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Upcoming Events at ISU

September 20, 2018

Don’t miss these upcoming events at Idaho State University. The community is always welcome.

The Idaho State-Civic Symphony will kick off its 2018-19 season on Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. The symphony will be directed by their new artistic director and conductor Julie Sorensen.

They will perform the powerful rhythms Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Borodin’s Symphony No. 2. They will also perform the delicate, but beautiful, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto featuring the symphony’s own concertmaster, and first featured local artist, Hyeri Choi.

The symphony will also perform Debussy’s Symphony in B Minor. The evening will feature the artistic works of ISU students Wendy Roberts and William Bybee. Tickets are available at isu.edu/tickets or (208) 282-3595.

Join the Idaho Museum of Natural History and get out and explore the beautiful parks in the area on Sept. 21 at 10:30 a.m.

The No Child Left Inside group will meet at Cherry Springs Nature Trail for games and activities geared for ages five and under. The activities will help children learn about and enjoy the natural world.

Pre-registration is preferred so there is enough materials for the activities. Older children are welcome to come along with but activities will be focused for the under-five group. The event is free. Contact Virginia Jones at (208) 282-2195 or jonevir2@isu.edu.

Join the Idaho Museum of Natural History as they participate in Museum Day on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Museum Day brings together museums, zoos and cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders.

Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion. During the free gallery visit, participants will get to enjoy the brand new exhibit of Idaho’s Dinosaur, Oryctodromeus.

This dinosaur was modeled, posed and 3D printed by our Dino Camp students. Nowhere else in the world can you see Oryctomdromeus like this. Download your free ticket: www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2018/idaho-museum-of-natural-history/tickets/.

The Department of Theatre and Dance will present the contemporary, musical comedy “First Date” on Sept. 28 and 29 and Oct. 4, 5 and 6. “First Date” pairs two strangers from vastly different backgrounds for that horror everyone has experienced, the dreaded first date.

However, according to the play’s director Joel Shura, there is something brewing between the two. The strangers think they know what they want in a relationship, but it’s not exactly what they need.

Their date turns into a hilarious dinner with first impressions, Google checks, “emergency” bailout calls, bad boy and uptown girl exes and throughout, the brewing of a real chemistry. Tickets are available at isu.edu/tickets or (208) 282-3595.

ISU’s Homecoming Week will kick off on Sept. 24. A full list of events happening is available at isu.edu/homecoming.

Alumni, faculty and staff of the College of Science and Engineering are invited to join the college for a Homecoming breakfast on the parade route on Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. Tickets and more information is available at isu.edu/cse.

The Kasiska Division of Health Sciences (KDHS) Homecoming Tailgate will be held on Sept. 29 at the Papenburg Sports Complex (ISU Football Practice Field) at 12 p.m. All alumni, faculty, staff, students, supporters and friends of the KDHS are invited for this fun event.

Visit with ISU President Kevin Satterlee and the leadership team from the KDHS, which includes the College of Health Professions, College of Nursing, College of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences and the College of Pharmacy.

Catch a glimpse of Benny the Bengal and enjoy a delicious pulled pork lunch before heading into the football game. Kickoff between ISU vs. NAU is at 2:35pm. Football tickets can be purchased at isubengals.com

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