Benedicte Wrensted Photograph Collection of Fort Hall Indian Reservation available online

POCATELLO — The Benedicte Wrensted Photograph Collection of Fort Hall Indian Reservation photographs owned by the Idaho Museum of Natural History has been digitized and is now accessible online.

This project was completed by Matthew Bingman, an intern from the Idaho State University Department of History, who is working in Special Collections and Archives, Eli M. Oboler Library at Idaho State University this semester.

To view the collection and for more information visit [Read more…]

Idaho State University student named ‘Miss Africa Idaho 2015’

Idaho State University student Alma Jam,  Miss Africa Idaho 2015

POCATELLO – At the age of 10, Alma Jam crossed the Atlantic Ocean with her family to Pocatello to follow her father’s journey of obtaining a Ph.D. Jam, her mother and three sisters moved from Cameroon, West Africa, to Idaho while her father finished his education in political science at Idaho State University. At the age of 24, Jam now has dreams of travelling back to Africa and helping the country that she came from.

Jam is currently a master’s student in sociology at ISU. In September, Jam participated in the second annual Miss Africa Idaho, and surprised everyone, including herself, with a win.

The pageant is part of the Miss Africa Idaho Scholarship Program put on by GK Folks Foundation. This foundation is a non-profit organization in Utah and Idaho with the strong focus of providing educational and entrepreneurial resource opportunities for African students. [Read more…]

‘Hairstory – Herstory’ an art show by Jill Annie Margaret to be presented at ISU

POCATELLO—The Idaho State University Gender Resource Center and College of Fine Arts will host “Hairstory – Herstory,” an art show by Jill Annie Margaret.

The exhibit will be in the Transition Gallery on the lower floor of the Pond Student Union from Feb.16 through March 18.

An exhibit opening is set Feb. 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., where the artist will give a presentation of her work starting at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. [Read more…]

Idaho State University’s 2016 Spring Career Fair set Feb. 17

POCATELLO—The Idaho State University Career Center is hosting the Spring Career Fair Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom at Idaho State University.

This Career Fair focuses on helping students and alumni find full-time and part-time jobs, internships and summer employment. It provides students and alumni with an opportunity to network with recruiters and gather information that will aid in planning their career.

The event is free and open to the public. Dress professionally and bring copies of personal resumes.

To view a list of employers attending, please visit, click on Career Fairs and Events, then Students.

For more information contact the Idaho State University Career Center at 208-282-2380.

Country star Terri Clark to perform solo acoustic show Feb. 25 at Idaho State University

Terry Clark

POCATELLO — Terri Clark will put on a show with Aaron Tippin’ at Idaho State University’s Stephens Performing Arts Center Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

“I hope people leave having the greatest time they have ever had that’s my goal,” Clark said. “I want people to forget their cares and worries of the world for a short time.”

The show is sure to be unique for Clark fans because she will be performing solo without the band.

“If anybody has seen me play with the band and they enjoyed that then they are going to get a completely different show when I am by myself,” Clark said. “It’s very personable lots of talking, lots of joking, sometimes I will get the audience involved you’re going to hear a lot of familiar songs with a completely different experience.” [Read more…]

Idaho State University School of Performing Arts to perform classic play “Guys and Dolls”

Student actors getting ready for "Guys and Dolls" performance. Photomontage by Julie Hillebrant

POCATELLO – Students at Idaho State University will combine their talents in both music and theatre for the production of “Guys and Dolls” beginning Feb. 26 in the Beverly B. Bistline Theatre in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

“Guys & Dolls” will only have five performances on Feb. 26 and 27, March 3, 4 and 5.

The musical is based on Damon Runyon’s stories, and features close to 30 students from ISU’s School of Performing Arts. The play is directed by Vanessa Ballam, assistant professor of theatre and head of acting at ISU, with the musical direction of Kathleen Lane, professor of music. [Read more…]

‘Wrenched’ film and panel discussion on Edward Abbey set at ISU Feb. 18

POCATELLO – A showing of the film “Wrenched” and a panel discussion on the legacy of environmental activist Edward Abbey will be held Feb. 18 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Wood River Room.

Abbey fought for decades to preserve desert habitat in Utah and Arizona. He argued for extreme action, even sabotage, against the forces of development along the Colorado River, especially in what is now the Lake Powell area.

The film “Wrenched,” playing off the title of Abbey’s novel “The Monkey Wrench Gang,” examines the charged legacy of Abbey’s writings and personal life story.

Following the hour-long screening of Wrenched, the following panelists will discuss the efficacy of Abbey’s methods and the challenges of habitat preservation: [Read more…]

‘Money Management for College Success’ presentation for ISU students set Feb. 22

POCATELLO — Central Academic Advising presents “Money Management for College Success” from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25 at Idaho State University Pond Student Union Building in the Heritage Room. All daily presentations will run from 10 to 10:50 a.m., 11 to 11:50 a.m. and 12 to 12:50 p.m.

Students will learn how to find part-time work, maximize banking services, make efficient use of financial aid packages and develop a realistic budget for now and the future.

For more information contact Nancy Goodman at Central Academic Advising at or 282-3277.

The Schedule for “Money Management for College Success” is as follows: [Read more…]

Doing your 2016 taxes doesn’t have to be boring; ISU VITA helps students file

Doing Your 2016 Taxes doesn’t have to be Boring

POCATELLO—Idaho State University’s College of Business has started its annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, VITA, program to help students of the university file their 2016 taxes.

The program is held Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. on the Idaho State University campus in the Rendezvous Building in Room 213. VITA will continue to run until March 17. [Read more…]