The College of Idaho has 1,122 students enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year, an increase of just under 6 percent from last year’s enrollment, according to the official tenth-day figures released by the institutional research department. This year’s enrollment is the highest in the history of the Caldwell liberal arts college, topping the previous high of 1,059 students in 2012-2013.
Jan Summers Duffy, an Archaeologist and curator at The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, recently attended an Egyptology conference in Santa Ana, Calif. The conference focused on the work of Professor Barry Kemp, one of the world’s top Egyptologists. Jan shares her experience below:
The College of Idaho’s new College Store is open for business on the main floor of McCain Student Center. The store, formerly located in the McCain basement, carries a wide assortment of C of I clothing, gift items and souvenirs. The Coyote logo adorns a stylish array of t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and polo shirts, while a fresh wave of sportswear also is available thanks to the College’s recent partnership with Under Armour.
A distinguished legal scholar who regularly comments on high-publicity cases for national media will speak at The College of Idaho on Oct. 3 as part of the College’s Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies.
Laurie L. Levenson, the David W. Burcham Chair in Ethical Advocacy at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, will discuss Jewish law and ethics during her 7 p.m. lecture in the Langroise Center for the Visual and Performing Arts on C of I campus in Caldwell. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The awards continue to pile up for College of Idaho professor Diane Raptosh in 2013. Raptosh, a 1983 C of I alumna who teaches English and creative writing, this week was named to the National Book Foundation’s Longlist for the 2013 National Book Award in Poetry for her latest work, American Amnesiac. The list features ten authors, including many of the country's preeminent writers of contemporary poetry.
The College of Idaho Langroise Trio is pleased to announce its live musical performance schedule for the 2013-2014 season. The Trio, comprised of violinist Geoffrey Trabichoff, violist David Johnson and cellist Samuel Smith, will give 13 public performances throughout the academic year. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted, and all shows on the C of I campus are free and open to the public.
The Langroise Trio’s 2013-14 schedule is as follows:
The College of Idaho will host a benefit concert Sept. 22 to establish a piano scholarship honoring former C of I piano teacher Fern Nolte Davidson. C of I alumnae Barbara Attebery ’47 and Sylvia Hunt ’59 will perform a piano and organ duo program beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium. There is no charge for admission, with all donations and proceeds going toward the scholarship fund, which needs about $1,500 to become an endowed, perpetual award.
The Autumnal Equinox is almost here, and The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium is ready for it! The equinox will be the topic of the Planetarium’s first public show of the new school year, set for 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The show – the first featuring the Planetarium’s new sound equipment – also will offer an overview of constellations, planets and moon phases visible in the September night sky.
The College of Idaho’s initiatives to support military service members, veterans and spouses as they pursue their educational goals have earned the institution a place on Victory Media’s 2014 Military Friendly Schools list.
The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
The College of Idaho continues to be placed among America’s “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” according to the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings released Tuesday, Sept. 10. The C of I placed No. 167 on the list, which ranks schools based on graduation rate, class size, alumni giving percentage and other indicators of academic quality.