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Mayors Blad, England issue proclamation recognizing ISU week; full slate of activities planned the week of March 17

Posted March 7, 2014

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad and Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England have written a joint proclamation naming the week of March 17 Idaho State University Week, and there are a full slate of activities planned for the community to enjoy.

“We’re proud that Mayors Blad and England have honored Idaho State University with these proclamations again this year,” said Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas. “Idaho State University Week is an exciting time to visit our Pocatello campus to enjoy a variety of activities that showcase the University. Please come Celebrate Idaho State.”

Always a bustling place, there are more activities than usual at ISU’s Pocatello campus during Idaho State University Week, including the keystone event, Celebrate Idaho State, on March 18.Chrome in the Dome

Events include:

• College of Education Bellon Visiting Author Series, March 17-19 – A visit by Julie Paschkis, author, painter and illustrator for more than 30 books for children, will highlight the 28th annual Idaho State University Bellon Visiting Author Series. She will make appearances from 4 to 5 p.m. March 17 at Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library, at 6:15 p.m. March 18 in the Idaho State University College of Education with a book-signing with a program to follow at 7 p.m., and from 4 to 5 p.m. March 19 at Chubbuck’s Portneuf District Library. For more information visit

• Celebrate Idaho State, Tuesday, March 18 – The fourth annual Celebrate Idaho State, a CommUniversity event, will feature more than 120 groups providing a variety of free food, entertainment, art, culture, information, and scientific displays and demonstrations from 4 to 7 p.m. March 18 at the ISU Pond Student Union. For more information visit

• ISU College of Technology Tech Expo Daytime Session, March 20 – Thousands of high school students from throughout Southeast Idaho will be heading to Holt Arena to take part in the ISU College of Technology’s Tech Expo 2014, which will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event showcases the many opportunities available from the ISU College of Technology. For more information, visit

• Idaho Business Leader of the Year Award Dinner, March 20 – The Idaho Business Leader of the Year Award dinner honoring Scott McClure is Thursday, March 20, at the Stevens Performing Arts Center, beginning at 6 p.m. with social hour and dinner beginning at 7 p.m. McClure is president and managing officer of McClure Engineering, Inc. in Twin Falls. He is being recognized by the professional business fraternity at Idaho State University, the Delta Upsilon chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi.

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• Idaho State University Health Fair, March 20-21 – The 33rd annual Health Fair is scheduled March 20-21 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will feature more than 60 learning centers on a variety of health issues and blood draws. Examples of services offered at the fair include everything from body-fat screenings and tests of grip strength, to nervous system evaluations and home health and hospice information. Other learning centers will provide blood pressure readings, diabetes testing and hearing screening tests, to name a few. For complete information on the fair visit

• Idaho State-Civic Symphony, March 21 – The Idaho State-Civic Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Jensen Grand Concert Hall. The guest artist is Shandra Helman, clarinet. For ticket and additional information visit

• Chrome in the Dome, March 21-22 – Southeast Idaho’s premier car and bike show will run March 21 from 2 to 9 p.m. and March 22 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Holt Arena. For more information, visit