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Whether you’re a new student just out of high school, transferring from another college, or coming back to school after time away, Boise State New Student and Family Programs is your connection to a great first-year experience. Through various opportunities, such as BroncoVenture Orientation, you’ll meet new friends and understand what it means to be a member of the Bronco family. Your parents and families are also encouraged to attend. “Students are provided with a lot of information and it can feel overwhelming at times. Boise State welcomes the role of parents and families as they assist their students in ...

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The Boise State Disability Resource Center (DRC) is responsible for ensuring that Boise State University maintains an educationally and physically open environment for students with disabilities. The center helps the university achieve its goal of embracing diversity by providing access and facilitating independence. Staff works directly with faculty members to arrange reasonable accommodations. If you’re a student who qualifies for accommodations, you can request interpretive services, ADA accessible classroom seating, alternative text formatting, test accommodations, and other assistance to help fulfill your academic requirements. Director Wendy Turner encourages students who need accommodations “to come in early to help get the ...

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Last year, Boise State students scattered to the four corners of the globe to study abroad.  They learned Arabic in Morocco, interned for a software company in Spain, taught English in Italy, and studied Tropical Biology in Costa Rica.  The Boise State International Learning Opportunities office offers all these opportunities and more to students interested in spending a semester, summer, or year away. Studying abroad is the perfect way to expand your horizons, improve your language skills, or immerse yourself in another culture.  Because students earn Boise State credits while abroad, studying abroad does not have to delay graduation, nor ...

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Bronco Stadium becomes Albertsons Stadium

Bronco Stadium has a new name. It will now be called Albertsons Stadium as both Boise State officials and Albertsons officials came to a long term agreement that sees Albertsons taking over the naming rights to the stadium. Albertsons and Boise State’s deal is for 15 years and worth 12.5 million dollars. This deal has been 17 years in the making as Boise State has been trying to sell off the naming rights to the stadium since 1997. Albertsons now joins Taco Bell as the latest company to sponsor the university. Boise State and Taco Bell also came to a ...

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Boise State graduation parking will be free for all attendees. However, there are some limits. The following is an email distributed by Boise State University Transportation and Parking Services. The information pertains to Saturday, May 17, the day of the Boise State Commencement Ceremony. Traffic Advisory · University Drive/Taco Bell Arena – expect increased traffic congestion along University Drive, between Broadway Avenue and Capitol Boulevard, between 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and between 5:00-7:30 p.m. for the 2014 Spring Commencement Ceremony, which starts at 10:00 a.m. and College of Western Idaho Commencement Ceremony which starts at 7:00 p.m. Commencement Parking · Parking is ...

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You have been working hard all semester, you planned out your study schedule, you finished your research papers, now it’s time to tackle any last-minute studying for final exams.   Start by prioritizing your exams by how confident you feel about each subject.  Are there some subjects that need extra studying?  Is there a test you have to get an A on?  List your tests out with the dates they are taking place and make a plan for how much you should study for each and when you are going to do that studying.  Don’t let life get in the ...

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Being a male, I’m not inclined to voice my opinion on the matter of pro-life vs. pro-choice.  It’s not a decision I will ever have to make, so I believe my feelings on the matter are irrelevant.  The issue I’d like to discuss is the lack of civility within the debate itself.  How can you claim to be performing an act of love for an unborn child when you can’t even respect a person standing directly in front of you? Time and time again, I’ve witnessed someone be bullied and persecuted for their stance on the subject.  I understand it is a passionate topic ...

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Courtesy Aubrey Carlsen Students may need to budget an extra few hundred dollars for tuition this upcoming year if the State Board of Education signs the newly proposed increases into action. The increase would affect Boise State as well as Idaho State University, University of Idaho and Lewis and Clark State College. Over the last two decades, the college tuition and fee prices in Idaho have steadily risen each year. On the up side, the proposed amounts from ISU, U of I and LCSC are lower than they have been in years, and while Boise State is lower than last ...

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Courtesy Aubrey Carlsen Growing up, Marla Hansen’s father was in the Air Force, and consequently, they moved around often, which made for rather inconsistent training. But whether or not she took ballet classes had little importance—what was most important was that she had a love for dance and she was surrounded with people who also had a love for dance. Even today that love is still present as she continues to contribute to the dancing world right here at Boise State as director of the dance minor in the Theatre Arts Department. “My dad, actually, when he was in college played ...

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This balancing act called life   The hard part about life is finding time for all the things you need to do while still being able to do the things you want to do. It is really a challenge because of the fact that things always come up and make some things just not doable. That being said, those of us with mental illness can attest to the fact that having a mental illness can be, at times, exhausting without any other things factored in. Being a full-time biology major with two jobs, a relationship, a dog, and the desire ...

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What better way to get into the spirit of summer than with food, good music, even better company and an excuse to wear a swimsuit? Boise State will host the 37th Spring Fling this Saturday from 4-11 p.m. on the grass intramural field behind to the Student Union Building. The event will feature performances by Jupiter Holiday, Mosley Wotta, Eclectic Approach;    Cash Cash will be featured as the headliner, as well as Armada ID, a local dance group based out of Boise. There will be henna artists, volleyball, water slides, obstacle courses and a variety of genres to musically ...

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We all know summer is just around the corner and it’s time to start buying all your summer dresses, sandals and sunglasses! But what sort of summer style should you go for this year? Well, I’ve got the answer. And so do your fellow classmates. “My summer style is comfy casual,” said Maddie Wharton, a freshman communication major with a Spanish minor. “My go-to summer outfit is my Jesus sandals, shorts and t-shirt.” She enjoys shopping at Forever 21 because, “It’s college kid heaven.” “My summer style is flowy because tight clothes in heat is a no go,” said Rachel Tillman, a junior communication major. “My go-to summer outfit is a sundress and sandals.” Rachel’s favorite online ...

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Sometimes it seems like no matter how hard you study, once test time comes you are still just an anxious mess and your test score suffers because of it.  The first step of dealing with test anxiety is recognizing that you have it.  Symptoms  of test anxiety can include an upset stomach, speedy heart rate, fast shallow breathing, shaking, sweating or difficulty focusing.  There are many ways to deal with these symptoms —here are a few quick tips that might help! Create and follow strong study plans that will help you feel confident and prepared.   Become familiar with the testing ...

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Fred Swanstrum Comm 273 Courtesy Assistant professor Michael A. Allen uses strategies of game theory not only as an international relations teaching tool in his political science courses. He also used it to become a gold-ranked support player in the game “League of Legends” last season, as well as to win a national championship title. “I am the sole North American Continental Champion in the ‘World of Warcraft Miniatures Game.’ The latter accomplishment was from the summer of 2010 and carried with it some substantial prize winnings,” Allen said. Allen is a statistical scholar who started teaching political science at ...

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The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was started in 1998 and has since become a staple in Boise’s community involvement. Participants from all over the state gather to raise awareness for the cause. Donations raised from the event are used to fund grants across Idaho, which provide assistance to breast cancer patients and increase early detection. The 16th annual Boise Race for the Cure will take place on May 10. Boise State alumna Molly Peterson has participated in the race four times. “I think that it’s good for the community to come together and help support people who ...

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With only a few more weeks to go in the semester you are probably a giant ball of sleep-deprived stress. This week’s study tip is to remember to take time for the other parts of your life. If you need more family time, watch out for campus events such as a movie at the Student Union Building or a play at the Morrison Center that your whole family can attend. For improving your personal growth, try out a group exercise class at the Recreation Center or join an academic club that engages your interests. If you need to focus on ...

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*This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Kevin Satterlee, Vice President for Campus Operations/General Counsel, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*   CAMPUS  SAFETY  ALERT Early this evening, April 19, 2014, a female jogger reported to Boise Police that while running on the Greenbelt near campus, 5 male subjects attempted to block her path and box her in. The female continued on her run and thereafter contacted the campus substation.  There was no reported physical contact. The subjects were described as college-aged males who were approximately 5’9″ to 5’10″ tall.  One male was described as wearing a ...

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Experiential Learning is the concept that students can learn the subject matter for a course best by doing an activity or creating an artifact rather than just reading about it and sitting through lectures.  With this method, students take the concepts that they have learned and then use that information to present a finished product showing that they understand the topics.  That’s all well and good, but how can this help you do better on a test?  Apply the idea of Experiential Learning to your course in order to better understand everything that you have assimilated this semester.  When you ...

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Courtesy: Zach Sparrow The Add the Words movement refers to the adding of the words “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” to the Idaho Human Rights Act. Presently, the IHRA only protects against discrimination toward religion, age, disability, sex and race. Since 2006, Idaho’s top government officials have told the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community that soon there would be a change. Eight years later, people have grown tired of waiting. The Add the Words movement has gained traction this year due to the heavy media exposure of the voluntary arrest of protestors. Filmmaker Cammie Pavesic witnessed the rallies and ...

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Fred Swanstrum Courtesy Comm 273 Lambda Pi Eta (LPE) is reaching out. The Lambda Pi Eta Omega Omega Chapter gives members the opportunity to support their community, present original work at research conferences and engage in a variety of activities that further their academic success. “Being a member you are able to find more opportunities to visit with faculty and work one on one with them,” said Robin Jensen, president of the organization. LPE is a communication honor society which seeks to help members connect to the community around campus as well as to the larger academic community related to ...

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Today I read about two interesting studies conducted by Kent State University regarding students and cell phone usage.  The first study surveyed 300 college students (and physically assessed 49 of them) to show the comparison between how much time they spent on their cell phones and their overall physical health.  The study showed that high cell phone usage equalled out to poor physical health.  The second study by Kent State looked at the results from 500 students comparing cell phone usage, GPA and overall happiness/anxiety levels.  The results from the second study supported the results from the first study; the ...

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Actor, comedian and television star, Bill Cosby performed at the Morrison Center on April 4. Cosby returned to Boise following his highly praised Morrison Center performance in 2011. Throughout his career Cosby has written 11 novels, released over 20 comedy albums and has been featured in countless films. Funny and inspirational, Cosby has been referred to as the “doctor of comedy,” drawing from his doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Performing to sold-out arenas across the country since 1962, his comedic approach to telling childhood stories resonates with his cross-generational fan base. Known for the “The Cosby ...

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April 9th-11th, Ezra Pound Conference, readings each evening at 7:00 p.m. Bishop Barnwell Room, BSU Student Union Building. April 18th: Poet Brian Blanchfield, 7:30 p.m. Berquist Lounge, BSU Student Union Building April 20th: Poets Endi Hartigan and Rob Schlegel, 7:30 p.m. Pengilly’s Saloon April 24rd: Fiction Writer Benjamin Percy, 7:30 p.m. Bergquist Lounge, BSU Student Union Building May 2nd: Poets Clark Coolidge and Rebecca Wolf, 7:30 p.m. Bishop Barnwell Room, BSU Student Union May 8th: Fiction Writer Jacqueline Mitchard, 7:30 p.m. Lookout Room, BSU Student Union Building ...

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Shelby Bodine “Breaking Expectations” is staff writer Shelby Bodine’s firsthand experience with living with mental illness. When you live everyday with a mental illness, you live with the realization that at some point you will have to share that fun fact with others. Of course, you could keep it bottled inside, but as I’ve discussed before, that is a terrible idea. So what happens when you meet the person who gives you butterflies and who you want to share everything with? Do you tell them or do you wait? The thing that makes this tough is that there is always ...

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Welcome back from Spring Break!  We are halfway through the semester, so it’s a good time to remind you of the #1 rule of successful college students: Go to class. This concept can be difficult as the weather improves and we start to burn out on the academic year.  Always keep in mind that when you attend classes, you might receive extra information or clues from the professor about what topics might be included on future exams or assignments. When you are in class, you might get clues on what information will not be in the test as well; this ...

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