Idaho State University to host Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Nov. 16; four ISU students auditioning

Idaho State University will host the Metropolitan Opera National Council district audition, which is the preliminary tryout for the most prestigious opera company in the United States, on Nov. 16.

The auditions, open to public, will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at 10 a.m., in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall of the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. [Read more…]

Idaho State University will host Opera Week in mid-November; highlights include MET auditions, Idaho Opera performance

Highlights of Idaho State University’s mid-November Opera Week include a performance by Idaho Opera and ISU hosting the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions.

On Nov. 14, Idaho State University’s Season of Note concert series will host Opera Idaho’s production of Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” at Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. This will be the first time a full-length opera has been presented in the hall. “Figar” will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. [Read more…]

Idaho State University gears up to further “green” efforts: 350 new recycle bins to be placed in classrooms

Idaho State University Facilities Services, Associated Students of Idaho State University (ASISU), and the Green Up club are teaming up to implement 350 new recycle bins, one in every classroom, through a $1,100 grant from the Coca-Cola Company.

Three years ago, ISU Facilities Services began the recycling program. The program was run by custodians who took on the extra role of gathering recyclable materials daily and sorting it weekly. In addition, facilities services purchased two John Deere Gators which run on biodiesel made from recycled cooking oil collected from the College of Technology kitchen, Garrison Hall and the Pond Student Union. [Read more…]