The College of Idaho will fill a new, fully endowed chair in Judaic studies – the first of its kind in the Intermountain West – thanks to the successful completion of a $2.2 million fundraising initiative.
The entire world is a classroom for College of Idaho students, and in January 2013, they’ll participate in month-long, faculty-led study courses in Australia, London and Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains.
During the off-campus courses, students of all majors will explore first-hand Australia’s coastal ecosystems, England’s art, history and culture, and environmental policy and literature while skiing through Idaho’s mountains.
The fall 2012 issue of The College of Idaho’s official magazine, Quest, is in mailboxes this week. The issue has a theme of “Entrepreneurship,” celebrating many of the C of I alumni who have gone on to interesting and successful careers in a wide variety of businesses.
A gift from a Treasure Valley physician will enrich The College of Idaho’s science programs by supporting renovations that will modernize teaching facilities in Boone Science Hall.
Dr. James W. Smith, a 1964 graduate of the C of I, and his wife Mary Barbara are giving $1 million to the second phase of the Boone Science Hall renovation project. Phase II of the project will improve teaching laboratories and infrastructure in the building, supporting the College’s long-standing legacy of outstanding teaching, learning and research in the sciences.
The College of Idaho will create a new chair that further enhances its long-standing strength in developing students’ clarity of thought and writing thanks to a bequest from an anonymous donor.
The Berringer Chair in Writing and Rhetoric will honor legendary C of I English professor Ralph Berringer, who taught at the C of I in the 1950s and 1960s and helped invigorate the intellectual life of the College following World War II.
C of I President Marv Henberg noted that Berringer’s dedication to his students remains an inspiration today.
The College of Idaho music department is pleased to present an evening of strings as the student chamber music recital takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, inside Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The concert is free and open to the entire campus community and the public.
The College of Idaho music department is prepared to ring in the holiday season with its annual choir concert, the Feast of Carols. This C of I tradition will showcase traditional Christmas music and other holiday favorites performed by the C of I Chorale and Chamber Singers, Sinfonia and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. The Feast of Carols is set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in Jewett Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. It will be followed by holiday refreshments in the foyer of the adjacent Langroise Center.
The College of Idaho will host the seventh annual Langroise Holiday Arts Fair on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the foyer of the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The fair, which is free and open to the public, presents an opportunity to view and purchase art created by College of Idaho students, faculty, staff and alumni.
The long nights and cold weather that define Idaho’s winter months will be explained to audiences during this month’s Whittenberger Planetarium public show, set for 7 p.m. Dec. 4 inside Boone Science Hall on The College of Idaho campus in Caldwell. Adults and older children will learn about the Winter Solstice and its effects on winter weather as well as the wide variety of constellations and planets visible in the chilly Idaho night sky this month.