Boise State's Largest Academic Unit
Narrative Television Initiative
The Narrative Television Initiative began in the fall of 2016. It presented its first series, “And Beyond” in March 2018. NTVI will be part of a new undergraduate degree in film and television arts in fall 2018, as well as part the requirements for a BFA. Narrative TV Initiative needs funding for production and all phases of pre-production, both logistical and creative.
Boise Language Project
The Mary Ellen Ryder Linguistics Lab supports Boise State University students and faculty in their service to the community through the Boise Language Project — working with those who arrived in Boise as refugees to document their languages, and working with community members to better understand and communicate with Boise's newest Americans.
Students and faculty work with language experts in the community to acquire important skills in language documentation, dictionary making, project management and app development.
College of Arts and Sciences Music Scholarship
The Department of Music at Boise State University has a rich tradition of musical excellence. Elevating the quality and reputation of music at Boise State is largely dependent upon successful recruiting of highly talented student musicians.
Five undergraduate and three graduate degree programs offer a broad range of educational opportunities and prepare students for successful careers in music. Boise State’s students and faculty have distinguished the Department of Music by winning numerous state, regional, national and international music competitions and awards.
The University’s ability to recruit the brightest and most talented students is directly linked to its ability to offer competitive financial aid packages. Investing in music scholarships at Boise State will support the next generation of exceptional teachers and performers.
College of Arts and Sciences Chemistry Fund
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Boise State University has tripled the number of students in chemistry courses over the past ten years. Now serving more than three thousand students per semester, there has been a gap in infrastructure investment to accommodate this growth. The department houses the premier nuclear magnetic resonance facility in the state of Idaho consisting of 300 and 600 MHz spectrometers valued at over one million dollars.
To permit hands-on access to the instruments by students from their sophomore year through graduate studies, we seek to purchase an autosampler that can accommodate upwards of 60 samples. The autosampler will permit over 1,000 users per year to gain access to a resource that is like no other in the state. We seek your support to amplify the impact of our resources to provide the most robust educational experience possible to our students. The cost of the autosampler is $50,000.