The College of Idaho seeks comments from the public in preparation for a periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.
The College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit October 10-12, 2012, by a team representing the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the regional authority on educational quality and effectiveness for higher education institutions in the Northwestern United States. The College of Idaho has been accredited at the baccalaureate level since 1922. The College had its last full accreditation visit in 2002.
The College of Idaho has published its summer 2012 edition of Quest magazine. The issue, themed “Athletics,” celebrates the more than 100-year tradition of Coyote student-athletes excelling both on the field of competition and in the classroom. The magazine hit mailboxes in late July/early August and also is available online at www.collegeofidaho.edu/quest.
Alumni and friends of The College of Idaho have once again shown powerful support for the school and its commitment to providing an outstanding liberal arts education that prepares students to thrive. For the 2012 fiscal year, which ended June 30, the College raised more than $5.3 million, enjoyed a sizable increase in alumni fundraising and matched the 36 percent alumni giving record established in 2011.
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.
The College of Idaho has received a $512,043 gift from the estate of the late William J. Carter, a grandson of founding C of I President William Judson Boone. Carter, who passed away in 2011, left his estate to the John O. and Sara Boone Carter Family Scholarship, an endowed fund set up to honor his parents and support students who are in need of financial assistance to complete their educations. The gift makes the Carter Family Scholarship the largest endowed scholarship fund at The College of Idaho.
The United States Constitution - in light of former Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg's comments that South Africa's constitution may be a better model for Egypt to follow - is the topic of discussion for the latest edition of College of Idaho Insights featuring history professor Steve Maughan and political economy professors Kerry Hunter and Jasper LiCalzi.
The College of Idaho has hired John Ottenhoff as its new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. Ottenhoff comes to C of I from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, where he has served as Vice President for the consortium of 14 liberal arts colleges since 2007. Prior to ACM, Ottenhoff worked at Michigan’s Alma College for nearly 20 years, serving as a professor of English, an English department chair and an associate provost.
The interplay between science and religion has been discussed and deliberated for centuries. The debate comes to the Treasure Valley this month as Karl Giberson, one of America’s leading scholars on the creation vs. evolution controversy, delivers the lecture “Are Science and Religion at War?” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 inside Langroise Recital Hall on The College of Idaho campus in Caldwell. The lecture is free and open to the public.