Archive for March, 2013

Regular Library Hours Resume March 31

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Library hours Saturday are noon – 6   pm.  Regular semester Library hours resume Sunday, March 31.

General Hours

Monday – Thursday
7:30 a.m. – Midnight

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. – Midnight

Back to the grind people!

I S U Health Fair 2013

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

The Idaho State University Health Fair 2013 – celebrating its 33rd year – is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 21-22, and will feature more than 65 learning centers on a variety of health issues and blood draws.

Examples of services offered at the fair include everything from body-fat screenings and tests of grip strength, to nervous system evaluations and home health and hospice information. Other learning centers will provide blood pressure readings and hearing screening tests, to name a few. For complete information on the fair visit

The annual free Health Fair is sponsored by the ISU Division of Health Sciences and Portneuf Medical Center. It will be held in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom.

Portneuf Medical Center (PMC) will provide laboratory services and blood draws at the fair on March 21-22. Blood draws are also be available on a walk-in basis from 7 to 11 a.m. daily from March 1 to March 30 at the PMC lab located at 777 Hospital Way with access to the lab through the main entrance. A 14-hour fast is required prior to a blood draw for the lipid profile and general chemistry profile.

Participants who had their blood drawn on or before March 15 can pick up their blood profile results at the ISU Health Fair where health care professionals will help interpret results. If you have your blood drawn after March 15 or at the Health Fair, your results will be mailed to you.

PMC offers a general health blood profile for $43. The screening will include a chemistry profile, assessments for cardiac risk based on cholesterol levels, a complete blood count and a thyroid screen. Optional tests include a $22 confidential HIV screening and a $18 prostate antigen test. Other tests that will be offered this year include thyroid function screen for $16, iron level for $5, uric acid level for $5, glycohemoglobin for $27; insulin level for $25; and vitamin D level for $18, a test for osteoporosis, $17.

Last year’s Health Fair featured more than 65 learning centers, providing services to more than 800 participants. ISU dental hygiene, nursing and pharmacy students will be available for consultation on medications, healthy teeth and gums, nutrition as well as other health-related topics.

On the day of the Health Fair during fair hours attendees can park in the Pond Student Union parking lot.

For more information, contact Stephen Wright, or 208-282-2325, or visit

Celebrate Idaho State !

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Get poppin’ at the ISU Library!  That’s our theme as we participate in the third annual Celebrate Idaho State.  This CommUniversity event will feature more than 120 groups providing a variety of free food, entertainment, art, culture, information, and scientific displays and demonstrations from 4 to 7 p.m. today,  March 19.  The Event is set up in and near the ISU Pond Student Union.

We have all kinds of resources available to students and the community!  Come by,  get some popcorn and learn about our services!  We will be set up in the ballroom.  Just follow your nose and look for the popcorn wagon!


Spring Break Hours

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Spring Break

March 23 & 24, Saturday & Sunday         CLOSED
March 25 – 29, Monday – Friday         7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
March 30, Saturday         12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Seriously Amazing

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Seriously Amazing is one of the Smithsonian Institute’s newest online resources.  Amazing facts abound!  A cat breed that likes the water?  Click >   No fraidy-cats when it comes to water

From their website:

The Smithsonian asks and answers questions about science, art, history and culture, exciting the learning in everyone, every day.

Our experts share their ideas and our treasures through our museums, research centers and libraries; on our websites, magazines and media channels; and with partners across America and around the globe. We learn in all different ways, with all different kinds of people.

We created seven quirky characters to symbolize the questions the Smithsonian asks and answers every day:

  • The Wild represents the diversity of the animal kingdom
  • The Mash-Up stands for the ways people share culture
  • The Green reflects the wonder of the natural landscape
  • The New is where technology and creativity collide
  • The Masterpiece embodies artistic expression
  • The Storyteller is about America, its people and the tales they tell
  • The Discoverer explores our world and the universe

These characters help us show why Smithsonian is Seriously Amazing! 

Click here and start exploring!

Play Golf at the Library Today!

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Mini Golf is in full swing and we’re having a lot of fun!  You can play until 3 pm this afternoon!  The course is set up throughout the building book stacks, stair well and study areas!

This is the 18th hole sponsored by the ISU Division of Health Sciences.  It has been the favorite of the families  with small children playing through!

Take a study break and support the Library!


David L. Combs Reception Tonight

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Please join us as we honor our visiting artist David L. Combs at a reception tonight from 7 – 8:30 pm.

The paintings in this show are primarily his private work and consist of watercolor landscapes of the Norwegian coast and local mountain scenery garnered from years of hiking.

Explore the landscapes of these regions on the maps displayed with the art and take a mini-vacation this evening!