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April 2017

April 7: Stephen F. Knott Reading and Book Signing

April 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th Street
Boise ,
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Portrait of Stephen F. Scott

7 p.m. Rediscovered Books (180 N. 8th Street). The School of Public Service presents Stephen F. Knott, professor of National Security Affairs at the United States Naval War College and author of "Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance that Forged America." Knott will give a reading, followed by a book signing. This reading is free and open to the public.

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April 12-May 13: Don’t Self-Conchas, the Art of Jake Prendez

April 12, 2017 - May 13, 2017
Student Diversity Center, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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Chicano art

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri. Student Union Building, second floor Student Diversity Center. Casita Nepantla presents an art exhibit by Chicano artist Jake Prendez. Prendez currently resides in Seattle, Washington. His work centers on Mexican American culture and reflects Mexican indigenous influences, popular culture and satire. This exhibit will run through May 13 in the Student Diversity Center of the SUB. It is free and open to the public. Prendez's visit to Boise State and his art exhibit were made possible through…

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April 12: Conference on Language, Identity and Culture

April 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Student Union Barnwell Room, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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3:00 p.m. Student Union Building, Bishop Barnwell Room. This series of presentations by multilingual first-year Boise State students offers insights about linguistic and cultural diversity and why it matters. Audience members gain a broad understanding of the challenges that many international and U.S.-resident English learners face, as well concrete advice about teaching strategies that could draw on these students' knowledge of cultural and linguistic agility. No RSVP required, but you may register to have your attendance count toward the newly…

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April 12: Reception for ‘Don’t Self-Conchas, the Art of Jake Prendez’

April 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chicano art

6 p.m. Student Union Ballroom (SUB), Room Hatch D. Casita Nepantla will host a lecture by Chicano artist Jake Prendez as well as a reception to open his art exhibit. Prendez currently resides in Seattle, Washington. His work centers on Mexican American culture and reflects Mexican indigenous influences, popular culture and satire. This exhibit will run through May 13 in the Student Diversity Center of the SUB. It is free and open to the public. Prendez's visit to Boise State and…

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April 13: Honeycomb, a Celebration of Arts and Humanities Research

April 13, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Arts and Humanities Institute Gallery, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd.
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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A Moroccan rug.

4:30-7:30 p.m. Arts and Humanities Institute, Yanke Research Park (220 E. Parkcenter Blvd). The Arts and Humanities Institute (AHI) presents the fifth annual Honeycomb event celebrating arts and humanities research at Boise State. While the free public event is in conjunction with Research Month. Recently published books by faculty authors will be on display, and professors are encouraged to give informal presentations of their research to the gathered crowd of peers and the public. The event will coincide with the…

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April 17: Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Author Sarah Lewis

April 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Portrait of Sarah Lewis

Doors at 6:30 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. Student Union Building, Jordan Ballroom. The Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series at Boise State University will present Sarah Lewis, bestselling author of “The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery.” Lewis will discuss “Vision and Justice: How Artists Continue to Reshape Our World.” The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Parking is available for no charge in the Lincoln Garage.

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April 20: Teach-In, Slowing Climate Change in the Trump Era: What You Can Do

April 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Noon-1 p.m. Albertsons Library, Room 201C. Anthropology professor John Ziker explores how we can slow climate change in an era of self-interest and rising nativism. How can we reverse the decline of biodiversity, and extinction of vast species, when voters are backlashing against diversity and favoring profit over planet? Come gather ideas for actions you can take now to make a positive environmental difference at a difficult time. The free teach-in will include 20-30 minutes of teaching followed by 30 minutes…

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April 20: Sevdah Music and Culture Festival – Lecture

April 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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7:30 p.m. Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building. Sevdah is a music genre that illustrates poetic lyricism using a variety of instruments depicting an array of emotions, most prevalent of which is melancholy. This event is organized by a local non-profit organization, The Bosnian and Herzegovinian Cultural Center of Idaho, with a mission to promote and perpetuate Bosnian culture and heritage in Idaho. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please…

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April 20: Lecture on Bosnian Sevdah Music with Damir Imamović

April 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Portrait of Damir Imamović

7:30 p.m. Student Union Building, Jordan Ballroom. The Bosnian and Herzegovinian Cultural Center of Idaho, in collaboration with the Boise State Bosnian Students Club, presents a lecture with world-famous Bosnian musician Damir Imamović. During the lecture,"Sevdah: music between East and the West, "Imamović will explain how the history of Bosnia is portrayed in these songs. Taking its name from sevda, the Turkish word for love, which derived in turn from the Arabic sawda meaning ‘black bile’ (and hence melancholy), sevdah has been played…

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April 21: Sevdah Music Festival – Concert

April 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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8 p.m. JUMP (Jack's Urban Meeting Place) Building, Pioneer Room, 1000 W. Myrtle St. Downtown Boise. Admission is $5 for students and seniors, $10 general admission. Performances by Boise Sevdah Club, and Mladi Behar Folk Dance Group. Bosnian food will be available for purchase. Sevdah is a music genre that illustrates poetic lyricism using a variety of instruments depicting an array of emotions, most prevalent of which is melancholy. This event is organized by a local non-profit organization, The Bosnian and Herzegovinian…

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Apr. 22- Apr.23: Seven arrows Powwow

April 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - April 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

  Celebrate Native American traditions, shop, dine, and watch high-energy dance competitions at the 24th Annual Seven Arrows Powwow on Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd and 23rd, at noon in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom. On Saturday, the celebration will then continue at 7 p.m. This event features dancers in beautiful regalia, music, demonstrations, food, and storytelling. Try authentic Native American food and browse booths set up by regional vendors selling handmade items such as instruments, beaded jewelry, art, and hand…

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Apr. 22-23: 24th Annual Seven Arrows Powwow

April 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - April 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

  Saturday, noon and 7 p.m. Sunday at noon. Student Union, Jordan Ballroom. Celebrate Native American traditions, shop, dine, and watch high-energy dance competitions at the 24th Annual Seven Arrows Powwow. MC - Tyson Shay AD - J. Dallas Gudgell Host Drum - Medicine Thunder from Fort Hall Free for students with ID, $4 for children younger than 12, and $6 for the general public. Parking is available in the Lincoln Garage for $1 per day. Non-perishable food donations for the Native…

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April 24: Metaffective Fiction – Structuring Feeling in Contemporary American Literature

April 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
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6 p.m. Student Union Building, Forum Room. Ralph Clare, assistant professor of English and an Idaho Humanities Council Research Fellow for 2016-17 will speak on emotion, feeling and affect in recent American fiction. The event is supported by the Idaho Humanities Council.

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May 1: Free Jazz Clinics and ‘Inform-ance’ by the Gerald Clayton Quartet

April 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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4-6:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. The Boise Jazz Society presents a free "inform-ance" featuring the Gerald Clayton Quartet. Free jazz clinics also will be offered beginning at 5:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The Boise Jazz Society is a community-engagement partnership between Boise State University and jazz lovers, and the jazz curious, in the Treasure Valley. The society supports jazz performance, jazz education and the promotion of jazz as a living American art form.

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April 26: Theatre Performance, El Payaso

April 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Special Events Center, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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9 p.m. Student Union Building, Special Events Center. Emilio Rodriguez’s play El Payaso (The Clown) celebrates the life of Ben Linder, an American social activist, engineer and clown who arrived in Nicaragua during the Contra war (1979-1990). During the war, Linder was instrumental in bringing electricity to villages in rural areas of this country. In addition to this effort, he was involved in establishing vaccine programs and health initiatives. On April 28, 1987, the Contras murdered Linder because he had been successful in building…

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April 28: Cacophony

April 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 - $7
Dancers practicing

7:30 p.m. Morrison center, Danny Peterson Theatre. The Department of Theatre Arts presents "Cacophony," a dance concert of all original student choreography. Graduating senior, Johnny Blank, has created a powerful piece exploring relationships with others and self, giving some outstanding dancers the opportunity to stretch their boundaries. This is just one of several intriguing dances that make for an evening of exploration and entertainment. Tickets at the door, $7 general admission, $5 students and seniors (plus sales tax).    

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April 29: Cacophony

April 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 - $7
Dancers practicing

Shows at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Morrison center, Danny Peterson Theatre. The Department of Theatre Arts presents "Cacophony," a dance concert of all original student choreography. Graduating senior, Johnny Blank, has created a powerful piece exploring relationships with others and self, giving some outstanding dancers the opportunity to stretch their boundaries. This is just one of several intriguing dances that make for an evening of exploration and entertainment. Tickets at the door, $7 general admission, $5 students and seniors…

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June 2017

June 8: ‘Half the World: Refugees Transform the City of Trees’ Book Release

June 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cover of the book

7 p.m. Rediscovered Books (180 N. 8th St). Boise State has released the latest volume of its Investigate Boise community research series. “Half the World: Refugees Transform the City of Trees” tells the story of a staggering humanitarian crisis through the memories of people rebuilding their lives. Topics include the politics of immigration, refugee education, Boise history, municipal policing and international law. “The book looks closely at a city’s encounter with the foreign and unfamiliar,” said urban studies professor Todd Shallat, who…

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June 9: Reception for Idaho Watercolor Society Exhibition

June 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Watercolor of a broken car

5:30-7 p.m. Student Union Fine Arts Gallery. Founded in 1979, the Idaho Watercolor Society (IWS) is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of watercolor media and aims to educate the public regarding the significance of watercolor painting in today’s setting. Through programs, workshops, exhibits and scholarships, IWS helps artists of all ages develop their talents and reach the highest standards of excellence. This exhibition showcases a glimpse at the breadth of styles the medium can achieve and highlights watercolor artists…

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June 10: Book Release and Fashion Show, The Beauty of Idaho

June 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
artsy photography

7 p.m. Studio Boise Photography Center (4619 Emerald Street). When natural scenery meets talented models, absolute beauty pours out. Boise State student Virginia Treat of Treats Photography and her team conducted a nature conservation initiative with a series of photo shoots throughout 2016. Treat utilized a variety of images and produced a photo book, calendars, prints and more. The book contains photographs combining nature with high fashion and the process, and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit a variety of nature conservation…

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June 15: Climate Talk with Idaho Conservation League

June 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

5:30-6:30 p.m. Idaho Conservation League (710 N. Sixth Street, Boise). Join Idaho Conservation League after work for a fascinating discussion with Pei-Lin Yu, assistant professor of archeology at Boise State University. Yu measures ways that culture promotes well-being, health and the economy in today’s world, specializing in the role of cultural heritage while battling conflict, displacement and climate change. This event is free and open to the public.

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June 15: “The Mask You Live In” Film Screening

June 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
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6-8:30 p.m. ​Boise State's Gender Equity Center, in partnership with the Office of the Dean of Students and the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, will host a viewing of the documentary "The Mask You Live In."  The film depicts how "boys and young men struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity." The viewing will be held from 6-8:30 p.m., on Thursday, June 15 in the Farnsworth Room within the Student Union Building. This event is…

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July 2017

July 8-9: Summer DanceFest Choreography Festival

July 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - July 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
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Saturday, July 8 at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 9 at 2 p.m. Danny Peterson Theatre in the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. The Summer DanceFest 2017 Choreography Festival features 25 dancers performing all new work choreographed by the outstanding DanceFest faculty. The program includes classical ballet, jazz, hip hop and contemporary. This event is free and open to the public (donations accepted). Choreography by: Phyllis Affrunti  Mia DeWeese, Marla Hansen, Yurek Hansen, Jason Hartley, Chris Jarosz, Sayoko Knode, Sam Mughrabi,…

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November 2017

Tunnel of Oppression

November 10, 2017

The Tunnel of Oppression Returns Nov. 10-11 The Tunnel of Oppression returns to campus on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11, in the Student Union Simplot Ballroom. Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are encouraged to participate in the free event. Times vary, so there will be many opportunities to experience this unique form of performance art. Register here.

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January 2018

Jan. 6: Golden Dragon Acrobats

January 6 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Golden Dragon Acrobats

2 and 7 p.m. Morrison Center. Free tickets available at the Morrison Center Box Office. Tickets are required for admission. There is a four ticket limit per person. The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The company's reputation is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer…

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