The fourth annual ISU Day of Percussion scheduled Saturday, Feb. 17, will feature guest marching specialist Jeffrey Moore and Brazilian percussion expert Julie Hill. Events include a 4 p.m. concert and a clarinet master class at 2 p.m.
Idaho State University percussion director Dr. Thom Hasenpflug will be the host for the day’s events, which is free of charge.
In addition, the ISU music department is planning to combine Hill’s Day of Percussion visit with that of clarinet artist Amy Simmons, for an evening of percussion and clarinet duo music the prior night, Friday, Feb. 16, in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. ISU clarinet professor Dr. John Masserini is coordinating this portion of the weekend. While the Saturday activities are all free, there is a small nominal charge between $2 and $5 for Friday evening’s duo performance. (more…)
Idaho State University’s touring contemporary dance company The Idaho Moving Project (I~MOVE) is scheduled to perform Feb. 8-10 in the James E. and Beverly Rogers Black Box Theatre in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
I~MOVE will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8-10, and will have a 2 p.m. matinee on Feb. 10.
This selective company is under the direction of Melanie Kloetzel, the ISU dance program director, as well as ISU dance faculty Lauralee Zimmerly and newcomer Shawn Bible. The company strives to intrigue with its modern choreography, which includes live music, text and athletic, avant-garde movement.
Kloetzel hails from the East Coast and continues touring with her modern-dance company, kloetzel&co, which was founded in New York in 1997. Zimmerly, a longtime Pocatello resident, has presented work for Kinetikos and for DANSON, ISU’s student-dance company. Bible, formally a Michigan resident and the newest addition to the ISU dance faculty, adds to the exciting mix. Bible’s company STBdance will debut nationally this spring in Idaho, Michigan, Georgia and Seattle.
For this captivating season of brand new work, I~MOVE also will present choreography by renowned guest artists Clare Byrne from New York and Nora Chipaumire from Zimbabwe.
Tickets are available at the Stephens Performing Arts Center Box Office or by phone at 282-3595. Ticket prices are $12 for adults; $10 for ISU faculty and staff, and seniors; and $5 admission for ISU students. Group rates are available. Seating is limited.
The Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center at Idaho State University announces it will hold a Read-In in celebration of Black History Month. The Read-In will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Bengal Café located in the ISU Pond Student Union Building. This event is free and open to the public.
Readers will share their favorite selections from works of non-fiction, fiction or poetry, written by professional African-American or African women writers. Anyone interested in reading a selection is invited to participate. Contact the Anderson Center at 282-2805 to sign up for a timeslot to read. Participants also will need to provide the title and author of the reading in advance along with an estimate of how many minutes their reading will require.
The Read-In has been endorsed by the International Reading Association. More than a million readers of all ethnic groups from 49 states, the West Indies, and African countries have participated. The goal is to make the celebration of African-American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.
For more information about the national Read-In project, visit the Web site www.ncte.org/prog/readin/107901.htm.
For more information about the Read-In or the Anderson Center, contact Dr. Rebecca Morrow at 282-2805 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Associated Students of Idaho State University Program Board will present magician and illusionist Nate Staniforth at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
Guitarist and pianist Jeremiah Baker will open for Staniforth.
The cost for the show is $2 for ISU students, $4 for the general public and free for children 5 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Box Office or by calling 282-3595 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
This event coincides with the showing of the movie “The Prestige” (PG-13), which will be shown at 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, and at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, in the Bengal Theater in the Pond Student Union Building. After the magic show on Friday, patrons can take the ticket stub from Staniforth’s production to a showing of “The Prestige” and receive a free popcorn and small soda pop from the theater.
The cost of admission to the Bengal Theater is $2 for general public, $1 for children 12 and under, and is free for ISU students, faculty and staff.
For more information on Staniforth, visit www.natestaniforth.com.
For more information on this event, contact the ASISU Program Board office at 282-3451.
The Idaho State University College of Technology’s Center for New Directions (CND) has announced that Christine Brower is its new director.
She began her position on Dec. 18 but is not new to ISU or the Pocatello area. Brower is a graduate of Soda Springs High School. Following her high school graduation she left Idaho but returned in 1981. She attended ISU beginning in 1991 as a nontraditional student and in 2000, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. She continued her education and earned a Master of Public Administration in political science from ISU in 2002. Brower believes in lifelong learning and states, “Age is not a barrier to education.”
She is currently pursuing a doctorate in sociology from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Her research interests include inequality, social problems, gender, community and rural sociology. (more…)
The Idaho State University Greek Council will sponsor a “Guitar Hero” video game contest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Bengal Café in the Pond Student Union Building on the ISU Pocatello campus.
The entry fee to compete is $5. More than $500 in prizes will be awarded from Game Crazy and Hollywood Video.
Individuals can sign up at Game Crazy or at the “Guitar Hero” information table in the PSUB from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. the week of Jan. 22.
For more information contact Jesse Sena at 223-9268 or Max Pond at 230-6703.
The public is invited to celebrate Chinese New Year 2007 at Idaho State University from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26.
The event is hosted by the ISU Chinese Association and it will include entertainment, food and prizes. It will be held in the Pond Student Union Building Ballroom.
Cost is $7 for ISU students and faculty, $8 for the general public, $5 for children ages 5–10. Tickets can be purchased near the information desk in the PSUB from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Tickets also can be purchased at the event for $1 more.
Call 406-9218 for more information.
The Associated Students of Idaho State University Program Board will continue to present the Too Much Rock concert series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Pond Student Union Building Ballroom during the month of January.
Upcoming concerts include:
• Jan. 24 – Crash Four. This band has been playing in and around the Northwest for six years. It is consistently growing in popularity and professionalism. Along with headlining performances, Crash Four has shared the stage with Collective Soul, Phantom Planet, Sugar Land, Ben Lee, Left Over Salmon, Young Dubliners, Roger Clyne and the Piecemakers and Built to Spill. Formed in 1998, Crash Four soon became one of Boise's most talked about bands. It has won talent shows, placed third at Bogie’s annual Battle of the Bands and was voted “best band” in the Idaho Statesman’s annual Best of Treasure Valley poll.
• Jan. 31 – This band has been praised for its intelligent lyrics and their pop sensibilities. The Bradbury Press has a reputation for making thought-provoking music.With their latest CD "The Front,” the band combines melodic storytelling and inspired riffs to produce a compelling sound. The CD includes songs such as “Domino,” “Dive,” and "The Front.”
The Too Much Rock series started off Jan. 10 with a local band Scout Mountain, opening for Lijie Yang, a musician from Seattle.
For more information, contact Hillary Hughes, Program Board chair, or Todd Robertson, concert programmer, 282-3451.
Idaho State University students will begin calling more than 20,000 households in hopes of bettering the ConnectionISU goal of $330,000. The telephone campaign will run Jan. 28 through March 8.
The annual event raises funds for all ISU academic programs. Last year, a total of $315,741 was raised.
“This event continues to expand every year and hopefully this year will be another year of growth and continued support from our alumni and friends,” says K.C. Felt, director of annual giving for the ISU Foundation.
The Idaho State University Health Fair 2007 – celebrating its 26th year – is set from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 22 and 23, and organizers are looking for volunteers and private and public-health enterprises to set up learning centers. For the second year, Laboratory Corporation of America (232-6740) will offer blood draws prior to the Health Fair, for the entire month of March, at their office in Suite 401 at 444 Hospital Way in Pocatello.