A Brief History of Independence Day

Isaac Dayley on Jul 5, 2021 10:03:00 AM

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We here at CEWT hope you are having a wonderful Independence Day weekend. While parades, fireworks and backyard grilling may now be the norm, the history of this weekend goes way back to even before the founding of this country.

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Independence Day Weekend 2021: Everything to Do in Southeast Idaho

Isaac Dayley on Jun 28, 2021 10:06:00 AM

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Independence Day weekend is quickly approaching. With the end of the pandemic in sight, communities across Southeast Idaho are preparing to celebrate in person once again. So whether you are looking for activities and events in your town or want to travel a bit, here is everything you can look forward to this 4th of July weekend.

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Theaters Are Reopening: Do We Care?

Isaac Dayley on Jun 21, 2021 10:07:00 AM

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The pandemic is nearly over. As vaccines continue to roll out and as businesses reopen, people are heading back to the activities they love. But one industry has been drastically changed over the past year and a half: movie theaters.

They may be reopening as well, but will we care as much as we used to?

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Junior Firefighting Camp: Raising the Next Generation of Heroes

All across America there is a vast shortage of men and women who bear the name Firefighter. The National Fire Protection Association reported, "The volunteer firefighter numbers for 2016 and 2017 are the lowest recorded levels since the NFPA began the survey in 1983." Never before has such a need for brave men and women existed.

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Fallen Soldiers and Families Recognized at Memorial Dedication

Isaac Dayley on Jun 7, 2021 10:15:00 AM

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It was the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. People in Pocatello were doing a whole host of activities with those they loved. But nowhere in the city, perhaps the state, was something as important as what we were doing. On that windy, slightly overcast day, we were gathered to dedicate the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument.

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We Love Our CEWT Moms

ISU CEWT on May 10, 2021 9:45:00 AM

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As you are (hopefully) aware, Mother’s Day was this past Sunday, and to commemorate, members of ISU’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT) office explained some of the reasons why they love their moms. Here is what we had to say about our CEWT moms:

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You Should Be Podcasting! (And We Can Help!)

Sammy Rich on May 3, 2021 10:32:00 AM

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Did you know that there are currently over two million podcasts? Not only that, but roughly a quarter of Americans listen to at least one podcast a week?

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History of Popular Easter Traditions

Sammy Rich on Apr 5, 2021 9:15:00 AM

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Have you ever wondered why one day a year, an oversized rabbit comes around and hides brightly-colored eggs everywhere?

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Upgrading your PC? Things To Keep In Mind While Shopping

Sammy Rich on Mar 29, 2021 10:30:00 AM

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One of CEWT’s most popular articles is almost six years old now, and it still receives thousands of hits this long afterwards!

The article lays out some of the reasons why you should consider getting a gaming laptop for your work-- even if you aren’t a gamer.

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Top Tips for Starting Writers

Sammy Rich on Mar 1, 2021 10:21:05 AM

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If you’ve ever had an idea in your head for the next best-selling novel, you may be all too aware of the struggle that comes with writing: well… writing!

Generating ideas, building a world and creating characters are all fun, but when it comes to taking the pieces in your head and putting them into words, it’s easy to find yourself down with a case of writer’s block. Other times you write yourself into a plot corner and struggle to find a way out of it.

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