C of I Newsletter

2006. 05. 25.

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Commencement is Coming

Preparations for Commencement Weekend are underway. More than 200 students will become Albertson College of Idaho alumni in just over a week. Baccalaureate services will be held on Friday, June 2, at 8 p.m. in the JA Albertson Activities Center. Commencement is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, in the Morrison Quadrangle. This year, Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald Schroeder ’61 will give the commencement address. Schroeder is the longest serving judge in the Idaho judiciary. He will receive an honorary degree along with outgoing Chairman of the Board, Kenneth C. Howell ’81, and long-time board member Don Hendrickson ’64. John T. Reuter ’06 is the senior speaker.

Calling All Seniors

Don’t forget your 2006 Boone Fund Class Challenge from outgoing Chairman of the Board, Kenneth C. Howell '81. Bring your $5 gift to the Senior Celebration this Saturday, May 27th and Ken Howell will match your gift with $10. The matche creates a total Boone Fund gift of $15 per senior. If the Class of 2006 reaches an 80-percent participation rate, Ken and his fellow Board Members have committed to give another $2,000.00 to the Boone Fund. Congratulations Class of 2006 and welcome to the next adventure of your life as a graduate of ACI! For more information, contact Boone Fund Director Jessica Jewell '02.

International Feast Attracts Crowd

The International Student Organization is celebrating the success of their largest event yet. The Third Annual International Food Festival attracted 150 students, staff and faculty last week. Those who attended were treated to tastes from 10 different countries including Japan, Sri-Lanka, Russia, Italy, Costa Rica, Mexico, Tailand, the United States, Switzerland, and South Korea.

Poetry Published

Fans will soon be able to read a new poem from English Professor Diane Raptosh. The work will appear in an anthology titled But, Buddy, I'm a Kind of Poem: An Anthology of Sinatra Verse. The anthology is dedicated to poems about Frank Sinatra. It will be published by New American Press of Greensboro, North Carolina.

Professor Provides Insight on Iranian Nuclear Issues

ACI Professor of Political Economy, Rob Dayley, PhD, will participate in a panel discussion on ‘Iran: The Science, The Politics, and the Controversy’ next week. The panel hosted by the Idaho Peace Coalition’s panel will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31 in the Boise Public Library auditorium. The panel of experts will go behind the headlines and take a closer look at the politics of Iran and the conflict with the United States and others. Panelists will discuss the nuclear technology that is making the news and examine the hidden agendas of Iran and the United States. The event is free and open to the public.

ACI Graduate Delivers Conference Keynote

Pamela Lassiter '04, Director of the Men's and Women's Center at ACI, was recently the keynote speaker at the Western Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (WACLEA) spring conference. Lassiter co-presented on the topic of 'Violence in Colleges and Universities: Dynamics and Prevalence.' Lassiter has spent the past three years developing a program to encourage victims of college violence to break the silence and acceptance of emotional trauma. Lassiter is the author of The Broken Places.