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Did You Know? Pocatello Presidential Visits

Arlen Walker on Jul 2, 2019 9:12:00 AM

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Harry S. Truman in 1948


Did you know that several Presidents of the United States or presidential candidates visited Pocatello during the last century?

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Did You Know? Edgar Rice Burroughs

Arlen Walker on May 31, 2019 11:32:37 AM

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Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950), the creator of the Tarzan of the Apes series of novels that have been popular in movies, radio, comic books, and television since early in the twentieth century, once lived and worked in Pocatello, Idaho.

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Did You Know? Naval Ordinance Plant and Air Base

Arlen Walker on May 3, 2019 10:39:00 AM

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Pocatello made a significant contribution to the United States and Allied victory in World War Two. The Naval Ordinance Plant (NOP) and the Pocatello Air Base were established shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 which caused the United States entry into the war.

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Did You Know? ISU Arch

Arlen Walker on Apr 1, 2019 2:33:34 PM

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The ISU Arch was the entry to the first building on the ISU campus, known as the Academy of Idaho in 1902. The original building was expanded by a wing on the west end in 1905 and another on the east end in 1910.

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Did You Know? ISU's Red Hill Columns

Arlen Walker on Feb 25, 2019 12:54:36 PM

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The columns on Red Hill were the main features of the McHan Funeral Home (later McHan-Henderson) on South Arthur in old town for fifty years. The business, established in 1916, was demolished in 1966 when it relocated to N. 15th Avenue as Henderson (now Cornelison) Funeral Home.

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Did You Know? ISU's Vocational Arts Building

Arlen Walker on Feb 4, 2019 3:38:16 PM

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The Vocational Arts Building (VA), one of the oldest buildings at ISU, was originally named the Vocational Building and Hangar. It was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) between 1936 and 1939 in a style now known as WPA Rustic (a combination of neo-classical and art deco architecture, strongly influenced by the American craftsman style).

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5 Ways to Make Professional Development More Relevant

Arlen Walker on Nov 19, 2013 10:52:00 AM

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When I was a new teacher in the 1970s, each new school year came with the excitement and anticipation of new beginnings. I would go to school a couple of weeks before the official start date to check my new student lists, begin classroom preparation, look over any new texts or equipment, and chat with staff and office personnel who might also be in early. I also tried to discover that year’s “fix-all.” There was always a new panacea to “ensure” successful teaching/learning, better readers, increased graduation rate, improved standard test scores or whatever issue was the current media and public concern. After my first year, I learned to steel myself for the opening meetings, so I could hold on to the joy I felt about getting back to what I loved best—teaching.

A day or two before the start of classes, we were subjected to workshops, guest speakers, hand-outs or films and presentations. Each one of which was to solve a problem or make education successful. During a K-12 career that spanned nearly thirty years, the program rarely changed.*

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