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 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.
Dr. Jennifer Anderson, a cardiologist and director of the Saint Alphonsus Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program, said they are thrilled to be the beneficiary for this year's Festival of Trees in Boise. The money will be used to expand the current space and provide more exercise equipment for people at the center.
Scentsy invited the community to help turn on their Christmas lights — 724,000 of them when they're all lit. That's 43 miles of lights, decorating 450 trees. New this year is a tunnel of lights, featuring 67,000 lights. The public is invited to drop by to stroll and take holiday photos. Scentsy is at Eagle Road and Pine Avenue in Meridian.
Thurber, the beloved mascot for the University of Redlands, was diagnosed with cancer in early November. The university honored him with a commencement ceremony Monday to thank him for his service. Thurber, 8, passed away Tuesday.