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 garcjul3@isu.edu.

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 (feblcarm@isu.edu) or Jasun Carr (carrdavi@isu.edu).

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…]

Idaho State University to hold 12th annual Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life Conference

POCATELLO – Over 40 presenters from across the country will travel to Pocatello to present at the 12th annual Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life Conference at Idaho State University on March 10 and 11.

Presentations will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Salmon River Suites in the Pond Student Union.

The conference focuses on how ideas and stereotypes concerning gender and sexuality shape and influence many aspects of our daily lives. This year, the conference will feature ISU faculty and student presenters, as well as guests from around the country and world.

“Each year we provide a conference space not only to discuss research, but also to bring the community and the university together to think about how issues of gender and sexuality are impacting life right here in Pocatello and across the southeast Idaho region,” said Jeremy Thomas, director of ISU Gender and Sexuality Studies and chair of the conference organizing committee. “We strive to bring together a variety of academic disciplines and practical concerns in order to address a range of real-world issues, for example, topics of local importance such as community health and economic development.”
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‘Fish in the Museum’ exhibit to open at Idaho Museum of Natural History

Speckled Dace by Faith Tan, IMNH graphic design.

POCATELLO – The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University will open “Fish in the Museum” with fish art created by artists from Idaho youth and local Idaho artists on Feb. 26.

Each artist produced a representation of an Idaho native fish species. Idaho fish species can be up to 6-feet long or as small as 6 inches. The fish art includes paintings, sculptures, graphic art, and drawings. The art is as diverse as the fish species of Idaho. [Read more…]

16th Annual Women and Work Conference set March 9 at ISU Pond Student Union

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Center for New Directions will hold its 16th annual Women and Work Conference on March 9 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Pond Student Union.

Each year, more than 225 girls in grades nine through 12 from regional high schools, ISU students, and community members attend the conference where they learn about occupations in science, technology, engineering and math. These careers can provide a livable income, employment benefits and a career ladder that can move women from a minimum wage job into a successful career they can enjoy. [Read more…]

ISU welding scholarship given in name of former department head Daniel Barclay

Daniel Barclay, center, touring ISU's welding facility.

POCATELLO — Idaho State University received a new endowment scholarship for its welding program this month, donated by Barclay Mechanical of Manti, Utah, to honor ISU’s 1962-1970 department head, Daniel Paskins Barclay.

“Over my decades of involvement with ISU (1978-2016) as a student and employee, I have listened to many stories about the welding program and the legacy of Dan P. Barclay,” said Dave Treasure, chair of the Trade and Industrial Department. “Indeed, I was fortunate enough to meet the legend. Even at age 85, Daniel’s passion for the welding profession, dedication to education, and love for his family of welders is very evident. Truly, Dan has touched the lives of thousands of young men and women in the welding profession who owe their livelihoods to one of the finest educators to ever teach at this institution.” [Read more…]

Country music star Aaron Tippin promises a fun country night at Idaho State University

Aaron Tippin

POCATELLO — Aaron Tippin will appear with Terri Clark Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Idaho State University Stephens Performing Arts Center.

“Come have a good time. I try to bring a good time with me and share it with everybody,” Tippin said. “I’m always looking for something cool, interesting, wild and different to happen at the show.”

Tippin describes his music as, “pretty country.” [Read more…]