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.

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 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…]

‘Spring into Nutrition’ at ISU with a Health and Wellness Fair by Phi Upsilon Omicron set March 12

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron will host a free health and wellness fair titled, “Spring into Nutrition,” on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The family event will be located in Albion Hall on the university campus, 1556 Terry St., Building 61.

Ms. Idaho and ISU alumna Pauline Hannan will teach fun fitness activities and there will be kid’s nutrition education at each booth. In addition, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will give a proclamation at 10:30 a.m. [Read more…]

Idaho State University MILES researchers play key role in City of Pocatello River Vision Study

Raymond Park concept image for the Portneuf River Vision Study. ( Army Corps of Engineers concept for Pocatello)

POCATELLO – By providing input and informational tools Idaho State University researchers are assisting the citizens of Pocatello to create a new vision and plans for the Portneuf River running through the city.

Now confined largely to a concrete channel as it flows through town, the Portneuf River may one day be freer flowing, bordered by walkways, parks or other improvements envisioned by planners.

ISU researchers active in the National Science Foundation’s Managing Idaho’s Landscapes for Ecosystem Services (MILES) project have lent their expertise and knowledge to the City of Pocatello’s Portneuf River Vision Study, a research project funded by U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

The goal of the river vision project is to create a comprehensive plan for the Portneuf River from the Portneuf ‘Gap’ on the south edge of the city, downstream to the Fort Hall Indian Reservation boundary at Siphon Road.

“The City of Pocatello wants to restore the river and improve the quality of life for Pocatello and still meet flood control needs,” said Hannah Sanger, City of Pocatello science and environment division manager and lead on the city’s Portneuf River Vision Study. [Read more…]

Families with fighting siblings age 4-11 sought for Idaho State University Psychology Clinic study

POCATELLO – Families with two or more children ages 4-11 who physically fight on a regular basis are sought for the Sibling Aggression Project clinical study being conducted by the Idaho State University Psychology Clinic.

“This research focuses on sibling fighting and exploring ways to help those kids and families manage routine conflicts,” said Stephanie Babbitt M.S., an ISU clinical psychology doctoral student, supervised by Mark Roberts Ph.D., ISU professor of clinical psychology.

“We’re trying to give children strategies other than being physically aggressive to solve their problems,” Babbitt said.

The Sibling Aggression Project will focus on two “evidence-based treatment” strategies for decreasing sibling aggression to try to determine which strategy is more effective. Participants will randomly be assigned one of the two strategies. [Read more…]

Irish Musician Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhride featured March 5 at College Market

POCATELLO – Misneach, Idaho State University’s student Irish club, will host Seacht ain na Gaeilge (Irish language week) with singer Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhride at the College Market on Saturday, March 5, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Doimnic mac giolla bhride is an internationally acclaimed Irish musician and traditional sean-nos singer from Donegal, Ireland. This is his first American tour of the West.

Tickets are $5 at the door. The Butcher’s Block will be serving alcoholic beverages for this event, so please bring your I.D.

For more information, email Seamus O’Suilleabhain at osulsea2@isu.edu or call the College Market at (208) 232-3993.

ISU Medical Laboratory Science, PMC to provide blood draws for ISU Health Fair

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Medical Laboratory Science program will join Portneuf Medical Center to provide blood draws for this year’s ISU Health Fair set March 17 and 18.

The ISU Health Fair, featuring more than 70 learning centers, health booths and displays, is open to the campus community and the public. Blood draws are available at the fair, and for the fair from March 1-31 from the ISU Medical Laboratory Science program and PMC.

The ISU Medical Laboratory Science Laboratory is located in Room 161 of Leonard Hall, where the College of Pharmacy is housed. The lab is located in the southeast corner of the building. Lab hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Participants can park at the curbside meters between the Idaho Museum of Natural History and the ISU Fine Arts Building. [Read more…]