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Marian Hall

Marian Hall was a women’s residence hall that Boise College students shared with St. Alphonsus nursing students. Boise College students lived in Marian Hall beginning from fall of 1968 to spring of 1970, before the building was scheduled for demolition … (Read More) Marian Hall

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

Miss Boise College

Miss Boise College, held between 1964 and the mid-1970s, was a beauty pageant for students. The event was sponsored by the Golden Z’s and the Inter-Collegiate Knights, two service organizations on campus. The winner would earn a scholarship of $250 … (Read More) Miss Boise College

Raft Race

The annual Raft Race was the final major event of Greek Week at Boise State starting in the early 1960s and ending in early 1980s. To participate, an individual or group had to be part of a campus club. Competitive … (Read More) Raft Race

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

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