The College of Idaho’s Association of Latino Americano Students (ALAS) will host its 16th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on campus Saturday, May 5, from noon to 6 p.m. at Hayman Field. The student-organized, community-encompassing event will celebrate Latin American culture, music, history and tradition. This year’s celebration will be special as it marks the 150-year anniversary of the holiday.
The College of Idaho and its food service management company, Bon Appétit, are set to celebrate sustainability and show diners how to decrease their carbon “foodprint” through the fifth annual Low Carbon Diet Day on April 19. Guests to Simplot Dining Hall will be treated to a special menu featuring freshly-prepared, environmentally-friendly foods. Lunch will be served from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $7 per person for all-you-can-eat.
Space enthusiasts and the public will have two opportunities to learn about the spring sky during an April celebration of Astronomy Month at The College of Idaho. Whittenberger Planetarium will host a public show featuring the planet Saturn at 7 p.m. April 11 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Tickets cost $4 for adults and $2 for children ages 4-17. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (208) 459-5211. The College also will hold its annual Astronomy Day on April 28.
The College of Idaho’s Department of Music is pleased to announce its 2012 spring choral concert, set for 7:30 p.m. April 5 inside Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The evening will feature the C of I Chorale, Chamber Singers and Vocal Jazz groups performing music of great American composers including William Billings, Randall Thompson, William Dawson, Aaron Copland, Irving Fine and Eric Whitacre. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public. For more information, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/music.
The David and Blanche Rosenthal Gallery of Art on The College of Idaho campus in Caldwell is pleased to announce the opening of Servare: To Serve and Preserve, an exhibition of art created by C of I faculty, staff and friends. The show is open to the public free of charge through April 14. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. An opening reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. March 30.
For a group of students at The College of Idaho, the upcoming Spring Break will be unlike anything shown on MTV. The week many reserve for road trips and beach parties instead will be dedicated to two service trips led by the College’s department of Campus Ministries.
The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium and Caldwell Fine Arts are bringing storyteller Jim Cogan back to Caldwell. Cogan will be hosted as the town’s “Storyteller in Residence” by Caldwell Fine Arts March 12-16. He will share stories with schools and other community groups during the days in addition to hour-long presentations beginning at 7 p.m. March 12 and 14 at the planetarium, located inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for children. Reservations must be made in advance by calling (208) 459-5211.
The College of Idaho theatre and music departments invite Treasure Valley patrons to enjoy a night of interactive musical comedy as they present their spring production, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The play opens March 8 and features nightly 7:30 p.m. showings March 8-10 and 15-17, with 2 p.m. matinees on March 11 and March 17. All showings take place inside the Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell, and tickets cost $15 for adults or $10 for seniors and students.
The College of Idaho’s effort to create the Intermountain West’s first endowed chair in Judaic studies took another major step toward its realization with a combined $350,000 gift from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation and alumnus Ray Neilsen (’88) on Jan. 23. The gifts were announced during the grand opening celebration of the exhibition From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America, which is showing inside the Langroise Center at C of I through March 19.
The College of Idaho Department of Theatre & Speech Arts is set to present the inaugural C of I Play Reading Series, a sequence of four performances in which the actors read the dialogue in the script without the elements of scenery, costume or lighting. The series kicks off Jan. 24 with Poona the F*** Dog and Other Plays for Children (NOT a play for children), written by Jeff Goode and directed by Joe Golden, chair of the C of I theatre department. All readings in the series will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Langroise Studio Theatre on the C of I Campus in Caldwell.