HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEEKING BOARD APPLICANTS • BOISE STATE'S SPRING 2005 LITERATURE FOR LUNCH SERIES 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEEKING BOARD APPLICANTS

Applicants are being sought by the Idaho State Historical Society for a position on the seven-member Board of Trustees responsible for establishing rules and regulations under which the state agency operates.

The vacancy occurred with the resignation of Max Pavesic of Boise, who is leaving Idaho for retirement in Portland, Oregon.

The successful applicant will represent and must be a resident of District 4 on the ISHS Board, which encompasses Ada, Canyon and Owyhee counties.

The State Board of Education will make the appointment to complete the term that runs through December 31, 2008.

Each application or nomination should be accompanied by a resume and by a statement regarding "knowledge, competence, experience and interest in the fields related to the preservation of the historical archives of Idaho" as required by Idaho Code 67-4124. Appointments will be made on the basis of such qualifications.

Applications should be sent to Steve Guerber, Executive Director, Idaho State Historical Society, 1109 Main Street, Suite 250, Boise, ID 83702-5642 postmarked no later than March 15, 2005.

BOISE STATE'S SPRING 2005 LITERATURE FOR LUNCH SERIES

Jane Fletcher Geniesse's Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark kicks off the spring 2005 series of Literature for Lunch, a free, monthly book discussion group supported by Boise State's Department of English.

The public is invited to attend the discussion, held from 12:10 to 1 p.m. at the Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. This spring's selections include:

Wednesday, Jan. 26: Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark, by Jane Fletcher Geniesse. Stark considered herself a successor to Gertrude Bell (whose biography the group read in spring 2004) as a British traveler in the Middle East, but she was much less inclined than Bell to work within the system. A fascinating biography of a daring, independent-minded travel writer.

Wednesday, March 2: Baghdad Sketches, by Freya Stark. Stark was a prolific and extremely popular travel writer. One of her many travel books, this series of essays offers a view of Iraq outside the British compound.

Wednesday, March 30: Brick Lane, by Monica Ali. This story of a young woman from Bangladesh whose arranged marriage brings her to a housing block in East London was short-listed for the Mann Booker Prize in 2003.

Wednesday, April 27: Distant View of a Minaret, by Alifa Rifaat. An Egyptian writer examines the place of women in a male-dominated society through the stories of mothers, wives and sisters in 20th-century Egypt.

Books in the series are available at the Boise State Bookstore for a 25 percent discount or at the Vista Book Gallery, 890 S. Vista Ave. in the Vista Village shopping center, for a 20 percent discount.

For more information, contact Boise State English professor Jan Widmayer at 426-1233 (jwidmayer@boisesetate.edu) or professor Carol Martin at 426-1179 (cmartin@boisestate.edu).

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