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September 2018

Sept. 6: Uniform Guidance Impacts and Processes Training for Sponsored Project Funded Purchases

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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10 a.m. Hatch B Ballroom, Student Union Building. This training is applicable to anyone who is involved in sponsored project funded purchases of goods or services (PIs, Business Managers, Administrators, etc.). The training will detail Boise State's new processes related to the expenditure of federal funds (Uniform Guidance) and will also include new processes related to all sponsored project funded contracts for services. Uniform Guidance went into effect July 1, 2018. Uniform Guidance regulations are more restrictive than the State…

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Sept. 6: A New Spin on Digital Distraction: Redirecting Students’ Use of Digital Devices During Class

September 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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10:30 a.m. Riverfront Hall, room 301. Even in the most interesting classes, students find it easy to get distracted by their smartphones and tablets--much to the frustration of faculty. This workshop suggests ways faculty can limit digital distraction, in part by redirecting students' use of their devices into active learning in support of course outcomes. In this workshop, we will examine digital distraction, concepts associated with digital health, and introduce you to a toolkit of strategies for increasing student engagement while…

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Sept. 6: Graduate Certificate in College Teaching (GCCT) Open House

September 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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3 p.m. ILC, room 315. Please join the Center for Teaching and Learning for an open house to learn more about Boise State's Graduate Certificate in College Teaching.  We will provide an overview of the program and explain the two tracks, then open it up for questions.  The Graduate Certificate in College Teaching is designed to enhance teaching effectiveness of graduate teaching assistants and provide marketable skills for graduate students wishing to seek employment in higher education as instructors. The certificate…

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Sept. 7: Anthony Gill – “Tipping Points: An Economic Defense of Gratuities”

September 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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3 p.m. Micron Business and Economics Building, Skaggs Hall (Room 1301). The Economics Association presents Anthony Gill, "Tipping Points: An Economic Defense of Gratuities." Anthony Gill is the author of “The Political Origins of Religious Liberty” and host of “Research on Religion.”

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Sept. 7 and 9: Faculty Artists Series Recital – Del Parkinson, Piano

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - September 9 @ 9:30 pm
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7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. 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. Convenient hourly public parking for non-Boise State parking permit holders attending Music Department events is available just south of the Morrison Center in the Brady Street Garage for $3 per hour.  Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted at…

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Sept. 8: Bronco Football vs. UConn

September 8 @ 8:15 pm - 11:00 pm
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8:15 p.m. Albertsons Stadium. For more information, please visit https://broncosports.com/.

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Sept. 9: Developing a Growth Mindset: Strategies to Help Students Learn how to Learn

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This is an online opportunity available Sept. 9 thru Sept. 30, 2018. The work of Carol Dweck and others has shown that the ability to learn is not “fixed”, but, rather, that we can develop and improve our knowledge by using a “growth mindset.” This workshop will define the two ways of thinking about mindset, demonstrate how a growth mindset can help students succeed in the classroom, and give you a variety of strategies to help students develop and use a…

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Sept. 10: Free Outdoor Jazz Concert

September 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

5 p.m. Centennial Amphitheater, 1711 Theatre Ln, Boise, ID 83725. Admission is free for everyone. Come out and enjoy! For more information, please visit https://music.boisestate.edu/calendar/.

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Sept. 12: ECE Seminar – Sumedha Gandharava

September 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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10:30 a.m. Charles P. Ruch Engineering Building (RUCH), room 103. Sumedha Gandharava, PhD student at Boise State, will be presenting the seminar "Memristive Neuromorphic Circuits' Behavior in Radiation Events." Gandharava (B. Tech Electronics Engineering 2009, MBA 2013) is working under guidance of Dr. Kurtis Cantley. Her area of interest is device physics focusing on memristive devices, their applications in neuromorphic circuits and simulation of radiation effects on these circuits. She focuses on fabrication, design, development, simulation and testing of memristive devices and…

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Sept. 12: Fellowship Funding Information Session

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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11 a.m. Bergquist Lounge, Student Union Building. Presented by Liljana Babinkostova. Refreshments will be provided. Graduate Students - Winning a nationally-competitive fellowship early in your graduate career can have a profound impact on your future success. This session will provide an overview of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), guidelines on the required essays and how to approach writing them, and discussion about GRFP selection criteria, particularly Broader Impacts and Intellectual Merit. Graduate Faculty are also…

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Sept. 12: Uniform Guidance Impacts and Processes Training for Sponsored Project Funded Purchases

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Noon. Hatch B Ballroom, Student Union Building. This training is applicable to anyone who is involved in sponsored project funded purchases of goods or services (PIs, Business Managers, Administrators, etc.). The training will detail Boise State's new processes related to the expenditure of federal funds (Uniform Guidance) and will also include new processes related to all sponsored project funded contracts for services. Uniform Guidance went into effect July 1, 2018. Uniform Guidance regulations are more restrictive than the State of…

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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. 13: Bronco Volleyball vs. University of Washington

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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7:30 p.m. Bronco Gym. For more information, please visit https://broncosports.com/.

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Sept. 14: Facilitating Difficult Conversations About Diversity: Responding to Student Resistance & Hot Moments in the Classroom

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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9 a.m. ILC, room 315. This session counts toward the BUILD Certificate Program. This interactive workshop focuses on strategies for facilitating dialogues about diversity when confronted with resistance and hot moments. Participants will learn the sources of student resistance and explore strategies for responding. In addition, participants will apply communication frameworks to respond to "hot" moments and learn what to do during and after difficult dialogues. This workshop builds upon Part 1 on laying the foundation to meaningful conversations about diversity. Participants…

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Sept. 14: Maker Competencies: 21st-Century Learning Outcomes

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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1 p.m. ILC, room 315. Making—an iterative process of creation that embraces both collaboration and individual expression—helps students build a twenty-first century skill set that transcends technology, developing their creativity, problem-solving savvy, and empathy alongside digital fluency. Workshop participants will learn about innovative teaching techniques in support of such maker competencies, designing assignments and evaluating student work, and helping students understand and articulate the skills and knowledge they have developed. Facilitated by Leslie Madsen and Amy Vecchione. For more information, please…

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Sept. 14: Bronco Volleyball vs. CSU Northridge

September 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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2:30 p.m. Bronco Gym. For more information, please visit https://broncosports.com/.

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Sept. 14: The Boise Chamber Music Series Presents The Gryphon Trio

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. For ticket information, go to www.boisechambermusicseries.org, or call Jeanne Belfy at (208) 426-1216. Convenient hourly public parking for non-Boise State parking permit holders attending Music Department events is available just south of the Morrison Center in the Brady Street Garage for $3 per hour. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted at the kiosk. For more information, please visit https://music.boisestate.edu/calendar/.

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Sept. 14: Bronco Volleyball vs. Portland

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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7:30 p.m. Bronco Gym. For more information, please visit https://broncosports.com/.

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Sept. 15: Bronco Volleyball vs. Sacramento State

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Noon. Bronco Gym. For more information, please visit https://broncosports.com/.

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Sept. 16: Women’s Soccer vs. Idaho State

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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1 p.m. Boas Soccer Complex, 1507 Oakland Ave., Boise. For more information, please visit https://broncosports.com/.

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Sept. 18: Mixing It Up: Finding a New Tool to Teach the Same Stuff

September 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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3 p.m. ILC, room 315. Do you want to find a new teaching tool to get students to learn and think about your content? This workshop will help you clarify what you want students to learn and help you identify, select, and start designing a new teaching tool to fit. Facilitated by Shawn Simonson. For more information, please visit https://ctl.boisestate.edu/workshop-and-event-calendar/.

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Sept. 19: ECE Seminar – Jeff Pack

September 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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10:30 a.m. Charles P. Ruch Engineering Building (RUCH), room 103. Join the Boise State Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for this week's seminar as Jeff Pack, from Power Engineers, discusses power delivery SCADA and NERC CIP compliance. For more information, please visit https://coen.boisestate.edu/ece/seminars/speaker-information/.

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Sept. 19: Reconstruction and the Constitution

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

7 p.m. Bishop Barnwell Room, Student Union Building. In honor of Constitution Day, Forrest Nabors, Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science Alaska-Anchorage will discuss "Reconstruction and the Constitution."

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Sept. 20: Information and Innovation Night – Presented by HP

September 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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4:30 p.m. Imagination Lab, MBEB 2302. Learn about business career opportunities at HP as well as discover their latest products and technologies. There will be pizza.

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Sept. 21: Efficient and Effective Program Assessment: Part I – Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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9 a.m. ILC, room 315. A well written set of program learning outcomes (PLOs) serve as a strategic compass for degree programs. During this session we will focus on crafting a strong set of PLOs. While teams of 2-4 from an academic program are encouraged to attend, any number of faculty are welcome. Facilitated by Teresa Focarile. For more information, please visit https://ctl.boisestate.edu/workshop-and-event-calendar/.

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