2013 National Outdoor Book Awards announced by Idaho State University

BorderWall

A clash between politics and nature is front and center among the winners of the 2013 National Outdoor Book Awards.

In her winning book, “The Great Divide,” Krista Schlyer reports on the controversial border wall between the United States and Mexico and its effect on the natural environment.

“This is a groundbreaking work,” said Ron Watters, chair of the National Outdoor Book Awards, sponsored by the National Outdoor Book Awards Foundation, Idaho State University and the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education. “The effects of the border wall on the environment have been left out of the national discourse but Krista Schlyer casts a bright light on this forgotten part of the debate.” [Read more…]

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Student health insurance enrollment has dropped at Idaho State University as the price has increased to adhere to standards set by the Affordable Care Act. New benefits covered by the insurance and the higher annual maximum spending cap account for the increase in price. The student health insurance currently meets all of the Affordable Care Act requirements. [Read more…]