Volume 43 | Number 2 | Spring 2013

50 Years of Celebrating 'U'

Spring 2013 Issue

Idaho State College became Idaho State University in 1963. Students all over campus celebrated while the official signing ceremony, in Boise, was witnessed by ISU Student Body President Judi Day and ISU President Donald E. Walker. After supporters worked years toward making Idaho State College a university, Gov. Robert Smylie made it official after passage of the "ISU Bill" by the legislature in February, 1963.

To celebrate 50 years as a four-year university, the annual Homecoming celebration for Idaho State University is scheduled for September 30 through October 5, 2013.

The annual Kickoff Celebration will be Thursday, October 3, at Pinehurst Nursery and Floral. The Alumni board of directors will hold their fall meeting on Friday, October 4, and the President's Alumni Recognition Dinner, hosted by President Arthur C. Vailas and Dr. Laura I. Vailas, will be Friday, October 4.

The Homecoming parade will take place Saturday, October 5, starting at 10 a.m. The ISU football team plays North Dakota that same day at 2 p.m. in Holt Arena.

For questions or additional information contact K.C. Felt, director of Alumni Relations at 282-4735 or feltkc@isu.edu.

A little known fact—the pen used by Gov. Smylie to sign the ISU Bill into law was the same pen used by Gov. Frank Hunt to create the Academy of Idaho in 1902, by Gov. Robbins to create Idaho State College in 1947.