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Faculty, Staff Complete Department of Kinesiology Fitness Challenge

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Planning Assignments with Refugee Communities in Mind

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Refugees, also known as “new Americans,” can teach us about the world, which is why last year more than 25 faculty members involved their students with refugee communities and resettlement agencies. Agencies appreciate the enthusiasm and interest in learning about …

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Introduction to Service-Learning in the Curriculum is Sept. 6

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Come learn about Boise State’s Service-Learning (SL) program from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. Service-learning is an exciting and interactive way to engage students in the classroom and community. The SL director will be joined by experienced faculty, a community …

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Service-Learning Gets Down to Business

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During the 2016-17 school year in the College of Business and Economics, 251 students participated in 10 service-learning classes working on projects such as helping with tax returns, creating marketing campaigns to raise money for Interfaith Sanctuary and organizing an open house gala for the Meridian Canine Rescue.

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Isaac Castellano

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Isaac Castellano Lecturer Political Science Students from Isaac Castellano’s POLS 306 International Relations Service-Learning Lab (spring 2017 semester) won honorable mention in a nationwide competition to create an effective media campaign aimed at reducing political extremism. The Boise State political science students will be …

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