Boise State Honors College
Honors College Weekly Update
March 3-March 8
Introducing Emily Jones – Honors College National Scholarship Coordinator
We are excited and pleased to announce that Emily Jones, our new national scholarships coordinator, has joined the Honors College staff. In her role, Emily will advise students about the major national and international scholarships like Rhodes, Fulbright, Goldwater, and many others. She recruits students to apply for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships, works with applicants on their proposals, and coordinates a growing group of faculty, staff, alumni and community supporters to help candidates strengthen their applications and get the most out of the experience. You can visit: http://honors.boisestate.edu/staff/ to read more about Emily!
This Week’s Events!
Free Time With Finstuen-Weekly Event (Passport)
Tuesday, March 4
Students are invited to drop-in for informal conversations with Dr. Finstuen during Free Time with Finstuen. Come with questions or comments about Honors, about your education, about life, about the weather, about any topic, really, or about Reinhold Niebuhr. Dr. Finstuen will be available each Tuesday between 4:15-5:00 through spring semester with no appointment necessary (appointments, of course, can still be made on other days/times). He hopes at least one student comes to see him during the semester.
Family of Woman Film- Rafea: Solar Mama
Wednesday, March 5
Introduction and discussion led my Meagan Carnahan, the head of the Barefoot University, one of the the subjects of the film.
Rafea is a Bedouin woman who lives with her daughters in one of Jordan’s poorest desert villages on the Iraqi border. She is given a chance to travel to India to attend the Barefoot College, where illiterate grandmothers from around the world are trained in 6 months to be solar engineers. If Rafea succeeds, she will be able to electrify her village, train more engineers, and provide for her daughters. Even when she returns as the first female solar engineer in the country, her real challenge will have just begun. Will she find support for her new venture? Will she be able to inspire the other women in the village to join her and change their lives? And most importantly, will she be able to re-wire the traditional minds of the Bedouin community that stand in her way?
Social Media (Passport)
Thursday, March 6
So you have probably heard of Linked-In as a major social networking tool for internships and job searches. But how do you create a profile that employers want to see? What information is pertinent and what is frivolous. The Career Center will be here to help you build your profile and answer questions you have about entering the job market in the next few years.
Thursday, March 6
The Dream Share Project is a documentary film that explores how successful people have pursued their dreams and found careers they love. The film follows two recent college graduates on a road trip across the U.S. as they interview successful dream-chasers and learn about discovering one’s passion, committing to a dream, dealing with setbacks, and redefining success for the Millennial generation. In addition to the film, those in attendance will participate in an interactive workshop discussing topics like: finding your passion, choosing a major/career path, and turning your vision into a reality after the film that empowers students to discover and pursue their dreams.
Friday Forum (Passport)
Friday Feb 28
Service Saturday (Passport)
Saturday March 8
Brava Stage-First Floor Dining Area (SUB)
We are going to meet up for Service Saturday this month! Please register at http://getinvolved.boisestate.edu/volunteer/service-saturday/ We will be meeting in the SUB at 9:00 AM and then heading to a service project. Breakfast is provided so don’t be late!
NEW! Spring 2014 Course Showcase (Passport)
Monday, March 10
Simplot AB (SUB)
Learn more about Fall 2014 courses directly from the people who will be teaching them and engage with the classes even before you take them! Fall 2014 Honors College faculty will be introduced and will give an overall view of their course. You will have an opportunity to approach individual faculty members for a meet and greet and to ask questions.
NEW! Pi Day (Passport)
Friday, March 14. 1:59pm (3.141:59)
We are looking for people to volunteer to make pies for Pi Day! All home made pies will be considered for prizes. Top 3 pies can choose one of the HSA officers/advisor to pie in the face. Guest judges from across campus will be on hand to judge. We will also have a pi recital out to the farthest number so come try some pie and have some fun.
NEW! Distinguished Lecture Series – Dr. Richard Heinzl (Passport)
Wednesday, April 8
(SUB)Jordan Ballroom-No Cost
Richard Heinzl is the founder of the Nobel Prize winning organization Doctors Without Borders that has inspired a movement among medical professionals to help the world’s most vulnerable populations. Modest and deeply passionate, he shares stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in the midst of war and other challenges.
Race for the Cure (Passport)
Sat May 10
The Honors College will be raising money for the Susan G. Komen 5K Race for the Cure in May. The reason we are giving you information now is because the cost to sign up is only $15 now compared to $25 later. If you would like to sign up or donate visit the site below. http://idaho.info-komen.org/site/TR/RacefortheCure/BOI_IdahoAffiliate?team_id=286564&pg=team&fr_id=4166
Have a great week!
Honors Students in the News
On a recent service and study abroad trip to India, Honors students had the opportunity to meet the Dalai Lama. Read more here!