College of Idaho professor Robert Dayley is the winner of the 2011 Idaho Professor of the Year award, announced Nov. 17 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Dayley, who teaches political economy and specializes in Asian studies, is the fourth C of I professor in six years to receive the award, which recognizes the state’s top educator based on scholarly achievement, innovative teaching, community and professional service, and recommendations from colleagues, alumni and students.
The College of Idaho has received $250,000 from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation in support of the College’s effort to create an endowed chair in Judaic Studies. The gift continues the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation’s long-standing support of the College’s mission of preparing students who thrive and also boosts the school’s effort to create the first endowed Judaic Studies chair in the Intermountain West.
College of Idaho senior Justus Jenkins recently was sworn in and signed a five-year contract with the United States Navy after being accepted as a Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) in Washington, D.C. Jenkins, a mathematics and physics major from Hawaii, currently is on active duty, and he plans to begin his officer training after graduation next December.
A new library serving as an intellectual commons for The College of Idaho will be built with an estate gift that is one of the most significant in the history of Idaho’s oldest private college. The gift was made by Deborah Cruzen Murray, a former trustee of the College, and her husband Glenn Richard Murray, Jr. C of I President Marv Henberg said planning has begun for the future library, to be named the Cruzen-Murray Library, with the goal of creating a modern facility that promotes learning in all respects.
The College of Idaho will host the sixth annual Langroise Holiday Arts Fair on Friday, Nov. 11. This year’s fair is set to run from 4 to 7 p.m. in the foyer of the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The event, which is free and open to the public, presents an opportunity to view and purchase art created by College of Idaho students, faculty, staff and alumni.
The College of Idaho has been named one of the top 200 Best Values in Private Colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The annual report, released Oct. 25, features schools that combine outstanding academics and great economic value. The College of Idaho placed in the top 200 because of its high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, excellent student-to-faculty ratio, abundant on-campus resources and overall great value. The full list of schools can be found at www.kiplinger.com/links/college.
The College of Idaho Department of Theatre and Speech Arts is proud to present its fall theatre production The Hot L Baltimore, a dramatic comedy by the late American playwright Lanford Wilson. The play will show at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3-5 and Nov. 9-12 inside the Langroise Studio Theatre on the C of I campus in Caldwell. There is a 2 p.m. matinee show on Sunday, Nov. 13. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. For tickets and information, call the C of I box office at (208) 459-5426.
For 20 years, graduates of Caldwell High School such as Kristen VanSchoiack have received a head start in pursuing their aspirations at The College of Idaho with the support of the Caldwell Foundation for Educational Opportunity.VanSchoiack, a freshman art major, and 20 other currently enrolled C of I students are recipients of CFEO scholarships, beneficiaries of a partnership that helps many of Caldwell’s most outstanding young people continue their education in the community where they were raised.
The College of Idaho speech and debate team had a strong showing over the weekend, finishing fourth in a field of 35 schools at the Steve Hunt Classic Debate Tournament held at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore. The finish helped the Howlin’ Yotes move into first place in the Northwest Conference Division II, where they are the defending champions.
Award-winning author and social psychologist Dr. David Myers will visit The College of Idaho campus as a guest lecturer at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, inside the Langroise Auditorium. Myers’ lecture, “The Scientific Pursuit of Happiness,” is part of a Treasure Valley lecture series developed by C of I psychology professor Dr. Meredith Minear in collaboration with Dr. Eric Landrum at Boise State University and Dr. Benjamin Earwicker at Northwest Nazarene University.