February 27, 2:00-3:00 pm: Norton InQuizitive for Writers Tool Workshop. Come and learn about some new tools/books from Norton to be used in classes. Refreshments provided. LA256


February 28, noon-3:00 pm: MacMillan Book Fair/Lunch. Come and get a bite to eat and see the great books MacMillan and Bedford St. Martins have to offer. Lunch provided around 12:15 until the food is gone. LA260


March 2-3: The Post-Colonial State, 46th Annual Frank Church Symposium. Lectures and panels throughout the day at the Salmon River Suite, Pond SUB. For more information go to:

March 3, 3:30-4:30 pm: Online Teaching Discussion Group. Discussion focus: praxis for beginners. All are welcome even if you could not attend the group's first meeting. Readings have been sent as e-mail attachments. If you did not receive these, contact Amanda Christensen:


March 4, 7:00 pm: "Ain't I a Woman!" A chamber music performance by the Core Ensemble (cello, piano, percussion) with Shayle Summers dramatizing the voices of Zora Neale Hurston, Clementine Hunter, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Sojourner Truth. Pond SUB Ballroom. Sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center and the School of Performing Arts in celebration of Women's History Month.


Thursday, March 9: Visiting Writer Shawn Vestal

Shawn Vestal, who grew up in Gooding, Idaho, is the author of a short story collection, Godforsaken Idaho, and a novel, Daredevils. Both works prominently feature Southern Idaho as a setting and often take the region’s culture as subject. Vestal will read from his fiction and give a brief talk on the importance of the humanities in connecting individuals to larger communities, particularly in geographically removed locations such as Southern Idaho.

The reading will be held at 6:30pm in the Bengal Café of the Pond Student Union Building at Idaho State University, with book sales preceding and following.

Vestal also will hold a fiction writing class open to all area high school students at 4:30pm. For more information, or to reserve a seat in the high school class, please contact Bethany Schultz Hurst ( or 208 282 3542).

Friday, March 10, 3:30-4:30 pm: Post-Sabbatical Colloquium. Roger Schmidt. LA256.