News & Events
Beginning August 20th
Did you know that the Swahili language only uses 23 letters?
Or that two or three written vowels that follow each other never merge to form a single sound? (For example, ei is pronounced “e-ee”)
Join us for this unique experience of learning a beautiful language that will be taught by Makambo Dimathas, a refugee and teacher from Congo.
This is a great opportunity to learn the Swahili language, as no other classes are offered in the Boise area!
Location: World Relief office (6702 W. Fairview Ave, Boise)
Start date: August 20, 2012
Duration: 3 months
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 6pm to 730pm
Cost: $10 per class ($80/month, $240/3 months paid in full)
*flexible payment plans available-we just ask that you commit for the full 3 months
Please contact Lynn Hyneman to register for the class, or if you have any questions about the class schedule, payment details, etc.
Phone: 887-4821 (evenings)
This will be an exciting class ~ don’t miss out!
Erma Nezirevic (B.A. Spanish, 2008), Adjunct Instructor of Spanish, has been accepted at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities to pursue a Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese Studies. She will specialize in postwar Spanish Peninsular literature and film. Erma will start the program in the Fall 2012 with full funding and a Graduate Teaching Assistantship.
Nere Lete, Assistant Professor of Basque, will teach a course on Basque Cinema in the Basque Country through the USAC program during the month of July.
Heike Henderson, associate professor of German in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, recently published an article about Austrian writer Eva Rossmann in Studia Austriaca. Her article “Eva Rossmann’s mystery novel “Russen kommen — The Russians Are Coming: New Crimes, Old Fears, and Intercultural Alliances,” is accessible online.
“In 2004, when Boise State’s Tetsuya Ehara and Hosei University’s Hajime Kiyohara first talked of an exchange between their universities, they never imagined it would extend beyond students and academic programs.”
Find more information about Hosei University’s blue turf in Japan at http://news.boisestate.edu/update/2012/06/11/exchanges-include-and-go-beyond-the-blue-with-dedication-of-new-turf-at-japans-hosei-university/
Nerea Lete, who teaches in the Basque Studies program in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, assisted the crew this week for pop star Madonna’s current tour. Basque music group Kalakan is on tour with Madonna. The crew contacted Boise’s Basque History Museum interested in purchasing some objects and requested help with the translation of a few Basque words.
The community is invited to an evening of Basque food and apple wine at a fundraiser for the Boise State University Basque Studies Center and the Oinkari Basque Dancers. The event is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Basque Center at 601 Grove St. in Boise.
Cost for dinner, drinks, a silent and live auction, raffles and musical entertainment is $50 each, or two for $90. Seating is limited. RSVP to Lael Uberuaga at email@example.com, or call 557-1960.
“This collaboration between Idaho’s renowned Basque dancing group, the Oinkari Basque Dancers, and Boise State’s Basque Studies Center brings the tastes of the Basque Country to our community. We are honored to be working together to advance Basque culture in the valley,” said John Bieter, assistant director of the Basque Studies Program. “It’s going to be a ball!”
Cider houses, known in the Basque language as sagardotegiak, are similar to wineries, only the end product is apple wine (sagardoa). Found throughout the Basque country, they are popular gathering places for an evening of fun.
The Basque Studies Program at Boise State is a multi-disciplinary course of advanced study that involves all aspects of the language, culture and history of the Basque people.