State University to present operatic version of well-known play “Our Town”

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s School of Performing Arts will present “Our Town” the Opera on April 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Diane and Chick Bilyeu Theatre in Frazier Hall. 

March 26, 2018

Southern rock group Marshall Tucker concert set April 11 at Idaho State University

POCATELLO – The Marshall Tucker Band leader and founder Doug Gray has fond memories about Pocatello, despite the fact the band once suffered a mishap here.

March 26, 2018

ISU African Student Association to host Hakuna Matata Festival on April 28

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s African Student Association will host a Hakuna Matata Festival on April 28 at 6 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom. The festival will include different exhibits and African cultural experiences.

March 27, 2018

ISU Department of Physics to host Science Olympics on March 31

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Department of Physics will host a regional Science Olympiad on March 31 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Physical Science Building on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Carter Street on the ISU campus.

March 28, 2018

ISU Japan Club to host presentation Shinto and Japanese Manners 

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Japan Club will host the presentation Shinto and Japanese Manners on April 5 at 6 p.m. in the Rendezvous Complex, Room A.

March 28, 2018

Interested students invited to Lunch with the College of Business to explore majors

POCATELLO – The College of Business at Idaho State University will host an informational Lunch with the College of Business event for all students who are interested in learning more about its programs on April 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Wood River Rooms.

March 29, 2018

ISU to hold 13th Intermountain Gender and Sexuality Conference April 12-13

POCATELLO – More than 35 presenters from across the western United States will present at Idaho State University’s 13th Intermountain Gender and Sexuality Conference on April 12 and 13. The conference will begin at 1 p.m. on April 12 and 9 a.m. on April 13. Events will be held in the Rendezvous Complex Suites A and B.

Next-Generation Sequencing Seminar Presented by Illumina Sequencing Specialist

Faculty/Staff Updates

March 27, 2018

Kathryn M. Hildebrand named Idaho State University College of Education Dean

POCATELLO — Kathryn M. Hildebrand has been named Dean of the College of Education at Idaho State University.

March 29, 2018

ISU Physics Professor Steven Shropshire awarded STEM Professional of the Year

POCATELLO – The 2018 inaugural STEM Professional of the Year Award was presented to Idaho State University physics Professor Steven L. Shropshire on behalf of the engineering programs at ISU and the Eastern Idaho Engineering Council (EIEC).

Ellen Ryan Mentioned in NEH Article