Free flu shots and physical exams offered at ISU/Ada County Health Screening Feb.18

If you’ve resolved to improve your health this year, but have no insurance or limited access to medical care, attend a free Community Health Screening event Thursday, Feb. 18, 4-7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2920 Cassia St., in Boise.

The screening, sponsored by the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center and Ada County, is for adults. The Idaho Foodbank will provide free boxes of food.

Faculty and student clinicians will administer the health services which include: [Read more…]

Idaho Museum of Natural History to host Masquerade Ball benefit Feb. 20; includes raffle

POCATELLO – The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University is hosting a Masquerade Ball benefit Feb.20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Juniper Hills Country Club.

The masquerade ball is a fundraising event to benefit the museum’s exhibits and programming. The evening will include dining, dancing, live and silent auctions and raffle prizes. Music will be provided by Steel Productions and Entertainment. Individual and group tickets are available for purchase at imnh.isu.edu. [Read more…]

Idaho State University National Girls and Women in Sports Day events set Feb. 19-20

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Reed Gymnasium.

This is the 17th year ISU has hosted this event.

ISU’s celebration will include free admission to the ISU Women’s Basketball game versus Southern Utah University for the first 300 kindergarten through fifth-grade girls and boys. Reduced admission of $3 is available for accompanying adults. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 300 kids, compliments of Portneuf Medical Center.

At the game’s halftime, the 2016 Trailblazer Award will be presented to Pauline Thiros, ISU associate vice president of development who has served in the Foundation Office since 1997. [Read more…]

Idaho State University Nepalese Night 2016 set Feb. 20

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Nepalese Night will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The 10th annual celebration aims to provide insight into Nepalese culture. Attendees can expect to see dance and musical performances, and different traditions representing each region of the country. [Read more…]

Idaho State University art department to host third annual Art a la Carte event on Feb. 18

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Department of Art will hold its third annual Art a la Carte event on Feb. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. to help raise money for scholarships and visiting artists. The event includes a chili feed and silent art auction.

The main event’s silent auction will allow participants to bid on art made by students, professors and alumni. Items being auctioned off include jewelry, prints, sculptures, paintings and embroidery. Examples include art professors Scott Evans’ print collages, Naomi Adams’ natural silk dye silk scarves and Laura Ahola-Young’s paintings. [Read more…]

Idaho State University professor Justin Stover looks to commemorate Irish history through events during spring semester

Justin Stover

POCATELLO – As a child, Idaho State University professor Justin Stover was immersed in Irish history and culture. It started from birth- his mother gave him the middle name “Dolan” after her Irish maiden name. Upon high school graduation, he knew he wanted to earn a living talking about Irish history. This spring, Stover plans to bring the Irish culture alive in Pocatello to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising.

“The 1916 Easter Rising is the defining moment of the Irish independence movement,” Stover said. “I am going to be in Idaho rather than Ireland, so why don’t we make the local, global, and put Idaho on the world stage.” [Read more…]

Bellon Visiting Author Series brings children’s author, Roseanne Greenfield Thong to Pocatello March 7-9

POCATELLO – Roseanne Greenfield Thong, author of many noted multicultural-themed children’s books, will highlight the 30th annual Idaho State University Bellon Visiting Author Series scheduled March 7-9.

Her free performances and public appearances for people of all ages will include:
• Monday, 4 p.m., March 7, at Marshall Public Library, 113 S. Garfield Ave., Pocatello

• Tuesday, 7 p.m., March 8, at Idaho State University College of Education Auditorium, 921 S. 8th Ave., Pocatello. Book signing at 6:15 p.m.

• Wednesday, 4 p.m., March 9, at Portneuf District Library, 5210 Stuart Ave. Pocatello [Read more…]

ISU researchers seek children and adults for hearing study

Idaho State University researchers in Meridian and Pocatello are continuing their efforts aimed at recruiting infants, children and adults to participate in a study to develop new ways to assess middle-ear function in people of all ages.

Researchers are seeking additional participants in the following age groups: 6 months to 5 years, 10 to 15 years, 20 to 30 years, 45 to 55 years and 65 to 75 years. Participants should be in good health without a history of middle-ear surgery or chronic middle-ear disease and will receive $10 cash. [Read more…]

Idaho Museum of Natural History to host Masquerade Ball benefit

POCATELLO– The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University is hosting a Masquerade Ball benefit Feb.20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Juniper Hills Country Club.

The masquerade ball is a fundraising event to benefit the museum’s exhibits and programming. The evening will include dining, dancing, live and silent auctions and raffle prizes. Music will be provided by Steel Productions and Entertainment. Individual and group tickets are available for purchase at imnh.isu.edu. [Read more…]

Idaho State University professors to present community with projects surrounding Latino Americans and 500 years of history

POCATELLO – Idaho State University professors Carmen Febles and Cathleen Tarp received a $10,000 grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association titled “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” in the fall of 2015.

The grant provides funding for a year of programming focused on Latino American history and culture stemming from the six-episode PBS series entitled “Latino Americans” that debuted in 2013. [Read more…]