News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

January 27, 2014 — Vol. 30 No. 3

Who Will Be the Ultimate Bengal?

Tell your students to interact with Idaho State University's Facebook and other social media to become the Ultimate Bengal and win an award package worth more than $13,000.

The ISU Ultimate Bengal Challenge kicks off Jan. 14 and a winner will be announced the week of April 25.

The ISU Ultimate Bengal will receive a year of in-state tuition, one year of campus housing, a one-year meal plan, a $1,000 ISU Bookstore credit, an iPad, a reserved parking pass, a Student Unions bowling and billiards card, and ISU swag, including a jacket and polo shirt.

"The Ultimate Bengal Challenge is a unique endeavor, part of an effort to better engage our communities with Idaho State University's social media and reach out to our constituents," said Kent Tingey, ISU vice president for advancement.

Entry into the Ultimate Bengal Challenge begins with a visit to the ISU Facebook page at

One lucky person will win the entire package. Eligible participants can enter to win, or enter their favorite ISU student to win. The contest is open to anyone except to benefited ISU employees and their dependents, and where prohibited. For eligibility information and complete contest rules, visit

"We don't know of another university that has offered an award package like this for interacting with social media," said Stuart Summers, chair of the ISU Social Media Committee and director of marketing and recruitment for the ISU College of Technology. "One great thing about the Ultimate Bengal Challenge is that a parent, grandparent, relative or friend who wins an entry can give it to an eligible recipient."

Besides the Ultimate Bengal Challenge award package, there will also be weekly and monthly prizes awarded such as an iPad or gift certificate. Each week, five entries will be selected randomly as potential winners of the Challenge's weekly and monthly prizes. Those names, 70 total, will also be entered into the final random drawing for the Ultimate Bengal Challenge award package.