College of Idaho head men’s basketball coach Scott Garson has been named the recipient of the 2015 Red Auerbach College Coach of the Year Award.
The Red Auerbach Award is given annually to the nation’s top Jewish college coach, as voted on by the members of the Jewish Coaches Association. Garson was honored April 4 at the JCA’s annual breakfast prior to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball national semifinals.
The College of Idaho is set to host National History Day in Idaho, the finale of a year-long enrichment program that provides exciting ways for middle and high school students to study historical issues, ideas, people and events. The annual event, sponsored by the Idaho State Historical Society, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, on the C of I campus in Caldwell. More than 300 Idaho students from grades 4-12 will compete for awards, scholarships and a slot in this summer’s national competition in Maryland.
Guitars and banjos sang and music notes twanged. Boots tapped the beat and couples moved their feet in a dust devil motion under the low glow of wrought iron lamps. The scene looked circa 1800s on Main Street in downtown Boise as Curtis/Sutton and the Scavengers performed under the golden arch at Pengilly’s Saloon.
“That’s allllll, that’s all, baby that’s all,” the band sang as its set came to an end. The crowd chanted “one more song!” but it was time for another one of the 400-plus bands to take the stage at Treefort Music Festival.
A dozen Coyotes stood atop Suicide Point. The river flowed fast, dividing the towering canyon rim. Snow-topped mountains on the left morphed into a field of natural grasses near the bank. A forest service ranch on the Oregon side of the Snake River glowed a shade of deep grassy green.
“The view at the top of (Suicide Point) was spectacular,” sophomore Brittaney Bones said. “You could really tell why it is called the Snake, with the winding of the river.”
Explore the final frontier at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium! The New Horizons mission will be the lead topic when the planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. April 3 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 the New Horizons spacecraft, which left for Pluto in 2006 and will fly by the planet in July. Learn the current status of the mission as well as the constellations and planet locations in the Idaho night sky this month.
Caldwell Fine Arts is pleased to present “Redefining Poetry,” a free poetry reading featuring Idaho Writer-in-Residence and C of I Professor Diane Raptosh. The reading will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in the Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
The College of Idaho will host a dedication ceremony for Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium at 2:45 p.m. Friday, April 3, before the C of I baseball game versus Lewis-Clark State. C of I President Marv Henberg, Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas, and C of I trustee and donor Graye Wolfe will dedicate the stadium and throw out the first pitches in front of more than 1,000 newly installed, individual chair backed seats now present at Wolfe Field, located on Linden Street north of Cleveland Boulevard in Caldwell.
C of I alumnus and psychology professor Dr. Isaac Hunter ’04 danced all over the competition during the recent Dancing with the Caldwell Stars contest, put on March 7 by Caldwell Fine Arts. With a dynamic disco routine, Hunter left the audience begging for more with moves Chazz Michael Michaels would be jealous of. We sat down with the mirror ball trophy winner to get an inside look at greatness. (Note: this interview was executed with sarcasm and humor in mind).
The College of Idaho is set to host a Relay For Life event April 25-26 inside the J.A. Albertson Activities Center on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Spearheaded by C of I senior Breanna Leatham—a sixth-year Relay For Life volunteer—the event introduces a great cause to the C of I community. From 7 p.m. April 25 to 3 a.m. April 26, teams will participate in games and take turns running or walking laps around the track in the gym to raise money and awareness for saving lives from cancer.
On August 12, 1805, William Clark and Meriwether Lewis became the first Americans to cross the continental divide as they entered into present day Idaho through the Lemhi Pass. More than 200 years later, descendants of Lewis are also hoping to become pioneers in the Gem State.
College of Idaho alumnae Kate Leadbetter ’10 and Molly Leadbetter ’11, along with their parents Gig and Ann, are in the process of opening Leadbetter Cider Co., which will be one of Idaho’s first hard cideries.