ISU Director for the Center for Sports Concussion Caroline Faure hopes new film “Concussion” will change attitudes, raise awareness

Carolyn Faure

POCATELLO — Caroline Faure, director of the Center for Sports Concussion and associate professor in the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education at Idaho State University, is hopeful that the new film “Concussion” will raise awareness and change attitudes surrounding concussion injuries.

“Concussion” is scheduled to hit theaters nationwide Friday, Dec. 25. The film boasts names including Will Smith, Alec Baldwin and Luke Wilson in leading roles and its plot centers on a forensic pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu, played by Smith. [Read more…]

I Chose ISU: Boise’s James Hunt blends pharmacy and business at ISU-Meridian

James Hunt at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center

You could say health care is in James Hunt’s DNA.

His mom is a nurse. His dad, brother and sister-in-law are veterinarians, and his older brother is a podiatrist.

“I saw their ability to influence and impact people for good and I just wanted to be a part of that,” he said.

And that meant leaving a 14-year career in business management and industrial distribution and enrolling in Idaho State University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program in 2014. [Read more…]

Idaho State University College of Arts and Letters to open Integrated Research Center

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University College of Arts and Letters will open a new Integrated Research Center on Dec. 16 in the basement of the ISU Business Administration Building.

There will be a grand opening on Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Food and drink will be provided.

The Integrated Research Center was designed by faculty and staff members for students to have a designated space to collaborate on shared research interests and use advanced technology. [Read more…]

ISU American Nuclear Society student chapter receives national certificate of distinction

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s student chapter of the American Nuclear Society has received a national certificate of distinction for its work during the 2014-2015 school year.

The American Nuclear Society is a not-for-profit, international, scientific and educational organization. It was established by a group of individuals who recognized the need to unify professional activities within the fields of nuclear science and technology. [Read more…]

Idaho State University biology professors receive Outstanding Publication Award from The Wildlife Society

POCATELLO – Idaho State University biological sciences Professor Terry Bowyer, Assistant Research Professor John G. Kie and former ISU graduate student Kevin L. Monteith, were honored this fall by The Wildlife Society with a Wildlife Publications Award for an Outstanding Monograph for their co-written paper “Life-history characteristics of mule deer: effects of nutrition in a variable environment.”

Monteith is now an assistant professor at the University of Wyoming.

The award was presented during The Wildlife Society’s 22nd Annual Conference in Winnipeg, Canada. [Read more…]

ISU anthropology department receives $500k grant to develop forensic science techniques for identifying people under 25 years of age

Kyra Stull, ISU associate professor of anthropology.

POCATELLO—The Idaho State University Department of Anthropology has received a $510,409 grant from the National Institute of Justice to develop forensic science techniques to better identify individuals under 25 years of age for criminal justice purposes.

The department will use the grant for to develop age and sex estimation techniques for a modern, diverse American population, said Kyra Stull, ISU assistant professor of anthropology and the grant’s principal investigator. [Read more…]

Idaho State University students pen book about history of Garrett Freightlines; community reception set Dec. 7

Students at work doing research in the Oboler Library, collecting information on Garrett Freightlines

Sixteen Idaho State University honors students and their professor will host a community reception at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, to celebrate completion of their manuscript about Pocatello’s iconic Garrett Freightlines, scheduled for release in May.

The reception is at Juniper Hills Country Club, 6600 Bannock Highway, Pocatello. The book will retail for $23.95 and profits will help fund student scholarships, said Assistant Professor of Management Alex Bolinger. [Read more…]

Idaho State University Professor Jennifer Eastman Attebery publishes book on Swedish American celebrations

Jennifer Attebery

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Department of English and Philosophy chair Jennifer Eastman Attebery’s most recent book “Pole Raising and Speech Making- Modalities of Swedish American Summer Celebration,” has been published by Utah State University Press.

“I first became interested in Swedish holidays when living in Sweden,” Attebery said. “I became aware of the very different set of holidays practiced in Sweden: no major autumn holidays, an intense set of major holidays during the wintertime, celebrating Easter with witches and bonfires, and one major holiday in the summer, called Midsummer.” [Read more…]

NSF funds project at ISU ESTEC to increase number of women in energy systems technical programs

POCATELLO —T he Energy Systems Technology and Education Center (ESTEC) has been awarded an Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant award from the National Science Foundation. The award will support a project entitled, “Providing Opportunities for Women in Energy Related (POWER) Careers.”

The three-year award is for $796, 939. The project officially began Sep. 15. Participants will include women of any age, but the project has a special focus on women age 25 and over.

“ESTEC was established with the help of an NSF ATE grant in 2007,” said Lawrence Beaty, ESTEC executive director. “Our two-year programs are academically rigorous, laboratory intensive and produce well-qualified technicians. We are excited that the NSF is partnering with us to attract more women to energy programs that lead to careers as professional technicians in a field where the need for new graduates is great and increasing.” [Read more…]

Idaho State University Native American Student Services grand re-opening set 4-6 p.m. Nov. 19 in Rendezvous Complex Room 319

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Student Success Center is proud to announce the grand re-opening of the Native American Student Services study space from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 19 in Room 319 of the Rendezvous Complex.

All are welcome to attend the event on the third floor of the Rendezvous Complex. [Read more…]