ISU Events this Week

Stonybrook Film Festival winner, “No God, No Master” will be shown Thursday & Friday, July 17 and 18, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the Bengal Theater at the ISU Pond Student Union. This story based on true events, stars David Strathairn as FBI agent William Flynn who is assigned the task of finding those responsible for a series of package bombs in the United States. (Rated PG-13)  Admission is $2 for the public, or $1 for ISU students.  For trailer and more information, go to
nogodISU’s Concert on the Quad Thursday night features Ju-Taun, with opening band Zandra and Emma starting things off at 6 p.m.  Rainsite is the Quad Lounge in the Pond Student Union.  According to press releases, Ju-Taun has an alluring fusion of classic soul, folk, 80′s classic rock/pop, African, and Reggae. The trio of singers, songwriters, and musicians are based in southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia area.  For more information go to

ISU’s Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdooor Group (CW HOG) presents the 11th Annual Claude Larsen Memorial Golf Tournament. 4 person scramble this Saturday, July 19, at the Riverside Golf Course.  Awards are given for 1st through 3rd place, closest to the pin, longest drive for both men and women, and raffle prizes, including a chance to win a season’s golf pass for next year. Registration starts at 7 a.m. Saturday, running $40 per person/4 person teams or $50 per person the day of event.  Sign up in advance at Outdoor Adventure Center, or at Riverside or Highland Golf Course.  Registration form is online at

Idaho Native Plant Society Field Trip to Scout Mountain is next Monday, July 21, with carpool meetup at 6 p.m. near the Bison by the Museum of Natural History, or meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Justice Park Campground at Scout Mountain.  All are welcome to attend. Ruth Moorhead will lead the expedition.  For questions and directions: Contact the McCoys at 241-5851, the Nicholls at 233-0714.

The Outdoor Adventure Center is hosting a Camp Fire Night on the ISU Quad on Monday, July 21, from 7 – 9 p.m.  Have you ever wondered how to leave a no-trace camp fire?  Join the OAC for a tutorial on how to build a safe no-trace fire, followed by playing lawn games and eating some S’MORES.  All are welcome to attend.

The movie, “Bad Words” will be shown next Tuesday and Wednesday, July 22 and 23, at 7 p.m. in the Bengal Theater.  In this comedy, Jason Bateman stars as a spelling bee loser who sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult. (Rated R)  Admission is $2 for the public, $1 for ISU staff, or free for ISU summer students.

Bob Devine is the coordinator for the Pocatello Film Society.  If you would like your campus related event included in future columns, please send information to Bob at
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EWU heavily favored in preseason polls


PARK CITY, Utah — Beau Baldwin’s Eastern Washington Eagles are a heavy favorite to capture the 2014 Big Sky Conference football championship, according to the league coaches and media.

The Eagles topped the preseason coaches’ and media polls, which were released Tuesday at the Big Sky Summer Kickoff. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.

The coaches placed Idaho State 12th and the media had the Bengals at No. 10.

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Put up or shut up: Bengals’ success hinges on defense’s growth


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PARK CITY, Utah — Maybe Idaho State’s special teams play is the best place to start.

In simple terms a football team is comprised of three parts: offense, defense and special teams.

And special teams is the cog often overlooked and neglected (though not by coaches).

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Big Sky in ‘a perfect spot’

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PARK CITY, Utah — Amidst a dynamic and convoluted college landscape that looks far different now than it did five years ago — and will continue to transform — the Big Sky Conference sits in a pretty good spot.

At least that is Big Sky commissioner Doug Fullerton’s perspective at the 2014 Big Sky Conference Football Kickoff in Park City, Utah.

“We are probably in one of the most interesting times in college athletics that I’ve ever seen,” Fullerton said in an address to media Monday morning.

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Former Bengal named ISU assistant coach


Idaho State volleyball coach Chad Teichert has announced the hiring of Jaclyn Hone-Hawkins as an assistant coach.

Hawkins was a Bengal volleyball star from 2008-12 where she earned all-conference accolades as a senior.

“I’m pleased to have Jaclyn join our volleyball coaching staff.” Teichert said. “Several years ago Jaclyn came to us as a freshman walk-on and she worked her way into the starting lineup while earning a scholarship. She went on to win all-conference honors, played in a conference tournament  championship and was a key player on one of the most successful teams ever at Idaho State. She was not only a good player but also was an athlete who was aware of her teammates and cared about them. She will be an excellent member of our coaching staff.”

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Idaho State void from Big Sky preseason all-conference list


  BY KYLE FRANKO   @goodfranks

PARK CITY, Utah — Idaho State was nowhere to be found.

The Big Sky Conference released its preseason all-conference team Monday at the 2014 Football Kickoff event in Park City, Utah.

Thirty names are on the list, and none of them represent Idaho State. The Bengals joins North Dakota as the only two schools from the 13-member conference to not have a preseason honoree.

Justin Arias, ISU’s senior starting quarterback and one of 10 starters returning on offense for Idaho State, seemed unimpressed.

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Stonybrook Festival Winner – “No God, No Master” at ISU Thursday & Friday

Stonybrook Film Festival winner, “No God, No Master” plays this Thurs & Fri, July 17 & 18, @ 6:30 & 8:30 pm @ ISU’s Bengal Theater. This true story stars David Strathairn as FBI agent William Flynn who is assigned the task of finding those responsible for a series of package bombs in the United States. (Rated PG-13) Admission is $2 for the public, or $1 for ISU students. For trailer, go to

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Retired ISU professor opens massage business

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POCATELLO – Retired ISU English Professor Susan Swetnam has opened a new chapter that might seem unusual for someone who has spent the past 35 years working in academia: she’s now opening up a massage therapy clinic.

Susan-Swetnam-and-catSwetnam – the only faculty member ever to win all three of ISU’s Distinguished Faculty Awards (for teaching, research and service) – retired in May 2013. Instead of taking a well-earned rest, though, she’s spent the past year as a student in the ISU College of Technology Massage Therapy certificate program. She recently received her Idaho Massage Therapy license.

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