The program offers the highest quality training for today’s dancer during two weeks of intensive training in ballet, pointe, men’s class, pas de deux, jazz and modern. In addition, dancers work with cutting-edge choreographers in rehearsals of many dance genres including contemporary, jazz, hip hop, modern and ballet.
Faculty include Lauren Edson, Jenn Freeman, Marla Hansen, Benjamin Griffiths, Jason Hartley, Yurek Hansen, Chanel DaSilva, Gonzalo Valdez, Phyllis Affrunti, Jaime Moore, Lia Mrazek, Alison Ingelstrom and Kelli Brown. (more…)
StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving and sharing the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs, will record interviews in Boise from June 10-July 7 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. StoryCorps’ MobileBooth — an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio — will be parked at Boise City Hall. Reservations will be available at 10 a.m. on May 24 and can be made by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406, or visiting storycorps.org. Additional appointments will be available on June 11. (more…)
A Boise State University researcher has taken a lead role in developing the most current timetable on Earth’s geologic history.
Geochemist Mark Schmitz is one of four editors on The Geologic Time Scale 2012, or GTS2012, a 1,144-page compilation of the latest understanding of Earth’s history, and the means by which geoscientists around the world investigate the rock record. In addition, the Isotope Geology Laboratory at Boise State directly produced 47 of the 260 radiometric ages used in the GTS2012, more than any other geochronology lab in the world, as part of the lab’s comprehensive studies of the Late Paleozoic era of Earth history. (more…)
Editor’s note: Last weekly edition of This Week until the fall.
The following are upcoming events at Boise State University for May 18-June 8. Please note that all events are subject to change. For more information, visit events.boisestate.edu.
EVENTS OF SPECIAL NOTE
Barry Manilow, “Direct from Broadway.” See June 8. (more…)
The Idaho State Board of Nursing has approved the start of a new online master of nursing, adult-gerontology nurse practitioner (AGNP) program at Boise State University. The program will provide nurses access to education as an advanced practice nurse, helping to meet the ever-increasing need for primary and acute care practitioners in the state.
The program received approval from Boise State’s Board of Trustees, the Idaho State Board of Education, in February and will begin in January 2014.
The AGNP program will include a master’s degree in adult-gerontology nursing and two new graduate certificates: adult-gerontology nurse practitioner in acute care and adult-gerontology nurse practitioner in primary care. The AGNP program is part of a broader set of existing and newly approved graduate programs in Boise State’s School of Nursing. They include an existing master of science in nursing and master of nursing and a new doctor of nursing practice. (more…)
What: Boise State University Spring Commencement stories
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18 (doors open at 8:30 a.m.)
Where: Taco Bell Arena
Boise State University’s Spring Commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, in Taco Bell Arena. The event celebrates the accomplishments of nearly 2,200 students who have earned 2,392 degrees and certificates.
While each student has a unique story, here are a few particularly compelling ones. Feel free to contact these students for interviews. (more…)
American kestrels, small colorful falcons often seen perched along roadways, are abundant in urban and agricultural areas. Shorter grass makes insects, snakes, mice and other prey more visible, and signposts, fences and telephone poles provide excellent perches. However a new study from scientists at Boise State University shows that even species considered “tolerant” of human activity may be adversely impacted by human disturbance; Kestrels nesting in close proximity to roads and developed areas had elevated stress hormones and high rates of nest abandonment. The apparently favorable location, then, becomes an ecological trap.
The peer-reviewed paper “Reproductive failure of a human-tolerant species, the American kestrel, is associated with stress and human disturbance,” was published in the British Ecological Society’s Journal of Applied Ecology (May 10, 2013). Boise State graduate student Erin Strasser, now with the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, and Julie Heath, a professor in the Boise State Department of Biological Sciences and Raptor Research Center, conducted the research. (more…)
The following are upcoming events at Boise State University for May 8-24. Please note that all events are subject to change. For more information, visit events.boisestate.edu/.
EVENTS OF SPECIAL NOTE
“Danscapes.” See May 10-11.
Wednesday-Saturday, May 8-11
“South Pacific.” 7:30 p.m. May 8-11; 2 p.m. May 11, Morrison Center Main Hall. Boise Music Week presents Rogers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific.” Free. Free tickets have been distributed. Those without a ticket should arrive early and put their name on a standby list. Open seating will be available 10 minutes prior to curtain.
Thursday, May 9
“Identity Thief.” 7 p.m. Special Events Center. The Thursday Blockbuster Series presents the comedy “Identity Thief.” Enjoy free popcorn and soda. Free for students, $1 for non-students. Visit involvement.boisestate.edu. (more…)
Boise State University’s spring Commencement ceremony will honor graduates with a traditional ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, in Taco Bell Arena. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
This semester, about 2,200 students have earned 2,392 degrees and certificates, bringing the total number of Boise State graduates for the year to more than 3,700.
A total of 513 students are eligible for honors: 309 cum laude, 173 magna cum laude and 31 summa cum laude. About 1,500 graduates are expected to participate in the ceremony, setting yet another university record.
Boise State University’s Executive MBA program will hold an open house for prospective students and interested companies from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, in the Stueckle Sky Center on the west side of Bronco Stadium. Executive MBA faculty members, current participants, alumni and program administrators will attend the open house session to provide insight and answer questions about the program.