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February 2017

Feb. 2: Lecture on the art of Eddie Owens Martin (St. EOM)

February 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

6 p.m. Riverfront Hall, Room 207. Michael McFalls, a professor of art at Columbus State University and director of Pasaquan, lectures on the art of Eddie Owens Martin, aka St. EOM. Pasaquan is St. EOM's oeuvre, a seven-acre art project in Georgia consisting of six major structures, hundreds of feet of colorfully painted masonry fence, totems, sculptures and other artifacts. Recently restored and turned over to Columbus State University, Pasaquan opened to visitors in 2016. This talk is free and…

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Feb. 9: A Basque author’s reflections featuring William A. Douglass

February 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Basque Center, 601 Grove Street
Boise, ID United States
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6 p.m. Basque Museum and Cultural Center (611 W Grove St). William Douglass is a world-renowned Basque studies scholar and the founder of the Basque studies program at the University of Nevada, Reno, which was named after him after 33 years of direction. Join the author, scholar and professor emeritus for an evening of reflection and thoughts on Basque studies publications. This event is free and open to the public. It is the inaugural event of the Elorriaga Culture Series,…

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Feb. 12: ‘Made in USA’ Concert Features American Composers

February 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Morrison Center Main Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane
Boise, ID 83725
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Free - $7
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7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Main Hall. The Boise State University Symphony Orchestra presents "Made in USA," an evening featuring music of American composers Rebecca Brimhall, Scott McAllister and Aaron Copland.  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.

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Feb. 13: Hispanic Film Festival – “Ixcanul” (Volcano)

February 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 p.m. Riverfront Hall, Room 105. The Department of World Languages at Boise State University presents the inaugural Hispanic Film Festival. This film is free and open to the public. The movie will include English subtitles. "Ixcanul" (France/Guatemala 2015) - On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for 17-year-old Maria by her Kaqchikel parents. The festival is supported by Boise State University, the Idaho Film Collection, Club de Español at Boise State and Pragda.

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Feb. 15: Hispanic Film Festival – “3 Bellezas” (3 Beauties)

February 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 p.m. Riverfront Hall, Room 105. The Department of World Languages at Boise State University presents the inaugural Hispanic Film Festival. This film is free and open to the public. The movie will include English subtitles. "3 Bellezas" (Venezuela 2014) - Perla will do whatever it takes to ensure one of her pre-teen daughters will win the Miss Republica pageant. The festival is supported by Boise State University, the Idaho Film Collection, Club de Español at Boise State and Pragda.

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Feb. 16: Speaker Series, The Presidents and Their Faith

February 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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6-7 p.m. Student Union Building, Boyington room. How has each United States President approached matters of faith and its practice, religion and its connection to political power? Dr. Darrin Grinder, Chair and Professor of the NNU English Department, and Dr. Steve Shaw, Professor of Political Science at NNU, discuss these and other issues addressed in their book, "The Presidents and Their Faith." This event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. This event is part of…

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Feb. 17: Hispanic Film Festival – “El país del miedo” (The Country of Fear)

February 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 p.m. Riverfront Hall, Room 105. The Department of World Languages at Boise State University presents the inaugural Hispanic Film Festival. This film is free and open to the public. The movie will include English subtitles. "El país del miedo" (Spain 2015) - A peaceful man's quiet life is shaken when a 13-year-old girl starts to extort him. The festival is supported by Boise State University, the Idaho Film Collection, Club de Español at Boise State and Pragda.

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Feb. 22: Hispanic Film Festival – “Las analfabetas” (Illiterate)

February 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 p.m. Riverfront Hall, Room 105. The Department of World Languages at Boise State University presents the inaugural Hispanic Film Festival. This film is free and open to the public. The movie will include English subtitles. "Las analfabetas" (Chile 2013) - A bitter woman in her fifties accepts reluctantly the biggest challenge of her life, which is learning to read. The festival is supported by Boise State University, the Idaho Film Collection, Club de Español at Boise State and Pragda.

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Feb. 24: Hispanic Film Festival – “Pequeñas mentiras piadosas” (The Travel Agent)

February 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 p.m. Riverfront Hall, room 105. The Department of World Languages at Boise State University presents the inaugural Hispanic Film Festival. This film is free and open to the public. The movie will include English subtitles. "Pequeñas mentors piadosas" (Cuba/Spain/Italy 2015) - A longtime travel agent in Cuba has never been able to visit her mother, son, five brothers, two grandsons and 23 nephews in Florida. The festival is supported by Boise State University, the Idaho Film Collection, Club de Español…

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March 2017

March 2: Writing for Television with Heather Marion

March 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Student Union, 1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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Free
Heather Marion

7 p.m. Student Union Building, Lookout Room. Boise State theatre arts professor Leslie Durham sits down with writer Heather Marion from "Better Caul Saul" to discuss her journey to the writers' room of a hit television show. This talk is free and open to the public; an audience Q&A will follow. The evening is the first in the AHI’s Public Culture Initiative, which brings to campus young, emerging professionals in a creative field.

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March 6: Poetry Reading, Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

March 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Student Union Lookout Room, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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7 p.m. Student Union Building, Lookout Room. In Baghdad, Iraq, Al-Mutanabbi Street (named after the Arabic poet of the 10th century) was lined with book vendors, printers, and cafes seating writers and intellectuals. In March of 2007, a car bomb exploded, destroying the street, wounding over 100 people and killing 30. In solidarity with this Iraqi community of book sellers, writers, and artists, and to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Al-Mutanabbi Street’s destruction, Boise State University, in collaboration with Big Tree…

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March 8-April 7: Exhibit, Stories and Portraits of Basque Immigrant Women

March 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - April 7, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Student Union Gallery, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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Gallery hours. Student Union Building Fine Arts Gallery, second floor, SUB. The gallery presents Inner Strength: Portraits of Basque Immigrant Women, featuring the photographic work of Peter Oberlindacher and the ethnographic research of Begoña Pecharroman. This exhibit combines the artistry of black and white environmental photographs with excerpts of stories by women of various ages who have emigrated to the west from the Basque Country. A public reception celebrating the opening is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on March 8. Light…

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March 15: Film, Pride

March 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Special Events Center, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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6 p.m. Student Union Special Events Center. The Center for Idaho History and Politics presents Pride, a historical drama about gay and lesbians who join a miner's strike in Britain in 1984 to advocate for working class people – the very same people who had often denigrated LGBT individuals. This event will include comments and a discussion lead by historian Lisa McClain. Historian Jill Gill will moderate. The event is free and open to the public.

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March 10-12: Idaho Dance Theatre Presents ‘Interface’

March 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - March 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Special Events Center, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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$10 - $40
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Performances run March 10-11 at 8 p.m., March 12 at 2 p.m. Boise State Special Events Center in the Student Union Building. Idaho Dance Theatre presents "Interface," a performance of all original music and choreography. Tickets are $10-40 at www.idahodancetheatre.org and available at the door. Discounts are available for students, seniors, military and Boise State faculty and staff. Award winning Idaho composer Jim Cockey premieres Corona, a four movement work for string quartet inspired by and based on a short story…

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March 14: Celebrate 150 Years of Idaho Latino History Through Words and Song

March 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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7 p.m. Hatch Ballroom, Student Union Building. A few musicians and composers from the northwest will join Boise cultural activist and singer Ana Maria Schachtell in the Hatch D Ballroom of the Student Union Building to talk about the traditional Mexican corrido, or ballad, and how this art form is the perfect tool to celebrate the history of the Latinos in Idaho. The trio will select and perform some of the stories and ballads included in the book “Nuestros Corridos: 150…

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March 15: Film, ‘Starving the Beast’

March 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Student Union Bergquist Lounge, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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7 p.m. Student Union Building, Bergquist Room. The sociology department presents "Starving the Beast," a documentary about efforts to disrupt and reform higher education. This event is co-sponsored by the Intermountain Research Lab. It is free and open to the public.

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March 28: Conference, Why Public Lands Matter

March 28, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Registration begins at 8 a.m., program at 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Student Union Building, Jordan Ballroom. Public Lands are critical to the conservation of fish and wildlife habitat, watersheds, cultural resources, and antiquities. They’re a critical source of outdoor recreation such as hiking, fishing, and hunting. This conference is designed to look at current public lands management practices, the various voices in support and dissent, and potential stakeholder collaboration toward forward-looking best practices designed to manage, protect, and preserve…

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March 28: Visiting Writer, Scholar and Artist Richard Noyce

March 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Special Events Center, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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6 p.m. Student Union Building, Special Events Center. Richard Noyce is a writer, lecturer and artist residing in the United Kingdom. He is the author of several books including, "Contemporary Painting in Poland," "Contemporary Graphic Art in Poland" and "Printmaking at the Edge," among many other books and journal articles. He received his education at Portsmouth School of Architecture and graduated with honors from Leeds School of Art in the United Kingdom. Tonight's lecture will be "The Continuing Journey Continues." Taken together,…

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March 30: Teach-In: Albert Camus and “The Attack on Reason,” Confronting the Absurd Then and Now

March 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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noon-1 p.m. Albertsons Library, Room 201C. French professor Jason Herbeck explores life's great looming questions: Do you find yourself at odds with the world around you—personally, professionally or politically? Does your very existence seem at times just as futile as your desire to revolt against it? Is all struggle doomed to failure? Albert Camus explored these questions in 1941, claiming, “But never perhaps at any time has the attack on reason been more violent than in ours.” Come learn how…

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March 30: Visiting Author, Scholar and Artist Richard Noyce

March 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richard Noyce on a plane looking thoughtful

6 p.m. Student Union Building, Simplot Ballroom. Richard Noyce is a writer, lecturer and artist residing in the United Kingdom. He is the author of several books including, "Contemporary Painting in Poland," "Contemporary Graphic Art in Poland" and "Printmaking at the Edge," among many other books and journal articles. He received his education at Portsmouth School of Architecture and graduated with honors from Leeds School of Art in the United Kingdom. Tonight's lecture will be "The Mirror and the Crystal Ball." Taken…

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March 30: An Evening with Author Joy Williams

March 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boise State University, 1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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7:30 p.m. Lookout Room, Student Union Building. Joy Williams, widely regarded as one of America’s greatest living fiction writers – and the 2017 Visiting Distinguished Writer for Boise State's MFA program in creative writing – presents a public reading of her work, followed by an audience Q&A. Williams is the author of four novels, five story collections, and one essay collection. Her novel "The Quick and the Dead" was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and "State of Grace" received a nomination for…

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March 31: The Zookeeper’s Wife Film and Discussion

March 31, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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1:30 p.m. The Flicks (646 W Fulton St). The OSHER Institute presents a screening and discussion of the newly released film, The Zookeeper's Wife, featuring history associate professor Lynn Lubamersky. Lubamersky studied history at the University of California at Berkeley and at Indiana University, where she received her Ph.D. She is a specialist in the history of Poland and Lithuania, and received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2015 to travel to Vilnius, Lithuania, where she researched the vanished communities of the past,…

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April 2017

April 5: LGBT in the U.S., Demographics, Stigma and Social Change

April 5, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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4:30 p.m. Interactive Learning Center, Room 118. The gender studies program presents a talk with Andrew R. Flores, an assistant professor from the department of government at Mills College, whose research examines the presence of LGBT people and issues in the American democratic process, from intra-group politics and public opinion to representation. This event is free and open to the public.

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April 6: Teach-In: Fake News, Alternative Facts and Media Literacy

April 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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noon-1 p.m. Albertsons Library, Room 201C. Associate professor of communication Seth Ashley and assistant professor of communication Jessica Roberts lead a teach-in on the topic of fake news. The duo will explore what it is, where it originates and how to identify it when you see it. In the age of “alternative facts,” developing media literacy is essential for every citizen, whether you're an activist or just a voter. Media literacy involves thinking critically and keenly about how media operates…

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April 6: First Thursday Boise State Art Metals Auction

April 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
R. Grey Gallery, 415 South 8th St
Boise, ID
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5-9 p.m. R. Grey Gallery (415 South 8th St). The art department art metals program and R. Grey Gallery present the 2017 Annual Silent Auction. The auction runs through April featuring work of art metals program students and alumni. Intermediate and advanced students work collaboratively to create work for the auction and alumni donate work from their studio practice. All proceeds go to the university art metals program to purchase new tools and supplies for student use. If you have questions, feel…

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