November has been a very good month for former Idaho State College boxer Jerry Armstrong.
Armstrong, 70, is one of four Bengal boxers to represent ISC on U.S. Olympic teams. He competed at bantamweight, 119 pounds, at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.
His Olympic gear was recently assembled into a display that joins Olympic memorabilia from four other Bengals in the foyer of the Sports and Orthopaedic center at ISU, located adjacent to Holt Arena. (more…)
Sato was honored as such by the Idaho Chapter of the March of Dimes at the 2006 Nurse of the Year Award banquet held in Boise in November. Sato was one of three retired nurses selected by a committee as an Idaho Legend of Nursing. The other two were Alice Bevans of Genesee and JoAnn Vahey of Boise. These legends have each dedicated more than 20 years of their lives to the nursing profession and patients, and have made outstanding contributions to building the profession of nursing in Idaho during their long careers.
“Legends are usually dead, so since I’m not dead I feel really good about the award,” Sato said with a deadpan demeanor. (more…)
If you appreciate fine music performed by great bands, be sure not to miss the upcoming performance of the Idaho State University Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Senior High Honor Band on Saturday, Dec. 9, in a special afternoon performance at 4 p.m. in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
In its 18th year of existence, the ISU Senior High Honor Band brings together accomplished high school instrumentalists from southeastern Idaho for a weekend of music making. Honor band students audition by tape and are recommended by their high school band directors to participate in this special ensemble. The 60-piece group rehearses Friday evening and all day Saturday, then performs Saturday afternoon with the ISU Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble.
The concert will open with the ISU Symphonic Band, which will perform several selections beginning with the exciting work “Slava” by Leonard Bernstein. ISU visiting music faculty member Aric Schneller will then join the ensemble to sing “Nessun Dorma,” the enormously popular tenor aria from Puccini’s “Turandot.” Next, the band will perform “A Movement for Rosa” composed by Mark Camphouse honoring Rosa Parks, the late civil rights heroine. (more…)
The Idaho Museum of Natural History invites the public to attend a free presentation titled “Science and Pseudoscience: The Power of Reason Versus The Power of Belief” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 6 in Museum Classroom 204.
This talk is the first in a series of “Science Appetizer” lectures scheduled at the Museum in the coming months.
Martin Hackworth, senior lecturer in physics at Idaho State University and Idaho State Journal columnist, will offer a scientific view of topics such as cold fusion, 911 conspiracy theories, weather wars, astrology, paranormal phenomena, alternative medicine, Bigfoot, global warming, star wars and other topics. He will also discuss the often huge difference between public opinion and scientific perspective regarding these topics.
Born in Winchester, Ky., Hackworth has been a senior lecturer at ISU since 1992, where he teaches astronomy, engineering physics, weather and climate, and optics. He is also a motorcycle tester/racer, audio engineer, musician, climber and skier. Hackworth’s presentation is free and open to the public. (more…)
Idaho State University College of Pharmacy students recently donated more than 5,000 pounds of food and approximately $1,000 to the Pocatello Idaho Food Bank as part of the student-sponsored annual Thanksgiving food drive.
Through the College’s Student Senate, pre-pharmacy and pharmacy students competed among their classmates to raise money and collect non-perishable food donations for the Idaho Food Bank, according to Dr. Cynthia Culbertson, pharmacy director of student affairs. (more…)
The Idaho State University Symphonic Band, under the direction of Monte C. Grisé, will perform a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall of the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
The performance will feature an eclectic mix of music from standard wind band literature to orchestra transcriptions like Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Jesters” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Slava and Variations on ‘America’” by Charles Ives. The band will also perform “A Movement for Rosa” by Mark Camphouse, which is a piece honoring civil rights heroine Rosa Parks. (more…)
Idaho State University TRiO will sponsor a children’s book drive from Dec. 1 to Jan. 15 on the ISU campus.
Donors may put books in designated drop-off boxes at the College of Education Building, Pond Student Union Building, Eli Oboler Library, Business Administration Building, Kegal Liberal Arts Building, Fine Arts Building, the TRiO office on the third floor of the Idaho Natural History Museum, as well as down-stairs in the museum building. (more…)
Kathleen Peterson, who has served Idaho State University for 31 years, will be given a farewell party from 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 in the College of Engineering Building Room 236.
Peterson has served in the ISU Computer Center and Office of Registration and Records and has spent more than six years in the College of Engineering as an Office Specialist II.
A new session of adult reading, writing, and math classes is starting January 2007 in Malad. These classes are useful in improving skills for a new or better job, completing a GED, preparing for college or helping children with their homework. (more…)
The Idaho State University Student Dance Company DANSON will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 in the Chick and Diane Bilyeu Theater in Frazier Hall.
DANSON will present their annual concert of contemporary and original works performed and choreographed by students. The show will feature works by David Allen, Belle Baggs, Caroline Burnett, Cassie House, Karen Linafelter, Kaycee Thiemann and Cacia Solverson. These pieces will illustrate different modern dance techniques and concepts.
The performance will function as a fundraiser for DANSON. Admission is a $3 donation at the door.
For more information, contact ISU director of dance Melanie Kloetzel at 282-6143.