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April 2018

April 18: Student/Faculty Session on Applying for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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1 p.m. Student Union Building, Bergquist Lounge. Liljana Babinkostova, professor in the Department of Mathematics, will host a session on the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and best practices on how to prepare a competitive application. The GRFP is a prestigious, nationally competitive fellowship offered by the National Science Foundation. It provides three years of financial support for graduate study leading to a master’s or doctoral degree and is intended for students who are in the early…

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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
Philosophy Talk – Meghan Sullivan

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 24: Using ‘Blackboard Goals’ to Assess Student Learning

April 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

10:30-noon. Riverfront Hall, room 301. This workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity for faculty to use Blackboard Goals and learn how it can be used to assess student learning, either at a course or programmatic level. Faculty will learn how to align learning outcomes with course assignments in Blackboard. They will also learn how to generate an assessment report. Facilitated by Maria Shimel, Drew Jossis, Devshikha Bose and Brian Martin.

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April 25: The Future of Conservation in America with Gary Machlis

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 p.m. Student Union Building, Special Events Center (SPEC). Free and open to the public. The Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University presents author and professor Gary Machlis for a lecture and Q&A period on the future of conservation in America. Machlis is University Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson University and served as Science Advisor to the Director, U.S. National Park Service (NPS) during both terms of the Obama administration. He was the first scientist appointed to…

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May 2018

May 11-13: Stan Steiner Book Sale Scholarship Drive

May 11 - May 13
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Times listed below. Student Union Building, Simplot Ballroom. Retiring College of Education professor Stan Steiner is hosting a book sale in order to raise scholarship money for Boise State students. Steiner will be selling off his impressive collection of 40,000 children's and young adult books at discounted prices. All proceeds will go to fund student scholarships. This event is open to the public and free to attend. The book sale will be open: 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 11 9 a.m.-5…

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July 2018

July 6: First Friday Astronomy Lecture

July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

8 p.m. in the Science and Education Building, Room 112. The free, public event will feature Doug Archer, a Mars research scientist at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He'll discuss recent discoveries by the Curiosity rover in the Gale Crater, a former lake on the Martian surface. Stargazing in the university's observatory will follow the lecture, weather permitting.  

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September 2018

Sept. 7: Physics Seminar Series

September 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Multipurpose Building, Room 108 Boise, ID Select a Country:
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1:30 p.m. MP 108. Jani Radebaugh, associate professor of geological sciences at Brigham Young University, will present on "Sand Dunes as Evidence of Pluto's Active Surface."

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Sept. 7: First Friday Astronomy Lecture

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

7:30 p.m., Science Building, Room 112 Join Boise State Physics to hear Prof. Jani Radebaugh, a planetery geologist from Brigham Young University, explain the nature and significance of dune formation on the most distant world ever visited by spacecraft. Weather permitting, stargazing will take place at the on-campus observatory after the talk, at 8:30p. The event is free and open to the public.  

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Sept. 12: Let’s Talk – Meaningful 3D Making

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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11 a.m. - noon. ELD Lab #103, Capitol Village. Have you heard about 3D printing or a raspberry pi? Are you a maker or want to become one? Let's talk about all kinds of making: baking, woodworking, gardening, programming, video creation and rapid prototyping. Participate in a brief tour of the makerspace and have a microexperience designed to help you gain your creative confidence. You can choose from drawing, paper circuits, dremel tools, 3D design and more. We will, together,…

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Sept. 12: Teaching Civil Rights and Citizenship

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 p.m. EDUC, room 109. This presentation will provide inspiration and lesson plans for teaching the Civil Rights Movement as offered by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge teacher seminar. Attendees will also access the Medal of Honor Legacy curriculum which focuses on teaching students about citizenship by those who have received our nation's highest military honor. Included will be opportunities and ideas for finding your own professional development and funding those opportunities. Limited quantities of free classroom materials will be…

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Sept. 14: Chemistry Demo Show

September 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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1:30 p.m. Education Building 112. Chemicals get a bad rap in our world today. People seem to be searching for healthy "chemical free" foods, drinks, etc. Guess what? Nothing like that exists. Every substance in our world is made of chemicals. We live in a chemical world. To counter the negative perceptions of chemicals, Dr. Picklestein (professor Henry Charlier) will demonstrate just what chemicals do and how amazing they are. Be prepared to be mystified and amazed by "chrazy, chool…

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Sept. 14: COBE Scholarship Series – Steve Buchheit

September 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Micron Business and Economics Building, 1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725 United States
Portrait of Steve Buchheit

1:30 p.m. MBEB room 4003. Presented by the COBE Scholarship Series, Steve Buchheit, an associate professor at the University of Alabama, will present on "How well do analysts and investors prepare for Christmas? Evidence of insufficient adjustment to the black Friday calendar." Buchheit is a CPA and has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He was the Rawls Professor of Business at Texas Tech in 2006 and was the director of the Rawls College International MBA Program…

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Sept. 19: Let’s Talk – How to Reinvent Your Personal Brand

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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11 a.m. - noon. ELD Lab #103, Capitol Village. The biggest brands in the world all have one thing in common – they adhere to a unique brand promise and aim to deliver on it everyday. As individuals, are we taking the same care with our own brand and personal connections? This session unveils the tangible tools to some of the best branding techniques available for individuals or for organizations. Go ahead, reinvent yourself. This session can help make it…

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Sept. 20: Graduate Faculty Workshop – Creating a Culture of Learning

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Student Union Hatch Ballroom, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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10 a.m. SUB, Hatch Ballroom CD. Steve Simpson, professor from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, will facilitate an interactive workshop for graduate faculty. It will focus on how to treat source use (and misuse) as a professional development opportunity for your students. Faculty will learn how to help their graduate students from English and other-language backgrounds join a scholarly conversation, understand how to use and cite sources and develop authority as professionals in their respective disciplines. This workshop…

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Sept. 21: Graduate Student Workshop – Avoiding Plagiarism

September 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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1:30 p.m. SUB, Hatch Ballroom CD. Steve Simpson, professor from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, will facilitate an interactive workshop for graduate students. The workshop will focus on integrating others' research into your own. Why and how does citing sources build your authority as a member of your profession? To RSVP, email gshuck@boisestate.edu if you think you will come, however no RSVP is required. Light refreshments will be provided.

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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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Sept. 28: Chemistry Seminar – David Y. Lee

September 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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1:30 p.m. EDUC 112. David Y. Lee from the department of chemistry and materials science and engineering program, at Washington State University, will present on "Radical-Induced Topography and Physical Property Modifications of Materials Surfaces."

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October 2018

Oct. 5: Ryan Hammond – “The Road to Pay Inequity is Paved with Good Intentions”

October 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Micron Business and Economics Building, 1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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1:30 p.m. Micron Business and Economics Building, room 4001. Ryan Hammond's research shows that even when organizations have the best of intentions and are taking active steps to reduce gender inequality, pay gaps between female and male employees continue to exists. Hammond is head of people analytics at Pure Storage. His passion is helping organizations be more innovative through harnessing the power of their employees and turning HR into a data-driven business function.

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Oct. 8: Radiologic Sciences Application and Admissions Brown Bag Lunch

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Riverside Building, 950 Lusk St
Boise,
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Noon. Health Science Riverside Building, room 209. Join the department of Radiologic Sciences to discuss the application criteria and admissions process for the spring 2019 application cycle.

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Oct. 12: Chemistry Seminar – Strategies for Landing a Career in Forensics

October 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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1:30 p.m. Education Building, 112. Nick Craven from the Idaho State Police Forensic Lab will present on "Strategies for Landing a Career in Forensics." Due in part to the popularity of shows like CSI, NCIS, and Law & Order, the interest in the field of forensic science has increased over the last 20 years. Even though the forecast for forensic employment is promising, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Forensic Technician jobs will increase by about 17% through 2026,…

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Oct. 16: Women Entrepreneurs: Creating the Future

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Noon. Imagination lab, room 2302, MBEB. Women are a strong force in the creation of new businesses in every industry and business sector. These successful women are having a major impact on business and our community, professionally and personally. Join us as they share their insights, challenges, accomplishments and advice on turning vision into success. Susan Olson of Hawley Troxell will moderate. The panel includes Michelle Crosby, founder of Wevorce; Sylvia Hampel, founder and CEO of Clearview Cleaning; Sharon Miller,…

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Oct. 18: How to Use Cloud Technologies to Increase Student Collaboration and Communication

October 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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10:30 a.m.-noon. Riverfront Hall, room 301. Although it’s currently one of the most trendy terms in tech, "The Cloud" can’t be easily defined by most people. In addition, many educators wonder how cloud computing can best be used to amplify their teaching and benefit their students. This workshop will provide participants with a beginners guide approach to understanding the cloud and its pedagogical potential. In this workshop we will define the cloud, discuss the pedagogical benefits of cloud-based computing, introduce…

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Oct. 18: Three Approaches to Integrative Research and Teaching

October 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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3-4:30 p.m. Interactive Learning Center, room 315. In the academy, we sometimes treat teaching and research as though they are entirely separate components of faculty work. However, there are a variety of ways they can be integrated so that the value of each can be realized in both domains. In this workshop, participants will encounter three different ways this can happen: course-based research, bringing research results into the classroom, and research mentoring as a form of teaching. We'll frame each…

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Oct 18: Exhibition Opening: The Ese’Eja People of the Amazon: Connected by a Thread

October 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A member of the Ese'Eja tribe of Peru. Photo by Jon Cox and Andrew Bale. 4:30-6:30 p.m., Ron and Linda Yanke Research Center gallery. Remarks by photographers Jon Cox and Andrew Bale, and Roger Mustalish, outgoing president of the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research at 5:30 p.m. The Ese’Eja People of the Amazon: Connected by a Thread shares one of the few extant foraging societies of the Amazon basin and the ways the tribe is endangered by environmental degradation…

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