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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

Fundraising Game Changer at Boise State: Crowdfunding

Sept. 14 Boise State launched PonyUp, our new crowdfunding site, and the first project to go live literally aimed for the stars. In just the first 10 days following launch, we raised more than $5,360 for Professor and astronomer, Brian … (Read More) Fundraising Game Changer at Boise State: Crowdfunding

Boise State Alumni Voices Reveal Attitudes, Interests & More

“Most people read their college alumni magazines for the class notes,” says the New York Times in an article on how social networking changes the way alumni interact with the university—and each other. Boise State has certainly evolved to adopt … (Read More) Boise State Alumni Voices Reveal Attitudes, Interests & More

Practicing “The Art of Fulfillment”

I’ll begin this note with a bit of good news. Thanks to the support of alumni and friends, and the hard work of the Alumni Association and volunteers, we set a new record for funds raised at our Alumni Auction … (Read More) Practicing “The Art of Fulfillment”

Boise State Grads Ring a Bell for Commitment

It’s time for spring commencement and as the tassels turn, grads must choose if—and how—they stay in relationship with the university. Why is it so important for grads to stay connected to Boise State? Professional and personal growth is bolstered … (Read More) Boise State Grads Ring a Bell for Commitment

Investment in Students Makes Stronger, More Engaged Communities

It has been said that great cities need great universities, and it has long been one of Boise State University’s priorities to fulfill that need here in Idaho’s capitol. Yes, a university must educate tomorrow’s workers, innovators and leaders, but … (Read More) Investment in Students Makes Stronger, More Engaged Communities