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From expansive features on research collaborations that span the globe to profiles of fascinating alumni, take a few moments to get to know Boise State on a deeper level.

Leader of the Weed Warriors

Restoring the Boise Foothills one plant at a time

In June 2016, an errant, illegal firework sparked a blaze that consumed more than 2,500 acres of grassy, sagebrush-filled foothills surrounding Boise’s iconic Table Rock – the mountainous plateau jutting out of the foothills northeast of the city. The fire devastated established wildlife habitat and shut down miles of popular hiking trails originating from the Old Idaho Penitentiary and traversing up to Table Rock itself.

But once the embers cooled, landowners – including the City of Boise, Idaho Department of Lands, Idaho Fish and Game, and private citizens – faced another battle, this one against time, erosion and a host of invasive species that were ready to outcompete slower-growing native plants like sagebrush for the area’s sparse resources.

That’s where Boise State alumna Martha Brabec stepped in

Focus on Boise State University

Training Boise's Builders from Classroom to Skyline
May 06, 2019

Training Boise's Builders from Classroom to Skyline

Broncos Welcome the Community to Campus Through Service-Learning
May 06, 2019

Broncos Welcome the Community to Campus Through Service-Learning

From Blue-Collar to Green: Grant Will Help Historian Chart Boise’s ‘Deindustrialization’
April 19, 2019

From Blue-Collar to Green: Grant Will Help Historian Chart Boise’s ‘Deindustrialization’

Coding Their Way Through the Glass Ceiling
May 06, 2019

Coding Their Way Through the Glass Ceiling

Alumni Chris and Sarah Carr Start Scholarship with Honors College
May 06, 2019

Alumni Chris and Sarah Carr Start Scholarship with Honors College

All the Zoo's a Stage
April 22, 2019

All the Zoo's a Stage

From Campus to Community

Alumni Turn Their Passions into Professions

Each year, Boise State graduates thousands of students, many of whom stay and through their professional talents, continue to help make the Treasure Valley a place where we all want to work and play.

Meet Storyfort Director and Boise State Graduate Christian Winn
March 19, 2019

Meet Storyfort Director and Boise State Graduate Christian Winn

Meet Amber Beierle: Historian, Advocate and Teacher
March 08, 2019

Meet Amber Beierle: Historian, Advocate and Teacher

Alumna Cassidy VanWarmerdam Brews Quality and Consistency at Payette Brewing
January 17, 2019

Alumna Cassidy VanWarmerdam Brews Quality and Consistency at Payette Brewing

Alumnus Bryan Anthony Moore Blends History with Myth
April 09, 2019

Alumnus Bryan Anthony Moore Blends History with Myth

RESEARCH in the Arts

Mud Flaps and Burial Shrouds

Following one artist’s quest to honor the identities of the American West through her loom.

Weaving an Identity for the West

Research

Cultural Interpreters
February 13, 2019

Cultural Interpreters

Big Data Equals Big Potential
January 20, 2018

Big Data Equals Big Potential

Schooled for a Life in the Arts
February 12, 2019

Schooled for a Life in the Arts

The Art of Binge-worthy TV
February 20, 2019

The Art of Binge-worthy TV

Falkland Islands Research
April 27, 2018

Falkland Islands Research

Air Apparent
February 06, 2018

Air Apparent