Ed “The Outlaw” Jones, famous wheel-stander, looks forward to Chrome in the Dome

Ed “The Outlaw” Jones, professional wheel-stander, driving his machine.

POCATELLO— Ed “The Outlaw” Jones, professional wheel-stander, and his wife, Wendy, have been traveling both nationally and internationally around the globe for 40 years. As part of Ed’s 40-year career anniversary as a professional driver, they are making an appearance at Idaho State University’s Chrome in The Dome car show March 18 and 19 for its 10-year anniversary. [Read more…]

Idaho State University 115th anniversary Founder’s Day Celebration set March 11; community is invited to free barbecue, history tour

POCATELLO – In celebration of Idaho State University’s 115th anniversary, a Founder’s Day Celebration will be held on Friday, March 11, at noon on the Hutchinson Quadrangle.

After the clock tower plays the ISU Fight Song, the 1901 Student Alumni Organization will announce the 2016 class gift, the Bengal Eyes. After the announcement, a free community barbecue, history tour of campus and prize drawing will be held.

For more information, call the ISU Office of Alumni Relations, 282-3755.

Largest snake in history to open at Idaho Museum of Natural History

Fossil plants and animals found at the site reveal the earliest known rainforest, teeming with life and dating to the Paleocene, the lost world that followed the demise of the dinosaurs, 60 million years ago. Illustration by Jason Bourque, Florida Museum of Natural History

POCATELLO — Slithering in at 48 feet long and weighing an estimated 1.5 tons, a realistic replica of Titanoboa, the world’s largest snake, will open at the Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University March 19.

On March 19, the IMNH will host family friendly activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to coincide with the opening of the new exhibit “Titanoboa: Monster Snake,” a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service exhibit. Activities will include bubble snakes, snake mobiles, sleeping bag snake races and cold blooded activities. Activities are free in the museum’s Discovery Room, while Titanoboa can be seen in the gallery with payment of admission. [Read more…]

Chrome in the Dome celebrates 10-year anniversary in style; features world-renowned automotive painter Charley Hutton, drag racer Ed Jones

A scene from a previous Chrome in the Dome.

POCATELLO—This year marks the 10-year anniversary for the Chrome in the Dome car show put on by the Idaho State University College of Technology March 18 from 2 to 9 p.m. and March 19 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Holt Arena.

The family-friendly event features more than 135 car and trucks on display and about 25 motorcycles. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. [Read more…]

Idaho State University’s 2016 Early Registration event set April 5-8

POCATELLO– Idaho State University’s incoming freshmen and their parents are invited to participate in the 2016 early registration events scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5-8 in the Pond Student Union.

Students are to choose one day to attend. Freshmen unable to attend early registration will be able to register for fall classes beginning April 18. [Read more…]

Intrepid Idaho State University doctoral student Ariana Tart-Zelvin aims to change a state of mind

POCATELLO—Idaho State University psychology doctoral student Ariana Tart-Zelvin has completed a dissertation study to better understand what brain areas are active when healthy adults use a cognitive strategy on a working memory task.

“Working memory is a personal research interest of mine and numerous clinical populations suffer from working memory impairments,” Tart-Zelvin said. “You see impairment in working memory across different diagnosis. For example epilepsy patients, Parkinson’s patients, MS (multiple sclerosis), OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) patients all have trouble with their working memory.” [Read more…]

ISU College of Arts and Letters students gain real-world work experience by collaborating with local organizations

Karen Hartman

POCATELLO – Students attend college to receive an education to use in their future career, but Idaho State University Professor Karen Hartman believes that you must take your education one step further – gaining real world work experience.
This semester, students in her Public Relations Programs class, part of the Department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion, are collaborating with the Idaho State-Civic Symphony and the Idaho State Department of Labor Volunteer to Career program to help gain this experience. [Read more…]

Idaho Academy of Science and Engineering annual meeting, Intermountain Conference on the Environment set March 31-April 2 at ISU

POCATELLO- The 58th Idaho Academy of Science and Engineering Annual Meeting and Symposium will meet jointly with the 16th Intermountain Conference on the Environment March 31-April 2 at the Idaho State University Pond Student Union.

The theme is “Pursuing New Knowledge Frontiers.”

Every year, the academy provides a multi-day symposium hosted by one of the member institutions. Speakers address issues of current interest. Researchers and students present papers and posters on a wide variety of scientific and technological topics. [Read more…]

Idaho State University Professor Xu passes on her Women in Life Sciences Award

Mona Xu

POCATELLO – Idaho State University psychology professor Xiaomeng (Mona) Xu was honored with a Women in Life Sciences Award in 2014 and received a Suffrage Science Heirloom.

She will now pass on the award to Uraina Clark, assistant professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. The award ceremony will take place on International Women’s Day set March 8 in London at the Royal Academy. [Read more…]