Public Affairs Report
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
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
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
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?
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
“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
“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
Jen Schneider has been appointed to serve on the advisory group for the Center for Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES), an organization of the National Academy of Engineering. Learn more about the program here…
Original Source: The Update, Jen Schneider 4/3/2015
John Freemuth was quoted in an article by U.S. News and World Report pertaining to a report released by Western-State governors to conserve that habitat of Sage Grouse. The bird once numbered in the millions but “current estimates put the population between 200,000 and 500,000” (Ridler). John Freemuth suggests that the efforts being made may be enough for Fish and Wildlife to decline the listing as an endangered species. Read Western governors tout sage grouse conservation efforts to avoid endangered species listing in US News and World Report
Original Source: The Update, Published 9:31 AM / April 3, 2015 , 4/3/2015, Great Falls Tribune Western governors tout sage grouse conservation efforts, 4/2/2015