Ed “The Outlaw” Jones, famous wheel-stander, looks forward to Chrome in the Dome

Ed “The Outlaw” Jones, professional wheel-stander, driving his machine.

POCATELLO— Ed “The Outlaw” Jones, professional wheel-stander, and his wife, Wendy, have been traveling both nationally and internationally around the globe for 40 years. As part of Ed’s 40-year career anniversary as a professional driver, they are making an appearance at Idaho State University’s Chrome in The Dome car show March 18 and 19 for its 10-year anniversary. [Read more…]

Idaho State University 115th anniversary Founder’s Day Celebration set March 11; community is invited to free barbecue, history tour

POCATELLO – In celebration of Idaho State University’s 115th anniversary, a Founder’s Day Celebration will be held on Friday, March 11, at noon on the Hutchinson Quadrangle.

After the clock tower plays the ISU Fight Song, the 1901 Student Alumni Organization will announce the 2016 class gift, the Bengal Eyes. After the announcement, a free community barbecue, history tour of campus and prize drawing will be held.

For more information, call the ISU Office of Alumni Relations, 282-3755.

Largest snake in history to open at Idaho Museum of Natural History

Fossil plants and animals found at the site reveal the earliest known rainforest, teeming with life and dating to the Paleocene, the lost world that followed the demise of the dinosaurs, 60 million years ago. Illustration by Jason Bourque, Florida Museum of Natural History

POCATELLO — Slithering in at 48 feet long and weighing an estimated 1.5 tons, a realistic replica of Titanoboa, the world’s largest snake, will open at the Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University March 19.

On March 19, the IMNH will host family friendly activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to coincide with the opening of the new exhibit “Titanoboa: Monster Snake,” a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service exhibit. Activities will include bubble snakes, snake mobiles, sleeping bag snake races and cold blooded activities. Activities are free in the museum’s Discovery Room, while Titanoboa can be seen in the gallery with payment of admission. [Read more…]

Chrome in the Dome celebrates 10-year anniversary in style; features world-renowned automotive painter Charley Hutton, drag racer Ed Jones

A scene from a previous Chrome in the Dome.

POCATELLO—This year marks the 10-year anniversary for the Chrome in the Dome car show put on by the Idaho State University College of Technology March 18 from 2 to 9 p.m. and March 19 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Holt Arena.

The family-friendly event features more than 135 car and trucks on display and about 25 motorcycles. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. [Read more…]

Idaho State University’s 2016 Early Registration event set April 5-8

POCATELLO– Idaho State University’s incoming freshmen and their parents are invited to participate in the 2016 early registration events scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5-8 in the Pond Student Union.

Students are to choose one day to attend. Freshmen unable to attend early registration will be able to register for fall classes beginning April 18. [Read more…]

Idaho Academy of Science and Engineering annual meeting, Intermountain Conference on the Environment set March 31-April 2 at ISU

POCATELLO- The 58th Idaho Academy of Science and Engineering Annual Meeting and Symposium will meet jointly with the 16th Intermountain Conference on the Environment March 31-April 2 at the Idaho State University Pond Student Union.

The theme is “Pursuing New Knowledge Frontiers.”

Every year, the academy provides a multi-day symposium hosted by one of the member institutions. Speakers address issues of current interest. Researchers and students present papers and posters on a wide variety of scientific and technological topics. [Read more…]

‘Spring into Nutrition’ at ISU with a Health and Wellness Fair by Phi Upsilon Omicron set March 12

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron will host a free health and wellness fair titled, “Spring into Nutrition,” on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The family event will be located in Albion Hall on the university campus, 1556 Terry St., Building 61.

Ms. Idaho and ISU alumna Pauline Hannan will teach fun fitness activities and there will be kid’s nutrition education at each booth. In addition, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad will give a proclamation at 10:30 a.m. [Read more…]

Families with fighting siblings age 4-11 sought for Idaho State University Psychology Clinic study

POCATELLO – Families with two or more children ages 4-11 who physically fight on a regular basis are sought for the Sibling Aggression Project clinical study being conducted by the Idaho State University Psychology Clinic.

“This research focuses on sibling fighting and exploring ways to help those kids and families manage routine conflicts,” said Stephanie Babbitt M.S., an ISU clinical psychology doctoral student, supervised by Mark Roberts Ph.D., ISU professor of clinical psychology.

“We’re trying to give children strategies other than being physically aggressive to solve their problems,” Babbitt said.

The Sibling Aggression Project will focus on two “evidence-based treatment” strategies for decreasing sibling aggression to try to determine which strategy is more effective. Participants will randomly be assigned one of the two strategies. [Read more…]

Irish Musician Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhride featured March 5 at College Market

POCATELLO – Misneach, Idaho State University’s student Irish club, will host Seacht ain na Gaeilge (Irish language week) with singer Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhride at the College Market on Saturday, March 5, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Doimnic mac giolla bhride is an internationally acclaimed Irish musician and traditional sean-nos singer from Donegal, Ireland. This is his first American tour of the West.

Tickets are $5 at the door. The Butcher’s Block will be serving alcoholic beverages for this event, so please bring your I.D.

For more information, email Seamus O’Suilleabhain at osulsea2@isu.edu or call the College Market at (208) 232-3993.