The College of Idaho brought home two awards from the National Model United Nations Conference held Oct. 25-27 in Washington, D.C. The C of I team, representing the West African nation of Togo, was named an “Honorable Mention Delegation,” an award that placed the C of I in the top 25 percent of all participating delegations and continued a string of five consecutive award-winning national conferences for the team. Model UN delegations are awarded for successfully advocating their country’s positions, leading other delegations in negotiations, and properly using the rules of procedure.
The co-chairs of the steering committee raising funds for The College of Idaho’s reinstated football program have given a $250,000 gift to help build the new Marty Holly Athletics Center, now under construction on campus.
The gift from C of I alumni John and Linda Bequette, announced during the Nov. 4 naming of the new $4 million facility, follows the couple’s earlier $150,000 donation to help the College reinstate its football program.
The College of Idaho’s success in helping more first-generation Latino students graduate is featured in a new report by the Council of Independent Colleges titled “Making Sure They Make It! Best Practices for Ensuring the Academic Success of First-Generation College Students.” The C of I also is featured on the recently launched CIC/Wal-Mart College Success Awards website www.cic.edu/CollegeSuccessAwards.
The College of Idaho is pleased to announce that baritone vocalist Curtis Crafton, a 2007 C of I graduate, will return to campus for a 7 p.m. recital Nov. 10 inside the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts. Crafton will be accompanied by pianist Michal McQuay for a German “Liederabend” recital featuring two major song cycles by Robert Schumann, Liederkreis and Dichterliebe. The recital is open to the public and admission is free.
A new $4 million facility supporting The College of Idaho’s athletic program will be named in honor of long-time Athletic Director Marty Holly.
The Marty Holly Athletics Center, now under construction on the C of I campus, is slated to open late next summer and will be the first new building on campus since the Village Apartments were completed in 2002.
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. Friday, Nov. 8. 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 November night sky.
The College of Idaho theatre department is pleased to present its 2013 fall main stage production Baby with the Bathwater, a comedy written by Christopher Durang and directed by C of I adjunct theatre instructor Kathy Simpson. The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, and shows at 7:30 nightly on Nov. 8, 9 and Nov. 13-16 inside the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. There also will be a closing matinee show at 2 p.m. Nov. 17.
The College of Idaho is launching a new weekly radio show hosted by Voice of the Coyotes Mike Safford and featuring head football coach Mike Moroski. “Yotes Den with Mike Moroski” will air Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. on KOOL Oldies 99.5 FM through the end of the football season.
“Yotes Den” typically will air live from Stewart’s Bar and Grill in Caldwell, and fans are encouraged to attend. The first live show Oct. 29 will be held in the J.A. Albertson Activities Center prior to the “Meet the Yotes Night” basketball tipoff event.
It was an eventful summer for College of Idaho student Margarette Pierre-Louis, who completed her “Water for Peace” project by bringing 2,375 gallons of water, 240 trees and 300 water bottles to her hometown of Nan Misye, Haiti.
Pierre-Louis, a sophomore environmental studies major, hopes the project will bring peace to the village she calls home. In addition to bringing water and supplies, “Water for Peace” focused on education and planting seeds of change in the Nan Misye community.
The College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art is pleased to announce “Short Stories,” a new exhibition of mixed media sculpture by Boise artist Sue Latta. An opening reception is set for 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and the show will remain on display through Dec. 6 in the Rosenthal Gallery, located inside Blatchley Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.