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2017 Campus Awards Winners Announced

Photo of 2017 Campus Award WinnersThe Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management hosted Boise State’s annual Campus Awards Ceremony on Tuesday evening, April 18. This blue carpet event recognized students, faculty, staff, and student organizations for outstanding achievement, service, and campus engagement. The following people and organizations were recognized:

Commitment to Community
Award winner: 
Boise Association for the Advancement of Herders
This award is for Broncos who have inspired action in one another to serve and bring about positive change together.

David S. Taylor Service to Students
Award winner:
Dr. Krishna Pakala, Clinical Professor for the College of Engineering
This award recognizes an outstanding faculty or staff member who is committed to impacting the lives of students; extending student learning beyond the classroom; inspiring students to see what is possible; and seeking innovative ways to serve students in the 21st century, a whole new chapter of accelerated change.

Outstanding Student Employee of the Year
Award winner:
Ahmad Rezaii, Outdoor Programs, Campus Recreation
This award is for Broncos who approach their employment as paths to make themselves and our institution better.  Student nominees exemplify strong leadership skills, professionalism and a willingness to grow and learn

Emerging Leader
Award winner: 
Archie Keeton III
This award is for students who are charting intentional paths where they learn what it means to lead. They show a commitment to personal leadership development and are dedicated to student involvement and learning outside the classroom.

Inclusive Excellence Awards
Award winners: 
Chandra Reyna, Amy Vecchione, and the Housing and Residence Life Inclusive Excellence Task Force
This award is for a student and a staff or faculty member who are action-oriented, equity-minded, and committed to creating a campus environment that reflects inclusive excellence at Boise State

Student Organization Advisor of the Year
Award winner: Melinda Jean Stafford, advisor for the Boise State Bee Team
This award is for an advisor dedicated to changing the lives of students involved in student organizations. Outstanding advisors serve as mentors, resources, teachers and advocates on behalf of their students.

Program of the Year
Award winner: Innovation Day at JUMP, Creative Technologies Association
This award is for students who have created an activity, event, or program that made a significant impact on the campus community.

Spirit of Boise State Awards
Award winners: 
Andrew Stone, Busayo Apampa, Lauren Hosek, Milaun Danclar, Riley Hunt, Sienna George, Travis K. Smith
This award is presented to outstanding students who exemplify the Boise State University Shared Values of academic excellence, caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness.

A Facebook photo album with all the event winners can be found online via this link

Explore Wellness in a New Way April 24-29

Join Health Services for the second annual BroncoFit week April 24-29 – a week designed to help students, faculty and staff be more aware of all aspects of their health and take advantage of the wide variety of health-related programs and services Boise State has to offer. The events are all free unless otherwise noted.

All week long the Cycle Learning Center will be offering free daily bike rentals for everyone; students are encouraged to head to the Career Center from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for some free career advice; and everyone is encouraged to sign up for an annual preventative health screening, which will be held at different campus locations throughout the week (and are completely covered by most insurance plans).

Below are a few other highlights. You also can check out the full list of BroncoFit events here.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Food Symposium. Join in this discussion of what Boise State’s Food Culture should look like, with input from students, faculty and staff. Catered lunch provided. Meets at Imagination Lab in Skaggs Hall. Register here.

5:30-7:30 p.m. Beginner Mountain Ride. In addition to the Cycle Learning Center’s (CLC) regularly scheduled Mountain Bike Monday trail ride, new riders are encouraged to join this easy ride and get oriented to the Boise front trail system. Bonus: Bike rentals are free this week through the CLC. Meets at the Cycle Learning Center.

10:30-11:30 a.m. Test anxiety. Students are encouraged to join this free skill-building workshop to tackle their test anxiety fears and frustrations. Meets at Simplot/Micron Academic Success Hub (SMASH), Room 101A.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. BroncoFit Social. Stop by and sample free, healthy foods cooked up by a local chef, as well as games, activities and a chance to socialize between classes. Happening on the Student Union Building patio.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Million Step Marathon. Many people try to take between 10,000-15,000 steps a day, as this has become one metric of “health.” But what would it be like to take one million steps as a community? Stop by the Quad, log your steps and help the campus meet this ambitious goal by walking as little or as much as you like. More million-step marathon details here. Happening on the Quad.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fitness Testing. Kinesiology students in a 436 Exercise Testing and Prescription Class will be offering free health and fitness assessments for anyone who wants to participate. More details on the fitness testing here. Happening on the Quad.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Inflatable Colon. You have definitely always wanted to amble through a giant inflatable colon. Seize this moment. Happening in the lobby of the Simplot Ballroom, second floor of the SUB.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Employee Benefits Fair. A great opportunity for employees to brush up on all the great benefits offered by the university. Happening in the Jordan Ballroom of the SUB.

10 a.m. Yoga on the Blue. Grab your yoga mat and head to the Blue Turf for this once-a-year opportunity to practice your downward dog on the 15-yard line. A limited number of mats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. This event is free for individuals with a Boise State ID, $10 for everyone else (cash). Happening at Albertsons Stadium, please enter through Entrance A on the south side of the stadium. Gates will open at 9:30 a.m.

Yoga On The Blue April 29

Participants doing yoga on The Blue.

This time of the year, it’s important to find balance. Boise State Recreation Services is hosting the fifth annual Yoga On The Blue, a one hour yoga class on the blue turf where you can get some physical and mental exercise. This class is free for those with a Boise State ID, $10 for all others. Cash only, please. Kids are welcome and free.

A limited amount of yoga mats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring your own if you have a mat. All levels of fitness are welcome. We suggest wearing clothing that gives you a wide range of motion. You’ll have the opportunity for photos on The Blue after the event. Please enter through Entrance A on the south side of the stadium.

Saturday, April 29
10 – 11 a.m.
Gates open at 9:30 a.m.

Visit Boise State Recreation Services here.

BroncoFit Week: Food Symposium April 24

Broncofit promo with students at buffet

It’s the little things, like what you eat. that can make a big difference in your health and wellness.  BroncoFit Week kicks off on Monday, April 24 with the Food Symposium, a discussion hosted by Campus Dietitian MarLee Harris about what Boise State’s food culture should look like. 

As a member of the Boise State community, your input is an important part of making our university better. We want to hear your ideas about how to make Boise State the healthiest campus in the country. This event is structured to last the full four hours and includes a catered lunch, but please join us for as much or little as you can.  To view the full agenda and register for this event, check here. 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Imagination Lab In Skaggs Hall

This event is part of BroncoFit Week, a campus-wide event to encourage Boise State students, faculty and staff to engage in all aspects of health and well-being taking place April 24 to 29. Other events for the week include a prescription drug disposal event, free bike rentals, Yoga on the Blue, and the Million Step Marathon. 

To learn more about what’s coming up during BroncoFit Week, check it out here. 

Celebrate Pride at the Rainbow Graduation Ceremony

Picture of rainbow design.Are you graduating this May? Your hard work deserves to be celebrated. Come show your pride at the Rainbow Graduation Ceremony, a celebration of the achievements of Boise State LGBTQIA+ graduates. The festive, intimate reception will recognize the accomplishments of graduating seniors, graduate school students, and professional school students at Boise State with a cording ceremony and a delicious dinner.

Students who participate receive a rainbow cord and certificate of honor, as well as having the opportunity to honor a mentor or personal advocate. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, including guests of registered graduates, allies, faculty, and staff.

Graduates, please RSVP at by April 21.

Thursday, April 27
6 – 8 p.m.
Lookout Room, Student Union Building
All are welcome.

Sponsored by the Gender Equity Center. For accommodations, contact:
(208) 426-4259

Experience the 24th Annual Seven Arrows Powwow

24th Annual Seven Arrows Powwow

Boise State University is proud to host the 24th Annual Seven Arrows Powwow April 22 and 23. This high-energy competition celebrates the heritage and traditions of Native Americans, and draws dancers and drummers from across the continent. Don’t miss this opportunity to join thousands of other spectators in the celebration of Native American customs.

The Seven Arrows Powwow 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. Dancers of all ages will compete for thousands of dollars in prizes.

Admission is 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 American Council of Boise (NACOB) will be accepted at the door.

MC – Tyson Shay
AD – J. Dallas Gudgell
Host Drum – Medicine Thunder from Fort Hall

April 22 and April 23
Student Union, Jordan Ballroom
Saturday at noon and 7 p.m.
Sunday at noon

For locations and schedules, visit here.
For more information, call Multicultural Student Services at (208) 426-5950.

Make an Impact with the Peace Corps

Want to be a part of something bigger? The Peace Corps is currently seeking interested Boise State students to serve as campus ambassadors for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year. Open the door to opportunities to make big changes in your community and in the world.

Peace Corps campus ambassadors will work closely with the Peace Corps regional recruiter to raise Peace Corps’ profile on campus and introduce Peace Corps to new and diverse student groups. Ambassadors use their campus connections and social media to share about the life-changing opportunity that Peace Corps offers.

The Peace Corps is a government-run volunteer program that works to provide technical assistance to people in need, help people outside the United States understand American culture, and help Americans understand the cultures of other countries. Since the program was established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, nearly 220,000 Americans have joined the Peace Corps and served in 141 countries.

To learn more go to
Application deadline is April 15, 2017.

Diversity & Inclusion Survey

Don’t forget to respond to the Diversity and Inclusion campus survey by Sunday, April 9.  Log in to your then click on this link to take the student survey.  After you take the survey, you’ll have an opportunity to enter your name for gift card drawings.

The 40th Annual Spring Fling: Bigger Than Ever

40th Annual Spring Fling

If you loved last year’s Spring Fling, you’re in for a treat. This year’s 40th annual Spring Fling is bringing back the same heart-pounding excitement for an encore experience.

Kalliope, Walter the Bus, and Medusa are all returning to campus to make this event the coolest thing you do all year. In case you don’t already know, Kalliope is a larger-than-life boom box bass with 70,000 watts of power pumping out music ignited by neon strobes and laser light beams. And because it’s your party you get to pick the music. Thanks to Kalliope, you’ll experience music in a whole new way.

Walter the Bus, a two-to-one scale replica of a classic VW bus, and Medusa, a flame cannon spitting machine will take your Spring Fling experience to a whole new level of energy. Mix in some up-in-the-air thrill rides and it’ll be revolutionary.

Tickets are not required, but take your campus ID to get a wristband for the rides. Spring Fling is open to the public, however in order to participate in certain attractions you must be accompanied by a Boise State student with a valid ID. Any non-Boise State student under 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  This event is free for Boise State students with ID, $5 for non-Boise State students, and free for kids 12 and younger.

Saturday, April 22
East Stadium Parking Lot
7 p.m. – midnight

Visit the event page here.  

Submit music requests here.

Housing and Residence Life, Residential Housing Association, and the Student Union are cosponsors of Spring Fling. For more information contact the Student Involvement and Leadership Center at (208) 426-1223.

First Forward Graduation Ceremony April 19

First Forward Graduation CeremonyGraduating from college is a tremendous achievement. If you’re the first in your family to graduate, sign up now to celebrate your success at the First Forward Graduation Ceremony. It’s a Boise State tradition and an honor to recognize you for your extraordinary accomplishments.

You’ll have the opportunity to elect a special mentor to cord you – someone who has helped you along your way. You can also choose to be corded by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Then you’ll proudly wear your cord at the 100th Commencement ceremony May 6.

Participants will receive a unique teal cord, which represents new beginnings and bright futures. Light refreshments will be provided.

The First Forward Graduation Ceremony was introduced by Multicultural Student Services and the Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy Committee in 2013 to provide an opportunity to show appreciation for the efforts and success of first-generation students. Past attendance has been in the hundreds and continues to grow.

Register here by April 12 to participate in the cording ceremony.

Wednesday, April 19
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Program begins at 6 p.m.
Simplot Ballroom, Student Union Building