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President’s Letter to Friends of Boise State

January 18, 2007

Dear Friends:

Last week I delivered my Spring Update to Boise State’s faculty and staff, an annual event to kick off the semester. As you might imagine, the opening of the speech centered on the Bronco football team’s amazing 43-42 overtime victory over Oklahoma in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. As I said in my address, the impact of that game still reverberates, and Boise State football, as well as the entire university, will never be the same. Coach Chris Petersen and his coaching staff and players have given Boise State an unprecedented opportunity to highlight our many other areas of excellence — to shine the spotlight “Beyond the Blue.” (more…)

December 14, 2006

Dear Friends:

And then there were two — two unbeaten Division 1-A football teams in 2006 (Boise State and Ohio State) and two “mid-major” football teams to crash the BCS party (the ’06 Broncos and Utah in 2004). (more…)

November 16, 2006

Dear Friends:

It’s hard to believe that it’s already November, and that we’ll be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday next week. This is a great time of year to be at Boise State University, with campus activities in full swing, a host of athletic events on the calendar, and a chill in the air that makes just walking across campus invigorating. (more…)

October 11, 2006

Dear Friends:

From the largesse of local private donors to major grants from federal foundations and institutions, the funding for Boise State University’s widening research agenda and important services continues to grow. Four recent examples have bolstered our efforts in the areas of biology, gender studies, engineering and geosciences. (more…)

September 12, 2006

Dear Friends:

Once again, the Boise State football team is giving the university a wonderful opportunity to showcase other noteworthy achievements beyond the blue. To be sure, the Broncos’ impressive 42-14 victory over Oregon State in front of a capacity crowd on national television last Thursday evening wasn’t the only big news on our campus. Allow me to share some other noteworthy accomplishments at Boise State. (more…)