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Summit Competition & Economics Scholarship

Here’s a great learning experience for students, faculty and staff and it includes some financial incentives as well.

Please RSVP to participate in the 3rd annual Frank Church International Economic Summit from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM October 16 in the Jordan Ballroom. Country team and scholarship applications are limited.
View 2012 Application

The International Economic Summit is a 6 hour simulation of the global economy in which 60-100 country teams compete for scarce resources, form strategic country alliances, debate global issues, invest in long term development and apply their knowledge and skills to raise their country’s standard of living while grappling with current global economic and political issues.

Each country team has 3 members (students, faculty and staff are eligible), one of which must have participated in a Summit previously as a student, instructor or volunteer.

Consider offering the Summit as an extra credit project for your course. It requires up to 15 hours preparation time plus the 6 hour event on October 16.

This learning project is applicable for students and faculty interested in international relations, economics, global trade, business and any of the social sciences.

In addition to the $2,000 of educational team awards, one student will be selected for the new George M. Klein Economics Scholarship of $350.

This Summit event is sponsored by the Frank Church Institute, the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, the College of Business and Economics and the College of Education.

Application attached or at http://cobe.boisestate.edu/icee/international-economic-summit/summit-teacher-training-signup-bsu-82012/

Contact me for questions or assistance,

Linda Gault


Linda Gault, Operations Manager (208-426-1193)

Leon Maynard, President (208-426-1810)
Suzen Lin, Materials Manager (208-426-1102)
Xiaoye Jin, Graduate Assistant (208-426-2926)

Idaho Council on Economic Education
International Economic Summit Institute www.econsummit.org
Boise State University

College of Business and Economics
College of Education

Applications being accepted for the Fourth District Citizens’ Law Academy

Attention: BSU Pre-Law Society, BSU Criminal Justice, BSU Political Science, BSU Public Policy and Administration, and BSU History Departments:

Applications are now online for the Fourth District Citizens’ Law Academy, which is a free 12-week course offered to increase public understanding of the American legal system. This is a great course for pre-law students and those students who want to learn more about the legal system in this country and our state. Participants of Citizens’ Law Academy finish the program with a better understanding of how the system works, the laws affecting their daily lives, their rights under the law, and the ethical standards by which judges and attorneys must conduct themselves. Over the course of the 12 weeks, participants will hear from several judges and attorneys who each present on a different aspect of the legal system.

Classes are held in Boise and meet Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm from September 4 through November 13. Organizers hope for a variety of student perspectives and encourage anyone 18 and older from the Treasure Valley area who wants to learn more about Idaho law and the American legal system to sign up. Registration forms will be accepted through August 17. Space is limited. For more information and an application, visit http://isb.idaho.gov/ilf/lre/cla.html.

For more information about Citizens’ Law Academy, contact Carey Shoufler, Law Related Education Director, at 208.334.4500 or cshoufler@isb.idaho.gov.

I am helping to coordinate the Fourth District Citizens’ Law Academy, which is a free 12-week course offered to increase public understanding of the American legal system. This is a great course for pre-law students and those students who want to learn more about the legal system in this country and our state. Participants of Citizens’ Law Academy finish the program with a better understanding of how the system works, the laws affecting their daily lives, their rights under the law, and the ethical standards by which judges and attorneys must conduct themselves. Over the course of the 12 weeks, participants will hear from several judges and attorneys who each present on a different aspect of the legal system.

Classes are held in Boise and meet Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm from September 4 through November 13. Organizers hope for a variety of student perspectives and encourage anyone 18 and older from the Treasure Valley area who wants to learn more about Idaho law and the American legal system to sign up. Registration forms will be accepted through August 17. Space is limited. For more information and an application, visit http://isb.idaho.gov/ilf/lre/cla.html.

For more information about Citizens’ Law Academy, contact Carey Shoufler, Law Related Education Director, at 208.334.4500 or cshoufler@isb.idaho.gov.

Good Government or Rubbish?

John Freemuth, Political Science professor at Boise State University and senior fellow at the Cecil Andrus Center for Public Policy, recently commented on the “Good Government or Rubbish?” story published with the Twin Falls Times-News
“Although government has the right to regulate services, especially when it affects the health and safety of its citizens, the …
Read Good Government or Rubbish… »

Current state of the “tea party”

Gary Moncrief, was quoted in an Associated Press story about the current state of the “tea party” platform in Idaho. Moncrief noted that while tea party sentiment seems to be on the wane, conventions, such as the upcoming Republican convention in Twin Falls, tend to draw the most deeply committed delegates and thus the most “active an passionate.”

Read about Gary Moncrief’s thoughts on the Tea Party in Update.

Idaho House Speaker Lawrence Denny

Gary Moncrief was quoted in the Idaho Statesman article “Dan Popkey: Bedke poised to unseat Denney”.  A story about Idaho House Speaker Lawrence Denny and his odds of being unseated in the coming year.

Sawtooth National Recreation Area turns 40

Political Science professor, John Freemuth comments on the Sawtooth National Recreation Area in Idaho turning 40 years old.  Read the article in the Read about Sawtooth’s 40th Anniversary in State Journal and the Idaho Statesman.

Did closed primary stop cross-over voting?

Professor Gary Moncrief discussed the results of the recent primary election in idahopolitic’s blog and the question “did the GOP closed ballot work?”.

Comments on Idaho’s recent primary election.

Professor Gary Moncrief provided analysis of the recent primary election for Boise State Public Radio and the Idaho Statesman. Moncrief discussed changes at the polls, low voter turnout and the future of Idaho’s closed primaries.

Read about Gary Moncrief and the recent primary in Update.

Meet the Employers – Public Sector

Don’t miss out on an opportunity for select Boise State students to meet and engage with public sector organizations in a more personal setting at Meet the Employers – Public Sector. Discover what makes each organization unique  and connect with professionals who can offer invaluable career advice and contacts.

Build your network
Develop your professional communication skills
Meet people with career paths that will inspire you
Get insider information on internship, mentorship & job opportunities

 Thursday, April 26th in the Capitol Building, Rotunda; 5:30-8:30pm.  

SPACE IS LIMITED! Indicate your interest now. Visit The Career Center website to RSVP and for more information.

Meet with the top executives and decision makers from:

  • ACLU of Idaho – Leo Morales
  • Ada County Juvenile Court Services – Judge David Manweiler
  • Ada County Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Gary Raney
  • Boise City Council – Councilman Ben Quintana
  • Idaho Department of Health & Welfare (District 3) – Director Ross Mason
  • Idaho of Veterans’ Affairs – Regional Director Jim Vance
  • Idaho Hospital Association – VP of Governmental Relations Toni Lawson
  • Idaho State Legislature – House of Representatives – Director of Government Affairs at BSU Bruce Newcomb
  • State of Idaho, Office of Performance Evaluations – Director Rakesh Mohan
  • The Nature Conservancy in Idaho – State Director Toni Hardesty
  • The Washington Group (Washington DC) – Jennifer Kolb

 

 

Headed to Brazil

Brian Wampler has been invited to make a presentation at the international Open Government Partnership (OGP) annual conference to be held April 17-18 in Brasilia, Brazil.

Last year seven governments, led by the United States and Brazil, initiated the OGP in an effort to encourage national governments to be more transparent and accountable.  This effort is being developed in conjunction with NGOs and other civil society organizations.  More than 30 countries are sending official delegations to the annual conference.

For more details, visit www.opengovpartnership.org.

This article originally posted in Read about the international Open Government Partnership in Update.