Idaho Museum of Natural History joins Smithsonian magazine’s 11th annual Museum Day Live! Free admission on Sept. 26 with a downloadable ticket

POCATELLO – The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University in Pocatello will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 26, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 11th annual Museum Day Live!

On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. [Read more…]

Idaho State University to showcase retrospective art exhibition of alum in Pond Student Union Transition Gallery; reception set Sept. 1

Ramon Murillo, Dancing on the Lewis & Clark Trail

POCATELLO – Idaho State University alumnus and Shoshone-Bannock artist Ramon Murillo will have a retrospective of his work featured in a ISU Pond Student Union Transition Gallery exhibit until Sept. 18.

Murillo graduated from ISU in 1980 and 1988. The exhibit features Murillo’s print paintings and mixed media works. The retrospective covers Murillo’s career work, his first painting dating back to 1979. This will be the first time that Murillo will see all of his artwork together in an exhibit.

There will be an opening reception on Sept. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Transition Gallery. Murillo will give a short talk about his prints at 6 p.m. [Read more…]

“Booker’s Dozen’ traveling exhibit of artists’ books at Oboler Library in September

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Eli M. Oboler Library will host the biennial traveling exhibition of artists’ books, “Bookers’ Dozen 2015,” during the month of September.

Sponsored by Idaho Center for the Book, the exhibit includes 13 unusual books by Idaho artists as well as national and international artists.

The Oboler Library will hold an opening reception on Sept. 3 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., with commentary by ISU faculty members Naomi S. Adams, represented in the exhibit by her book “Nine”, and Paula Jull, founder of the Pocatello Book Arts Group, art director of the Guild of Bookworkers Journal, and advisory board member of ISU’s own Pinyon Jay Press. [Read more…]

ISU Communiversity’s sixth annual ‘Welcome Back Orange and Black’ set 4-7 p.m. August 24 in Old Town Pocatello

Scarlett Osborn, an ISU Career Path Intern, posing with the Yukon donated by the City of Pocatello that will be given to an ISU student.

POCATELLO – Idaho State University students will again have a chance to win a Bengal-painted car and other great prizes, plus enjoy free food, music and a variety of booths and entertainment during the sixth annual “Welcome Back Orange and Black” from 4 to 7 p.m. August 24 in Old Town Pocatello.

“This is one of the highlights of the year for the entire community, welcoming back Idaho State University students to Pocatello and campus,” said Stephanie Palagi, event organizer and executive director of Old Town Pocatello. “This year’s event features some new wrinkles for the participating students. For example, we’ll have a DJ and karaoke instead of a live band, and we will continue to offer great prizes, games, food and entertainment for the participants.”

The main prize drawing will be held at 6 p.m. [Read more…]

Idaho Museum of Natural History to open ‘Gone Fishing’ exhibit Aug. 21; dinner party opening celebration set

The 'Gone Fishin' exhibit opens Aug. 21.

POCATELLO – Did you know that Idahoans spend more than 2 million days fishing every year? Or that the Salmon River is one of the longest undammed rivers in the lower 48?

The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University will open a new exhibit “Gone Fishin’!” on Aug. 21. The museum invites the public to take a great fishing trip with their families to the IMNH.

The exhibit was designed with the goal to submerge visitors into the habitat of both fish and fisherman. So, while visitors won’t catch any fish at the Museum, they can get hooked on learning. [Read more…]

New ISU Oboler Library exhibit features art by Lori Scoffield Beer

POCATELLO – The Eli M. Oboler Library at Idaho State University has opened a new exhibit of artwork by Idaho artist Lori Scoffield Beer that runs Aug. 12 through Oct. 31.

The display is on the library’s first floor.

The library will host a free public reception for Beer and her work on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. [Read more…]

Idaho Museum of Natural History ‘Evolving Idaho’ exhibit grand opening June 13 features prizes, raffles, food

Curt Schmitz works on the IMNH's new exhibit "Evolving Idaho."

The Idaho Museum of Natural History on the Idaho State University campus in Pocatello will hold a grand opening for its new exhibition “Evolving Idaho” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 13.

The grand opening celebration will offer swag bags for the first 30 visitors, “balloon pops” with prizes, raffles, educational activities, food from Big Mama’s Food Truck, treats and desserts from Bob’s Polar Express, and more, as listed below. [Read more…]

Idaho State University Veteran and Military Appreciation Week set April 20-25

Idaho State University is commemorating Veteran and Military Appreciation Week from April 20 to 25, featuring several events.

On Tuesday, April 21, Veteran and Military Service Awareness Day will be celebrated from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the Hutchinson Quad. Attendees can expect an inflatable obstacle course and other items from the National Guard as well as tables for The Veteran Student Services Center, ROTC, National Guard, Kappa Sigma for Ride for the Troops, military organizations, and American Built.
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ISU Oboler Library Features Art by Helen Farrell and Stacy Beazer-Rogers

The Idaho State University Eli M. Oboler Library will present the art exhibit “The Snow Apple Collection” by Helen Farrell and Stacy Beazer-Rogers May 4-July 31 in the art exhibit area on the Library’s first floor.

The Library will host a reception for the artists and their work on Tuesday, May 5, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Participants can meet the artists and enjoy some light refreshment during ISU finals week. [Read more…]