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Idaho Policy Institute (IPI) Assistant Director, Vanessa Fry, presented the results of IPI’s evaluation of a free pre-kindergarten program at a press event at the Whitney Community Center. The program provides free, high quality, preschool education to 3-5 year olds …

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Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: October 17, 2017, 9:29 pm

Idaho Policy Institute (IPI) Assistant Director, Vanessa Fry, presented the results of IPI’s evaluation of a free pre-kindergarten program at a press event at the Whitney Community Center. The program provides free, high quality, preschool education to 3-5 year olds …

The post Pre-K Research Shows Achievement in Benchmark Scores appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: vanessafry
Posted: October 17, 2017, 7:56 pm

In August, The Guardian broadcast a video narrating the journey from Raqqa to Europe of a 20-year old Syrian refugee ...

The post How U.S. Policies Are Worsening the Global Refugee Crisis appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Steven Feldstein
Posted: October 16, 2017, 6:01 am

Overwhelming numbers of refugees and the seeming suddenness with which they appear limit our ability to understand them. As a ...

The post Rethinking Refugees appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Nick Miller
Posted: October 9, 2017, 6:01 am

Idaho Policy Institute Assistant Director, Vanessa Fry, participated in a panel discussion at the West Central Mountains Economic Summit in McCall, Idaho.  The panel, focused on housing solutions, discussed strategies for addressing the housing-related challenges facing Valley County, Adams County …

The post West Central Mountains Housing Solutions appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: cathescott
Posted: October 4, 2017, 3:35 pm

Justin Vaughn was interviewed for a Reuters article titled “Pastors stand firm as Trump’s U.S. evangelical base weakens” about President Trump and his dwindling support among evangelicals. Vaughn’s quote was also was used in a New York Post article titled, …

The post Justin Vaughn Quoted in Reuters and New York Post Articles appeared first on Political Science.

Author: rileytaylor524
Posted: October 3, 2017, 9:41 pm

Justin Vaughn, director of the Center for Idaho History and Politics, editor of The Blue Review and an associate professor of political science, has been a busy man. He recently delivered a pair of presentations in Oslo, Norway that were …

The post Justin Vaughn Presents in Norway appeared first on Political Science.

Author: rileytaylor524
Posted: October 3, 2017, 9:31 pm

Gary Moncrief, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, will deliver a presentation hosted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University on Tuesday Oct. 2 titled “The State of the States in a State of Confusion“. In it he will discuss the current …

The post Gary Moncrief to Present at Rutgers Univerity appeared first on Political Science.

Author: rileytaylor524
Posted: October 3, 2017, 9:18 pm

“It’s the economy, stupid.” James Carville, sign in Clinton war room, 1992 The democracy tracking nongovernmental organization Freedom House, in ...

The post Shock Effects? appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Ross Burkhart
Posted: October 1, 2017, 6:01 am

Interior Secretary Zinke invokes Teddy Roosevelt as model, but his public land policies don’t John Freemuth is the Executive Director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University. He receives funding from USGS and BLM. Original source: …

The post Dr. John Freemuth is quoted in the Conversation appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 27, 2017, 5:52 pm

Are we seeing an end to Idaho’s ‘forest wars’? “For decades, Idaho seemed caught up in what Boise State University environmental policy professor John Freemuth coined the “forest wars.”.” Original source: Lewiston Morning Tribune, 9/27/17

The post Dr. John Freemuth was quoted in the Lewiston Morning Tribune appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 27, 2017, 5:39 pm

Idaho set a goal to have 60 percent of 25- to 34-year-old Idahoans hold a college degree or certificate by … The post Lessons Learned appeared first on The Blue Review. Original Source: The Blue Review, 9/25/17

The post The Blue Review post, “Lessons Learned”, by Chris Birdsall appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 26, 2017, 2:48 pm

New Path Community Housing broke ground on Sept. 20 as Idaho’s first “Housing First” development. This project will provide housing and wrap around services for 40 people experiencing chronic homelessness and reduces the barriers of entry to housing. In 2016 …

The post IPI Research Serves as Catalyst for “Housing First” appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: cathescott
Posted: September 25, 2017, 3:19 pm

Idaho set a goal to have 60 percent of 25- to 34-year-old Idahoans hold a college degree or certificate by ...

The post Lessons Learned appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Chris Birdsall
Posted: September 25, 2017, 6:01 am

Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land … you don’t compromise environmental values,” said John Freemuth, a Boise State University environmental policy professor and public lands expert. “The article discusses agreements for logging and restoration projects on …

The post John Freemuth was quoted in an titled “Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land.” appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 22, 2017, 5:46 pm

Dr. Jennifer Stevens, a Boise State professor of the practice in Urban Studies and Community Development and History, will receive a 2017 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and History. She will be honored for “Excellence in History.” Stevens …

The post Urban Studies Professor of the Practice Honored for Excellence in History appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: September 18, 2017, 9:02 pm

Suzanne McCorkle and Melanie Reese have published the second edition of their book, “Personal Conflict Management” (2018, Routledge). The book details the common causes of conflict, showcases the theories that explain why conflict happens, presents strategies for managing conflict, and …

The post Suzanne McCorkle and Melanie Reese, published 2nd edition of “Personal Conflict Management” appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 18, 2017, 3:14 pm

During the 2012 presidential election, then-candidate Mitt Romney told a wheelchair-bound man suffering from muscular dystrophy that he did not ...

The post Is Marijuana Really a Gateway Drug? appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Cody Jorgensen
Posted: September 18, 2017, 6:01 am

John Freemuth was quoted in a High Country News story titled “Trump administration erodes environmental protections.” Read the full article in the High Country News. Original source: Boise State UPDATE 9/13/17; High County News 9/11/17

The post John Freemuth was quoted in a High Country News story appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 13, 2017, 6:00 pm

“Boise State University President Bob Kustra will moderate a forum presented by the Idaho Environmental Forum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational association, from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 in the Sapphire Room at The Riverside Hotel. The forum, titled “The …

The post President Kustra to Moderate Politics of Protected Areas Forum appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 13, 2017, 5:53 pm

Close your eyes and then visualize a national park. Really, do it. You probably saw an iconic site like Yellowstone ...

The post Reimagining the National Park System appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Robert Pahre
Posted: September 11, 2017, 6:01 am

Greg Raymond, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, was interviewed by the Demostat Research Center in Belgrade on the relations between Serbia and NATO. Visit Demostat’s English page here: demostat.rs/en.

The post Greg Raymond appeared first on Political Science.

Author: valeriehayes
Posted: September 8, 2017, 6:05 pm

No matter where in the world we turn our eyes, populist actors and ideas seem to be on the march. ...

The post The Populist Temptation – And Why to Keep It At Bay appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Markus Siewert
Posted: September 4, 2017, 7:00 am

The Idaho Medical Group Management Association (Idaho MGMA) is a professional association of approximately 200 medical practice administrators and managers from a variety of medical practices and facilities throughout Idaho. As an affiliate of the national Medical Group Management Association …

The post MPA alumni, and IMGMA Executive Director, Steven Sumter, announces 2017 MGMA Conference appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: August 28, 2017, 7:41 pm

Cecil Andrus receives an honorary doctorate from Boise State in 2004.   “Cecil D. Andrus, a Democrat, the only Idahoan elected four times as the state’s governor and the former Secretary of the Interior under President Jimmy Carter, has died …

The post Memorial Planned for Legendary Idaho Political Leader Cecil Andrus appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: August 28, 2017, 6:17 pm

John Freemuth’s 1991 publication, Islands Under Siege: National Parks and the Politics of External Threats, was referenced in a Science Magazine book critique titled “Another plea to protect America’s parks publishes in September. Will this one resonate?”You can read the …

The post John Freemuth’s publication was referenced in a Science Magazine appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: August 28, 2017, 6:03 pm

On June 25, 2015 I met with a couple of friends at a coffee shop where we usually meet before ...

The post When Extraordinary is the New Ordinary appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: T. Deniz Erkmen
Posted: August 28, 2017, 7:00 am

The School of Public Service is saddened to learn of the passing of Governor Cecil D. Andrus, who passed away Thursday evening. Governor Andrus, called “Idaho’s Greatest Governor” in a recent biography, made innumerable contributions to the State of Idaho …

The post School of Public Service Saddened by Passing of Governor Cecil D. Andrus appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: August 25, 2017, 3:07 pm

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 25, 2017   Cecil D. Andrus, Legendary Idaho Political Leader, Dies in Boise Cecil D. Andrus, a Democrat, and the only Idahoan elected four times as the state’s governor and who also served as secretary of the …

The post In Memoriam: Governor Cecil D. Andrus appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: August 25, 2017, 2:57 pm

The issue of immigration played a key role in the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign, with President Donald Trump promising to ...

The post How Dehumanization Influences Attitudes Toward Immigrants appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Steve Utych
Posted: August 21, 2017, 7:09 pm

Connecting the Dots: A response to Scott Yenor’s opinion piece in the Daily Signal by a concerned Boise State University colleague There is something here. This is not random. There is a reason that I was contacted by both colleagues …

The post Connecting the Dots appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: August 14, 2017, 9:51 pm

Scott Yenor has an opinion piece in the Daily Signal titled, “Transgender Activists Are Seeking to Undermine Parental Rights.” Read the full piece here: http://dailysignal.com/2017/08/02/transgender-activists-seeking-undermine-parental-rights/

The post Scott Yenor appeared first on Political Science.

Author: valeriehayes
Posted: August 8, 2017, 4:09 pm

Associate Professor Justin Vaughn and Brandon Rottinghaus, University of Houston, co-authored a piece about political scientists and the measurement of presidential greatness for the American Political Science Association. The piece was titled “Presidential Greatness and Political Science: Assessing the 2014 …

The post Justin Vaughn appeared first on Political Science.

Author: valeriehayes
Posted: August 8, 2017, 4:08 pm

Ross Burkhart recently published an op-ed in the Idaho Statesman titled “How can people confuse Idaho and Iowa? They’re not even close.” The piece uses a political science data set to illustrate the differences between Idaho and Iowa. Read the …

The post Ross Burkhart Published in Idaho Statesman appeared first on Political Science.

Author: valeriehayes
Posted: August 8, 2017, 4:06 pm

Political science professor Brian Wampler organized and led a two-day international workshop, held in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop was held July 13-14 and included participants from 10 countries, including the Philippines, Indonesia, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Brazil, the …

The post Brian Wampler Leads Two-Day Workshop in Kenya appeared first on Political Science.

Author: valeriehayes
Posted: July 24, 2017, 3:33 pm

Scott Yenor recently published an article via the Daily Signal titled “How Radical Feminism Sowed the Seeds of Our Transgender Movement.” Read the article here: http://dailysignal.com/2017/07/18/radical-feminism-sowed-seeds-transgender-moment/

The post Scott Yenor Published on “The Daily Signal” appeared first on Political Science.

Author: valeriehayes
Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:36 pm

Dr. Greg Raymond, Distinguished Professor of Political Science Emeritus, was interviewed by the Belgrade newspaper Danas on the foreign policy implications of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s recent visit to the United States.

The post Dr. Greg Raymond Interviewed by Danas appeared first on Political Science.

Author: valeriehayes
Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:27 pm

Men’s basketball in Idaho is in a state of crisis. Idaho ranks very low on several metrics of quality, putting ...

The post Idaho Still Needs a Shot Clock for High School Basketball appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Scott Yenor
Posted: July 10, 2017, 7:31 am

Vanessa Crossgrove Fry, assistant director at Boise State University’s Idaho Policy Institute, was invited to keynote the Working Women’s Lunch at the 2017 Idaho AFL-CIO Annual Convention in Lewiston. Ms. Fry’s talk to the 100+ delegates and guests focused on …

The post IPI Assistant Director Vanessa Fry Speaks at Idaho AFL-CIO Gathering appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:58 pm

Greg Hill, director of Boise State University’s Idaho Policy Institute and associate professor of Public Policy and Administration, presented at the 2017 Association of Idaho Cities Annual Conference.  Dr. Hill shared current research being conducted at IPI and also spoke …

The post IPI Director Greg Hill Presents at Association of Idaho Cities Annual Conference appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:52 pm

The School of Public Service has added an additional advisor to better serve its growing student population. Brittany Sundell joins the School after nearly three years as a Resident Hall Director for Boise State Housing and Residence Life. “Brittany’s rich …

The post Brittany Sundell Joins School of Public Service appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: May 23, 2017, 7:58 pm

Food insecurity, the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food, is a growing but frequently-hidden problem on college campuses nation-wide. While a national study has been completed on the issue, the Idaho Policy Institute …

The post Idaho Policy Institute surveys food insecurity on campus appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: May 8, 2017, 3:44 pm

Food Insecurity on the Boise State Campus Over forty percent of Boise State students have experienced some form of food insecurity. Food insecurity, the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food, is a …

The post Are Students Hungry? appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: May 5, 2017, 9:48 pm

Idaho Policy Institute Director Greg Hill and assistant director Vanessa Fry recently attended the 2017 annual conference of the Consortium of University Public Service Organizations (CUPSO) at the University of Delaware. The conference took place from April 19-21 in Newark, Delaware …

The post Idaho Policy Institute staff attend public service organization conference in Delaware appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: May 5, 2017, 9:30 pm

Dr. Matthew May’s article The Hidden Cost of Primary Systems appeared in the May 1 edition of The Blue Review. In the article, May explores why fewer state employees are turning out to vote in Idaho’s primary election. Drawing on …

The post IPI’s Dr. Matthew May examines the hidden costs of primary systems in The Blue Review appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: May 5, 2017, 9:10 pm

Long-time state representative, School of Public Service adjunct faculty, receives award for her many contributions to Idaho Political Leadership [BOISE] – Wendy Jaquet, long-time Idaho state representative and current School of Public Service adjunct faculty member and PhD candidate, has …

The post Wendy Jaquet Honored at Sun Valley Film Festival appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: April 18, 2017, 2:50 pm

IPI is working on three projects to spur economic development and quality of life in Butte County, a remote and beautiful corner of the Gem State. Corey Taule of Idaho State Journal writes about how Boise State is working with Butte …

The post IPI teams with INL to promote Butte County economic development appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: April 11, 2017, 10:20 pm

Idaho’s transportation system and infrastructure are vital to the state’s economy. Well-maintained roads, railroads, airports, transit systems, and ports allow Idaho businesses to manage inventories and transport goods more cheaply, access a variety of suppliers and markets for their products, …

The post IPI Authors Discuss Transportation Infrastructure in The Blue Review appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: March 11, 2017, 7:10 pm

We are accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) in our Washington D.C. location. Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers. Please note the cutoff point …

The post Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: March 1, 2017, 3:49 pm

February 23 Public Policy Fellow – US Soccer Foundation (Washington, DC) February 16 Technical Manager, Prize Operations- Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning – XPrize (Culver City, California) Engineering Operations Manager – XPrize (Culver City, California) Program Director, Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) – NatureServe Policy Manager or …

The post Jobs of Interest appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: February 17, 2017, 11:10 pm