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Bronco Family Chat

How Are You Doing?

It’s essential for all of us to stay in touch with our families and friends during unsettled times, and for us here at Boise State University, we consider you members of our extended Bronco family. That’s why we wanted to touch base and let you know we’re here for you. Whether you’re working remotely, or practicing the CDC recommended social distancing, through technology, we can still easily connect.

Browse through this page to see how we stay connected and get through this together! Then, join the conversation online using the hashtag #BroncoFamilyChat.

Your Support Makes a Difference

Make the biggest impact on Boise State students by supporting the Student Emergency Fund. These funds are available to students to assist them with housing payments, emergency situations, food insecurities and moments of crisis.

If you have been impacted by school or business closures use the Idaho Foodbank Food Locator to help you find food in your area. We can get through this together! 

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Boise State Zoom Backgrounds

Longing for campus vibrancy and views? Here are some beautiful campus scenes and photos of friendly Broncos that are ready to be your Zoom virtual backgrounds.

View and Download Your Zoom Background

Assisting Health Workers Through the MakerLab

The Boise State MakerLab at Albertsons Library and College of Engineering Innovation Studio ramp up their 3D printing of face shields as community involvement grows.

Be Social

Use the #boisestate and #boisestatealumni hashtags to showcase your Bronco Pride, game day traditions, involvement in the community, adventures and lots of BLUE and ORANGE. Go Broncos!

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Thank You Health Care Professionals

Thank you to all of the health care professionals on the front lines of COVID-19. We know you’re showing up to work despite the risks, and we owe you a lifetime of gratitude.

Longtime Boise State supporter Paddles Up Poké has always given nurses and doctors 10% off in the past, but starting today all nurses and doctors (must have a badge) will receive 50% off of food. Thank you for all that you do.

Learn more about Paddles Up Poké

Career Services

Boise State Career Services is now fully online. While their physical offices are closed, team members will be working remotely, and are ready and looking forward to connecting with and supporting you during this time of transition.

Check out the virtual resources available, like weekly Zoom meetings, a list of companies hiring, online appointments and more, by clicking the link below.

Virtually Connect with the Career Center

Take the Next Step: Boise State Online

Boise State Online students balance jobs, families, military service and everyday life and you can too. And with 45+ online degree and certificate programs, it can help make your educational dreams a reality — whether you need a bachelor’s degree, a graduate degree or a single, online class.

And, don’t forget the Online Master of Educational Technology and Online Master of Business Administration are now offering a 15% tuition discount to alumni association members!

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Community and Environmental Health

Boise State Faculty Shed Light on COVID-19

Boise State faculty respond to COVID-19 with some practical background on the virus, future treatments and how we can “flatten the curve” and support community health.

Credit: NPR

Make Working From Home Work For You

Many of us are home, but there is still work that needs to be done. Read through Yuki Nogughci’s “8 Tips To Make Working From Home Work For You” for some great pro tips everyone in the family can use.

Pro Trips for Working Remotely
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Need a Mental Health Boost

Is cabin fever hitting you hard? As people struggle with suddenly being stuck at home in the name of slowing the spread of the new coronavirus through social distancing, mental health is becoming more and more important.

Check out Self Magazine’s Anna Borges list of 17 mental health tips for when you’re stuck inside.

Mental Health Tips for When You're Stuck Inside
Be BroncoFit Wherever You Are

Remember to Move

Remembering to move can be tough, but it is so important! To start, check out PIVOT Lifestyle + Fitness by KA​’s live streams of their functional fitness classes on Facebook and Instagram. PIVOT Lifestyle + Fitness by KA, created by three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kristin Armstrong​, employs several Boise State University​ graduates.
 
Or try BroncoFit-recommended Yoga With Adriene​. It is completely free and has tons of options for all levels from 5-90 minutes./span>
 
Join the BroncoFit team on Tuesdays/Thursdays at 1 p.m. via Zoom for a guided midday 10-15 minute mindfulness session. Click here to sign up.
 
What other ways are you remembering to move and stay BroncoFit? Let us know by clicking the button below.
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Idaho Small Business Development Center

Small businesses across the nation have been affected by COVID-19. The Idaho Small Business Development Center headquartered within College of Business and Economics is made up of 30 business advisors located in six centers across the state who can offer support and guidance in these uncertain times.
Resources for Small Businesses
College of Education

K-12 Teacher Resources

Kerry Rice, an EdTech Boise State​ professor and coordinator of the K-12 Online Teaching program in the Boise State University College of Education​, shares some practical and helpful advice for K-12 teachers who are moving their classrooms online.

Resources for Online Teaching
Credit: NPR and Common Sense Media

Coronavirus And Parenting

NPR Life Kit parenting hosts, Anya Kamenetz and Cory Turner, give a quick rundown of some of the great questions they’ve heard from listeners and readers.

For more great advice, check out Common Sense Media for trustworthy information on appropriate media for children of all ages.

8 Things Parents Should Know

Virtual Events

Midday Mindfulness

Low Power Reading Hour

Boise State Virtual Easter Egg Hunt

Bronco Day 2020

Top Ten Scholars Digital Award Ceremony

The Good Stuff

Students continue translating for medical patients despite pandemic
National grant will fuel research on impact of exercise on stem cells
Boise State ramps up its 3D printing of face shields as community involvement grows
Respiratory care faculty provide COVID-19 support for local hospitals
Theatre Arts and Costume Design

Protecting the vulnerable with stylish sewing

Darrin Pufall-Purdy, a Boise State associate professor and director of Theatre Arts and Costume Design, was inspired to use his sewing skills while social distancing to battle COVID-19 in the Boise community. Together with his husband, son and Boise State costume shop manager Grace Slaughter, the small but mighty team is determined to sew 100 masks per week.

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Submit a Distinguished Alumni Nomination

Showcase Our Best

Do you know of a deserving classmate, friend or colleague who is worthy of recognition for excellence in their field, or who has provided dedicated volunteer service to the community and to Boise State? Consider submitting a nomination for the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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COVID-19 Information

Boise State University is closely following the public health situation regarding an outbreak of pneumonia caused by a novel (new) strain of coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID-19 Information and Updates