The month of April is an exciting time on The College of Idaho campus, with two big events hitting the Whittenberger Planetarium. Stories, stargazing and science will delight all as Caldwell Fine Arts hosts storyteller Jim Cogan on April 15 and Astronomy Day takes over the planetarium on April 18.
STORYTELLER JIM COGAN
Cogan and Planetarium Director Amy Truksa will join forces to share constellations and mythological tales from around the world from 6-7 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 pm on Wednesday, April 15 in the Whittenberger Planetarium, located in Boone Hall.
The evening of April 15 marks the start of Yom HaShoah—Holocaust Remembrance Day—in honor of the six million Jews who perished during World War II. The day marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, when a group of brave Jewish youth fought against the Nazis for three weeks.
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.
Explore the final frontier at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium! The New Horizons mission will be the lead topic when the planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. April 3 inside Boone Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The recently renovated Planetarium, which now features new cove lights and handicapped access, will explore the New Horizons spacecraft, which left for Pluto in 2006 and will fly by the planet in July. Learn the current status of the mission as well as the constellations and planet locations in the Idaho night sky this month.
Caldwell Fine Arts is pleased to present “Redefining Poetry,” a free poetry reading featuring Idaho Writer-in-Residence and C of I Professor Diane Raptosh. The reading will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in the Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
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.
The College of Idaho is set to host a Relay For Life event April 25-26 inside the J.A. Albertson Activities Center on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Spearheaded by C of I senior Breanna Leatham—a sixth-year Relay For Life volunteer—the event introduces a great cause to the C of I community. From 7 p.m. April 25 to 3 a.m. April 26, teams will participate in games and take turns running or walking laps around the track in the gym to raise money and awareness for saving lives from cancer.
The College of Idaho Department of Theatre & Speech Arts is pleased to announce its spring production, "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown," a two-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy based on the Peanuts comic strip characters. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. on April 9-11 and April 16-18—with 2 p.m. matinee shows on April 12 and 19—in the studio theatre of the Langroise Center for the Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students.
The College of Idaho is pleased to launch its new Marv and Laurie Henberg Lectureship in Environmental Studies. The lectureship’s inaugural event is set for March 31 as critically acclaimed author David Quammen will visit the C of I’s Caldwell campus for a 7 p.m. lecture in the Langroise Center titled “Ebola, Virus X, and the Ecology of Emerging Disease.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
Explore the final frontier at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium! The Vernal Equinox will be the lead topic when the planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. March 13 inside Boone Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The recently renovated Planetarium, which now features new cove lights and handicapped access, will explore equinoxes, solstices, and the circumstances that bring them about. The show will also take a look at the constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky this month. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 4-17.