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Celebrate Idaho State, a CommUniversity Event, Set Feb. 12 at Pond Student Union

February 6, 2020

A scene from the 2019 Celebrate Idaho State
A scene from the 2019 Celebrate Idaho State.

POCATELLO – The 10th annual Celebrate Idaho State, a CommUniversity event, has been scheduled from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the ISU Pond Student Union. The event attracts hundreds of participants who come to enjoy fun, family-friendly, interactive experiences that ISU has to offer.

 “This event celebrates the close relationship that ISU has with the communities of Southeast Idaho,” said Allyson Johnson, Celebrate Idaho State co-chair. ““We invite the community to ISU’s campus to learn more about this great institution and enjoy educational exhibits, entertainment and free food.”

More than 50 ISU groups will provide a variety of entertainment, art, culture, information, and scientific displays and demonstrations. Some examples of booths are hands-on chemistry activities that include “smoking cheese puffs” by ISU Chemistry; 3D printing by the College of Technology CADD program; art projects served by the ISU art department; artifacts and virtual reality headsets provided by the Idaho Museum of Natural History; scientific trivia questions and spinner wheel by ISU Molecular Research Core Facility; blood pressure and cholesterol testing by the ISU College of Pharmacy; anatomical models provided by the physical therapy programs; and ISU athletes and Benny the Bengal providing giveaways and autographs.

Highlights of the event include:

• The ISU Credit Union is giving away 800 kids T-shirts.

• Idaho Central Credit Union is sponsoring a coloring contest that features a grand prize of a Nintendo Switch and other prizes.

• Free potato bar dinner.

• Free tickets to the Bengal Movie Theater

• BOGO tickets to the Idaho Museum of Natural History

• Free bowling at the Pond Student Union.

For more information, contact Allyson Johnson, ISU Office of Marketing and Communications, 208-282-3620, or johnally@isu.edu.



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