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Idaho State University Homecoming Week is Sept. 28-Oct. 3; variety of events planned

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the August 31st, 2009

Idaho State University’s Homecoming 2009 with the theme “Cruising with the Cats!” will feature a variety of events culminating with a Homecoming Parade at 10 a.m. and football game at 3:35 p.m. on Oct. 3.

“We invite the entire community to help celebrate Homecoming through the variety of events offered, from the Rock ‘n’ Roll with the Alumni Cats dance at Pinehurst Nursery on Oct. 1 to the Homecoming Royalty Competition,” said Bill Kobus, director of Alumni Relations. “Help us celebrate by attending the parade, the pre-game tailgate party outside Holt Arena, and finally by attending the football game to cheer on our Bengals.” (more…)

Two ISU-Meridian professors, a researcher and a student are 2009 Health Care Hero honorees

Posted in Blogroll, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the August 31st, 2009

Idaho State University-Meridian professors Linda Boyd, Ed.D., Galen Louis, Ph.D., and senior research associate Russell Spearman, M.Ed., are honorees in the 2009 Health Care Heroes program sponsored by the Idaho Business Review newspaper.

Now in its fourth year, the program recognizes health care professionals, educators and volunteers for their contributions and service to Idaho, according to the IBR. (more…)

A legend lost: Italo I.J. “Babe” Caccia passes away at age 91

Posted in Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the August 31st, 2009

Italo I.J. "Babe" Caccia, the winningest coach in ISU's history in both football and baseball, passed away on Friday evening, Aug. 28, in Pocatello of natural causes. Caccia, who was five weeks shy of his 92nd birthday, was one of the most well known and beloved figures in Idaho State history. Caccia passed away on the day the high school football season opened on the field that bears his name. (more…)

Local artists, ISU students to have gallery openings at Transition, Mind’s Eye galleries

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the August 28th, 2009

The Idaho State University Pond Student Union will present two gallery openings on Monday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. in the Transition and Mind’s Eye galleries.

In the Transition Gallery, located on the first floor of the Pond Student Union the exhibit “Explorations” will open. “Explorations” is a collaborative effort between four local artists, Amy Jo Popa, Jan Smith, Lynne Parker, and Judie Cantrill. (more…)

Idaho Museum of Natural History to participate in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day

Posted in Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the August 27th, 2009

The Idaho Museum of Natural History will participate in the Smithsonian magazine’s fifth annual Museum Day on Saturday, Sept. 26.

A celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, Smithsonian’s Museum Day reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based properties. Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and visitors at museums and cultural institutions nationwide. (more…)

28th annual Pocatello Pump is Sept. 12 and 13 at Ross Park

Posted in Events by taylandy on the August 27th, 2009

In its 28th year, the Idaho State University Pocatello Pump set Sept. 12 and 13 is the oldest bouldering competition in the United States.

It takes place on the basalt cliffs of Pocatello’s Ross Park, and runs from 8 a.m. to early afternoon Saturday, Sept. 12.

The Pump takes most of the afternoon off so participants can take advantage of the CW HOG Pig Out dinner adjacent to the climbing area. Climbing resumes Sunday, Sept. 13, at 7 a.m. The awards ceremony is at 6 p.m. (more…)

CarFit event for senior drivers set Oct. 7; participants can sign up now, volunteers needed

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the August 26th, 2009

CarFit, a program that provides a 12-point safety check of the driving position of senior drivers, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Idaho State University Holt Arena parking lot’s northeast corner.

Participation is by appointment only. Appointments can be made now by calling the ISU Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy at (208) 282-2590. (more…)

Idaho Museum of Natural History seeks volunteers to become docents

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the August 26th, 2009

The Idaho Museum of Natural History is looking for volunteers who love science and natural history to become docents. (more…)

CW HOG 28th annual Pig-Out set Sept. 12 at Lower Ross Park in Pocatello

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the August 26th, 2009

The 28th annual Idaho State University Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG) Pig Out, a dinner and fundraiser for CW HOG, will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, in Lower Ross Park Pavilion in Pocatello.

CW HOG provides outdoor recreational opportunities for individuals of all abilities. (more…)

American Indian Cultural Day set Aug. 27 at ISU College of Education

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the August 25th, 2009

The Idaho State University College of Education will host an American Indian Cultural Day from 11 a.m. to noon on Aug. 27 in the College of Education Auditorium, Room 243.

“This is a time for us to renew our commitment to education and to welcome new members to our teaching and learning community,” said Deborah Hedeen, dean of the ISU College of Education. (more…)

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