The recently renovated Whittenberger Planetarium reopens Friday, Oct. 3 with its first public show of the school year inside Boone Hall on The College of Idaho campus in Caldwell. The Planetarium, which now has new cove lights and handicapped access, will feature comets and comet landing for the 7 p.m. show in anticipation of the Rosetta mission’s plan to land on a comet in November. The show, which costs $5 for adults or $2.50 for children ages 4-17, also includes an overview of the current constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky.
The College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art is set for its first exhibition of the 2014-15 academic year. “12 now reset: Artist’s Books and Installation Work,” featuring the work of newly hired C of I professor Alice Vinson, will be on display Sept. 25-Oct. 17 at the Rosenthal Gallery, located inside Blatchley Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
The College of Idaho will host a Community Business Forum breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, inside Simplot Dining Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Tickets to the event, sponsored by the C of I Business Advisory Council (BAC), are $20. A portion of the proceeds will support the Enactus student team at C of I. All those who are interested in community business issues and the C of I’s continuing partnership for economic development are welcome to attend.
For the first time in 37 years, The College of Idaho football team will take the field in front of its home crowd Saturday at Simplot Stadium in Caldwell. The Coyotes, coached by Mike Moroski, host Montana Western in one of the most anticipated games Canyon County has ever seen. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
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.