‘Spring into Nutrition’ at ISU with a Health and Wellness Fair by Phi Upsilon Omicron set March 12

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron will host a free health and wellness fair titled, “Spring into Nutrition,” on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The family event will be located in Albion Hall on the university campus, 1556 Terry St., Building 61.

Ms. Idaho and ISU alumna Pauline Hannan will teach fun fitness activities and there will be kid’s nutrition education at each booth. In addition, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will give a proclamation at 10:30 a.m. [Read more…]

Idaho State University MILES researchers play key role in City of Pocatello River Vision Study

Raymond Park concept image for the Portneuf River Vision Study. ( Army Corps of Engineers concept for Pocatello)

POCATELLO – By providing input and informational tools Idaho State University researchers are assisting the citizens of Pocatello to create a new vision and plans for the Portneuf River running through the city.

Now confined largely to a concrete channel as it flows through town, the Portneuf River may one day be freer flowing, bordered by walkways, parks or other improvements envisioned by planners.

ISU researchers active in the National Science Foundation’s Managing Idaho’s Landscapes for Ecosystem Services (MILES) project have lent their expertise and knowledge to the City of Pocatello’s Portneuf River Vision Study, a research project funded by U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

The goal of the river vision project is to create a comprehensive plan for the Portneuf River from the Portneuf ‘Gap’ on the south edge of the city, downstream to the Fort Hall Indian Reservation boundary at Siphon Road.

“The City of Pocatello wants to restore the river and improve the quality of life for Pocatello and still meet flood control needs,” said Hannah Sanger, City of Pocatello science and environment division manager and lead on the city’s Portneuf River Vision Study. [Read more…]

Families with fighting siblings age 4-11 sought for Idaho State University Psychology Clinic study

POCATELLO – Families with two or more children ages 4-11 who physically fight on a regular basis are sought for the Sibling Aggression Project clinical study being conducted by the Idaho State University Psychology Clinic.

“This research focuses on sibling fighting and exploring ways to help those kids and families manage routine conflicts,” said Stephanie Babbitt M.S., an ISU clinical psychology doctoral student, supervised by Mark Roberts Ph.D., ISU professor of clinical psychology.

“We’re trying to give children strategies other than being physically aggressive to solve their problems,” Babbitt said.

The Sibling Aggression Project will focus on two “evidence-based treatment” strategies for decreasing sibling aggression to try to determine which strategy is more effective. Participants will randomly be assigned one of the two strategies. [Read more…]

Irish Musician Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhride featured March 5 at College Market

POCATELLO – Misneach, Idaho State University’s student Irish club, will host Seacht ain na Gaeilge (Irish language week) with singer Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhride at the College Market on Saturday, March 5, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Doimnic mac giolla bhride is an internationally acclaimed Irish musician and traditional sean-nos singer from Donegal, Ireland. This is his first American tour of the West.

Tickets are $5 at the door. The Butcher’s Block will be serving alcoholic beverages for this event, so please bring your I.D.

For more information, email Seamus O’Suilleabhain at osulsea2@isu.edu or call the College Market at (208) 232-3993.

ISU Season of Note will present Barrage 8 March 25 at the Stephens Performing Arts Center

Barrage 8 poster

POCATELLO — Idaho State University’s “A Season of Note” series will present “Barrage 8” March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in the Jensen Grand Hall.

“Barrage 8” is the latest project from John Crozman, Dean Marshall and Tony Moors, the original creators of the hit show “Barrage.” Utilizing the same energy, panache and innovative stage performance that Barrage was known for, “Barrage 8,” features all the instruments in the modern string family. [Read more…]