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C of I presents ‘Walker with Strings’ concert

The College of Idaho Music Department is pleased to present a collaborative evening of jazz with strings featuring trumpeter/composer Rob Walker. Titled “Walker with Strings,” the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 inside Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The concert is free and open to the public.

C of I to host Chalk Art Competition

The College of Idaho Art Club is set to host its inaugural community Chalk Art Competition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, on the C of I Campus in Caldwell. The event is being held in conjunction with the College’s Homecoming festivities and will take place on the sidewalks around McCain Student Center. The competition is free and open to participants and observers of all ages. 

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts November show

The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium is exploring the planets Mercury and Mars this month. Come learn about these alien worlds and see the latest findings and images captured by NASA spacecraft during recent voyages to space during the November public show, set for 7 p.m. Nov. 7 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The show also will include a quick tour of the constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky this month.    

Campus Ministries offers four service learning trips

The College of Idaho is offering four service-learning opportunities this school year through Campus Ministries’ Potter’s Clay program. Campus Ministries will lead experiences in Mexico, Haiti, Ecuador and Caldwell.

“The purpose of service learning is two-fold,” said C of I campus minister Phil Rogers. “It’s an opportunity for students to make a difference in the world, but it’s also a very powerful thing to take part in. We’ve had more than 500 students participate in Potter’s Clay programs in the past 15 years.  For many, it has been a life-altering experience.”

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts October public show

Mars and Mercury are the planets of interest at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium this month. Come learn about these alien worlds and see the latest findings and images captured by NASA spacecraft during recent voyages to space during the October public show, set for 7 p.m. Oct. 17 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The show also will include a quick tour of the constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky this month.    

C of I launches lectureship with colloquium on religion

The College of Idaho is set to host the first lecture of the recently established Carter-Chalker Lectureship on Faith and Contemporary Issues as “Through Many Windows:  A Colloquium on Religion” comes to the C of I campus in Caldwell. The colloquium will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in Langroise Auditorium, shortly after C of I President Marv Henberg gives his annual “State of the College” address. Admission is free and open to the public.

Bon Appétit hosts Eat Local Food Challenge at the C of I

The College of Idaho’s campus food service provider, Bon Appétit, is set to host its eighth annual Eat Local Food Challenge on Sept. 25 inside Simplot Dining Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. This year’s event is titled the Eat Local (Fish) Challenge in honor of Bon Appétit’s year-long focus on local and sustainable fish.

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts September show

The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium invites the campus community and the public to learn about the Autumnal Equinox at its upcoming September show. The show, set for 7 p.m. Sept. 19 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell, will explore equinoxes, solstices and the circumstances that bring them about, as well as give an overview of the constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky this month.

Caldwell Fine Arts set for 2012-13 season

Caldwell Fine Arts is set to kick off its 52nd season celebrating the performing arts inside Jewett Auditorium at The College of Idaho. The 2012-2013 season begins Sept. 8 with the Beat Beethoven 5K Fun Run fundraiser and will feature 14 events and performances starring a wide variety of theatre, dance and musical guests throughout the school year.

College of Idaho alumna and longtime CFA director Sylvia Hunt ’59 is pleased with Caldwell Fine Arts’ 2012-2013 lineup, which includes a diverse blend of new acts and returning audience favorites.

Idaho Humanities Council institute comes to C of I

The College of Idaho is set to host a week-long institute for Idaho schoolteachers entitled “Visionary Landscapes: Willa Cather and the Search for Place in the West.” Supported by the IHC’s Endowment for Humanities Education and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the institute will offer 34 Idaho teaching fellows the opportunity to explore the novels of classic American author Willa Cather, including My Ántonia and Death Comes for the Archbishop.  The institute runs July 22-27 and includes a series of free public lectures inside Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I

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