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June 2017

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
Treats Photography: Idaho Nature Conservation Initiative

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
Climate Talk with Idaho Conservation League

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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Jan. 24: Celebrating 70 Years of Fulbright

January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Philosophy Talk – Meghan Sullivan

5:30 p.m. Yanke Building, 220 E. Park Center Blvd. Have you ever wondered how to participate in a Fulbright scholarship, teaching experience, or research? Please join the Boise State Center for Global Education for a special event celebrating 70 years of Fulbright. Featuring talks and information on the Fulbright experience from Taiwan, Korea, Brazil, Lithuania, Slovenia, Poland, and Germany. Heavy appetizers will be served, and a cash bar will be provided. Free parking is available. Please contact Corrine Henke (chenke@boisestate.edu) or Pei-Lin Yu…

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Jan. 30-Feb. 4: Morrison Center Presents “The Book of Mormon”

January 30 @ 12:00 am - February 4 @ 12:00 am

Morrison Center. The New York Times calls it “The best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning best musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across…

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February 2018

Feb. 16: Endangered Languages – David Harrison

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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3 p.m. Student Union Building, Special Events Center (SPEC). K. David Harrison, associate provost and professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College, will be the speaker for this presentation. Half of the world's languages are endangered and may go extinct in this century. The loss of these languages will have dire consequences not only for their speakers, but also for culture, science and the environment. Around the world, speakers of endangered languages are mounting strategic efforts to save their languages. This…

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March 2018

March 12: ‘Acting for Television: An Evening with Erich Lane’ in Conversation with Heather Marion

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Student Union Lookout Room, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States

7 p.m. Lookout Room of the Boise State Student Union Building The Boise State Arts and Humanities Institute (AHI) presents this evening with the actor, Erich Lane, in conversation with writer, actor, producer Heather Marion. Lane is a cast member of the Netflix-original series, Dear White People, and he stars as professional hand model Erik Thomas Layne on the Comedy Central branded series, Handy (episodes are available to stream at handytheseries.com). Lane graduated from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. His recent…

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March 16: Poetry Reading with Kerri Webster

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  7 p.m. Visual Arts Gallery, Hemingway Center Kerri Webster, a poet and member of Boise State's MFA in Creative Writing program, will present a reading. The creative writing program is partnering with The Cabin, Boise's nonprofit literary center, to host the event. The reading is free and open to the public. A reception will follow at The Cabin, located at 801 S. Capitol Blvd.

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March 23: ‘Sound & Vision’ A Panel Discussion About Art, Design, and Music

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Owyhee, 1103 Main Street
Boise,

6:30-8 p.m. The Owyhee, 1109 Main St. This panel discussion, in partnership with Treefort, will explore the relationship between visual culture and music, how artists working in the genres of art, design, and music mesh the art forms, how music festivals, universities and other institutions bring visual artists and musicians together and spark interdisciplinary projects, and more. Panelists include Ardan Erguven (designer/professor from Istanbul, Turkey), Daniel R. Smith (creative director/curator from Seattle), Julia Green (illustrator from Boise), James W.A.R. Lloyd (illustrator from…

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April 2018

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 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: https://sustainability.boisestate.edu/sustain-home/events/celebrate-earth-day/

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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 20: Bhanu Kapil Poetry Reading

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
MING Studios, 420 S. 6th St.
Boise,

  7:30 p.m. MING Studios (doors open at 7 p.m.) Bhanu Kapil, the creative writing program's Distinguished Writer for the spring semester, will present a free public reading. A reception will follow the reading. Kapil is the author of five books: Ban en Banlieue, Schizophrene, humanimal , Incubation: a Space for Monsters, and The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers. She specializes in cross-genre narrative and poetics and has taught at Naropa University and in Goddard College’s low-residency MFA. She holds an MA from SUNY Brockport and…

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April 23: Food Symposium

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10 a.m.-2 p.m. Micron Business and Economics Building, Skaggs Hall, Imagination Lab. The second annual Food Symposium is a time for students, faculty and community members to voice their ideas and concerns about the food culture on campus. Through collaboration, this event identifies our current situation and brainstorms how to make Boise State the healthiest learning environment in the country. This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, visit: https://healthservices.boisestate.edu/dietitian-events/ This year’s…

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May 2018

May 8: Commitment to Idaho Awards Ceremony

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

4 p.m., SUB, Simplot Ballroom. Established in 2016, the Commitment to Idaho Award recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond for the Gem State. Nominees are sought from the non-profit world, the public sector and the business community. Past winners have been U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson (2016) and Idaho Rep. Bruce Newcomb (2017). The Enhancing Public Discourse Award recognizes a journalist or media figure whose work has elevated public discourse. Last year's inaugural winner was Betsy Russell of the…

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June 2018

June 22-23: Summer DanceFest Choreography Festival

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Morrison Center Danny Peterson Theatre, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane
Boise, ID 83725

  7 p.m., on both evenings in the Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. Idaho Dance Theatre and the Boise State Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing present Summer DanceFest Workshop 2018. The two-week dance intensive workshop culminates with the Summer DanceFest Choreography Festival featuring works by 10 choreographers working in a range of styles and with a range of dancers.  The performances are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome and will benefit scholarship…

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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. 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. 13: Fiction Reading with Mitch Wieland

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MING Studios, 420 S. 6th St.
Boise,

6 p.m., MING Studios, 420 S. 6th St. Boise State Professor Mitch Wieland will read from his new novel, "Strange You Never Knew," set in Japan in the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. The reading is in conjunction with the current MING exhibition, "Holding What Can't Be Held," featuring the work of several Boise State artists.

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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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October 2018

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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