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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 … (Read More) Gifts of all Sizes Make Big Impact at Boise State and Beyond

Volunteer Engagement Advances the Bronco Vision

Boise State University recently honored 2,682 students who earned 2,935 degrees and certificates as we celebrated the spring commencement. It’s an exciting time for us, and we know many of our graduates will go on to be leaders in their … (Read More) Volunteer Engagement Advances the Bronco Vision

Community Partnerships Key to Future of Boise State, Regional Economy

Our valued relationships with our corporate and foundation partners provide opportunities for the next generation of creative thinkers. These relationships are key to our success through support of innovative research and programs, endowed scholarships and the construction of new facilities … (Read More) Community Partnerships Key to Future of Boise State, Regional Economy

Creativity and Generosity Buoy Student Success at Boise State

There have been significant changes on the Boise State campus in recent years. One easily recognizable change is the number of new buildings that thanks to donor support, in part, offer our students the facilities where they can learn and … (Read More) Creativity and Generosity Buoy Student Success at Boise State

A Year of Growth Made Possible Through Alumni and Friends Engagement

Each year at this time, we pause and reflect on our accomplishments, evaluate the lessons learned and set our next course to meet the needs of our students, expand opportunities for faculty research and enterprise, and engage our communities in … (Read More) A Year of Growth Made Possible Through Alumni and Friends Engagement

A Cornucopia of People, Ideas Bring Growth, and Gratitude for Boise State University

“The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.” — Dr. Robert Holden When looking around the Boise State University campus, it’s easy to quickly identify several things … (Read More) A Cornucopia of People, Ideas Bring Growth, and Gratitude for Boise State University

Boise State Alumni Engagement Continues Nationwide Growth

For 50 years, the Boise State University Alumni Association has been connecting, celebrating and engaging alumni from around the globe. The growth of our alumni base to more than 140,000 coincides with increased alumni engagement through one of our regional … (Read More) Boise State Alumni Engagement Continues Nationwide Growth

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 … (Read More) Creating Legacies for 50 Years: Boise State Alumni Association

2016: A Year of Growth for On-Campus Engagement

For many of us, this time of year provides an opportunity to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments and lessons learned.  Here at Boise State, we reached several objectives to meet the needs of our students, expand opportunities for faculty … (Read More) 2016: A Year of Growth for On-Campus Engagement

Making Memories – 2017 Trips are Planned and Taking Reservations

No matter where in the world our alumni members go, our greatest journey is always the one we take together. I recently returned from an amazing and memorable alumni campus abroad trip to Spain with AHI, our Alumni Travel Program … (Read More) Making Memories – 2017 Trips are Planned and Taking Reservations

It’s Cancer Awareness Month. How Boise State is Helping The Cause

It’s a fitting time to celebrate the great work of someone who is making great strides in cancer research—Dr. Julia Oxford, a Boise State University professor of biology and director of the Biomolecular Research Center. October is Cancer Awareness month … (Read More) It’s Cancer Awareness Month. How Boise State is Helping The Cause

Boise State’s Message to the Business Community: You Need Us, And We Need You.

Boise State University was founded by a group of forward-thinking community members who understood the critical partnership between education and well-being, and that great cities have great universities. Today, Boise State can look back on a successful history characterized by … (Read More) Boise State’s Message to the Business Community: You Need Us, And We Need You.

New Partnerships Forming with Basque Community Worldwide at Boise State

This July’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C. featured “Basques: Innovation by Culture.” It was a great backdrop for making connections and starting conversations on how we can build on Boise State’s Basque-centered programs and grow our relationship with the … (Read More) New Partnerships Forming with Basque Community Worldwide at Boise State

Fine Arts at Boise State Matters to More Than Boise State

“Nothing replaces the authenticity of the object presented with passionate scholarship. Bringing people face-to-face with our objects is a way of bringing them face-to-face with people across time, across space, whose lives may have been different from our own but … (Read More) Fine Arts at Boise State Matters to More Than Boise State

“Our Voice“ Video Segment Speaks Volumes in Six Minutes

I welcome any opportunity to talk about the great things happening at Boise State. So when I got the call from the host of “Our Voice”— a show that hosts musicians, chefs, writers, scholars and people who are making a … (Read More) “Our Voice“ Video Segment Speaks Volumes in Six Minutes

Broncos Go Places (and Make the Most of an Amazing Travel Program)!

Boise State alumni and friends can take advantage of a fantastic travel benefit through the Boise State Alumni Association. And this year, we’re going places! (See the itineraries below). I’ve been traveling with our travel program partner, AHI Travel, since … (Read More) Broncos Go Places (and Make the Most of an Amazing Travel Program)!

“The Difference Between a Pebble and a Mountain Lies in Whom You Ask To Move It”

Developing our strengths will get us closer to “doing what we do best every day” than if we try to fix our shortcomings. This is the basic premise of StandOut 2.0 by international headliner speaker and author, Marcus Buckingham. Buckingham … (Read More) “The Difference Between a Pebble and a Mountain Lies in Whom You Ask To Move It”

Change, Growth and Connection at Boise State and Beyond

Heraclitus said, “Ever-new waters flow on those who step into the same rivers.” Boise State is like this — a river that remains a river, but changes with what it contains. Stepping into Boise State, like stepping into a river, … (Read More) Change, Growth and Connection at Boise State and Beyond

Award-winning Boise State Research Shows Relationships Matter for Giving

Award-winning research in the human anthropology lab at Boise State University recently explored motivations and predictors in generosity — How does the social relationship between a donor and solicitor influence donation amounts? What individual characteristics explain decisions? What motivates people to … (Read More) Award-winning Boise State Research Shows Relationships Matter for Giving

Boise State Beats $25 Million Scholarship Goal

More than 500 students and donors gathered at the annual Scholarship Dinner to celebrate a major milestone yesterday: $29 million raised for scholarships! This exceeds the Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Opportunities scholarship campaign goal of $25 million and is a testament … (Read More) Boise State Beats $25 Million Scholarship Goal