Movie “Big Eyes” at ISU Sunday

Golden Globe winning movie “Big Eyes” plays this Sunday, April 19, at 3:00, 5:15 and 7:30 p.m. in the Bengal Theater, starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz in this drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband who claimed credit for her works. (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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Simmons leads Bengals at Mark Faldmo Invitational


Samantha Simmons led the Bengals on the first day of the Mark Faldmo Invitational in Logan, Utah on April 17 with a first place finish in the pole vault (3.66 meters). She is currently ranked fourth in the conference.

Danielle Rausch and Vannessa Bawden tied for third with 3.35 meters in the pole vault.

Jessalyn Garnett placed 15th in the hammer throw with a mark of 36.18 meters and Jessica Bates followed in 16th with 36.18 meters.

On the men’s side, Christian Brininger placed sixth in the hammer throw (46.58 meters). Dallin Pearson followed in ninth with a mark of 43.16 meters.

At the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Jesse Sorensen placed 30th overall with a Big Sky qualifying time of 48.29 in the 400-meter dash. Sorensen also competed in the 200-meter dash and finished 43rd overall with 21.93.

The Bengals continue competition in Logan and Walnut today.

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Henderson places 4th, Phillips 8th at Mt. SAC Relays


Senior Logan Henderson finished fourth in the men’s decathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays Thursday with a Big Sky standard score of 6,937 points.

Henderson’s run was highlighted by his second-place finish in the 400-meter dash (48.90), third-place finish in the 1,500-meter run (4:21.29) and 14th-place finish a personal record in the 100-meter dash (11.61). Henderson is currently ranked first in the conference in the decathlon.

Billy Phillips scored for the Bengals with an eighth place finish in the decathlon with a Big Sky standard score of 6,750 points.

Phillips’ run was highlighted by his first place finish in the discus (47.11 meters) and second place finish in the shot put (13.99 meters).

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Sweep of Sac St. gives ISU sole possession of 1st place


The Idaho State softball team is all alone in first place. The Bengals swept their doubleheader at Sacramento State on Friday afternoon, winning game one, 7-0, in nine innings and then taking game two, 8-5.

The Bengals are 27-14 overall and 12-2 in Big Sky Conference play while Sacramento State dropped to 21-22 overall and 10-4 in league.

“From the people in the dugout to the players in the field, we played two complete games,” said Idaho State coach Julie Wright. “Everybody played their part in today’s victories. I was really proud of my team today.”

The story of Friday’s sweep was the pitching of Sophie Slagle and Ashlyn Ames. Both pitched complete games and kept the Sacramento State offense off balance all afternoon.

“Our pitching staff was great,” Wright said. “They were fantastic against a really good offensive team.”

Slagle went all nine innings in   game one, allowing three hits while striking out a seasonhigh seven batters. She walked three and pitched a no-hitter through the first 5.2 innings.

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The second scrimmage won’t be any easier on the quarterbacks


  BY KYLE   @ByKyleFranko 

Idaho State coach Mike Kramer wants Saturday’s scrimmage to be as difficult as possible for his quarterbacks.

He’s set it up to be a hard, uphill battle from the very start.

“Playing quarterback is not playing catch in your backyard,” Kramer said. “It’s against 11 guys snorting and trying to get to you and tear the ball out of your hands.”

ISU’s three quarterbacks, two of them inexperienced sophomores and the third a true freshman  , each threw a pick during Idaho State’s first scrimmage of the spring on April 11. They were sacked 15 times and had 20 negative-yardage plays in the first 36 snaps of the scrimmage.

Tanner Gueller, the freshman, took all the first-team reps and did throw one touchdown pass. But he wasn’t good enough. Whether it was slow reads, taking sacks in the red zone or illadvised  throws, Gueller and the Bengals offense struggled for large chunks of time.

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ISU Camerata Singers: ‘The Heritage of American Choral Music’ today


  BY LISA DAYLEY SMITHFor the Journal 

POCATELLO — In honor of America’s musical heritage, the Idaho State University Camerata Singers plan a concert featuring many of the country’s original songs.

Officials planned the concert, titled “The Heritage of American Choral Music,” at 7:30 p.m. today at the Jensen Concert Hall on the ISU campus. Tickets are $16 for adults, $7 for students and $35 for a family of five.

Scott Anderson, ISU professor of music and director of choral activities, plans to conduct the choir.

“We’ll be doing everything from musical theater to folk songs,” he said.

One tune called “Jubilant Song” features the group’s pianist, Adonna Drake. Musical composer, Norman Dello Joio, the son of Italian immigrants, composed the melody.

“The song represents that emigrant contribution,” Anderson said.

The choir also plans to sing a medley of “My Fair Lady” songs. The concert ends with what Anderson calls a “really rousing folk song” called “Cindy.”

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Bengal Pharmacy, LLC, to expand telepharmacy services

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POCATELLO – The Idaho State Board of Education has approved the Idaho State University Foundation’s proposal to expand Bengal Pharmacy, LLC’s, telepharmacy services to Challis.

Bengal Pharmacy will be partnering with the Challis Area Health Center to offer telepharmacy services to the rural community. After Bengal Pharmacy’s successful implementation of telepharmacy services in Arco, the Challis community’s only pharmacy, Village Square Pharmacy, reached out to the ISU College of Pharmacy to inquire about telepharmacy as a means to continue pharmaceutical services in the area.

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Bengals battle with Big Sky’s best in close loss



CHUBBUCK — Idaho State men’s tennis battled right to the wire with the top team in the Big Sky Conference before falling 4-3 to Weber State on Thursday at the Osborn Tennis Complex in Chubbuck.

The two teams split the singles matches with ISU’s Daniel Loebel, Krzysztof Stempien and Bjorn Scheepbouwer each posting straightset victories. The overall team score tipped in favor of the visitors based on their two wins in doubles.

Stempien improved to 11-5 on the season while Scheepbouwer leveled his record at 8-8.

The Bengals close out the season Saturday at 10 a.m. with a match against Northern Colorado. It is scheduled to be played at the Osborn Tennis Complex weather permitting.

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