Research conducted by ISU Professor Meyers results in finding a safer alternative for collegiate women’s soccer fields

ISU researcher Michael Meyers studied the injury rate for collegiate women's soccer athletes playing on FieldTurf versus natural grass. (ISU Photographic Services by Susan Duncan)

Idaho State University Associate Professor of Sports Science and Physical Education Michael Meyers released research findings that concluded there is a significantly lower injury rate for collegiate women’s soccer athletes playing on FieldTurf versus natural grass.

The analyses also indicated fewer injuries on the artificial turf when comparing injury time loss, player position, injury grade, injuries under various field conditions and temperatures, cleat design and turf age. Meyers evaluated female soccer players from 13 universities over five competitive seasons. A total of 797 collegiate games were evaluated with 355 games played on artificial turf and 442 games played on natural grass. [Read more…]

Seven new members announced to the Idaho State University Foundation Board of Directors

Sandee Moore

Idaho State University has announced the newest members to join the ISU Foundation Board of Directors this year.

The seven new members include:

     • Cassandra "Sandee" Moore, chief operating officer at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center of Idaho Falls;

     • Timothy Olson, owner of Pinnacle Business Group, LLC of Boise;

     • Tammy Halstead, retired chief financial officer of InfoSpace of Redmond, Wash.;

     • David Jeppesen, senior vice president of marketing and communications with Blue Cross of Idaho of Eagle;

     • Dirk Driscoll, managing partner and owner of Driscoll Brothers Partnership of American Falls;

     • Sheldon Alver, plant manager of Monsanto of Soda Springs; and

     • Wade Tolman, retired executive vice president and group manager of the Enterprise Technology Group at KeyCorp of Pocatello. 

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Idaho State University College of Arts and Letters employs computer tablets to better engage students, improve testing integrity

Idaho State University College of Arts and Letters' students learn using iPads as part of an initiative to transform teaching and learning and give students the technology skills they need for the future. Computer tablets were introduced on the first day of the semester in select classes with plans for future computer tablet roll outs funded by the community. (Photo credit: Calvin Cotten/Idaho State University)

Better engaging students and improving testing integrity are two of the main goals being pursued using computer tablets at the Idaho State University College of Arts and Letters. 

The College now has seven carts each outfitted with a dozen iPads that are linked together that can be wheeled into classrooms and testing areas for use by students and faculty. The new computer tablets went into use the first day of the fall semester in select classes. [Read more…]

Idaho State University Department of Art to host young people’s Saturday art program

Idaho State University's Department of Art Master of Fine Arts degree graduate students will teach an eight-week Saturday art class for children from Sept. 14 to Nov. 9. The class will be held in the ISU Fine Arts Building, Room 303.

Students will learn a variety of art techniques across a number of mediums, including ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. The experience will focus on teaching children to express their individual creativity in an art classroom setting. [Read more…]

Idaho State University Homecoming Parade set Oct. 5 has new 9:30 a.m. starting time; entries due Sept. 20

The Idaho State University Homecoming 2013 Parade on Saturday, Oct. 5, has a new starting time of 9:30 a.m.

The parade will start at the corner of South First Avenue and Center Street, just east of the Center Street Underpass, in Pocatello.

From the starting point, the parade will proceed up Center Street to South 15th Avenue, where entries will turn right and continue to the parade’s finish at the Holt Arena parking lot.

Parade entries are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. After this date a $25 late fee applies. No entries will be accepted after Noon on Friday, Sept. 27. [Read more…]

Importance of German ENIGMA WWII encryption device topic of two public presentations Sept. 5 at Idaho State University

Timothy Mucklow with the WWII ENIGMA encryption device he will be giving presentations on Sept. 5 at ISU.

Recently retired National Security Agency historian Timothy Mucklow will provide a historical viewpoint on the importance of the German ENIGMA machine, an encryption device used during World War II, in two presentations titled "Securing War Time Communications" at Idaho State University on Sept. 5.

An afternoon presentation is scheduled at 1 p.m. in Room 104 of the Idaho State University Business Administration Building and an evening presentation will be held in the Idaho Museum of Natural History at 7 p.m. The presentations are sponsored by the ISU Informatics Research Institute (IRI) and IMNH. [Read more…]

Idaho State University, NASA use new GIS-satellite imagery program to create effective informational tool for wildfire fighters

Keith Weber, with new GIS program displayed on the computer in the photo. (ISU Photographic Services by Bethany Baker)

35 minutes.

That's how long it took for the Idaho State University GIS Center to produce a detailed report that gave Bureau of Land Management wildfire managers information they needed to plan for the recovery of the State Wildfire that burned on the Idaho-Utah border earlier this month – and the wildfire wasn’t even out yet.

In the past, the information collected on everything from burn severity and fire intensity to slope, vegetation and soil type would have taken as long as weeks to collect and distribute. [Read more…]