Fettucine Forum: 2011-2012 Season
First Thursdays at the Rose Room
Union Block, 718 West Idaho Street
5:00 PM doors open, 5:30 PM presentation
Workshops are in the Center on Main, 1020 Main Street. Most workshops begin with an hour on Main Street before moving to the Forum, three blocks to the east on Idaho at 8th.
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- October 6, 2011 – On Being Well: Literature in Sickness and in Health Cheryl Hindrichs.
- November 3, 2011 – Dia de Los Muertos, Kurt Zwolfer and panel.
- February 2, 2012 – Year of Idaho Food: Amy Hutchinson and panel.
- March 1, 2012 – WCA 100th anniversary (women’s history month), Bea Black.
- April 5, 2012 – BAM 75th anniversary, Melanie Fales,
- May 3, 2012 – Historic districts, Amy Pence-Brown and panel.
Companion Workshops for the Fettuccine Forum
The Boise State University Division of Extended Studies offers one-credit pass/not-pass interdisciplinary workshops that extend the public forum. For registration information, contact Extended Studies at www.boisestate.edu/extendedstudies/workshops.html ; (208) 426-1709; firstname.lastname@example.org
On Being Ill with Cheryl Hendirchs
Commemoration the Dead with Professor Kathleen Hodges
February 2-4, 2012
Environmental History of Food with Professor Lisa Brady
Intimate Partners Violence with Professor Cynthia Sanders
Rethinking Museums with Professor Leslie Madsen-Brooks
Cities and Preservation with Professor Tully Gerlach
2010 - 2011 Fettucine Forum
2009 - 2010 Fettucine Forum
• first thursdays • rose room •union block • 718 west idaho street • 5pm doors open • 5:30 pm presentation
2008 - 2009Fettucine Forum Archive
“Cities Without History: Planning and Urban Identity”
May 7th, 2009
Do we want Capitol Boulevard to be a world-class experience? Can we create great neighborhood places? Or are we becoming Anytown, USA? By understanding our heritage and its pallet of materials, citizens can guide Boise’s future growth. John Bertram will share his top ten inspiring and stimulating calls to action.
Bring a friend and join us on First Thursday for the final forum of this session. The evening promises to be insightful, timely and thought-provoking.
Throughout his 30-year career with Planmakers, Mr. Bertram has worked to understand unique characteristics and create places with strong local identity. He has helped Boise plan and implement key Boise projects that include 8th Street Marketplace, Old Boise, Old Idaho Penitentiary, Hyde Park, downtown neighborhood plans, Capitol Boulevard, Oregon Trail, and historic buildings like the Boise Depot, Log Cabin Literary Center, Idaho Black History Museum, and the Bown House, a history center for youth education.
Projects have ranged from preparing comprehensive plans for Idaho communities to helping stimulate mixed-use development projects. Other work includes cultural facility development, scenic byway corridor plans, city entrance beautification, and historic preservation.
Come for the food! Come for the information! Come for First Thursday!
The Fettuccine Forum is a free public lecture series on six First Thursdays throughout the academic year. It’s held in the Rose Room, in downtown Boise’s historic Union Block, 718 W. Idaho Street. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Free appetizers will be served and fettuccine will be available for $5, provided by Life’s Kitchen. Jo’s Traveling Bar (a no-host-bar) is a feature every month.
The Fettuccine Forum is being produced by the new Boise City Department of Arts & History in conjunction with Boise State University. Lively and informal, the monthly event invites the public to interact with politicians, artists, historians, activists, advocates and professionals in an effort to promote good citizenship and responsible growth through education.
The forum includes a companion workshop titled “Growth Without History” taught by John Bertram, Planmakers Planning and Urban Design and Professor Todd Shallat, Boise State University. Workshops are offered for graduate and undergraduate credit. Students can register for workshops online through Bronco Web. Teachers interested in professional education credit options may contact Nancy Tacke at nancytacke@boisestate. edu or (208) 426-4629.
"Fooling With the Arts."
April 2, 2009
“Fooling With the Arts: The Fool Squad”
Join Joe Golden and Tom Willmorth, “The Fool Squad”, as they report their screwball observations of Boise’s arts, culture, and political scenes, from Butch Otter’s pants to the shrinking Statesman! Since teaming up as writers/producers of Shakespeare Festival’s “Greenshows,” in 1993, Joe and Tom have become the Treasure Valley’s unofficial court jesters!
Bring a friend and join us on First Thursday for the April Forum. The evening promises to be insightful, timely and laugh-out-loud funny!
Tom Willmorth, a native Idahoan, received his BFA in Drama at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and studied improvisation at Chicago’s Second City Training Center. He first performed at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival in 1977, (its third season) and has appeared in numerous plays at ISF and Boise Contemporary Theatre. When he can find a necktie, he is a teacher at Capital High School.
Joe Golden grew up in the Midwest but has loved being an Idahoan for the past sixteen years. He received his MFA in acting and directing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and has acted at Missouri Repertory Theater, and the Intiman Theater in Seattle. He came to Boise in 1992 to act with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival…and never left. In addition to his prolific work on the stages of Boise, Joe is chair of the Dept. of Theatre and Speech Arts at the College of Idaho.
"Women in Caricature: The Politics of Stereotyping."
March 5, 2009
Sandra Schackel, professor of history at Boise State University. Accompanying workshop March 5-7, "Women, Politics and Power," taught by Schackel.
Political caricature can be harmless buffoonery or something more sinister.
On March 5, Professor Sandra Schackel will speak on 'Women in Caricature: The Politics of Stereotyping'. In the case of women in national politics, says historian Sandra Schackel, the satire can mirror the double standard that keeps women from cracking the glass ceiling. Despite gaining the right to vote in the early 20th century, gains made during the women's movement in the 1960s and 1970s, and increased numbers in the workplace and elected office, political cartooning suggests that gender bias and pervasive sexism is still alive and well in American culture today.
"Long Road Home: Transportation Meets Affordable Housing."
February 5, 2009
Jacky Grimshaw, vice president for Policy, Transportation and Communications at Chicago's Center for Neighborhood Technology.
Urban sprawl and over dependence on automobiles cripples the
smart-growth attempts to build affordable housing. Jacky Grimshaw
relates the problem of urban congestion to the demand of affordable housing. A community activist from Chicago, and recently famous for being the Hyde Park next-door neighbor President Barack Obama, Grimshaw is the winner of the the prestigious Debs-Thomas award for community activism. In 1983 she helped engineer Harold Washington's historic victory to become Chicago's first black mayor. Grimshaw works with the Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago where she directs the center's transportation and air quality program and is responsible for the center's research efforts, computer modeling programs, and community development activities. She has extensive experience developing consensus in support of less-polluting transportation options and initiating programs that assist the revitalization of inner-city neighborhoods. Grimshaw previously served as the Deputy Director for Economic Development for the City of Chicago and worked for the Chicago Mayor's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. She is a member of the President's Council for Sustainable Development and the Advisory Board of the Surface Transportation Policy Project.
Accompanying workshop Feb. 5-7, "The Model City," taught by Boise city planner Kathleen Lacey. Students can register for workshops online through Bronco Web. Teachers interested in professional education credit options may contact Nancy Tacke at email@example.com or(208) 426-4629.
“Election 2008: Its Meaning for the Treasure Valley”
November 6, 2008, Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Rose Room, upstairs in the Union Block at 718 W. Idaho Street in Boise
Professor Stephanie Witt will moderate a lively panel discussion concerning the local impact of the national election. Professor Witt is Chair and Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Boise State University. The panelists are Jim Weatherby, Professor Emeritus, Boise State University; Jim Hansen, Executive Director of the Democratic Party; and Sid Smith, Executive Director of the Republican Party.
The Forum is a free lecture series held on six First Thursdays throughout the academic year. Free appetizers will be served and fettuccine will be available for $5. provided by Life’s Kitchen.
Professor Witt is also providing a companion once-credit "City and Nation" workshop. Students can register for workshops online through Bronco Web. Teachers interested in professional education credit options may contact Nancy Tacke at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 426-4629.
"Saloons in the City: The Drinking Man's Bawdy Frontier."
October 2, 2008
Historian Elliott West addressed "Saloons in the City: The Drinking Man's Bawdy Frontier" Oct. 3 at the opening session of the 2008-09 Fettuccine Forum. The free lecture series was held on the first Thursday of the month in the Rose Room at 718 W. Idaho Street in Boise. For this month only, doors opened at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation began at 6 p.m. Free appetizers were served and fettuccine will be available for $5.
West is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas and is a specialist in the social and environmental history of the American West. He is the author of five books, including "The Saloon on the Rocky Mountain Mining Frontier," "Growing Up With the Country: Childhood on the far Western Frontier," and "The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers and the Rush to Colorado," winner of the Francis Parkman and Organization of American Historians Ray Allen Billington prizes.
"Election 2008: Its Meaning for the Treasure Valley."