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Advancing Boise State. Giving Matters.

March 15, 2017

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Alumni hosts dinner with Boise State studentsPHOTO OF THE WEEK

BOISE STATE ALUMNI HOST STUDENTS FOR FIRST ANNUAL DINNER WITH 12 BRONCOS

On Saturday, March 4 a new tradition was cemented when local Boise State alumni hosted students for an evening of good food, great conversation and Bronco camaraderie during the first annual Dinner with 12 Broncos. Dinners were hosted across Boise, at restaurants, the Alumni and Friends Center and even an art gallery!

Pictured above are students Brett Hill, Haydn Bryan, Jessica Wauer and Hayden Rodgers who joined local alumni Ron Crouch ’77 and Jason Morales ’14 (second from right above) at MING Studios for dinner, discussions and a rendition of the Boise State Fight Song!

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Headshot of Laura Simic

FROM THE VP

CREATING LEGACIES FOR 50 YEARS: BOISE STATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

“Legacy is not what’s left tomorrow when you’re gone. It’s what you give, create, impact and contribute today while you’re here that then happens to live on.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

When one considers the word “legacy” many definitions come to mind. Here at Boise State, we often think of legacy in terms of the students, faculty, staff and alumni who’ve studied in our classrooms and labs, educated the leaders of tomorrow, and graduated to go on to fulfilling careers where they have a lasting impact on our greater society. And donors who’ve included Boise State in their estate plans leaving a philanthropic legacy.

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The documentary film An American Conscience being filmed at Boise StateRECENT HAPPENINGS

BOISE STATE HOSTS EXCLUSIVE SCREENINGS OF MARTIN DOBLMEIER’S LATEST FILM IN BOISE AND SUN VALLEY

Last week, exclusive advance screenings of the documentary film, An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story were held in the Micron Business and Economics Building (Boise) and the home of David and Jill Hitchin (Sun Valley). Both evenings included a private reception with documentary award-winning filmmaker Martin Doblmeier and producer Andrew Finstuen, dean of Boise State’s Honors College. The receptions were held at the Hitchin home in Sun Valley and the home of Kenny and Suz Bolton in Boise.

Niebuhr rose from a small Midwest church pulpit to become the nation’s moral voice — an American conscience — during some of the most defining moments in American history. Reinhold Niebuhr’s Serenity Prayer remains one of the most quoted writings in American literature. Yet Niebuhr’s impact was far greater, as presidents and civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. often turned to Niebuhr’s writings for guidance and inspiration on the most volatile political and social issues of the 20th century.

The film airs nationally on public television in April. The screening at Boise State is part of a thirty-city national tour, which includes stops in New York City, Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta and Los Angeles.

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Boise State RVWHAT’S NEXT

GET YOUR RAFFLE TICKET FOR THE BLURIDE TAILGATING RV AND SUPPORT BOISE STATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The Boise State BluRide is the ultimate Boise State fan tailgate/camping RV. This RV has been a labor of love from a loyal Boise State fan who has generously donated this RV to Boise State to support student scholarships. Completely refurbished inside and out, this RV can be used for all your tailgating needs as well as for general camping. Included in this winning prize is the BluRide RV, one tailgating spot at all 2017-18 regular season home football games and off-season storage for one year.

Tickets are $100 and are available at all Bronco Shop locations, the Bronco Athletic Association in the Allen Noble Hall of Fame Gallery, the Boise State Alumni and Friends Center or by phone at (208) 426-3501. There are only 1,000 tickets for sale — so hurry! All ticket sales go to support Boise State student scholarships. The drawing will take place at the Boise State Auction Gala on May 6, 2017. The winner will be responsible for all applicable taxes.

So whether you head for the mountains, down to the stadium or across the state, heads are bound to turn, horns will honk, people will cheer and you will be THE awesome Boise State fan!

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GET INVOLVED

Remember that feeling you had when you were at Boise State — the feeling of being part of something you could be proud of? You never have to lose it. Click any of the buttons below to explore how you can stay involved with Boise State University.

 


Boise State wines2017 BOISE STATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WINE COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL MEMBERS

This program features limited-release, custom labeled wines which were hand-selected by alumni and industry experts in a blind tasting.

For the second collection, the alumni association is proud to partner with Telaya Wine Co. and Cinder Wines, two local Idaho wineries recently selected by Boise State alumni at a blind tasting. These beautiful custom labels were designed by local alumna Kylie Holm ’12. Proceeds from our Wine Collection assist in sustaining the Boise State Alumni Association and its programs.

The 2017 collection is now available for priority purchase exclusively to all Boise State Alumni Association members. Members check your inbox for the link to purchase your 2017 collection.

Priority purchasing is always available first to alumni association lifetime members and then annual members. In addition to priority purchasing, members receive an exclusive discount price, up to $3 per bottle.

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FROM THE MAILROOM

Photo of Kaleb Smith“This scholarship will help my family and I pay for my college and I am appreciative of your generosity. I cannot wait to see what my future holds.”

— Kaleb Smith, thank you letter to donor

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