“America’s Favorite Cowboys” ride in to Jewett Auditorium on September 23 for two performances full of cowboy classics and Western wit. Join Riders in the Sky in a thrilling ride to yesteryear as they salute iconic western movie, music and TV star Roy Rogers, undisputed “King of the Cowboys.” The evening show features family-friendly favorites from Roy’s long career that include Don’t Fence Me In, Pecos Bill, Happy Trails and more wrapped up in the Riders’ two-time Grammy-winning high yodeling style. “Roy was my idol, plain and simple,” says Rider Too Slim.
When Joe Albertson founded his first grocery store in 1939 on 16th and State St. in Boise, Idaho, three of the main selling points for visitors included a parking lot, a magazine rack, and a donut machine — just a handful of the innovations that allowed Albertson to grow his company into the second largest supermarket chain in the United States.
When they aren’t mentoring the next generation of artists in Langroise Hall, the faculty of The College of Idaho’s art department works to perfect their own craft. Starting on Sept. 14, 2017, the faculty will present their own work for the Rosenthal Faculty Art Show, which will be one of many activities making up the College’s 2017 Homecoming Week.
The Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History will be booming this Homecoming weekend, hosting two events that equally embody its mission of service and education.
The museum will host its 10th Annual “Night at the Museum” event at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 15 in Boone Hall, celebrating the volunteers who have helped keep the museum running over the past year. The next day, the museum will host an art and film walking tour featuring the Navajo sand paintings of Luther A. Douglas, with tours running at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on September 16.
In 2004, an unmanned spacecraft became the first probe to enter the orbit of Saturn after a six-and-a-half year journey, where it has remained in operation ever since. Christened the Cassini-Huygens after the discoverers of Saturn’s ring divisions and its largest moon, Titan, the probe’s mission consisted of several objectives meant to gather more knowledge about the mysterious ringed planet.
One of the highlights of Homecoming Week is the 4th Annual Treasure Valley Business Breakfast, which will feature Albertsons Chief Marketing & Merchandising Officer Shane Sampson as the keynote speaker. Slated for Friday, Sept. 15 at 8 a.m. in the Simplot Dining Hall, the event brings together C of I students with alumni and non-alumni business leaders across many industries.
Restorative justice advocate and College of Idaho alumna Molly Rowan Leach ’96 will return to campus this week to present a special Brain Food lecture on the importance of rehabilitation in criminal justice.
Leach’s lecture, “From Punishment to Restoration: How Justice & Mercy Merge and Prove a Viable Path Forward,” will begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 31 in Jewett Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, with refreshments provided.
In his first event since returning to The College of Idaho as its interim president for the 2017-2018 school year, Dr. Bob Hoover took to the podium to formally welcome the Class of 2021 at its Convocation ceremony, leaving them with a message of tradition, philanthropy and optimism.
At 5 p.m. on Friday August 25, The College of Idaho will have the pleasure of hosting Shelby M.C. Davis, the co-founder of the Davis UWC Scholars program. He and his wife Gale will be attending a reception for the international students on campus, giving them the chance to meet the man who helped to change their lives.
Just before noon on August 21, 2017, the sky began to darken. A drop in temperature accompanied the suddenly dimmed natural light. As the shadows turned closer to darkness, the lamps on The College of Idaho’s campus began to turn on automatically, shining as bright as they would on any summer evening, despite it being the middle of the day.