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John Freemuth was quoted in the Idaho Statesman article about Secretary Jewell

John Freemuth, the Boise State University political science professor who has advised Interior officials working on the fire and sage grouse report, observed the inaction of the past decade and called the changes Jewell has made “remarkable.”

Originally cited: The Idaho Statesman, 5/18/15

Jim Weatherby was quoted in The Spokesman-Review

“I think generally there’s been, throughout his career, a lot of respect for him and the work he’s done,” said Jim Weatherby, Boise State University professor emeritus and a longtime observer of Idaho politics.

Weatherby said Crapo “covered his bases” in his choice of campaign co-chairmen, “drawing upon representatives of the various factions” of Idaho’s Republican Party, from tea party favorite Labrador to sitting Gov. Otter.

Original source: The Spokeman-Review, Idaho Sen. Crapo to run for 4th term 5/12/15

Justin Vaughn was quoted in an Associated Press article that ran in several media outlets, including the Detroit News.

Justin Vaughn was quoted in an Associated Press article that ran in several media outlets, including the Detroit News. It was titled “Obama’s presidential legacy begins to take shape.” As Obama begins to talk about post-administration goals, Vaughn notes that the issues president’s choose to embrace out of office tend to stem from personal values or events that occurred during their administration.Read Detroit Free Press article: Obama’s presidential legacy begins to take shape here.

Original Source: The Update, Justin Vaughn, 5/7/2015

Fettuccine Forum: Freemuth on Preserving the Environment

Boise State professor John Freemuth and his wife Sheri will present at the final Fettuccine Forum of the season at 5:30 p.m. May 7 at Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd. Doors open at 5 p.m. The popular lecture series is free and open to the public.

Original Source: Fettuccine Forum: Freemuth on Preserving the Environment, The Update: 4/16/15

Stephanie Witt named editor of Social Science Journal

Dr. Stephanie Witt, professor for the Department of Public Policy and Administration, has been named the editor of the Social Science Journal. “The position provides for a graduate assistantship for a doctoral student assistant. Witt believes the position will bring interest and attention to the university’s School of Public Service and its commitment to quality scholarship about social science, our region and our world” (The Update). Read more…

Original Sources: The Update, Stephanie Witt, 4/27/15

Jim Weatherby comments on Idaho’s “discrimination against particular denominations or religions” in the Idaho Statesman

Jim Weatherby, a political science professor emeritus at Boise State University, comments on Idaho’s “discrimination against particular denominations or religions” in an article regarding “Idaho’s history of religious fear” (Struyk). This article addresses a variety of topics including Mormon voting rights, Basque Catholic immigration, and Hindu Senate prayer.

Original Source: Idaho Statesman, 4/22/15

New School of Public Service

The Vice President, Laura Simic, comments on the changes that will be occurring as the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs dissolves into the new School of Public Service and College of Arts and Science. The new School of Public Service, with Corey Cook serving as its inaugural dean, “is made up of rich and diverse academic programs that will prepare students, public servants and leaders to think both regionally and globally in an interdependent world”

Original Source: From the Vice President, 4/21/15, New School of Public Service, WIIFM?

The Freemuths at the Fettuccine Forum

John Freemuth and his wife Sheri will present at the final Fettuccine Forum of the season on May 7th. Dr. John Freemuth is a professor for the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Boise State University. His wife, Sheri Freemuth, is a senior field officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The speakers on this evening “will focus on the perceived divide between cultural and natural resource advocacy groups” (The Update).

Original Source: The Update, Fettuccine Forum: Freemuth on Preserving the Environment, 4/16/2015

Dr. John Freemuth quoted in Idaho Statesman article about Mike Crapo

“John Freemuth was quoted in an Idaho Statesman story about U.S. Senator Mike Crapo’s vote in support of a public land transfer bill. Freemuth said the federal bill could hurt Idaho public lands and the state’s sage-grouse plan.”

Original Sources: The Update, 4/8/2015, John Freemuth, The Idaho Statesman, Crapo’s vote on public land transfer bill upsets sportsmen, conservationists, 4/8/2015

New Dean of Public Service

dean“Corey Cook, who worked in public policy education at the University of San Francisco, has been named the inaugural dean of Boise State University’s College of Public Service. The college, which will combine several departments including political science, criminal justice and military science, becomes operational in early July.”

Original Source: Idaho Statesman, 4/8/2015