College of Idaho professor and Boise resident Diane Raptosh has been selected as Boise’s first Poet Laureate, the city’s Department of Arts & History announced today, Jan. 15.
Raptosh, a professor of English and the Eyck-Berringer Chair at The College of Idaho, is the recipient of a number of honors and awards in the field of poetry and is the author of American Amnesiac (Etruscan Press, 2013) among other works.
The College of Idaho music department is prepared to ring in the holiday season with its annual choir concert, the Feast of Carols. This C of I tradition will showcase traditional Christmas music and other holiday favorites performed by the C of I Chorale and Chamber Singers, Sinfonia and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. The Feast of Carols is set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in Jewett Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. It will be followed by holiday refreshments in the foyer of the adjacent Langroise Center.
The College of Idaho will host the seventh annual Langroise Holiday Arts Fair on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the foyer of the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The fair, which is free and open to the public, presents an opportunity to view and purchase art created by College of Idaho students, faculty, staff and alumni.
The long nights and cold weather that define Idaho’s winter months will be explained to audiences during this month’s Whittenberger Planetarium public show, set for 7 p.m. Dec. 4 inside Boone Science Hall on The College of Idaho campus in Caldwell. Adults and older children will learn about the Winter Solstice and its effects on winter weather as well as the wide variety of constellations and planets visible in the chilly Idaho night sky this month.
The College of Idaho’s international students will share the music, dance, poetry and history of their homelands during the annual Cultural Show on Nov. 30, an event that highlights the diversity of the College community.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.