This is your weekly update for Feb. 12-20.
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Wednesday, Feb. 13
Study Abroad Fair. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Student Union Atrium. Chat with program representatives and students who have been abroad, meet with financial aid staff and academic advisers, and talk to International Learning Opportunity staff about how to make studying abroad a reality. Free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Feb. 14
The Idea of Nature, a lecture by John Elder. 6 p.m. Student Union Simplot Ballroom. John Elder, professor emeritus of Middlebury College, will present “Robert Frost and the Forests of Vermont.” In addition to being one of the most beloved and influential writers of the 20th century, also was an extremely perceptive observer of natural patterns. His ecological insights enrich the beauty and intricacy of his poems while also heightening his reader’s own understanding of northern New England’s densely forested landscape. Part of the second annual public lecture series titled “Interdisciplinary Explorations – The Idea of Nature.” Free. Visit scholarworks.boisestate.edu/ideaofnature/.
“Twilight Breaking Dawn, Part 2.” 7 p.m. Special Events Center. The Thursday Blockbuster Series presents “Twilight Breaking Dawn, Part 2.” Enjoy free popcorn and soda. Free for students, $1 for non-students. Visit involvement.boisestate.edu.
Friday, Feb. 15
“The Linguists.” 5:30 p.m. Student Union Simplot Ballroom. This documentary follows linguistic scientists David Harrison and Gregory Anderson as they race to document languages on the verge of extinction. Presented by the Boise State Linguistics Association and the English Majors Association and sponsored by ASBSU. Free.
Faculty Chamber Music Recital. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Admission is $5 general, $3 seniors. Students and Boise State faculty and staff are free. Call 426-1596.
Saturday, Feb. 16
Women’s Basketball vs. New Mexico. 2 p.m. Taco Bell Arena. Call 426-4737.
Trey McIntyre Project, Spring Show. 2 and 8 p.m. Morrison Center. The show features the return of “Arrantza,” along with a world premiere and the Boise premiere of “Queen of the Goths.” Tickets are $20-$63 at idahotickets.com. Discounts for Boise State staff and faculty are available at the Morrison Center box office.
Sunday, Feb. 17
“The Secret Garden.” 2 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. The Family Reading Series presents classic stories, read by five professional actors, with bits of costumes, sound effects and music. $7 at idahotickets.com. Enter on the academic side of the building.
Frank and Bethine Church Award for Public Service. 6-9 p.m. Stueckle Sky Center. This year’s awards honor Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Boise Mayor David Bieter. Contact Garry Wenske at 426-2941.
Carrie Underwood. 7:30 p.m. Taco Bell Arena. Superstar Carrie Underwood presents her “Blown Away Tour” while supporting Red Cross disaster relief by donating $1 for each ticket sold. Hunter Hayes is the special guest. $43.50-$63.50 at idahotickets.com.
Monday, Feb. 18
Presidents Day. University offices closed.
Wednesday, Feb. 20
Men’s Basketball vs. Air Force. 6 p.m. Taco Bell Arena. Call 426-4737.
“The Buried Life.” 7 p.m. Morrison Center. The inspirational reality show about four friends who traveled the country helping strangers accomplish their dreams and achieving their goals while crossing off items on their own collective bucket list comes to Boise to ask, “What do you want to do before you die?” Tickets are $20 general and $5 for Boise State students at idahotickets.com. Visit theburiedlife.com.