The College of Idaho’s Model United Nations delegation enjoyed a successful week of competition during spring break, traveling to New York City to participate in the National Model United Nations Conference (NMUN). Twelve students joined political economy professor Dr. Robert Dayley as the C of I represented the Southeast Asia nation of Malaysia at the conference, an academic simulation that includes 1,500 students from 200 colleges and universities representing more than 50 countries.
The College of Idaho Theatre Department is pleased to present its spring 2013 main stage production The Gut Girls, a drama written by British playwright Sarah Daniels. The show plays at 7:30 p.m. nightly April 11-13 and April 17-20 inside the Langroise Studio Theatre on the C of I campus in Caldwell. There also is a 2 p.m. matinee closing performance April 21. Tickets cost $15 for adults or $10 for seniors and students. C of I students, faculty and staff receive one free ticket. For tickets and information, contact the Langroise Box Office at (208) 459-5426.
April is National Poetry Month, and The College of Idaho is celebrating with a variety of events both on and off campus. April readings with ties to C of I students and faculty members – including English professor and recently-named Boise Poet Laureate Diane Raptosh – are as follows:
Growing up in the small Haitian village Nan Misye, College of Idaho freshman Margarette Pierre-Louis would join most of the village’s women and children in walking two hours each day to carry water needed for drinking and irrigating crops.
While the physical hardship is difficult enough, conflict over the limited water supply also too often grows deadly.
Idaho arts lovers have an opportunity to enjoy a unique musical experience this spring as The College of Idaho presents the “Music from the Fringe” concert, a cello choir performance created through a special compositional process using the practice of remote viewing. The show is set for 7:30 p.m. March 30 inside the Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Tickets cost $10 for adults or $5 for seniors and students. For more information, visit www.musiccollaborations.weebly.com.
The College of Idaho will host guest speaker Carter Niemeyer on April 1. Niemeyer, the author of Wolfer and one of America’s foremost experts on wolves and wolf reintroduction, will speak at 3:30 p.m. in the Sterry Hall third floor board room on the C of I campus in Caldwell. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.
Most college students are all-too-familiar with fast food. Far fewer know of “slow food,” but a dozen students at The College of Idaho are immersing themselves in the topic through the environmental studies special topics class “Slow Food in Italy.”
The class, led by C of I professors Jim Angresano, Rochelle Johnson and Don Mansfield, will study the slow food movement first-hand this spring, traveling to northern Italy March 21 to spend ten days learning about the impact local, healthy, high-quality food can have on communities.
Less than six months after establishing the Intermountain West’s first endowed chair in Judaic studies, The College of Idaho will host one of America’s strongest Jewish voices on its campus.
Alan Dershowitz, a renowned author, attorney and the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will be the College’s 2013 Commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient on May 18. He’ll also give a public presentation, “A Conversation with Alan Dershowitz” moderated by the Hon. Stephen S. Trott, at the Egyptian Theatre in Boise.