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 goodnanc@isu.edu 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…]

Free flu shots and physical exams offered at ISU/Ada County Health Screening Feb.18

If you’ve resolved to improve your health this year, but have no insurance or limited access to medical care, attend a free Community Health Screening event Thursday, Feb. 18, 4-7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2920 Cassia St., in Boise.

The screening, sponsored by the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center and Ada County, is for adults. The Idaho Foodbank will provide free boxes of food.

Faculty and student clinicians will administer the health services which include: [Read more…]

Idaho Museum of Natural History to host Masquerade Ball benefit Feb. 20; includes raffle

POCATELLO – The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University is hosting a Masquerade Ball benefit Feb.20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Juniper Hills Country Club.

The masquerade ball is a fundraising event to benefit the museum’s exhibits and programming. The evening will include dining, dancing, live and silent auctions and raffle prizes. Music will be provided by Steel Productions and Entertainment. Individual and group tickets are available for purchase at imnh.isu.edu. [Read more…]

Idaho State University National Girls and Women in Sports Day events set Feb. 19-20

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Reed Gymnasium.

This is the 17th year ISU has hosted this event.

ISU’s celebration will include free admission to the ISU Women’s Basketball game versus Southern Utah University for the first 300 kindergarten through fifth-grade girls and boys. Reduced admission of $3 is available for accompanying adults. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 300 kids, compliments of Portneuf Medical Center.

At the game’s halftime, the 2016 Trailblazer Award will be presented to Pauline Thiros, ISU associate vice president of development who has served in the Foundation Office since 1997. [Read more…]

Idaho State University Nepalese Night 2016 set Feb. 20

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Nepalese Night will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The 10th annual celebration aims to provide insight into Nepalese culture. Attendees can expect to see dance and musical performances, and different traditions representing each region of the country. [Read more…]