ISU’s 2015 football schedule rounding into form with game at BYU


Idaho State opens the 2014 season with back-to-back games against Utah and Utah State, two quality Football Bowl Subdivision programs. The 2015 football schedule is taking on a similar tone.

Idaho State announced Wednesday that it will play at BYU on Oct. 24, 2015. It will be the fifth meeting  between the Bengals and Cougars all time and the third since 2011. BYU leads the series 5-0.

ISU had already scheduled a game at Boise State on Sept. 19 in 2015, continuing a trend of the Bengals playing two “money games” every season. In 2013, Idaho State faced both Washington and BYU, and in 2012 the Bengals traveled to Air Force and Nebraska.

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‘Cesar Chavez’ to show at Bengal Theater

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By Bob Devine
Acclaimed movie, “Cesar Chavez” will be shown tonight and tomorrow, July 31 and Aug. 1, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the Bengal Theater. This breakout hit won honors at the South by Southwest Film Festival and stars Michael Pena, America Ferrera, and Rosario Dawson in the story of the famed labor leader whose efforts to change farm worker conditions in America helped spur changes in civil rights. The USA Today writes, “Not only powerful but timely, given divided attitudes toward immigration and unionization today.” (Rated PG-13) Admission is $2 for the public, or $1 for ISU students. For trailer and more information, go to

This week’s Concert on the Quad is replaced by Montana Shakespeare in the Park performing “Romeo and Juliet” tonight at 6 p.m. on the ISU Quad. The tragic Shakespeare classic finds two star crossed lovers trying to find a way to be together while avoiding the rivalries of their two families. All are welcome to attend. Admission is free. Rain site is in the Pond Student Union.

Looking ahead to next week, DisneyNature’s “Bears” will be shown next Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 5 and 6, at 7 p.m. in the Bengal Theater, featuring the story of a bear family in Alaska whose young cubs grow up learning the lessons of the wild. (Rated G) Admission is $2 for the public, $1 for ISU staff, or free for ISU summer students.

Summer movies at ISU will conclude next Thursday, Aug. 7, with International Film Award winner, “Imagine” playing at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Admission is free for this charming film that delivers a powerful look at an unorthodox instructor for the blind who teaches them to look with their other senses, attune their hearing, and trust what they’re feeling, so they can live a fuller lifestyle. Due to strong accents, this film will have English subtitles. All are welcome to attend. Donations are appreciated, but not required. For more information and trailer, go to

The final summer Concert on the Quad will be next Thursday, Aug. 7, with headliner Bushwalla performing at 7 p.m. with opening act Ian McFeron Band starting things off at 6 p.m. According to press releases, Bushwalla is a South Carolina, singer, song-juggler, and self-proclaimed “Original Gangster of Cleveland,” bringing a unique blend of acoustic hip-hop, folk, and funk with a soul deeply rooted in authenticity and optimism. All are welcome to attend.

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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Former Bengal wins pole vaulting title


Idaho State alum Mike Arnold cleared 17-9 3/4 to win the North American Pole Vault Association Championship held in Old Town Clovis on Friday in Clovis, Calif.

The event is held in the street and there is an individual event and a team event. Arnold won the individual event but his team fell just short of the team title.

“It’s amazing,” Arnold told The Fresno Bee after failing at three attempts to clear 18-11, which would have won Arnold a new car. “It’s a phenomenal experience in front of a great crowd, and that’s what you do it for — to put on a show and have a lot of fun. Arnold won six Big Sky pole vaulting championships at Idaho State and was an All-American as a senior in 2013.

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“Cesar Chavez” at ISU Thursday and Friday

The acclaimed movie, “Cesar Chavez” will be featured at ISU’s Bengal Theater on Thursday and Friday, July 31 and August 1, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. This breakout hit won honors at the South by Southwest Film Festival and stars Michael Pena, America Ferrera, and Rosario Dawson in the story of the famed labor leader whose efforts to change farm worker conditions in America helped spur changes in civil rights.  (Rated PG-13)  Admission is $2 for the public, or $1 for ISU students.  For trailer and more information, go to

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ISU receives license to produce isotopes for cancer research

2014 ISU Medical Isotopes Announcement

IDAHO FALLS – Idaho State University’s Idaho Accelerator Center has achieved a milestone in nuclear medicine that promises hope to cancer patients. Scientists at the Center have used linear accelerators to produce isotopes that now can be assessed in the treatment of cancer.

Furthermore, ISU has received a production license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to use nuclear accelerators to produce the isotope copper-67, which has the potential to be more effective than chemotherapy or external radiation for the treatment of some cancers.

“We will be the only university in the western United States with production license to produce this type of cancer-fighting isotope using e-LINAC accelerators,” said Howard Grimes, vice president for research. “The potential medical and commercial implications of producing these isotopes are huge as is the potential to add to our array of cancer fighting treatments.”
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ISU track and field academic success


Idaho State pole vaulter Caitlin Maulin and multi-event athlete Christoph Lange were named Division I All-Academic by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams were also named All-Academic Teams. To qualify as for the individual award athletes must maintain a 3.25 GPA and be ranked in the top 96 in the nation in an individual event.

Maulin finished with a 3.90 GPA in economics and Lange holds a 3.86 GPA in engineering.

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Big Sky notes: rule changes set for 2014 football season: Conference hopes to install instant replay by 2015



  BY KYLE FRANKO   @goodfranks

Over the past decade, however, the initial upfront cost has become manageable.

“I’ve always been a fan of instant replay,” Fullerton said at the Big Sky 2014 Kickoff on July 14 in Park City, Utah. “The college game has kind of figured out how to do it in the booth.”

Fullerton still needs to go through the Big Sky’s presidents for approval, and the goal is to have instant replay at all 13 schools playing football by the start of 2015.

In the more immediate horizon, there are a few rule changes in college football this season that fans should notice.

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ISU athletes honoring late coach

POCATELLO — Idaho State University track athletes Mattie Mulick and Norah Parkinson will finish their 670-mile bicycle ride across Idaho to honor their former coach, Jackie Poulson, with a group ride and barbecue Saturday at Davis Field at ISU.

Poulson, a member of the Idaho State University Sports Hall of Fame, passed away after an accident on Aug. 30, 2012.

Mulick and Parkinson are collecting donations for the Jackie Poulson Memorial Scholarship as they ride. They invite anyone to join them on the last leg of the ride at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at 426 W. Highway 26 in Blackfoot.

Following the ride, there will be a barbecue at noon at Davis Field along with a celebration of Poulson’s life with family and friends.

Parkinson and Mulick began their ride July 15 in Potlatch, and will travel for 11 days.

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