Every 107 seconds, an American falls victim to sexual assault. But students at The College of Idaho want people to know: “It’s on Us” to stop sexual assault and create a community of respect.
The “It’s on Us”pledge is a commitment to prevent sexual assault by recognizing that non-consensual sex is sexual assault, identifying situations in which assaults may occur, intervening in situations where consent has not or cannot be given, and creating an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
The College of Idaho has printed its spring 2015 issue of ‘Quest’ magazine, which is in mailboxes this week. The spring issue has a theme of “Music,” celebrating the College’s proud history of producing outstanding musical performers and educators.
The College of Idaho has a long history of fostering and supporting student leaders who seek to make a difference on campus and beyond. Whether in the local community or on a global scale, many C of I students have dedicated themselves to making a positive impact on the lives of others. And this spring, current students Dulce Sanchez and Moha Azhar Mudaqiq represented the C of I at the annual Clinton Global Initiative University conference in Florida.
The month of April is an exciting time on The College of Idaho campus, with two big events hitting the Whittenberger Planetarium. Stories, stargazing and science will delight all as Caldwell Fine Arts hosts storyteller Jim Cogan on April 15 and Astronomy Day takes over the planetarium on April 18.
STORYTELLER JIM COGAN
Cogan and Planetarium Director Amy Truksa will join forces to share constellations and mythological tales from around the world from 6-7 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 pm on Wednesday, April 15 in the Whittenberger Planetarium, located in Boone Hall.
The evening of April 15 marks the start of Yom HaShoah—Holocaust Remembrance Day—in honor of the six million Jews who perished during World War II. The day marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, when a group of brave Jewish youth fought against the Nazis for three weeks.
The College of Idaho’s Model United Nations group produced another impressive result at the 2015 Conference of National Model United Nations, earning a Distinguished Delegation Award for its representation of The Republic Maldives at the March 23-27 conference in New York City.
The Distinguished Delegation Award is the second-highest honor a team can achieve at NMUN. It is the second such honor for the C of I program, and the seventh consecutive NMUN conference where the team has returned to Caldwell with an award.
College of Idaho head men’s basketball coach Scott Garson has been named the recipient of the 2015 Red Auerbach College Coach of the Year Award.
The Red Auerbach Award is given annually to the nation’s top Jewish college coach, as voted on by the members of the Jewish Coaches Association. Garson was honored April 4 at the JCA’s annual breakfast prior to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball national semifinals.
The College of Idaho is set to host National History Day in Idaho, the finale of a year-long enrichment program that provides exciting ways for middle and high school students to study historical issues, ideas, people and events. The annual event, sponsored by the Idaho State Historical Society, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, on the C of I campus in Caldwell. More than 300 Idaho students from grades 4-12 will compete for awards, scholarships and a slot in this summer’s national competition in Maryland.
Guitars and banjos sang and music notes twanged. Boots tapped the beat and couples moved their feet in a dust devil motion under the low glow of wrought iron lamps. The scene looked circa 1800s on Main Street in downtown Boise as Curtis/Sutton and the Scavengers performed under the golden arch at Pengilly’s Saloon.
“That’s allllll, that’s all, baby that’s all,” the band sang as its set came to an end. The crowd chanted “one more song!” but it was time for another one of the 400-plus bands to take the stage at Treefort Music Festival.
A dozen Coyotes stood atop Suicide Point. The river flowed fast, dividing the towering canyon rim. Snow-topped mountains on the left morphed into a field of natural grasses near the bank. A forest service ranch on the Oregon side of the Snake River glowed a shade of deep grassy green.
“The view at the top of (Suicide Point) was spectacular,” sophomore Brittaney Bones said. “You could really tell why it is called the Snake, with the winding of the river.”