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Honors Weekly Update

Honors College News 2/13/17 – 2/20/17


New! Submit to the 2017 President’s Writing Awards!

Win substantial prizes and have your written work featured on our newly expanded President’s Writing Awards website. All contest categories are open to writing produced for undergraduate coursework at Boise State from Spring 2016 through Spring 2017.
Two prizes will be awarded in each category: first prize, $200; second prize, $100.

Visit  to complete the submission form and upload the file with your submission. Deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017. Direct all inquiries to

Honors College Scholarship Applications are now open!

There will be resume building workshops offered in February to help you create, format, and update your resume to apply for these scholarships. In your resume you will want to include the following information:
  Name
  ID number
  Major
  GPA
  Total credits earned
  Total Honors College Credits earned
  State/country of Residency
  Studying abroad? Let us know the semester (open summer 2017-Spring 2018)
  Extra-Curricular activities and Leadership Position (e.g. Debate Club, Student Council Officer, Athletics, etc.)
  Community or Volunteer Service (e.g., Special Olympics volunteer, Candy Striper, Habitat for Humanity, etc.)
  Awards and Special Honors (e.g., National Honor Society, Boy’s or Girl’s State Representatives, etc.)
  Employment or Internships (e.g., store clerk, summer camp counselor, daycare assistant, etc.)
  Involvement in Honors (per semester events, volunteerism, committees, leadership positions, etc. but please do not list your Honors courses here.)
Hard copy of scholarship resumes are due March 1st to the Honors College. Please limit your resume to the past 5 years.

Want to live in the new building next year?

The application remains open until Feb 24th, check out to apply.

Passport Events

Honors Resume Building Workshops (Passport, Signature)

Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 3 – 4 p.m.   OR
Wednesday, Feb. 15th12 – 1 p.m.
Driscoll Lobby
Do you need help with your resume? Join us at either of these Honors exclusive workshops to learn how to build a professional and or scholarship resume.

This week! Nerds at Night (Passport, Social)

Wednesday, Feb. 15th9 – 11:30 p.m.
Keiser Classrooms (Across from Driscoll)
Come out for a late night study session in the Keiser Classrooms. There will be one room dedicated to group study and another for quiet study. There will also be candy so stop by!

Honors Professional Development Night – Job and Internship Fair (Passport, Social)

Tuesday, Feb. 21st, Time: TBA (evening)
Lookout Room
If you are looking for a job, career, or internship, we will be hosting an Honors College only professional development with access to employers the night before the college fair. Get exclusive access to the employers before the rest of campus. This is a great opportunity to showcase yourself in a more intimate setting. Be sure to come to the resume workshop the week before to polish up your materials before you hand them out. More information coming soon.

MFA Graduate Thesis Visual Art Exhibition (Passport, Social)

Friday, Feb. 24th6 – 8 p.m.
Hemingway Building, Visual Arts Center Gallery
Anna Matejcek, visual artist and the Honors College’s Graduate Service Assistant, would like to invite you to the opening reception of her MFA thesis art exhibition, INFLUENCE where she will be showing her large scale sculptural installation artwork by the same name. Two of Anna’s fellow MFA graduate students will be exhibiting their thesis artworks as well – The World According to DON SANTO, a sculptural installation by Veiko Valencia; and Bad Girl, an installation of works on paper by Laura Goodwin. Come view the exciting new artwork, enjoy some free snacks, and help us celebrate!

Ridge to Rivers Trail Maintenance Project (Passport, Social)

Sunday, March 5, 9am-1pm
Harrison Hallow Trailhead
Come out and help maintain your local trail system with your fellow Honors Students! The project will consist of tread/drainage and closure/rehab work in the H2H Reserve. We will be meeting at the Harrison Hallow Trailhead at 9am, then will be hiking in for 1-2miles with tools. Bring comfortable closed-toed hiking shoes, work gloves, snacks, plenty of WATER, and a backpack to carry it all in. Tools for the project will be provided by Ridge to Rivers. The event will only happen if the weather is clear, so be aware that we may reschedule as it gets closer. The map to the trailhead is attached below. Try to carpool since parking is limited at the trailhead. Please contact Andrew Kinsey to RSVP for the event.

Dr. Finstuen’s Documentary Screening (Passport, Signature)

Wednesday, Mar. 8th, 6 p.m.
Location:  Skaggs Hall, Micron Business and Economics Building
Please join award-winning filmmaker Martin Doblmeier and producer Andrew Finstuen, Dean of Boise State’s Honors College for a pre-screening of their documentary film, An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story. The film airs nationally on Public Television in April. 
The screening at Boise State is a part of a thirty-city national tour, which includes stops in 
New York City, Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta and Los Angeles. View the trailer

Niebuhr rose from a small Midwest church pulpit to become the nation’s moral voice — an 
American conscience — during some of the most defining moments in American history. 
Reinhold Niebuhr’s Serenity Prayer remains one of the most quoted writings in American literature. Yet Niebuhr’s impact was far greater, as presidents and civil rights leaders
like Martin Luther King Jr. often turned to Niebuhr’s writings for guidance and inspiration on the most volatile political and social issues of the 20th century.

Unique Opportunities


FEB. 13-24th at 6 p.m.
Riverfront Hall Room 105
The Department of World Languages at Boise State University presents the inaugural Hispanic Film Festival Feb. 13-24. All films are free and open to the public. Screenings are at 6 p.m. and include English subtitles.

Film Schedule

  • Feb. 13: “Ixcanul” (“Volcano,” France/Guatemala 2015) On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for 17-year-old Maria by her Kaqchikel parents.
  • Feb. 15: “3 Bellezas” (“3 Beauties,” Venezuela 2014) Perla will do whatever it takes to ensure one of her pre-teen daughters will win the Miss Republica pageant.
  • Feb. 17: “El país del miedo” (“The Country of Fear,” Spain 2015) A peaceful man’s quiet life is shaken when a 13-year-old girl starts to extort him.
  • Feb. 22: “Las analfabetas” (“Illiterate,” Chile 2013) A bitter woman in her fifties accepts reluctantly the biggest challenge of her life, which is learning to read.
  • Feb. 24: “Pequeñas mentiras piadosas” (“The Travel Agent,” Cuba/Spain/Italy 2015) A longtime travel agent in Cuba has never been able to visit her mother, son, five brothers, two grandsons and 23 nephews in Florida.
  • The festival is supported by Boise State University, the Idaho Film Collection, Club de Espanol at Boise State and Pragda.

    This Week! Honors Resume Drop-In Session

    Friday. Feb. 17th, 9 a.m. – 12 noon
    Driscoll Lobby
    Drop in with a hard copy of your resume in hand and get some helpful feedback! Staff will be available to answer your questions and give advice.

    This Week! Friday Forum

    Fridays, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
    Driscoll Lobby
    Mathematics: What weren’t you taught in school, what has been hidden from you?
    Why is it that so many are turned off by math? Why do so many people say they aren’t any good at it? What can be done to make the learning of mathematics a more fruitful experience, and how can we increase people’s confidence in their mathematical skill? In short, what can be done to improve the quality of mathematical education at Boise State? Whether you’re stumped by math or a whiz, you probably have ideas on how it should be taught in a way to reach both left-brained and right-brained students. Or, if you don’t, come hear what others have to say about it. Joining us to introduce the topic is Professor Marion Scheepers, who in addition to studying the foundations and logic of math has researched set theory and its relatives, game theory, cryptology, elementary number theory and algorithmic phenomena in biology.

    New! Need a summer job? Guest and Conference Housing is hiring!

    Summer Conference positions include: Summer Crew, Guest Service Representatives (and Representative Stand-By) wages are $8 to $9 per hour (and job perks include meal plans and housing). For more information and to apply visit the housing employment website:

    New! Volunteer Opportunity

    The Boise State Career Center is looking for Student Ambassadors for the Spring Career Fair on Wednesday, February 22 , in the Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Buiding. We’re looking for students to help greet employers and help them with their materials as well as help with student admittance throughout the day.

    In addition to helping us, you’ll have the opportunity to make personal connections with employers who are looking for students with leadership abilities for their internships and professional jobs. We’ll also give you a free lunch at the Boise River Cafe.

    To sign up for a shift, go to:…