This is your weekly update for March 5-12. For more information visit news.boisestate.edu/update.
Tuesday, March 5
Bruce Barcott: Campus Read author. 7 p.m. Student Union Simplot Ballroom. Barcott is the author of this year’s Campus Read selection, ““The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman’s Fight to Save the World’s Most Beautiful Bird.” Part nature writing, part travelogue, part biography, it is a true story that chronicles one woman’s crusade to stop a multinational corporation from exterminating the last scarlet macaws of Belize. Free. Visit academics.boisestate.edu/undergraduate/about-campus-read.
Wednesday, March 6
McNair Scholars Program Open House. Noon. Student Union Alexander Room. The McNair Scholars Program is recruiting eligible students for fall 2013. Any student considering going to graduate school should attend the open house to learn more. Visit education.boisestate.edu/mcnair.
Women’s Basketball vs. UNLV. 7 p.m. Taco Bell Arena. Call 426-4737.
Treasure Valley Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Meridian Middle School, 1507 W. 8th St, Meridian. The Treasure Valley Concert Band will be performing with Meridian Middle School bands. Free. Call 426-1596.
Thursday, March 7
Treefort Music Fest Teaser featuring Grandma Kelsey and Sun Blood Stories. 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Grandma Kelsey; 12:30- 1:30 p.m. Sun Blood Stories. Student Union Building. Join Student Union Fine Arts and the Treefort Music Fest team for a festival teaser concert. Treefort Music Fest is March 21-24. Part of the Student Union Performance Series. Free. Visit finearts.boisestate.edu.
Junior Recital, Eric Downs, percussion. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.
Friday-Sunday, March 8-10
Bronco Appathon. 4:30 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Sunday. Interactive Learning Center. College student programmers, designers, developers and entrepreneurs are invited to participate in the second annual Boise State Bronco Appathon. During the weekend appathon, students will work in teams to create mobile or web software applications. The apps will be judged and winners will be awarded prizes of $500, $300 and $100 to each member of the first-, second- and third-place teams. All full- or part-time college students are eligible. Registration deadline is March 6 and participation is limited to the first 16 teams. Register at oit.boisestate.edu/appathon or email email@example.com.
Friday, March 8
“Idaho’s Forgotten War” film and lecture. 5-7 p.m. Yanke Family Research Park. This documentary profiles the courage and faith of 67 Idaho Kootenai people and Amy Trice, the extraordinary Kootenai woman who led them in a fight for survival. A question-and-answer session follows with Sonya Rosario, Nancy Egan, Cheri Buckner-Webb and Amethyst Aitken. Free. Presented by the Department of Bilingual Education. For more information, call 426-4438 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 9
Service Saturday. 9 a.m-2 p.m. Student Union Building. Take your pick from four to five service projects at local charitable or nonprofit agencies and learn about new and exciting ways to get involved. Breakfast provided. Participants should wear comfortable, appropriate clothing and closed-toed shoes. Reserve your spot at orgsync.com23254/forms/54971.
Speed to Feed Idaho. 10 a.m. Student Union Building. The Boise State Health and Human Performance club invites the community to help feed the hungry by participating in the second annual “Speed to Feed Idaho,” a 5K and 10K fun run/walk benefiting the Idaho Foodbank. $25 for the 10K course and $20 for the 5K option. Participants also must bring non-perishable food items and/or a monetary donation for the Idaho Foodbank. Register at bluecirclesports.com/EventDetail_Master.aspx?meid=747.
Men’s Basketball vs. San Diego State. 1:30 p.m. Taco Bell Arena. Call 426-4737.
Junior Recital, Samaquias Lorta, cello. 5:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.
Sarah Colonna. 7 p.m. Special Events Center. The Student Involvement and Leadership Center presents comedian Sarah Colonna. She writes for and regularly appears on Chelsea Handler’s hit late-night talk show “Chelsea Lately” on the E! Network. $5 general at the door. Free for students, faculty and staff. Visit getinvolved.boisestate.edu.
Senior Recital, Stacia Cutler, oboe. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.
Sunday, March 10
Piano Studio Recital, Students of Del Parkinson. 4 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Call 426-1596.
Tuesday, March 12
The Idea of Nature, a lecture by Dan Philippon. 6 p.m. Student Union Simplot Building. Dan Philippon, associate professor of English at University of Minnesota, will present “The Nature of Slow Food,” a lecture on the “Slow Food” movement in Europe. Part of the second annual public lecture series titled “Interdisciplinary Explorations – The Idea of Nature.” Free. Visit scholarworks.boisestate.edu/ideaofnature.