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…]

I Chose ISU: Chandra Price, Career Path Intern with a double major

Chandra Price

Idaho State University’s Chandra Price is dedicated to helping people rebound from physical injury or illness and improving access to quality health care for underserved Idahoans.

She’s scheduled to graduate in spring 2016 with two degrees—an associate degree that will enable her to work as a physical therapist assistant and a bachelor’s degree in health care administration. As a PT assistant, she’ll work under the supervision of a physical therapist, helping with patient assessments and carrying out treatment programs to assist with patient rehabilitation. [Read more…]

Idaho State University affiliates with new Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Idaho Office of the Governor issued this press release and fact sheet on Feb. 25
Media contact: Jon Hanian, Press Secretary, Executive Office of the Governor, NEWS RELEASE, (208) 334-2100


(BOISE) – With approval from the State Board of Education, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced a new public-private partnership today to create Idaho’s first four-year medical school at Idaho State University’s Meridian Health Science Center.

The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) will be led by Dr. Robert Hasty, founding dean and chief academic officer. John Goodnow will support the new school’s direction as its president and executive board member. The privately funded school will be governed by a board of trustees consisting of local and regional physicians and healthcare executives. The ICOM will undergo an accreditation process through the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, and classes are expected to begin in August 2018.

“I’m confident that this groundbreaking partnership will benefit the health and wellbeing of citizens throughout Idaho and the region by helping to address our shortage of primary care physicians – especially in Idaho’s underserved rural communities,” the Governor said, citing the potential educational and economic benefits. “This is a golden opportunity for us to train more healthcare professionals to meet our statewide needs while also attracting more Idaho students into the growing healthcare field. It’s a once-in-a-generation chance for Idaho to address both our desire for better career opportunities for Idaho students and our need for more physicians.” [Read more…]

Idaho State University Pinyon Jay Press to host visiting artist Kerri Cushman

Event flyer

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s new Pinyon Jay Press will host visiting artist Kerri Cushman on March 2 and 3.

Cushman is a sculptural book artist and avid papermaker with an affinity for letterpress, and a professor at Longwood University in Virginia.

The Pinyon Jay Press is a collaborative venture between ISU’s Department of Communication, Media and Persuasion, the Department of English and Philosophy and the Department of Art. The press is housed in the VisComm Experimental Lab in the Liberal Arts Building. It provides faculty and students the opportunity to learn the art of fine letterpress printing and to explore various forms of expression that involve image, text or a combination of the two. [Read more…]

HALO presents “Caminando la Tierra Mexicana” Feb. 27; event features food, entertainment, dancing

POCATELLO — Idaho State University’s Hispanic Awareness Leadership Organization will host “Caminando la Tierra Mexicana (Walking through the Mexican Land)” Feb. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

Prices for tickets purchased in advance are $5 for ISU students, $7 for ISU faculty and staff and $8 for the general public. Tickets purchased at the door will be $8 for all guests.

“Caminando la Tierra Mexicana” features Mexican food, cultural entertainment and dancing.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at tables located near the food court of the Pond Student Union and on the main floor of Rendezvous Complex.

For more information call Julia Garcia at 208-249-8848 at or email her at

Idaho State University Humanities Cafe to be held March 3

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Departments of Global Studies and Languages and Communication, Media, and Persuasion will host the fourth Humanities Cafe of the 2015-16 series on March 3 at 6 p.m. at the Portneuf Valley Brewery.

This year’s theme is “Identity.”

This café will be devoted to “Gender & Sexuality,” and will feature presentations on “Everyday Reconstructions: My Experience as a Genderqueer Artist” by Rebecca Merkley, ISU graduate teaching assistant, ISU Department of Art; “Who gets to choose? The future of gender and sexual identity” by Jeremey N. Thomas, assistant professor sociology; and “The ‘Not Yet Pregnant’: The Impact of Narratives on Infertility Identity and Reproductive Policy” by Kellee J. Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of political science.

The event is free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m. and the program will start at 6:30 p.m. The Portneuf Valley Brewery is located at 615 S. First Ave.

For any questions, please contact Carmen Febles ( or Jasun Carr (