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Advancing Boise State. Giving Matters.

June 21, 2017

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK

WHAT IS THAT BUILDING ACROSS FROM THE STUDENT UNION?

Construction on the all new Honors College and Sawtooth Hall is nearing completion and the building officially will open for students to move in later this summer. Half of the five-story building will house the Honors College and honors students, while the other half will be reserved for first-year students of all majors.

This dedicated “living and learning” facility combines student housing with dining facilities, classrooms and spaces designed to boost the student experience on campus. This also will be Boise State’s first building to be constructed and managed through a public-private partnership, saving tuition and tax dollars while offering students the best amenities available and ensuring superior management.

Photo by Allison Corona

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HONORS COLLEGE AND SAWTOOTH HALL >

Headshot of Laura Simic

FROM THE VP

EXTRAORDINARY IMPACT CREATES EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITIES

As we enter the final days of the Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Opportunities scholarship campaign, we’re seeing every day how your gifts toward student scholarships are making a significant impact in the lives of so many here at Boise State. We’ll be tallying up final numbers soon, and will share with you more details once the campaign has concluded on June 30. Know that you’ve helped our student’s academic dreams become a reality.

Scholarships, whether merit- or need-based, allow students to explore future opportunities to their fullest potential, often unhindered by financial uncertainty. Your support closes the gap for those students who may otherwise not be able to attend college and ensures that great potential is not left unrealized because of an inability to bear the cost of a university education.

CLICK HERE TO READ LAURA’S BLOG AND MEET TWO SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS >


RECENT HAPPENINGS

LADIES EXPERIENCE LIFE AS A BOISE STATE FOOTBALL PLAYER AT ANNUAL HELMETS & HEELS

Boise State Football hosted the 2017 Helmets & Heels Women’s Clinic on June 1, with close to 200 ladies enjoying an evening of football, food and fun. The event kicked off with tours of the state-of-the-art Bleymaier Football Center as well as a shopping boutique with the newest fall fashions from the Bronco Shop and a chance for guests to try on helmets, shoulder pads and uniforms just like the players. After a fashion show by the players dressed head to toe in the new fall uniforms, the ladies all headed to The Blue where they participated in drills during a one-hour simulated practice. The evening concluded with the Bronco coaching staff taking the football-frenzied group through a position-by-position film and study session in the team theater room. No question the evening got everyone ready for the season opener on Sept. 2 versus Troy!

Photo by Kristen McPeek

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WHAT’S NEXT

BOISE STATE NIGHT AT THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS

Hosted by the Boise State Washington, D.C. Bronco Contact and the Alumni Association

Join other Boise State alumni and friends at the ballpark as the Washington Nationals take on the Cincinnati Reds at 4:05 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, June 24.

Grab your best Boise State gear and wear it with pride for the starting game of the Nationals’ inaugural College Day Series.

Stop by The Bullpen at 2 p.m. (EST) for a no-host pregame tailgate. Look for our Boise State group decked out in their blue and orange. Registered guests will pick up baseball tickets here before the game.

Tickets are $52 per person to reserve a seat in the Boise State alumni and friends section (Baseline Reserved, Section 111).

CLICK HERE TO JOIN US AT THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS GAME >


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BOISE STATE STUDENT, GRADUATE RECOGNIZED BY FULBRIGHT PROGRAM

By Sherry Squires

A Boise State student and a recent graduate have been recognized by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Juliette Rubin has been awarded a research fellowship in Madagascar, and Cody Wetherelt is a Fulbright alternate for an English teaching assistant grant in Jordan.

Rubin, who will complete work on her master of science in biology later this summer, will study the effects of moonlight over rice fields in Madagascar on predator-prey interactions, particularly how the predator-prey dynamics of bats and moths are affected by increasing expanses of moonlit areas as a result of forest removal for agricultural land. Her research will primarily focus on Ranomafana National Park and the surrounding villages and agricultural fields, where she will collaborate with farmers and local and foreign researchers.

After completing the Fulbright Fellowship and returning to the United States, Rubin plans to enter a doctoral program.

Wetherelt, who studied abroad in Jordan for the spring semester of his junior year at Boise State, earned his bachelor of arts in English with a linguistics emphasis and a minor in Arabic studies in May.

While studying abroad in Jordan for four months, he stayed with a host family, gained confidence speaking Arabic and ultimately was enchanted by the language and culture of Jordan. If he returns to Jordan on a Fulbright, he intends to host weekly dance lessons, including swing, line, and other popular American dances, as well as learn how to dance the Dabke as a way to connect to Jordanian culture and learn its traditions. After returning to the United States, he plans to apply to a graduate program in teaching English as a second language and then teach English in secondary schools in the United States or abroad, where he can draw insights from his experiences in Jordan.

Thus far, 12 students and recent alumni from Boise State have been awarded grants through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Eight of those have been awarded since 2013, when the Honors College put dedicated staff and concentrated efforts toward international fellowships advising.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT JULIETTE RUBIN AND CODY WETHERELT >


FROM THE MAILROOM

“I cannot fully express how grateful I am to be the recipient of your generosity! Your financial gift has helped me to fully focus on my academics and was one of the factors in my decision to continue my education. My experience at Boise State has been stellar.”

— Katie Yocham, thank you letter to donor

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