The College of Idaho is set to celebrate the life of beloved professor George Wolfe with an honorary 110th Birthday Celebration on Sept. 23. Guest speaker and alumna Nancy (Miller) Okimoto ’64 will give a special lecture in Wolfe’s honor at 7 p.m. inside Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The lecture is free and open to the public.
College of Idaho President Marv Henberg will give his final State of the College address on Sept. 10, discussing the College’s recent successes and exciting future as the Caldwell liberal arts college prepares to appoint a new president in 2015.
Henberg, who became the College’s 12th president in 2009, will retire in June of next year. His final State of the College address will begin at 4 p.m. inside the Langroise Center for the Visual and Performing Arts on campus. The address is open to the media and the public.
After more than 20 years amusing audiences with their one-of-a-kind Greenshows, the Fool Squad is taking a break from the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. The Fools—Tom Willmorth and C of I theatre professor Joe Golden—recently were featured in an Idaho Statesman article by arts and entertainment reporter Dana Oland. Click here to read the article at www.idahostatesman.com.
The College of Idaho and Idaho State University launched a historic collaboration today, the first day of instruction for the schools’ joint Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies program. Twelve students inside newly renovated West Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell joined 30 on Idaho State’s Pocatello campus and 30 more on ISU’s satellite Meridian campus in the program, which links the three classrooms through distance learning technology.
College of Idaho alumna Hailey Smith ’08 had very little idea of what her future would when she arrived at the C of I.
“As I neared graduation from high school, I had an interest in archeology, probably stemming from books and movies that gave me a romanticized idea of what an archeologist is,” Smith recalls. “Since the College didn’t have an archeology program, I signed up for the closest thing: Cultural Anthropology 101.”
The College of Idaho football team is set to hold its inaugural Purple and Gold Scrimmage on Monday, Aug. 25 – less than two weeks before the Coyotes return to competition after a 37-year hiatus. The scrimmage, which is free and open to the public, kicks off at 6 p.m. inside the newly renovated Simplot Stadium. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and there will be a special pregame program beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History is pleased to present Bug Day, the annual celebration of insects that is becoming one of the museum’s signature events. Bug Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children and IBG members.
When College of Idaho senior Courtney Indart began a Washington, D.C. internship last winter with Innovations in Civic Participation, her goal was to gain experience with international relations and professional development. What she didn’t know was that her time in the nation’s capital would lead to an opportunity to travel to Japan this summer for a civic engagement project she and her fellow ICP interns helped organize.