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32nd annual I Love ISU Campaign features calling Sept. 15-18 in Pocatello, American Falls and Blackfoot

September 9, 2014
ISU Marketing and Communications

Entering its 32nd year, the I Love ISU campaign will feature teams of community members and Idaho State University faculty and staff making calls to residents of Pocatello, American Falls and Blackfoot to raise ISU scholarship funds Sept. 15-18.

I Love ISU campaign kicks off with an on-field ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:15 p.m. Sept. 13 at Holt Arena prior to the start of the ISU-Chadron State football game, which begins at 2:35 p.m.

The campaign ends with an after hours celebration open to university and community members from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Pond Student Union. The event will feature drawings, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks, including complimentary beverages from Watkins Distributing.

“We’ve already had a successful campaign making calls to ISU supporters in Idaho Falls on Sept. 9,” said Kallee Valentine, ISU Foundation annual giving director and director of the I Love ISU campaign. “We’re looking forward to the continued, generous and much-appreciated support from our friends in Pocatello, Blackfoot and American Falls, who have been helping us raise scholarships for local ISU students for more than three decades. We’ll make hundreds of calls looking for support, and you can become part of the tradition by answering the call to provide opportunities for students.”

The money donated to “I Love ISU” goes directly to scholarships. Donors can specify their pledges to any program, department or college within the university.

The I Love ISU scholarship campaign has a rich history in Southeast Idaho. Originated in 1982 by business leaders with the goal of keeping Idaho’s best students in Idaho communities, this campaign continues to support Bengal students through scholarship dollars.

The pioneers of the I Love ISU campaign, the Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce, understood the economic impact of an educated workforce and what it means to keep our local students in this great state. As a result, the campaign has grown into the most recognizable fundraising effort at Idaho State. I Love ISU now extends beyond the ISU flagship campus in Pocatello and throughout Bengal nation with fundraising efforts in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls and Pocatello.

Donors can also visit to donate online or for more information on the program.

For additional information on “I Love ISU” contact Valentine, at 208-282-2994 or


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