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Irish alumnus Jack Meek revisits Ida-home

When Jack Meek received two weeks of vacation time from work, it didn’t take the 2010 College of Idaho graduate long to decide where he was going. Ever since he left Caldwell, Meek has been itching for an opportunity to return to campus.

“I’ve missed this place. It means more to me than any other I’ve been,” Meek said. “It’s exactly how I remember it—and it’s fantastic.”

Hunters become C of I’s first father-son teaching duo

Dr. Isaac Hunter ’04 has nostalgic memories of playing games with his father. Chess, foosball, darts, ping pong.

These days, around lunchtime, you can usually find Isaac on The College of Idaho’s tennis courts, competing against his dad— and C of I faculty colleague—Dr. Kerry Hunter.

Kerry, a professor of political economy, has taught at the C of I since 1988. With Isaac’s return to campus this fall, the College has its first ever full-time father-son teaching ensemble.

C of I campus closed for winter weather

Classes and regular College operations are cancelled today, Nov. 14, due to current and forecast inclement winter weather conditions. Campus food service provider Bon Appetit will be open to serve meals today.

College personnel required to perform essential functions should check with managers regarding work schedules. Safety is the No. 1 concern for the entire campus community.

John Rember: Examining the American West

Join former College of Idaho professor and current writer-at-large John Rember as he reads “Reconstructing a Landscape of Hope” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Sterry Hall third-floor board room. The reading examines the religious, literary and psychological roles of wilderness in the contemporary American West.

Rember also will look at Wallace Stegner's youthful description of the West as a “geography of hope” and Stegner’s late-life admission that the West was no longer a place of hope for him.

Mr. Hatch goes to Washington: Alumnus reflects on time as Truman Scholar

Recent College of Idaho graduate Tyler Hatch ’13 had never lived in a big city before he stepped foot in our nation’s capital as a 2012 Truman Scholar. The Supreme Court building, U.S. Capitol and Lincoln Memorial each saluted Hatch and his Truman peers as winners of one of academia’s most prestigious national awards. 

“If you would have asked me back in sophomore year what I would be doing after college, I would have never guessed I would be living in D.C. and working with the government,” Hatch said.

C of I readies for annual Cultural Show

The College of Idaho student body is as diverse as the crops grown in Canyon County. With 81 international students representing 46 countries—including Norway, Venezuela, Swaziland, and Barbados—the C of I is home to a surprisingly robust international population.

And on Nov. 13, the international students will share their talents and cultures with the community as the C of I presents its fourth annual International Student Organization Cultural Show at 7 p.m. inside Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The show is free and open to the public.

C of I set for Nov. 10 Veterans Celebration

The Great War that scourged Europe was officially ended when the last signature adorned the Treaty of Versailles in June 1919. But an armistice on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 is what is regarded as the conclusion of the “war to end all wars.” 

C of I alumna Dale wins Justice for All Award

College of Idaho alumna and former Board of Trustees chair Chief Magistrate Judge Candy Wagahoff Dale ’79 has been chosen by the Idaho State Bar Diversity Section as the 2014 winner of the Justice for All Award. The Diversity Section is a group of Idaho lawyers committed to civil rights for all people, regardless of color, gender, sexual preference or income level. The group selected Judge Dale for her fairness in following the law as a federal judge.

Have a Seat: The History of Professor Howard Berger’s Bench

It can be seen from just about any spot near Morrison Quadrangle on The College of Idaho campus. Faded purple paint curls off weathered wood slats. The bench could use a good sanding and a fresh coat 

“I’d like it to look decent,” Professor Howard Berger says. “You know, the old redwood stuff I like. This looks too corny.”

Faded paint or otherwise, Berger has been sitting at his bench as long as he can remember—virtually since he began teaching history at The College of Idaho in 1982. It just “became a way of life.”

C of I Planetarium hosts November public show

The College of Idaho’s recently renovated Whittenberger Planetarium is set to host its November public show at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 inside Boone Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The Planetarium, which now features new cove lights and handicapped access, will feature comets and comet landing in anticipation of the Rosetta mission’s plan to land on a comet this month. The show, which costs $5 for adults or $2.50 for children ages 4-17, also will include an overview of the current constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky.

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