In recent presentations before the State Board of Education (SBOE) and the Idaho Legislature, we have expressed our concern over funding equity for Boise State University students. An examination by the SBOE clearly demonstrates that a per-student funding inequity exists among its four institutions of higher education, especially for Boise State students, who receive the lowest amount of state funding per capita. (more…)
Here at Boise State, we have a theme that sums up the way we approach everything we do, from financing the prolific construction projects you see on our campus to blazing modern curricular paths for our students to conducting the leading-edge research being done in our laboratories. (more…)
Boise State Graduates Thanked For Contributions To Historic Time At Today’s 2010 Winter Commencement
Boise State University hosted its 87th commencement ceremony on Dec. 17, including the Silver Medallion presentation for Linda Yanke and an outstanding student speech from graduate Benjamin Davis. Here is an account of the proceedings. A webcast of the entire event also is available online. (more…)
Few things evoke a greater sense of pride and accomplishment than graduating with a university degree.
In the brief moments spent walking up to the stage during Commencement, the years of dedication, focus, late nights in the library and time away from family all are suddenly in the past. A milestone has been reached and after the celebration the mind’s eye turns toward new goals and aspirations. (more…)
There was a time, not all that long ago, that a university education reflected the wisdom of the ancients who saw mastery of the classics – languages, history, philosophy, music, art, law and religion – as the purest of pursuits. Today, such a “liberal arts” education often is seen as outdated in the 21st century’s technical economy, where tomorrow’s scientists, business executives and engineers seek out the very specific training of a degree focused on a very specific profession. (more…)