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April 14, 2017

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK

HUNDREDS OF NEW AND PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS VISIT CAMPUS DURING BRONCO DAY

Katherine Seo, Tiffany Denson, Juliet Black, Paige Drennon and Rebecca Wirick (pictured above) from the Boise State Student Impact Board hosted a prize wheel and tours of the Alumni and Friends Center during Bronco Day — Boise State’s biggest “must-do” event for new and prospective students.

Hundreds of future Broncos visited Boise State to experience campus life during a full day of activities ranging from academic showcases, admissions sessions, campus tours, scavenger hunts and a tailgate party leading up to the Bronco’s Spring Football Game.

Photo by Allison Corona

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Headshot of Laura Simic

FROM THE VP

GRADUATION IS MILESTONE ON THE BRONCO JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME

On May 6, we will engage in the special ritual that marks the achievement of the university’s primary purpose — to educate students. Nearly 2,000 students from all academic fields of study will cross the threshold and join the Bronco family of 84,000 graduates when bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees are conferred during spring commencement ceremonies.

Graduation with a degree is the culmination of much hard work and is achieved by only about 40% of American adults. It’s a significant accomplishment, supported by families, faculty members, donors and others, that results in higher earnings and, according to the College Board report Education Pays, better success in life. In addition to precipitating higher incomes, going to college changes behavior, choices, social interaction, civic engagement and other indicators of personal well-being for the better.

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RECENT HAPPENINGS

BOISE STATE TALKIN’ BRONCOS WIN FOURTH CONSECUTIVE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

By Cienna Madrid

The Boise State Talkin’ Broncos won their fourth consecutive national championship at the 50th Biennial Pi Kappa Delta Speech and Debate National Tournament held on the Boise State campus March 21-25. During the tournament, 72 schools from across the country competed in more than 20 different speech and debate events.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TALKIN’ BRONCOS FOURTH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP >

 

WHAT’S NEXT

PRESIDENT’S CLUB SPRING CELEBRATION TO FEATURE FORMER NASA ASTRONAUT STEVE SWANSON

Members of the Boise State donor recognition societies are invited to the annual President’s Club Spring Celebration on Thursday, April 27. President Bob Kustra will provide an update on our metropolitan research university of distinction and will be joined by Steve Swanson, distinguished educator in residence and former NASA astronaut. If you are a member of the donor recognition societies, you may RSVP by calling (208) 426-2222 or emailing presidentsclub@boisestate.edu.

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BOISE STATE FOOTBALL HELMETS & HEELS IS BACK AND BIGGER THAN EVER!

Ladies, come join the Boise State football staff and members of the 2017 Bronco team for a night of football, food and fun. This Bronco experience includes behind the scenes information only available to those who attend, fun and easy drill stations on The Blue to test your football skills, Q & A with head coach Bryan Harsin, players panel with current Bronco players, a shopping boutique with the latest styles from the Bronco Shop and plenty of social time.

Ticket price includes parking, a commemorative Helmets & Heels t-shirt, food (heavy appetizers and dessert) and a complimentary drink ticket. A no-host bar will be open throughout the evening.

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FROM THE MAILROOM

“Thank you so much for your generosity. After graduation, I plan to teach in a local elementary school. I have gotten so much out of my education thus far and am excited to be able to give back to the education system here in Idaho because it gave so much to me.”

— Sirrah J. Elliott, thank you letter to donor

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