Idaho State University's Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center will host a brown bag talk "Gender and the Jewish Tradition" by Dr. Carl Levenson, ISU professor of philosophy, from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the ISU Pond Student Union Building Bear River Room. [Read more…]
Idaho State University Community Alumni Theatre/Dance invites the community to participate in three Saturday workshops on Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and 11. The workshops will culminate in pre-show performances at "The Christmas Story" Reader's Theatre on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. [Read more…]
The Idaho State University Symphonic Band, under the direction of Monte Grisé will perform its first concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. [Read more…]
The Idaho State University business information program will offer an eight-week, one-credit course in voice recognition using Dragon Naturally Speaking version 7.5. The course will be held on Thursday afternoons from 4 p.m. to 5:50 p.m., beginning Oct. 19 and concluding Dec. 7. [Read more…]
Idaho State University's Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center will host a brown-bag talk "Gender and the Jewish Tradition" by Dr. Carl Levenson, ISU professor of philosophy, from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the ISU Pond Student Union Building Bear River Room. [Read more…]
Idaho State University International Night 2006, featuring ethnic food and entertainment prepared and performed by ISU international students, will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Pond Student Union Building Ballroom. [Read more…]
Tickets are on sale for the Oct. 23 performance by international musician and public-television star Tim Janis at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center on the Idaho State University campus in Pocatello. [Read more…]
During the month of October, Idaho State University College of Pharmacy students and faculty members will host several events to educate the public about the role of a pharmacist and how patients can get answers to medicine-related questions.
In conjunction with American Pharmacist Month, sponsored by the American Pharmacist Association (APhA), the student chapter at ISU will promote the pharmacy profession with published articles about common questions, sponsor an ISU football game with an information booth at the pre-game Bengal Fest, and host an open house at the College on Oct. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The theme of American Pharmacists Month, "Know your medicine, Know your pharmacist," encourages patients to get to know the resources a pharmacist may provide.
For example, did you know that taking your medications properly is one of the best ways to avoid future health care costs? Each year, thousands of people end up in the hospital, fail to get better, and spend more money than necessary simply because they do not take their medication properly, according to APhA.
Pharmacists can educate patients about medications, both prescription and nonprescription. The APhA says that every person should be able to answer several questions before taking any new medication. Many of these questions include the length of time a medication should be taken; determining if a medication contains anything that can cause an allergic reaction; determining if alcohol or any other medicines, foods or activities should be avoided while taking the medication, and other concerns.
APhA says that consumers should expect a higher level of service from today's pharmacists. Consumers should look to their pharmacists to provide medication-counseling services, including drug-regimen reviews and drug-interaction checks, coordination of patient care with physicians and other health area providers, and monitoring of side effects. Some pharmacists can also perform limited patient testing, such as cholesterol screening, glucose monitoring and blood pressure checks, for serious health-threatening problems.
During the Oct. 26 College of Pharmacy open house, clinical pharmacists, faculty and students will be available to answer these and several other questions. In addition, the open house will feature tours of the College, refreshments, information regarding immunizations, heartburn awareness programs, diabetes education and poison prevention.
For more information about the ISU College of Pharmacy open house, call 282-4597.