The College of Idaho Art Club is set to host its inaugural community Chalk Art Competition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, on the C of I Campus in Caldwell. The event is being held in conjunction with the College’s Homecoming festivities and will take place on the sidewalks around McCain Student Center. The competition is free and open to participants and observers of all ages.
The College of Idaho Department of Theatre & Speech Arts is pleased to present its fall main stage production, "Pericles, Prince of Tyre." The play opens Nov. 9 and shows at 7:30 p.m. nightly Nov. 9-10 and Nov. 15-17 with a closing matinee show at 2 p.m. Nov. 18. All performances take place in the Langroise Studio Theatre on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Tickets cost $15 for adults or $10 for seniors and students. C of I students, faculty and staff receive free admission. For more information, contact the Langroise Box Office at (208) 459-5426.
The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium is exploring the planets Mercury and Mars this month. Come learn about these alien worlds and see the latest findings and images captured by NASA spacecraft during recent voyages to space during the November public show, set for 7 p.m. Nov. 7 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The show also will include a quick tour of the constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky this month.
The College of Idaho has been named one of America’s Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges by "Kiplinger’s Personal Finance." The annual report, released Oct. 24, features 200 schools that combine outstanding academics and great economic value. The C of I was included because of its high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, excellent student-to-faculty ratio, on-campus resources and overall value. The full list of schools can be found at www.kiplinger.com.
The College of Idaho is offering four service-learning opportunities this school year through Campus Ministries’ Potter’s Clay program. Campus Ministries will lead experiences in Mexico, Haiti, Ecuador and Caldwell.
“The purpose of service learning is two-fold,” said C of I campus minister Phil Rogers. “It’s an opportunity for students to make a difference in the world, but it’s also a very powerful thing to take part in. We’ve had more than 500 students participate in Potter’s Clay programs in the past 15 years. For many, it has been a life-altering experience.”
With its date moved back to coincide with the Nov. 8 C of I/NNU rivalry basketball game, Homecoming 2012 will be the latest in College of Idaho history.
Alumni relations director Sally Skinner ’78 also is hoping to make it the greatest. With a “Bringing Back the Pack” theme and a week full of events aimed at attracting more alumni, more students and more fun, Skinner hopes Homecoming will indeed bring more Coyotes back to campus than ever before.
The College of Idaho Board of Trustees added three members during its annual fall meeting on the C of I campus in Caldwell, welcoming Jeffrey Taylor ’82, Alexander Toeldte and Laura (Roberts) Turner ’79. The board also announced Doug Brigham ’87 as vice chairman. The Honorable Candy Wagahoff Dale’79 currently chairs the Board of Trustees. The three new trustees are:
Jeffrey Taylor ’82
System vice president and CFO, St. Luke’s Health System
Mars and Mercury are the planets of interest at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium this month. Come learn about these alien worlds and see the latest findings and images captured by NASA spacecraft during recent voyages to space during the October public show, set for 7 p.m. Oct. 17 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The show also will include a quick tour of the constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky this month.
Scott Knickerbocker, a professor of English and environmental studies at The College of Idaho, has released a new book titled "Ecopoetics: The Language of Nature, the Nature of Language."The book explores how poets not usually considered nature poets express humanity’s relationship with nature. Published by University of Massachusetts Press, the book is available for $26.95 on the UMass website.
The College of Idaho has 1,059 students enrolled for the 2012-2013 school year, an increase of just under 2 percent from last year’s enrollment, according to the official tenth-day figures released by the institutional research department today, Sept. 26. This year’s enrollment is the highest in the history of the Caldwell liberal arts college, topping the previous high of 1,055 students in 2010-2011.