Regarding Social Media in the Classroom

Isaac Dayley on Sep 20, 2021 9:43:00 AM

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Conversation around social media just a decade ago looked very different from today. Whereas before, this article might have started with a discussion of how fast social media use was growing, it now has to acknowledge how widespread it is (seven-in-ten adult Americans use it). Where once social media was nothing more than a new fad, it has now become a regular part of our daily lives.

So rather than bemoan how social media has taken over, we can instead learn how to utilize it better. Starting with its use in the classroom.

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How Covid-19 has Impacted the Skilled Trades Industry

Isaac Dayley on Sep 13, 2021 9:21:00 AM

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This is Part 3 in a three-part series on Covid-19's impact on the economy, nationally and locally. Part 1, "Covid-19's Economic Impact on the United States and Idaho", can be found here. Part 2, "How Covid-19 has Impacted Idaho's Healthcare System", can be found here.

A decision had to be made at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic: what industries would be considered essential?

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How Covid-19 has Impacted Idaho's Healthcare System

Isaac Dayley on Sep 6, 2021 10:17:00 AM

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This is Part 2 in a three-part series on Covid-19's impact on the economy, nationally and locally. Part 1, "Covid-19's Economic Impact on the United States and Idaho", can be found here. Part 3, "How Covid-19 has Impacted the Skilled Trades Industry", can be found here.

There is perhaps no industry more affected by Covid-19 than healthcare.

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Covid-19's Economic Impact on the United States and Idaho

Isaac Dayley on Aug 30, 2021 9:59:00 AM

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This is Part 1 in a three-part series on Covid-19's impact on the economy, nationally and locally. Part 2, "How Covid-19 has Impacted Idaho's Healthcare System", can be found here. Part 3, "How Covid-19 has Impacted the Skilled Trades Industry", can be found here.

Our lives came screeching to a halt over a year ago. Many of us lost jobs, delayed education, and struggled financially. In addition to our health, Covid-19—and the subsequent lock downs and quarantines—affected the US economy. Those effects were felt both on a personal and national level.

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The Benefits of Telehealth in a Pandemic World

Isaac Dayley on Aug 23, 2021 10:03:00 AM

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Covid-19 continues to change the way all of us interact with each other. While we may no longer be in lockdown, we are still forced to find new ways to accomplish our jobs and education, interact with each other socially, and even look after ourselves.

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Financial Literacy is Possible

Isaac Dayley on Aug 16, 2021 9:53:18 AM

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Professor Chris Chatwin loves finances.

As the Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance at the College of Business at Idaho State University, that makes sense, but his love goes deeper. “I love the ability to have an understanding of money. Not a hate for money, but an understanding of ‘what does money mean to me’. I love having an understanding of how I can use my own personal finances to not be entrapped.”

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Dr. Meesha Iqbal: Invested in Public Health

Isaac Dayley on Aug 9, 2021 10:53:14 AM

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In 2005, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Kashmir in Pakistan, killing approximately 90,000 people and leaving 3.5 million more homeless. To this day, it is still considered the deadliest earthquake to have hit not just Pakistan, but all of South Asia.

At the time, Dr. Meesha Iqbal was a medical student in Pakistan. She witnessed the rebuilding of hospitals and healthcare systems in the aftermath of the quake. Her father led the rescue teams and the military hospital of the area as the commanding officer. Throughout the chaos she came to an important realization: while the medical professionals might be prepared for disaster, the system itself was not.

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2021 Fall Semester Registration Now Open

Summer is quickly coming to an end. As school starts back up and vacations come to a close, Idaho State University’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT) invites you this fall to learn a new skill, develop a lifelong passion, or further your education.

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Dr. Henry Oh: A World-Record Holder and Lifelong Learner

Isaac Dayley on Jul 26, 2021 9:53:00 AM

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July 19th has become a significant day for Dr. Henry Oh.

Working right here at our local Idaho State University, Dr. Henry Oh is one of the most accomplished people you could ever meet. He is the Department Chair and Clinical Professor of Health Occupations in the College of Technology, a lifelong learner and teacher, and now, a world-record holder.

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The Wonderful (and Rather Dubious) Connection Between Plants and Music

Isaac Dayley on Jul 19, 2021 9:57:00 AM

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If you’ve ever had a houseplant before, you’ve probably heard the advice to talk to the plant, or let it listen to music. This idea has been around so long that it can seem natural to do so. But if you stop and think about it, can plants ‘listen’ to us? And is there any evidence backing this long-standing claim?

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