Idaho State University’s Wong lands $1.62 million NIH grant to investigate link between sleep problems in youth and later substance abuse

Maria Wong

A new study that will be carried out at Idaho State University over the next five years will help researchers further understand the link between sleep problems in youths and later substance abuse and high-risk behavior.

"If we can clarify the relationship between sleep problems and later substance abuse and other high-risk behavior it will help with the development of prevention programs and effective treatments for those behaviors," said Maria Wong, professor and director of experimental training in the ISU Department of Psychology. [Read more…]

Idaho State University to host Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Nov. 16

Diana Livingston Friedley

Idaho State University will host the Metropolitan Opera National Council district audition, which is the preliminary tryout for the most prestigious opera company in the United States, on Nov. 16. 

The auditions, open to public, will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at 1 p.m., in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall of the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. This is the second time these auditions, for the Metropolitan Opera's Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana District, have been held in Idaho. [Read more…]

El Korah Shriners and Idaho State University-Meridian to host free screening clinic for children with orthopedic conditions, burns and spinal cord injuries

The clinic is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m to 1 p.m., at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive, in Meridian. The Center is located on the north side of I-84 between Locust Grove and Meridian roads. [Read more…]