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Advancing Boise State. Giving Matters.

October 18, 2017

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BOISE STATE’S ALUMNI AND FRIENDS CENTER EARNS COMMERCIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY HONOR

By Andrew Gauss

The Governor’s Office of Energy and Mineral Resources recently awarded Boise State University’s Alumni and Friends Center with one of the State of Idaho Awards for Commercial Energy Efficiency. The Alumni and Friends Center was recognized in the medium-sized commercial category for construction that demonstrates energy efficiency and reduces energy use intensity.

The 44,000 square feet Alumni and Friends Center opened in October, 2016, following a two-year construction project that features the use of a geothermal heating source, efficient energy management controls system and high-efficiency condensing boilers and heat pumps. The brick and glass facility also features individual heat pumps that provide energy efficiency use to control heat use in areas unoccupied.

READ MORE ABOUT THE ALUMNI AND FRIENDS CENTER AND THE HONOR >

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FROM THE VP

VOLUNTEERS BRING WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE TO BOISE STATE

As children, one of the first lessons we often learn is to share with our siblings and others. Our parents and teachers, knowing the benefits of this important principle, guide us toward the development of skills that foster the growth of our personal and professional success.

It’s not surprising that many successful students at Boise State University take advantage of the opportunities to share of their time beyond the classrooms and volunteer in one or more of the 200 clubs and organizations on campus. Alternative Spring Breaks, the LeaderShape Institute and Service Saturday are a few examples of programs at Boise State where students learn valuable skills beyond their major which they can apply in their personal and professional lives.

Our graduates are volunteer leaders in their communities — serving on nonprofit boards, local government councils, church committees or on advisory boards and committees in support of their alma mater.

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RECENT HAPPENINGS

THERE’S NO PRESS LIKE HOME — PONYUP PROJECT AIMS TO PURCHASE A TAKACH ETCHING PRESS

By Jill AnnieMargaret

There’s No Press Like Home aims to raise the funding to purchase a Takach etching press. The large format press will significantly expand research potential for students and faculty, helping place the Boise State Printmaking facility on par with national and international printmaking facilities.

The PonyUp fundraising campaign aligns with an exhibition hosted by the Student Union Gallery at Boise State University. All participating artists have generously donated their work as part of the fall 2017 PonyUp campaign.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PONYUP PROJECT AND SEE AVAILABLE ARTWORK >

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WHAT’S NEXT

CELEBRATE A TRADITION OF BRONCOS AT THE LEGACY LUNCH

Boise State University and the Frank Church Institute will host the 34th annual Frank Church Conference on public affairs Oct. 23-24. The conference will focus on refugees and is themed “America’s Future: Refugees, Migration and National Security.”

It will run from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Union Building’s Simplot Ballroom and is free and open to all students and the public.

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HUMAN RIGHTS WEEK IS OCT. 19-27 AT BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY

By Brady W. Moore

Boise State University presents Human Rights Week from Oct. 19-27. The public is invited to join with the campus community for several days of human rights education, unity and advocacy. The week’s events are co-sponsored by the Marilyn Shuler Human Rights Initiative and the Frank Church Institute, and most events are free.

Human Rights Week includes the 34th annual Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs Oct. 23, which will focus on refugees and is themed “America’s Future: Refugees, Migration and National Security.” Registration is required for the Frank Church Conference. The Frank Church Institute was established in 1982 as the Frank Church Chair of Public Affairs at Boise State University to honor the achievements and to carry forward the principles of one of Idaho’s most distinguished native sons, U.S. Sen. Frank Church.

LEARN MORE AND SEE THE FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS >



READER’S CORNER WITH BOB KUSTRA MARKS MILESTONE 500TH GUEST

By Sherry Squires

Reader’s Corner, a weekly radio show hosted by Boise State University President Bob Kustra, reaches a major milestone this month with its 500th guest on the popular program.

Reader’s Corner airs Friday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. on KBSX 91.5 FM. Adam Hochschild, author of the book “To End All Wars,” is the program’s 500th guest, and that interview airs the weekend of Oct. 27.

“For more than a decade, Reader’s Corner has presented our listeners with thoughtful and intelligent discussions on a broad range of issues,” said Tom Michael, general manager of Boise State Public Radio. “Long-form conversation is in short supply on the radio dial today. I meet listeners from across the state who share their appreciation for the show. We are grateful for Bob’s commitment to locally produced programming and we congratulate the team on this impressive milestone.”

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ENJOY THE SEASON WITH OUR HOLIDAY WINE, MERRIMENT

We are excited to announce our 2017 Boise State Alumni Association Wine Collection holiday wine, Merriment. Our wine collection features limited-released wines which were selected in an exclusive blind tasting by our alumni. We hope you, and your family and friends will enjoy a fantastic glass of wine during this upcoming holiday season while sharing and making Boise State memories together.

All current Boise State Alumni Association members will receive an exclusive discounted price, up to $3 per bottle. Given this is a limited-release, we anticipate this special holiday bottle will sell out quickly, so don’t delay ordering. Shipments begin this week.

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FROM THE MAILROOM

“My dream is to become a 4th-grade teacher. I believe teaching is an extremely valuable position in society because children’s experience in school is going to shape their future for the rest of their lives. I want to be that person who makes a positive impact on the children I teach, on the future leaders of this country, and on society as a whole. Thank you a thousand times over for this scholarship and this opportunity to better me and my future.”

— Elizabeth Black, thank you letter to donor

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