C of I Newsletter

2007. 07. 26.

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Quest alumni magazine available online

Cover of Quest

Albertson College of Idaho's alumni magazine, Quest, is available online for the first time. This issue features an interview with CofI alumnus Gov. Butch Otter by Coyote editor Brad Baughman, a story about the George L. Crookham, Jr., Papers, which are housed in the Robert E. Smylie Archives, and the retirements of professors Terry Stone and Bill Sype.

To read Quest online, click here.

Help CofI update its alumni records

The offices of Alumni and Development have created a one-page survey for CofI alumni. Let us know what you're up to these days, whom you married, and any awards or recognitions you've received.

Click here to fill out the survey, or call Barry Fujishin at (208) 459-5770 to receive one by mail.

ACI DVD now available

DVD cover

An 8-minute DVD that features a historical look at the College of Idaho's early days and the traditions that have been built over the years is now available. The DVD includes interviews with Pres. Bob Hoover as well as CofI Trustees, professors, and current and former students.

To order a free copy of the DVD, click here, or send an email to Jennifer Oxley, [email protected], or call her at (208) 459-5811.

ACI will host Miss Teen of Idaho this weekend

More than 80 teens from around the state will be at CofI this weekend vying for the title of Miss Teen of Idaho. Miss Teen of Idaho is part of Miss Teen of America Scholarship and Recognition Program.

The competitors will arrive at the College on Friday. There will be several events to help the girls get to know each other. The competition will take place Sunday, July 29 at 3:30 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium. The doors open at 2:45 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.

Alumni/Parent event: Lyric Trio performs mini-concert Aug. 11

Dave Johnson

ACI's Alumni and Parent Relations Office will host The Lyric Trio, David Johnson and Sons, on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Bitner Vineyards, 16645 Plum Road in Caldwell.

Social hour begins at 7 p.m. with light hors d'oeuvres and a complementary glass of wine. The mini-concert begins at 8 p.m. Cost is $15 per person.

Museum hosts Montana researcher

The Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History hosted Kiza Gates for a week of training on identification of snails found in the Snake River. Gates is a graduate research assistant at Montana State University in Bozeman.

She will join the Snake River physid search team sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and work on the Bureau's Utah valvatid project.
Museum Director William H. Clark said the museum is handling snail identification and is the repository for all specimens collected during the three-year project. John Keebaugh, museum research associate, is doing the identification work and conducted Gates' training.

Gates said she chose the museum for her training because 'It offered the most extensive collection of preserved Snake River physid and valvatid snail species available for study. John Keebaugh is one of the few world expert identifiers of these species.'

Faculty News

Angresano invited to China as a Senior Fulbright Specialist

Dave Johnson

Political Economy Professor Jim Angresano has been invited as a Senior Fulbright Specialist to lecture at Hainan University on Hainan Island in China from Aug. 30-Sept. 23. He will be lecturing about world economic issues to undergraduate and graduate students in the department of economic management.

This is Angresano's fourth time being selected as a Fulbright Scholar. 'While jogging along the beach, I hope to avoid either a typhoon or a tsunami,' Angresano joked.

Staff News

Boles chosen for 2007 Idaho Triennial art exhibit

Dave Johnson

ACI Archivist Jan Boles will have four color panoramas in the upcoming 2007 Idaho Triennial at the Boise Art Museum. Boles was chosen as one of 25 Idaho artists to receive the honor, and is the only one from Caldwell. More than 70 artists applied.

The 2007 Idaho Triennial will be on display from Sept. 1-Nov. 25 at the Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise.

Life after ACI: Where are we now?

  • Betsy (Shotton) Fulcher ('03) has been named Executive Director of MATCH, a non-profit organization headquartered in Boise that is dedicated to improving mental health access to low-income and uninsured children.
  • Lindy High ('67) wrote the main feature in the July 25 issue of the Boise Weekly about her travels through Europe's human rights landmarks on a trip organized by the Idaho Human Rights Education Center. To read the story, click here.
  • Randi Jo Wallace ('03) graduated with a Master's in Public Health from Idaho State University in this summer. Randi is a health educator for the Idaho Immunization Program at the Department of Health and Welfare in Boise.

ACI in the News

  • KTVB NewsChannel 7's Larry Gebert was on campus Tuesday, July 24 to do live shots and talk to students participating in the Academy of Young Ambassadors, which is at CofI this week. To read Larry's blog about the Academy, click here.
  • Lindsay Ruffner ('99), the main keeper for primates and penguins at Zoo Boise, was featured in an Idaho Statesman story and photos on Sunday, July 22 about her role caring for a female white-handed gibbon that was born on April 19. The gibbon is the smallest member of the ape family. To see the story, click here.
  • Jan Boles' selection to participate in the 2007 Idaho Triennial art display at the Boise Art Museum was included in an Idaho Statesman story on Tuesday, July 24. To see the story, click here.
  • ACI's gift of half-tuition scholarships to the Stockdale family of Middleton was included in an Idaho Statesman story on July 19. The Stockdale family was chosen by ABC's popular show 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,' to receive a custom-built home. To read the story, click here.
  • Religion Professor Denny Clark was included in a Boise Weekly story in the July 18 edition about interfaith relationships in the Treasure Valley. To read the story, click here.
  • The American Roots Music Festival, sponsored by the Idaho Humanities Council and hosted at ACI, was included in the Boise Weekly's July 18 edition.


  • The CofI Young Alumni Group invites alums, students, faculty and staff to come to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival's production of Measure for Measure on Wednesday, Aug. 8. No-host bar and appetizers start at 6 p.m. in the Idaho Shakespeare Festival Interpretive Center. The Greenshow, led by CofI Theatre Department Chair Joe Golden, starts at 7:30 p.m. The curtain goes up at 8 p.m.

    Reserve tickets through the ISF box office by Aug. 3 to sit with the CofI group. Get a discount on tickets by using promo number 1570. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 336-9221. Tickets purchased after Aug. 3 will receive the discount but may not be with the CofI group.
  • ACI's cross country is looking for faculty, staff and others who are willing to host the team for a dinner on Tuesday, August 28; Wednesday, August 29; Thursday, August 30; and Friday, August 31. Having hosts for these dinners helps the team save money.Dinner will be for about 40 people.

    If you are interested, please email Pat McCurry at [email protected].
  • The latest issue of ACI Online is now available.Stories include profiles of math Professor Lynda Danielson, associate athletic director Mike Safford and the ACI Half Century Society. Click here to read ACI Online.
  • Klaus Scharioth, current German ambassador to the United States who attended the College of Idaho as a Rotary Scholar, is raising money for the George V. Wolfe Endowed Scholarship at ACI.

    Scharioth and Wolfe met when Scharioth was a student at the C of I. They stayed in close contact until Wolfe's death in 1990. The scholarship is awarded annually to an CofI sophomore, junior or senior majoring in political science, history, philosophy, or pre-law.

    Scharioth and CofI hope to raise $42,000 for the scholarship by the end of the year. Scharioth will be the keynote speaker at commencement.

    For more information about the scholarship, contact Michael Vandervelden at [email protected]. Contributions can be mailed to Albertson College of Idaho, Office of Development, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, ID 83605-4432.