Category Archives: Events
Latin American Arts Festival
Urban West Revisited — Book Signing
Urban West Revisited: Governing Cities in Uncertain Times is a revision of an acclaimed 1990s study, updated and colorfully illustrated with more than 200 photos and graphics. The softbound volume sells for $29.95 at sspa.boisestate.edu/publications/.
The book also will be available for purchase at the Center on Main, 1020 W. Main St. in Boise, from 5:30-8 p.m. on First Thursday, April 5. The event, titled “A Celebration of Cities,” will feature a book signing by authors Stephanie Witt, professor of public policy and administration, and James Weatherby, emeritus associate professor of public policy, as well as free trolley tours of the Mercantile District led by historian Jacey Brain. Tours depart from the center at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Participants will receive a book, a tour and a colorful tour brochure in exchange for a $25 donation to the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs.
C-SPAN taping of Scott Farris’s presentation on How Losing Presidential Campaigns Have Shaped the 2012 Election
The Political Science Alumni Association of Boise State University invites you to a very special event!
Be a member of the live audience for the C-SPAN taping of author Scott Farris’s presentation on:
How Losing Presidential Campaigns have Shaped the 2012 Election –
How the 2012 Losing Campaign may Shape Politics in the Future.
When: Monday, March 19th, 6-8pm
What: An Evening with author Scott Farris, “Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation.”
Where: Rediscovered Books and the Grape Escape.
6pm – Rediscovered Books (180 N. 8th St., Boise) – join us for Mr. Farris’s formal presentation which will be taped for C-SPAN’s Book TV program.
7pm – The Grape Escape (800 W. Idaho St., Boise) – join with other Political Science Alumni Association members and Mr. Farris for some social time and book signing opportunities.
Please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan on attending by Thursday, March 15th.
Thesis Defense for Joseph Purcell, MA in Anthropology
Joseph Purcell will present his thesis “Investigation of Histomorphometric Values in an East Arctic Foraging Group, the Sadlermiut” on Tuesday, March 13, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in B312.
Using Q-Method to Identify Student Learning Styles: An Interdisciplinary Research Project
Wednesday, April 4
12:40 to 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Trevor Hall, Department of Communication, will discuss the following:
One of the challenges of traditional student learning from an instructor’s perspective, involves achieving a deep understanding of how students learn.
This project involved using Q-Method as a tool to identify learner styles.
The authors adapted an existing learning styles instrument to a Q Method analysis in courses across three different disciplines: Communication, Geography, and Recreation Management.
Students of the Great Recession: Learning from an Intensive Undergraduate Research Training Project
Wednesday, April 25
12:40 to 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Arthur Scarritt & Dr. Sergio Romero, Department of Sociology, will discuss the following:
This year marks the maiden voyage of the Inter-Mountain Social Research Lab (IMSRL) of the Department of Sociology.
In a yearlong intensive research training program, faculty guide a small group of undergraduate students through developing and executing all aspects of an original research project, from inception to dissemination.
This presentation discusses the general contours of this program, and the challenges we have encountered in attempting to integrate teaching into a rigorous research project.
Public Policy & Administration Brown Bag Colloquium
The next PPA brownbag colloquium will be at noon on Monday, April 2nd in the 1st floor conference room of the ERB (Room #1127).
Greg Hill, chair of the Department of Public Policy and Administration, will be presenting on his research on immigration.
Please bring your lunch and join us and learn about this timely topic.
Canada Week 2012
The Canadian Studies Program presents Canada Week 2012 from Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21.
Events range from a Canadian Trivia Contest to presentations by Canadian faculty and businessmen.
Taste of Boise
Looking to satisfy a sweet tooth? Then look no further. The bi-annual Taste of Boise will be featuring the sweetest treats in town. From cakes to cookies, this Sweet Taste of Boise lets you sample goodies from a variety of local restaurants.
The event will take place on First Thursday, March 1st, 2012, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Boise State University Center on Main, located at 1020 W. Main St. in the Alaska Building.
Taste of Boise is a fundraising event that supports student participation in national and regional PRSSA conferences. Local restaurants are providing a variety of Boise’s sweetest cuisines for the evening, which can be sampled for $1 each. Along with delicious treats, visitors can enjoy artwork created by Boise State University students as well as live music.
“We are really excited to add a new twist to Taste of Boise this spring. Taste of Boise is a great opportunity for students to reach out to the community. That is so important to us. It’s very rewarding to be able to help our local businesses gain exposure here in the Treasure Valley,” says Event Coordinator Max Forkner. “We are always so impressed by what the Boise restaurant community brings to the table. We couldn’t do this without their support and generosity.”
Satisfy your craving for confections at this spring’s “Sweet” Taste of Boise. For further information regarding Taste of Boise, contact Max Forkner at firstname.lastname@example.org or find PRSSA on Facebook at facebook.com/prssa.bsu.
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About PRSSA at Boise State University
PRSSA at Boise State University is a chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communication. PRSSA serves Idaho and the public relations profession by developing highly qualified, well‐prepared professionals through enhanced education, hands-on experience, and professional development opportunities.