Idaho Humanities Council Welcomes Two New Board Members

 The Idaho Humanities Council (IHC), the nonprofit, state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, recently welcomed two new members to its 19-member Board of Directors. The two new members from Boise and Twin Falls will serve three-year terms on the board. 

Eve Chandler, Boise, is the author of two books, Building Bogus Basin and Brundage Mountain: Best Snow in Idaho. She has worked in higher education as a health science writer in Chicago, as a history writer for Boise State University’s 50th anniversary, and as a freelance writer for local, regional and national publications on historical subjects and the arts. Since the early 2000s, she has been a board member of Christ Chapel Historical Society, and she’s worked to preserve the oldest Protestant church in Idaho, Wyoming and Utah, that now resides on the BSU campus. Recently, she wrote a comprehensive article on the artist James Castle for Territory magazine. She has served on the boards of the Friends of Idaho Public Television, Bogus Basin Recreational Association, and was a commissioner on the Boise Arts and History Department.

Shelley McEuen-Howard, Twin Falls, is a Professor of English and General Education at the College of Southern Idaho.  She is a PhD candidate at Idaho State University, holds a BS in English Education, and MAT in English, both from the University of Idaho. Her work focuses on connecting current nature writing with earlier historical narratives and ideologies working to shape contemporary views.  She previously served in the United States Peace Corps in Kenya from 1999-2001.

The two new members replace retiring members Fred Walters (Cambridge) and Russ Tremayne (Twin Falls).

The IHC board meets three times a year to review council-conducted humanities projects and programs and award grants to organizations throughout Idaho to promote greater public awareness, appreciation, and understanding of literature, history, cultural anthropology, law, and other humanities disciplines. 

The Idaho Humanities Council is a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to “deepen understanding of the human experience by connecting people with ideas.” The board meets three times a year to plan special programs and to award grants to organizations throughout Idaho to promote greater public appreciation of the humanities. For more information about the IHC, visit or call (208) 345-5346.

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