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August 2018

Aug. 21: Opening Reception: “Two Generations of Printmakers: Frederick Foster Brown and Gary Frederick Brown

August 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Student Union Fine Arts Gallery, 1700 W. University Dr.
Boise, Idaho

4:30-6:30 p.m. Student Union Fine Arts Gallery This reception opens the exhibition featuring the prints of Frederick Brown and his grandson Gary Brown. Frederick Brown was a longtime Boise artist, frame maker and one of the founders of what became the Boise Art Museum. Gary Brown is a contemporary printmaker living in Los Angeles. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through Sept. 23.

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Aug. 22: Teacher Education Open House

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

5-7 p.m. Education Building, main entrance. The College of Education is hosting the fall 2018 Teacher Education Open House. All students interested in learning more about Boise State teacher education programs, as well as current teacher education students, are invited to attend. Check out the video from last year's event: https://www.facebook.com/BoiseStateCOED/videos/2094007907308278/

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Aug. 30: New Exhibitions: Opening Reception

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Visual Arts Center Galleries, 1819 Cesar Chavez Ln.
Boise, ID 83725 United States

5-7 p.m., Visual Arts Center Galleries 1, 2 The Visual Arts Center is marking the opening of two new exhibitions, "Pulped Under Pressure" and "Swimming and Diving," with a public reception, free and open to all. With traditional hand paper making at its core, "Pulped Under Pressure" underscores important contemporary issues steeped in history and craft. The exhibition artworks encourage a contemplative slowing down even as they address some of the most pressing issues facing civilization today. It continues through…

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September 2018

Sept. 7: Physics Seminar Series

September 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Multipurpose Building, Room 108 Boise, ID Select a Country:
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1:30 p.m. MP 108. Jani Radebaugh, associate professor of geological sciences at Brigham Young University, will present on "Sand Dunes as Evidence of Pluto's Active Surface."

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Sept. 7: First Friday Astronomy Lecture

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

7:30 p.m., Science Building, Room 112 Join Boise State Physics to hear Prof. Jani Radebaugh, a planetery geologist from Brigham Young University, explain the nature and significance of dune formation on the most distant world ever visited by spacecraft. Weather permitting, stargazing will take place at the on-campus observatory after the talk, at 8:30p. The event is free and open to the public.  

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

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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. 19: Let’s Talk – How to Reinvent Your Personal Brand

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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. 20: Graduate Faculty Workshop – Creating a Culture of Learning

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Student Union Hatch Ballroom, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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10 a.m. SUB, Hatch Ballroom CD. Steve Simpson, professor from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, will facilitate an interactive workshop for graduate faculty. It will focus on how to treat source use (and misuse) as a professional development opportunity for your students. Faculty will learn how to help their graduate students from English and other-language backgrounds join a scholarly conversation, understand how to use and cite sources and develop authority as professionals in their respective disciplines. This workshop…

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Sept. 21: Graduate Student Workshop – Avoiding Plagiarism

September 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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1:30 p.m. SUB, Hatch Ballroom CD. Steve Simpson, professor from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, will facilitate an interactive workshop for graduate students. The workshop will focus on integrating others' research into your own. Why and how does citing sources build your authority as a member of your profession? To RSVP, email gshuck@boisestate.edu if you think you will come, however no RSVP is required. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Sept. 21: Reading from “Dear Z: The Zygote Epistles”

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Student Union Lookout Room, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
Diane Raptosh

6:00 p.m. SUB, Lookout room. The Hemingway Literary Center and Melville's Marginalia present College of Idaho professor, Diane Raptosh, who will be reading from "Dear Z: The Zygote Epistles," her forthcoming poetry collection channeling Melville's "Moby Dick." Her poems cast a wide net of wonderings about self and other mind and marketplace, language and consciousness. Raptosh is a winner of the Idaho Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in the Arts. Light refreshments provided.

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Sept. 23: Boise State Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Morrison Center Main Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane
Boise, ID 83725
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7:30 p.m. Morrison Center, main hall. The Boise State University Symphony Orchestra opens its exciting season with “Musical Heavyweights." This concert features music by two “heavyweight" composers, both with the same initials, LB; Leonard Bernstein and Ludwig van Beethoven. Maestro Purdy leads the university orchestra in Bernstein’s Overture to “Candide” and Beethoven’s most often played symphony, the magnificent Symphony #5 in C Minor, Op. 67. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of composer Leonard Bernstein. Come celebrate with Maestro Purdy and the Boise State Symphony Orchestra!

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Sept. 28: Strategies for Engagement in Large Enrollment Courses

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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1:00 p.m. ILC 315. There is no doubt that many evidence-based best teaching practices are easiest to implement in small classes. However, there are many options that work very well with larger classes. This workshop will review some of the research that supports the use of active learning strategies and engage participants in considering strategies that can work in any size class. Facilitated by Susan Shadle.

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Sept. 28: Chemistry Seminar – David Y. Lee

September 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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1:30 p.m. EDUC 112. David Y. Lee from the department of chemistry and materials science and engineering program, at Washington State University, will present on "Radical-Induced Topography and Physical Property Modifications of Materials Surfaces."

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October 2018

Oct. 2: Designing Effective Assignments

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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9 a.m. ILC 315. Do you want assignments that will result in better student work? In this workshop we will explore characteristics of effective assignments and apply strategies of intentional assignment design to your own assignments. The process we discuss will help you build assignments that can support student learning, increase student success, and improve the experience of grading. Facilitated by Sarah Dalrymple

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Oct. 4: Using Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and 360º Video in Higher Education

October 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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10:30 a.m. Riverfront Hall, room 301. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have been touted as the "next big things" in higher education. Is it all hype, or is there real promise in using these technologies to educate students? In this workshop, we will explore VR and AR technologies along with 360-degree video and discuss their applications within higher education. You will also have the opportunity to try out some of these technologies, so come prepared to have some…

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Oct. 5: Association of Office Professionals ‘Bosses Breakfast’

October 5 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Student Union Jordan Ballroom, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States

7:30-9 a.m., Student Union Jordan Ballroom The Association of Office hosts the Bosses Breakfast: Hollywood Game Night 3.0. The morning will include fun, food and the AOP's take on game shows with a competition between deans and vice presidents. An award will also be given for Office Professional Administrator of the Year. The event raises money for scholarships and charity. Registration is $12 through Sept. 30, $15 Oct. 1-5. Prepayment is required. Register online.

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Oct. 5: Efficient and Effective Program Assessment: Part II – Curriculum Mapping

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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9 a.m. ILC 315. Curriculum mapping provides a clear document of the ways Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are supported in a degree program. During this session we will work from an existing set of PLOs and focus on creating a curriculum map that your program can use to design and guide curriculum decisions and PLO assessment. While teams of 2-4 from an academic program are encouraged to attend, any number of faculty are welcome. Facilitated by Teresa Focarile

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Oct. 5: Ryan Hammond – “The Road to Pay Inequity is Paved with Good Intentions”

October 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Micron Business and Economics Building, 1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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1:30 p.m. Micron Business and Economics Building, room 4001. Ryan Hammond's research shows that even when organizations have the best of intentions and are taking active steps to reduce gender inequality, pay gaps between female and male employees continue to exists. Hammond is head of people analytics at Pure Storage. His passion is helping organizations be more innovative through harnessing the power of their employees and turning HR into a data-driven business function.

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Oct. 5: Physics Seminar Series

October 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Multipurpose Building, Room 108 Boise, ID Select a Country:
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1:30 p.m. MPCB 108. Nicole Baugh, Uplink Planning Lead for the HiRISE instrument, University of Arizona, will present on "HiRISE at Mars: Long-distance problem-solving."

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Oct. 6: Teaching First Generation College Students: Strategies for Supporting their Success

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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10 a.m. ILC 315. This session counts toward the BUILD Certificate Program. This SATURDAY WORKSHOP will offer a greater sense of understanding of first generation college students' experiences, needs and challenges. Strategies for better supporting first generation college students (FGS) will be provided. Facilitated by Teresa Focarile

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Oct. 7: Doubt, a Parable

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morrison Center Danny Peterson Theatre, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane
Boise, ID 83725
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2:00 p.m. Morrison Center, Danny Peterson Theatre. Boise State's Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing will open its first production of the 2018-2019 season. "Doubt, a Parable" by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Darrin J. Pufall. More information at https://tfcw.boisestate.edu/doubt-a-parable/.

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Oct. 8: Intro to Authentic Assessment

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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1 p.m. ILC 315. Are you looking to enliven the ways you evaluate your students’ learning? Maybe you’ve noticed traditional exams tend to assess students’ lower-order thinking skills, such as recall of facts, rather than focus on more complex and meaningful tasks. Perhaps you’ve caught one too many students cheating or plagiarizing, and you’re looking for ways to encourage students to turn in original, significant work. If that’s the case, this workshop is for you! “Intro to Authentic Assessment” will…

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Oct. 9: Turn Your Lecture Presentation into an Interactive Learning Experience with Mobile Technology

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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10:30 a.m. Riverfront Hall 301. Do you ever wonder if your lecture presentations are providing the best possible learning experience for your students? Did you know that by including digital interaction in your lectures, you can help students advance to higher levels of learning? If so, please join us for this workshop which focuses on the pedagogical advantages of combining interactive lecture techniques with emerging technologies. In this workshop, we will introduce you to a toolkit for including interactive elements…

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Oct. 9: Boise State Young Democratic Club Candidate Fair

October 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Student Union Hatch Ballroom, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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3 p.m. Student Union Building, Hatch CD. The Boise State Young Democratic Club is hosting a candidate fair as an opportunity for students and staff to meet their local democratic candidates. Candidates such as Paulette Jordan, Aaron Swisher, Cristina McNeil and many others will be there talking about their priorities and how students can get involved with their campaigns.

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Oct. 10: LGBT 101 and Ally Development

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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9 a.m. ILC 315. This session counts toward the BUILD Certificate Program. 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 reflect on how allyship can counter discrimination and oppression and create a personalized plan to help foster an inclusive environment. Participants who complete the workshop…

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