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August 2018

Aug. 31: Laying the Foundation for Meaningful Conversations about Diversity

August 31 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

9 a.m. ILC, room 315. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to lay the foundation for difficult conversations in the classroom, particularly those related to diversity. The workshop will offer activities and address strategies for building trust and rapport amongst students, encouraging openness to dialogue, recognizing triggers, reflecting on identity, bias and privilege, and establishing group agreements. Part 2 will focus on strategies for facilitating dialogues about diversity when confronted with resistance and hot moments. Participants can come to either…

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September 2018

Sept. 5: Setting Your Wellness Goals

September 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

11 a.m. Employee Learning and Development Lab, 2225 W. University Dr. #103. Let’s talk about where you are currently and where you would like to be on the wellness path. We will be focusing on three main areas: nutrition, physical activity, and stress management. You will walk away with a goal that fits your lifestyle and your interests. Facilitated by Holly Levin, Health Educator Department: University Health Services. For more information, please visit https://hrs.boisestate.edu/workshops/letstalk/.

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Sept. 5: Introduction to Service-Learning in the Curriculum

September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

1 p.m. ILC, room 315. Come learn about Service-Learning (SL) – an exciting and interactive way to engage your students in the classroom and community. The SL Director will be joined by experienced faculty, a community member, and a student with experience with Service-Learning to introduce SL basics: course models, methodology, staff support, community connections, resources, scholarship opportunities and faculty development. SL is a key component of Boise State's civic engagement mission and a priority workshop in the “Ten Before…

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Sept. 6-7: 8th Annual Energy Policy Conference

September 6 @ 8:00 am - September 7 @ 5:00 pm

Boise State University. The 8th Annual Energy Policy Conference (EPRC) will be returning to Boise State University. The conference will be two full days and have new items added to the agenda, including a Women in Energy reception and a student poster session. EPRC is a unique, interdisciplinary conference that integrates energy research from engineering, economics, law, political science, and other policy relevant fields. EPRC brings together scholars, students, and practitioners from academia, industry, government, and nonprofits to discuss their…

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Sept. 6: LGBT 101 and Trans 101: Developing Inclusive Practices for those with LGBT and Trans Identities

September 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

9 a.m. ILC, room 315. This session counts toward the BUILD Certificate Program - find more information about BUILD here. In this 2.5-hour workshop, participants will first learn about personal experiences of people who are LGBTQ, define different terms related to the LGBTQ community, discuss identity, and and engage in an empathy building exercise. In the second portion of the workshop, participants will hear personal stories and become more familiar with trans identities. They will gain a stronger understanding of vocabulary related…

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Sept. 6: A New Spin on Digital Distraction: Redirecting Students’ Use of Digital Devices During Class

September 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

10:30 a.m. Riverfront Hall, room 301. Even in the most interesting classes, students find it easy to get distracted by their smartphones and tablets--much to the frustration of faculty. This workshop suggests ways faculty can limit digital distraction, in part by redirecting students' use of their devices into active learning in support of course outcomes. In this workshop, we will examine digital distraction, concepts associated with digital health, and introduce you to a toolkit of strategies for increasing student engagement while…

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Sept. 7 and 9: Faculty Artists Series Recital – Del Parkinson, Piano

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - September 9 @ 9:30 pm

7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors.  Children, non-Boise State students of any age (with ID), and Boise State faculty, staff and students with ID are admitted free.    All concert proceeds fund Boise State Music Scholarships. Convenient hourly public parking for non-Boise State parking permit holders attending Music Department events is available just south of the Morrison Center in the Brady Street Garage for $3 per hour.  Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted at…

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Sept. 9: Developing a Growth Mindset: Strategies to Help Students Learn how to Learn

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is an online opportunity available Sept. 9 thru Sept. 30, 2018. The work of Carol Dweck and others has shown that the ability to learn is not “fixed”, but, rather, that we can develop and improve our knowledge by using a “growth mindset.” This workshop will define the two ways of thinking about mindset, demonstrate how a growth mindset can help students succeed in the classroom, and give you a variety of strategies to help students develop and use a…

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Sept. 10: Free Outdoor Jazz Concert

September 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

5 p.m. Centennial Amphitheater, 1711 Theatre Ln, Boise, ID 83725. Admission is free for everyone. Come out and enjoy! For more information, please visit https://music.boisestate.edu/calendar/.

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Sept. 12: Let’s Talk – Meaningful 3D Making

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

11 a.m. - noon. ELD Lab #103, Capitol Village. Have you heard about 3D printing or a raspberry pi? Are you a maker or want to become one? Let's talk about all kinds of making: baking, woodworking, gardening, programming, video creation and rapid prototyping. Participate in a brief tour of the makerspace and have a microexperience designed to help you gain your creative confidence. You can choose from drawing, paper circuits, dremel tools, 3D design and more. We will, together,…

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Sept. 14: Facilitating Difficult Conversations About Diversity: Responding to Student Resistance & Hot Moments in the Classroom

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

9 a.m. ILC, room 315. This session counts toward the BUILD Certificate Program. This interactive workshop focuses on strategies for facilitating dialogues about diversity when confronted with resistance and hot moments. Participants will learn the sources of student resistance and explore strategies for responding. In addition, participants will apply communication frameworks to respond to "hot" moments and learn what to do during and after difficult dialogues. This workshop builds upon Part 1 on laying the foundation to meaningful conversations about diversity. Participants…

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Sept. 14: Maker Competencies: 21st-Century Learning Outcomes

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

1 p.m. ILC, room 315. Making—an iterative process of creation that embraces both collaboration and individual expression—helps students build a twenty-first century skill set that transcends technology, developing their creativity, problem-solving savvy, and empathy alongside digital fluency. Workshop participants will learn about innovative teaching techniques in support of such maker competencies, designing assignments and evaluating student work, and helping students understand and articulate the skills and knowledge they have developed. Facilitated by Leslie Madsen and Amy Vecchione. For more information, please…

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Sept. 14: The Boise Chamber Music Series Presents The Gryphon Trio

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
B&W photo of the piano trio

7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. For ticket information, go to www.boisechambermusicseries.org, or call Jeanne Belfy at (208) 426-1216. Convenient hourly public parking for non-Boise State parking permit holders attending Music Department events is available just south of the Morrison Center in the Brady Street Garage for $3 per hour. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted at the kiosk. For more information, please visit https://music.boisestate.edu/calendar/.

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Sept. 18: Mixing It Up: Finding a New Tool to Teach the Same Stuff

September 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

3 p.m. ILC, room 315. Do you want to find a new teaching tool to get students to learn and think about your content? This workshop will help you clarify what you want students to learn and help you identify, select, and start designing a new teaching tool to fit. Facilitated by Shawn Simonson. For more information, please visit https://ctl.boisestate.edu/workshop-and-event-calendar/.

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Sept. 19: Let’s Talk – How to Reinvent Your Personal Brand

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

11 a.m. - noon. ELD Lab #103, Capitol Village. The biggest brands in the world all have one thing in common – they adhere to a unique brand promise and aim to deliver on it everyday. As individuals, are we taking the same care with our own brand and personal connections? This session unveils the tangible tools to some of the best branding techniques available for individuals or for organizations. Go ahead, reinvent yourself. This session can help make it…

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Sept. 21: Efficient and Effective Program Assessment: Part I – Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

9 a.m. ILC, room 315. A well written set of program learning outcomes (PLOs) serve as a strategic compass for degree programs. During this session we will focus on crafting a strong set of PLOs. While teams of 2-4 from an academic program are encouraged to attend, any number of faculty are welcome. Facilitated by Teresa Focarile. For more information, please visit https://ctl.boisestate.edu/workshop-and-event-calendar/.

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Sept. 21: Teaching Online in the Humanities: An Informational Session

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Noon. ILC, room 315. Teaching and Learning Spotlight - please bring your lunch and join us for this event. Are you interested in teaching a humanities course online but don’t know where to start? Do you want to know more about the process of proposing a new online course or of becoming certified to teach an existing online course? We will cover these topics and also introduce you to a liaison from eCampus who can help you get started teaching…

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Sept 21: Inclusive Excellence at Boise State: Creating an Environment that Values and Supports All Members

September 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

1:30 p.m. ILC, room 315. This session counts toward the BUILD Certificate Program. This interactive workshop will offer participants the opportunity to explore the concept of Inclusive Excellence and how they can play a role in creating a more inclusive campus environment. In particular, participants will be able to identify inclusive excellence strategies most relevant for their position and role at Boise State – in the classroom, in the office, and/or in other learning environments. Facilitated by Tasha Souza, Jeremy Harper,…

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Sept. 23: Boise State Symphony Orchestra Concert

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors. Children, non-Boise State students of any age (with ID), and Boise State faculty, staff and students with ID are admitted free. All concert proceeds fund Boise State Music Scholarships. Convenient parking for non-Boise State parking permit holders attending events in the Morrison Center Main Hall is available just south of the Morrison Center. Just follow the signs and/or parking attendant's directions. For more information, please visit https://music.boisestate.edu/calendar/.

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Sept. 26: Trello – Personal Productivity and Project Management

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

11 a.m. Employee Learning and Development Lab, 2225 W. University Dr. #103. Trello is a free online project management and personal productivity tool that can create order for the most complicated and demanding workflows. Trello is the perfect tool to create a dynamic and effective to-do list. As a project management tool, Trello could be the collaboration solution your department needs to increase communication and efficiency. Facilitated by Taylor Kennemore, Management Assistant. For more information, please visit https://hrs.boisestate.edu/workshops/letstalk/.

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Sept. 26: The Tools in Our Toolbox: A Review of Different Pedagogies and What Kind of Learning They Support

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

1 p.m. ILC, room 315. The list of pedagogical tools seems never-ending: think-pair-share, inquiry learning, team-based learning, jigsaw, carousel, role playing and more! In using these different strategies in our courses however, their success depends on the context of their use. In this workshop, we will focus on the “why” and “when” of choosing the right pedagogical tool from those in your toolbox. We will consider how the use of a particular strategy helps us to achieve our goals for student…

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Sept. 27: Voice Master Class with Samantha Stiner

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

6:30 p.m. Morrison Center Choral Rehearsal Room. Admission is free. While primarily intended for Boise State voice students, vocalists of any age, and the general public are invited to attend and observe. For more information, please contact Dr. Laura Rushing-Raynes at lraynes@boisestate.edu or visit https://music.boisestate.edu/calendar/. Convenient hourly public parking for non-Boise State parking permit holders attending Music Department events is available just south of the Morrison Center in the Brady Street Garage for $3 per hour. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted…

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Sept. 28: Faculty Artists Series Recital – Eric Alexander, Composer and Friends

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors.  Children, non-Boise State students of any age(with ID), and Boise State faculty, staff and students with ID are admitted free. All concert proceeds fund Boise State Music Scholarships. Convenient hourly public parking for non-Boise State parking permit holders attending Music Department events is available just south of the Morrison Center in the Brady Street Garage for $3 per hour.  Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted at the…

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Sept. 29: Faculty Artists Series Recital – Lynn Berg, Baritone, with Del Parkinson, Piano

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors.  Children, non-Boise State students of any age(with ID), and Boise State faculty, staff and students with ID are admitted free. All concert proceeds fund Boise State Music Scholarships. Convenient hourly public parking for non-Boise State parking permit holders attending Music Department events is available just south of the Morrison Center in the Brady Street Garage for $3 per hour.  Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted at the kiosk.…

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Sept. 30: Alumnae Recital – Amanda Barro, Flute and Josh Barro, Trombone, with Peggy Purdy, Piano

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

6 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Admission is free. Convenient hourly public parking for non-Boise State parking permit holders attending Music Department events is available just south of the Morrison Center in the Brady Street Garage for $3 per hour. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted at the kiosk. For more information, please visit https://music.boisestate.edu/calendar/.

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