It is a historic day at The College of Idaho, where Dr. Charlotte Borst has been named the 13th president of the Gem State’s oldest private college. Borst, currently vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Whittier College in California, takes office in July 2015 following the retirement of C of I President Marv Henberg. She will become the first female president in the College’s 124-year history.
Caldwell Fine Arts and The College of Idaho are proud to present Eugene Ballet’s timeless holiday classic TheNutcracker, set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 inside Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The ballet is a treasured holiday tradition for Caldwell Fine Arts as the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy, the scheming Mouse King and the brave Nutcracker Prince capture the imaginations of both children and adults year after year.
Want to be part of The College of Idaho legacy? Want to have your name etched in the stone annals? Or at least in bricks and mortar?
In the month of December, every $250 commemorative brick purchased for the Marty Holly Athletic Center will be matched by an additional $500—totaling $750 for the College. Each brick purchased results in an additional $250 gift to the Marty Holly Athletic Center and an additional $250 to the Boone Fund, the College’s unrestricted giving fund. The match is only in effect through the end of December, so purchase your brick today!
The Winter Solstice will be the lead topic when The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 inside Boone Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The recently renovated Planetarium, which now features new cove lights and handicapped access, will explore solstices, equinoxes and the constellations and planets currently visible in the Idaho night sky. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 4-17.
It is the time of year when one seems to hear words of good cheer from everywhere, filling the air on The College of Idaho campus.
With joyful ring, the C of I music department is kicking off the holiday season in silver tinsel fashion. The Feast of Carols, set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 in Jewett Auditorium, highlights a series of holiday concerts that will delight young and old, meek and the bold.
Join Professor Howard Berger, basketball coach Scott Garson, Study Skills instructor Michal Yadlin and C of I Judaic Studies Chair Federica Francesconi as they show the Adam Sandler movie Eight Crazy Nights at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 in Jewett Auditorium. Come spin the dreidel and enjoy pizza, soda, jelly donuts and latkes—a traditional Jewish fried potato pancake. It will be a night of “food, fun and meeting Jews,” Berger said.
The College of Idaho Speech and Debate team has been talking up a storm during the fall semester, and the results are evident.
The Howling Yotes have competed at six tournaments and experienced both individual and team success under the direction of Kyle Cheesewright—success that included a second place team finish at the University of Nevada, Reno tournament.
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.