Junior Firefighting Camp: Raising the Next Generation of Heroes

All across America there is a vast shortage of men and women who bear the name Firefighter. The National Fire Protection Association reported, "The volunteer firefighter numbers for 2016 and 2017 are the lowest recorded levels since the NFPA began the survey in 1983." Never before has such a need for brave men and women existed.

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New Tricks: Utilizing Zoom for Idahoans’ Lifelong Learning

Sammy Rich on May 17, 2021 10:30:00 AM

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Did you know that residents of Idaho 50 and older can participate in lifelong learning programs, such as the New Knowledge Adventure (NKA) branches in Treasure Valley and Pocatello and the Friends for Learning (FFL) organization in Idaho Falls?

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Go With The Flow with Arts & Crafts

Sammy Rich on Jan 25, 2021 10:30:00 AM

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Did you know that the art of creating has more benefits than just being a fun hobby? There are several mental health benefits that come from making art.

The repetitive nature of making art has a similar effect on the brain as meditation, drawing the artist into something known as “flow.” First observed by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, flow is described as the feeling when someone is so completely absorbed by an activity that nothing else seems to matter.

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The Banjo: Far From The ‘Redneck’ Instrument

Sammy Rich on Sep 7, 2020 11:30:00 AM

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The banjo gets a bad reputation. People dismiss the instrument as a cheaper version of the guitar, meant only for rednecks who live next to the bayou and live off catfish while wrestling ‘gators. However, the banjo is more than just a guitar with some twang.

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More Than Just An Internship

Sammy Rich on Aug 17, 2020 12:28:48 PM

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Saroj Lamicchane in the first episode of his podcast, "givingBack."

Still new to the United States after leaving his home country of Nepal, Saroj Lamicchane began his first year of school at Idaho State University studying Business Informatics. Fast forward four years later and he is walking across the stage to receive a diploma for Multiplatform Journalism, optimistic about the road ahead.

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Why You Should Be Studying Online

Sammy Rich on Jun 22, 2020 10:15:00 AM

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This year has provided all of us with the opportunity for change. Be that getting more exercise, getting back into an old hobby, or preparing for a career change, planning to better your future is always a good thing. To meet that end, you might want to consider obtaining additional skills or continuing your education in a field that will lead to a rewarding, long-term career.

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Sugar: Not As Sweet As You'd Think

Brenna Hassing on Jan 6, 2020 9:15:00 AM

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Ah, the new year: that inevitable time of the year where your jeans are fitting tighter than usual after the abundance of rich holiday food. Whether you prefer the sweet or savory foods that fill holiday gatherings, you may just find yourself craving more after you have sworn you’ve had the last bite.

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NKA and CEWT to Host Older Adults Open House

ISU CEWT on Nov 29, 2019 9:30:00 AM

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POCATELLO – New Knowledge Adventures (NKA) and Idaho State University (ISU)’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT) are inviting anybody 50 or older to visit the Older Adults Open House on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Finding Strength Through Resiliency

Sammy Rich on Sep 30, 2019 10:15:00 AM

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Chad Bannister, Bannock County Deputy Sheriff, speaks with RaeLyn Price, Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT)’s Health Programs Coordinator, during the recording of CEWT’s podcast, CEWT Talk.

Idaho State University’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT) is collaborating with community partners to provide a Mental Health Resource Fair on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. located at 777 Memorial Drive in the R.F.C Building # 48 on the ISU Campus.

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Why You Should Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

Sammy Rich on Sep 23, 2019 9:45:00 AM

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No matter who you are from the seasoned athlete, to someone who shudders at the thought of stepping on a treadmill anyone can bust a move and have fun doing so. More than its fun factor, though, dancing has some special benefits that you might not have given much thought to.

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