When College of Idaho psychology professor Dr. Isaac Hunter gets in front of a crowd March 7, he won’t be presenting his academic knowledge. He’ll be showing off his dance moves as one of the Caldwell Fine Arts 2015 “Dancing with the Caldwell Stars” contestants.
On Feb. 19, The College of Idaho campus had the fortune to host Janet Kaufman’s presentation “Tell All the Truth: Children’s Literature and the Holocaust” as part of the Craig H. Neilsen Lectureship in Judaic Studies. It was a deep and thoughtful take on a topic most of the audience probably never contemplated before.
Some of Idaho’s greatest treasures can be found hidden among its natural beauty. It is in Idaho’s flowing rivers that “38 Minus: The Idaho Fish Project” first found life. The newest exhibition at The College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art, cosponsored by the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, displays even the most elusive of Idaho’s fish in delicate, detailed, handcrafted paper casts.
In 1945, the Allied Forces liberated the last of the Nazi concentration camps. But 70 years later, we continue to learn more about the estimated 11 million people who perished in the Holocaust.
On Feb. 19, The College of Idaho’s Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies will host University of Utah Professor Janet Kaufman for a special presentation titled “Tell All the Truth: Children’s Literature and the Holocaust.” The 7 p.m. lecture is free and open to the public in Room 203 of the Marty Holly Athletics Center on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
The College of Idaho is pleased to begin its new partnership with Music Theatre of Idaho, which has moved to Jewett Auditorium on the Caldwell campus for the 2015 season. MTI’s 130-member company will host a total of eight shows this year on the Jewett stage, adding to an already robust calendar of fine arts performances at the C of I.
Explore the final frontier at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium! The New Horizons spacecraft will be the lead topic when the planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. Feb. 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 the New Horizons mission, which left Earth in 2006 en route to Pluto. The spacecraft will fly by Pluto in July. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 4-17.
For more than 120 years, The College of Idaho has produced graduates who thrive in the language arts. Thanks to writing-intensive coursework and mentoring by outstanding professors including beloved author and historian Louie Attebery, renowned rhetorician Ralph Berringer and current Idaho Writer-in-Residence Diane Raptosh, the written word has long been a vital part of every C of I student’s education.
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.
Join Professor Howard Berger, basketball coach Scott Garson, Study Skills instructor Michal Yadlin and C of I Judaic Studies Chair Federica Francesconi as they show the Adam Sandler movie Eight Crazy Nights at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 in Jewett Auditorium. Come spin the dreidel and enjoy pizza, soda, jelly donuts and latkes—a traditional Jewish fried potato pancake. It will be a night of “food, fun and meeting Jews,” Berger said.
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.