The College of Idaho is pleased to announce four opportunities for the campus community to participate in Potter’s Clay service trips this school year. The Department of Campus Ministries will lead service learning trips to Ensenada, Mexico, Los Angeles, Mexico City and the Dominican Republic. The trips are open to C of I students, faculty and staff.
The College of Idaho will launch its Carter-Chalker Lectureship on Faith and Contemporary Issues this fall, hosting renowned philosopher Holmes Rolston III on Nov. 6 and 7. Rolston’s visit will include class visits, a Q & A and the free public lecture “Three Big Bangs: Matter-Energy, Life, Mind,” set for 7 p.m. Nov. 7 inside the Langroise Center for the Visual and Performing Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
Dwarf planets and exoplanets will be the topics of conversation when The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. Guests will find out what happened to Pluto and learn about other planets outside of our Solar System in addition to receiving an overview of the constellations and planets visible in the October night sky.
The College of Idaho will host a tribute concert by guitarist James Baur at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, inside Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The concert is in honor of the late Dr. Jerry Baur, a 1966 C of I graduate and former chairman of the College’s Board of Trustees. The concert is free and open to the entire campus community.
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.