Idaho State University to present Melanie Melendrez to discuss Zika and other diseases

POCATELLO—The Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University has invited guest speaker Melanie Melendrez to speak about Zika and other viruses that have been in the news recently.

The presentation will be Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. in Lecture Center 10 on the Idaho State University campus.

Melendrez is chief bioinformatics, lead scientist and viral disease branch manager for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Her presentation is titled “The Explosion of Zika, the Ebb and Flow of Dengue: The Shadow Games of Influenza.” The event is free and open to students of Idaho State University and the public.

‘Money Management for College Success’ presentation for ISU students set Feb. 22

POCATELLO — Central Academic Advising presents “Money Management for College Success” from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25 at Idaho State University Pond Student Union Building in the Heritage Room. All daily presentations will run from 10 to 10:50 a.m., 11 to 11:50 a.m. and 12 to 12:50 p.m.

Students will learn how to find part-time work, maximize banking services, make efficient use of financial aid packages and develop a realistic budget for now and the future.

For more information contact Nancy Goodman at Central Academic Advising at or 282-3277.

The Schedule for “Money Management for College Success” is as follows: [Read more…]

Doing your 2016 taxes doesn’t have to be boring; ISU VITA helps students file

Doing Your 2016 Taxes doesn’t have to be Boring

POCATELLO—Idaho State University’s College of Business has started its annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, VITA, program to help students of the university file their 2016 taxes.

The program is held Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. on the Idaho State University campus in the Rendezvous Building in Room 213. VITA will continue to run until March 17. [Read more…]

Free flu shots and physical exams offered at ISU/Ada County Health Screening Feb.18

If you’ve resolved to improve your health this year, but have no insurance or limited access to medical care, attend a free Community Health Screening event Thursday, Feb. 18, 4-7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2920 Cassia St., in Boise.

The screening, sponsored by the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center and Ada County, is for adults. The Idaho Foodbank will provide free boxes of food.

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

Idaho Museum of Natural History to host Masquerade Ball benefit Feb. 20; includes raffle

POCATELLO – The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University is hosting a Masquerade Ball benefit Feb.20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Juniper Hills Country Club.

The masquerade ball is a fundraising event to benefit the museum’s exhibits and programming. The evening will include dining, dancing, live and silent auctions and raffle prizes. Music will be provided by Steel Productions and Entertainment. Individual and group tickets are available for purchase at [Read more…]

Idaho State University National Girls and Women in Sports Day events set Feb. 19-20

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Reed Gymnasium.

This is the 17th year ISU has hosted this event.

ISU’s celebration will include free admission to the ISU Women’s Basketball game versus Southern Utah University for the first 300 kindergarten through fifth-grade girls and boys. Reduced admission of $3 is available for accompanying adults. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 300 kids, compliments of Portneuf Medical Center.

At the game’s halftime, the 2016 Trailblazer Award will be presented to Pauline Thiros, ISU associate vice president of development who has served in the Foundation Office since 1997. [Read more…]

Idaho State University Nepalese Night 2016 set Feb. 20

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Nepalese Night will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The 10th annual celebration aims to provide insight into Nepalese culture. Attendees can expect to see dance and musical performances, and different traditions representing each region of the country. [Read more…]

Idaho State University art department to host third annual Art a la Carte event on Feb. 18

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Department of Art will hold its third annual Art a la Carte event on Feb. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. to help raise money for scholarships and visiting artists. The event includes a chili feed and silent art auction.

The main event’s silent auction will allow participants to bid on art made by students, professors and alumni. Items being auctioned off include jewelry, prints, sculptures, paintings and embroidery. Examples include art professors Scott Evans’ print collages, Naomi Adams’ natural silk dye silk scarves and Laura Ahola-Young’s paintings. [Read more…]

Idaho State University professor Justin Stover looks to commemorate Irish history through events during spring semester

Justin Stover

POCATELLO – As a child, Idaho State University professor Justin Stover was immersed in Irish history and culture. It started from birth- his mother gave him the middle name “Dolan” after her Irish maiden name. Upon high school graduation, he knew he wanted to earn a living talking about Irish history. This spring, Stover plans to bring the Irish culture alive in Pocatello to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising.

“The 1916 Easter Rising is the defining moment of the Irish independence movement,” Stover said. “I am going to be in Idaho rather than Ireland, so why don’t we make the local, global, and put Idaho on the world stage.” [Read more…]