Explore the final frontier at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium! The New Horizons mission will be the lead topic when the planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. April 3 inside Boone Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The recently renovated Planetarium, which now features new cove lights and handicapped access, will explore the New Horizons spacecraft, which left for Pluto in 2006 and will fly by the planet in July. Learn the current status of the mission as well as the constellations and planet locations in the Idaho night sky this month.
Caldwell Fine Arts is pleased to present “Redefining Poetry,” a free poetry reading featuring Idaho Writer-in-Residence and C of I Professor Diane Raptosh. The reading will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in the Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
The College of Idaho will host a dedication ceremony for Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium at 2:45 p.m. Friday, April 3, before the C of I baseball game versus Lewis-Clark State. C of I President Marv Henberg, Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas, and C of I trustee and donor Graye Wolfe will dedicate the stadium and throw out the first pitches in front of more than 1,000 newly installed, individual chair backed seats now present at Wolfe Field, located on Linden Street north of Cleveland Boulevard in Caldwell.
C of I alumnus and psychology professor Dr. Isaac Hunter ’04 danced all over the competition during the recent Dancing with the Caldwell Stars contest, put on March 7 by Caldwell Fine Arts. With a dynamic disco routine, Hunter left the audience begging for more with moves Chazz Michael Michaels would be jealous of. We sat down with the mirror ball trophy winner to get an inside look at greatness. (Note: this interview was executed with sarcasm and humor in mind).
The College of Idaho is set to host a Relay For Life event April 25-26 inside the J.A. Albertson Activities Center on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Spearheaded by C of I senior Breanna Leatham—a sixth-year Relay For Life volunteer—the event introduces a great cause to the C of I community. From 7 p.m. April 25 to 3 a.m. April 26, teams will participate in games and take turns running or walking laps around the track in the gym to raise money and awareness for saving lives from cancer.
On August 12, 1805, William Clark and Meriwether Lewis became the first Americans to cross the continental divide as they entered into present day Idaho through the Lemhi Pass. More than 200 years later, descendants of Lewis are also hoping to become pioneers in the Gem State.
College of Idaho alumnae Kate Leadbetter ’10 and Molly Leadbetter ’11, along with their parents Gig and Ann, are in the process of opening Meriwether Cider Co., which will be one of Idaho’s first hard cideries.
The College of Idaho Department of Theatre & Speech Arts is pleased to announce its spring production, "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown," a two-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy based on the Peanuts comic strip characters. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. on April 9-11 and April 16-18—with 2 p.m. matinee shows on April 12 and 19—in the studio theatre of the Langroise Center for the Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students.
For the second consecutive year, The College of Idaho will offer summer classes to students and the community. The C of I has expanded its summer course selection this year, with both introductory and advanced classes offered in a wide range of subjects. Registration, which opens April 13, will be available online (click here). For-credit course offerings include:
This spring, The College of Idaho is hosting a blanket drive for Project Linus, an organization that makes and collects blankets for children in need. The C of I is collecting new blankets through April 1 at the front desk of McCain Student Center. And on March 18, 19 and 20, the C of I campus is hosting daily blanket making parties in Simplot Dining Hall during lunch and dinner hours. C of I Program Council has donated enough materials to make approximately 20 blankets.
College of Idaho freshman Caroline Sanden Gustafsson won a national championship and was named the Northwest Collegiate Ski Conference Skier of the Year—not bad for someone who first set foot on the C of I campus in January.
Sanden Gustafsson wanted to go to a school where she could ski and receive a top-notch education. And it’s been so far, so good for the Orebro, Sweden native.