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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.