News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

July, 17 2015 — Vol. 31 No. 28


Idaho Museum of Natural History To Host a Free Moth Party July 21

Concerts on the Quad Continue Through Aug. 6

Idaho Museum of Natural History To Host a Free Moth Party July 21

Participants can explore the fascinating world of moths when Idaho State University’s Museum of Natural History hosts a free Moth Party July 21 from 10 to 11:30 p.m.

July 18-26 is National Moth Week, and citizen scientists will be hosting Moth Parties all over the United States.  During a Moth Party, the partiers capture moths, photograph them and submit their photos to scientists for identification.

“National Moth Week raises awareness about the amazing world of nighttime nature that many people have never observed,” said Moskowitz, an environmental consultant and Ph.D. candidate in entomology at Rutgers University. “Thousands of photos taken by citizen scientists at mothing events have been uploaded to data depositories by participants.”

Participants will be allowed to capture moths and help photograph them.  The museum will provide pizza to the first 25 participants.  Interested participants should park in the ISU Pond Student Union parking lot, and look for white tents and lights next to the Museum back door.

           For more information contact education specialist Becky Hansis-O'Neill at

Concerts on the Quad Continue Through Aug. 6

Idaho State University’s Summer Activities is sponsoring concerts and barbeques throughout the summer at 6 p.m. Thursdays on the Hutchinson Quadrangle.

The barbeques are free for ISU summer students with valid Bengal Cards and $3 for the public. The concerts are free to all.

The concert schedule is as follows:

  • July 23 David and Whitney bring the same mixture of high energy and familiarity to acoustic shows as you'd find with a professional DJ, yet the live stage show is entertaining and interactive for students. Their growing list of original songs as well as pop and country covers keep crowds energized and venues packed. For more information visit Opening band is Happy Havoc.
  • August 6 Tim Bergstrom first picked up the guitar at age 7 and has been connecting with people through music and song ever since. His journey has been full of surprise and expected twists that have led him from his hometown of Indianapolis to Nashville. For more information visit Opening performance is Zandra Higley.

News Bites

Office of Research to Sponsor Proposal Development Workshop

Faculty/Staff Updates

Sarah Godsey Awarded the 2015 MG Anderson Award

Karen Neill Accepted to American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Wharton Executive Leadership programx


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