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March 2017

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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Joy Williams

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
Portrait, Andrew R. Flores

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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First Thursday Boise State Art Metals Auction

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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April 7: Stephen F. Knott Reading and Book Signing

April 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th Street
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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 - Death or Glory

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 - Death or Glory

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
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
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 drums.…

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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
Flyer for Literature talk

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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Theatre Performance, El Payaso

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
Half the World: Refugees Transform the City of Trees’ Book cover

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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