An estate gift will honor a popular College of Idaho history professor and establish a fully endowed professorship dedicated to outstanding teaching in world history.
The $2.5 million gift, which has yet to be realized from an anonymous donor, will create the Franklin Specht Chair in History in honor of the professor emeritus who taught history courses at The College of Idaho for more than three decades.
Three of the most important cases currently before the United States Supreme Court – dealing with gay marriage, obtaining blood samples from suspected drunk drivers and legal suits against the government – will be argued by Treasure Valley attorneys before a mock court of College of Idaho students next week.
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.