‘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…]

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 https://goo.gl/1WEXSM. 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…]