ISU’s Joshua Swift selected for award for his research in psychotherapy and clinical psychology

Joshua Swift

POCATELLO- Idaho State University’s Joshua Swift, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, was selected for the Western Psychological Association Enrico E. Jones Award for Research in Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology.

He will attend the Western Psychological Association conference in April to receive the award, and then again next year to give an award address. Swift was selected for the award due to his outstanding contributions in psychotherapy research. [Read more…]

Idaho State University to present Melanie Melendrez to discuss Zika and other diseases

POCATELLO—The Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University has invited guest speaker Melanie Melendrez to speak about Zika and other viruses that have been in the news recently.

The presentation will be Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. in Lecture Center 10 on the Idaho State University campus.

Melendrez is chief bioinformatics, lead scientist and viral disease branch manager for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Her presentation is titled “The Explosion of Zika, the Ebb and Flow of Dengue: The Shadow Games of Influenza.” The event is free and open to students of Idaho State University and the public.

Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Letters names 255 students to fall dean’s list

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Letters recently named 255 students to their fall dean’s list. The students come from 19 cities in eastern Idaho, which include 10 counties.

“We are proud to see so many eastern Idaho students succeeding in our college,” said Dean Kandi Turley-Ames. “It is also great to see students from around the country coming to our liberal arts program and recognizing its value.” [Read more…]

Idaho State University Director of Performing Arts to have world premiere of percussion concerto at Feb. 12 Idaho State-Civic Symphony concert

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s School of Performing Arts Director Thom Hasenpflug will perform the world premiere of his percussion concerto “Four Mischiefs” with the Idaho State-Civic Symphony on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall at the L.E. and Thelma Stephens Performing Arts Center. [Read more…]

Idaho State University and University of Alaska partner to offer pharmacy doctorate to Alaska students

Thomas Wadsworth

ANCHORAGE – When Idaho State University tapped assistant professor Tom Wadsworth to run its new pharmacy partnership at University of Alaska Anchorage, he was thrilled—even if it meant a 2,700-mile move from Idaho.

“It’s been wonderful,” he said during a phone interview from UAA as he waited for his Pocatello-based students to join him via a sophisticated video link. Thanks to distance-learning technology, Wadsworth is continuing to teach pharmacy classes in Pocatello and Meridian as he assumes his new role as ISU’s assistant dean of Alaska programs. [Read more…]

ISU Diversity Resource Center will host a political discussion with Pocatello Mayor Blad on Oct. 28

POCATELLO – Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will visit Idaho State University’s Diversity Resource Center Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. to discuss the city’s upcoming elections and the importance of voting.

The Diversity Resource Center is located off Martin Luther King, Jr. Way in the corner of the ISU Rendezvous Complex across from the ISU Oboler Library. The event has been organized to help students and the public get involved in local elections and to educate them about the political process.

The free talk is open to students, staff and the general public.

For more information contact the Diversity Resource Center at 282-3964.

ISU Graduate Programs and Health Care Professions Fair to be held Oct. 6

POCATELLO Idaho State University will hold the Graduate Programs and Health Care Professions Fair Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The fair will be free to everyone. It will provide opportunities for students to explore educational opportunities and meet representatives from health professional schools, graduate programs, master of business administration programs and law schools.

For more information or inquires email hlthprof@isu.edu or call 208-282-2172.

Academy of Motion Picture costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis to visit Idaho State University Sept. 9-11

Academy of Motion Picture costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis

POCATELLO – Idaho State University will welcome Academy of Motion Picture costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis from Sept. 9 to 11 as a special guest in the School of Performing Arts.

“This is a rare opportunity to bring such a high level of expertise in costume design to Pocatello,” said Tara Young, ISU theatre and dance professor, and costume shop director.

During her visit, Nadoolman Landis will spend time researching the Edward Stevenson Collection housed in Special Collections at ISU’s Oboler Library. The Stevenson Collection features several hundred sketches of costumes by Stevenson from his early days as an apprentice to his final years as a costume designer for DesiLu Productions. The collection was given to ISU as a gift from his family. [Read more…]

For the third straight year a lucky Bengal will win a Ruckus scooter at Welcome Back Orange and Black

Pictured on the Ruckus is Blake Novosel, an ISU junior business major.

POCATELLO – Winning a Ruckus scooter is another good reason for Idaho State University students to attend the Welcome Back Orange and Black celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 24 in Old Town Pocatello.

This annual event to honor and welcome ISU students back to the Pocatello community features participants free food, T-shirts, music, entertainment, games and a variety of great prizes including a chance at a free car, a free bike and a variety of other prizes. [Read more…]

AAUW to hold potluck picnic meeting Aug. 18 at Caldwell Park

POCATELLO – All those interested are invited to attend the Aug. 18 potluck picnic meeting of the Pocatello Branch of the American Association of University Women at Caldwell Park, on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Lewis Street, starting at 6 p.m.

Participants are invited to bring a dish to share, a preferred drink, and a folding chair if possible; plates, forks and napkins will be provided. The main agenda item will be planning for the branch’s annual used book sale to be held in ISU’s Reed Gymnasium foyer on Sept. 24, 25 and 26. The group will also discuss the schedule for the upcoming year and its application for an AAUW Tech Savvy grant. [Read more…]