The Winter Solstice will be the lead topic when The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 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 solstices, equinoxes and the constellations and planets currently visible in the Idaho night sky. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 4-17.
It is the time of year when one seems to hear words of good cheer from everywhere, filling the air on The College of Idaho campus.
With joyful ring, the C of I music department is kicking off the holiday season in silver tinsel fashion. The Feast of Carols, set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 in Jewett Auditorium, highlights a series of holiday concerts that will delight young and old, meek and the bold.
Join Professor Howard Berger, basketball coach Scott Garson, Study Skills instructor Michal Yadlin and C of I Judaic Studies Chair Federica Francesconi as they show the Adam Sandler movie Eight Crazy Nights at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 in Jewett Auditorium. Come spin the dreidel and enjoy pizza, soda, jelly donuts and latkes—a traditional Jewish fried potato pancake. It will be a night of “food, fun and meeting Jews,” Berger said.
The College of Idaho Speech and Debate team has been talking up a storm during the fall semester, and the results are evident.
The Howling Yotes have competed at six tournaments and experienced both individual and team success under the direction of Kyle Cheesewright—success that included a second place team finish at the University of Nevada, Reno tournament.
When Jack Meek received two weeks of vacation time from work, it didn’t take the 2010 College of Idaho graduate long to decide where he was going. Ever since he left Caldwell, Meek has been itching for an opportunity to return to campus.
“I’ve missed this place. It means more to me than any other I’ve been,” Meek said. “It’s exactly how I remember it—and it’s fantastic.”
Classes and regular College operations are cancelled today, Nov. 14, due to current and forecast inclement winter weather conditions. Campus food service provider Bon Appetit will be open to serve meals today.
College personnel required to perform essential functions should check with managers regarding work schedules. Safety is the No. 1 concern for the entire campus community.
Join former College of Idaho professor and current writer-at-large John Rember as he reads “Reconstructing a Landscape of Hope” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Sterry Hall third-floor board room. The reading examines the religious, literary and psychological roles of wilderness in the contemporary American West.
Rember also will look at Wallace Stegner's youthful description of the West as a “geography of hope” and Stegner’s late-life admission that the West was no longer a place of hope for him.
Recent College of Idaho graduate Tyler Hatch ’13 had never lived in a big city before he stepped foot in our nation’s capital as a 2012 Truman Scholar. The Supreme Court building, U.S. Capitol and Lincoln Memorial each saluted Hatch and his Truman peers as winners of one of academia’s most prestigious national awards.
“If you would have asked me back in sophomore year what I would be doing after college, I would have never guessed I would be living in D.C. and working with the government,” Hatch said.
The College of Idaho student body is as diverse as the crops grown in Canyon County. With 81 international students representing 46 countries—including Norway, Venezuela, Swaziland, and Barbados—the C of I is home to a surprisingly robust international population.
And on Nov. 13, the international students will share their talents and cultures with the community as the C of I presents its fourth annual International Student Organization Cultural Show at 7 p.m. inside Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The show is free and open to the public.