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ISU’s Idaho Museum of Natural History Prehistoric Tree Trimmings Family Fun Day set Dec. 17
POCATELLO – The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University will host the Prehistoric Tree Trimmings Family Fun Day Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon in the museum’s Discovery Room.
Magician Michael Carbonaro to perform live Feb. 18 at Stephens Center; Tickets on sale Dec. 9
POCATELLO – Idaho State University will host magician Michael Carbonaro at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. and tickets go on sale Dec. 9.
ISU researcher Michael Meyers publishes study showing lower rates of injury for collegiate men soccer players playing on FieldTurf versus natural grass
POCATELLO – Idaho State University researcher Michael Meyers has published research findings that conclude there is a significantly lower injury rate for collegiate men’s soccer athletes playing on FieldTurf, a type of artificial turf, versus playing on natural grass.
Students to Unveil Idaho State University History Book at Dec. 5 Reception
ISU doctoral student Rick Richardson investigates using 3-D topographic maps to teach spatial thinking skills, measure mental effort
POCATELLO – Idaho State University Instructional Design and Technology Ph.D. candidate Rick Richardson is investigating the use of topographic maps to teach spatial thinking skills and measure the total amount of participants’ mental effort, known as cognitive load.
Key Log Rolling event set Dec. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m.
POCATELLO – Idaho State University will host a free Key Log Rolling event Dec. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Reed Gymnasium’s pool.
ISU 2016 Angel Tree Project seeks gift donors for children of ISU students in need
POCATELLO – People interested in offering Christmas gift support for children of current Idaho State University students have until Dec. 9 to sponsor a child in need.
Idaho State University to host Philosophy for the Public lecture series Dec. 1
POCATELLO – James Norris, adjunct instructor of philosophy at Idaho State University, will present “A Plato Paper: The Problem with Philosopher-Kings” at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at the College Market in Pocatello.
Idaho State-Civic Symphony to present holiday classic concert “Joy to the World: an ISU Christmas” on Dec. 9 and 10
POCATELLO – The Idaho State-Civic Symphony will join the Idaho State University Camerata Choirs and ISU Choirs to present the “Joy to the World: an ISU Christmas” concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10 in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
College of Business and ISU Foundation launch annual fundraising campaign
The Idaho State University College of Business and ISU Foundation office are hoping to raise $50,000 for technology and equipment upgrades through their annual fundraising campaign.
Idaho State University seeks input on proposed Strategic Plan vision statement
Idaho State University invites members of the public to share feedback and comments regarding the 2018-2022 University Strategic Plan’s proposed vision statement. The proposed vision statement will guide University decisions for the next five years.
Idaho State University emerita professor Susan Swetnam publishes eighth book about Christmas traditions
POCATELLO – Christmas is coming, but retired English Professor Susan Swetnam wants people to slow down and embrace Advent, the season that has preceded Christmas in Christian churches from the sixth century through today. For this reason, she recently published her eighth book, “A Season of Little Sacraments, Christmas Commotion/Advent Grace” with Liturgical Press of Collegeville, Minnesota.
Free flu shots and basic physical exams offered at ISU/Ada County Health Screening Dec. 8
Free flu shots, basic physical and dental exams, and onsite testing for blood sugar levels and cholesterol are included in free services offered at a community health screening Thursday, Dec. 8, 4-7 p.m., at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive in Meridian.
Idaho State University Choirs to perform holiday music concert on Dec. 2
POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Choirs will present a concert of holiday music on Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church on Seventh Avenue South and Lewis Street.
Night of Drums set Dec. 3 at Pond Student Union Ballroom
POCATELLO – Night of Drums will feature three different groups drumming and dancing at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Ballroom.
ISU’s Season of Note to present Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas, starring Michelle Berting Brett, on Dec. 15
POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s 2016-17 ‘Season of Note’ concert series will feature Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas starring Michelle Berting Brett at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall.
ISU switching to new math placement test; Beginning Nov. 30 ALEKS replaces Compass Placement Exam
POCATELLO – Beginning Nov. 30, Idaho State University will use the Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) placement exam as its newest and primary assessment tool for placing students into mathematics classes.
Idaho State University Student Activities Board to host “Christmas Around the World” on Dec. 3
POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Student Activities Board will host “Christmas Around the World” on Saturday, Dec. 3.
Dead Week Relief set Dec. 5-8
POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Union Program Council and Student Activities Board will host Dead Week Relief events Dec. 5-8 in the Student Union Quad Lounge.
2016 National Outdoor Book Award winners announced by Idaho State University
NOTE: Color scans (print quality), complete reviews, and other supplementary art work may be downloaded from: http://www.noba-web.org/bookrel16.htm
Jennifer Hackwith new coordinator of accelerated nursing program
POCATELLO – Jennifer Hackwith is the new coordinator of Idaho State University’s accelerated nursing program, which allows students to earn a second bachelor’s degree in an intensive 12-month program.
Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Letters announces remaining November events
POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Letters will present five concerts and six art exhibits through the remainder of November. More information on the events can be found at isu.edu/cal or by contacting Melissa Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 282-1404.
Idaho State University announces Dylan Childress as 2016 Holiday Greeting Card Contest winner, Justin Anderson runner-up
POCATELLO — Dylan Childress, a senior majoring in art at Idaho State University, won a $1,000 prize for his winning holiday card design that will appear on the front of ISU’s official 2016 holiday greeting card.
Idaho State University School of Performing Arts to present magical production of “Narnia”
POCATELLO — Idaho State University’s School of Performing Arts will perform a musical adaptation of the magical story “Narnia” on Dec. 1, 3, 5, 9 and 10 in the Beverly B. Bistline Theatre in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
ISU Human Performance Lab interns make headway in their research efforts
POCATELLO – Idaho State University career path interns in the Sport Science and Physical Education Department are making headway completing research on a variety of projects, testing athletic psychological and physical skills to pain coping skills.