Complete Idaho State Civic-Symphony survey and enter to win pair of tickets

POCATELLO — To help the Idaho State-Civic Symphony better serve the community, Idaho State University public relations students invite community members to participate in an online survey about the Idaho State-Civic Symphony, even if they have never attended the symphony before.

To participate in the survey, please go to This quick one-minute, eight-question survey is designed to gather information about current awareness of the symphony from community members in Pocatello and its surrounding areas. Survey participants will have the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to a future symphony concert. [Read more…]

Alumnus Rick Carron contributes to Idaho Virtualization Lab at the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University

Rick Carron

POCATELLO — Idaho State University alumnus Rick Carron is helping to make it possible for today’s ISU students to gain experience in a unique and specific field at the Idaho Virtualization Laboratory at the Idaho Museum of Natural History.

“Rick’s contributions are allowing our students to do an incredibly cool, unique and useful project,” said Frank Stewart, senior development officer for the College of Science and Engineering at ISU. “That project is virtualization.”

Carron, who now lives in Altadena, California, grew up in Pocatello and graduated from ISU with a bachelor’s degree in biology. His interest in the museum began at a young age after he found an amphibian and took it to the museum to find out more about it. [Read more…]

Idaho State-Civic Symphony “An Enchanted Evening-Broadway Hits and More” set March 11

Calland Metts

POCATELLO — “An Enchanted Evening – Broadway Hits and More” is the theme of the Idaho State-Civic Symphony Association’s concert and fundraiser at the Idaho State University Stephens Performing Arts Center on March 11.

The Idaho State-Civic Symphony Association will hold its annual raffle fundraising event and the symphony will perform with Broadway stars and guest artists Calland Metts and Sarah Lawrence for the annual Pops concert, “Timeless Broadway.” Raffle mania begins at 6:30 p.m., doors to the hall open at 7 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. [Read more…]

Come be part of Native American culture through ISU Native American Heritage Night March 5

POCATELLO— The Idaho State University Native American Heritage Night set 6 to 9 p.m. March 5 at the Pond Student Union provides guests with an opportunity to share Native American Culture and be a part of something special.

“Heritage night is one of our big events; it’s the opportunity to share our culture and share our dances,” said Layha Spoonhunter, president and reigning royalty of ISU Native Americans United. “We want to welcome all students, faculty, staff and public to come witness a culture that is vibrant and exciting.”

There will be authentic dancers, a Native American buffet, a special presentation by Native American youth and different cultural presentations. The keynote speaker is Mary Kim Titla, executive director at Unity Incorporated.
Native American Heritage Night is a fundraiser for the ISU spring pow-wow at Reed Gym and is sponsored by the ISU Native Americans United Club.

Tickets will be $10 for the public, $8 for ISU students and elders, and $9 for ISU faculty and staff.
For more information contact Spoonhunter at 307-240-1435.

Melaleuca Founder and CEO Frank Vandersloot to speak at Idaho State University College of Business Wells Fargo Speaker Series March 29

POCATELLO — Frank VanderSloot, CEO and founder of Melaleuca will speak on behalf of the Idaho State University College of Business’s Wells Fargo Speaker Series March 29.

Lunch will be served at noon followed by VanderSloot’s address from 12:20 – 1 p.m. in the Salmon River Suites of the Student Union Building on campus.

Wells Fargo has been a major supporter of all Professional Development activities and events at the College of Business, sponsoring six speakers throughout the course of three years as a free opportunity for College of Business students, alumni and the business community to gain inspiration and valuable insight from successful business people from around the state. [Read more…]

I Chose ISU: Chandra Price, Career Path Intern with a double major

Chandra Price

Idaho State University’s Chandra Price is dedicated to helping people rebound from physical injury or illness and improving access to quality health care for underserved Idahoans.

She’s scheduled to graduate in spring 2016 with two degrees—an associate degree that will enable her to work as a physical therapist assistant and a bachelor’s degree in health care administration. As a PT assistant, she’ll work under the supervision of a physical therapist, helping with patient assessments and carrying out treatment programs to assist with patient rehabilitation. [Read more…]

Idaho State University Pinyon Jay Press to host visiting artist Kerri Cushman

Event flyer

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s new Pinyon Jay Press will host visiting artist Kerri Cushman on March 2 and 3.

Cushman is a sculptural book artist and avid papermaker with an affinity for letterpress, and a professor at Longwood University in Virginia.

The Pinyon Jay Press is a collaborative venture between ISU’s Department of Communication, Media and Persuasion, the Department of English and Philosophy and the Department of Art. The press is housed in the VisComm Experimental Lab in the Liberal Arts Building. It provides faculty and students the opportunity to learn the art of fine letterpress printing and to explore various forms of expression that involve image, text or a combination of the two. [Read more…]

HALO presents “Caminando la Tierra Mexicana” Feb. 27; event features food, entertainment, dancing

POCATELLO — Idaho State University’s Hispanic Awareness Leadership Organization will host “Caminando la Tierra Mexicana (Walking through the Mexican Land)” Feb. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

Prices for tickets purchased in advance are $5 for ISU students, $7 for ISU faculty and staff and $8 for the general public. Tickets purchased at the door will be $8 for all guests.

“Caminando la Tierra Mexicana” features Mexican food, cultural entertainment and dancing.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at tables located near the food court of the Pond Student Union and on the main floor of Rendezvous Complex.

For more information call Julia Garcia at 208-249-8848 at or email her at

Idaho State University Humanities Cafe to be held March 3

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Departments of Global Studies and Languages and Communication, Media, and Persuasion will host the fourth Humanities Cafe of the 2015-16 series on March 3 at 6 p.m. at the Portneuf Valley Brewery.

This year’s theme is “Identity.”

This café will be devoted to “Gender & Sexuality,” and will feature presentations on “Everyday Reconstructions: My Experience as a Genderqueer Artist” by Rebecca Merkley, ISU graduate teaching assistant, ISU Department of Art; “Who gets to choose? The future of gender and sexual identity” by Jeremey N. Thomas, assistant professor sociology; and “The ‘Not Yet Pregnant’: The Impact of Narratives on Infertility Identity and Reproductive Policy” by Kellee J. Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of political science.

The event is free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m. and the program will start at 6:30 p.m. The Portneuf Valley Brewery is located at 615 S. First Ave.

For any questions, please contact Carmen Febles ( or Jasun Carr (

ISU International Night 2016 set for March 12 in Pocatello


POCATELLO – The Idaho State University International Student Association invites all of Pocatello and the surrounding communities to experience and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of ISU at International Night 2016 on Saturday, March 12, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the event officially kicks off at 7 p.m. [Read more…]