ISU Medical Laboratory Science, PMC to provide blood draws for ISU Health Fair

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Medical Laboratory Science program will join Portneuf Medical Center to provide blood draws for this year’s ISU Health Fair set March 17 and 18.

The ISU Health Fair, featuring more than 70 learning centers, health booths and displays, is open to the campus community and the public. Blood draws are available at the fair, and for the fair from March 1-31 from the ISU Medical Laboratory Science program and PMC.

The ISU Medical Laboratory Science Laboratory is located in Room 161 of Leonard Hall, where the College of Pharmacy is housed. The lab is located in the southeast corner of the building. Lab hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Participants can park at the curbside meters between the Idaho Museum of Natural History and the ISU Fine Arts Building. [Read more…]

Complete Idaho State Civic-Symphony survey and enter to win pair of tickets

POCATELLO — To help the Idaho State-Civic Symphony better serve the community, Idaho State University public relations students invite community members to participate in an online survey about the Idaho State-Civic Symphony, even if they have never attended the symphony before.

To participate in the survey, please go to This quick one-minute, eight-question survey is designed to gather information about current awareness of the symphony from community members in Pocatello and its surrounding areas. Survey participants will have the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to a future symphony concert. [Read more…]

Alumnus Rick Carron contributes to Idaho Virtualization Lab at the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University

Rick Carron

POCATELLO — Idaho State University alumnus Rick Carron is helping to make it possible for today’s ISU students to gain experience in a unique and specific field at the Idaho Virtualization Laboratory at the Idaho Museum of Natural History.

“Rick’s contributions are allowing our students to do an incredibly cool, unique and useful project,” said Frank Stewart, senior development officer for the College of Science and Engineering at ISU. “That project is virtualization.”

Carron, who now lives in Altadena, California, grew up in Pocatello and graduated from ISU with a bachelor’s degree in biology. His interest in the museum began at a young age after he found an amphibian and took it to the museum to find out more about it. [Read more…]

Idaho State-Civic Symphony “An Enchanted Evening-Broadway Hits and More” set March 11

Calland Metts

POCATELLO — “An Enchanted Evening – Broadway Hits and More” is the theme of the Idaho State-Civic Symphony Association’s concert and fundraiser at the Idaho State University Stephens Performing Arts Center on March 11.

The Idaho State-Civic Symphony Association will hold its annual raffle fundraising event and the symphony will perform with Broadway stars and guest artists Calland Metts and Sarah Lawrence for the annual Pops concert, “Timeless Broadway.” Raffle mania begins at 6:30 p.m., doors to the hall open at 7 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. [Read more…]

Idaho State University mission statement and core themes receive State Board approval

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s revised mission statement and core themes received approval by Idaho’s State Board of Education (SBOE) at the Feb. 18 board meeting held in Boise.

The mission and core theme approval are the first steps for the University in updating its strategic plan that will take place beginning July. The University sought a transparent and inclusive process that included opportunities for students, faculty and staff to provide feedback on drafts of the document. The Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment Council considered all of the feedback when completing the draft. [Read more…]

Come be part of Native American culture through ISU Native American Heritage Night March 5

POCATELLO— The Idaho State University Native American Heritage Night set 6 to 9 p.m. March 5 at the Pond Student Union provides guests with an opportunity to share Native American Culture and be a part of something special.

“Heritage night is one of our big events; it’s the opportunity to share our culture and share our dances,” said Layha Spoonhunter, president and reigning royalty of ISU Native Americans United. “We want to welcome all students, faculty, staff and public to come witness a culture that is vibrant and exciting.”

There will be authentic dancers, a Native American buffet, a special presentation by Native American youth and different cultural presentations. The keynote speaker is Mary Kim Titla, executive director at Unity Incorporated.
Native American Heritage Night is a fundraiser for the ISU spring pow-wow at Reed Gym and is sponsored by the ISU Native Americans United Club.

Tickets will be $10 for the public, $8 for ISU students and elders, and $9 for ISU faculty and staff.
For more information contact Spoonhunter at 307-240-1435.

Lunafest, short films for, by and about women, to be presented March 7

POCATELLO — The Idaho State University Gender Resource Center will sponsor the Lunafest film festival on March 7 in the Rendezvous Complex Suites on the ISU campus.

There will be two separate showings from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the community.

Lunafest trys to connect women through film. It is a festival of short films, which were created by, for and about women. This festival travels to show these award-winning films. This season’s films are filled with hope, reflection and humor. They are brought to campuses to raise awareness on various women’s issues for Women’s History Month. More than 175 cities will host the film festival and more than 25,000 will view the festival.

For more information, contact Megan Brauner at 208-282-3590 or email her at

Idaho State University Oboler Library annual book sale set March 12

POCATELLO — The Eli Oboler Library at Idaho State University will hold its annual book sale on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The book sale will take place in the library Student Lounge. All proceeds from the book sale will be dedicated to building the library’s collections and will benefit both ISU and community library users.

This year’s sale offers books of all types, on a wide variety of academic and popular topics, as well as works of popular and literary fiction. Most of the book-sale items originate with books donated to the library by faculty and other members of the community.

The library evaluates all donated books and identifies those which should be added to its collections. Those that are not destined to become part of the collections are set aside to be sold. The library annually adds between 1,000 and 2,000 volumes to its collections from donated materials.

For more information contact Cheryl Sebold at 208-282-3246 or email her at

Melaleuca Founder and CEO Frank Vandersloot to speak at Idaho State University College of Business Wells Fargo Speaker Series March 29

POCATELLO — Frank VanderSloot, CEO and founder of Melaleuca will speak on behalf of the Idaho State University College of Business’s Wells Fargo Speaker Series March 29.

Lunch will be served at noon followed by VanderSloot’s address from 12:20 – 1 p.m. in the Salmon River Suites of the Student Union Building on campus.

Wells Fargo has been a major supporter of all Professional Development activities and events at the College of Business, sponsoring six speakers throughout the course of three years as a free opportunity for College of Business students, alumni and the business community to gain inspiration and valuable insight from successful business people from around the state. [Read more…]

Basic physical and dental exams offered at ISU/Ada County Health Screening March 10

If you have no insurance or limited access to medical care, attend a free Community Health Screening event Thursday, March 10, 4-7 p.m. at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive.

The screening, sponsored by ISU-Meridian and Ada County, is for people 18 years and older. The Idaho Foodbank will provide free boxes of food.

Faculty and student clinicians will administer the health services which include: [Read more…]