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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees was a Boise Junior College governing body that operated from 1937 to 1969. The Board was in charge of distributing funds and assuring that the school was following guidelines determined by the State Board of Education. … (Read More) Board of Trustees

King Beard Contest

The King Beard contest was put on as part of Homecoming Festivities, and was first held at Boise College some time in the 1940s. Leading up to Homecoming, students would grow out a beard in the hopes of being crowed … (Read More) King Beard Contest

Hobo March

The annual Hobo March, first held around 1953, was a fundraising event put on by Tau Alpha Pi, the vocational club at Boise Junior College. Members of the club would dress up as “hobos” and wander the streets of Boise … (Read More) Hobo March

School Songs

The Boise State song, “Les Bois,” was originally written by James L. Strachan and Grace Watson circa 1940, with additional verses added later by Helen Moore. Les Bois Bonneville looked at the sun on the forest, Watched the dark valley … (Read More) School Songs

Fight Song

The original Boise State fight song, “Orange and Blue, ” was written by student Eldred Renk in 1940 when the school was Boise Junior College: Orange and Blue (original) Hold that line for Boise Junior College, Broncos, we’re counting hard … (Read More) Fight Song

Delta Psi Omega

Delta Psi Omega was a national honorary dramatic society at Boise State from 1946 until 1965. Students became eligible for membership by earning points through participation in theatrical productions or related campus activities.  (See also Alpha Mu Omega) Activities were: … (Read More) Delta Psi Omega

Sigma Mu

Sigma Mu was active at Boise Junior College from 1959 to 1960. The co-ed fraternity was made up of journalism students and members of the Les Bois yearbook staff. Their mission was to promote a better understanding of journalism, to improve … (Read More) Sigma Mu

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa was active at Boise Junior College/Boise College from 1947 to 1967. It was a co-ed fraternity comprised of the top 10% of the student body. The society was limited to students with a grade point average of … (Read More) Phi Theta Kappa

Pi Sigma Sigma

Pi Sigma Sigma was organized the spring of 1949 and existed until 1968. The fraternity’s main purpose was to permit more male students to take an active part in organized activities of the school. Activities were: Concessions at Football and … (Read More) Pi Sigma Sigma

Lyle Smith

Lyle H. Smith, the son of Burrel F. Smith and Addie (Humphrey) Smith, was born March 17, 1916, in the rural town of Steptoe, Washington. He attended Moscow High School in Moscow, Idaho, where he was actively involved in sports, … (Read More) Lyle Smith