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Alpha Kappa Psi

1969-present Alpha Kappa Psi (Theta Omicron) is a co-ed fraternity based on professional business goals and works towards furthering its members by fostering scientific research in commerce, accounts, finance and economics, and developing business leaders in the community. Activities: Taking surveys … (Read More) Alpha Kappa Psi

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

KAID

Beginning in 1972, KAID was the Idaho branch of the Public Broadcasting Corporation. In close connection with the Boise State University Communications Department, KAID was granted a license by the FCC with the intention of finally giving Idaho its own … (Read More) KAID

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

Panhellenic Association

  The Panhellenic Association is an inter-sorority council first established in 1970. The association originally included five sororities: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Omicron Pi, Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Xi Delta, and Gamma Phi Beta.  The current Panhellenic Association includes six … (Read More) Panhellenic Association

President John Barnes, 1967-1977

Dr. John B. Barnes was Boise State’s third president from 1967 to 1977. Barnes received a Bachelors of Arts in 1949 and a Masters of Art in Speech and Education in 1950 from the University of Denver. In 1955 he … (Read More) President John Barnes, 1967-1977

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