C of I Newsletter

2007. 09. 27.

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Taste of the Harvest scholarship fundraiser is Oct. 6

Taste of the Harvest LogoEnjoy the bounty of Idaho's fall harvest with food, wine and music in a celebration for people of all ages at ACI's annual Taste of the Harvest.

The event is Saturday, Oct. 6 from 1†- 5 p.m. in the Morrison Quad. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students†and seniors, and $5 for children under 12. All tickets†can be purchased at the door.

Samples will be available from many of Idaho's†premium†vineyards, caterers and growers including: Bitner Vineyard, D'arcy's Catering, Donya Marie's, Idaho Beef Council, Indian Creek Winery, Koenig Distillery and Winery, Pend d'Oreille Winery, Sawtooth Winery, The Winery at Eagle Knoll, United Dairymen of Idaho and Williamson Vineyard.

Entertainment†will be provided by The Rockin' Hippies, The Taiko Drummers, The Traditional Mexican Dancers†and Sudha's Indian Classical Dance Group.

All proceeds benefit a scholarship fund for children of migrant laborers, whose work is vital to the health of Canyon County's harvest.

ACI Phonathon begins Oct. 8

The Coyote Caller Phonathon, one of the College's most important fundraisers, begins†Sunday, Oct.†8.

The Coyote Callers are current CofI students who act as ambassadors for the College and play an important role in the continuing development of the Phonathon program. They contact CofI alumni, parents,†and friends to build relationships, update data and secure financial contributions.

Coyote Callers are involved in a wide spectrum of activities at the College including†theatre,†basketball, Greek life and Spanish club.†

The fall 2007 Coyote Callers are looking forward to speaking with you. The Phonathon runs from Oct.†8†to Nov.†15.

For more information, contact Courtney Carissimi at [email protected] or (208) 459-5918.

Rember to speak as part of the First Year Experience Program

Taste of the Harvest LogoJohn Rember, ACI's writer-at-large, will speak on Monday, Oct. 1 from 7 - 8 p.m. in Langroise Recital Hall as part of the College's First Year Experience Program. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

His talk is called 'If You Publish This You'll Kill Your Mother: Family as War Zone for the Writer.' It will explore how the family affects our life decisions, and how the decision to tell stories can be, for some families, an act of unforgivable rebellion.

Rember has been a professor of writing for many years, most recently as a core faculty member of the Pacific University (Forest Grove, Ore.) Master of Fine Arts program. His most recent work is 'Traplines: Coming Home to Sawtooth Valley' (Vintage: 2004).

Rember lives in the Sawtooth Valley of Central Idaho.

He is the second of three authors who will visit campus this fall as part of the First Year Experience. Joy Passante spoke on Sept. 20, and Anthony Doerr, author of the First Year Experience book 'The Shell Collector,' will be at CofI on Nov. 7.

The First Year Experience is designed to connect students personally, academically and socially with their peers and with ACI. The First Year Book is part of the program and†provides a shared experience for faculty, staff and all first-year students.

Learn more about internship opportunities, academic seminars

On Monday, Oct. 1, a representative of The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Washington, D.C. area's largest provider of internship opportunities, will hold an information session in†Strahorn 106†at†4:30 p.m.

There will be information on internship and seminar opportunities in Washington, D.C., Monterrey, Mexico, London, and the Democratic and Republican national conventions.†

Financial assistance may be available.† If you are unable to attend, or for more information go to www.twc.edu, call 1-800-486-8921, or e-mail [email protected].

ZUM's Gypsy Tango Inferno comes to CofI Oct. 13

ZUM – Gypsy Tango InfernoCaldwell Fine Arts presents ZUM – Gypsy Tango Inferno on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door for $10-15 for adults; $6-11 for students. Tickets are also available by calling 459-3405, or visiting www.caldwellfinearts.org.

ZUM performs 'Nuevo Tango' masterpieces by Astor Piazzolla and music from the golden era of tango, alongside traditional gypsy melodies and virtuoso fiddling. The band adds their own original material, inspired by both gypsy and tango –sophisticated threads of jazz connect with gypsy, Celtic, salsa, bluegrass, klezmer, Arabic, calypso and tango to create a new sound.

ZUM has had sell-out tours and performances at major music festivals throughout the UK and Europe (touring to Croatia and Italy), as well as being five-time sell-outs at the South Bank in London.

Life after ACI: Where are we now?

Dr. Robin A. Lind ('74), director of choral activities and associate professor of music at Westminster College (New Wilmington, Pa.), will present sessions on music education at the Delaware State Music Conference on Friday, Oct. 12. Lind will present 'Five Steps to Improving Your Choral Program,'examining self-assessment, personality, leadership skills, and other issues related to choral educator effectiveness and success.

Lind, who has been with Westminster since 2000, earned a master's at the University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. at the University of Utah.

Gene Willet ('92) received his doctorate in music from the University of Texas at Austin in August. He currently teaches at Trinity University and the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. He and his wife Tammy live in Austin with their two children Isabella and Xander.

Staff News

Athletics welcomes new assistant sports information director

Dr. Bob Hoover

Parker James Safford, son of CofI sports information director Mike Safford and former CofI employee Liza Safford was born Tuesday at 4:42 p.m. Parker weighs 7 pounds 12 ounces and measures 21 ĺ †inches. All the Saffords are doing well.

Laird selected as mentor for college law enforcement

Campus Safety Director Allan Laird spent last week in Oakland, Calif. assisting campus safety personnel at Mills College and Holy Names University write department policy, set up report writing software and prepare their annual crime reports.

Laird was selected†as a mentor for the International Association of College Law Enforcement Administrators. Both Mills and HNU are similar in size to ACI.

ACI in the News

  • A story and photo about the 'Eat Local Challenge' sponsored by Bon Appetit was featured in the Sept. 26 issue of the Idaho Press-Tribune. Chef Matt Caldwell was quoted.
  • Political Economy Professor Jasper LiCalzi was interviewed by Today's 6 on Sept. 26 about Sen. Larry Craig's hearing. To watch the clip, click here. LiCalzi also did an interview on Sept. 21 with Minnesota Public Radio to discuss Sen. Craig.
  • Religion and Philosophy Professor Denny Clark was interviewed for a Sept. 24 story in the Idaho Statesman about whether Idahoans could forgive Sen. Larry Craig. To read the story, click here.
  • An item about the dedication of the John Wagers Recognition Garden was in Marie D. Galyean's column in the Idaho Statesman on Sept. 23. To read the column, click here.

Jobs at ACI

Web Developer

The Web Developer works with the communications department to design, construct and oversee the content management of the Albertson College of Idaho website while maintaining current graphic standards.


  • Bachelor's degree, two to five years of web development experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency with web-related technologies such as Java Script,†XHTML
  • Familiarity with W3C/ADA Web Accessibility Standards is required
  • Proficiency with ASP and XML preferred
  • Proficiency with Flash preferred
  • Graphic design experience
  • Supervisory, technical project leadership and project management skills preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with college community

For a complete job description and requirements go to www.collegeofidaho.edu/jobs. EEO.

Major Gifts Officer

The Major Gifts Officer develops and manages a portfolio of the major gift prospects ($10,000 +) as well as promotes the college's planned giving programs.† The Officer will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward through a moves management system, an ongoing portfolio of approximately 150-200 qualified donor prospects.†


  1. Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in related field required
  2. Minimum of three to five years experience in fundraising, corporate sales or equivalent experience is required
  3. Campaign experience preferred
  4. Basic knowledge of planned giving instruments
  5. Aptitude and skill to work effectively, developing and sustaining working relationships with affluent individuals often in leadership positions
  6. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment
  7. Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  8. Ability to travel extensively and work evenings and weekends

For a complete job description and requirements go to www.collegeofidaho.edu/jobs. EEO


  • The ACI Student Research Grant Program has been established to promote student scholarship and creativity in all fields. Five to six grants of up to $1,000 each will be given. Deadline for applications is Nov. 15. For more information about criteria or materials, click here. To download an application, click here.
  • The stone plaques along the Margaret Sinclair Walkway on campus have been removed and the names have been added to the Wagers Recognition Garden. Family members who wish to pick up the plaques can contact the CofI physical plant at 459-5551.

  • Ironing the Hair Shirt, an exhibition of drawings by College of Southern Idaho Professor Mike Youngman is in the Rosenthal Gallery until Nov. 17.
  • ACI's Office of Development has launched an online Honor Roll for donors. The Honor Roll allows donors to monitor their own giving and that of their class. It also acknowledges continuous years of giving and will be archived through the year. The Honor Roll will be updated daily. To see the Honor Roll, click here.
  • The Dr. Fern Nolte Davidson Music Scholarship has been established at CofI to honor the College's emeritus piano faculty member who taught at CofI from 1946 to 1994. 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.
  • ACI President Bob Hoover and other CofI staff have established profiles on Facebook, and have started a number of groups, including Albertson College of Idaho Official, ACI Development Office Official and ACI Alumni and Parent Relations Official. To be part of any of the CofI groups, join the Albertson network on www.facebook.com.
  • A 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 on You Tube. To see it, click here. To order a DVD of the video, click here or send an email to Jennifer Oxley, [email protected].
  • 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 was 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.