The College of Idaho is set to host a week-long institute for Idaho schoolteachers entitled “Visionary Landscapes: Willa Cather and the Search for Place in the West.” Supported by the IHC’s Endowment for Humanities Education and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the institute will offer 34 Idaho teaching fellows the opportunity to explore the novels of classic American author Willa Cather, including My Ántonia and Death Comes for the Archbishop. The institute runs July 22-27 and includes a series of free public lectures inside Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I
The planet Venus will transit the sun on June 5, the last opportunity to witness the rare astronomical event until December 2117. The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium invites the Treasure Valley community to learn more about the transit during its June public show, set for 7 p.m. June 13 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
College of Idaho alumna Pamela Cathey '04 has dedicated her life and career to preventing violence. As the founder and CEO of A Frog in the Pot at C of I as well as the Institute for the Prevention of Relationship Violence at Buena Vista University in Iowa, Cathey works hard to create awareness of an issue that is prevalent in society, yet often goes overlooked or undetected.
Bitner Vineyards in Caldwell is set to host the inaugural “Bud to Blossom” event, a celebration aimed at raising funds for The College of Idaho’s Taste of the Harvest Scholarship. “Bud to Blossom” will be held from noon to 5 p.m. May 5 at Bitner Vineyards, located at 16645 Plum Road in Caldwell. Adult tickets may be purchased for $20 in advance at http://growlocalusa.com or for $25 at the door.
Idaho will experience a partial eclipse on May 20. Thanks to The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium, Idahoans will have an opportunity to learn about the eclipse in advance when the planetarium hosts a public show at 7 p.m. May 9 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
The College of Idaho will celebrate the graduating Class of 2012 during its annual commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in Morrison Quadrangle at the heart of campus. Writer and editor Joan Houston Hall will deliver a commencement address entitled “Words along the Way,” capping a weekend of celebration at Idaho’s oldest liberal arts college.
The College of Idaho’s Association of Latino Americano Students (ALAS) will host its 16th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on campus Saturday, May 5, from noon to 6 p.m. at Hayman Field. The student-organized, community-encompassing event will celebrate Latin American culture, music, history and tradition. This year’s celebration will be special as it marks the 150-year anniversary of the holiday.
The College of Idaho is pleased to announce the opening of “The XIV,” a gallery of work created by graduating senior art majors. The show opens April 20 and continues through May 12 at the David and Blanche Rosenthal Gallery of Art, located inside Blatchley Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. There will be a catered reception from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday during which the community is invited to meet the artists and view their work.
The College of Idaho will host its 7th annual Student Research Conference on Saturday, April 21 in the Langroise Center on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The conference, which runs from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., serves as an open house of student academic achievement, providing an opportunity for the campus and the community to view the accomplishments of students from a variety of disciplines in one place.
The College of Idaho and its food service management company, Bon Appétit, are set to celebrate sustainability and show diners how to decrease their carbon “foodprint” through the fifth annual Low Carbon Diet Day on April 19. Guests to Simplot Dining Hall will be treated to a special menu featuring freshly-prepared, environmentally-friendly foods. Lunch will be served from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $7 per person for all-you-can-eat.