College of Idaho senior and Palestine native Ahmed Arafat grew up in Jerusalem, later moving with his family to the city of Nablus in the West Bank, a landlocked territory which Israel took control of in 1967. Living amid heavy tensions between occupying Israeli settlers and the comparatively larger Palestinian population, he saw firsthand the effects Israeli policies had on the smaller farming villages within Area C of the West Bank—particularly in regards to water rights.
What started as a small part of a Homecoming event two years ago has grown into an exciting opportunity for College of Idaho alumni to come together for a shared passion: making music.
The C of I Alumni & Friends Choir will hold its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 20 in Langroise Recital Hall, performing Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” under the direction of Bill Buckendorf ‘74. The concert is free and open to the public.
The College of Idaho’s Arabic-Hebrew Club, Film Society and History Club are working together with the Craig Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies to present a screening of From Swastika to Jim Crow at 7 p.m. this Tuesday, April 18, in the McCain Student Center Theatre.
The College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art is excited to announce ‘MILLENIALS,’ an exhibition of work created by eight graduating senior art majors. The show opens during a 4:30 p.m. reception on April 21, with light refreshments provided. ‘MILLENIALS’ will run through Commencement on May 20. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free, and the student artwork displayed will be for sale.
The Idea of Nature Lecture Series is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Ashley to The College of Idaho campus as he presents “The Ghostly Language of the Ancient Earth: The Idea of Nature in Deep Time” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the Langroise Recital Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.
There are 88 constellations represented in the night sky, from the omnipresent Little Dipper to the powerful Orion. And this month, College of Idaho students and faculty will provide an opportunity for stargazers of all ages and abilities to learn more about each of them during the C of I’s annual Astronomy Day celebration.
It’s not every day you see men wearing high heels, but The College of Idaho community has a knack for coming together to support community members in need.
On April 4, the Yotes did just that, gathering with members of the local community to walk a mile loop around campus and raise awareness about sexual assault and relationship violence. The event concurred with Sexual Assault Awareness month, Child Abuse Awareness Month, and Crime Victims Awareness week—and many male participants wore women’s shoes in a show of support.
Thanks to a new hire, The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History has extended its hours to allow for more student, public and volunteer access. The museum is now open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday every week, as well as 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month.
The extended hours are made possible by the recent hire of administrative assistant Diane Rice, the museum’s first official employee. The museum’s many collections, activities and functions are driven primarily by volunteers and student interns.