Bob Devine

Bob Devine

The inaugural Idaho Climate Summit is at the ISU Pond Student Union Building this Thursday, beginning at 8:15 a.m. and runs through Friday at 3 p.m., entitled “Safeguarding Idaho’s Economy in a Changing Climate {span}—{/span} Our Water, Our Land, Our Health, Our Future.” Idaho business and community leaders from diverse sectors, including Idaho Power, Hewlett Packard, the American Lung Association, Sierra Club and more, will work side-by-side with conference participants to explore solutions for Idaho that mitigate or adapt to the effects of a changing climate. Morning keynote and panel discussions will be live-streamed from Boise State University for ISU participants to view, and then afternoon workshops will be held at the Pond Student Union. Keynote speaker Kate Gordon, senior adviser with Risky Business Project, will frame U.S. economic risks and opportunities, and emphasize impacts and ideas for Idaho’s business sectors. Participants will learn about new business practices, build collaborations and discover solutions that make sense for Idaho communities. For more information or to register, go to www.idahoclimatesummit.com.

After the conference, a free screening of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” will be featured Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the Bengal Theater. All are welcome to attend this sequel to Oscar winner “An Inconvenient Truth,” which takes a look 10 years later at the effects of climate change and how the devastating impacts can be counteracted by new technology and a movement of people inspired to minimize their impact on the planet. For trailer and more information, go to www.isucinema.com/inconvenient.

The School of Performing Arts at Idaho State University presents Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat” on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Bistline Theatre at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. This classic tale finds Sally and her brother at home on a rainy afternoon only to become acquainted with “the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met.” Tickets cost $10 for general admission or $7 for children and ISU students and are available at the Stephens Center Box Office, online at www.isu.edu/tickets or call 282-3595. This production is appropriate for children of all ages.

The Idaho State-Civic Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Jensen Grand Hall at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. Admission is free for all. Come hear the talents of the Youth Orchestra, led by maestro Julie Sorensen. Performances include “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3” by Johann Sebastian Bach, “Farandole” by Georges Bizet and the “New World Symphony, Movement 1” by Antonin Dvorak. For more information, go to www.thesymphony.us.

David Archuleta is in concert on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Jensen Grand Hall at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. After becoming the runner up on “American Idol,” Archuleta’s first single “Crush” went to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and his self-titled album, David Archuleta, went Gold, and he’s been performing ever since. Admission runs $40 to $45 and tickets can be purchased at www.isu.edu/tickets or call 208-282-3595.

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 devirobe@isu.edu.