Boise State University
Table of contents
- 1932 Founded as Boise Junior College by the Episcopal Church.
- President: Bishop Middleton Barnwell.
- 1934 Episcopal Church ends affiliation and board of directors after assumes leadership.
- President: Dr. Eugene Chaffee.
- 1940 Campus moved from original location at St. Margarets Hall to present site.
- 1965 Baccalaureate degrees introduced to became Boise College.
- 1967 President Dr. John Barnes.
- The Alumni Association is formed.
- Enrollment reaches 5,000.
- 1968 Football team begins competition as four year school.
- 1969 State system of higher education takes over and named changed to Boise State College.
- 1974 Name changed again to Boise State University.
- 1978 President: Dr. John Keiser.
- 1979 Enrollment reaches 10,000.
- 1980 Football team wins I-AA championship.
- 1982 Pavilion multi-purpose arena opened.
- April 7, 1984 The Velma V. Morrison Center opened its doors.
- 1992 First doctoral degree approved: Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction.
- 1993 President: Dr. Charles Ruch.
- Enrollment reaches 15,000; school becomes state's largest.
- 1996 Majority of school's athletic programs move to Big West Conference (Wrestling remains in Pac 10).
- Moved to NCAA Division I-A.
- 1999 President: Dr. Charles Ruch.
- 2000 Football team wins Humanitarian Bowl against UTEP
- 2002 President: Ruch announces during his State of the University address he will step down when a replacement is found.
- 2003 President: Dr. Robert Kustra.
- 2004 Enrollment reaches 18,456.
- BSU Pavilion renamed Taco Bell Arena.
- Football team goes undefeated in regular season for first time in modern era.
- Applied Technology
- Arts and Sciences
- Business and Economics
- Graduate Studies
- Health Sciences
- Social Sciences and Public Affairs.
The 153 acre (619 m²) main campus is located in downtown Boise, on the Boise River. There are 60 buildings on the main campus. These buildings include Bronco Stadium (capacity 30,000), Taco Bell Arena (formerly known as the Pavilion) (12,000), and Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts (2,000).
Recently the Canyon County Center in Nampa began operations. This satellite campus facility specializes in applied technology programs as well as some academic and non-credit courses. Additional education centers can be found at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Gowen Field and in Twin Falls.
- Varney Airlines, founded by Walter Varney was based on the land where the Boise State campus now stands. Varney is the root of United Airlines.
- NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw broadcast from the campus in 1996. Boise is the smallest U.S. city in which the program has originated.
- Bronco Stadium contains the only non-green field in all of collegiate athletics. Lyle Smith Field is primarily blue with white and orange accents.
- The school does not charge tuition. The Idaho constitution prohibits charging students for instruction. Instead, fees are charged – but may only be applied to expenses other than professor salaries.
- Troy McClain, a candidate/cast member on the first season of The Apprentice, was offered a full-ride scholarship to any school of his choice by Donald Trump. McClain chose Boise State.
BSU Radio is broadcast from the Boise State campus. Stations include NPR News91, KBSU, KBSW and Idaho's Jazz Station.
- http://www.boisestate.edu/ Official school site
- http://www.broncosports.com/ Official BSU athletics site
- http://www.broncocountry.com/ Boise State's #1 fan site