C of I Newsletter

2007. 10. 05.

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Taste of the Harvest scholarship fundraiser is Oct. 6

FoodEnjoy 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 studentsand seniors, and $5 for children under 12. All ticketscan be purchased at the door.

Samples will be available from many of Idaho'spremiumvineyards, caterers and growers. Bon Appetit will provide localplum andgreencurriedLava Lakelambover jasmine rice (see photo), home grown poultry shredded chicken canape on Casa Valdez chips with local fruit salsa, and fresh mixed green salad with apple and balsamic vinaigrette with walnet crusted crispy goat cheese medallions.

Other vendors include: ACI Bookstore - Barnes & Noble, Alliance for Community Transformation, Alumni Art Dept., Canyon Country Farm Bureau, Crzylady Art, D'arcy's Catering, Debate Team, Donya Marie's, Friends of the Tucker Herbarium, Idaho Beef Council, Idaho Preferred, Dori Johnson, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Math Club, Staff Association, Sensaria Natural Bodycare, United Dairymen of Idaho, Wells Fargo In Store, and CofI student Amy Ray.

Wineries include: Bitner Vineyards, Indian Creek (Stowe) Winery, Koenig Distillery & Winery, Pend d'Oreille Winery, Sawtooth Winery, The Winery at Eagle Knoll, Williamsons Winery, Wine Corkers, LavaLake Lambs, Traveling Vineyards.

Entertainmentwill be provided by The Rockin' Hippies, Kawa Taiko, The Traditional Mexican Dancersand 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. 14

Coyote CallersThe Coyote Caller Phonathon, one of the College's most important fundraisers, beginsSunday, Oct.14.

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 includingtheatre,basketball, Greek life and Spanish club.

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

Refugee doctor will speak on campus Oct. 11

Dr. Ashis Brahma will be at CofI to speak on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in KAIC 106. Dr. Brahmaserved as the sole doctor for over 25,000 refugees in theOure Cassoni refugee camp in Chad. He recently appeared on the60 Minutes episode titled, 'Searching for Jacob,' andis in the midst ofvisiting schools and universities around the U.S. to spread awareness of thegenocide in Darfur.

Museum workday is Saturday, Oct. 6

The Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History will hold its monthly workday Saturday, Oct. 6. Lots of project are planned and in process, so volunteers are encouraged to come.

Lunch will be served at noon and the lunch seminar will be presented by Curator Jan Summers Duffy on Egyptian archaeology.

Life after ACI: Where are we now?

Painting by Cindi DuftCindi Duft ('94), recently decided to go full-time into business for herself painting murals and doing custom artwork. Her Gipson project at CofI was about the business of commissioning and she did four paintings for local churches her senior year. After many years of doing graphic design and advertising, she's happy to be doing exactly what she dreamed as a college student. More of her work can be seen at [email protected].

Lauren Fein with Steven K. GalsonLauren Fein ('06) is currently Prevention Services Manager with The Next Door, Inc., Hood River County Commission on Children and Families in Hood River, Ore. She recently met the Acting U.S. Surgeon General Steven K. Galson.

Faculty News

Painting by Cindi DuftAn article written by Ellen Batt, Associate Professor of Modern Foreign Languages & Education, was recently accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Multicultural Education.

Batt's research involved 102 educators in the Northwest who have worked closely in public schools with English Language Learners during implementation of No Child Left Behind legislation.

The article is entitled 'Teachers' Perceptions of ELL Education: Potential Solutions to Overcome the Greatest Challenges.' The publication is slated to appear in an upcoming quarterly issue of the scholarly journal.

Student News

Caldwell City Council candidate Sanchez has new website

ACI student Vincent J. Sanchez, who is a candidate for Caldwell City Council Seat 4, has a new website: www.citizens4sanchez.com. It will be updated frequently. Sanchez welcomes campaign support. Contributions can be mailed to: Citizens 4 Sanchez, 218 N. Alaska Ave, Caldwell, Idaho 83605-3001.

Debate Newbies Dominate at CSI

The CofI Speech and Debate Team, theHowlin' Yotes, had their best opening performance in modern team history at the College of Southern Idaho Golden Eagle Tournament this past weekend.

Overall, the Yotes finished in second place behind the perennial national championship contenders of Boise State University, but the Yotes defeated former national championship teams from Carroll College, Utah State and Brigham Young University.

In a rare accomplishment, the Yotes had three teams tie for first place in novice debate, which is reserved for students who are new to debate. The Yotes also had the top two speakers in novice debate and won numerous speech awards.

The Howlin' Yotes travel to Lewis and Clark College in Portland for their first Northwest Conference Tournament Oct 11-14. They will host the first speech and debate tournament at CofI in over 50 years on Oct. 26 and 27.

Tied for First Place in Novice Debate:

Ali Rabe/ Adjoa Anim-Appiah

Kyleigh Murphy/Eli Hodson

Greg Burrow/Casey McCarthy

Fifth Place Novice Debate: Taylor Vos/Mike Ridley

Top 5 speakers in Novice Debate:

1st – Ali Rabe

2nd – Adjoa Anim-Appiah

5th – Kyleigh Murphy

Prose Interpretive Reading:

1st – Kyleigh Murphy

Programmed Interpretive Reading:

2nd – Adjoa Anim-Appiah

Drama Interpretive Reading:

4th – Ali Rabe

5th – Greg Burrow

Duo Interpretive Reading:

2nd – Denyal Lanford/Kyleigh Murphy

3rd – Emilie McDonagh/Nick Schossow

ACI in the News

  • ACI student and violinist Michaella Pape was included in an Idaho Statesman review of the Boise Philharmonic on Oct. 3. To read the story, click here.
  • Political Economy Professor Jasper LiCalzi was quoted in an Idaho Statesman story on Sept. 27 about Sen. Larry Craig's decision to remain in the Senate pending a Minnesota judge's decision. To read the story, click here.
  • The Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History was featured in a story on KTVB Ch. 7 on Oct. 2.

Jobs at ACI

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


  • Caldwell 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.
  • 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, materials, or 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.