C of I Newsletter

2007. 10. 26.

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The College of Idaho – check us out on You Tube and Facebook

The fall media campaign for The College of Idaho kicked off Sunday, Oct.†21 and is being shown on network television, cable television and online.

The televised spots feature many of our faculty and students including Adjoa Anim-Appia, Lynda Danielson, Derek Erstad, Joe Golden, Alex Grande, Sara Heggland, Rochelle Johnson, David Ketchum, Jasper LiCalzi, Ali Rabe, Diane Raptosh, Hanne Sharkey, Bradley Steele, Chris Walser, Brett Ward and Hongmey Zhen Castillo. Thanks to all who participated.

To see the commercial spots on You Tube click here for “Thanks, Joe!” and here for the “117-year Tradition.”

Pres. Bob Hoover has also established The College of Idaho Official group on Facebook, which replaces Albertson College of Idaho Official. To join, click here.

The C of I t-shirts available in the Bookstore at cost

The College has purchased the first round of The College of Idaho t-shirts and is selling them at cost through the Bookstore. T-shirts are $7 and can be purchased over the phone by calling (208) 459-5407 or by visiting the Bookstore Monday-Friday between 9†a.m. and 4†p.m. The Bookstore is occasionally closed from noon-1†p.m., so people planning to visit over the lunch hour should call first.

Artwork needed for The C of I holiday cards

It’s that time of year when Pres. Bob Hoover, his wife Leslee, and others are getting ready to print and mail the College’s holiday cards.

What we need is this year’s image. We encourage students, faculty and staff to submit artwork for consideration – sketches, photos, paintings, etc. Submissions don’t have to be holiday themed.

Please email submissions to Jennifer Oxley or Aimee Czarniecki by Nov. 7. Email images should be at least 300†dpi resolution. If you can’t email your submission, bring it to Aimee in Sterry†405 to be scanned or photographed.

More than 15,000 cards will be printed and a brief biography of the artist will be included.

Entertainment in November: Francophone film fest, Angel Romero, Jonathan Mann, Langroise Trio

November is an entertaining month at The College of Idaho:

  • The Francophone Film Festival begins Saturday, Nov.†3 at 2†p.m. in KAIC†106 with Les Invasions barbares (French with English subtitles), a provocative comedy about the things that invade our lives and the wonders they create. At the end of a full – but perhaps careless – life, a dying man finds he is not ready for death. The film explores the role of family, community, institutions, and individuals in helping him with the transition. It won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and won 37 awards internationally. Admission is free.
  • The film festival continues Sunday, Nov.†4 with  tre et avoir (French with English subtitles) at 2†p.m. in KAIC†106. This is a warm, humane documentary of a one-room school in rural France, its single teacher, the pupils (ranging in age from 4 to 11), their families, and the modest farming community in which they live. It was nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award and won eight international awards.

  • Angel Romero (guitar) and Nefretiri Romero (soprano) will perform on Saturday, Nov.†3 at 7:30†p.m. in Jewett Auditorium. Tickets are $15-$19 for adults, $11-$15 for students. The C of I students, faculty and staff are free.

    Angel is from a distinguished, world-famous guitar family and is hailed as the Spanish maestro of the guitar. He has made extensive recordings for Delos, RCA, Telarc and Angel/EMI, and also has many film credits. In 2007 he received the Grammy Academy President’s Merit Award for significant contributions to the music world and career achievements. Angel came to Jewett in 1984 as part of the Romeros Guitar Quartet which included his father and three brothers.

  • On Thursday, Nov.†8, the College of Idaho Department of Music invites you to a special concert featuring pianist Jonathan Mann, at 7:30†p.m. in Langroise Recital Hall. Admission is free. Jonathan is a piano professor at University of Idaho.

  • The Robert Hendren Beethoven Cycle concerts performed by the Langroise Trio begins Nov.†9 in Boise at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.

    A second performance will held Nov.†10 in Langroise Recital Hall and admission is free. Both Langroise Trio concerts begin at 7:30†p.m.

    The Langroise Trio is The College of Idaho’s artists-in-residence. Members are Geoffrey Trabichoff, violin; David Johnson, viola; and Samuel Smith, cello.

Prominent Orma J. Smith Museum volunteer died Oct.†8

Orma J. Smith Natural History Museum volunteer and technical advisor (Lepidoptera, butterflies) Carl Dean Cannon died on Oct.†8. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov.†3 at 1†p.m. at White Pine Elementary School in Boise.

Because several museum volunteers plan to attend Carl’s memorial service, the museum workday schedule has been modified. No formal lunch will be scheduled for the museum on Nov. 3. Al Gillogly will present “Biology of Passalid Beetles” for the lunch seminar at the Dec. 1 workday.

Museum Director William Clark needs a few people who do not plan to attend Carl’s memorial to be at the museum from noon until closing to make sure there is coverage for volunteers and that the museum is locked and secure at the end of the day. Please contact Bill at [email protected] if you can help.

Life after The C of I: Where are we now?

Amanda Christine Buchanan (’99) and Jason Vlcek (‘97) are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Kwei Wyatt, on May†25.

Lynsay J. Ludwig (Lampman) (’00) married Kyle Ludwig on Sept.†8 in New Meadows, Idaho.

Tim Stock (’73) and his wife of 34 years, Karen Vertrees Stock (’74) have retired and are splitting their time between Sun Lakes, Ariz. and Eagle/McCall, Idaho. They had lived in Southern California for most of their working life. Tim retired after spending 34 years with what eventually became Boeing. Karen retired from the tax department of Deloitte & Touche, an international accounting firm with whom she spent over 30 years. They have two children and two grandchildren.

The C of I in the News

Biology Professor Eric Yensen was a guest on IPTV’s Dialogue and Dialogue for Kids television programs discussing endangered species. To watch Dialogue, click here. To watch Dialogue for Kids, click here.

Jobs at The C of I

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.


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

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


  • The Coyote Caller Phonathon, one of the College’s most important fundraisers, began Sunday, Oct.†14. The Coyote Callers are current C of I students who act as ambassadors for the College and play an important role in the continuing development of the Phonathon program. They contact alumni, parents, and friends to build relationships, update data and secure financial contributions.

    For more information, contact Courtney Carissimi at[email protected] or (208) 459-5918.
  • The 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 C of I Maintenance and Operations 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.
  • The C of I’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 The C of I to honor the College’s emeritus piano faculty member who taught at the College from 1946 to 1994. For more information about the scholarship, contact Michael Vandervelden at [email protected]. Contributions can be mailed to The College of Idaho, Office of Development, 2112†Cleveland†Blvd., Caldwell, ID††83605-4432.
  • 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 The C of I.

    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 a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in political science, history, philosophy, or pre-law.

    Scharioth and The C of I 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 The College of Idaho, Office of Development, 2112†Cleveland†Blvd., Caldwell, ID††83605-4432.