ISU participating in national diabetes study

The ACCORD (Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes) study at Idaho State University’s Family Medicine Clinical Research Center is increasing knowledge of how to treat and control diabetes.

    In the long run, this may help prevent the complications of diabetes that threaten life, limb and vision. In the shorter term, it is helping to save lives now. [Read more…]

ISU student uses forensic anthropology to help solve cold cases

When southeast Idaho law enforcement began reinvestigating a remote Oneida County site connected to the apparent murders of three girls, Idaho State University student Lynn Porter thought it logical to contact Oneida County Sheriff Jeff Semrad and volunteer her help.

A soon-to-be senior at ISU, Porter has the double major of anthropology and criminal justice administration. She intends to pursue a career working with law enforcement in forensic anthropology. [Read more…]

Nine alumni to receive Professional Achievement Awards May 12

Nine Idaho State University alumni representing seven colleges and schools will be honored with Professional Achievement Awards at ISU commencement exercises on May 12 in Holt Arena.

They are Roger Akers, Fair Oaks, Calif., College of Business; W. Jeffrey Allard, PhD, Harleysville, Penn., College of Arts and Sciences – Natural Sciences; Earl Boen, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Los Angeles, Calif., College of Arts and Sciences – Arts and Humanities; Janet C. Burdick, Twin Falls, College of Education; Ray Furstenau, Idaho Falls, College of Engineering; Thomas Harris, Eagle, College of Technology; Lisa K. Higbee, Pocatello, Kasiska College of Health Professions; Norman L. Jones, PhD, Logan, Utah, College of Arts and Sciences – Social Sciences; and Gary Tauscher, PhD, Hilton Head Island, S.C., College of Pharmacy. [Read more…]

ISU will confer 2,010 degrees; Gov. Otter scheduled to speak

A total of 1,932 graduates will receive 2,010 degrees and certificates during Idaho State University’s 103rd spring commencement ceremonies, which will begin at 2 p.m. May 12 in Holt Arena. Seventy-six students will receive multiple certificates and/or degrees.

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, accompanied by First Lady Lori Otter, is scheduled to speak at commencement. [Read more…]

ISU faculty earn 2007 research awards

Nancy Huntly, PhD, Idaho State University professor of ecology and biology, has been named ISU's Distinguished Researcher for 2007. She will receive the award at Commencement May 12. Three additional Idaho State University faculty have received 2007 Outstanding Researcher Awards.

The 2007 Outstanding Researchers are David G. Adler, PhD, political science; Paul K. Link, PhD, geosciences; and Susan Swetnam, PhD, English. [Read more…]

College of Pharmacy receives $5.25 million gift from Utah’s ALSAM Foundation


Idaho State University’s College of Pharmacy has received a $5 million gift from The ALSAM Foundation to acquire more teaching and research space in the Treasure Valley and an additional $250,000 in pharmacy scholarships for minority students, ISU and ALSAM officials announced today.Skaggs

“With tremendous pride, I accept these gifts on behalf of Idaho State University and the College of Pharmacy,” said ISU President Arthur C. Vailas, PhD. “These generous donations from The ALSAM Foundation will serve as a catalyst in our efforts to provide quality education and fulfill our commitment to expand health-care education programs in the Treasure Valley.”

The ALSAM Foundation, a charitable organization based in Salt Lake City, is named in honor of L.S. “Sam” Skaggs and wife, Aline, who both have deep roots in Idaho. The foundation supports a variety of causes and organizations, and is committed to improving the lives of people around the world. [Read more…]