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April 2018

April 2: Growing a Revolution – Bringing the Soil Back to Life

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Student Union Jordan Ballroom, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States

6-7 p.m. Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building. David Montgomery, MacArthur Fellowship "Genius Award" recipient and author of "Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations" comes to Boise State for a lecture and signing of his new book "Growing A Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life." This event is free and open to the public. It is co-hosted by Boise State's environmental studies and global studies programs, the Treasure Valley Food Coalition, and the Ada Soil and Water Conservation District. David R.…

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April 3: Physics Department Seminar – Dr. Olga Goulko

April 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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10:30 a.m. MP 118. Dr. Olga Goulko from Tel Aviv University will present on "Controlled results in quantum many-body physics: from dream to reality."

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April 5: Physics Department Research Presentation – Dr. Sung Joon Kim

April 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

10:30-11:30 a.m. EDUC 110. Dr. Sung Joon Kim from Baylor University, will present on "How mosquitoes get fat: differential carbohydrate utilization in diapausing Culex pipiens."

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April 5: Because No One Should Have to Crawl

April 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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1:30-2:30 p.m. Engineering Building, room 103. Learn about the work of mechanical and biomedical engineer, Don Schoendorfer, who left his successful career to use his MIT-developed engineering talents to help solve the problem of mobility in developing nations. This event is free and open to the public. There are over 70 million people in third world countries with mobility related disabilities that will never be able to afford a wheelchair. Schoendorfer has engineered three different wheelchairs rugged enough for third world…

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April 5: Symposium, Gender in Research and Creative Activity

April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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3-5:30 p.m. Albertsons Library, room 201C. This symposium highlights the research and creative activity of faculty and students. The event includes panel presentations, as well as visual and performing arts presentations, that highlight scholarly/creative work (including performance and visual art) with an analytic focus on gender (emphases on intersectionality most welcome). Each panelist will provide a 10-15 minute presentation of their work, after which there will be time for discussion. There will also be time set aside for poster/visual art…

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April 5: American Water Resources Association Networking for Students

April 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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4:30-6:30 p.m. Boise State Alumni and Friends Center. The Idaho Section of the American Water Resources Association (IDAWRA) is hosting its fourth speed networking event. This event is free and open to all college students, no registration required. The purpose of the IDAWRA speed networking event is to allow undergraduate and graduate students to quickly meet and network with a variety of professionals from various water resources disciplines. It will benefit both students who are just starting to explore their career options…

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April 5: Jessica Jones – Pop Culture Via Feminist Lenses

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

7 p.m. 201C Library. Lisa King, chair of the Philosophy department at Edgewood College, will present on the character Jessica Jones. Is Jessica Jones feminist? Liberatory? Come join us as Lisa King reads the superhero through the lenses of Hannah Arendt on power as collective action, and Michel Foucault on normalizing power.

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April 6: Professional Development Day

April 6 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Micron Business and Economics Building, 1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725 United States

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Micron Business and Economics Building. Presented by the Boise State Association of Office Professionals. The day will include 14 workshops and Shawn Miller, Associate Vice President of Human Resources as the keynote speaker. Parking is available in the Brady Garage at a reduced cost using the Professional Development Day tab on parking kiosk.

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April 6: Physics Department Teaching Presentation – Dr. Sung Joon Kim

April 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Multipurpose Building, Room 108 Boise, ID Select a Country:

10:30-11:30 a.m. MPCB 108. Dr. Sung Joon Kim from Baylor University, will present on "Mode of action of glycopeptide antibiotics by solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance."

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April 6: Physics Department Seminar Series – Jason Barnes

April 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

1:30-2:30 p.m. MP 118. Dr. Jason Barnes, associate professor at the University of Idaho, will speak on "The Dragonfly Mission to Titan."

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April 10: Three-Minute Thesis Competition

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10 a.m.-noon. Computer Science Building, room 221, downtown (777 W. Main St.). Join Boise State students for this lightning fast, two-hour thesis showcase. Celebrity judges include Boise Mayor David Bieter, Diane Bevan, the CEO of the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Mark Durcan, former CEO of Micron. Boise State will be offering a chartered shuttle downtown from campus, with pickups at the Student Union Building (Bronco Circle), Riverfront Hall, and the Brady Garage beginning at 8 a.m.  This event is free…

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April 11: Children’s Center Puppet Show

April 11 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

5:45 p.m. Special Events Center, Student Union. The Children's Center Parent and Teacher group invites you and your family to our first ever puppet show. A suggested donation of $10-20 per family will go to purchase gifts for teachers during the Week of the Young Child, April 16-20. You can make the donation by going to prior to the event.

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April 11: Ethos Project Symposium

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

6-8:00 p.m. Student Union Building, Simplot Ballroom. The Ethos Project empowers undergraduate students to see the importance of their voices as change-makers on campus and in the local community. This year, seven undergraduate students will share their stories and present their innovative, research-based advocacy work. The event will also feature Francisco Salinas as the respondent. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit:

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April 12: Learn About Writing for The Conversation

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bishop Barnwell Room, Boise State Student Union Building
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10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Student Union Building, Bishop Barnwell Room. In celebration of Research Month, Boise State welcomes The Conversation’s Ari Fertig to campus to discuss the faculty benefits of sharing their expertise and research through the independent, nonprofit publisher. Fertig will be giving short, 30-minute presentations in the morning and afternoon. Each presentation will be followed by the opportunity for faculty to meet with Fertig one-on-one to discuss pitches or to answer questions. Faculty are encouraged to sign up…

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April 13: Philosophy Talk – Trevor Adams

April 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

3:30-5:30 p.m. ILC 204. Trevor Adams from Oklahoma State University will present on "Some Solutions to Kripke's Puzzle."

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April 14: Bronco Day

April 14 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bronco Day is Boise State’s biggest “must-do” event for new and prospective students. You and your guests will experience life as a Bronco for a day full of activities ranging from academic showcases all over campus, admissions sessions, campus tours, scavenger hunts and a Fan Zone party leading up to the Bronco’s Spring football game. Visit for the full schedule.

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April 15: Boise State Symphonic Winds Concert

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Morrison Center Main Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane
Boise, ID 83725

7:30-9 p.m. Morrison Center Main Hall. Powerful Music for Band will include: John Williams’ Exciting, Scherzo for X-Wings from Star Wars: The Force Awakens Ron Nelson’s Tour de Force, Rocky Point Holiday David Maslanka’s Impressive, Fanfare for Mother Earth Julie Giroux’s Beautiful, Under the Willow Mark Wolfram’s Labyrinth “World Premiere” 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…

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April 16: Undergraduate Research Conference

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Noon-2:30 p.m. Student Union Building. Come interact with students from all academic disciplines as they participate in Boise State University's annual Undergraduate Research Conference. This event is free and open to the public. The annual conference is a forum for undergraduate students to demonstrate what they have learned through mentored research and creative expression in a scholarly setting. A unique educational and networking event, the conference encourages interdisciplinary exchange, bringing together students from all disciplines at Boise State. Students may…

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April 18-22: Celebrate Earth Day at Boise State

April 18 - April 22

See link for times and location details. Join the Boise State campus community in celebrating Earth Day with four days of sustainability-focused events, including: a sustainability tour of campus, a sustainability tour of downtown Boise, a graduate student showcase, weed warriors training, talks and more. These events all are free and open to the public. For specifics, visit:

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April 18: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Awareness Table

April 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Atrium, second floor, Charles P. Ruch Engineering Building Craig Grffith, client services manager from IEEE, will host an awareness table with Beth Brin, librarian/associate professor and library liaison to the College of Engineering. Stop by to learn more about the IEEE, the IEEE Xplore Digital Library to which Boise State subscribes, and how the library help with your research. Griffith will also speak to the IEEE student branch at 6 p.m. in ENGR 103. All campus and…

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April 19: Graduate Student Showcase

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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9-11:30 a.m. Student Union Building, Jordan Ballroom. The Graduate Student Showcase is a one-day conference during which students present their original research, work and talents, to connect with other graduate students and faculty at Boise State, and to learn about other disciplines and gain conference experience. This event is free and open to the public.

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April 19: Mechanical Engineering Seminar

April 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

1:30 p.m. ENGR 103. Dr. Stefan Judex from Stony Brook University will present on "How can we use exercise to maintain and promote skeletal health?"

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April 19: Artist Lecture, ‘Liminal Geographies: Reshaped Spaces of Our Collective Past’

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artwork by Migel Delgado

7 p.m. Student Union Building, Berquist Lounge. Local artist Migel Delgado will present a lecture titled "Liminal Geographies: Reshaped Spaces of Our Collective Past." The lecture will coincide with an exhibition in Casita Nepantla's pop-up art gallery April 16-June 10. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

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April 19: Artist Lecture by Migel Delgado

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

7 p.m. Berquist Lounge, Boise State Student Union Casita Nepantla, the space devoted to showcasing Latino art and culture and encouraging scholarly work on Latino issues, is hosting the talk, "Liminal Geografies: Reshaped Spaces of Our Collective Past," by artist and Boise State BFA and MFA graduate Migel Delgado. The talk is free and open to the public. An exhibition of Delgado's work will hang in Casita Nepantla's pop-up gallery on the second floor of the SUB in the Student…

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April 21: Idaho High School eSports Tournament

April 21 @ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Student Union Jordan Ballroom, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States

9:30 a.m. Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building The College of Education, the College of Innovation + Design and the Department of Educational Technology will sponsor the first Idaho High School eSports Tournament. Idaho high school students will form teams and compete in: League of Legends (5 vs 5), Overwatch Esports (3 vs 3), Rocket League (3 vs 3) and Super Smash Bros. (single-player). The event is open to the public.

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