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Art Metals Program Presents Silent Auction at R. Grey Gallery

From the 2011 auction.

Boise State University’s Art Metals program and the R. Grey Jewelry Gallery will present the eighth annual Boise State art metals silent auction April 5-30.

An opening reception will be held from 5-9 p.m. April 5 at the gallery, 415 S. 8th St. Bidding will begin during the reception and continue through April 30.

All pieces were created collaboratively by Boise State students or alumni. Proceeds from the auction help fund studio equipment and the art metals visiting artist program. The auction is the group’s largest fundraiser.

For more information, contact Anika Smulovitz at anikasmulovitz@boisestate.edu.

OSP Provides Overview of NEH Grant Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs invites the campus community to a discussion on National Endowment for the Humanities grant programs. OSP staff will explain the eligibility and administrative requirements and answer questions on the submission process.

Jacqueline O’Connor, award recipient and previous NEH peer reviewer, will share her experience and answer questions regarding the submission and review processes.

Registration is not required. The session will be held from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the Student Union Ah Fong Room. Contact Lisa Nelsen at 426-1535 with questions.

Lisa Brady

A new book by Lisa Brady, associate professor of history, has been published by University of Georgia Press. “War Upon the Land: Military Strategy and the Transformation of Southern Landscapes during the American Civil War” is the first book-length environmental history of the conflict between the North and the South. Brady argues that ideas about nature and the environment were central to the development and success of Union military strategy.

Jeremy Ball, Danielle McNeal and Jonathan Baldauf

Students in the Criminal Justice organization Lambda Alpha Epsilon, advised by Jeremy Ball, attended the national LAE conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 12-18. Students competed in numerous knowledge and skills tests. Danielle McNeal placed first in the corrections test and second in the criminal law test. Jonathan Baldauf took second in the juvenile justice exam.

2012 Bronco Football Season Ticket Renewals in the Mail

Boise State football season ticket renewal forms are in the mail and Bronco fans can begin renewing their seats for the 2012 season by going to www.broncosports.com and accessing their individual accounts.

Current season ticket holders should be receiving information over the next couple of days and have until April 25 to either mail the forms back to the Boise State Athletic Ticket Office or renew online.

Included along with this year’s renewal forms will be tickets to this year’s annual Blue and Orange Spring Game, scheduled for April 14 (Saturday) at 5 p.m., at Bronco Stadium.

Boise State plays six games at Bronco Stadium this year with its first home game Sept. 15 (Saturday) against Miami (Ohio) in a non conference game.  BYU comes to Boise the following week (Sept. 22, Saturday) before the Broncos play their first Mountain West home game of the 2012 season Oct. 13 (Saturday) against Fresno State.

The Broncos’ final three homes games are all league contests against UNLV (Oct. 20, Saturday), San Diego State (Nov. 3, Saturday) and Colorado State (Nov. 17, Saturday).

“This will be another challenging schedule for our team,” head football coach Chris Petersen stated.  “Our players are excited about this year’s schedule and have been working hard during the off season. We’ve had a good first two weeks of spring practice and competition for all the positions has been very strong.”

There are five different price categories for this year’s individual season tickets ranging, from $155 for a junior general admission ticket in the north end zone to $380 for an adult season ticket in the main core of Bronco Stadium.

Tickets in the main core of the stadium must also include the applicable Bronco Athletic Association membership, including $950 for Wrangler; $650 for Roughrider; $475 for Buckaroo; and $150 for Bronco.

In non-priority sections, ticket prices are $320 in the upper and lower decks of the southeast corner of the stadium, and the upper deck of the southwest corner.  Non-priority reserved seats in the south end zone are $273 for adults and $199 for juniors, while non-priority general admission tickets in the north end zone are $220 for adults and $155 for juniors.

Boise State will once again have its popular Family Plan, which includes two adult and two junior tickets for the price of $766.  These tickets are in the lower and upper sections of the southeast and southwest corners, and the south end zone.  Additional junior tickets can be purchased for $78.

Fans in the north and south end zones will enjoy new permanent seating.  Along with the construction of the new Bronco Football Complex in the north grass field area, Boise State is replacing its end zone seats.  The new end zone configurations will increase the total number of seats in the north end zone to 3,750 and south end zone to 4,900, bringing the total capacity of Bronco Stadium to 37,000.

The south end zone construction will also connect the east and west concourses, allowing fans to access concessions and restrooms on both sides of the stadium.

Both construction projects (end zone seats and football complex) will begin in early April with the new seats ready for the upcoming football season and the football complex completed in the summer of 2013.

Boise State opens the 2012 season Aug. 31 (Friday), at Michigan State.  The game will broadcast nationally by ESPN with the kickoff time still to be determined.

Register for May NIH Grant Writing Workshop

The Biomolecular Research Center will present a workshop titled “Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals” from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in the Student Union Barnwell Room.

The speaker is John D. Robertson, assistant professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics. He has been the recipient of competitive extramural funding from both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and non-federal sources and has been a member of grant review panels and a reviewer for a number of biomedical journals.

To register, visit https://pgs.boisestate.edu/upay/nih/. Registration fee of $100 includes workbook and lunch. Some registration scholarships are available for Boise State faculty.

For more information, email dianesmith1@boisestate.edu or call 426-2238.

Boise State to Host Idaho Geographic Bee Finals

Boise State is hosting the 2012 Idaho Geographic Bee on Friday, March 30, with College of Arts and Sciences Dean Tony Roark moderating the Double Elimination Finals Showdown from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom.

A program of the National Geographic Society, the state-level geographic bees involve students in grades 4-8 across the country. The more than 100 geography whizzes competing for Idaho’s top spot have a chance to win $100, a complete National Geographic on DVD and a free trip to represent Idaho at the 24th annual National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C., May 22-24.

Organizers say the nationwide event is a great motivator for students to learn about the world and a chance to win significant college scholarships. First place in the National Bee includes a $25,000 scholarship, lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society and a geographic adventure to the Galápagos Islands. Second- and third-place finishers receive $15,000 and $10,000 scholarships, respectively. The purpose of the competition at every level is to foster a lifelong passion for learning and to encourage knowledge of other cultures and care for the planet.

Some sample questions from the qualifying, school-level bees in past years include:

  • Which Canadian province produces more than half of the country’s manufactured goods? (Ontario)
  • To visit the ruins of Persepolis, an ancient ceremonial capital of Persia, you would have to travel to what present-day country? (Iran)
  • The city of Bangalore, located west of the Eastern Ghats, is a fast-growing technology hub in what country? (India)
  • The International Red Cross has its headquarters in a city that shares its name with a large lake on the border between Switzerland and France. Name this city. (Geneva)

For more information on the National Geographic Bee, visit www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee.

This Week at Boise State

EVENTS

Monday-Tuesday, April 2-3

Ceramics Workshop with Australian Artist Janet deBoos. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Liberal Arts Building, Room 150. Janet deBoos is an internationally recognized ceramic artist and is currently the head of ceramics workshop in the school of art at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. The workshop will cover a wide variety of art-related topics. $25 general, free to Boise State students, faculty and staff. For more information, email carolineearley@boisestate.edu.

Monday, April 2

Visiting Artist Lecture: Janet deBoos. 6 p.m. Student Union Simplot B Room. Janet deBoos is an internationally recognized ceramic artist and is currently the head of ceramics workshop in the school of art at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. She has written or co-authored three books on glazes, been invited to speak at national and international conferences and conducted workshops or demonstrations in Australia, the U.S. and China. In her lecture, deBoos will present an illustrated talk about her work, followed by a Q&A session. Free. For more information, email carolineearley@boisestate.edu.

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, April 3, 5 and 7

“Hamlet” by William Shakespeare. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Danny Peterson Theatre. Also April 11-13. In Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” the Prince of Denmark struggles to avenge his father’s murder. $15 general admission, $12 non-Boise State students, Boise State alumni, military and seniors, $9 each for groups of 10+. Tickets available at Select-a-Seat outlets or at Idahotickets.com. Boise State students, faculty and staff receive one free ticket with valid ID at on-campus ticket offices. For more information, visit theatrearts.boisestate.edu.

Wednesday and Friday, April 4 and 6

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Danny Peterson Theatre. Also April 10-15. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are two minor characters in “Hamlet” and the content of the show is based on what they experience while in between scenes in “Hamlet.” Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, members of the military, Boise State alumni and non-Boise State students. Tickets are available at the Morrison Center box office, at all Select-a-Seat outlets, online at IdahoTickets.com or at 426-1110. Boise State faculty, staff and full-time students may pick up one free ticket at on-campus ticket outlets. Part-time students may purchase a discounted $5 ticket. For more information, visit theatrearts.boisestate.edu or call 426-3957.

Wednesday, April 4

Campus Read: Dr. Paul J. Eastvold.  5 p.m. Special Events Center. Paul J. Eastvold is chief medical officer at the American Red Cross, Greater Salt Lake City area. He will discuss his career in pathology, how health care science uses HeLa cells and the ongoing contribution of Henrietta Lacks in conjunction with this year’s Campus Read book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” Free. To learn more about the book, visit academics.boisestate.edu/undergraduate/about-campus-read/2011-12-campus-read/.

Thursday-Monday, April 5-30

Art Metals Silent Auction. R. Grey Jewelry Gallery, 415 S. Eighth St. This eighth annual auction will feature student-made jewelry as part of the art metals program at Boise State. Opening reception is from 5-9 p.m. April 5. All proceeds go toward the purchase of new tools for the Boise State University art metals studio. For more information, call 426-4060.

Thursday, April 5

Fettuccine Forum: “BAM 75th Anniversary,” Melanie Fales. 5:30 p.m. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St. Melanie Fales, executive director of the Boise Art Museum, will present a history of the museum as it celebrates its 75th anniversary in the city. Free. Call 433-5670.

SPB Movie: “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.” 7 p.m. Special Events Center. Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. Free popcorn and soda (while supplies last). $1 general, free to Boise State students. For more information, visit spb.boisestate.edu.

Guest Artist Daniel Immel, Piano. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, free for children and Boise State faculty, staff and students with ID. Proceeds benefit Boise State music scholarships. For more information, call 426-1596.

Friday-Saturday, April 6-7

Ballet Idaho’s “Cinderella.” 8 p.m. Morrison Center. Also at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The classic fairy tale of a young woman’s journey from servant to princess is a story cherished by adults and children alike. Cinderella combines the magic of fairy godmothers and spells with true emotions of love and heartache. Tickets are $35-$55 at the Morrison Center box office, at all Select-a-Seat outlets, online at IdahoTickets.com or at 426-1110.

Saturday, April 7

Service Saturday. 9 a.m. Student Union Lookout Room. Find out about local nonprofit agencies and participate in a community-building project of your choosing. Free. Sponsored by Volunteer Services Board. For more information, visit vsb.boisestate.edu.

Mr. Alpha Chi Fundraiser. 6 p.m. Special Events Center. The Epsilon Nu chapter of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority at Boise State will host this fundraising even to raise money for victims of domestic violence. A silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the pageant. Tickets are $5 general and $3 for students with ID. For more information, email axoboisestate@gmail.com or visit facebook.com/axoboisestate.

Senior Recital: Cord Breuer, Trumpet. 1:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Junior Recital: Jennifer Myers, Flute. 3:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Senior Recital: Krista Nielsen, Mezzo-soprano. 5:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Junior Recital: Emily O’Connor, Soprano. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

EXHIBITIONS

Through April 10. “Underbelly” by Lauren Kistner. Student Union Gallery. Deeply fascinated with geothermal activities and other natural phenomenon, artist Lauren Kistner presents mixed media oil paintings that have utilized a process in which the paintings have literally oxidized. Taking years to complete, these oxidized paintings address the concepts of innocence, growth, imperfection and contentment. Free. For more information, contact finearts@boisestate.edu or call 426-1242.

April 14-May 28. “The Discourse of Thread” by Julie McCreedy. Student Union Gallery. Evoking nostalgia for the present and impending doom for the future, cloistered emotional connections are conveyed by emerging artist McCreedy in her mixed media works. Utilizing thread, various textiles, printmaking, painting and drawing, McCreedy provides visual commentary about identity, motherhood, memories and dreams. Reception is from 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 19. Free. For more information, contact finearts@boisestate.edu or call 426-1242.

April 16-May 1. “Under the Ladder” BFA Exhibition. Visual Arts Center Gallery 1 (Liberal Arts Building) and Gallery 2 (Hemingway Western Studies Center). Graduating students in the Boise State fine arts program will present their work. Opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. April 13. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. Free. For more information, contact gallery director Kirsten Furlong at kfurlong@boisestate.edu or 426-3994.

UPCOMING EVENTS: April 8-28

Through Monday, April 30

Art Metals Silent Auction. R. Grey Jewelry Gallery, 415 S. Eighth St. This eighth annual auction will feature student-made jewelry as part of the art metals program at Boise State. Opening reception is from 5-9 p.m. April 5. All proceeds go toward the purchase of new tools for the Boise State University art metals studio. For more information, call 426-4060.

Monday, April 9

Percussion Ensemble Concert. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center, Room B125. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for children and Boise State students, faculty and staff with ID. Proceeds benefit Boise State music scholarships. For more information, call 426-1596.

Tuesday, April 10

“Miss Representation” Film Screening. 6-8 p.m. Student Union Simplot Ballroom. An official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, this film looks into modern media and critically evaluates the portrayal of women in film, advertising and leadership roles. A brief discussion about issues in the film will immediately follow the screening. Hosted by the Women’s Center. Free. For more information, call 426-4259 or visit womenscenter.boisestate.edu.

Thursday-Sunday, April 12-15

Idaho Dance Theatre’s Spring Show. Special Events Center. Show times are 7 p.m. April 12, 8 p.m. April 13-14 and 2 p.m. April 15. Join Idaho Dance Theatre for a fabulous performance of exciting and innovative choreography featuring live music in collaboration with the Boise Philharmonic ensembles. April 12 preview night tickets are $5 minimum donation. April 13-15 tickets are $10 and up. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit idahodancetheatre.org.

Thursday, April 12

“Two Spirits” Film Screening. 6-8 p.m. Student Union Hatch Ballroom. Exploring the life and death of Fred Martinez, this film documents the story of one of the youngest hate crime victims in modern history. It explores gender and sexuality within the Navajo culture, specifically relating to “two spirit” individuals. A brief discussion about issues in the film will immediately follow the screening. Hosted by the Women’s Center. Free. For more information, call 426-4259 or visit womenscenter.boisestate.edu.

SPB Movie: “Young Adult.” 7 p.m. Special Events Center. Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who now is happily married and has a newborn daughter. Free popcorn and soda (while supplies last). $1 general, free to Boise State students. For more information, visit spb.boisestate.edu.

Graduate Recital: Daniel Shineberg, Flute. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Friday, April 13

Faculty Chamber Music Recital. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. $5 general, $3 seniors, free to children, students of all ages and Boise State faculty and staff with ID. Proceeds benefit Boise State music scholarships. For more information, call 426-1596.

Saturday, April 14

Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run/Walk. 9:30 a.m. Student Recreation Center. This 5K fun run through campus and along the Boise City Greenbelt is a great way to help Boise State students. Early registration through April 8 is $15 for Boise State students and children 10 and under, $25 for other registrants and $60 for families of up to 5 people. Late registration April 9-14 is on-site only and is $20 for Boise State students and children 10 and under, $30 for other registrants and $80 for families of up to 5 people. Register at www.imathlete.com/events/beatpetefunrunwalk. For more information, call 426-1131 or visit rec.boisestate.edu.

Idaho’s 2012 Democratic Presidential Caucus. 10 a.m. Morrison Center. The Democratic Presidential Caucus is the basis of representative democracy and is one of the most exciting and important events for Democrats in Idaho. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 10 a.m. All participants must be in the building before 10 a.m. For more information, visit adademocrats.org.

Junior Recital: Erik Marrs, Clarinet. 1:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Senior Recital: Jessica Valencia, Violin. 3:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Blue and Orange Spring Football Scrimmage. 5 p.m. Bronco Stadium. Gates open at 4 p.m. Stadium lot opens at 11:30 a.m. for free parking. Tickets are $7 at idahotickets.com. Under age 2 is free.

Senior Composition Recital: Mary Creek. 5:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Senior Recital: Rylee Noble, Viola. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Sunday, April 15

Spring Choral Collage Concert. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Morrison Center. This annual spring concert features the Boise State Vox Angelis Women’s Chorus, Meistersingers and University Singers. $5 general, $3 seniors and free for children, students and Boise State faculty and staff with ID. All proceeds fund Boise State music scholarships. For more information, call 426-1596.

Monday, April 16

Earth Week Kickoff. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Quad. Get information about Earth Week events, build a trash monster and do chalk drawing. Presented by the Boise State Sustainability Club. Free. For more information, email maeganward@u.boisestate.edu.

Undergraduate Research Conference. 1-4 p.m. Student Union. This annual conference is a forum for undergraduate students from all academic disciplines to demonstrate what they have learned through their research, scholarly activities and visual or performing arts. Students may present their work in poster, podium presentation or other visual formats. Free. For more information, call 426-4062.

Tuesday, April 17

Earth Week, Local Market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Quad. Celebrate Earth Week and enjoy local craft and food vendors. Note: event will be postponed to Friday, April 20, in the case of inclement weather. Presented by the Boise State Sustainability Club. Free. For more information, email maeganward@u.boisestate.edu.

Top Ten Scholars Reception. 3:30 p.m. Student Union Simplot Ballroom. The Boise State Alumni Association will recognize 10 seniors for their exceptional academic success and honor them at an award reception. This year’s ceremony features remarks from each student, well-known alumnus Jim Davis and Boise State President Bob Kustra. Free. RSVP at alumni.boisestate.edu.

Wednesday, April 18

Earth Week, Alternative Transportation Day. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Quad. Learn more about alternative transportation options on and off campus. Presented by the Boise State Sustainability Club. Free. For more information, email maeganward@u.boisestate.edu.

Earth Week, Dinner and a Movie. 5 p.m. Student Union Farnsworth Room. Celebrate Earth Week with a vegan dinner and cooking demonstration, followed by a food-related movie. Presented by the Boise State Sustainability Club. Free. For more information, email maeganward@u.boisestate.edu.

Thursday, April 19

Earth Week, Go Science Yourself. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Quad. Celebrate Earth Week with displays of earth science research being done on campus, and bike-power generated smoothies. Presented by the Boise State Sustainability Club. Free. For more information, email maeganward@u.boisestate.edu.

Reader’s Corner Book Club. Noon. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St. in Boise. Discuss a book featured on Boise State President Bob Kustra’s popular radio show. This month’s book is “The Poisoner’s Handbook,” by Deborah Blum. Free. Visit www.rdbooks.org/readers-corner-book-club.

Knit-A-Square. 3 p.m. Women’s Center Lounge (second floor, Student Union Building). Learn to knit various craft projects for AIDS orphans in Southern Africa through the Knit-A-Square organization. Bring your own needles and yarn or use the ones provided. For more information, visit womenscenter.boisestate.edu.

Earth Week, Energy Panel. 5 p.m. Student Union Farnsworth Room. A panel of experts will discuss the pros and cons of different energy sources. Presented by the Boise State Sustainability Club. Free. For more information, email maeganward@u.boisestate.edu.

SPB Movie: “Contraband.” 7 p.m. Special Events Center. To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills. Free popcorn and soda (while supplies last). $1 general, free to Boise State students. For more information, visit spb.boisestate.edu.

Non-Degree Graduate Recital: David Feldman, Cello. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Friday, April 20

Earth Week, Trashion Show. 7-9 p.m. Student Union Simplot Ballroom. Designer Krista Peterson presents an up-cycled clothing fashion show. Music provided by Bridgeport. Presented by the Boise State Sustainability Club. Free. For more information, email maeganward@u.boisestate.edu.

Saturday, April 21

Boise Philharmonic: Casual Classics. 11 a.m. Morrison Center. This late-morning concert features excerpts from the evening concert’s repertoire. The shortened program is perfect for families, children and those who prefer daytime events. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit boisephilharmonic.org or call 344-7849.

Graduate Recital: Ingrid Hansen, Piano. 5:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Earth Week, Garden Party. 6 p.m. Community Garden, 1415 Juanita. Plant a tree and socialize at the garden. Presented by the Boise State Sustainability Club. Free. For more information, email maeganward@u.boisestate.edu.

Boise Philharmonic: Don Quixote. 8 p.m. Morrison Center. This concert features Robert Franz, conductor; Behzad Ranjbaran, guest composer; Geoffrey Trabichoff, violin; David Johnson, viola; and Samuel Smith, cello. Claude Debussy, Behzad Ranjbaran and Richard Strauss will perform “Prelude to an Afternoon of a Faun,” Violin and Viola Concerto and “Don Quixote.” For more information and to purchase tickets, visit boisephilharmonic.org or call 344-7849.

Sunday, April 22

Boise State Symphonic Winds. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center. $5 adults, $3 seniors and non-Boise State students, free for Boise State faculty, staff and students with ID. Proceeds benefit Boise State music scholarships. Call 426-1596.

Tuesday, April 24

Student Recital: Stacia Cutler, Oboe, and Ashley Glover, Clarinet. 5 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Trombone Choir Concert. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Wednesday, April 25

Student Chamber Music Recital. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Thursday, April 26

All-Campus Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Special Events Center. $5 adults, $3 seniors and non-Boise State students, free for Boise State faculty, staff and students with ID. Proceeds benefit Boise State music scholarships. Call 426-1596.

Literature for Lunch: “The Sense of an Ending,” by Julian Barnes 12:10-1 p.m. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. In comfortable middle age, Tony Webster has thought little of the past. Confronted by his closest childhood friends, one returning from the grave, he begins to reassess. Free. For more information, email cmartin@boisestate.edu.

Friday, April 27

Los Angeles Piano Quartet, with Oboist Mark Hill. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Following an impressive international debut at the Cheltenham Festival in England, the Los Angeles Piano Quartet was engaged for an appearance at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and an extensive tour of Europe. The quartet has been an active force in the creation of new works for piano quartet, commissioning prominent contemporary composers Stephen Hartke, Gerard Schurmann and Pulitzer Prize-winner Steven Stucky. Presented by the Boise Chamber Music Series. Call 426-1216 or email jbelfy@boisestate.edu for ticket information.

Saturday, April 28

A Little Morning Music with the Lost Angeles Piano Quartet. 10 a.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. This informal hour-long mini concert features members of the Los Angeles Piano Quartet and oboist Mark Hill. Presented by the Boise Chamber Music Series. Free.

Senior Recital: Steven Blake, Trumpet. 1:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom.” 2 p.m. Morrison Center. This live presentation about nature features some of the world’s most unique and exotic animals. Part of the Velma V. Morrison Family Theatre Series. $17.50-$29.50 at idahotickets.com.

Senior Recital: Julia Huglin, Trombone. 3:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Spring Fling. Noon-4 p.m. Intramural Field. This annual event includes a family-friendly outdoor carnival with activities, prizes, food and more. Free for Boise State students and their families; $5 general. For more information, contact Taylor Siders at spbdirector@boisestate.edu or 426-2332.

Senior Recital: Anna Lyerusalimets, Violin. 5:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

Flo Rida. 7 p.m. Taco Bell Arena. The annual Spring Fling concert features Flo Rida with Baby Bash, T-Mills and Kid Ink. Free tickets for Boise State student with ID while they last at the Taco Bell Arena box office. General tickets are $29 floor and $20 bowl seats at the Taco Bell Arena box office, all Select-a-Seat outlets, online at IdahoTickets.com or by phone at 426-1766.

Non-degree Recital: Casey Lindorfer, Trombone, and Peter Rundquist, Horn. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.

 

Karen Uehling

English professor Karen Uehling gave a presentation titled “Online Graduate Course in Teaching Basic Writing with Four Weekend Workshops” at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in March in St. Louis, Mo., and organized and chaired the panel “Forming Future Basic Writing Professionals: Reports on Graduate-Level BW Teacher Preparation Projects from Alaska, Idaho, and New York.” She also served as a co-chair of the Teaching Adult Writers in Diverse Settings Special Interest Group. The group is working on a reader for diverse learners.

Register Now for Outdoor Program’s Raft Guide School

Idaho is a whitewater Mecca. Whether you want to work as a raft guide or learn how to safely take your friends and family on vacation, Boise State’s Outdoor Program can help you get there. The Outdoor Program has been running rivers since its inception.

Raft Guide School is an intensive, nine-day hands-on experience on three classic Idaho rafting runs. The course will cover river hydrology, guiding techniques and tips, boat maneuvering, safety and self-rescue, and lots of practice guiding class III rapids. Participants will camp as a group for the duration of the course. Raft Guide School is open to the community.

There will be a pre-trip meeting at the Boise State Recreation Center from 7–8 p.m. May 2, and Raft Guide School will take place May 13–20. Participants will meet at the Boise State Outdoor Program. Registration ends April 29 and costs $450.

Register at rec.boisestate.edu/outdoor/adventure/programs.cfm. For more information, call 426-1946.

Boise State Center Spearheads Development of Alzheimer’s State Plan

Members of the Idaho Alzheimer’s Planning Group, housed in the Center for the Study of Aging at Boise State, have taken a step forward in battling Alzheimer’s disease in Idaho.

On March 27, Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter signed Senate Concurrent Resolution 112, approved by the Idaho State Legislature, acknowledging the seriousness of the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in Idaho and endorsing the efforts of the Idaho Alzheimer’s Planning Group in working to develop an Alzheimer’s state plan.

“Alzheimer’s and other dementias are a pressing public health issue, especially in Idaho,” said Sarah Toevs, professor of community and environmental health, who is a member of the Alzheimer’s Planning Group. “We must do everything in our power to fight this disease and this resolution is a big step toward the goal of creating an Alzheimer’s state plan.”

With the passage of the resolution, the planning group will continue to gather Idaho-specific information about existing needs and available resources, and will work toward expanding their network of partners. Currently, 27 states have some sort of plan that addresses Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s is a devastating and debilitating disease that has a tremendous impact on thousands of Idaho families. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 75,000 caregivers provided an estimated 85 million hours of unpaid care to those living with Alzheimer’s in Idaho. Idaho’s mortality rate from Alzheimer’s disease is higher than the national average and 41 percent of Idahoans in nursing homes are suffering from the disease.

The Idaho Alzheimer’s Planning Group is a volunteer task force that consists of members from the Center for the Study of Aging, Alzheimer’s Association, AARP Idaho, the Idaho Commission on Aging, service providers and other advocates.

Nancy Napier

A blog written by Nancy Napier, director of the Centre for Creativity and Innovation, about finding ideas from unexpected places and what managers can learn from animals to help an organization was published on the Psychology Today website