Greenspeed builds a vegetable oil powered vehicle.
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This is a game changer. This is a paradigm shift for Boise and for Idaho, showing that Idaho can in fact address the most important issues and we can think in Boise. You don’t have to be in Washington or New York to confront the greatest challenges confronting America.
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Mackenzie Cabot, senior health science major with an emphasis in health policy and leadership, has gained most of her experience in a classroom setting. Now, within the same walls where she receives her education, Cabot has the opportunity to learn from some of the nation’s most influential women. “This is a time in our lives that we are just starting to figure out who we are and what we want to become,” Cabot said. “There comes a time when we need to hear other stories from people on their failures and successes and how they got themselves to where they are today in order to better help ourselves to develop into what we are trying to become.” Cabot is one of 100 students granted access to “Transforming America: Women and Leadership in the 21st Century,” a three-day conference focusing on the accomplishments of women in leadership positions within multiple professional fields. The conference, convened by the Andrus Center for Public Policy, begins on Wednesday, Sept. 4 and runs through Friday, Sept. 6. Student scholarships for registration fees were made possible through a partnership between Associated Students of Boise State University (ASBSU) and the Andrus Center at Boise State. According to ASBSU President Ryan Gregg, ASBSU decided to fund conference registration because they knew there would be interest from students and anticipated there would be students approaching them about attending. “If we agreed to do 100 (registrations) at once, the Andrus Center agreed to give us a big discount,” Gregg said. Director of The Andrus Center, David Adler, Ph.D., created the theme of this conference after the decision to award Justice Sandra
Day O’Connor, retired Supreme Court Associate Justice, with the Andrus Leadership Award. Justice O’Connor will also serve as keynote speaker at the conference. The overarching theme, according to Adler, is focusing on the challenges and hurdles that have confronted women in the workplace, while also assessing the work still remaining on the path to equality. Adler’s first step in bringing his vision to reality was sending out invitations to those whom he referred to as, “highly acclaimed women.” “Who better to address these kinds of concerns than women who have been high achievers in the workplace,” Adler said. “They have risen through the ranks; they have certainty endured the same points of discrimination that have hit other women in the workplace; they have dealt their entire lives with issues like equal pay and promotion discrimination.” Over the course of the conference, keynote speakers will hold a number of lectures and panels. They will cover issues ranging from overcoming mistakes, feminism and censorship to risk factors, success and Hollywood’s treatment of women. The conference will convene with a “call to action.” “We hope that we can develop a plan of action out of this conference so people are enlightened; they are informed,” Adler said. “Then we will move toward a public policy action agenda; how do we improve the working climate for women in Idaho; how do we address the problem of unequal pay, so forth.” While the conference is geared toward equality for women in the workplace, Adler emphasized the importance for both men and women to attend and learn from the topics discussed. “Warren Buffet said last spring that, ‘America is wasting half of its population, half of our brainpower and talent when we don’t promote
keynote speakers -Sandra Day O’Conner
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice and 2013 Andrus Leadership Award recipient
Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon
The New York Times sports columnist and golf writer
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Retired Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Conner women,’ and that is really a message to men because men are in positions of power,” Adler said. “So why are they not taking advantage of the immense talent and brainpower and creative and managerial skills that women possess?” By funding scholarships to the conference, ASBSU and The Andrus Center have provided learning opportunities to many students who may otherwise not have had resources to attend. According to Cabot, free entrance offers students the chance to take part in something beneficial to them on multiple levels. “I anticipate to be more educated on the lives of current women leaders and what it takes to be as successful as they have made themselves,” Cabot said. “Also, I hope to get an added boost of confidence and motivation to help me to continue with my plans for my future and career as a woman.” Gregg also expressed his personal interest in the topic of the conference. “I’m a firm believer that the untapped talent of women and girls is the unfinished business of multiple generations,” Gregg said.
“The more we learn about including women where decisions are being made, the more we’re realizing what we’ve been missing out on.” Gregg went on to explain the conference and topics discussed will impact students in varying ways, from eye-opening to those students not fully aware of facts surrounding women and leadership, to interesting and engaging for those aware of those facts. “For those who aren’t sure how they feel or maybe feel as if we shouldn’t be encouraging women to participate, well, maybe they’ll get their viewpoint challenged a little bit,” Gregg said. On a broader level, Adler explained the importance of hosting this conference with lineups comparable to those held in areas such as Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. “This is a game changer,” Adler said. “This is a paradigm shift for Boise and for Idaho, showing that Idaho can in fact address the most important issues and we can think in Boise. You don’t have to be in Washington or New York to confront the greatest challenges confronting America.”
Former Democratic Congress woman from Arizona
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Former ambassador to Finland and Chair of the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross
Former NASA astronaut and current distinguished educator in residence at Boise State
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The Future Aries (March 21- April 19):
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):
Don’t stare at the moon this week. If you do, a curse will befall you and your family. Instead, wear sunglasses at all times during the night, especially when driving. Just use common sense and watch for pedestrians crossing the street.
Are you in a bit of a rut Libra? Don’t give up just yet. I see great things for you this week. You will be visited by a handsome person. That person will smile and hold your hand. They will lead you to a shiny black car. Once inside, you will be whisked away to the state mental hospital.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Who in the heck do you think you are? Your vanity and recklessness have broken multiple hearts this week while you were out on the town drinking and carousing with the city’s wealthiest crowds. While you were sipping champagne and smoking cigars, others cried themselves to sleep.
You sure are having a swell week, aren’t you? Don’t screw it up. Make sure to smile at every person that passes you on the street. If they do not return the smile, grab them forcefully and give them a good shake until they submit to happiness.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22):
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Time to live it up Gemini! You have been putting in so much work recently and you haven’t even had a chance to relax. Grab your fishing pole and head down to the city pool. I heard they have some real monsters swimming around in there! Before fishing, make sure to leave a credit card out for your bail money.
A wise man once said, “life is like a box of chocolates”. I sure hope the box of chocolates wasn’t some crappy chocolate. I mean, remember on Halloween when your cheap neighbors gave you knockoff brand candy bars that tasted weird? I mean, who doesn’t spend two extra bucks for the good stuff?
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Capricorn (Dec. 23-Jan. 19):
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Sometimes I just get so sick and tired of channeling divine inspiration for these stupid horoscopes. Why me? Why did I have to be the person who fell in the vat of toxic waste and suddenly develop the ability to see through space and time forever?
You will have a bad hair day this week. Most likely, your hair will begin to fall out at a rapid pace and then you will immediately notice more armpit hair sprouting. Shave the armpit hair and make a stylish wig of your choosing.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22):
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
I am seeing something in your future. It’s not good. You will be kissed by a hobo and henceforth grow a ten foot long Appalachian beard that will drag across the ground as you walk. This beard will never go away unless you find that magical hobo and french kiss him passionately under a full moon.
The river is calling you. The Boise River. Enter its pure waters and immerse yourself in its life giving refreshment. Strip yourself of all clothing and allow your flesh to be cleansed by the ancient ebb and flow of our native tributary. Afterwards, scrub yourself thoroughly with soap to remove harmful bacteria.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20):
With fall just around the corner, try sprucing up the place a bit to create a festive old world feel to your home. Tear all of the carpets up and shovel mud and animal waste across the floor. Allow pigs and other farm animals to roam freely through the home and just smell the timeless aroma of manure.
We are all in this together, humanity that is. Why can’t we all just get along? What is the deal man? It’s all up to you Pisces! Purchase the next plane to the middle east and get to solving all of that war and stuff. What everyone needs to do is just calm down and talk it out, it’s that simple really.
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How to stay safe at house parties Mallory Barker
When heading out next Friday’s house party, here are some tips to keep you out of handcuffs and out of harm’s way.
It is important that students attending a house party do not go alone. Make sure to arrive with friends whom you know well and trust. That being said, make sure you pick the right friends. No one wants to get stranded at a stranger’s house. Girls especially shouldn’t go to parties alone. Bryan Vlok, vice president of Associated Students of Boise State University, encourages students to be careful when attending parties. “It’s just making smart decisions,” Vlok said. “Always take someone with you who you trust. Know where you’re at, who you’re with and who you are around.”
A common activity at house parties is drinking games. Those can include beer pong, king of the cup and quarters. Lauren Baines, a health educator for Wellness Services, warns students there are many dangers associated with drinking games. “Common causes of harm while students drink are drinking to get drunk, drinking a lot of alcohol in (a) short period of time, participating in drinking games, and pressure from peers to drink a lot,” Baines said. “Students should be aware of these common risky behaviors and take steps to prevent or avoid them.”
One common danger at house parties is students not knowing how much alcohol they actually consume. “Students are not aware of how much they are actually drinking when they attend these parties,” Baines said. “For example, students may say they only had ‘one’ drink when actually it is four or five according to standard drink sizes.” Drinking too much results in alcohol poisoning, which can be fatal. Baines provided some symptoms to watch for when it comes to alcohol poisoning: --Slow breathing (less than eight breaths per minute) -Unconscious or semi-conscious -Cold, clammy, pale or bluish skin -Vomiting while sleeping, passed out or not waking up after vomiting “If you’re concerned about someone, do something and keep in mind that even when someone is unconscious or has stopped drinking, alcohol continues to be released into the bloodstream and the level of alcohol in the body continues to rise,” Baines said. “Never assume that a person will ‘sleep off’ alcohol poisoning.”
Phishing attack on Boise State accounts stopped Mallory Barker @Mal_a_gal
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) released a statement warning students there was a phishing attack on student accounts on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The attack was made through a fake Blackboard alert notification. The attack was specifically targeting Boise State accounts. The email used for contacting accounts was email@example.com. The attempt was to harvest Boise State account credentials. The Office of Information Technology wants all students and faculty to be
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aware that they will never ask for Boise State credentials. Microsoft defines a phishing attack as an attack, “designated to steal money and credentials.” Doug Ooley, the director of information security services, has since confirmed the attack has been stopped. “This attack was sophisticated, multifaceted and specifically created to target universities but we believe we have stopped the known attack vectors used by this phish,” Ooley said. BroncoMail is hosted by Google Apps, but that does not guarantee all email threats can be identified through Google.
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Possibly the most dangerous part of house parties is unwanted or risky sexual relations. According to Health Services, 19.5 percent of Boise State students had unprotected sex when drinking alcohol. Not only is a person’s mind less clear in making sexual decisions but the human body is less able to fight off unwanted sexual contact. Students should be not leave their drinks unattended and should avoid being alone. Come with at least one buddy and stick with that buddy through the whole party. If suspicious activity is going on, take action and alert authorities.
Students should avoid staying at a stranger’s house over night. Under no circumstance should students drive drunk or get in a car with someone under the influence. It is recommended to come with a designated driver or call a cab. “If you are in a situation where you are at a house party and need help, use campus security to get you home,” Vlok said. “I give all my students my personal cell phone number. If you are in a dangerous situation and you don’t want to be there anymore call me and I will come get you. You can never be too safe.”
“Google does what it can to identify malicious emails sent to Boise State but there is no guarantee they can accurately identify all of them. Once malicious emails enter our domain, internal resources are needed to intervene,” Ooley said in an email. “The Office of Information Technology staff members identified, communicated and mitigated this threat.” According to Microsoft, phishing emails frequently include links in the email, threats (such as permanent blocking), reference to a popular company (like Blackboard or Facebook) and poor grammar (most professional companies have some form of editing service that will not allow
otherwise they should: - Stop:don’t immediately respond, take a breath -Think: ask yourself what you are doing and why -Connect: only when you are comfortable with the interaction For more information about phishing and other information security threats or to report a suspicious connection, visit OIT Information Services at oit.boisestate.edu/security.
for mistakes to be distributed in their communications). Many people are convinced a message is valid because it appears to be coming from an authentic Boise State source. Ooley reminded students and staff that no Boise State electronic communication will ask for login credentials or personally identifiable information. If there is a communication asking for this type of information, then it is likely to be a phishing attack. Ooley explained students can protect themselves from such an attack by thinking through all communications they receive. Before students respond to any request, click a link or interact electronically or
This attack was sophisticated, multifaceted and specifically created to target universities but we believe we have stopped the known attack vectors used by this phish. -Doug Ooley
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One student’s story of overcoming abuse
Growing up, senior Bekah Bowers was witness to multiple physically abusive relationships within her immediate family. “My family life was not the most healthy,” Bekah said. “And as a result of that, I had very low self-esteem.” The National Center for Injury Prevention Control states individuals who see or are a victim of violence as a child have increased risk factors for engaging in Intimate Partner Violence (h). Due to her childhood history with abuse, Bekah was already at higher risk for participating in an unhealthy relationship. Unhealthy tendencies began to show up in her romantic relationships in her teenage years. According to Bekah, a series of poor decisions, especially surrounding her relationships with men, led her to move from her home in Alaska to Colorado, where she planned to start her life over. Shortly after her move, Bekah began a relationship that would eventually turn abusive. While at first this relationship seemed healthy and her partner seemed to be the ideal boyfriend, things began to change. “This change was very gradual, so gradual that it took me a long time to notice it,” Bekah said. “However, when I thought about it there was a correlation between how he treated me and when we started being intimate with each other; he was much nicer before we became intimate.” Bekah explained her partner’s behaviors went from praising her beauty and personality to hinting there were things she should change about herself and her appearance and even blatantly calling her ugly. “At first he supported my goals and dreams, then he started hinting that he had other plans for me,” Bekah recalled. “Then he would say that things were going to be this way.” These behaviors permeated into every aspect of Bekah’s relationship, even spilling into finances and religion. After learning of her partner’s infidelity, Bekah began to experience negative physical effects, including developing an eating disorder. She began to seriously assess her relationship and decided to let her partner know she was considering ending things. “He begged and pleaded me to stay and insisted that he would change,” Bekah said. “I gave in and stayed with him. He did change for a short time, but it did not last long.” Bekah soon found a way out. She moved to Idaho to attend college at Boise State, and while she did not initially break up with her partner, she had created distance between them. Bekah still made frequent visits to Colorado to see him. “While I was gone, he would say that me coming back is the only reason he had to keep going, that he had cleaned up his life for me and needed me,” Bekah said. “It got to a point where I was really afraid he would hurt himself.” When Bekah came to terms with the fact that her relationship was both abusive and unhealthy, and felt safe enough to address the situation, she ended the relationship. “The outcome was getting myself back; the girl I had known before this relationship,” Bekah said. “The girl with hopes and dreams and who began to not feel afraid to be herself.”
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Unhe Relation Hitting, slapping, kicking, choking, pushing, punching, beating.
Making it hard for the victim to see friends and relatives, monitoring phone calls, reading mail, controlling where the victim goes, taking the victim’s car keys, destroying passport.
Making the victim feel guilty, pushing the victim into decisions, sulking, manipulating children and other famly members, always insisting on being right, making up impossible “rules” and punishing the victim for breaking them.
Following or stalking, embarrassing the victim in public, constantly checking up on the victim, refusing to leave when asked.
Not paying bills, refusing to give the victim money, not letting the victim work, interfering with the victim’s job, refusing to work and support the family.
Lying, breaking promises, withholding important information, being unfaithful, being overly jealous, not sharing domestic reponsibilities.
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Combating unhealthy relationships
New discussions surrounding support and prevention of unhealthy and abusive intimate partner relationships are focusing on combating the unhealthy behaviors by educating the community about healthy behaviors. “We are really interested in sparking conversation, like what does it mean to you to be in a healthy relationship; what does it feel like to be in a healthy relationship; what kinds of things constitute a healthy relationship,” Galego said. Bang highlighted the importance of moving the conversation from a tone of “why does this person stay” to instead “why is this person being hurt, what are the systems in place that keep a person in this situation, and how do we, as a community, add these things; how do we, as loved ones, offer support.” Bang also pointed to the larger cultural aspect of equity and the importance of creating a community where people feel of equal importance and worth. “If we can come to treat and see other people as equals, these issues of violence in our eyes become less prevalent,” Bang explained.
Constant criticism, making humiliating remarks, not responding to what the victim is saying, mocking, name-calling, yelling, swearing, interruptimg, changing the subject.
Forcing sex on an unwilling partner, demanding sexual acts that the victim does not want to perform, degrading treatment.
Recognizing the signs and getting help What Bekah experienced is classified as not only an unhealthy relationship, but an abusive one. Unhealthy relationships range from physical and emotional abuse, sexual violence, isolation and coercion, to harassment, intimidation and self-destructive behavior. “Anytime someone feels like they are compromising a piece of who they are, and the other partner isn’t doing the same, that is unhealthy,” said Adrianne Bang, violence prevention and support coordinator of The Women’s Center. “There is give and take in healthy relationships. If there is not equity and if one person is constantly chipping away at who they are, that is unhealthy.” According to the 2011 College Dating Violence and Abuse Poll created by Knowledge Networks, 43 percent of dating college women (ages 18-29 enrolled in a four-year college) report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors. Nearly one in three college women say they have been in an abusive dating relationship. The demographic most at risk of dating violence are women ages 16 to 24, according to data collected by the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing. “We know these kinds of crimes are super under reported,” Bang said. Emma Galego, Women’s Center healthy relationships peer advisor, , explained how signs of abuse can vary based on the type of abuse taking place. “Emotional abuse is often times a little harder to detect because of the fact you are using words or emotions to limit a partner,” Galego said. “Some of the things that is going to look like with physical abuse is hitting, slapping, choking, pushing, punching, beating or anytime a person does not feel physically safe around another individual.” Verbal and emotional abuse can take many forms, from constant criticism and humiliation to isolation, coercion, threats and intimidation. While statistics point to more reports of women being abused by men in unhealthy relationships, Galego said she believes other demographics are also experiencing abuse and unhealthy relations. “People of all identities can experience these issues or these crimes and also can be perpetrators,” Galego explained. “It’s really that male to female violence is most reported, it’s suspected that violence among other types of couples, or in other situations, is just severely under reported but could be just as prevalent.” Bang and Galego both advised victims of abuse or people experiencing unhealthy relationships to take steps toward improving or leaving the relationship after first ensuring their safety. “Sometimes if a partner knows they are coming here (The Women’s Center) that can be dangerous,” Bang said. Bang listed a number of resources for help available on campus and off, ranging from The Women’s Center and Housing Services to The Dean of Students and the CARE team. “We will never say you should do this or that, but getting information is sometimes low risk for people,” Bang said. If someone is concerned their friend, family member or acquaintance is in an unhealthy relationship, it is recommended they offer support, ask questions and seek information rather than insist or force the party at risk to seek help. After identifying and leaving or repairing an unhealthy relationship, the next step is recovery. Victims’ reactions to unhealthy and abusive relationships vary immensely from one person to the next. “It’s not uncommon for people who have these kinds of experiences to have a trauma response and to really benefit from ongoing counseling,” Bang said. Often the results of an abusive relationship leave victims struggling with self-esteem issues. Victims faced with damaging emotional messaging from a partner must relearn behaviors such as confidence and self-worth. “I think in the long run it’s really important to build your self-esteem,” Bekah said. “Reflecting upon this past relationship of mine, I think to myself, ‘how could I have expected him to love me and take care of me, when I did not, could not and would not love and take care of myself?’ Being confident and healthy will attract those who are also confident and healthy.”
Threatening to harm the victim, the children, family members and pets, using physical size to intimidate, shouting, keeping weapons and threatening to use them.
Not expressing feelings, not giving compliments, not paying attention, not respecting the victim’s feelings, rights and opinions, not taking the victim’s concerns seriously.
Destroying furniture, punching walls throwing things, breaking dishes destroying victim’s personal belongings.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY
Abusing drugs or alcohol, threatening self-harm or suicide, driving recklessly, deliberately doing thing that will cause trouble (like telling off the boss).
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28 percent of college men report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors including physical, sexual, technological, verbal or controlling abuse
In the United States, 28 percent of men have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
In the United States, 35 percent of women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors including physical, sexual, tech, verbal or controlling abuse.
COLLEGE WOMEN 43 percent of college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors including physical, sexual, tech, verbal or controlling abuse
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58% IN COLLEGE (NET)
arly 1 in 3 college women say they have en in an abusive dating relationship
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN IDAHO
While in college
Before and while in college
42% Before college
52 percent of college women report knowing a friend who has experienced violent and abusive dating behaviors including physical, sexual, tech, verbal or controlling abuse. information Knowledge networks
57% Every day in Idaho more than 638 victims of domestic violence and their children seek safety and services from community-based domestic violence programs.
More than half (57 percent) of college students who report experiencing dating violence and abuse said it occurred in college. information Knowledge networks
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THE POWER AND CONTROL WHEEL
Coercion & Threats
Using loved ones
Minimizing, Denying & Blaming
This power and control wheel helps link the different behaviors that together form a pattern of violence. It shows the relationship as a whole - and how each seemingly unrelated behavior is an important part in an overall effort to control someone. Information the idaho coalition against sexual & domestic violence
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By taking the record for the world’s fastest vegetable oil-powered vehicle in 2011 and being awarded the Trail Blazer award by President Kustra in 2012, the Greenspeed Club at Boise State is proving to be a force to be reckoned with. Greenspeed is a multifaceted club open to Boise State students from all degrees. Dave Schenker, a junior mechanical engineering student, founded the club along with four other students and one semihesitant faculty advisor in 2010. John Gardner, professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering, has been the faculty advisor for Greenspeed since the beginning. According to Gardner, he had no personal interest in land speed racing (or this project) other than that it had an element of sustainability in it, which was vegetable oil as a substitution for petroleumbased fuels. It was Schenker’s dedication and confidence which convinced Gardner to get involved. Gardner explained there were many barriers between where Schenker was, and what he wanted to achieve, and said that the bureaucracy of the university shouldn’t be one
of them. “This is somebody we should be encouraging,” Gardner said. “We should find a way for him to be able to do this. It fits well with mechanical engineering and he (Schenker) clearly has a strong vision for this.” After gaining approval and with their newly found faculty advisor, Greenspeed was born. “I started it (the club) to provide an opportunity for my fellow students to connect their classroom education to real world projects,” Schenker said. “Our main project so far has been to build the world’s fastest vegetable oil-powered vehicle and we have been successful in that goal.” Schenker went on to explain the club is now gearing toward other projects which are less massive and more accessible. Although vegetable oil is a good source of energy, vegetable oil is not a good fuel, according to Schenker. “We are simply using vegetable oil as a technology demonstrator, showing that this plant based substance, that is completely renewable and carbon neutral, is capable of beating a petroleum record,” Schenker said. “This is what we’re shooting for, we want to eventually beat the petroleum record with vegetable oil and we haven’t been
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Students who transfer to Boise State must make sure their previously earned credits are accepted by Boise State. Associate Registrar Mandy Nelson is part of Boise State’s efforts to determine what classes and credits from other schools make the cut at the university level. “Basically, what we do is ask admissions for a list so we can find out what our top 50 schools that we are having students transfer from,” Nelson said. With this list, Nelson and her staff at the registrars office asks each educational department personnel to review courses offered at other schools and to determine their value at Boise State. “We want to do the schools we know students are coming
from,” Nelson said. “It doesn’t make any sense to do a full evaluation of Harvard if we have only one Harvard transfer every year.” Students who do not receive full credit for transfers can blame the academic scheduling of previously attended schools. “Those who receive a partial transfer, like a 2.66 out of three don’t get full credit because they may have taken the class in a quarter period instead of one of two semesters as courses are offered at Boise State,” Nelson said. “If you are going from semester to semester, your credits are going to transfer.”
Greenspeed met its goal to create the world’s fastest vegetable oil powered car. able to do that yet, but we’re inching closer to it.” This new goal and their new projects, according to Schenker, are in place in hopes of broadening their member base and getting more students involved. “My original vision was to bring students from all the way across campus together to work on these energy based projects, because they really are multifaceted,” Schenker said. “Sure, there’s lots of engi-
neering that takes place, but no matter how good the engineering is you have to have good communications and marketing people to get that idea out. You have to have good design folks to help convey your ideas — a picture is worth a thousand words.” Greenspeed hasn’t had many other students involved, but would like to expand with students from every department, which according to Gardner, is of
great benefit. “Anytime we get a chance to augment a student’s education beyond the formal curriculum and do it in a way that’s meaningful in their professional life, also meaningful in society, that’s a great win,” Gardner said. “It’s great for the students and that’s something we, as faculty, as administrators, should be looking for ways to do that.” Gardner added what this
means for the university and the students. “I think when you have a student club operating at this venue, at this level of competition, setting a world speed record, obviously that’s great publicity for us,” Gardner said. “It shows that our students are the best in the world.” To get involved check out their website: greenspeed.me or visit the ASBSU site for further details.
Other credits like religious studies courses or those meant to prepare students for college level programs. “Some schools may award credit for a course that we consider remedial here, like remedial math, or remedial english, one of those review type courses like Math 25,” Nelson said. Technical programs may not transfer either, but according to Nelson, it doesn’t hurt to contact the registrar’s office to double check. Nelson said Boise State now has an electronic database system through which department heads can quickly and easily review courses from other higher education institutions. The Transfer Equivalency System allows students to look up their previous schools on the registrar website to determine credit transfer eligibility. “It’s a lot easier using this automated system,”Nelson said. “We used to make photocopies of all the Idaho catalogues and we would send
out giant stacks of paper and they would have to hand write everything in.” For international students looking to transfer to Boise State, the process may take up to six weeks, as Boise State uses an outside service to determine the value of international credits. Those with prior learning
in certain educational fields may be given the option to satisfy course or degree requirements with satisfactory test and exam scores as part of the Credit for Prior Learning Policy on campus. Boise State transfer student William Peralta has spent some time on the registrar’s website and
is expecting his credits from the College of Western Idaho to transfer over in full. “I talked with a counselor at CWI way before I thought about transferring,” Peralta said. “I didn’t want to take classes that didn’t count here and I wanted to go to school at Boise State.”
If you are going from semester to semester, your credits are going to transfer. —Mandy Nelson
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Life’s Kitchen, founded in 2003 by Rory Farrow, is a 16-week culinary arts and life skills training program. The program is tailored to help young adults who are at-risk and give them the life skills they need to be successful young adults. Farrow is a local restaurant owner. She saw dozens of teens and young adults go through her kitchens who didn’t have a lot of experience with things like finding apartments and opening checking accounts. Farrow decided that there was a definite need to create an organization to provide that kind of training to young adults who were at-risk. “We take young adults between the ages of 16 and 20 who are considered at-risk for some reason or another. Things like poverty and homelessness, brushes with the criminal justice system, mental health or any young adult that has significant barriers to success,” said Jeremy
Maxand, executive director of Life’s Kitchen. While going through the program, trainees partake in the 16-week program using Life’s Kitchen’s three businesses. Throughout the day they receive life skills instruction on things like personal finance, transportation, health and employability. “At the end of it all, we want to make sure they have a sense of purpose and direction, confidence, resilience and self efficacy. We want to give them these basic ingredients to be a successful young adult,” Maxand said. Life’s Kitchen works closely with Boise State in a number of different departments. Many of these give opportunities for internship credit through Boise State. Maxand is an adjunct faculty member with Boise State. He teaches sociology on top of his Life’s Kitchen duties. “We have advisory committee members who are faculty at the university in the business department. Our interns come from a variety of different departments,”Maxand said. “Right now we have an
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Life’s Kitchen supplies opportunities
In cooperation with various departments, Life’s Kitchen offers school credit and experience. internship lining up work with us on a business development of a retail food product.” Life’s Kitchen offers meals
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Dedicated activist Sonya Rosario brings her passion for women’s rights through the art of film. As an accredited documentary film director/ producer, Rosario created two award winning documentaries which focused on the rights of Native American’s and the women who fought for them. Both films, “Idaho’s Forgotten War” (2009), and “The
Historical Impact of the “S” word: from One Generation to the Next” (2002), have won high acclaim from the film community. Rosario started shooting her new documentary, “Sofa Diaries”, in August. As a returning student to Boise State, Rosario is seeking to refine her art as she continues to shoot “Sofa Diaries”. She will be traveling all over the Northwest to document her encounters with women from different ethnicities in a video-
journal type format. These encounters will take place on a symbolic and reminiscent piece of a furniture, a sofa. Rosario shared many conversations with her deceased mother whom she credits as her inspiration towards activism. Rosario’s main core theme of the film is to portray Idaho women and highlight their perspectives through conversations. “Women in Idaho have a story to share,” Rosario said.
for a low price. The menu changes weekly. Anything from street tacos, Italian to traditional American cuisine is served up.
“We have a catering business that has a pretty wide variety of different appetizers and main courses,” Maxand said.
Life’s Kitchen employees also serve up school lunches to North Star Charter School and provide meals to University Faith Sanctuary.
Rosario has an intimate relationship to the Boise State community, particularly the Department of Communication, which has been a major influence igniting her passion towards filming. From her naive and humble film beginnings, she barely knew how to operate the technical aspects of a camera let alone developing direction in her work. However with persistence, passion, and a strength that was perpetuated by her activist roots, Rosario seeks to cement herself as a rising director. “If the drive, passion, and desire is there, even from
something simple as filming from your phone, anybody can do it.” Rosario said. It was from the Department of Communication that she has found a majority of her crew, as she has actively sought to give women interested in or studying film a chance to gain valuable experience. “I hire women that aren’t always hired. Most have been Boise State students.” Rosario said. Rosario has now returned while also filming “Sofa Diaries”. Her first class back will be with respected adjunct professor, Benjamin Shedd, who has been involved in the
film industry for over 34 years. Shedd also happens to be an Academy Award winner for his documentary (short subject) film, “The Flight of Gossamer Condor”, in 1974. Rosario actively seeks to learn from the best as a way of developing her own skill as a film maker. From her beginning in film to now, she holds much gratitude to the Department of Communicaiton. “I am forever grateful to Boise State, especially the Department of Communication.” said Rosario. “Sofa Diaries” is set to go to final edits next November.
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Brandon Walton Staff Writer
The Boise State women’s volleyball team opened their regular season this past weekend at the sixth annual Northwest Challenge, winning 1-of3 matches. Boise State fell 3-0 in straight sets 25-18, 25-16, and 25-16 to the No. 5 ranked Washington Huskies in their first matchup of the tournament. The Broncos next game would pit them up against the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The women would get their first win of the season in a contest that was full of exciting action, going down to the wire. Boise State would win this game in five sets, 19-25, 25-17, 25-21, 28-30, 15-11. Boise State’s final game of the Northwest Challenge came against Portland State. The Broncos were unable to carry their momentum into the match against the Vikings
as they lost 3-0 in straight sets 15-25, 25-27, 16-25. “The girls worked hard and battled all weekend, unfortunately we had a couple of injuries that forced us to try some new lineups and that’s just going to take a little time,” Shawn Garus said. The Broncos found themselves getting off to slow starts in each of their sets against Washington. The Huskies took advantage of that to give themselves comfortable leads in each set. This forced the Broncos to go on rallies to get themselves back in the games but in the end this proved too much of an obstacle to overcome. Boise State was led by junior Taylor Murphey who had 10 kills and one block. Senior Sarah Horton added eight kills while sophomore Katelyn Kinghorn had six. The Broncos once again got off to a slow start and saw Gonzaga pull away midway
through the first set to jump into the early lead. However, The Broncos would bounce back in a big way in the second set by going on a 6-0 rally early on, going up by as much as 10 points before finally taking the set. The next two sets proved to be the most competitive of the match with both teams going back and forth with each other. In the third set the Broncos would maintain small leads to take the set and go up 2-1 in the contest. The fourth set saw the Broncos come up with missed opportunities and let the set get away from them. The set saw the Broncos rally back from 21-18 to lead 23-21 but they couldn’t capitalize, losing four match points. That allowed the Bulldogs to take the fourth set and push the match into the fifth and final set. The fifth set would see the
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Volleyball competes in Northwest Challenge
The Broncos went 1-3 over the weekend at the Northwest Challenge. Broncos rebound by controlling the final set on their way to a 3-2 victory over Gonzaga. Boise State was led once again by Murphy who had an all time high of 20 kills to go along with five blocks. Kinghorn had a great game for the Broncos as well by recording her first double-double with 11 kills to 21 digs. The Vikings got off to a great start and dominated early to take the first set. The
Broncos would rebound in the second set to make it competitive, but Portland State proved to be just a little better and that put the women in a 2-0 hole going into the final set. The Vikings would put the finishing touches on the Broncos in the third set and came away with an impressive sweep. Kinghorn and Murphy once again led the Broncos, with
Kinghorn picking up six kills while Murphy had five. “We are looking forward to getting back to gym practicing and getting better for next weekend when we head to Chicago for a tounrament,” Garus said. The Broncos are 1-2 and will head to Chicago next weekend for the Wildcat Challenge, before returning home for the Bronco Classic. on Sep. 12-14.
Tyler Abner Staff Writer
Boise State women’s soccer is looking forward to a new season with an abundance of experienced players and young talent heading into their 2013 campaign. What has the Broncos more excited, however, is having two of their games broadcasted on the Pac-12 Network. Senior forward Ashley Hruby has never played a collegiate game on television. “I’m pretty excited to be playing on the Pac-12 Net-
work,” Hruby said. “We haven’t really ever been on TV before. It’s usually just our parents watching us on Bronco Vision. It’s just exciting to know we have more viewers watching us compete.” Boise State defeated Washington 1-0 and will play Arizona State on Sept. 20. Junior center back Mikhaila Bowden is a veteran player on the Broncos roster who has never played a collegiate game on television. “I think it’s going to be great playing on TV because
we will get more people interested in our school,” Bowden said. “We will get to show the culture here at Boise State. I think we will gain more students that want to come here and more players.” Since first-year head coach Jim Thomas has taken over the team following a fiveyear stint as an assistant at Washington, he has started ingraining his style of play to develop his team into contenders in the MWC. “We try very very hard to establish a new culture around here,” Thomas said. “This is
a huge opportunity for us to play against nationally ranked and nationally renowned programs” Heading into the weekend, the Broncos were looking to continue their winning streak after a 2-1 victory of the Creighton Jays. The Broncos lost to Seattle University, 2-1, for their second overtime loss of the year, but bounced back Saturday, picking up a 1-0 win over the Washington Huskies. The Broncos will now head to Boise for back-toback games at home on Sept. 5-6.
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Boise State soccer makes television debut
The Broncos have opened the season 2-2.
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