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2017 President’s Writing Awards

President's writing awards 2017 with illustration of pencilSubmit to the 2017 President’s Writing Awards! All contest categories are open to writing produced for undergraduate coursework at Boise State from spring 2016 through spring 2017. Two prizes will be awarded in each category: first prize, $200; second prize, $100.

Visit  to complete the submission form and upload your submission.

Deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017

Direct all inquiries to


Apr. 4: Careers are Brewing Workshop

Learning Outside the Classroom Workshop

Gaining career experience as a student.

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Career Services, MBEB Suite 1120

Join us for free coffee and learn about internship opportunities and how to land a rewarding internship experience.

Find more workshops and events from COBE Career Services.

(208) 426-3862 |

Apr. 7: Louis Tay Live CARMA Webcast

Construct Validation

Dr. Louis Tay, Purdue University

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Friday, April 7

Imagination Lab, MBEB 2302

Apr. 7: Keith Markus Live CARMA Webcast

Testing Causal Hypotheses

Dr. Keith Markus, CUNY

10-11 a.m.

Friday, April 7

Imagination Lab, MBEB 2302

Apr. 10: The Advertising Agency, Brad Weigle, Speaker

Brad Weigle

Boise State University’s American Marketing Association presents Brad Weigle

Brad Weigle is the digital director for Drake Cooper.

4:30 p.m.

Monday, April 10

MBEB 4201 Williams Executive Boardroom

Cool things about Brad Weigle

Since joining the Drake Cooper team in 2011, Brad Weigle has become the youngest director in the company’s 35+ year history. As Digital Director, he oversees all of Drake Cooper’s digital services and works with clients to bring more immersive brand experiences to consumers through digital mediums. In this role, he developed the agency’s Digital Planning process to further guide brands to an integrated digital approach.

In addition to his day-to-day work at the agency, Brad manages Idaho’s largest advertising internship, the Backstage Pass, where he coaches up-and-coming advertising talent. When he’s not helping interns at the agency, he guest lectures at Boise State and mentors students for the National Student Advertising Competition.

Brad graduated from Boise State with degrees in marketing and finance. In his spare time, he enjoys getting out on the course and improving his golf game. 

For additional information contact advisors David Hunt ( ) or Joanna Gabler (

Apr. 12: WOW Salary Negotiation with Roger Quarles

Key Tips to Getting the Salary You Deserve.

Marc McDonald from Deloitte interviewing Boise State accountancy studentJoin Women of the Workplace student organization (WOW) for coffee and desserts as we hear from Roger Quarles, the executive director of the the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation on how to properly negotiate salary.

Learn how to:

  • start the conversation
  • do it tactfully
  • know when the time is right

4 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 12

Executive Education Classroom, MBEB 4100

This will be a fantastic opportunity for students all across Boise State to get inside information, network and ask questions.

Learn about Roger Quarles and the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation

Roger Quarles came to Idaho in 1992 after launching a successful restaurant chain in California. He then taught high school in Wood River Valley for five years while earning a doctorate from the University of Idaho. Quarles was principal at Kuna High School from 2000-2005 before serving as the assistant superintendent for a year and then superintendent in the Caldwell School District until 2011. He was co-director of Idaho Leads at the Boise State Center for School Improvement for two years and served as Idaho’s chief deputy state superintendent in 2013.

The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation is a Boise-based private family foundation committed to the vision of limitless learning for all Idahoans. In the last 16 years, the Albertson Family Foundation has invested more than $600 million in Idaho.

Undergraduate Research Conference – April 17

image Bosie State COBE Students reseach poster winnersStudents from all academic disciplines are invited to participate in the 14th annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Monday, April 17, in the Student Union. Applications are due by Monday, March 13.

The annual conference is a forum for undergraduate students to demonstrate what they have learned through mentored research and creative expression in a scholarly setting.  A unique educational and networking event, the conference encourages interdisciplinary exchange, bringing together students from all disciplines at Boise State University. Students may present their work in poster, podium presentation or visual formats. First held in 2003, the conference has grown to include more than 525 participants from all colleges.

Information about the Undergraduate Research Conference and the application form may be found here.

For questions, please contact Erin Muggli at, or call 426-4062.