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Idaho State University calendar of events, April 2-21

Posted April 2, 2012

ISU Coming Events: April 2-21

The Idaho State University Office of Marketing and Communications distributes this event calendar to let the public and media know about upcoming non-athletic events at the University. This information is intended for release in print and broadcast events calendars. Various events calendars with more complete information are available online at the website www.isu.edu/calendar. A copy of this release can also be accessed via ISU’s homepage at www.isu.edu. Information about ISU athletic events is available at www.isubengals.com. The area code for all phone numbers is 208 unless otherwise noted. The phone number for Marketing and Communications is (208) 282-3620.

Monday, April 2                                                                                                                                   

ISU Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy is looking for volunteers: The ISU Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy is looking for eight to 12 volunteers to participate in a study examining the "Occupational Role Change in Stroke Survivors." Study volunteers must meet the following inclusion criteria: have suffered a stroke serious enough to require a period of inpatient rehabilitation; were discharged to home following their rehabilitation and currently live in a private residence (house or apartment, not an assisted living facility or nursing home); at least one year has passed since the stroke; and are able to communicate well enough to be interviewed. There is no cost to participate, and there is no compensation for participation. Research assistants will include students in the ISU Master of Occupational Therapy program who will use their participation to fulfill research class requirements for graduation. For more information or to volunteer for the study, contact Peterson at (208) 282-4631 or petetheo@isu.edu.

ISU to host Suicide Prevention Training: Registration is now being accepted for Idaho State University's Institute of Rural Health youth suicide prevention training in Sandpoint on May 3. The nationally recognized training is free and open to the public, but seats are limited. Pre-registration is required. The training will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The training is designed to provide the latest scientific information on the warning signs, risk and protective factors for suicide and mental illness, along with practical guidance on how to identify youth and young adults at risk for suicide.  Information will assist professionals, community leaders, parents, advocates and all those who care for children and youth. The training will be held at the Panhandle Health District, 1020 Michigan, Sandpoint. To register online, go to www.isu.edu/irh/ or contact Kirsti Beck at 208-282-4436 or email preventsuicide@isu.edu.

Tuesday, April 3

ISU to host guest speaker Amando Alvarez: The Idaho State University Radiographic Science Program will present Amando Alvarez, an expert on Hispanic culture and former ISU Spanish instructor, to speak on "Providing Culturally Competent Care in Clinical Settings" from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 3 at the Eli M. Oboler Library. The presentation will be held at the in Rooms B-32 and B-3G in Pocatello and be broadcast to ISU-Idaho Falls to Room 303 in the Center for Higher Education at University Place and Room 669 in the Institute of Rural Health Suite in Meridian. This event is free and open to the public. The program is supported by a grant from the Cultural Affairs Council of ISU.  For more information contact Janet Alvarez at 282-4042 or at alvajane@isu.edu.

Thursday, April 5

ISU Department of Music to present Percussion Ensemble & Steel Band: The ISU Department of Music will present the Percussion Ensemble & Steel Band on April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Goranson Hall inside the Fine Arts Building. This event is free to the public. For more information contact the Music Department at 282-3636.

ISU to host Graduate Programs Open House: Idaho State University's College of Education will host a Graduate Programs Open House April 5, for those interested in pursuing a master's degree in education. The open house will run from 6 to 8 p.m. in the College of Education lobby. The event is free. Representatives will be on hand from financial aid, admissions and each graduate program to field any questions or concerns attendees may have. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to meet with department professors, as well as College of Education Dean Deborah Hedeen. For more information contact the College of Education at 282-2783.

Friday, April 6 and 7

ISU Theatre and Dance Department and Department of Music to present 'Into the Woods': The ISU Theatre and Dance Department along with the Department of Music will team up to present "Into the Woods" on April 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Beverly Bistline Theatre at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $9 for pre-college students and $7for ISU students with a valid Bengal card. Tickets can be purchased online at www.isu.edu/tickets, or by calling the Stephens Center Box Office at 282-3595.

Saturday, April 7

ISU to host Japan Night 2012: The Idaho State University Japanese Club will present its annual Japan Night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom. Tickets for Japan Night will be available in the ISU Pond Student Union Lobby and Rendezvous Complex March 12-16 in the Rendezvous of ISU, and March 19-23 in the PSUB, and April 2 to 6 in the both Rendezvous and PSUB from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They may also be purchased at the door and directly from Japanese Club students. Ticket prices are $9 for general public, $8 for ISU faculty and staff, $7 for students, and free for children under 5. Tickets will also be available at the door on April 7, beginning at 5:30 p.m., but will be a dollar more.

ISU to host Africa Night 2012:  Idaho State University will host Africa Night 2012 with the theme, "A Night Under the African Stars" April 7 at 5:30 p.m. inside the Jensen Grand Concert Hall at the Stephens Performing Arts Center.  The event is open to the public and will include authentic African delicacies, a flag and fashion show, singing, dancing, poetry and much more. Ticket prices are $7 for ISU students with a valid Bengal card, $8 for faculty and staff, $9 for the general public and free for children five and younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Pond Student Union and will cost $1 more at the door on the night of the event. For more information call 282-2700 or email larrydymes@gmail.com.

Monday, April 9

ISU to host Stand Up Economist Comedian: The Stand Up Economist Yoram Bauman will perform at Idaho State University on April 9 at 7 p.m. at the Bilyeu Theatre inside Frazier Hall. Bauman specializes in jokes dealing with politics and economics. He has also authored a comic book about economics. He will be signing copies of this book at the event. This educational event is free for precollege students, ISU Students and ISU Faculty/Staff with a valid Bengal card. General public tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, contact the ISU Economics Department at 208-282-2346 or email KC Harding at hardkc@isu.edu. For more information on Bauman visithttp://www.standupeconomist.com/.

ISU Theatre and Dance Department and Department of Music to present "Into the Woods": The ISU Theatre and Dance Department along with the Department of Music will team up to present "Into the Woods" on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Beverly Bistline Theatre at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $9 for pre-college students and $7for ISU students with a valid Bengal card. Tickets can be purchased online at www.isu.edu/tickets, or by calling the Stephens Center Box Office at 282-3595.

Tuesday, April 10, 11, 12 and 13

ISU to host new freshman registration: Idaho State University new freshman registration or The Bengal ROAR (Registration: Opportunity for Academic Readiness) will be held April 10, 11 and 13 in Pocatello and April 12 in Idaho Falls. The Pocatello Bengal ROAR will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pond Student Union. The ISU-Idaho Falls program will be from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Bennion Student Union Building. Attendance at the FAR session is required before students are allowed to register for fall courses. Students must register for the event through the mailed invitations or online at: http://isu.edu/advising/student/nfr.shtml. For more information or questions, contact JoAnn Hertz in Pocatello at 282-3277 and Susan Morris in Idaho Falls at 282-7804.

Tuesday, April 10 and 11

ISU to host symposium on Indigenous Languages: Idaho State University will host the "Symposium on Indigenous Languages: Retention and Revitalization," geared to increase discussion and awareness of the issues concerning indigenous language loss, April 10-12 in the Rendezvous Complex Suites A-C. Reservations for the April 11 luncheon need to be made by April 3 to Rebecca Clover at 282- 2629 or clovrebe@isu.edu.

Wednesday, April 11

ISU Season of Note to present ISU Season of Note to present "Acoustic Eidolon":  Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. inside the Jensen Grand Concert Hall at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire joined forces on the music scene in 1998. This confluence of two gifted musicians has resulted in the internationally acclaimed duo. Scott performs on a unique, custom designed double-neck "guitjo", a banjo/guitar combination and Alkire on the cello. Tickets are $16 for main floor seating and $12 for balcony seating. Tickets can be purchased online at www.isu.edu/tickets or by calling the Stephens Center Box Office at 282-3595.

Thursday, April 12

ISU to host guest speaker Alex Huryn: Noted freshwater ecologist Alex Huryn, from the University of Alabama Department of Biological Sciences, will deliver the fifth annual G.W. Minshall Lecture Series in Ecology at 4 p.m. April 12. He will deliver the lecture "Postcards for the edge; extreme habitats as tools for ecological inquiry" in Room 10 of the ISU Department of Biological Sciences Lecture Center. Huryn’s presentation is sponsored by the ISU Department of Biological Sciences, which established the G.W. Minshall Lecture Series in Ecology to provide lasting recognition of the scientific contributions of Dr. Wayne Minshall, an ISU professor emeritus who has been an international leader in the study of streams and rivers. For more information contact Ryan Blackadar at blacrya2@isu.edu.

Thursday, April 12, 13 and 14

ISU Theatre and Dance Department and Department of Music to present "Into the Woods": The ISU Theatre and Dance Department along with the Department of Music will team up to present "Into the Woods" on April 12, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Beverly Bistline Theatre at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $9 for pre-college students and $7for ISU students with a valid Bengal card. Tickets can be purchased online at www.isu.edu/tickets, or by calling the Stephens Center Box Office at 282-3595.

ISU to host annual Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Conference: Idaho State University will host the annual Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Conference (RMMRA) April 12, 13 and 14, which will include the keynote address "Contested Categories, Anxiety, and Resistance in Early English and Beyond" by Anonette diPaolo Healey, editor of the Dictionary of Old English. This event is open to the public. For more information on other conference events, contact Thomas Klein,kleithom@isu.edu, or visit the website of the Department of English and Philosophy http://www.isu.edu/english/conf2012/.

Monday, April 16-23

ISU to host "Be Advised" campaign for students: Idaho State University is continuing its "Be Advised" campaign to encourage students to reap the benefits of good advising prior to registering for fall classes in April. The campaign led by Central Academic Advising, a unit of the Student Success Center, directs students to pursue the information they need to progress towards attaining their chosen degree program. Registration assistance is available during regular business hours in the Office of the Registrar and Central Academic Advising centers in Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Meridian, and Twin Falls. For more information, contact ISU Central Academic Advising at (208) 282-3277 or advinfo@isu.edu.

Tuesday, April 17

"How Mountaineering Changed Science" presentation by Michael S. Reidy, a historian of science at Montana State University, at 7 p.m. in the Wood River Room of the Pond Student Union. Reidy's presentation will take attendees back to 1861, the Golden Age of Mountaineering, to follow 19th century physicist John Tyndall's first ascent of the Weisshorn in the Swiss Alps. Reidy is the author of "Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty’s Navy" among other publications. The presentation has been brought to ISU by the Outdoor Adventure Center and the Department of History.

Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21

• Idaho State University Kappa Sigma Fraternity Presents "Ride for the Troop" – From Friday, April 20, to Saturday, April 21, members of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Idaho State University will participate in their fourth annual "Ride for the Troops," a full-day bike-a-thon from 4:30 p.m. Friday to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Members of Kappa Sigma will be camped out and biking around the ISU Hutchinson Quadrangle to help raise money for Fisher House, an organization that provides homes near hospitals for the family of sick or wounded soldiers. The fraternity is hoping the Ride for the Troops event will raise at least $3,000 for Fisher House. For more information, contact Samuel Perry at 208-571-9245.

Friday, April 20

ISU Department of Music to present Guitar Ensemble: The ISU Department of Music will present a Guitar Ensemble on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Goranson Hall inside the Fine Arts Building. This event is free to the public. For more information contact the Music Department at 282-3636.

ISU to host Bengal Spring Sprint Triathlon: Idaho State University's Sport Science and Physical Education students are putting on a triathlon April 20-21 to celebrate the end of the school year, while benefitting Tyson's Brave Battalion, a local group of children who are battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). The triathlon, also known as the Bengal Spring Sprint Triathlon, will start in Reed Gym on the ISU campus. The swim takes place on Friday night at the ISU Reed Gym pool, between 3 and 8 p.m. The bike and run portions will be on Saturday with the fastest swimmer off at 9:30 a.m. Racers will leave according to their swim time. Registration is available online at Active.com, (keywords Bengal Triathlon.) Registration fees are: $25 for individual race entries, $20 for college students, $60 for relay teams, $20 for juniors and $15 for ICE/Pocatello TRI Club Members. For more information, please contact Leo Sepulveda, Marketing and Promotions at 208-317-5692 sepuleon@gmail.com or Kyle Little, Race Director at 208-731-9753 littkyle@isu.edu or Dr. Caroline Faure at 208-282-4085 faurcaro@isu.edu.

Saturday, April 21

ISU Department of Music to present Choirs Spring Concert: The ISU Department of Music will present the Choirs Spring Concert on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Jensen Grand Concert Hall at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $4 for pre-college students, $6 for ISU faculty and staff and free for ISU Students with a valid Bengal card. Tickets can be purchased online at www.isu.edu/tickets, or by calling the Stephens Center Box Office at 282-3595.

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