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ISU events, Nov. 30-Jan. 1

Posted in Events, Exhibits, Performing Arts by taylandy on the November 30th, 2009

ISU Coming Events:

The Idaho State University Office of University Relations distributes this events calendar to let the media and public know about upcoming non-athletic events at the University. This information is intended to be released in print and broadcast events calendars. Various events calendars with more complete information are available online at the Web site A copy of this release can also be accessed via ISU’s home page at Information about ISU athletic events is available at The area code for all phone numbers is 208 unless otherwise noted. The phone number for University Relations is 282-3620.



Friday, December 4

• ISU Choirs Holiday Concert: ISU Choirs presents their Holiday Concert, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)

Idaho State University chosen as one of 10 Campaign College sites in U.S. to train young women to run for political office

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the November 24th, 2009

Idaho State University has been selected as one of 10 Campaign College sites for 2010. Campaign College offers a day-long training that teaches college women how to run for and win student government positions at their schools.

Funded by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Women & Politics Institute and Running Start, this unique workshop leads the way in addressing the disparity between the high percentages of women in colleges and universities and the low representation of women in student government. Campaign College is the only program in the country that encourages and trains young women to run for student government positions on their college campuses. (more…)

New galleries coming to Idaho Museum of Natural History; walk-in store, galleries to be closed during transition

Posted in Events, Exhibits, Research by taylandy on the November 24th, 2009

New galleries highlighting the Idaho Museum of Natural History’s increased emphasis on research will be constructed during winter and spring 2009-10. Because of this the museum’s galleries and IMNH's walk-in Museum Store will be closed from Dec. 18 to July 1.

Through Dec. 18, the Museum Store is offering a sale on its entire inventory on the following discount scale: a 10-percent discount on purchases of $1 to $24; a 15-percent discount on $25-$49; a 20-percent discount on $50-$75; and a 25-percent discount over $75. The museum’s E-store will not close and items from it can be ordered online via the link at (more…)

ISU to host 2009 First LEGO League Regional Qualifier

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the November 23rd, 2009

Idaho State University’s College of Technology Electronics Department and the Energy Systems Technology and Education Center (ESTEC) will host the 2009 FIRST LEGO League Regional Qualifier on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5, at the Pond Student Union and Reed Gym in Pocatello.  

More than 40 teams from Southeastern Idaho and Northern Utah are expected for the event.  Teams of children, ages 9 to 14 have embarked on an exploration of the transportation system in the “Smart Move Challenge”. The teams have been working together since the Challenge was announced on Sept. 3. (more…)

ISU-Idaho Falls to host holiday benefit dinner for Haven Shelter on Dec. 4

Posted in Events by taylandy on the November 23rd, 2009

A holiday benefit dinner for Haven Shelter in Idaho Falls is scheduled at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the Multipurpose Room of the Bennion Student Union at University Place, 1784 Science Center Drive, in Idaho Falls.

The benefit dinner is sponsored by the Associated Students of Idaho State University–Idaho Falls and all proceeds will benefit the Haven Shelter.

The traditional holiday dinner has been donated by Chartwells. The program will include a silent auction and entertainment. Contributors throughout Idaho Falls have donated a variety of gift certificates and prizes. (more…)

40th anniversary of ISU Rendezvous journal features wide array of writers, materials

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the November 23rd, 2009

Idaho State University’s new issue of Rendezvous is a great read, through 40 years of Idaho and regional history, politics and literature. The volume has just been released and is available from several local bookstores.

The first half of the 40th anniversary issue of Rendezvous, the Idaho State University Journal of Arts and Sciences, is a 562-page reprinting which features the writings of Charles Bilyeu, Beverly Bistline, Ford Swetnam and a variety of other well-known Idaho writers and intellectuals.

For a list of the authors and articles in Volume 41, Rendezvous enthusiasts can view the newly created website at, featuring original artwork by local artist Helen Livingston. (more…)

Drug-free workplace workshop set Dec. 2

Posted in Events by taylandy on the November 20th, 2009

 The Pocatello office of the Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Idaho State University and the City of Pocatello are sponsoring a two-hour workshop for businesses seeking to establish drug-free workplace programs on Wednesday, December 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in city council chambers at Pocatello city hall. (more…)

ALMAS Club one of the largest, most active clubs at ISU-Idaho Falls

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the November 20th, 2009

One of the largest and most active clubs at Idaho State University–Idaho Falls campus is the Asociación Latina Motivante A Superate (ALMAS), which is comprised of nearly 30 members. (more…)

Student clubs, student life a large part of experience at Idaho State University-Idaho Falls

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the November 18th, 2009

An array of student clubs and a rich variety of student activities make Idaho State University-Idaho Falls much more than a commuter school for those who want to take advantage of what’s offered at University Place.            

On Veterans Day this year, for example, the Armed Forces Veterans Club at ISU-Idaho Falls helped organize a variety of events for the whole campus, including a flag-raising ceremony featuring the BYU-Idaho ROTC Color Guard, the landing of an Apache helicopter, a veterans panel discussion, a veterans presentation and free food for ISU students, staff, faculty, guests and their families in the Bennion Student Union. (more…)

ISU ‘A Season of Note’ Series to Present ‘A Rockapella Holiday’ Dec. 8 at Jensen Concert Hall

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the November 17th, 2009

Idaho State University’s "A Season of Note" will present "A Rockapella Holiday" at 7:30 p.m.  Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L. E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)

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