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Boise State Environmental Students Share Their Knowledge of the Natural World
From botany to geography, to geology, Boise State Environmental Studies students are sharing their knowledge of the natural world with local children. Lauren Howard and Eric Swider, both seniors, are group leaders at Boise Parks and Recreation’s Mountain Discovery Camp at Bogus Basin.
While hiking alpine trails and exploring rock formations, Swider and Howard teach campers about plant and animal life. Kids sharpen their senses and skills in a vibrant, wild environment. The camp is just one of the many ways Boise State is connecting with the community beyond campus.
Photo by Patrick Sweeney
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Gifts of all Sizes Make Big Impact at Boise State and Beyond
When the Division of University Advancement launched the university’s crowdfunding platform, PonyUp, in the fall of 2015, we knew it was an opportunity for donors to support a variety of student and campus-centric projects that needed immediate funding. We also knew that the ease of use of online giving, along with enthusiasm for the projects created by social media would support these initiatives. But to our surprise, nearly three short years later, donors have funded 54 projects with 3,610 gifts for a total of $412,561 through PonyUp. This funding makes a significant impact on the lives of our students, faculty and community.
Alumni and Friends Enjoy a Greenbelt Bike Ride and Pizza Stop for Inaugural Broncos Out and About
For the inaugural Broncos Out and About adventure on Thursday, June 7, Boise State alumni and friends rode from the Boise State Cycle Learning Center to Lucky 13 and enjoyed dinner together.
The Boise State Alumni Association’s Broncos Out and About is devoted to providing Boise State alumni and friends with a chance to keep active — physically and mentally!
Boise State Alumni Drive for Impact Night at Meridian Speedway
Start your engines and get revved up to join the Boise State Alumni Association for a family-friendly night at Meridian Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 25. Show your Boise State pride and help support the Intercollegiate Knights Endowed Scholarship to help students from the foster care system attend college.
Boise State Alumni Association members will receive a free family pass (two adult tickets, four kids 7-11). Guests who wear Bronco blue and orange will save $2 on tickets at the door. The first 1,000 guests wearing blue and orange will also get a free alumni racing flag!
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Boise State to Pioneer Monthly Subscription-Based College Degree Program
By Sherry Squires
Boise State University and inaugural partner CapEd Credit Union are rolling out a unique program that will enable more than 75,000 Idaho-based credit union members to pay a monthly subscription rate for online college courses, allowing them to earn a college degree or certificate at a significant cost saving over traditional tuition.
The new program, known as Boise State Passport to Education, will provide students with individualized academic advising and student success coaching in a high-quality, affordable online degree program. Students pursuing their bachelor’s degree can concentrate coursework in a variety of academic areas that match their career and life goals.
FROM THE MAILROOM
“When donors support Boise State University student scholarships, they provide hope. That’s one word I can state because I was really scared that I was going to have to go back and come up with a whole new plan — and maybe rethink that dream that I had. But they really gave me the hope that I can actually keep doing what I had planned.”
– Nardo Ashenafi
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