Wednesday, November 13, 2013

BSU to look at Wood River Valley

University officials to consider collaborative projects


By TONY EVANS
Express Staff Writer

   Boise State University representatives will meet with a group of city officials on Nov. 20 to explore the possibility of opening a BSU office in the Wood River Valley.
“This is an exciting project for Hailey and the entire Wood River community,” said Hailey Community Development Director Micah Austin. “This could be the beginning of an established BSU presence in the Wood River Valley.”
BSU Presidential Office Chief of Staff Randi McDermott and BSU Vice President for Research and Economic Development Dr. Mark J. Rudin are scheduled to meet with numerous local leaders, nonprofit executives and business leaders while they are in the valley.
    Former state legislator and Ketchum-area resident Wendy Jaquet said the BSU officials are expected to explore the possibility of expanding BSU’s collaboration with the Ketchum Community Library’s annual Hemingway Symposium, and possibly meet with Sun Valley Film Festival executives to explore possibilities of working together.
    Events such as film festivals and academic symposia have been touted by the economic development group Sustain Blain as vital for the local economy.    
The BSU officials will also meet with leaders of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation and the Wood River Community YMCA about a proposed Human Performance Laboratory, a conceptual athlete-testing facility that has received support from Sustain Blaine.
SVSEF Executive Director Rob Clayton said BSU researchers could work with the foundation to collect data from top athletes, and perhaps in the process establish a “footprint in the community.”
“We want to discuss with them what the collaborative possibilities are,” Clayton said.
Tony Evans: tevans@mtexpress.com




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