Boise State Talkin’ Broncos Top 47 Schools for Third Consecutive Win at Lewis and Clark College
The national champion Boise State speech and debate team continued its 2013-2014 season with a huge win at the Steve Hunt Classic at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore., Oct. 10-13. The Talkin’ Broncos took top awards in debate and had the tournament’s top five individual event competitors. The tournament featured 47 schools from 13 different states.
“I’m sure when the dust settles and the numbers are crunched, this will be the largest non-national tournament ever held in the Northwest” said director of forensics Manda Hicks. “It took the tournament an extra day to calculate the sweepstakes award – that’s how close it was. But Boise State came out the winner.” (more…)
Boise State Engineering Student Earns Prestigious Nuclear Materials Fellowship
Dale Brown, a graduate student in the Boise State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is the recipient of a Nuclear Materials Fellowship funded by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The award supports the first year of study by a science or engineering graduate student.
The purpose of the fellowship is to support development of a workforce with technical expertise in nuclear science and engineering and related technical fields. Recipients agree to work in a nuclear-related field for a specified period of time following graduation.
Brown earned two bachelor’s degrees from Northwest Nazarene University in 2010, where he graduated magna cum laude, and completed his master of science in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (more…)
Talkin’ Broncos State the Year with Big Win at the College of Southern Idaho
The National Champion Boise State Speech and Debate team kicked off its 2013-2014 season with a dominating performance at the Fran Tanner Invitational at College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls Sept. 27-28. Competing with six other schools from the Northwest, the Talkin’ Broncos took top awards in debate, broke finals in 28 individual events, placed first in sweepstakes, and were awarded the Idaho Speech Conference Cup for the 13th consecutive year.
“This is a unique year — over half the team is new,” said Manda Hicks, director of forensics. “Boise State won the national championship last year, but we graduated a lot of talent and leadership. That always makes you a little anxious. But based on their performance at CSI, I think it’s clear that they are coming together quite well as a team.” (more…)
Boise State Talkin’ Broncos Take First at Oregon State University Tournament
The 2011-2012 Pi Kappa Delta National Champions in speech and debate, the Boise State University Talkin’ Broncos, took first-place in overall sweepstakes at the Oregon State University ninth annual Earl Wells Speakeasy Memorial Tournament held in Corvallis, Ore., Feb. 23-24. The Talkin’ Broncos beat out 14 other schools to win the tournament championship.
In a field of 75 Open Public Debate competitors, Josh Watkins (senior, Kuna) took one of three gold awards, Howie Long (senior, Orange Park, Fla.) took one of three silver awards, and Taylor Ashe (freshman, Star) took one of six bronze awards. In a field of 55 Novice Public Debate competitors, Norm Miller (sophomore, Boise) took one of six bronze awards. Speaker awards went to Monica Cutler (senior, Fairfield) for second place, Lauren Bramwell (junior, St. Anthony) for fourth place, and Watkins for fifth place. (more…)
State Board of Education Approves Online Nursing Doctorate at Boise State University
The Idaho State Board of Education on Thursday approved a new online doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree program at Boise State University. The program is aimed at nurses who are seeking a terminal degree in nursing that is an alternative to a research-focused Ph.D. The program starts in August 2013.
“This program highlights our growing commitment to the expansion of nursing education programs vital to preserving the quality of life we enjoy in the Treasure Valley,” said Martin Schimpf, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “I am very proud of our nursing faculty and the energy and commitment they have put into designing this state-of-the-art program to prepare nurse leaders for the rapid changes we are experiencing in health care.”
Boise State’s ninth doctoral program will prepare more nurses to assume leadership responsibilities in education and the clinical work force, and is self-supporting. Entry into the program will require a current registered nurse (RN) license, a bachelor’s degree in nursing with a master’s degree in a related field, or a master’s degree in nursing. (more…)
Boise State University Team Selected for Microgravity University for Fifth Consecutive Year
For the fifth straight year, a Boise State University student research team has been accepted into NASA’s Microgravity University program.
Boise State’s team is one of 14 selected nationally and will join student teams from Purdue University, Rice University, University of Arizona, Virginia Tech and more. (more…)
Boise State’s Talkin’ Broncos Take Second Place Sweepstakes Award at the Coyote Classic
The 2011-2012 Pi Kappa Delta national champions in speech and debate, the Boise State University Talkin’ Broncos, took a close second place in overall sweepstakes at the College of Idaho Coyote Classic in Caldwell on Oct. 19-20, behind first-place finishers, the College of Western Idaho.
“This tournament just goes to show the level of competition Idaho brings at the conference level and at the national level,” said Manda Hicks, director of forensics at Boise State. “Both CWI and Boise State are the current PKD national champions – Boise State in the university division and CWI in the community college division. That says a lot about our Idaho students and our Idaho programs.”
In Open Parliamentary Debate, the team of Jon Agnew and Taylor Bruun (seniors, Idaho Falls) were tournament champions, with Bruun placing first in speaker awards and Agnew placing second. The team of Sabonn Dammarell (senior, Boise) and Brittany Clark (junior, Kuna) took second place overall and placed fourth and fifth in speaker awards. (more…)
Talkin’ Broncos Start the Year with Dominating Win at the College of Southern Idaho
The Boise State speech and debate team kicked off its 2012-2013 season with a dominating performance at the Fran Tanner Invitational at College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls Sept. 28-29. Competing with five other schools from the Northwest, the Talkin’ Broncos took top awards in debate, broke finals in 33 individual events, placed first in sweepstakes, and were awarded the Idaho Speech Conference Cup for the seventh consecutive year. (more…)
Boise State TRiO Upward Bound Programs Receive $5.7 Million to Help Students Get Into and Stay in College
A federal grant of nearly $5.7 million will allow Boise State University’s TRiO Upward Bound programs to continue to help high school students get into and stay in college. The U.S. Department of Education grant provides about $1.13 million a year for the next five years.
TRiO Upward Bound programs, housed in the College of Education, are for high school youth who are the first in their family to go to college and who come from families with limited incomes. The programs help students with study and technology skills, literature circles, preparation for college entry tests and tutoring. The students and their families receive financial aid and financial literacy information. (more…)