Theme announced for ISU College of Arts and Letters gala


Idaho State University news release:

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University College of Arts and Letters has announced the theme for its 2014 New Year’s Eve Gala is “Masquerade Ball.”

At the gala, community members and Idaho State University faculty, staff and students will flaunt their masquerade masks while enjoying an evening with entertainment from the School of Performing Arts.

The evening’s entertainment will include short plays, chorus numbers, comedy acts and dancers in the Marshall Rotunda, all performed by ISU students. There will also be a faculty and student art gallery in the Rogers Black Box Theatre and a performance by the Idaho Civic Symphony Youth Orchestra.

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Bengals sweep Boise State

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The Idaho State club baseball team swept Boise State in a three game series this weekend at Storey Park in Meridian. Dylan Kowitz started the third  game and flirted with a no-hitter through the first five innings. Kowitz gave up one hit in seven innings of shutout baseball. Trent Seamons came in and saved the win in the third game and the second game as well. Jake Munns, John Kenison and Riggan Angell rounded out ISU’s great weekend  on the hill.

The Bengals offense was solid all weekend getting the hits when needed. Riggan Angell contributed a pair of doubles on the weekend. Seamons and Kowitz also hit doubles.

The Bengals travel to Weber State in a doubleheader this Saturday.

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Bengals in the NFL



Blackfoot native and former Idaho State Bengal Josh Hill caught one pass for 8 yards in New Orleans 24-23 loss at Detroit on Sunday

The Saints (2-4) led 23-10 late in the game. During one stretch in the fourth quarter, though, New Orleans quarterback Brees went 10   straight passes without a completion and the Lions were able to rally.


Chicago’s Jared Allen finish with four tackles was credited with half of a sack in a 27-14 loss at home to Miami on Sunday.

Allen and the Bears fell to 3-4 overall and have lost three of their last four games. Dirk Koetter


Atlanta’s offense struggled to find a rhythm and the Falcons dropped a 29-7 final at Baltimore on Sunday.

Dirk Koetter, who grew up in Pocatello and played for Idaho State,  is Atlanta’s offensive coordinator. He watched his quarterback, Matt Ryan, throw for a season-low 228 yards, and the Ravens sacked Ryan five times and hit the seven-year pro nine times.


Nothing went head coach Marvin Lewis’ or Cincinnati’s way in a 27-0 loss Sunday to the Indianapolis Colts.

Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton was sacked three times, the Bengals were held to 135 total yards of offense and ran a total of eight plays in Colts territory.

“Things were disappointing,” said Lewis, who played for Idaho State before beginning his coaching career. “Not having execution on third down offensively, to not make first downs and not make opportunities to keep the drives alive, and then have a couple plays on defense where we didn’t play very well.”

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Gem State tie — Bengals Finish Level With Vandals


Amanda Ellsworth broke the school record for goals in a season and Idaho State finished in a 2-2 tie with Idaho on Sunday in Moscow.

Ellsworth’s goal in the 51st minute is her 12th of the season, breaking the old ISU mark held by Stacey Peterson (2002). The senior now has 35 career goals — one shy of the Big Sky record.

Mikaela Carrillo scored her first goal of the season in the first half. Whitney Peterson collected the assist on both goals  for Idaho State.

ISU led the match 2-0 before the Vandals scored twice in the final 15 minutes of regulation to force the extra  session.

“We had a very distinct game plan in place and we stuck to it for 75 minutes,” said ISU head coach Allison Gibson. “We let them in the back door and it cost us dearly.”

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The good and the bad: ISU vs SUU: Deciphering the pluses and minuses from the Bengals’ win


  BY KYLE FRANKO   @ByKyleFranko

The Bengals are on fire right now.

The offense is humming, they’re 4-0 at home and in prime position to — believe it or not — contend for a Big Sky Conference title after defeating Southern Utah 56-28 Saturday in Holt Arena.

With a 21-point fourth quarter, ISU turned a tight contest into a comfortable four-touchdown win, helping validate ISU’s choice last week to resign head coach Mike Kramer for another three years.

There is, however, one big albatross hovering over the football program. The Bengals have lost 48 straight games, a streak that goes back to a time long, long ago (Oct. 7, 2006 at Northern Colorado, more specifically).

Idaho State’s next two Big Sky games are on the road, starting with   Northern Colorado this weekend and Portland State on Nov. 1. Without question, ISU’s Big Sky championship and postseason dreams ride on its ability to win at least one of its next two games.

Before that, though, let’s look back and decipher the pluses and minuses from Idaho State’s 28-point win against Southern Utah.

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ISU student struck by car; woman not seriously hurt

POCATELLO — A female student was struck by a car on the Idaho State University campus Saturday evening.

The incident happened around 5:45 p.m. while the woman, believed to be in her 20s, was crossing Cesar Chavez Avenue near the ISU Student Union. Firefighters said the student was conscious following the incident and did not appear to be seriously hurt.

Police said the driver of the car stopped after hitting the woman, who was crossing the street in or near a crosswalk.

The accident remains under investigation by Pocatello police, who have not yet released the identity of either the injured student or the driver of the car. The driver is not an ISU student, the university confirmed Monday.

The woman was transported by Pocatello Fire Department ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center, where she received treatment for minor injuries.

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Humanities Café to be held Nov. 6 at Portneuf Valley Brewery

Idaho State University news release:

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s English and Philosophy Department will hold the Humanities Café “Cultural Revolution: Arts and Literature in Mid-Century America” on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Portneuf Valley Brewery.

The presenters at the café will be Douglas Warnock, art professor, and Kathleen Lane, music professor and director of ISU Women’s Choir.
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Annual Pocatello Ski Swap Set Oct. 24-26 at ISU

Idaho State University news release

POCATELLO —The annual Pocatello Ski Swap will be held Oct. 24-26 at Idaho State University in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The Swap is the primary fundraising event for the Pocatello Ski and Snowboard Association. It helps to fund four youth trips (they receive free bus service and reduced ski rates), the Pebble Creek Youth Ski Team, and disabled skiers’ events with the CW HOG program at ISU. All of the organizations represented are not-for-profit and supported by volunteers.
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