C of I Newsletter

2006. 05. 19.

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Science Student Earns Top Honors

Sophomore Shalimar Frost has been named the Albertson College of Idaho Outstanding Science Student by the Idaho Academy of Sciences. Every year the academy selects one student for the award from each of Idaho’s eight major colleges and universities. Frost was selected for her outstanding research contributions and oral presentation of research results. She won first place in oral presentations at the Idaho Academy of Science meeting this spring in competition with students from other Idaho colleges and universities. 'She delivered an outstanding presentation, and considering that Shalimar is a sophomore the committee considered this especially promising,' said Associated Professor of Biology Dr. Sara Heggland. The subject of her talk was 'The use of piscine cell lines in environmental toxicology: as study of cadmium-induced apoptosis in RTgill-W1 and RTL-1 cells.' Student coauthors were Burke Hays, Wendy Harvey, and Kyle Machynia. Dr. Sara Heggland directed the study.

String Students Shine at Competition

The Albertson College String Quartet earned a second place award in the first annual string quartet competition held at Boise State earlier this month. The Ying Quartet judged the competition. Violinists Seth Mattison and Layne Vanderbeek, violist April Harrison, and cellist Kyla Davidson impressed the audience and judges by playing the first movement of Borodin’s Second String Quartet, and the first movement from Beethoven’s String Quartet Opus 59 #1. Dave Johnson, of the Langroise Trio, coached the string quartet.

Singers Hit High Note

Seven CofI voice students participated in the Treasure Valley Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing student auditions held at BSU on May 16. Congratulations to Curtis Crafton who was the first place winner, to Krissy Price who received an honorable mention, and to Jacob Fulcher who was also a finalist. They are students of Dr. Mari Jo Tynon, who is currently president of the Treasure Valley NATS chapter. The CofI students were accompanied by pianist Margie Koenig '94.

Tri-Thetas Plan Reunion

A call to all Tri-Thetas – It is reunion time and your help is needed! The reunion is tentatively planned for Homecoming Weekend, October 6-8. Please contact Jessica (Russell) Hunt '00 for more information and to lend a hand!

Professor is Bay Area Bound for Lecture

Rochelle Johnson will deliver an invited lecture at the American Literature Association meeting in San Francisco on May 27. As a panelist on the Henry David Thoreau Society panel, she will speak on 'Thoreau, Susan Fenimore Cooper, and the Quest to Attach Words to Visible Things.' The lecture grows out of her ongoing research on nineteenth-century American passion for nature.

Museum News: Fossil Event a Success,

The May 12-13 Fossil Fish Workshop and Field Trip was a great success according to William H. Clark, Director, Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History. Dr. Gerald R. Smith, Curator of Fossil Fishes at the Museum and emeritus Museum Director and Curator at the University of Michigan was the main speaker and field trip leader. He was assisted by scientists from Washington and Alaska. Approximately 50 people attended the Friday lecture/lab sessions in the Museum, including a group of CofI students. Dr. Chris Walser coordinated the event. The field trip Saturday was attended by about 30 people. A silent auction brought in over $500. Total proceeds for the Event were over $1,800. In addition valuable fish fossil material from Owyhee County was collected and added to the Museum's collection and several new Museum volunteers were found for the Museum.

Upcoming Events:

May 20, Student Research Conference, 1-5 p.m.

May 21, Chelsea Camman Senior Recital, Langroise, 2 p.m.

Lucas Stringfield Senor Recital, Langroise, 5 p.m.

May 22, Foreign Affairs Lecture Series, Homeland Security Director for International Affairs Cris Arcos, Sterry Board Room, noon.

May 24, Robyn Wells Student Recital, Langroise, 7:30 p.m.

May 25, Kim Peters Senior Recital, Langroise, 7:30 p.m.

May 26, Vocal Jazz and Friends Concert, Langroise, 7:30 p.m.

May 27, Krissy Price Recital, 2:15 p.m.

Senior Banquet, Langroise, 6 p.m.

May 28, Chris Brooks Senior Recital, Langroise, 7:30 p.m.

May 30, Finals Breakfast, Simplot Dining Commons, 11:30 p.m.

June 1, Meghan Jennings Senior Recital, Langroise 7:30 p.m.

June 2, Baccalaureate, JA Albertson Activities Center, 8 p.m.

June 3, Commencement, Morrison Quadrangle, 10 a.m.