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Boise State Student Media is made up of several departments. There is a way for everyone to get involved and content for everyone to enjoy!

THE ARBITER

The Arbiter brings you relevant, up-to-date content on the issues that effect college students. The Arbiter is your source for campus news, information on events, trends and music and all inside sports knowledge you need to be a true Bronco. The Arbiter is entirely student-run and independent from the university. This means that students just like you are producing content for you.

The Arbiter welcomes and encourages interaction and feedback. Email story ideas, questions and letters to the editor to editor@stumedia.boisestate.edu.

WHERE TO GET IT

The print edition of The Arbiter can be picked up on stands all over campus.

The Arbiter is available online 24/7 at arbiteronline.com.

Download our mobile app BroncoMobile from the PlayStore and iTunes.

Like The Arbiter on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @arbiteronline.

WRITERS/BLOGGERS:

The Arbiter is looking for engaged, active students with a love of writing. Ideal candidates should have a love of learning and the ability to work on a deadline. No experience is needed. The Arbiter offers on-the-job training and class credit to writers if they enroll in the Comm 119 class.

Writers are an integral part of The Arbiter. They have the opportunity to not only improve their own writing, but provide a service to their fellow students by informing them of issues and happenings around campus.

While working as a writer/blogger for The Arbiter you will learn to communicate more effectively both in writing and orally. The Arbiter offers internships, class credit and frequently promotes from within to paid staff positions. The Arbiter is also an excellent gateway to other internships across the country.

PHOTO

The Arbiter is looking for creative, visual people to be photographers. This position is ideal for individuals who are passionate about photography and increasing their skills.

This position is vital to The Arbiter because photos and other visual images are equally as important to telling as story as the words. Images help to capture the readers attention and can make a powerful impression. Students in this position are able to gain experience communicating at working as part of team as well as technical photo skills.

While working as a photographer for The Arbiter you will be able to learn not only how to take beautiful photos, but how to tell a story with those images. You will also have the opportunity to develop a diverse portfolio by shooting everything from music recitals to football games to student life.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Student Media is searching for creative, visual people to work as graphic designers. Candidates should be able to take directions, work independently and have a love for art and design. Familiarity with the Adobe Suite is preferred.

An individual working as a graphic designer for Student Media has the opportunity to develop skills in a wide array of areas including page layout, ad design both in print and online and the creation of specialty marketing and promotion aids. Students have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced work environment with their peers.

A designer with Student Media will develop skills with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. They will also develop a creative eye that will allow them to create effective ads and pages from scratch. Internships and paid positions are available.

VIDEOGRAPHER

Student Media is searching for videographers. The ideal candidate for this position would be detail oriented, work well with deadlines and enjoy the visual storytelling. Students in this position would learn to effectively shoot, edit and package video.

The importance of skilled video work is becoming more and more important in today’s media environment. As we switch to an online-first mentality, multimedia packages become vital. Videographers are the key to making this happen. Videographers will also have the opportunity to produce promotional videos that are shown all over campus.

Working in this position allows students to develop this skills necessary to shoot and edit their own video. Internship and paid opportunities are available. Student Media is an excellent gateway to internships across the country.

SALES & MARKETING

Working in the business department offers a variety of opportunities for students interested in sales, advertising, accounting, marketing, public relations and business management.

The business department provides a learning environment where students gain valuable knowledge about advertising and business in addition to communication, conflict resolution and marketing. They also gain experience in a professional work environment which allows for the development of professional networks.

The business team is responsible for yearly advertising sales, marketing Student Media services and managing the various financial aspects of Student Media. These positions are a great fit for business, accounting, marketing, finance and economics students.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Student Media is searching for computer technicians/programmers.  The ideal candidate for this position is a problem solver, able to trouble shoot and  motivated to learn.  This position requires someone who can work independently and in a team setting.

Some knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems (mac/unix/windows) networks is desired.  Knowing HTML, C, AJAX and/or Objective C is a plus.  This position offers the opportunity to learn and grow in this field while providing technical support to the entire Student Media Center.

In today’s digital media age, these positions are vitally important to the growing and changing media environment.  Working in this position allows students to develop the skills necessary to gain experience in technical areas that will be necessary for future opportunities outside of campus.  Internship and paid opportunities are available.

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Get Rolling with the Boise State Cycle Learning Center

The Cycle Learning Center (CLC) is available through a partnership between Campus Recreation and Transportation and Parking Services. We provide programs and services for all things bike related, promote environmentally sustainable transportation, and encourage an active and healthy campus community.

Need to rent a beach cruiser to get around campus or a mountain bike to ride some of the local trails? We can set you up. Along with each two-wheeler comes a helmet, lock, light and a basic maintenance package.

We are Boise State University’s centralized source for basic bicycle repair, safety rules and instructional clinics, and retail sales. Need to borrow a wrench? Please use our free bike stands and tools. We encourage you to register your bike with the Boise Police Department’s free online bike registration and always use a quality U-lock.

The CLC is located in the Lincoln Parking Garage across from the Student Union and adjacent to the Campus Recreation Center. We’re open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit rec.boisestate.edu/clc, call (208) 426-7433 or send us a message at clc@boisestate.edu.

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Office of the Dean of Students

As you begin to blaze your academic trail, the Boise State Dean of Students (DOS) is always on hand to help you achieve success. From navigating campus to juggling a demanding schedule to working out a problem, DOS offers services, support and resources.

The Dean of Students, Chris Wuthrich, serves as your advocate. He and the staff believe it’s important to foster personal, intellectual and social development because college is much more than going to school. Their goal is to help you succeed in everything.

DOS also provides direct services, including courtesy absence notices for students dealing with health issues or other emergencies. Departments include:

  • Student Rights and Responsibilities: supports academic success by enforcing the student Code of Conduct and oversees student grievances, academic dishonesty, sexual- or discrimination-based misconduct, and the drug and alcohol policy.
  • Disability Resource Center: coordinates accommodations between students and faculty.
  • Veteran Services: provides information and procedures relevant to all education benefits via the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • CARE Team (Campus Assessment, Resource, and Education): provides well-rounded support for students, faculty and staff in distress. Representatives from many departments provide assistance when concerning, disruptive or threatening behavior has been reported.
  • Case Management: provides early intervention and support to students experiencing difficult situations; coordinates services on and off campus to help reduce tension.
  • Impact Scholars Program: supports former foster youth to obtain a college education at Boise State.
  • Student Emergency Fund: provides financial assistance to students experiencing unanticipated temporary financial hardship resulting from an emergency or crisis situation.

For more information about DOS and their many resources, visit deanofstudents.boisestate.edu or call (208) 426-1527. The office is located in the Norco Building, Suite 116, 1529 Belmont Street.

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Boise State Health Services provides medical, counseling and wellness services to the Boise State community. Conveniently located on campus, our services are comprehensive, affordable and focused on the patient’s individual needs. Health Services is committed to helping students stay healthy and learn healthy habits that they can use to achieve their personal and academic goals.

Call us at (208) 426-1459 to schedule an appointment or visit our website at healthservices.boisestate.edu for more information.

Medical Services:

Medical services provides a full range of primary care and select specialty medical services to the Boise State community. We are your on-campus doctors office. Our services are patient focused, accessible and affordable. We emphasize early screening and prevention. Our medical staff includes Board Certified physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and registered medical assistants.
The primary care providers in Health Services are experienced in treating common, acute and chronic medical problems, illnesses and injuries. Our goal is to empower patients with self-care knowledge and skills which they can use throughout their lifetime. We offer both appointment-based visits and walk-in Urgent Care.
Health Services also provides select medical care in Psychiatry and Sports Medicine by referral from our primary care providers. These specialists are on-campus and provide convenient access to commonly needed specialty medical care.
For your added convenience, Health Services has a limited dispensary that sells commonly used over-the-counter and prescription medications, when ordered by a Health Services medical provider.
Our staff wants your visit to be as quick and easy as possible. Scheduled appointments are available by calling (208) 426-1459. For simple medical concerns that cannot wait for a scheduled appointment you can access our walk-in Urgent Care during our hours of operation.

Counseling Services:

Counseling Services helps you tap into your strengths and find resources to deal more effectively with concerns that impact your pursuit of personal and academic goals. We emphasize prevention and early detection and provide a broad spectrum of short-term counseling. Our services are client focused, accessible and affordable. Our counseling staff is made up of a diverse group of professionals including: psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists and closely supervised interns.
Our counseling services offer individual, multi-person counseling and group counseling to all students at Boise State. The group experience can help support exploration of self, identification of desired chage and allow for the sharing of resources and experiences that are unique to a particular group of individuals.
Issues which are commonly address in short-term counseling are:
• Abuse
• Adjustment issues
• Alcohol & other drugs
• Anger
• Anxiety
• Body image
• Depression
• Gender & sexual orientation
• Grief
• Healthy lifestyle choices
• Life transition
• Loneliness
• Low motivation
• Low self-esteem
• Perfectionism
• Relationships
• Sexual assault
• Stress

There are occasions when a problem or crisis feels too overwhelming to wait for a scheduled appointment. If this is the case, we have staff available during our hours of operation to more immediately assess your needs. Call first, if possible, or walk-in and we can usually get you in quickly.

Our staff wants your visit to be as quick and easy as possible. Before coming in, please call (208)426-1459 to schedule an appointment.

Wellness Services:

Wellness services is a collaborative team which provides innovative programing and quality services to foster lifelong health, academic success, and a sense of campus wellbeing. Our Wellness providers offer programs and services to students, faculty and staff.

The Student Wellness Program offers a wide variety of events, programs, workshops, and training sessions geared towards students’ particular needs as it relates to establishing positive, lifelong personal health habits. Our programing is available to assist students with their own personal wellness in on-on-one or small/large group settings. We also provide training for those wishing to lead health related programming with other students on campus. Topics include:

• Stress and time management
• Alcohol and other drugs
• Sexual health
• Physical activity
• Nutrition
• Smoking cessation
• Sleep

As a compliment to other health services, our Wellness Providers offer Health Coaching. This is a personalized approach to behavior change. Through client centered goal setting, individuals are empowered to improve their health and wellness. Our health coaches will guide, motivate and provide resources while helping clients set SMART (specific, attainable, realistic, time specific) goals. Health Coaching is available for:

• Time management
• Sleep
• Stress
• Tobacco cessation
• Weight loss
• Physical activity
Other services offered through Wellness services include FREE HIV testing, tobacco cessation and nutrition consultation. Our nutrition consultation services are provided by a Registered Dietitian upon referral from a primary care provider.

Health Insurance and Billing:

The Health Insurance and Billing office within Health Services provides routine billing and insurance support for all patients/clients served at Health Services. All patients are welcome to use Health Services, you do not have to have the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) to receive services from Health Services. Our billing professionals offer courtesy claims submission for services rendered, assistance with claims dispute, advocacy and resolution. We can provide you with a general explanation of the SHIP benefit package, assistance with submitting health insurance waivers, or guidance on alternative coverage options for part-time and full-time students.

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Welcome to Boise State!

From convocation to commencement, the faculty, staff and I are dedicated to guiding you, supporting you and helping you launch into the next phase of your life.

In the past decade we’ve doubled our graduate programs and taken great leaps into online and mobile learning. We’ve built well over a million square feet of new academic, athletic and housing facilities. We have reshaped core classes to provide the kind of shared learning that will build the skills you need to propel you into your careers and lives—problem solving, communication, innovation and teamwork, ethics and diversity—in addition to the mastery you will develop in your chosen field of study. Of course, all of these changes, as well as our fast-growing research efforts, are designed to maximize your academic experience.

Interested in saving some money? Seriously consider our graduation guarantee program—Finish in Four. Not only will it save the extra tuition that additional semesters would cost you, it will accelerate your move into the job market or graduate studies. And if you agree to stay on track to graduate in four years, we will give you priority when registering for classes. If you follow the path and still can’t get into a needed class on time, we’ll pay for the course when you do take it. It is important to your success to begin on this path in your first semester, so please talk to an adviser about how to sign up.

Engaging with the community around you can truly enhance the college experience. Each year, Boise State chooses a “Campus Read” to start conversations and build our university community. This year, we’ve selected “The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal and a Marine Biologist’s Fight to Save a Species,” by Terrie M. Williams. This engaging look at science and ecology will be read by all new students and we look forward to campus-wide discussions and related events throughout the coming year.

As with all of aspects of life, you will get out of college what you put into it. We are here to help. Make sure that you:

  • Meet your academic adviser to discuss career goals, program requirements and tutorial support.
  • Connect with people who are knowledgeable in housing, financial aid, job opportunities, and health and wellness.

 

Join a student organization and meet new friends — your educational experience will be greatly enhanced through your participation in clubs, campus events and service activities.
We are so proud to have you here at Boise State. You will find committed faculty and staff, a spirit of collaboration across campus and a glowing pride in the transformative educational experience you’re about to begin. Again, welcome and Go Broncos!

Sincerely,
Bob Kustra
President

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Welcome to Boise State University! We are excited that you made the decision to join us and want to offer some advice on making your college experience count. Making college count is about taking control of your future, maximizing the investment you’re making in your education, and ensuring you achieve the goals that brought you here in the first place. If your goal is to become employable, then the following advice is for you.

Explore Your Options: The Boise State Career Center, Advising and Academic Enhancement is a great resource for exploring different majors and careers. Take advantage of all the resources available and be open to different career paths. We also offer assessments that can help you with the career decision-making process.

Get Involved: Involving yourself in campus life not only gives you the chance to meet new people and connect with your community, it provides you with an excellent opportunity to develop skills that employers say are critical to success in the workplace. Whether it be a campus organization, ASBSU, volunteering, Service-Learning, or Sorority/Fraternity life; you can build new skills and expand your network.

Get a Job: Whether you need a job or not, working around 15 hours a week is a good idea. Not only does it bring in “spending money,” it increases your skill set and helps you begin building your network.

Boise State hires between 1,500 and 2,000 student employees each year, and surrounding businesses also hire for part-time positions. Employers consistently tell us that one of the things that impresses them most about Boise State graduates is their work ethic. So, get a job and be a part of a great tradition. Start with BroncoJobs, which you can access once you’ve registered for classes. Check early and check often to find the best opportunities.

Build Your Network: It’s never too early to start building your network—faculty, staff, other students, alumni, and employers who you’ll connect with throughout your college career, and who will be very valuable to you when it’s time to search for internships or jobs. If you really want to get a head start, consider building your online presence with LinkedIn. We can provide all the information you need to use this professional online networking and job search site.

Participate in an Internship: You most likely will not engage in an internship your first year or two, but make sure it’s something you plan for later. Employers are always looking for relevant work experience and an internship provides this along with connections to people in your field of interest.

Everything you do from the time you start college to the time you graduate will help prepare you for the future. Make College Count! Visit career.boisestate.edu/makecollegecount to check out other great resources. To make an appointment to meet with a career counselor, call (208) 426-1747. We’re located in the Academic and Career Services Building, Room 111. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Get (IN)volved. You’re going to hear that often at Boise State. You’ll see those words stamped on giveaways, printed on posters, and shouted from university websites, Twitter and Facebook. Why? Because involvement on campus will add value to your university experience. The office of Student Involvement and Leadership Center is here to help.
By only going to class it’s possible that you’ll miss out on a very important aspect of your academic career. So why take the chance? While studying for biology or writing that English paper, don’t forget to think outside the classroom. You’ll be better prepared for the future.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers recently surveyed employers in the business and nonprofit sectors to find out what they were looking for when hiring new college graduates. More than 75 percent of employers surveyed said they want to hire graduates with strong critical thinking, complex problem-solving, written and oral communication skills and applied knowledge in real-world settings—skills difficult to develop when you’re just listening to classroom lectures. It’s when you get out and get (IN)volved that you can hone skills and become the employee that’s in demand.

Maybe you want to join one of the more than 200 student organizations that include everything from academic, professional and religious groups, to sports, arts, and cultural clubs.  Or maybe you want to join a sorority or fraternity, where you’ll build positive relationships and lifelong friendships, develop leadership skills, and serve the community.

You can also participate in any number of volunteer projects, concerts, movies, lectures or other events on campus. If you want to advocate for fellow students, serve through the Associated Students of Boise State University, a great way to shape the policies that affect student life. Expand your worldview by immersing yourself in an international service experience. Last spring students helped improve education in rural communities in Jamaica through an ongoing service program called Partnership Jamaica.

Getting involved on campus doesn’t mean the same thing to every student. The activities you choose depend on your interests and what kind of spare time you have. So, customize your own plan. Identify what works for you and go for it.
Take advantage when you see the words “Get (IN)volved.” The difference between just going to class and participating beyond the classroom is like choosing between a fenced-in yard and an open field. Unlatch the gate. Get out there and explore the many opportunities at Boise State.

For more information, visit getinvolved.boisestate.edu or call the Student Involvement and Leadership Center at (208) 426-1223.

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Lisa Harris welcomes you to Boise State University!

We are thrilled that you have made the decision to join the Bronco family. I want to make sure you have all the information you need at your fingertips as you begin your new adventure with us. Here are a few things I hope you keep in mind, because we have some expectations of each member of our campus community:

Go to class. Be an active partner in your education; show up, do your homework, be prepared. You’ll find that the Boise State experience is a richer, more satisfying one for you, and you’ll be able to meet the academic goals you set for yourself.

Review and learn the Student Code of Conduct and the Student Handbook.  You will be required to uphold its standards and regulations.  Here is the link to that page at http://deanofstudents.boisestate.edu.

Pay attention to your learning outcomes for the foundational studies. These are building blocks for your future education at Boise State.

Get involved in some meaningful way that links you to our community. Work on campus. Join a sport, a club or student organization that complements your major.

If you’re a freshman, start planning now to graduate in four years. If you’re a transfer student, plan now to graduate “on time.”

Check and READ your Bronco Mail frequently—your professors use it and so does the university for official notifications.

We encourage you to “Opt in” to the university’s emergency notification system on Bronco Web to receive campus emergency
notifications.

As a student, it’s important to know that your personal information is confidential. If you want your parents or other family members to be able to call the university to access information about you or help with an issue, you must fill out a Release of Information on the Registrar’s website. 

The vice president for Student Affairs and our staff, including the Office of the Dean of Students, are committed to providing proactive and comprehensive advocacy for you. We can assist with personalized referrals for on-campus resources and services to help work through student issues, personal concerns, and medical and family emergencies that can impact academic
success. 

Call the Office of the Dean of Students at (202) 426-1484 or visit them in Room 116 of the Norco Building. 

Other departments include Student Affairs are:   Bookstore & Bronco Shops, The Career Center, Children’s Center, Disability Resource Center, Enrollment Services, Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Fraternities and Sororities, International Student Services, Multicultural Student Services, New Student & Family Programs ,Student Involvement and Leadership, Student Media, the Student Union Building, Campus Recreation, University Housing, Veteran Services, and the Women’s Center   

For more information about departments, resources or services of the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs visit their website or call (208) 426-1418.

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Boise State Veteran Services provides resources and learning opportunities for Veteran students and their dependents. We help make the transition from military life to campus to civilian career.

For more than 20 years we have been providing exceptional customer service and information on GI-Bill benefits. Last year, more than 2,000 Veterans and dependents attended Boise State University, with more than 1,100 using their educational benefits.

We offer a computer lab and study area, paid VA work-study opportunities for GI-Bill recipients, and free-of-charge printer access for limited use for any Veteran or dependent, even if s/he doesn’t have GI-Bill benefit eligibility.

Future plans include a Veterans lounge, which will be under construction this summer. It will be a comfortable place to meet, relax between classes, shoot some pool, or just watch some television. Our affiliated offices:

 

VetSuccess:

In collaboration between Boise State and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VetSuccess ensures that student Veterans receive necessary care and benefits. They provide outreach, benefits advising, career development, and other services aimed at making sure student Veterans get every opportunity to succeed in college and gain meaningful employment.

Wyakin Academy for Wounded Warriors: Enables Post 9/11 severely wounded and injured Veterans to achieve personal and professional success as business and community leaders. They offer a multi-level mentorship program that helps the student Veteran assimilate back into college life, civilian life and into a professional career.

Disability Resource Center: The Disability Resource Center is responsible for ensuring that Boise State University maintains an educationally and physically open, accessible environment for students with disabilities. 

 

Veteran Services is located in the Lincoln Parking Garage on the corner of Lincoln and University across from the Student Union. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call (208) 426-3744 or visit veterans.boisestate.edu. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @BSUVetServices.

 

 

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TRIO Student Success Program—A Unique Opportunity

Joining the Boise State TRIO Student Success Program (SSP) at Boise State University can be life-changing. Highly motivated students from diverse backgrounds are admitted to SSP and offered a variety of tools to help them become successful while pursuing a four-year degree.  College is an exciting opportunity for students, but it can also present unique challenges.

How will I adjust to college course work?

  • Where can I find a support system?
  • How do I balance working part-time and being a student?
  • Who do I ask when I have questions?

As a SSP student, you are part of a community of students who have both asked and discovered the answers to those very same questions.

How It Works: From the first day of your fall semester, you are assigned an academic advisor you can meet with regularly. New students are also matched with a Peer Mentor and offered an array of student engagement opportunities on and off campus. One former SSP student described her experience in the program:

“I started college with no idea what I was doing or where to go for help.  Becoming acquainted with the staff, services, and resources at SSP introduced me to a safe, friendly place to go to ask for help, study, learn new skills, and overall, become a better, more successful student. I have achieved more than I ever imagined I could and graduated with a 3.66 GPA.”

 SSP builds a community for high-achieving, underrepresented students to ensure academic success at Boise State University and beyond! For questions about the program, please email ssp@boisestate.edu.

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Welcome to Boise State Housing and Residence Life! We’re home to nearly 2,400 students. Everyone from traditional undergraduates to transfers to graduate students to families live on campus in our six residential halls, two suite- and townhome-style areas and five apartment complexes.

Why live on campus? Research shows that students who live on campus are more successful academically and have a richer, happier college experience. Boise State University research shows that first-year students living in our halls have eight percent higher GPAs and 19 percent more return for their second year when compared to those who live off campus. Simply put, students who live on campus are more successful Broncos!

We ensure a safe environment, help you connect to other students, build relationships and community, and get engaged on campus. We connect you to resources designed to help you get that diploma. 10 tips to help you succeed in your first year:

  1. Apply for on-campus housing if you haven’t already. Space is limited, so please apply soon. Consider a living-learning community, an environment focused on your academics.
  2. After receiving your housing assignment, contact your roommates/suitemates. Building relationships over the summer helps with your transition.
  3. Work with your parents, family, and/or support system to ensure you are financially prepared for the full academic year (the length of your residence hall contract).
  4. Make travel arrangements to join us Friday, August 22, for Move-in Day.
  5. Read and understand the Student Code of Conduct and the Housing and Residence Life Policies/Community Standards (available on each department’s websites).
  6. On Move-in Day, please arrive during your scheduled time to speed up the process.
  7. Work with your roommates and/or suitemates to complete the roommate agreement provided to you by your resident advisor (RA). This helps set parameters for a successful living environment.
  8. Attend Bronco Welcome events to get connected to campus clubs, organizations, and resources. Consider joining the Hall Council where you live or our University Housing Association, which offers excellent leadership opportunities. You can plan events and positively impact your community.
  9. Meal plans can be changed until the tenth day of fall semester. After that, you can add “flex dollars,” but you won’t be able to change the plan.
  10. Around December 1, look for the RA application and consider applying. You can serve as a role model and resource for students: benefits include housing and meals.

We look forward to seeing you in August where you’ll make new friends, participate in fun programs and transform your first year at Boise State into an unforgettable experience. Visit our office in Chaffee Hall (side facing the Taco Bell Arena), call us at (208) 447-1001, or visit housing.boisestate.edu.

Photo Caption/Housing Staff: Housing and Residence Life staff looks up to students and their families for pursuing higher education.

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“The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal and a Marine Biologist’s Fight to Save a Species” by author Terrie M. Williams has been enthusiastically selected as the Boise State Campus Read for 2014-2015

The Boise State Campus Read Program provides a common experience to foster community amongst students, faculty, staff and the city of Boise; promotes academic discourse and critical thinking; and increases engagement in culture and current issues through books and discussions.

New students will receive the book during summer orientation with the expectation of reading the book prior to the start of classes.  President Kustra has said of the book, “I must say it’s not often, hardly ever, I read a book and go to the end to find out what happens but I had to know where this pup would wind up.”

The Odyssey of KP2 will be incorporated into University Foundations courses, the author will speak on campus, and all-university events will be held.  Students will be enrolled in a Campus Read Blackboard course to be completed over the summer and fall semester, and earn 1 credit.  The goal of the course is to engage students with the book and introduce the Blackboard course system that is used in most courses to post course information, assignments, and grades.

About the Book

When a two day-old Hawaiian monk seal pup is attacked and abandoned by his mother on a beach in Kauai, environmental officials must decide if they should save him or allow nature to take its course. But as a member of the most endangered marine mammal species in U.S. waters, Kauai Pup 2 (KP2) is too precious to lose, and he embarks on an odyssey that will take him to the only qualified caretaker, the eminent wildlife expert Dr. Terrie M. Williams.

The local islanders see KP2 as an honored member of their community, but government agents and scientists must consider the important role he could play in gathering knowledge and data about this endangered and rare species. Only 1,100 Hawaiian monk seals survive in the wild; if their decline continues without intervention, they face certain extinction within fifty years. In a controversial decision, environmental officials send KP2 to Williams’ marine mammal lab in Santa Cruz, California, where she and her team monitor his failing eyesight and gather crucial data that could help save KP2′s species.

The Odyssey of KP2 is an inside look at the life of a scientist and the role that her research plays in the development of conservation efforts, bringing our contemporary environmental landscape to life. It is also the heartwarming portrait of a Hawaiian monk seal whose unforgettable personality never falters, even as his fate hangs in the balance. KP2, now known as Hō’ailona, lives in the Waikīkī Aquarium.

Print and digital copies are available at Albertsons Library and the Boise Public Library, and for sale at the Boise State Bookstore.  Visit campusread.boisestate.edu

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Welcome to the Bronco Family!

We are excited to welcome you to your campus at Boise State University. It’s an exciting time to be a Bronco, as there are endless opportunities to enrich your experience here. My name is Bryan Vlok, your student body president, and I want to help introduce you to such opportunities.

The Associated Students of Boise State University – known as ASBSU – is the official student government at Boise State.  ASBSU has two core purposes: first, to facilitate educational, intellectual, social, and cultural engagement at the University, and second, to advocate for the interests of students at the University. All fee-paying students are members of ASBSU.  ASBSU receives a  portion of student fees each semester and uses the money to fund student clubs, organizations, and other initiatives on campus.

 Last year ASBSU funded everything from Sculptor’s Guild traveling to study architecture in California to Quidditch team uniforms.With over 245 clubs and organizations on campus, there’s a niche somewhere for you. If you still can’t find one, you can start your own student organization! ASBSU wants to help you find  and practice your passions.

ASBSU is run entirely by students, for students. The elected officers for this coming school year are the Secretary of Student Organizational Affairs, Hailey Weatherby, Secretary of Academic Affairs, Christopher Bower, Secretary of External Affairs, Angel Hernandez, Student Assembly Speaker, Megan Buxton,  and your Vice President, Lauren Albright.

Other positions within ASBSU are appointments to various bodies including the Student Assembly, Executive Council, Student Funding Board, Student Ethics Officer, and various university committees. If you would like to learn more about how to become a part of ASBSU, get in touch with us right away.

You can always find information at asbsu.boisestate.edu, or email us at asbsu@boisestate.edu. Like us on Facebook (facebook.com/ASBSU) and follow us on Twitter (@ASBSU). Our office is conveniently located on the second floor of the Student Union Building – directly above the Boise River Café.

My hope is that you find your “home away from home” here at Boise State. If there is anything we can do to help make your experience better please don’t hesitate to come and see us or send us an email.  You might spot us handing out drinks on the quad or riding around in the famous Helmet Car!  Enjoy the rest of your summer, and come ready to learn outside as well as inside of the classroom this fall. And remember, Go Broncos!

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ASBSU Legal Services

The Associated Students of Boise State University provides free private attorney consultations for most legal problems you may have. To be eligible to use Boise State legal services, you must be a currently enrolled student during the semester you make the appointment, and don’t forget to take your student ID.

An attorney from Schroeder & Lezamiz Law Offices is available Mondays and Thursdays while classes are in session, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment only. Call the Office of the Dean of Students at (208) 426-1527 (walk-in appointments not accepted). The office is located in Room 116 of the Norco Building.

 Eligible topics to discuss as follows:

  • Landlord/Tenant Problems
  • Small Claims Court
  • Divorce/Family Law
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Guardianships/Conservatorships
  • Child Custody/Child Support
  • Minor in Consumption
  • Minor in Possession
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Workman’s Compensation
  • Collection/Debt Problems
  • Wills/Insurance Claims
  • Name Change
  • Probates
  • Adoptions

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College of Health Sciences Prepares Your Future Health Care Providers

The growth of Boise State College of Health Sciences demonstrates the anticipated job growth for health related careers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that jobs in the health care and social assistance sector will make up nearly one third of the total projected job growth between 2012 and 2022.

The College of Health Sciences is rapidly evolving into the place on campus for health related programs and services. Two academic units and one service unit have joined the college in the past six months. The college’s administration, faculty and staff are excited to develop new partnerships to further enhance the existing teaching, research and service that takes place in and by the college.

University Health Services joined the college in February and the Department of Kinesiology and the School of Social Work are joining the college in July.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is transforming the health care industry and the College of Health Sciences is strategically adapting initiatives to help students succeed at the highest level as health care becomes more patient focused. With an emphasis on interprofessional education, the college aims to educate future quality health care workers and inventive leaders in a variety of disciplines.

The College of Health Sciences offers bachelor of science degrees in: Athletic Training; Environmental and Occupational Health; Health Education and Promotion; Health Science Studies (with emphases ranging from Science to Gerontology, from Health Informatics and Information Management to Health Policy and Leadership, from Prevention and Addiction Studies to Public Health); K-12 Physical Education; Kinesiology (with emphases in Biomechanics, Exercise Science, and Pre-Allied Health); Nursing; Pre-Dental Studies; Pre-Medical Studies; Pre-Veterinary Medicine; Radiologic Sciences – with emphases in Computed Tomography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Diagnostic Radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and General Studies; and Respiratory Care.

Additionally, the college offers a bachelor of arts in social work, a variety of masters degrees in social work, nursing, health science, and kinesiology, a doctor of nursing practice and two degree completion programs for registered nurses and registered respiratory therapists.

Faculty and staff continually develop innovative ways to teach, involve students at both undergraduate and graduate levels in research projects, and give back to the local, state and global community through Service Learning courses, student organizations, and personal volunteering.

If you are interested in a health related career, consider enrolling in HLTHST 100 Introduction to Health Professions or contact the College of Health Sciences Student Services and Academic Advising office at hs.boisestate.edu/advising or 208-426-1678. To take advantage of the medical, counseling and wellness services offered by University Health Services, visit healthservices.boisestate.edu or call 208-426-1459.

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Engage your mind and body with Boise State Campus Recreation and build a stronger sense of belonging in your new university surroundings. The Student Recreation Center is a fun place to hang out, run around, and dive in.

As a full-time student, simply swipe your Boise State ID card to take advantage of our 104,000 square foot facility that includes three full gymnasiums, a 25-yard swimming pool, a climbing gym, racquetball courts, free weights, cardio and weight machines and more.

Maybe you like to work out on your own or with a personal trainer. We also offer variety of activities like group exercise, cardio and strength workouts.

There’s also plenty to do outside. From kayaking to skiing to hiking, we provide unique experiences. Hit the slopes for night skiing at Bogus Basin, only 16 miles from downtown Boise.  Strap on some snowshoes or click into some cross-country skis to tour the many trail systems in the Boise National Forest. Yoga-backpacking anyone? We also rent outdoor equipment.

Like team sports? Play for recreation or join a competitive league and compete with other Boise State students or students throughout the western United States.

At Campus Recreation, we’re all about recreational and leadership opportunities, social, mental, and physical well being and developing lifelong healthy habits. We bring people together, and that means the whole campus community: undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff.

Take a break for fun and fitness. Play, explore and compete. We’re located on University Drive across from the Student Union. Call (208) 426-1131 or 426-5641. Check us out at rec.boisestate.edu.

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Located on the campus of Boise State, the 2,037-seat Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts is Idaho’s premier performing arts center. Nestled on the banks of the Boise River with a panoramic view of the city, parks and foothills, the Center’s 10-story stage house is a recognizable fixture of the Capitol’s picturesque skyline. The realization of a life-long dream of Harry W. Morrison, and championed by his widow, Velma Morrison, the Center opened its doors on April 7, 1984.

Today, the Center is recognized both nationally and internationally as a major destination for arts and culture, hosting hundreds of live entertainment and arts education offerings that enrich the lives of patrons of all ages. The Center’s signature program is the annual Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise series featuring the very best that Broadway touring has to offer. The Center is also home to many of Boise’s prestigious arts organizations including the Boise Philharmonic, Ballet Idaho, Opera Idaho, The Cabin, Boise Music Week, and Boise State’s Music and Theatre Arts Departments. In addition, promoters from around the country rent the facility, presenting quality touring concerts, dance, and cultural events. As an important part of the campus community, the Center provides student discounts to select shows whenever possible.

The Center’s signature Education and Outreach programs include the Family Reading Series (which brings classic story telling to life in an intimate setting), the Family Theatre Series (popular, affordable family entertainment), and weekly Summer Performance Camps serving over 230 children grades 1-12.

As a Boise State affiliate, the Center is a nonprofit organization supported by ticket sales, facility rentals, donations and the support of the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation, Inc. For more information on our programs, to tour the Center or to find out how you can play an active role in our ongoing success as a donor or volunteer, please visit us at www.morrisoncenter.com. Located on the campus of Boise State, the 2,037-seat Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts is Idaho’s premier performing arts center. Nestled on the banks of the Boise River with a panoramic view of the city, parks and foothills, the Center’s 10-story stage house is a recognizable fixture of the Capitol’s picturesque skyline. The realization of a life-long dream of Harry W. Morrison, and championed by his widow, Velma Morrison, the Center opened its doors on April 7, 1984.

Today, the Center is recognized both nationally and internationally as a major destination for arts and culture, hosting hundreds of live entertainment and arts education offerings that enrich the lives of patrons of all ages. The Center’s signature program is the annual Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise series featuring the very best that Broadway touring has to offer. The Center is also home to many of Boise’s prestigious arts organizations including the Boise Philharmonic, Ballet Idaho, Opera Idaho, The Cabin, Boise Music Week, and Boise State’s Music and Theatre Arts Departments. In addition, promoters from around the country rent the facility, presenting quality touring concerts, dance, and cultural events. As an important part of the campus community, the Center provides student discounts to select shows whenever possible.

The Center’s signature Education and Outreach programs include the Family Reading Series (which brings classic story telling to life in an intimate setting), the Family Theatre Series (popular, affordable family entertainment), and weekly Summer Performance Camps serving over 230 children grades 1-12.

As a Boise State affiliate, the Center is a nonprofit organization supported by ticket sales, facility rentals, donations and the support of the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation, Inc. For more information on our programs, to tour the Center or to find out how you can play an active role in our ongoing success as a donor or volunteer, please visit us at www.morrisoncenter.com.

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Boise State students who regularly and actively engage with academic advisors are more aware of the University’s academic opportunities, are more informed participants in their academic experiences, and generally feel a higher level of support from and investment in Boise State University.

Advising and Academic Enhancement (AAE’s) mission is to advance student success through advising excellence, academic skill building, and campus collaboration.  AAE’s advising services will help you:

  • Understand University requirements and academic policies
  • Explore potential majors that best align with your interests, abilities, and values
  • Develop an academic plan towards graduation
  • Select the best courses according to your academic goals
  • Identify the best course of action and campus and community resources when academic and/or personal challenges arise
  • Facilitate contacts with college and faculty advisors

 

In addition, AAE’s Academic Enhancement services support Boise State students by providing:

  • Learning Assistants (LAs):  LAs are specially trained learning facilitators embedded in some of the University’s most challenging courses (like Calculus and Chemistry).  Students who attend LA sessions consistently earn higher grades and are less likely to have to repeat the course—which helps them stay on track to graduate.
  • Tutors: AAE can help you get in contact with tutors in many academic fields.
  • Skill-Building Workshops:  At no additional cost to you, AAE workshops will help you strengthen your test-taking strategies, study skills, note-taking, and time management—all of which are vital to student success.

AAE’s advising services tend to focus on those students who have not yet selected a major, but we welcome anyone who has questions about their academic plan or needs to identify resources that will help them achieve success at Boise State University.  Please come see us or contact us at:

Address: 114 Academic & Career Services (across from the Rec Center and the SUB)

Phone: 208-426-4049

Email: academic@boisestate.edu

Thank you for choosing Boise State University!  We look forward to helping you on your path graduation!

Sincerely,

Tomas Baiza, M.A., Ed.D.

Director, Advising and Academic Enhancement

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The Top 10 Best Things about Albertsons Library

What are the top 10 things Boise State students say are the best about Albertsons Library?

1. You get help when you need it wherever you are. Just ask! Send a text message (208) 546-9982, use IM to chat with a librarian from our website, call us at (208) 426-3301, or visit the Reference Desk on the first floor for help with assignments, research, citations and other questions.

2.  Creation tools at your fingertips:  We have software for editing videos and scanners available for your use.  New this summer – 4 Raspberry PI devices and, coming soon, a 3D printer.  Watch for news on Facebook or Twitter.

3.  Tech devices for checkout:  Don’t want to haul your laptop around?  That’s OK.  Borrow one of ours!  We have iPads, laptops, Macbooks, headphones, and lots of cables and devices for you to use.

4. Access eBooks and online videos. Via Albertsons Library you have access to tens of thousands of eBooks and online videos searchable using the “eBooks” and “Videos & Music” tabs.  Need help with that?  Use the “guide” Electronic Books at http://guides.boisestate.edu/ebooks.

5. Find your hideaway for quiet study. The library gets quieter as you go up.  The third and fourth floors are quiet floors intended for silent study if you need to concentrate.

6. Or find space for group work. The Library offers group study rooms on each floor of the Library.  Some are first-come, first-serve; some you can reserve through the main desk (Circulation) by the door on first floor.

7. Extended hours when it counts. We are open 24 hours a day during finals and dead week. During other weeks in the semester we are open 7 days a week; until midnight Sundays-Thursdays.

8. Albertsons Library’s award winning social media sites. Follow us on Twitter (@BSULibrary), like us on Facebook or check out the latest news on our blog (http://albertsonslibrary.blogspot.com/).

9.  Instructional Videos:  The Library’s YouTube site offers over 100 videos to help you get your work done from how to cite a web site in MLA to how to find a peer reviewed article.  See them at http://www.youtube.com/user/albertsonsthelibrary

10. Friendly folks. From the student workers to the staff to the faculty, the people at Albertsons Library are ready to help you find your way in cyber space and on campus.

Come in and check out a parachute or a model of a human heart.  See our newest book display, find KP2 and get candy, or get help researching a topic such as, do livestock farts add to our global climate change problem?  And, of course, you can find Albertsons Library on your favorite mobile device at http://library.boisestate.edu/.

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At the Boise State Women’s Center, we help students, nontraditional and traditional, achieve their academic goals and realize their full potential through educational outreach and support services. We provide a safe haven for students of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, classes, abilities, nationalities and sexual orientations.

We’re a great place to meet people and become part of a community, discuss how gender can impact your life, and say what’s on your mind. Maybe you’ve been out of school for a while and your anxious about attending college? We’d love to meet you and share our resources to help you succeed.

In addition to promoting awareness about campus policies and programs that affect women and the LGBTQIA community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Ally), we concentrate on ally development and provide support to students who identify within the community.

Our Violence Prevention and Support Coordinator, Adriane Bang, is a professional full-time social worker. She can meet with anyone from the campus community in a confidential setting to discuss personal or academic roadblocks. She specializes in providing support to campus members impacted by stalking, relationship violence and sexual assault.

Our Peer Educators focus on creating a variety of programs related to gender, bystander intervention and healthy relationships. If you’re interested in helping to plan or put on an event, please let us know. We regularly cosponsor presentations, films, panel discussions and guest speakers with student groups, resident advisors or organizations, and we can tailor programs for your community.
Located on the second floor of the Student Union, the WC features two lounges: one to reserve for student organization meetings, class projects, etc., and one specifically for LGBTQIA students. A lactation room is also available; drop in or make a reservation. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 426-4259 or visit womenscenter.boisestate.edu.

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Capitalize on a Lifetime of Learning

If you are a non-traditional student struggling to find a major that fits your diverse passions the Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies degree (MDS).might be your ticket to completing your long-awaited dream of a bachelor’s degree.  This degree is designed to help working adults successfully complete a degree while balancing “life” with school.

Need a completely online option to complete your degree? Consider the Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies online degree completion option.

The Multidisciplinary Studies degree is designed for students with 58+ credits and at least five years of work/life experience.  Through a customized Individual Degree Plan (IDP) students design and receive approval for course selections designed around specific personal and professional goals.  Upper division courses are taken in a variety of disciplines sometimes focusing on a minor as part of the degree plan.

The Multidisciplinary Studies degree is also one of eight majors available through Boise State AfterWork. You can work your plan for the degree around weekend, evening, and online classes.

For more information please contact mds@boisestate.edu or 426-3721 for more information.  Visit our web site at http://sspa.boisestate.edu/mds/

Here’s what our graduates are saying about the program

 

I like the MDS program because it provides flexibility to allow students the ability to design the courses they want to take in coordination with the MDS requirement’s to achieve a bachelor’s degree.  Students can take advantage of past courses previously taken, spread out in many areas, and combine them to meet the MDS goals. They can select courses that fit their strengths and past experiences. The degree allows students a wider venue to meet individual time schedules and allows students to work at a pace that works for them.

John – Trustee

The MDS program is perfect for me as a returning student working long hours at the bank.  The ability to take courses in the evening and on the weekends works well with my schedule. The MDS 300 course is one of the best courses I have ever taken.  It sets you on the path to success! With my degree plan and the wonderful support of my advisor, I will have my degree in no time!
Amy Kesner, A.V.P., Treasure Valley Admin.& Corporate Security Officer
D.L. Evans Bank-Boise

 

Enrolling in Multidisciplinary Studies program has been a huge boost to my career. It has been a great opportunity to learn new skills and technology.

Grant Haag, VP of Produce Operations

WinCo Foods, LLC

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Boise State Service-Learning is unlike any classroom experience you will have while at Boise State because it involves far more than the classroom. What is Service-Learning you ask? The details are easy enough to explain, although the enjoyment and satisfaction can only be experienced.

Service-Learning is, first and foremost, a hands-on way for you to connect the classroom to the community. As part of a Service-Learning class, you will select a service project with a nonprofit organization through which you apply the concepts and lessons learned in the classroom. These service projects are designed to meet a critical need in the community and may involve everything from assisting refugees to restoration of the Boise foothills and so much more. In some classes, Service-Learning is fully integrated into the coursework, while in other classes, a service project may be completed for additional credit or in place of an assignment, such as a research paper.

There are many benefits to service learning, which is why over 2,300 students signed up for a Service-Learning class last year. Thirty-three departments offer Service-Learning classes, from 100 level to graduate classes.  As the name suggests, Service-Learning transcends the classroom by integrating teaching and research, scholarship and engagement, learning and doing. The product of your work will demonstrate your skills in a real world situation, not through a paper that will sit on a shelf. You will not only gain an appreciation of how your discipline impacts the world but the satisfaction, as well as knowing that you have made a difference in the community. Moreover, the experience and your new network of community members gained through your service project are invaluable when applying for jobs or graduate school.

In the Service-Learning office you will find several programs that connect you to the community, enhance your learning and address critical community issues. One of those programs is the Community Work-Study program where you can develop leadership experience with local non-profit agencies while earning your work-study award of up to $4000. Another program is the “Leadership for Social Change” class (LEAD397) which is offered each semester for students who want to empower themselves and others toward becoming social change agents.

The Service-Learning office exists to connect your education to the community, because at Boise State, our community is our classroom. To learn more, contact the Service-Learning staff at 426-1004, send an email to servicelearning@boisestate.edu or visit servicelearning.boisestate.edu. You can find Service-Learning on Twitter at @servelearnBSU or #engagedbroncos. On Facebook at find the most up to date news and events. Service-Learning staff are always here to answer your questions and get you started with your community engaged learning.

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Online learning through Boise State eCampus (online education) lets you add flexibility and variety to your class schedule each semester, while helping you stay on track to graduate.  Online classes are offered year round and are held to the same standards as in-person classes – in many cases the online and in-person section is taught by the same instructor.

How are online classes more flexible?

Online students don’t meet at a specific time or place each week so you can access classes whenever and wherever there is an Internet connection.  This doesn’t mean eCampus classes are self-paced or don’t have deadlines.  In the same manner as in-person classes, eCampus classes follow a regular schedule with regular due dates and deadlines.

Are there special requirements for taking an eCampus class?

You should have excellent time management and computer skills, as well as regular access to the Internet with a reliable connection. Some classes may have in-person requirements such as a proctored exam or you may need a webcam with a microphone to interact with the instructor.

Who can take online classes?

All students at Boise State can take online classes; unless you are enrolling in a fully online degree program, there is no special application process required. However, it’s a good idea to take a few minutes to complete the online readiness assessment to ensure you have the characteristics needed to succeed online!

What types of classes are available through eCampus?

There are over 400 online sections available through eCampus and include:

  • Major & Minor Requirements
  • Foundational Studies Requirements
  • Lower division (100 & 200 level)
  • Upper division (300 & 400 level)
  • Graduate (500 level)
  • Electives and Workshops
  • Student Success Classes

How do I register for eCampus classes?

View a complete list of online classes on the eCampus website or search for classes in your myBoiseState Student Center.  To learn more visit us online at http://ecampus.boisestate.edu/getthere/.

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Boise State International Student Services (ISS) welcomes international students and American students alike. From Asia to Europe to the Middle East, from California to the Carolinas, ISS is a place where all students can meet and learn about one other.

ISS helps international Broncos understand the U.S. education system, immigration compliance, and the adjustment process involved in living in a new culture.

Associate Director Christy Babcock said, “Cultural differences, language, and immigration regulations can create confusion for everyone involved. We like to smooth out that confusion and create understanding and friendship. When students feel supported, they develop a sense of confidence and connection to our campus community and Boise becomes their home away from home.”

To encourage intercultural understanding, ISS invites all students to participate in a variety of activities: game nights and karaoke, ice-skating, biking, visits to local hot springs, and pizza and bowling parties. Their signature event, the Annual Food, Song and Dance Festival, is also an opportunity for international students to share their culture, food and music with members of the campus community and the City of Boise.

ISS produces a newsletter, the International Insider, to keep the campus community informed of cultural events. To get on the subscriber list, email internationalinfo@boisestate.edu.

Babcock said, “Everyone at Boise State benefits from having international students … our local Broncos get to experience other cultures and languages without even leaving campus.”

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Our Mission:

The mission of the Boise State Campus Security is to serve the campus community with professionalism, integrity and respect. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, staff, faculty, and visitors to work and learn.

Who We Are:

The department is headed by the executive director of Campus Security and Police Services, Jon Uda. Uda came to Boise State in 2009 after serving 25 years as a special agent with the FBI and 4 years as the assistant federal security director of law enforcement for the Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration.

The rest of the security team includes JoAnn Gilpin, the security operations manager. Gilpin began her career in campus security in 2002 as the assistant director of Campus Safety at The College of Idaho and has been with Boise State since August 2010.

Tana Monroe is Boise State’s threat assessment and security analysis manager and is responsible for proper Clery reporting and distribution of the University’s Annual Security Report. Before joining Boise State, Monroe spent 7.5 years with the City of Boise Police Department and acts as the liaison with our campus police contacts. Assisting Monroe on Clery compliance issues is the team’s newest edition, Elliot Cox, who came to us from the Ada County Prosecutor and before that Child Protective Services for the State of Oregon.

Don’t forget Rob Littrell, the emergency preparedness and continuity planning manager. As a retired US Air Force aviator/combat operations planner and former Ada City-County Emergency Management planner, Rob is the perfect person to ensure the campus is ready for any disaster. Littrell also manages BroncoAlert, which is Boise State’s emergency notification system (Littrell is the administrator for the BroncoAlert system).

You will probably see our security officer supervisor, Frank Harper, around campus. Harper came to Boise State in 2011, after eight years as head of security in the Meridian School District; he worked with Ada County Sheriff in investigations and trained with Special Weapons and Tactics teams. Reporting to Harper are seven full-time and seven part-time, Senior Security Officers that are trained in first aid, CPR, and AED certified, and that patrol the campus 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Campus Security and Police Services also contracts with the Boise Police Department to provide law enforcement services to the university campus and community. Six trained police officers, five dispatchers, and one lieutenant are responsible for law enforcement, crime prevention programs, reporting criminal activity, a 24/7 campus dispatch center and emergency response at Boise State.

What We Do:

Campus Security and Police Services primary functions include citizen assistance, emergency response, policy enforcement and buildings and ground security. We offer students, staff and faculty a variety of free services, including:
o   Security Escorts
o   Bike Registration (visit our office for the registration card or go to our website for the link)
o   Emergency telephones (blue light phones) located around campus
o   Residence hall security
o   Silent witness (anonymous suspicious behavior or crime reporting, located on our website)
o   Crime stoppers (343-COPS)
o   Online crime reporting (visit www.boisepolice.org for online reporting)
o   Alarm system monitoring throughout campus
o   Lockouts and jumpstarts

Where We Are

Campus Security and Police Services is located in Capital Village at 2245 University Drive. Our office is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, so we are always available.

How To Contact Us

Stop by our office or call 426-6911 any time.
Visit us on the web: http://security.boisestate.edu
E-mail us at: policeuniversitysecurity@boisestate.edu
You can also find out more about Campus Security and our services this summer at the BroncoVenture Orientations and the New Student Resource Fair.