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.
The College of Idaho is set to celebrate Homecoming 2013, which returns to late September this year and will once again feature the popular Taste of the Harvest festival. A full slate of events is planned for Sept. 26-29, including a tailgate party for the C of I vs. Southern Oregon volleyball match, the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner, a special “Seek the Greeks” reunion for fraternity and sorority members and “Embrace the Eights” reunions for the Classes of 1948, ’58, ’68, ’78, ’88, ’98 and ’08.
College of Idaho President Marv Henberg will discuss the recent successes and exciting future of Idaho’s oldest private liberal arts college during the 2013 State of the College address on Sept. 11.
The State of the College address will begin at 4 p.m. in Langroise Center for the Visual and Performing Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell and is open to the public. The address also will be streamed live online at www.collegeofidaho.edu/videostream.
The College of Idaho will host guest speaker Dave Cullen, author of the bestselling book Columbine, on Monday, Sept. 9 inside Jewett Auditorium. Cullen, whose bestseller is the C of I’s first-year book for the 2013-2014 academic year, will speak and answer questions from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the entire campus community and the public.
Nine new educators will instruct and advise students at The College of Idaho this school year. The College’s newly hired faculty members are:
Kevin Talbert, assistant professor of education. Talbert received his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Miami University in Ohio. Before graduate school and doctoral studies, Talbert was a high school teacher in Lima, Ohio.
The College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art is pleased to announce its first two exhibitions of the 2013-2014 academic year. The Rosenthal Gallery is hosting “Domestic Wild,” a joint exhibition by Kate Walker and Barbara Penn along with selected work from three additional members of the group Animal Sign/Animal Mind: Sue Pearson, Kryssi Stradidis and Melanie Yazzi. The gallery simultaneously is hosting “Debris,” a ceramic installation by Caroline Earley.
Caldwell Fine Arts is set to kick off its 53rd season celebrating performing arts inside Jewett Auditorium on The College of Idaho campus. The 2013-2014 season begins Sept. 7 with the Beat Beethoven 5K Fun Run fundraiser and C of I Faculty Showcase, “The Lighter Side of Serious,” featuring members of the College’s art, music and theatre faculty. CFA will offer 14 events in all, showcasing a wide variety of live performances ranging from ballet and Baroque to fiddles and folklorico.