Bob Devine

Bob Devine

Idaho State University football gets underway this Thursday night at Holt Arena as the Bengals take on Western Colorado at 6:30 p.m., with a tailgate starting at 4 p.m. ISU looks to build upon their successful 2018 campaign, so come out and enjoy the fun. Tickets run $16-$25 and can be purchased at the game, online at or by calling 282-FANS.

Idaho State soccer returns home to face Boise State Friday night at 7 p.m. in a special evening match at the football practice field next to Holt Arena on the south side. Calling all fans to come out and support ISU for this in-state rivalry between the Bengals and the Broncos. Tickets run $7 for adults and $5 for high school ages and younger, as well as senior citizens. ISU students get in free with Bengal ID.

The movie “Tolkien” will be featured Saturday and Sunday at 4:30 and 7 p.m. at the ISU Pond Student Union. The fascinating story of the early life of “Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien is on display as he navigates life from childhood, through college, a world war, the loss of friends and his growing relationship with someday wife Edith, all of which helped to influence and inspire his works. “A beautifully told tale that shows the value of strong, supportive friends and how they can shape our lives, our decisions and our personalities,” writes ABC Radio. (Rated PG-13) Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff and free for ISU students with Bengal ID. For trailer and more information, go to

Acclaimed poet Lauren Camp will give a reading and presentation on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the Bengal Café at the Pond Student Union. All are welcome to attend. Drawing from her award-winning volume “One Hundred Hungers,” the poet explains this book “is a work of imagination, research and myth about my father’s childhood in Baghdad, and my interaction with the rituals and language of his Jewish-Iraqi culture.” Camp’s visit is made possible by support from the ISU Department of Political Science, ISU’s Department of English and Philosophy and Black Rock & Sage. For more information, visit or contact with questions.

Looking ahead to next week, ISU’s Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group is celebrating its 38th Annual Pig-Out dinner and picnic at Lower Ross Park, with dinner served from 4 to 7:30 p.m. along with kids’ activities and live music until 10 p.m. Cost runs $10 in advance and $12 at the park for adults, while kids 6 and older run $5 in advance or $7 at the park. Children 5 and younger are free. For ticket information, contact the ISU Outdoor Adventure Center by email to or call 282-3912.

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