by Andrew Crisp
On Thursday, February 23, Boise State University, Micron and members of the public will honor the legacy of Micron's late CEO Steve Appleton and the family which survives him.
Three giant screens, 16-feet by nine-feet, laid on mats on the basketball court of Taco Bell Arena, Boise State University's stadium. By Thursday, Feb. 23 they will be hoisted to the rafters to broadcast the memorial service for Appleton, who was killed in a plane crash on Feb. 4.
"With 900 chairs on the floor, the building itself will fit close to 10,000," said Taco Bell Arena's Director of Events Leslie Pass.
If the event fills the arena, the University will provide overflow seating complete with broadcast images from inside the service at the Student Union Building and the Auxiliary Gymnasium. The video will be broadcast in high definition, showcasing numerous speakers for the scheduled hour-long event.
Five-thousand employees from Micron will be transported via shuttle buses for the service. The University's Parking and Transportation Department will offer free shuttle service from downtown lots, one which will feature free parking.