Public Affairs Report
Public lands expert John Freemuth co-authored a column for The Conversation and the Scientific American titled “Corporate Sponsors at Yosemite? The Case against Privatizing National Parks”. In it they discuss risky reforms, national parks as valuable public resources, and reasonable reforms.
Originating sources: The Scientific American 8/25/16, The Conversation 8/25/16, Boise State Update on Freemuth 8/25/16
A book co-authored by associate professor Jen Schneider, titled “Under Pressure: Coal Industry Rhetoric and Neoliberalism”, has been awarded the Environmental Communication Division Book of the Year Award from the Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association.
Originating Source: Boise State Update 8/26
John Freemuth’s article on the 1906 Antiquities Act titled “The Antiquities Act and America’s National Parks” was published by U.S. News.
Originating source: U.S. NEWS post 8/19
Professor John Freemuth was quoted in an article published by Fusion dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. The article focused on how Obama has used his power under the 1906 Antiquities Act to establish 22 new national monuments, 7 of which are especially significant to communities of color. John Freemuth was quoted on how the Antiquities Act is “now being used to help ‘complete the American story'”. Read the full article of the National Park’s 100th Anniversary here.
Originating Sources: Fusion 8/22/16, Boise State Update 8/22/16
On July 15th, 2016 the Magistrate Commission for the Fourth Judicial District issued a press release announcing the appointment of Boise State alumnus Theodore J. Fleming to fill the magistrate vacancy in Elmore County. He is expected to begin his judgeship position later this summer.
Originating source: Boise State UPDATE Freemuth post 8/16/16 | ABC News post 8/15/16
John Freemuth got a shout out from Mark Rudin in his monthly column: as did SPS colleague Eric Lindquist. Great stuff! – Jen Schneider, 8/10/16
Four local Graduate Students (Mackenzie Case, Erik Olsen, Kim Young and Jared Talley – Boise State University ) have been selected to participate in the third National Student Congress on Public Land Policy for Land Management, sponsored by the Public Lands Foundation (PLF) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Cruces District.” “Along with Case, twenty students will engage with policy makers, current and former federal land managers and academicians to discuss public land policy in the face of a changing environment.” “This year’s Student Congress will explore, discuss and formulate responses to questions on the future of public land management and its relevance in today’s social and political climate.”
The participants will be attending this program in Las Cruces, New Mexico on September 8-11, 2016. Interviews with Student Congress participants may be arranged by contacting Mike Ferguson at 703-336-2262 or at email@example.com.
Originating source: news releases announcing the participation of Mackenzie Case, Erik Olsen, Jared Tally and Kim Young, local residents/students, in the Third Biannual Student Congress on Public Land Policy for Land Management. 8/5/16 | Boise State Update posting 8/8/16
“Check out this story. It lists Boise as 2016’s best run city. That in and of itself is awesome, but its made better by the fact that our newest faculty member, Luke Fowler, was a contributor to the article!” – Greg Hill,
Original source: WalletHub, 2016’s Best-Run Cities in America, 8/2/16