Charles Darwin famously included only one illustration in his book "On the Origin of Species" published in 1859. It was a diagram of how species originate through time in a manner that, on paper, resembles a family tree. Since then, geneticists have been piecing together relationships among life's many creatures by DNA comparison to produce what is called the Tree of Life: a tree-shaped diagram of how everything on Earth is related. This type of diagram has dominated the perspective of evolutionary biologists for more than 150 years. [Read more…]
In its 32nd year, the Idaho State University Pocatello Pump set Sept. 14 and 15 is the oldest rock climbing competition in the United States.
It takes place on the basalt cliffs of Pocatello's Ross Park, and runs from 7 a.m. to early afternoon Saturday, Sept. 14. [Read more…]
The Pocatello community is welcoming students, faculty and staff back to campus at the annual Welcome Back Orange and Black event Monday, Aug. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Old Town Pocatello.
The community will welcome ISU students back to town with great food, entertainment, fun-filled games, giveaways, and terrific prize drawings in Old Town Pocatello. Free transportation between campus and the event will be available. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 32nd annual Idaho State University Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG) Pig Out, a dinner and fundraiser for CW HOG, will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, in Lower Ross Park Pavilion in Pocatello.
The dinner includes grilled pork chops, Idaho baked potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, cold beverages, and the HOGs' specialty, a vegetarian Dutch-oven dish. Dinner is from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Musical entertainment, featuring D&G Railroad will be from 5 to 10:30 p.m. The Pig Out is a family-oriented activity. Children’s games, arts and crafts, and face painting will be provided from 3 to 5 p.m. by the ISU Council for Exceptional Children. [Read more…]
A luncheon to complete the Idaho State University scholarship endowment for the late state Sen. Clint Stennett is Wednesday, Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Ketchum.
Stennett, who died of brain cancer in 2010, represented Blaine County in the Idaho Legislature for approximately 20 years. He was the longest-serving minority leader in the Idaho Senate. After his death, Stennett's wife, Michelle, was elected to his seat and now represents District 26. [Read more…]
The first exhibition this fall at the John B. Davis Gallery at Idaho State University is "PRODROMES" by Laura Ahola-Young.
The compARTment Gallery exhibition will be "TAKE" by Omar Sarabia. Opening receptions will be held Monday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition dates are from Aug. 27 through Sept. 13. [Read more…]
Idaho State University's Homecoming 2013 with the theme "50 Years of Celebrating U" will highlight the 50-year anniversary of Idaho State University becoming a four-year university.
A variety of alumni events will be held culminating Oct. 5 with the Homecoming Parade at 9:30 a.m. and football game at 2:05 p.m. in Holt Arena. [Read more…]
March through the Arch: the "New Student March through the Arch," a tradition for ISU freshman, will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Reed Gymnasium.
ISU President Arthur Vailas, other ISU officials, and the ISU Marching Band will be gathered to welcome new students a day before the fall semester begins on Aug. 26. [Read more…]
Written by Kim Khan
World War II vet James "Jim" Wallace, 93, got to fly in his rebuilt 1948 Cessna C-170 airplane at Pocatello Airport earlier this month.
The aircraft was received by the Idaho State University College of Technology Aircraft Maintenance Technology program almost a decade ago from Wallace in a crate. [Read more…]