by Bob Devine

ISU’s Halloween Boo-tacular is this Thursday night in the Pond Student Union Ballroom from 6 to 8 p.m.  Join the Student Activities Board in a fun and family friendly Halloween Carnival with booths, games, free stuff, and, of course, candy. Also, enter the pumpkin carving contest for a chance for cash prizes. Bring a pre-carved pumpkin to the Ballroom by 5:30 p.m. to be judged.  The winner will be announced at the end of the Carnival.  All are welcome to attend.  Admission is free with a current Bengal ID for students and staff, while the public is $3 each, or $10 per family.

The weekend feature at the Bengal Theater is a frightful “Deliver Us From Evil,” playing Thursday night at 8 p.m., with shows Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9:45 p.m.  A New York police officer and a local priest schooled in the occult investigate a series of crimes involving demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. (Rated R)  Admission is $2 for the public, $1 for ISU staff, and free for ISU students with Bengal ID.

The ISU Women’s Basketball team opens their 2014 season with an exhibition match this Saturday, November 1, at 2 p.m. in Reed Gym against Western New Mexico University.  Come out and get a first look at your 2014 Bengals.  Admission to games this season runs $7 for adults, $5 for children and senior citizens, and free for ISU students with Bengal ID.

The Idaho State University International Student Association invites the community to experience International Night 2014 on Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.  Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the event officially kicks off at 7 p.m.  This year’s theme is “A Festival of Festivals” and will showcase national festivals around the world.  Dinner will be provided, featuring traditional cuisine from a variety of countries including India, Africa, Saudi Arabia, China, Trinidad and Tobago.  Tickets are $6 for students, $8 for faculty and staff, and $9 for the public.  Please purchase in advance at both the Pond Student Union and Rendezvous complex through Friday.  Those people wearing traditional or cultural dress will receive an extra raffle ticket at the door.  For more information, please contact Asim at or Shawn at 282-2941.

Genie Award winning comedy, “The Grand Seduction” will be shown this Sunday, November 2, at 3:00, 5:15, and 7:30 p.m. in the Bengal Theater. A small island community is in dire need of a doctor to convince a factory owner to relocate jobs to the island, so they set out to lure a doctor to stay permanently. The Seattle Times writes, “The Grand Seduction is a hoot,” while the Chicago Sun Times writes, “Grand Seduction is graceful, sweet and wise… and often brilliantly acted.”  (Rated PG-13)  Admission is $2 for the public, or $1 for ISU students. For more information and trailer, go to

Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum will be speaking on the search for Sasquatch and other Wild Men on Monday November 3, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom. The talk will start at 6 p.m. and tickets will run $3 for students/faculty/staff and $5 for the public. Proceeds from the event will support the Student Anthropology Society’s efforts towards funding undergraduate and graduate research and professional development.

 Bob Devine is the coordinator for the Pocatello Film Society, which is online at  If you would like your campus related event included in future columns, please send information to Bob at

ISU news release:

Idaho State University will again host the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions this Saturday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m.

Judges for this competition will be MET stage director Bruce Donnell, internationally-renowned baritone Timothy Noble, and award-winning director Carroll Freeman (see bios. below). The National Council Auditions program is designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers. The auditions are held annually in fourteen regions of the United States and Canada. There are 42 districts within these regions of which ISU is part of the Idaho/Montana district.


My Soldier by Grace Jacobson

Pastel drawing by Joel Matingly

POCATELLO — Entries are currently being accepted for the 2nd Annual Veterans Art Exhibition, VIGILANCE.

There is no fee to submit works, however, no more than three works per artist will be accepted. The maximum size for two-dimensional works is 5’ x 7’ and for three-dimensional works is 3’ x 3’ x 6’. Artwork made from all media will be accepted.

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Idaho State University news release:

POCATELLO — The Idaho State University School of Performing Arts is very pleased to announce the addition of its first cello faculty position this fall, which has been awarded to Dr. Eleanor Christman Cox. She will perform her first solo and collaborative recital with pianist Dr. Kori Bond on Wednesday, October 29. The concert will be at 8 p.m. and held in Goranson Hall in the Fine Arts building. Cox will open the recital with the full Solo Suite No. 3 in C major, by J. S. Bach, performed on baroque cello. She will be joined by Bond for the Mendelssohn Sonata No. 1 for Piano and Cello, and the Sonata for Cello and Piano by Samuel Barber.


By Emily Thornton

Old Town Actors Studio has always had some interesting plays in their repertoire and this last weekend had the most hilarious one acts I have ever seen. The one acts were written by A.R. Gurney. His works primarily looked at the problems and nuances of middle class America. Gurney has written many plays and even a few books. The three plays that were introduced were the Problem, Darlene, The Guest Lecturer.