Shelle Poole, lecturer for the management department, made a presentation October 15th for the new College of Public Service summarizing “NEW Leadership Idaho”
NEW Leadership is a national bi-partisan program developed by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) to address the underrepresentation of women in American politics. The six-day residential summer institute educates college women about the important role that politics plays in their lives and encourages them to become effective leaders in the political arena.
With a goal of stimulating entrepreneurship at Idaho’s colleges and universities, Zions Bank and the Boise State Center for Entrepreneurship have launched the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge, a series of workshops and events culminating in a statewide business competition with over $150,000 in prizes. All colleges and universities in the Gem State are invited to participate. “While all student participants will develop the skills needed to launch new businesses, financial support, in the form of prize money and other resources, will help turn a few of these business concepts and product prototypes into new businesses,” said Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson, who announced the new program. “We believe this program will not only contribute to the success of the individual businesses, but will provide economic development to the state of Idaho.” The Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge will be comprised of events beginning this fall with workshops, and culminating in the spring with a state-wide business plan competition. Participating schools will receive support for student participation.