The College of Idaho has appointed 16 new full-time faculty members for the 2014-15 academic year. This unusually high number of new hires reflects the College’s response to growing enrollment as well as the normal cycle of replacements for sabbatical leaves, retirements, and other departures. The new instructors, listed below in alphabetical order, bring exciting cultural diversity and expertise to the College in addition to a passion for excellent teaching that C of I students have come to expect.
After more than 20 years amusing audiences with their one-of-a-kind Greenshows, the Fool Squad is taking a break from the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. The Fools—Tom Willmorth and C of I theatre professor Joe Golden—recently were featured in an Idaho Statesman article by arts and entertainment reporter Dana Oland. Click here to read the article at www.idahostatesman.com.
A widely-published scholar of Jewish history and culture and Jewish-Christian relations will be the first to hold The College of Idaho’s newly established Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Chair in Judaic Studies.
College of Idaho faculty member Rochelle Johnson is one of 72 scholars in the United States to receive a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship during its most recent award cycle. The fellowship will support Johnson’s work on a biography of Susan Fenimore Cooper, one of America’s first environmental writers.
College of Idaho alumnus and art instructor Goran Fazil’s piece “Hegelian Constructs” won second place during the Nov. 16 opening reception for the 2013 Boise Art Museum Idaho Triennial Exhibition. It is a prestigious honor for Fazil, who claimed second prize amongst 40 exhibitors chosen from more than 200 entrants for the annual BAM exhibition in downtown Boise.
College of Idaho music professor and jazz director Rob Walker has written a new work for concert band titled“Sounds of Lincoln” in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The piece will debut in concert on Sunday, Nov. 24, at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. The work, dedicated to the Wilkes University Civic Band's celebration of the 150th Anniversary, uses an authentic collection of musical themes written during the time of Lincoln that have a direct connection to his life and death.
Jan Summers Duffy, an Archaeologist and curator at The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, recently attended an Egyptology conference in Santa Ana, Calif. The conference focused on the work of Professor Barry Kemp, one of the world’s top Egyptologists. Jan shares her experience below:
The awards continue to pile up for College of Idaho professor Diane Raptosh in 2013. Raptosh, a 1983 C of I alumna who teaches English and creative writing, this week was named to the National Book Foundation’s Longlist for the 2013 National Book Award in Poetry for her latest work, American Amnesiac. The list features ten authors, including many of the country's preeminent writers of contemporary poetry.
Nine new educators will instruct and advise students at The College of Idaho this school year. The College’s newly hired faculty members are:
Kevin Talbert, assistant professor of education. Talbert received his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Miami University in Ohio. Before graduate school and doctoral studies, Talbert was a high school teacher in Lima, Ohio.
College of Idaho English professor Diane Raptosh is set for the release of her new book, American Amnesiac, which hits shelves Aug. 22. The book, published by Etruscan Press, is available in paperback for $16 at Rediscovered Bookshop in Boise (www.rdbooks.org), where Raptosh will sign copies during a 6 p.m. release event Aug. 22. The book also will be carried in Terteling Library on the C of I campus.