The College of Idaho is set to celebrate the life of beloved professor George Wolfe with an honorary 110th Birthday Celebration on Sept. 23. Guest speaker and alumna Nancy (Miller) Okimoto ’64 will give a special lecture in Wolfe’s honor at 7 p.m. inside Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The lecture is free and open to the public.
College of Idaho President Marv Henberg will give his final State of the College address on Sept. 10, discussing the College’s recent successes and exciting future as the Caldwell liberal arts college prepares to appoint a new president in 2015.
Henberg, who became the College’s 12th president in 2009, will retire in June of next year. His final State of the College address will begin at 4 p.m. inside the Langroise Center for the Visual and Performing Arts on campus. The address is open to the media and the public.
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.
The College of Idaho is set to host “Batter Up: Baseball in American Culture,” a week of free public programming happening July 13-17 as part of the Idaho Humanities Council’s Summer Institute for Idaho Teachers. The institute includes four public events, each set to begin at 7 p.m. in the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
The College of Idaho will celebrate the graduating class of 2014 during its annual commencement ceremony, which is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, in Morrison Quadrangle on the C of I campus in Caldwell. For full details, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/commencement.
The College of Idaho Theatre Department is pleased to announce its spring main stage production, the Sam Shepard drama 'A Lie of the Mind.' The play shows at 7:30 nightly April 17-19 and 23-26 inside Langroise Studio Theatre on the C of I campus in Caldwell, with a 2 p.m. closing matinee on April 27. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. C of I students receive free admission. For tickets and info, call the Langroise Box Office at (208) 459-5426.
The majestic and mysterious gas giants will be the topic of discussion when The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium hosts its April public show at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Find out what makes these giant planets unique – and how you can find them in the sky – during the first of two public shows on gas giants. The show, which costs $4 for adults or $2 for children ages 4-17, also will include an overview of the current and upcoming constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky.