Boise State University http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Boise State Rescinds Fines For Gun Rights Events http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-rescinds-fines-gun-rights-events <p></p><p>Boise State University officials say they will rescind the security fines they placed on a student group for bringing a guns right advocate earlier this year to speak at the campus.</p><p>However, university attorney Kevin Satterlee says BSU will not change its event policies as requested by the Idaho Freedom Foundation and American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:05:56 +0000 Associated Press 49077 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State Rescinds Fines For Gun Rights Events ACLU Calls On Boise State To Change Event Policies http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/aclu-calls-boise-state-change-event-policies <p>The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho has joined the Idaho Freedom Foundation urging Boise State University to reconsider its on-campus event policies.</p><p>Earlier this month, IFF officials said they were willing to pursue all options, including a lawsuit, against BSU unless the school revises its event polices. The IFF objects to the way school officials handled a Second Amendment rights event in May.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:25:48 +0000 Associated Press 48955 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State Ends Lawsuit With The American Athletic Conference For $2.3 M http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-ends-lawsuit-american-athletic-conference-23-m <div><p>Boise State University says it has agreed to pay $2.3 million to the American Athletic Conference as a negotiated exit fee, ending long-running litigation.</p><p></p></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2011, Boise State had planned to become a football-only member of the Big East conference, as it was called then. But after the conference broke apart Boise State chose to keep most of its sports teams in the Mountain West Conference.</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:01:26 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 48223 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State Ends Lawsuit With The American Athletic Conference For $2.3 M Boise State University Faces Lawsuit Over Limits On Campus Protests http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-university-faces-lawsuit-over-limits-campus-protests <p></p><p>An anti-abortion organization says Boise State University is violating free speech laws by limiting students' protest to just a handful of areas on campus.</p><p>Abolitionists4Life filed the lawsuit against the university Friday. They argue that BSU is violating their First Amendment rights.</p><p>The group says the university required them to put up warning signs during a May protest because officials considered their material controversial.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:55:44 +0000 Associated Press 47980 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State University Faces Lawsuit Over Limits On Campus Protests As Idaho Colleges Brace For Guns, Here's How Utah Schools Manage It http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-colleges-brace-guns-heres-how-utah-schools-manage-it <p>On July 1, people with concealed weapons permits can carry their firearms right onto the campus of Boise State, and any other state-run college or university in Idaho. This state is the <a href="http://www.ncsl.org/research/education/guns-on-campus-overview.aspx" target="_blank">seventh to allow “campus carry.”</a><br /> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:05:36 +0000 Julie Rose 46566 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org As Idaho Colleges Brace For Guns, Here's How Utah Schools Manage It 3 Idaho University Presidents Receive Pay Raises http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/3-idaho-university-presidents-receive-pay-raises <p></p><p>The State Board of Education unanimously approved Monday pay increases for three Idaho university presidents.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/U9tBZx">The Lewiston Tribune reports</a> that presidents of Boise State University and Idaho State University will receive 5 percent raises starting Sunday. The Lewis-Clark State College president will receive a 3 percent pay increase.</p><p>The raises follow performance evaluations conducted in May.</p><p>BSU President Bob Kustra's salary will become $371,000, up from his current annual salary of about $353,000.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:13:59 +0000 Associated Press 46443 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org 3 Idaho University Presidents Receive Pay Raises How A Boise State Class Is Using Yoga To Help Sexual Assault Victims http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/how-boise-state-class-using-yoga-help-sexual-assault-victims <p><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/sv-datasheet-a.pdf" target="_blank">The Centers for Disease Control</a> <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/sv-datasheet-a.pdf" target="_blank">says</a> one in five women is sexually assaulted in college, a statistic that prompted the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/report_0.pdf" target="_blank">White House to release guidelines</a> to help those victims. Thu, 29 May 2014 17:10:31 +0000 Jessica Murri 46158 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org How A Boise State Class Is Using Yoga To Help Sexual Assault Victims Boise State's Football Field To Be Renamed 'Albertsons Stadium' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-states-football-field-be-renamed-albertsons-stadium <p></p><p>Boise State University has announced a $12.5 million, 15-year deal to change the name of the school's blue-turf football stadium from Bronco Stadium to Albertsons Stadium.</p><p>School President Bob Kustra made the announcement Wednesday morning at the stadium along with Albertsons CEO Bob Miller.</p><p>Miller says he can't wait for the first football game of the season when the stadium will be adorned with the new name.</p><p>The stadium is notable for its blue turf where the Boise State Broncos play.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 18:25:49 +0000 Associated Press 45704 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State's Football Field To Be Renamed 'Albertsons Stadium' Boise State Students To Chat With Astronauts Aboard The International Space Station http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-students-chat-astronauts-aboard-international-space-station <p>Tuesday morning, Boise State University students will speak with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. They’ll get to ask the crew 20 questions. It’s all part of <a href="http://go.boisestate.edu/spacebroncos-teamswanson/space-symposium/" target="_blank">BSU’s Space Symposium</a>.</p><p>All semester, BSU Space Broncos have been engaging with NASA, chatting online and taking part in the space agency’s research and programs. That work is culminating with a live chat with NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio.</p><p></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 20:33:07 +0000 Samantha Wright 44722 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State Students To Chat With Astronauts Aboard The International Space Station Boise State Professor's Cambodian Documentary Heads To Cannes Film Festival http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-professors-cambodian-documentary-heads-cannes-film-festival <p>In Cambodia, a group of women have started a movement to save their homes from destruction. For the past two years, Boise State University Theater Arts Professor Phil Atlakson and his son Garret have been filming their story.</p><p>Atlakson is the producer of the short film “Eviction.” His son is the director. It features the ongoing fight in Cambodia between homeowners and government-backed corporations who are demolishing villager’s homes to create new developments.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:37:15 +0000 Samantha Wright 43997 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State Professor's Cambodian Documentary Heads To Cannes Film Festival Updated: Idaho Film Pioneer Returns To The Screen In Documentary About Her Life http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/updated-idaho-film-pioneer-returns-screen-documentary-about-her-life <p><em>This post was updated on April 21.</em>&nbsp;<strong> </strong></p><p>Filmmaker Karen Day says she made her Kickstarter goal, with 12 hours to spare. Day needed $26,000 to wrap up editing and finish up the documentary,<strong> “</strong>Nell Shipman: The Girl From God's Country.” She beat that goal, by $360.&nbsp;</p><p>Day says, “We made it! Now, onward to post production!”</p><p><em>Original story was posted April 18.</em></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Samantha Wright 43653 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Updated: Idaho Film Pioneer Returns To The Screen In Documentary About Her Life 2 Women Sue Boise State University Over Sex Assault Response http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/2-women-sue-boise-state-university-over-sex-assault-response <p></p><p>Two former Boise State University students are suing the school because they say athletic officials ignored their reports of sexual assault and harassment by a star athlete.</p><p>The women are represented by nationally known attorney Gloria Allred, who has handled similar lawsuits in several other states. They contend Boise State University athletic officials knew the athlete who abused them had a record of serially harassing and assaulting fellow students, and that the school's failure to take action spurred the athlete to continue the behavior.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:33:54 +0000 Associated Press & Emilie Ritter Saunders 43480 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org 2 Women Sue Boise State University Over Sex Assault Response Boise State Sets Policy As It Prepares For Guns On Campus http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-sets-policy-it-prepares-guns-campus <p>Boise State University has released its preliminary plans for implementing the state’s new guns-on-campus law. It and other state colleges and universities have until July 1 before the law goes into effect.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The update from the university came in the form of an email Thursday from university president Bob </span>Kustra<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He says the school is in the process of revising policies and procedures and that administrators have already made several decisions.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:02:41 +0000 Scott Graf 42062 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State Sets Policy As It Prepares For Guns On Campus More Than 200 Idaho Students, Faculty Rally Against Guns On Campus http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/more-200-idaho-students-faculty-rally-against-guns-campus <p>More than 200 people against a bill that would allow permit holders to carry concealed weapons on Idaho's university campuses protested Thursday in the rain outside the Statehouse. <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-college-students-faculty-plan-walkout-against-guns-campus-bill">The group</a> was made up primarily of students and faculty of Boise State University and the College of Western Idaho.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:10:48 +0000 Adam Cotterell 40919 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org More Than 200 Idaho Students, Faculty Rally Against Guns On Campus Boise State President Says Guns On Campus Bill Solves A Problem That Doesn't Exist http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-president-says-guns-campus-bill-solves-problem-doesnt-exist <p>Boise State University President Bob Kustra says he’s against proposed legislation that would allow guns on Idaho college and university campuses, because it addresses a problem that doesn’t exist.</p><p>Kustra is one of the eight Idaho academic presidents who came out this month in opposition to a proposal that would allow guns to be legally carried on campuses. The <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-education-board-votes-fight-guns-campus-bill">State Board of Education</a> also opposes the legislation.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:22:52 +0000 Scott Graf 40737 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State President Says Guns On Campus Bill Solves A Problem That Doesn't Exist Boise State: Allowing Guns On Campus Will Cost University About $2 Million Each Year http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-allowing-guns-campus-will-cost-university-about-2-million-each-year <p>Boise State University says <a href="http://legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2014/S1254.pdf">proposed legislation</a> that would allow guns to be legally carried on its campus would cost the school about $2 million each year.</p><p>BSU’s head of security and police services, Jon Uda, <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/idaho/files/201402/SB_1254_Needs_Assessment_Memo_021914.CR_Edits.pdf">detailed the costs in a university memo</a>. In it, he says having guns on campus would present “myriad” of new threats for campus security.</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:28:58 +0000 Scott Graf 40607 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State: Allowing Guns On Campus Will Cost University About $2 Million Each Year Study: Climate Change Means More Raptors Are Wintering In Idaho http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/study-climate-change-means-more-raptors-are-wintering-idaho <p>People in Idaho are seeing more raptors because golden eagles and red-tailed hawks aren't flying as far south for winter. That's according to a new study from Boise State University. The study authors say the change in migration habits means fewer of the birds of prey are being spotted in southern states.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Samantha Wright 39422 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Study: Climate Change Means More Raptors Are Wintering In Idaho Boise State's New Head Football Coach Says "It's Great To Be Home" http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-states-new-head-football-coach-says-its-great-be-home <p>Bryan Harsin was formally introduced as the new head football coach of Boise State’s Broncos Friday. The 37-year-old has a long history with the Broncos. He was a quarterback for the team in the late 1990s and was then an assistant coach from 2001 to 2010. Harsin was also an offensive coordinator under former head coach Chris Peterson from 2006 to 2010.</p><p></p><p>“It feels great to be home,” Harsin told the crowd at a press conference Friday. “It’s truly a privilege and an honor to stand here before you today as the next head coach of Boise State.”</p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 01:32:29 +0000 Sadie Babits 36934 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State's New Head Football Coach Says "It's Great To Be Home" Former Bronco Bryan Harsin Is Boise State's New Football Coach http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/former-bronco-bryan-harsin-boise-states-new-football-coach <p><strong>Update 9:55 a.m.: </strong>Boise State has hired a 37-year-old former assistant to be its next head coach.&nbsp; Bryan Harsin will leave Arkansas State to be the next Bronco head coach.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:04:51 +0000 Scott Graf 36786 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Former Bronco Bryan Harsin Is Boise State's New Football Coach Chris Petersen Says Decision To Leave Boise State For Washington Was About 'Timing And Fit' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/chris-petersen-says-decision-leave-boise-state-washington-was-about-timing-and-fit <p></p><p>Former Boise State football coach Chris Petersen spoke for the first time Monday about his decision to leave Boise for the University of Washington.</p><p>The crowd chanted Petersen’s name as a press conference got underway in Seattle. Petersen began by thanking Boise State, the Broncos, fans and everyone who’s helped him reach this point.</p><p>“People keep asking me ‘Why now? You’ve been in Boise for so long.’ Two things keep coming to mind: timing and fit,” Petersen explained. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 02:08:19 +0000 Sadie Babits 36698 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Chris Petersen Says Decision To Leave Boise State For Washington Was About 'Timing And Fit'