Brian Jackson, assistant professor at Boise State's Department of Physics, is using crowdfunding to help the restore the observatory with a new 16-inch telescope. The observatory was built in 1977 atop the Science and Education building on campus.
Boise State Observatory renewed with crowdfunding
'Payback' from athletics has lifted Boise State as a whole, Kustra says
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At Boise State University, therapy dogs are here to cheer you up if finals have got you down
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SpaceX launches Spanish satellite
Father of student killed in Florida school shooting asks Rubio about assault weapons ban
BSU President Bob Kustra will retire in June 2018. In a Nov. 17, 2017 interview, he said Boise State University's growth and transformation over the years is perhaps his proudest achievement. He said he wishes he had been more effective at changing how Idaho universities are funded - for years, he's said he believes BSU is shortchanged.
Sports is "an enormous investment" for Boise State University, but one that has paid off for the school as a whole, said BSU President Bob Kustra. "That Fiesta Bowl of 2007 really gave us a set of strategies on how we could take the rest of the university on the national stage that football took us in that year." Kustra plans to retire in June 2018. He spoke Nov. 17, 2017, two days after announcing those retirement plans.
BSU President Bob Kustra speaks Nov. 17, 2017, about the decision to cut the school's wrestling program and establish a baseball team instead. "While I know there's many wrestling advocates out there, they can't compete with America's national pastime," he said. His comments came during an interview two days after he announced he will retire in June 2018.
Finals week kicked off at Boise State University on May 1, but it's not all studying and stress. The university had a group of therapy dogs come to the quad to help students relax and enjoy themselves.
Members of the Afro-Black Student Alliance share their thoughts about vandalism done to their float celebrating the Black Lives Matter movement before the Boise State homecoming parade Oct. 15. This video was released Oct. 19.
Dan Everhart of Preservation Idaho shares his thoughts about and several photos of the University Christian Church on the Boise State Campus. The mid-century church will be torn down to make room for the university's Honor College. Photos used in this video were provided by Preservation Idaho.
A SpaceX rocket carrying a Spanish satellite has blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Falcon 9 lifted off at 6:17 a.m. Thursday local time and climbed into the dawn sky over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles.
At a town hall held by CNN in Sunrise, Florida, on Wednesday night, thousands of angry students, teachers and parents booed Republican Sen. Marco Rubio when he indicated that he would not support an assault-weapons ban.
NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch appeared on a CNN Town Hall on guns in Sunrise, Florida and said law enforcement could have done more to stop the Florida school shooting. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Loesch had her facts wrong.
David Hogg, a student that was involved at Stoneman Douglas High School's active shooting on Wednesday, February 14, gave a video update while hiding in a classroom. Since the shooting, a YouTube video was posted claiming Hogg was not a student, but an "actor." The video has now been removed.
Films on the outdoors and environment from Idaho, the American West and elsewhere in the world will be featured at the third-annual Les Bois Film Festival March 3 at the Egyptian Theatre. The festival, hosted by the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley, will show 28 films in two showings, with an emphasis on films produced in Idaho and the West. A 1 p.m. matinee will show 14 films; a 7 p.m. showing will feature 14 different films. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for kids, and $25 for both sessions.