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After much deliberation in the Legislature, student loan interest rate doubles

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Rina Wilkes is a 21-year-old nursing student at Boise State and works at the Recreation Full-time Center. Since Wilstudents using kes cannot afford to pay for school federal loans expenses out of pocket, she accepts Federal Stafford Loans to subsidize the cost of her education. “I have $20,000 in debt, it’s actually quite a bit, so Part-time I don’t like it obvistudents using ously,” Wilkes said. Wilkes isn’t federal loans alone in her reliance on the government. In 2012, just under half of full-time students, 49.6 percent, used federal loans to pay tuition and cover cost of living exAverage yearly penses according federal loan to the National Center for Educaawarded/student tional Statistics. Until recently, Stafford Loan incourtesty mct campus terest rates sat at Due in part to the sequestration, interest on Stafford loans have sharply increased. 3.4 percent, but legislation introing as both sides felt which tie the National rate increase but legisla- ready accepted Stafduced as part of the their interests were not Treasury interest rates tion was rejected by the ford and other fedrecent Sequestration being met. to student loans, but the President and Demo- eral loans before July has doubled that rate 1, 2013 will not see According to Con- President’s legislation crats in the senate. to 6.8 percent effective gress’ Joint Economic would allow students “The House bill isn’t an increase in interest July 1, 2013. Committee, students to select a standard rate smart and it’s not fair,” rates for the coming Enrolled undergrads “It would be nice if it with StafP r e s i d e n t year, but if lawmakers were stabilized for me ford Loans Obama said cannot find common It would be nice if it were because I have a plan to will in a White ground this summer, be pay off everything in a e x p e c t e d House press those who apply for stabilized for me because higher priority. certain amount of time,” to pay up c o n f e r - loans in July and AuI have a plan to pay off “I don’t think we Wilkes said. “If I can’t to $2,600 ence nearly gust and subsequent everything in a certain should have to pay for predict how much debt more a month years will be affected. in I will be in, it makes i n t e r e s t Freshman Tristan mistakes the governbefore the amount of time. —Rina Wilkes it harder.” deadline of Houghton hopes Con- ment has made, even per fedEfforts stalled be- eral loan July 1. “I’m gress can agree on a though they are fundtween Republicans and as a result of the interest throughout the life loan. glad The House is pay- low, standard rate. He ing us,” Houghton said. Democrats in the Senate increase. In mid May, the ing attention to it, but also feels the govern- “People need those to prevent interest rates President Obama and Republican-controlled they didn’t do it in the ment should be more student loans; peoon federally backed House Republicans have House passed a bill in- right way.” efficient and con- ple will always need student loans from ris- both announced plans tended to prevent the Students who have al- sider student debt a student loans.”

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Athletics pulls lowest amount of funds in Mountain West John Engel


As Boise State continues to improve the facilities allocated solely to athletic programs, unrest among students and citizens grows. It’s often difficult to understand where funds for the athletic program come from, and how much money is being subsidized by students. Boise State has unveiled new multi-million dollar facilities for both the basketball and football programs over the last three years, not to mention the

Stueckle Sky Center sitting atop Bronco Stadium. Every new building on campus leads to concern regarding the responsible appropriation of students’ fees and tuition, which increases substantially before every fall term. However, according to a USA Today report, Boise State athletics receive the lowest amount of revenue from student and school funds in the Mountain West. The Broncos receive only 24.96 percent of its yearly revenue from student fees and school funds. For reference, the Uni-

versity of Idaho receives 47.18 percent of its athletic revenue from subsidies. Schools in BCS conferences have far less dependence on funding from other departments because of their national exposure. Texas, Ohio State, Louisiana State, Penn State, Oklahoma, Purdue and Nebraska are the only schools in the country not receiving any subsidies. Boise State ranks 48th lowest in percent of revenue coming from subsidies and has the best standing of any mid-major institution. Many institutions rely

on subsidies to compensate for under-performing teams, and in many situations, women’s programs which produce very little revenue because of limited media opportunities. Boise State not only leads the pack for midmajors, but also has more independence than five BCS teams -- Connecticut, Maryland, Colorado, Oregon State and Cincinnati. “I think that the relationship between the campus community and the Athletic Department is pretty special here at Boise State,” Boise State women’s tennis coach

said. “Maintaining and continuing to grow that relationship is very important to all of us here at Boise State.” In February, the Idaho State Board of Education gave Boise State the ability to spend up to $33.3 million on the new football complex, which opened on July 1, most of which was financed through pledges, donations and

bonds. As Boise State athletic programs continue to flourish, and the community supports further expansion, more and more facilities will be built on campus to attract new recruits. Even though tuition increases every year, the Athletic Department isn’t necessarily to blame. If anything, touchdowns and three pointers are keeping tuition as low as it is.

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Aries (March 21- April 19): You have missed an opportunity to find the sacred spear of destiny. A similar situation will present itself again soon. Be wary of those who stare from a distance for too long; they may be in league with the enemy. Use wisdom and foresight to avoid dangerous situations for yourself and any pets nearby. Use duct tape to block sunlight from entering your home and feed your children cornbread.

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Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): You lack nutrients in your diet. Time to make a lifestyle change and start eating some vegetables. Head to the nearest grocery store and have a look over the fruit selection. Does it remind you of shopping with your mother when you were a kid? “Hands on the cart,” she would bark out at you and your sisters as she prowled through the aisles. “Don’t touch anything.” Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Why is everyone so jealous of your jeans? It’s probably because you have a bangin’ rear end that looks good in some acid washed wranglers. Cut out the butt cheek sections of your jeans and flash those buns to the world. Lay in the sun face down and

give those Christmas hams some brown. Also, be aware of nudity laws in your state. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Summer is here and the birds and bees are singing. Find your center outdoors. Get a skateboard and shred it out with your favorite peeps. The summer sun and fresh air will give you the vitality you need to make it through another day on this god-forsaken planet. Try not to feel so terrible about everything. It will get better, maybe. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Bad omens are in the air for you. Watch the movement of birds in flight and try to decipher if they spell your impending doom. Ask a hobo for a nickel and watch his face for extra wrinkles. When it rains, take cold baths in the dark for good luck. Good times are on the way but depend solely on your following these instructions. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Life is like the game of baseball, sometimes you swing and miss, and sometimes you chew too much tobacco in the dugout and throw up in the catcher’s mitt. Remember to use moderation in everything you do. Everyone knows famous, successful people never drink excessively or do drugs so neither should you. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It’s time for you to experience other cultures. Pack suitcases for your journey. Hop onto a computer and Google the names of any foreign countries that you can think of right away. Look at the images of the people of each nation and cry one tear in happiness at the wide diversity of mankind. Unpack your luggage. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You are pretty nice. Everyone likes you but they don’t know your secrets. What is that smell coming from your basement and why are your lampshades made of human skin? It’s time to start a garden. Grow your own carrots and potatoes for stew and natural life sustaining vibrations. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) It’s time to get in touch with your feminine side. This does not apply strictly to men. Remember that the entirety of humanity stems from a mothers womb. Just go crazy and paint your nails or something. Wear what you wanna wear, nobody is judging you. Get a boring movie and gossip about cute boys, you know, like chicks do.

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Velma Morrison fosters strong legacy at Boise State Mallory Barker @Mal_a_gal

The City of Boise lost one of its most dedicated and inspiring citizens on Thursday, June 20. Velma Morrison suffered a heart attack and died later that evening. Velma was a philanthropist and long time supporter of the arts. Mayor Dave Bieter shared his sentiments in a press release about Velma’s passing. “Velma Morrison was a true friend of Boise and a revered figure in our city’s arts community,” Bieter said. “Boise has lost one of its greatest benefactors, but her legacy will live on through the Morrison Center and the many other artists and projects she so generously supported. “ The Morrison Foundation’s contributions to Boise State in particular do not go unnoticed. Velma was an integral figure in the creation of one of Boise’s most renowned performing centers. Velma’s husband Harry Morrison started the Morrison Foundation and Velma took it over when he passed away. In 2009 the Morrison Center celebrated its 25 year anniversary and was renamed the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts.

James Patrick, the executive director of the Morrison Center, highlighted the extreme impact Velma had on Boise and especially the Morrison Center. “Velma V. Morrison was one of the great philanthropists in Boise’s history. While her generosity has touched many lives and fields, her dedication to the arts stands out in particular,” Patrick said. “The Morrison Center is the culmination of her hard work and unflagging commitment. In it she not only brought Harry Morrison’s dream to fruition, but also impacted the lives of artists and Boise citizens for generations to come. She was often quoted as saying, ‘The Morrison Center was too right to be wrong,’ and thanks to her fortitude Boise and Boise State University are now the location for Idaho’s premier performing arts center. A great patron of the arts has been lost, but certainly will not be forgotten.” Boise State has been greatly sorrowed at the loss of Velma; President Bob Kustra expressed this grief in a press release. “We are saddened by the loss of Velma Morrison, who was a true friend and supporter of the Boise State community,” Kustra said. “She was like the guardian angel of the Morrison

Center — she guided it and protected it and shepherded it so future generations could enjoy it and continue to learn from and be inspired by its productions.”

LIFE SKETCH: Velma met Harry Morrison at the restaurant she owned in California, The Broiler. Harry was impressed by Velma’s go-getter attitude and her charm. Harry maintained a permanent residence in Boise, but frequented California and particularly The Broiler as often as possible. Harry was a diabetic and his family had been urging him to hire a nurse to travel with him. When Harry went into insulin shock and Velma used her background in nursing to handle the situation, Harry was determined to have her as his personal nurse. Velma sold The Broiler and began traveling with Harry. The two were married in 1959. Velma was 38 and Harry was 74. Harry was a widower; he had lost his wife Ann Daley Morrison to leukemia in 1957. Velma had been married twice before meeting Harry. Velma had three children: Judyth, Gary and Ron. She had Judyth while married to her first husband Roland Gatewood, and her two sons Gary and Ron while mar-

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Velma Morrison receives honors for her contributions to the Morrison Center. ried to her second husband Ron Shannon. Gary died in 1968 in a snowmobiling accident. Harry passed away in 1971. In 1980, Velma began the movement to create The Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. The Morrison Center opened for production in 1984. Velma married again in 1986 to John Huckbinger. Velma’s biography, The Bluebird Will Sing Tomor-

row, was published in 2003. The biography is a compilation of Velma’s memoirs, as told to Kitty Fleischman. Velma made many contributions to the City of Boise, from the Velma V. Morrison Center to the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center at the Peregrine Fund World Center for Birds of Prey. The family has invited friends and family to attend two events to celebrate the life of their beloved Velma.

The first took place July 14 at the Cathedral of the Rockies at 3 p.m. The second is still being developed but is estimated to take place in early fall in the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. The first will be to remember Velma as a person of faith and family, the second will be to remember her as a lover of the arts and community. Updates to follow as more information is released.

Boise State offers new math certificate Mallory Barker @Mal_a_gal

Boise State’s Department of Education will be offering a new graduate certificate for kindergarten through eighth grade teachers in Idaho. The certificate was enacted to increase the number of teachers and administrators who have math expertise. The endorsement program was approved on June 20 by the Idaho State Board of Education. According to a press release, courses will begin in Fall 2013. This endorsement was about 12 years in the making. Jonathon Brendefur, director of the Initiative for Developing Mathematical Thinking was largely behind the development of the certificate. “It took a lot of paperwork, a lot of committee and a lot of work to push this thing through,” Brendefur said. The Mathematics Consulting Teaching Endorsement (MCTE) offers a series of 10 courses; students must complete seven of which to receive the endorsement. Brende-

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fur explained why this endorsement is necessary for the Boise area. “In Idaho, internationally and nationally, students don’t perform well (in mathematics) on tests even beginning at the fourth grade level,” Brendefur said. Brendefur and others involved in this committee plan to continue to develop programs and initiatives to battle this issue. Michelle Carney, associate director of the Initiative for Developing Mathematical Thinking shared her opinion on mathematics education in Idaho. “We need to be rethinking how we’ve done mathematics instruction,” Carney said. Carney and Brendefur agree this endorsement will be particularly beneficial because it targets graduates who are currently in the education workforce. “Part of it is building your own mathematical knowledge and then it’s also building knowledge for others you work with,” Carney said. Those individuals currently working in classrooms will benefit most from these courses.

This endorsement aligns with the university’s master plan in that it increases the number of graduate courses and students enrolled in them. “Part of the vision is increasing graduate programs. We’ll have anywhere from 20-40 new students, five new students in the doctorate program of math education. We also added an action research course, to increase the amount of research on campus,” Brendefur said. The state and university have a centralized theme of increasing the focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research. “State and university wide, there is a focus on STEM initiatives; without the mathematics part of that, you can’t do the other subject areas as well. We need to have a firm foundation in mathematics,” Carney said. The endorsement aims to increase teachers’ knowledge of areas such as: number, measurement, geometry, probability and statistics for elementary and middle school students.

“The courses are very rigorous but they focus on issues that elementary and middle school teachers are dealing with at any given point.” Brendefur said. “They will see the value of it immediately.” Another benefit for students is that the cost will be greatly reduced in comparison to other graduate credits. Coursework for the certificate can serve as 19 of the 33 credits toward a master’s in curriculum and instruction. “We have an altruistic mission to improve mathematics education in this state and we wanted to make the program affordable,” Carney said.

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Trademark policy limits logo use Ryan Thorne @RyanThorne86

Boise State is branding itself. This is nothing new. Universities across the country do it; from the Eugene Ducks to the Florida Seminoles, creating a recognizable logo which is found on athletic gear and university memorabilia. As a university budding on the national scene, Boise State is aggressively pursuing branding recognition in order to bring positive attention to the school. Licensing Boise State trademarks also brings in large amounts of revenue for campus scholarships and programs. “Through my office, we raised over $1.3 million last year in gross royalties which goes toward student scholarships, which is about 250 fulltime scholarships,” said Rachael Bickerton, Boise State’s director of trademark licensing. Though the broncos’ head logo is one of the more familiar Boise State trademarks, use of the logo is strictly limited to represent athletics at the university. Bickerton and colleagues wanted to create a logo

for wider use and do away with the outdated blue diamond which graces the Student Union Building floor. “Previously, quite honestly, nobody wanted to use the university logo (blue diamond) so it wasn’t really an issue,” Bickerton said. “Then this year we introduced the B logo, and everyone wants to use the logo, so we’re in the process of creating clearer guidelines.” Bickerton and university officials hold all logo use to a strict standard that promotes positive use of Boise State trademarks. “In order to protect the value of those trademarks, we have put in place certain provisions that apply to anyone, whether they are students, or campus departments, or vendors that sell products that bear the Boise State name,” Bickerton said. University departments, student organizations and vendors who want to create merchandise using the Boise State name or logo must adhere to standards of quality including non-alteration of the logo itself and avoiding reference to offensive topics. “If someone wanted to

alter the trademark, that is what we cannot permit because that is the intellectual property of the university,” Bickerton said. The university has licensed 450 vendors to distribute official Boise State merchandise, but these vendors products must meet a list of criteria and obtain approval from Bickerton’s office before hitting the shelves. “We’ve just said ‘We’ve made a commitment, that anyone who wears a T-shirt or other merchandise that bears the name Boise State University wears one that is produced fairly, sourced ethically, and is of a certain product that doesn’t demean our brand,’” Bickerton said. Student organizations that want to purchase or create Boise State merchandise can do so through one of these vendors. “Which includes the bookstore,” Bickerton said. “The bookstore can actually print up T-shirts. They bought their own printer and now have a very cost effective way of printing T-shirts for students.” ASBSU President Ryan

Gregg said he understands the need for protection of Boise State trademarks and admits designing university affiliated merchandise has its limits. “I will say that I know they do protect the brand pretty seriously and if you went onto it would show you there is really specific spacing and about two forms of font you can use,” Gregg said. Gregg said the reason for limitations on designs has solely to do with Boise State’s desire to stay uniform with

its brand. “They are pretty restrictive but that’s not uncommon,” Gregg said. “They like to have things look the same so that when you see Boise State, its not in Comic Sans one day and Times New Roman the next.”

Boise State hosts construction projects Mallory Barker @Mal_a_gal

When walking through Boise State this summer, students can relax, breathe in the dusty air and listen to the soothing sounds of jackhammers and tractors due to the many construction projects the university is currently undertaking. Jared Everett, the interim associate vice president of campus planning and

facilities, expressed these construction projects are necessary and helpful for Boise State. Everett expressed the four largest changes students can expect to see when they return in the fall are the new football complex, the student recreation field, the demolition of the Diesel Technology Building and the renovations on the Math and Geosciences

Building. Construction on the $22 million football complex began on April 12 with an estimated completion date of June 30. The two story building will include coaching offices, meeting rooms, players’ lounges, an academic center, an equipment room, training centers and a locker room for the team. The new turf recreation field located off of Lincoln

Ave. will be specifically for student use and intramural sports. The new field will be made of turf in order to ensure its use in spite of soggy weather. There will be a small set of bleachers for onlookers and fans of intramural sports. The field will be open to the public unless an intramural event is already scheduled. The Recreation Center will manage the scheduling of

the field. Everett assures students the turf field will be completed upon their return in the fall. Students can also expect the old Diesel Technology building to be demolished by the time fall semester begins. The old Applied Technologies building will continue to be demolished as Boise State moves toward a more advanced and modern research university.

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Ryan Hoffman @cardgamefool99 On July 17, Boise will welcome back the band Jimmy Eat World. In today’s music landscape of singles and bands having their 15 minutes of fame, it is getting harder than ever to establish longevity as a musical act. Not for Jimmy Eat World. For rhythm guitarist and backup vocalist Tom Linton, the band has shown admirable growth since they formed way back in ’93. “I think we’ve grown a lot. When we first started out, we were copying bands. Our very first record that we put out, our self-titled (1994’s “Jimmy Eat World”) is a really fast, punk record, I feel embarrassed,” Linton admitted. “You can hear us finding our way. Our first couple of records, we find out what our sound was. “Static Prevails” (the band’s second album), I’m cool with. It’s just the very first record that we did that I laugh about.” While only 10 songs long, “Damage” (co-produced by regular Queens of the Stone Age collaborator Alain Johannes) features Jimmy’s trademark of jubilant sing-along vocals, driving rock rhythms and immensely relatable lyrics. According to Linton, his favorite song on the record is probably “You Were Good,” a mostly acoustic number performed by lead singer Jim Adkins. However, “Book of Love” features an electric guitar line that Linton wrote which he was pretty proud of. The length of the record, however, was not a conscious decision. “There were a couple of other songs that we had left (from the recording sessions) that needed more lyrics that we probably could have finished, but we just went with 10 songs,” Linton remarked. “There’s another song on the Japanese version called “Step One” so fans may want to give it a listen.” Overall, the response to “Damage” has been mainly positive. Linton noted when the band “put out Clarity, people didn’t like it. If people don’t really like this record, I think all that we can say is it’s not we can control, you know? We just try to write the best songs that we can, and we try to make each record a little bit different. We just want people to enjoy our music.” Promoting the record, Linton says the band’s current tour is “so far, so good.” “We did a (few) shows in Europe, and they were

great, and then we did festivals. It’s been awesome so far.” “We find that a lot of the smaller cities like Missoula (Montana), the crowds are rowdier. It’s kinda crazy. Especially Boise, it’s really fun for us to play for the crowd there. They get excited. They’re kind of like the European crowds in that they’re not afraid to promote bands and see them and have fun.” Even though Damage has only been out for nearly a month, the band is already looking ahead to their next release. “Our goal has been to try to put out a record every two years and they keep coming out every three years for some reason,” Linton said. “I think a lot of time goes into touring, we’ve been on the road for so long. It’s hard to write on the road, but we’re gonna try, now that we aren’t playing festivals and we’re playing our own shows, we’ll have more time to actually work on songs. And there (are) even some songs that were finished for “Damage” that we might work on songs that we’ll put on the next record. We’re going to try to get it out as fast as we can.” On a different note, when asked what kind of changes he would like to see in the current music industry, Linton was adamant that “all of these bands where their music is so fake with people who act like models; those are the bands that really bother me.” But, Linton mentioned, “There’s a lot of great bands out there right now, like Arcade Fire, Kurt Vile, even the older bands that are still going, like Built to Spill. They really influenced our band early on.” Overall, Linton said he is happy with his place in Jimmy Eat World and grateful fans are listening. “As far as us getting along as a band, I think we get along really well,” he said. “As long as people keep showing up to our shows and buying our records, as long as people are happy with what we’re doing, we’ll definitely keep going because we’re having a good time. I think we could keep going for another 20 years.” To fans, that would mean the world. But hopefully not the one Jimmy ate.

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Boiseans journey to Camino Lance Moore @LanceMoore07

The Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) is an east to west pilgrimage stretching across Europe and coming together at the tomb of St. James in Santiago de Compostela on the north-west coast of Spain. It began as a predominately Christian pilgrimage, in which a person walks the path in order to be forgiven for their sins. People from around the world have their own reasons for taking on this pilgrimage. Although there are many different routes, the most popular route of travel goes from St. Jean-Pied-du-Port near Biarritz in the south of France to Santiago. This consists of crossing the famed Pyrenees mountains before the crossing from France to Spain is made. The pilgrimage is about four to six weeks, depending upon the walking speed of the traveler. During this time, life becomes a voyage of self-reflection and internally developing an appreciation of the important things of life and what those are defined to be. Hillary Dorsey, Boise State junior nursing student, spoke of her experience traveling the Camino de Santiago via email. “I think we as students get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life, and bogged down by balancing classes, jobs, and some of us even families.” People travel with the purpose of increasing health, experience spirituality, seeking adventure or something that is simply rooted in personal emotion. Hillary went on to say, “The Camino will humble you. It will tear your body down, in a special way that walking 20 miles or more a day can. Over-

all it has taught me gratitude and humility, something that is rare in our generation today.” Traveling can be tricky monetarily, especially in this new age of economic downturn and financial instability. It is sometimes this financial hindrance that prevents students from experiencing life changing experiences such the Camino de Santiago. The college experience embodies a time for individual personal growth. This holds true for students from different universities across the country, Boise State is no exception. Author andSpeaker, KurtKoontz, a 49-yearold retiree and former Micronsales executive and Boise native, spoke of why the trip is important for college students to make. “After walking the Camino, I don’t think you can find a better classroom for life’s lessons. It’ll change the outlook on the rest of your life, it’ll change your idea of relationships, it’ll change your career.” Education is a paradoxical process which involves the acquisition of knowledge as well as consistent internal reflection of life and perception. Balancing both of these parts equally is an important part of education. This encapsulates the lining of what the Camino

de Santiago comes to represent for the traveler, an opportunity to reinvent and define ones self. Koontz went on to say, “ On trips like this I have found that I get some kind of personal growth where I break my daily routines, and I put myself into an environment where everything is just a little bit beyond my comfort zone.”

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The Camino de Santiago stretches from the south of france to the northwest coastline of spain. There are four starting points in france that lead to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain.

Nurse by day, cowgirl by night Taylor Bauman Staff Writer

Many students around campus may know Brianne Baty as a nursing student. Others may refer to her as a student on the dean’s list, and others may know her as a friendly, kind-hearted girl in class. But what many do not realize is that Brianne Baty is also known for her huge accomplishment of being ranked number one for the Northwest Region All Around Woman for the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Baty went on to compete at the College National Finals (CNFR) Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming from June 10 to the 16, where over 400 cowboys and cowgirls attended from over 100 schools. Baty competed in goat tying and

barrel racing at this particular competition and claimed she “didn’t do very well.” “I hit a barrel that cost me,” she explained. This being said, Baty still impressively placed in the top 25 for barrels. Although Baty didn’t feel quite as satisfied with this particular competition, she has many more to come! “I compete all the way up to October,” she explained. Along with all of her competing, Baty is also a second semester nursing student here at Boise State and a very successful one. Baty achieved dean’s list standing this past year even with all the chaos in her life. “My technique isjust really good time management,” she said. Baty explained, “I get up around 6 a.m. on a typical school day to do homework before my

classes, then I practice for two to three hours until around 8 p.m., after that I’m doing homework from then until about midnight or 1 a.m. It’s all worth it though.” Where did all this love for rodeo start? Her family has always really been into rodeo, so she got a very young start at it. She got a good horse, loved the sport, and was well on her way to success. Right out of high school she was offered a full ride to Treasure Valley Community College, and is now representing Boise State. Baty is a Boise native, and loves it here. “There are so many older talented women in the area that I get to talk to and that support me through it all,” Baty said. “Everyone is friends with everyone, and are so helpful.”

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S N R U T E R M A E T A S A N Lance Moore @lancemoore07

The Boise State Microgravity team recently returned from their trip to the Kennedy Space Center where they became a part of a select group of people who have ever had the opportunity to experience weightlessness. Many before them have never had such a unique opportunity to experience zero-gravity, or weightlessness, during their time at NASA. While on their trip they presented their work on how to decrease bone density loss during exposure to zero-gravity. Upon their return, they spoke of their unforgettable experience with the NASA staff as well as other student teams. The team itself is made up of a multifaceted conglomerate of minds and fields of study: engineers, education, computer science, biology and even pre-meds. Boise State is known for their exemplary football program and athletics, but what some don’t know is that their academic departments have been growing in prominence over the last couple of decades and are among some of the best in the nation. Landon Nye, recent mechanical engineering graduate from Boise State and member of the microgravity team, spoke of his experience. “It was nice to hear that we aren’t only good at football but that we lead the pack in hardware design and things like that,” he said. Not only was the Boise State Microgravity team welcomed to such an elite group of people, they were among the leaders of the entire trip. NASA professionals praised them for their preparedness, quality of work and aptitude for completing all that was required. Nye went on to describe the magnitude of respect given to the Boise State team, “We were the leaders of the teams; a lot of teams would come to us for advice, questions, support or help just

cause they could tell how much work we had put into our hardware design.” The Boise State Microgravity team spoke highly of their completion of the goals and deadlines. This consisted of having the opportunity to work on a team with so many different fields of study. Every member of the team brought their own knowledge to the group. In the end they all came together to represent the best of what Boise State had to offer. This cohesiveness in turn led to a chance to venture out and interact with other teams, cementing the leadership the Boise State team had brought to NASA. In describing their individual experience at NASA and in feeling zero-gravity, the team was in unified agreement stating the surreal feeling was unforgettable. This experience also provided the perfect opportunity to attain hands-on experience in working with those at NASA. Travis Baker, biology major and recent graduate from Boise State, stated, “What I got out of it was the real world experience, working as a team, not everyone of us from the same discipline.” Throughout the course of their trip, the microgravity team expressed an admiration for the brilliant minds they came across. This included the students from the other teams, as well as NASA professionals. Kellen Mather, pre-med and human biology recent Boise State graduate, said, “I never had that thrilling of an experience.” In continuing on to describe his time in the microgravity chamber, Mather described weightlessness, “The feeling of weightlessness, you can’t describe the feeling of weightlessness. To describe a feeling, well, there is no feeling.” Baker concluded, “They tell you right before you fly, to get you all pumped up, less people have felt microgravity than have climbed Mt. Everest. I thought that was such an interesting fact that right before you fly, you’re in an elite category.”

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Boise State Microgravity team in zero-gravity chamber including Tara Smith, Landon Nye, Kellen Mather

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On the heels of one of the best seasons in program history, Boise State basketball has unveiled the new court that will play host to the Broncos in Taco Bell Arena next season. The design was made in part by men’s basketball head coach Leon Rice, women’s basketball head coach Gordy Presnell and athletic director Mark Coyle. Center court features the newly designed Nike Boise State Broncos head, with “Boise State” lining both baselines, also designed by Nike. Rice believes the new court matches well with the arena and helps Boise State basketball join the “modern era.”

Boise State athletics moving forward Michael Steen @michaelsteen2

Boise State football is notso-quietly becoming one of the elite powers in college football. Since joining the ranks of Division I football in 1996, the Broncos have emerged as one of the most consistent and progressive programs in the country. As Boise State football continues to make progress, changes to facilities and overall brand recognition will accompany, and 2013 is no exception.

Boise State has seen several logo alterations since 2010, and for 2013, the first change going into effect shows changes in future brand recognition with Boise State athletics. Boise State went through a similar situation in 2012 as the university, as an academic institution, made the change from the diamond, to the slanted “B” that is now featured throughout campus. The athletic department has now made a change to its logo that graces the Blue Turf, as well as many other recognizable areas of

athletics. “The cost of replacing the logo on the blue field is $42,000 and is being paid for from department funds,” said Boise State Assistant Athletic Director Max Corbet. Boise State and Nike have collaborated to alter the previous logo recognized by many. “The changes are more what isn't there, than what is new,” said Boise State Director of Trademark Licensing Rachel Bickerton. “You have seen the pro-combat orange

eye logo on the football helmets over the past two years. The primary Bronco logo no longer includes the words ‘Boise State’ in it. The primary athletics logo is simply the Bronco. We feel that we are at the stage where our Bronco is recognizable without the need to state Boise State.” The change to the Bronco goes into effect immediately and signifies the growth of the program. “For the primary blue and orange bronco, the eye is white, which makes it standout,” said Bickerton. “This

is replicated with the procombat logo that you have seen with the silver outline and the orange eye. This high contrast eye element is a significant part of the unique Boise State branding.” Along with the changes to the logo for athletics, Boise State is scheduled to make a major technological improvement to Bronco Stadium with the installation of a new video board. Both the video board and previous logo hadbeen in place in the Bronco Stadium since 2001.

“The cost for the new video board will be approximately $1.5 million,” Corbet said. ”This includes a new sound system.” Installation for the new video board is scheduled for late September, but the university is trying for an earlier start as installation details are still being worked out. Both changes for Boise State athletics are big moves in an effort to rebrand and help move the program to another level as they continue to compete with the same success.

Where are they now? Michael Steen @michaelsteen2

Since the early 2000s, Boise State football players made their mark at the next level, but the impact players have really began to emerge following the Broncos’ first Fiesta Bowl victory in January 2007. While many players have been drafted into the NFL, other more notable names have had more intriguing paths. In the 2007 NFL Draft, former three-year Boise State starting defensive back Gerald Alexander became the highest drafted Bronco in Boise State history, going in the second round to the Detroit Lions. Following a stellar rookie season in which he played in 16 games, recording 81 tackles and two interceptions, Alexander has been plagued by injuries ever since. Playing for the Li-

ons, Jaguars, Panthers, and Jets since 2008, he has not played since 2011 with the Jets, and remains an unsigned free agent. Following in the footsteps of Alexander, in the 2008 Draft, Ryan Clady surpassed Alexander’s mark, becoming the highest drafted Bronco ever as he was drafted 12th overall by the Denver Broncos. Clady has now become a staple in the league as one of the most consistent offensive tackles, being selected to three Pro Bowls and protecting one of the most effective players in the NFL, Peyton Manning. One of Boise State’s most electric players ever, Titus Young, has taken a slightly different route in his professional career than many had expected. Arguably the best deep threat to ever play at Boise State, Young was drafted in the second round in 2011 by the Detroit Li-


ons. After showing flashes of brilliance, his unpredictable behavior has landed him in trouble with the law on several occasions, along with being cut by both the Lions and St. Louis Rams. Kellen Moore, who holds the NCAA record for most victories with 50 wins, has not had the success the Bronco faithful imagined. An undrafted free agent signee with the Detroit Lions, Moore is currently the third string quarterback on the Lions roster as he tries to win a chance as a contributing player in the NFL. In 2012, former Boise State running back, Doug Martin, was drafted in the first round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Martin earned the starting position and torched defenses all season long for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns, earning attention for rookie of

the year, and was awarded with a Pro Bowl selection Joining Doug Martin and Kellen Moore from the class of 2012, was former Bronco, Shea McClellin. A native of Marsing, Idaho, McClellin became the second highest draft pick ever from Boise State, going 19th overall to the Chicago Bears. With a rookie season at outside linebacker where he appeared in 14 games and finished the season with 14 combined tackles, including two and a half sacks, McClellin made a statement in his rookie season and showed why he is one of the young players to watch. As Boise State continues to grow as a program, the level of talent produced will be something to watch closely as the Broncos continue to make a name for themselves at the highest level.

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Former Bronco Doug Martin runs over Wyoming.


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As Greg Patton watched from the sidelines in Taco Bell Arena, then retrofitted to rival a world-class indoor tennis facility for the Davis Cup, he couldn’t help but feel as if this moment was the culmination of a 30-plus year coaching career. But the only thing that could possibly wipe away his unwavering smile is the thought of retiring without a national championship. Coaches come and coaches go, but few make a lasting effort to become immersed in their communities. Over the last 20 years as Boise State men’s tennis coach, Patton has brought his program out of relative obscurity and into the national spotlight. But most importantly, Patton has committed his career to improving life in the Treasure Valley and developing the most talented athletes into national championship contenders. The last year has been a fairy tale for the positiveminded, spiritual tennis coach. Patton is recognized as being unbelievably eccentric, an unparalleled story teller and driven enough to accomplish anything in his dreams. Since assuming his position with Boise State, he believed Boise would be the perfect place to hold the Davis Cup, which stands as the premier international tennis competition in the world. With a few strokes of luck, and the assistance of university and city officials, Patton brought the Davis Cup to Boise, featuring the United States and Serbia. The United States lost to Serbia and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, but the tournament landing in Boise opened the door for even larger events and international spectacles. For one week in April, international media outlets paid attention to a little town in western Idaho and the amazing culmination of a great community. Patton’s efforts to bring the Davis Cup led to his induction into the Idaho Tennis Hall of Fame and prompted Boise Mayor Dave Bieter to award him with the ceremonial Key to the City in June. Bringing the Davis Cup was, by no means, an easy task for Patton. Because of his connections with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as a national team coach, Patton lobbied to have Boise host the international event. However, Patton’s friends in high place weren’t considering the proposition. “(The Davis Cup) has been on my bucket list since, what seems like, the day I was born,” Patton said, still beaming from the event which took place nearly three months earlier. “I kept banging on that drum, but they didn’t think the market was big enough.” Patton, along with other city officials, formed a committee in the Chamber of Commerce in order to form a bid for the tournament, but lacking funds and other blocks seemed to kill the idea many years ago. Then, the stars started to align in 2013. The United States faced Brazil in the first round of the tournament in Jacksonville, Fla. and a victory would mean advancement to another American city. Patton received a phone call from the USTA and, with the help of Taco Bell Arena Executive Director Lisa Cochran, began forming a plan that would be executed in a matter of months. “Lisa got rid of the road blocks and barriers and made things happen,” Patton said. “She started to smooth the highway out.” National Team players began hearing about the proposition and Patton’s connection with them through coaching the team during the winter months brought everyone on board to coming to Boise. In the end, the United States lost, some seats were left vacant, but the tournament as a whole finished perfectly. “It was like a dream come true and the stars did align. Having Djokavic play was a miracle,” Patton said. Contrary to what some may think, Boise is far and away a tennis-loving city. According to the USTA, no other city in the country has more leagues per capita than Boise and the Davis Cup garnered even more support for the game in the community.

Patton’s commitment to the university has translated far beyond the reach of tennis, but he cites Boise as the reason for his successes and the victory that was the Davis Cup. “Everybody was at the table,” Patton said. “It was exciting to put on an international event and it’s on the scale with the Super Bowl and the Olympics for the players. To play for your country is the greatest thing ever.” As it stands now, Patton says the USTA is interested in bringing the Fed Cup to Boise, which would feature women’s tennis world No. 1 Serena Williams. Even with the Davis Cup on his resume, Patton’s career successes stem far deeper than the last year. He holds a 731-338 record over 32 years of coaching – the last 20 years being with the Broncos – and is ranked fifth among active Division I tennis coaches in wins. He is now the longest tenured coach at Boise State and has won 10 conference championships and 11 conference coach of the year awards. In 1997, when the Broncos came closest to winning a national championship, Patton was awarded NCAA Coach of the Year. Patton has received numerous other coaching offers from other schools, for more money as well, but has turned away all suitors since becoming an Idahoan. The one thing that Patton still has to win is a national championship and he won’t be satisfied until he’s the first Boise State coach to win a Division I title. “We have a recruiting class that’s ranked 11th in the nation next year and we’re going in the right direction,” Patton said. “It’s thrilling. I can’t die, and nothing can happen, because I’ll ask to come back. I have business left and the biggest thing on my bucket list is to win a national championship.” It’s not surprising that Patton’s entusiasm and commitment to his program has been passed down to his former players. Boise State women’s tennis coach Beck Roghaar first met Patton when he was 14 years old playing for the national team. Roghaar continued on to play for Patton at Boise State and attributes many of his life accomplishments to Patton. Roghaar graduated from Boise State in 2005 and assumed his current position as head coach in 2011. “Throughout our years together it has been so fun to watch our relationship grow and develop from a junior player to a collegiate level player, as well as from being his assistant coach to now his colleague,” Roghaar said. “I feel so fortunate to have always had such a positive and caring individual supporting and pulling for me.” Together, Patton and Roghaar have lifted Boise State tennis to all new heights, positioning both programs at the front of the national stage. Roghaar led the Broncos to a 17-8 record in his first season as head coach and was named Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. Even with his brisk success as a head coach, Roghaar values his friendship with Patton far more. “Greg continues to be an inspiration to me,” Patton said. “What he has done for the game of tennis at so many levels across the country is truly phenomenal. Greg has touched so many people’s lives through his work and passion, and the legacy he is leading is very special.” Patton now coaches his son, Garrett, who will be entering his junior season with the team this year. He wants to win a national championship, but the opportunity to do it with his son on the roster is unbelievable. Hanging on Patton’s wall is a team poster from over 10 years ago, and sitting next to the net is Garrett, who now stands at 6-foot-2 and is one of the team’s most talented contributors. “That would be heaven,” Patton said. “I recruited him one day and said this is where you need to be.” Patton has certainly had a story-book career, at least how he would tell it, and with Boise as his home winning a national championship is the only thing left for him to win.

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