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Service-Learning Brings Music to Life for College, Elementary Students

A Boise State student leads elementary students in a music lesson

In October, Lori Gray, an assistant professor and director of music education at Boise State University, and Amy Wickstrom, a graduate assistant in music education, involved their MUS 373 students in an innovative hands-on learning experiment: they planned, designed and …

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Visit the Service-Learning Exhibition Dec. 6

Photo of Service Learning

The campus and public are invited to the Winter Service-Learning Exhibition, featuring roughly 50 student service-oriented posters, from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Student Union Lookout Room. The Service-Learning Exhibition allows students to showcase visual displays of their …

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Service-Learning Program Receives $50,000 grant

Pitured is the steel B sculpture at Boise State University

The Service-Learning Program received a $50,000 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps) to provide students with community-based work experiences that will help them become “career and community ready.” With this federal Americorps grant, the Service-Learning Program …

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Boise State Wins ‘Innovate Against Hate’ Competition

Boise State's winning Innovate Against Hate team

A student team from Boise State took first prize in the recent “Innovate Against Hate” competition sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League in Washington, D.C. The competition challenged students to respond to hate and extremism with innovative use of new and …

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Faculty, Staff Complete Department of Kinesiology Fitness Challenge

Buster Bronco mascot in front of fans.

Hats off to the top 10 finalists of the Spring 2018 Fitness Challenge, sponsored by the School of Allied Health Sciences Department of Kinesiology. The Fitness Challenge is a friendly competition between Boise State employees who train with kinesiology students …

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Curious about Service-Learning?

Photo of Service Learning

Drop by the spring service-learning poster exhibition from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Student Union Hatch Ballroom to learn more about the Service-Learning Program, an innovative teaching and learning method that integrates course content with relevant community service. …

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Boise State Student Translators Share Their Talents With Make-A-Wish Idaho

Make-A-Wish Idaho, a nonprofit that provides meaningful experiences for children facing life-threatening medical conditions, recently partnered with 22 students from Boise State’s Spanish 381 Introduction to Court Interpretation class to translate 30 forms and documents into Spanish. The organization’s forms …

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Photo of the Week — March 1

Student holding a snake at the local MK Nature Center.

Michaela Johnson, a junior studying biology at Boise State with an emphasis in ecology, evolution and behavior, poses for a photo with George, the resident Great Basin Gopher snake at the MK Nature Center. Johnson works at the MK Nature Center …

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How a Boise State Program Helped Transform the Idaho Youth Ranch

Map showing where OWPL students are located

The organizational performance and workplace learning program helped streamline volunteer and new-hire employee on-boarding.

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Faculty Scholarships Available for Refugee Conference Feb. 5-6

Friendship bridge in winter

Faculty and staff interested in attending the Idaho Conference on Refugees Feb 5-6 at Boise State can access a scholarship through the provost’s office that covers more than half of the registration fee. The scholarship reduces the cost to attend from $110 …

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Materials Science Professor, Students Engage Girl Scouts in Interactive Energy Projects

Girl scouts working on sustainable energy projects

Boise State students enrolled in Xiong’s materials for energy sustainability course developed a deeper understanding of energy sustainability.

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Kara Brascia

Boise State B logo

Kara Brascia Director Service-Learning Program Kara Brascia gave a keynote address at the State Capitol for Idaho Volunteer Manager’s Day Nov. 2.  She focused her address on the profound impact volunteer managers have on student learning, career preparation and community awareness.

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