The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium and Caldwell Fine Arts are bringing storyteller Jim Cogan back to Caldwell. Cogan will be hosted as the town’s “Storyteller in Residence” by Caldwell Fine Arts March 12-16. He will share stories with schools and other community groups during the days in addition to hour-long presentations beginning at 7 p.m. March 12 and 14 at the planetarium, located inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for children. Reservations must be made in advance by calling (208) 459-5211.
The College of Idaho has hired John Ottenhoff as its new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. Ottenhoff comes to C of I from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, where he has served as Vice President for the consortium of 14 liberal arts colleges since 2007. Prior to ACM, Ottenhoff worked at Michigan’s Alma College for nearly 20 years, serving as a professor of English, an English department chair and an associate provost.
For two decades, The College of Idaho’s Langroise Trio has provided outstanding string instruction for students and melodic performances for the public as the artists in residence on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The College and the Treasure Valley community will celebrate those 20 years as Caldwell Fine Arts presents the Langroise Trio’s 20th Anniversary Celebration with guest pianist Martina Filjak, set for 7:30 p.m. March 15 at Jewett Auditorium.
The College of Idaho theatre and music departments invite Treasure Valley patrons to enjoy a night of interactive musical comedy as they present their spring production, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The play opens March 8 and features nightly 7:30 p.m. showings March 8-10 and 15-17, with 2 p.m. matinees on March 11 and March 17. All showings take place inside the Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell, and tickets cost $15 for adults or $10 for seniors and students.
The College of Idaho will consider the reinstatement of a football team to its athletics program this spring, with the College’s Board of Trustees anticipated to make a decision at its May 2012 meeting.
A series of meetings for members of the College community will be held in the coming weeks by President Marv Henberg and Athletics Director Marty Holly. Information about the contemplated reinstatement of football will be shared at the meetings and input will be collected.
The effectiveness to two different political systems - America's democratic model versus China's authoritarian model - is discussed in the newest edition of College of Idaho Insights by history professor Steve Maughan and political economy professors Kerry Hunter and Jasper LiCalzi.
The Davis United World College Scholars Program is the world's largest privately-funded international scholarship program, having supported more than 4,200 students from more than 140 countries at more than 90 American colleges since its founding in 2000. The College of Idaho is a major beneficiary of the program, with 50 international Davis Scholars currently enrolled.
The College of Idaho has long enjoyed a tradition of excellence in the sciences. The commitment to studying nature began with founder William Judson Boone and continues today through collaborative faculty-student research and hundreds of alumni enjoying careers in scientific fields.
The interplay between science and religion has been discussed and deliberated for centuries. The debate comes to the Treasure Valley this month as Karl Giberson, one of America’s leading scholars on the creation vs. evolution controversy, delivers the lecture “Are Science and Religion at War?” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 inside Langroise Recital Hall on The College of Idaho campus in Caldwell. The lecture is free and open to the public.