The College of Idaho is set to host National History Day in Idaho, the finale of a year-long enrichment program that provides exciting ways for middle and high school students to study historical issues, ideas, people and events. The annual event, sponsored by the Idaho State Historical Society, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, on the C of I campus in Caldwell. More than 300 Idaho students from grades 4-12 will compete for awards, scholarships and a slot in this summer’s national competition in Maryland.
The College of Idaho will host a dedication ceremony for Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium at 2:45 p.m. Friday, April 3, before the C of I baseball game versus Lewis-Clark State. C of I President Marv Henberg, Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas, and C of I trustee and donor Graye Wolfe will dedicate the stadium and throw out the first pitches in front of more than 1,000 newly installed, individual chair backed seats now present at Wolfe Field, located on Linden Street north of Cleveland Boulevard in Caldwell.
This spring, The College of Idaho is hosting a blanket drive for Project Linus, an organization that makes and collects blankets for children in need. The C of I is collecting new blankets through April 1 at the front desk of McCain Student Center. And on March 18, 19 and 20, the C of I campus is hosting daily blanket making parties in Simplot Dining Hall during lunch and dinner hours. C of I Program Council has donated enough materials to make approximately 20 blankets.
Valentine’s Day is all about snuggling up and celebrating the season of love. And this month, The College of Idaho will share its love with the local community by helping make blankets for sick and underprivileged children through a Project Linus blanket drive at the Karcher Mall in Nampa.
“The best blankets are the ones that are made with love,” said C of I student Allyson Sander. “And what better way to share your love with the world than by making a blanket for someone who needs a little security in their lives?”
Ribbons and ornaments inhabit the radiating Christmas tree. A stocking hangs beside it, reading “Baby Football Yotes’ First Christmas – 2014 – Stars are born!” The whole scene looks as if a hurricane of purple and gold has rained down upon a corner of the Garcia household.
The Whittenberger Foundation aspires to help children and youth in the areas of education, arts and culture, health, social welfare, recreation and environment. Those goals align perfectly with the mission of The College of Idaho.
The foundation recently continued its partnership with the C of I, awarding the College $30,000 as part of its Annual Awards Luncheon. In total, 53 educational and charitable organizations throughout Idaho were awarded grants totaling more than $178,000.
Caldwell Fine Arts and The College of Idaho are proud to present Eugene Ballet’s timeless holiday classic TheNutcracker, set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 inside Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The ballet is a treasured holiday tradition for Caldwell Fine Arts as the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy, the scheming Mouse King and the brave Nutcracker Prince capture the imaginations of both children and adults year after year.
The College of Idaho’s recently renovated Whittenberger Planetarium is set to host its November public show at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 inside Boone Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The Planetarium, which now features new cove lights and handicapped access, will feature comets and comet landing in anticipation of the Rosetta mission’s plan to land on a comet this month. The show, which costs $5 for adults or $2.50 for children ages 4-17, also will include an overview of the current constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky.
At noon Friday, more than 50 bright, lime-green shirts flooded The College of Idaho’s outdoor Centennial Amphitheater as high school students gathered for the 2014 Caldwell Youth Forum. Coming together from four local schools, the diverse group was handpicked by teachers and counselors to attend the event based on strong leadership qualities. The young leaders spent their day on campus learning about the danger of The Bystander Effect—and how to fight against it.
The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History is pleased to present Bug Day, the annual celebration of insects that is becoming one of the museum’s signature events. Bug Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children and IBG members.