A widely-published scholar of Jewish history and culture and Jewish-Christian relations will be the first to hold The College of Idaho’s newly established Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Chair in Judaic Studies.
College of Idaho junior Megan Mizuta spent a month in Europe last winter as part of a faculty-led study abroad experience in London. Next fall, Mizuta will return to the British Isles – this time on her own as an Irish American Scholar at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland.
Mizuta, an English literature major from Boise, will spend the fall 2014 semester studying English and Irish literature through the program, which is run by the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities.
The College of Idaho is pleased to offer the George V. Wolfe Endowed Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year in honor of the legendary professor who founded the C of I Department of Political Economy in 1946. The scholarship is awarded each spring to an outstanding C of I student.
The College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art is pleased to announce its spring exhibition, “Balkanization,” featuring the work of C of I alumnus Goran Fazil. The show is open March 7 through April 18, with an opening reception set for 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14. Both the reception and the exhibition – open weekdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. – are free and open to the public.
College of Idaho student Lucas Morse has learned a lot about international affairs during his two years on campus. Next fall, he will have the opportunity to apply that knowledge first-hand in Northern Ireland.
Morse, a sophomore from Boise, has been accepted into the Association of Presbyterian Colleges & Universities’ Irish American Scholar program and will spend the 2014 fall semester studying international political economy at the University of Ulster.
The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium invites the public to learn about the Spring Equinox at its March public show, set for 7 p.m. on Friday, March 14 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Guests will have the opportunity to explore equinoxes, solstices and the circumstances that bring them about. The show, which costs $4 for adults or $2 for children ages 4-17, also will include an overview of the current and upcoming constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky.
College of Idaho Athletic Director Marty Holly has announced the resignation of Reagan Rossi as head women's basketball coach in order to assume full-time duties as associate athletic director. Rossi just completed her 13th season at the helm of the Lady Yotes and led the team to five NAIA Division II national tournament appearances during her tenure. Her top assistant, former C of I men's basketball head coach, Mark Owen, will assume the head coaching position in July.
College of Idaho senior Lorraine Barreras is set for the release of her debut novel today, Feb. 28. The book, titled Archipelago, is a young adult fantasy novel published by Boise-based Fantastic Journeys Publishing. It is available for $15 through Amazon and $2.99 for Nook and Kindle eBook versions. Barreras also plans to have copies available at the College Store on campus and other local vendors within a month. For more information, or to purchase a copy, visit www.archipelagobook.net.
The College of Idaho has been named one of “The 100 Best Colleges and Universities in the U.S. by State” by TheBestSchools.org, a leading resource for prospective college students. Only two schools from each state – one major university and one small college – made the list, which seeks to identify the very best that American higher education has to offer.