C of I Newsletter

2007. 11. 01.

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The College of Idaho Homecoming is Nov. 16-18 – reunions for classes of ‘52, ‘62, ‘72, ‘82, ‘92, ‘97, ‘02

The College of Idaho will celebrate homecoming Nov. 16-18 with a variety of activities. Homecoming will include reunions for the classes of ‘52, ‘62, ‘72, ‘82, ‘92, ‘97 and ‘02, but events and activities are for all attendees.

Events and activities include:

Friday, Nov. 16

  • Barbecue in the Morrison Quad at 5:30 p.m.
  • Basketball game vs. Willamette at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 17

  • Breakfast in Simplot Dining Hall at 8:30 a.m.
  • Wine tour at 2:30 p.m., meeting in the JAAC parking lot
  • Run/Walk at 5:30 p.m., meeting in the JAAC parking lot
  • Barbecue and beerfest in the Morrison Quad at 5:30 p.m.
  • Basketball game vs. Westminster at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 18

  • C of I day at Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church, 406 S. 14th Ave., at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

For a complete list of activities, costs and registration information, go to www.collegeofidaho.edu.

Help The College of Idaho select its new logo

The College of Idaho wants your opinion on what our new logo should look like. Visit www.collegeofidaho.edu beginning Wednesday, Nov. 7, review the options and provide comments. The comment period will be open until Nov. 19.

The logos will also be display in The Langroise Center on Nov. 7-8 from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. and comment forms will be available. The logos will also be displayed during Homecoming and comments can be submitted.

The College will accept additional logos for consideration. Submissions must meet the following guidelines:

  • Two-color – Pantone 518 (purple), Pantone 871 (metallic gold)
  • Times New Roman (regular or italic) for text; Gil Sans may be used for secondary text
  • Accents may be hand drawn
  • “The College of Idaho” and “Idaho’s Liberal Arts College” must be included
  • Logos must be submitted as a vector file (.eps, .ai, .psd). Accents must be included as part of the vector file.
  • Only school logos are being considered, not athletic logos

After the comment period, a Logo Advisory Committee consisting of students, faculty, staff and alumni will review the comments and any new logos that are submitted. The committee will decide which logos should move forward for further review by the campus community.

The final decision about The College of Idaho logo will be made by Pres. Bob Hoover and the President’s Staff.

The C of I hats available in the Bookstore at cost

The hats that were distributed at the news conference the day the College announced the gift from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, the launching of the comprehensive campaign and the name change are now available in the Bookstore at cost – $7.50.

The first t-shirts with The College of Idaho logo are also available at cost – $7. Both 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.

Howlin’ Yotes Speech and Debate team defend home turf

The Howlin’ Yotes took first place in debate with 24 wins at the first major speech and debate tournament held at The College of Idaho since 1948. Boise State University finished second and Carroll College and Brigham Young University tied for third. Boise State finished first in speech, The C of I took second and Carroll College took third.

More than 140 students and coaches from 12 colleges and universities participated in the event, which took place last weekend.

For the third straight tournament, junior Kyleigh Murphy was the most valuable player for the Howlin’ Yotes, winning two awards in debate and three speech awards.

Howlin’ Yotes Debate Awards

  • 3rd Best Speaker in Novice Debate: Kyleigh Murphy
  • 5th Best Speaker in Novice Debate: Denyal Lanford
  • 5th Place Novice Debate: Kyleigh Murphy/Melinda Markin
  • 9th Place Novice Debate: Taylor Wos/ Casey McCarthy
  • 10th Place Novice Debate: Yordanos Refu/Alex Hawkin
  • 9th Place Senior Debate: Emilie McDonagh/Colleen Smith
  • 10th Place Senior Debate: Kiko Miyasaki/Greg Burrow

Duo Interpretive Reading

  • 1st Place Senior: Emilie McDonagh and Nick Schoshow
  • 1st Place Novice: Colleen Smith and Greg Burrow
  • 2nd Place Senior: Kyleigh Murphy and Denyal Landford
  • 4th Place Senior: Ali Rabe and Adjoa Anim-Appiah

Individual Speech Awards

  • Steve Snell - 1st Novice Drama
  • Kyleigh Murphy - 2nd Senior Drama, 3rd Senior Program
  • Adjoa Anim-Appiah - 2nd Senior Program
  • Brad Baughman - 2nd Novice Humorous Speaking
  • Taylor Wos - 2nd Novice Drama
  • Greg Burrow - 3rd Novice Drama, 4th Novice Prose
  • Jesse Holmes - 3rd Place Novice Poetry
  • Kim Stiens - 5th Senior Impromptu
  • Nick Schoshow - 5th Senior Program

Coaching Staff

  • Mack Sermon - Director of Debate
  • Tabitha Miller - Director of Speech
  • Ron Price - Assistant Director
  • Richard Zuercher - Graduate Assistant
  • Chris Matteson - Student Assistant

Upcoming events and activities

Environmental awareness event

  • The Environmental Resource and Recreation Association (TERRA) at The C of I will participate in the national Step It Up event on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. Those interested in participating should meet in front of the McCain Student Union.

    Step It Up involves communities in all 50 states, which come together to call on local, state, and national politicians to take action against climate change. The C of I event includes speeches, a neighborhood march, activities, and a barbecue and beer garden.

C of I Fun Bus to La Grande 

  • The C of I alumni office is organizing a rooter bus for the Nov. 10 men’s basketball game in La Grande, Ore. against Montana Tech. The cost for the round-trip charter is $15 and will leave the Activities Center parking lot at 3:30 p.m. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, contact Mary Bitner at 459-5300 or [email protected].


  • 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 Être 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.

Musical performances

  • 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 of at University of Idaho.

  • The Robert Hendren Beethoven Cycle concerts performed by the Langroise Trio begin 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 are The College of Idaho’s artists-in-residence. Members are Geoffrey Trabichoff, violin; David Johnson, viola; and Samuel Smith, cello.


Dr. Hester Jiskoot will present “Environmental Issues Affecting Canada and the World” on Tuesday, Nov 6 at 11:30 a.m. in the Sterry Hall Boardroom. Jiskoot is a “glaciologist” and physical geographer from Canada and will present a very interesting chain of events that will affect us all in future years. 

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

Jeff Almeida (‘92) has returned to The C of I campus as the College’s new web developer.  He had been living in the Dallas area until June 2006, when he returned to Boise and began telecommuting to the position he retained in Texas.

Travis Guy (‘06) will have his 2005 internship work on crabs published in the Journal of Animal Ecology in January. It’s titled “Inhibition between invasives: a newly introduced predator moderates the impacts of a previously established invasive predator.” The paper can be read online by clicking here.

Michael C. Prentice (‘70)and his wife Carol have relocated to Alexandria, VA. Mike has worked five years in Fairbanks, Alaska for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). In September, Mike accepted a position at TSA’s headquarters in Arlington. Carol continues her work as a botany consultant.

Faculty News

Johnson presents in Washington and New Hampshire; Knickerbocker presents in Washington

English Department Chair Rochelle Johnson traveled coast-to-coast during last week’s fall break giving presentations. On Oct. 17-20 she was in Tacoma, Wash. at the Western Literature Association’s annual meeting presenting “Rediscovering Indian Creek: Imagining Community on the Snake River Plain.” 

Visiting assistant professor of English and environmental studies Scott Knickerbocker also presented at the Western Literature Association meeting. He presented “Organic Formalism in John Witte’s The Hurtling,” which examined Witte’s experimentation with poetic form in relation to ecology in his book of poems.

After Tacoma, Johnson traveled to Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire, to consult with the executive committee of the Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture on building environmental studies programs.  She lectured to an American Studies class while there and gave a campus lecture called “Carbon Offsets and the Environmental Humanities.”

Student News

Class project collects food for hungry kids

The students in Robin Lorentzen’s Social Problems 110 class collected and delivered 29 pounds of food for the Idaho Food Bank’s Backpack Program, which provides food for the weekends for over 200 children in the Treasure Valley.

The C of I in the News

  • A sports story previewing the men’s basketball season appeared in the Idaho Press-Tribune on Oct. 31. Coach Mark Owen and student Craig McGee were interviewed.

  • A Letter to the Editor in the Oct. 31 edition of the Idaho Press-Tribune praised the College’s decision to return to The College of Idaho name.

  • Two Letters to the Editor appeared in the Oct. 26 Idaho Statesman supporting the College’s name change. To read the letters, click here.

  • Two stories, one each about men’s and women’s soccer appeared in the Oct. 25 edition of the Idaho Press-Tribune. Coach Brian Smith and student Alex Penrod were interviewed for the story about men’s soccer.

  • Student Alex Penrod was profiled in the Idaho Press-Tribune on Oct. 25.

Jobs at The C of I

Biology adjunct faculty

This position will teach a spring 2008 (start date Feb. 25) upper division laboratory course in any specialty of cell or molecular biology.


  • Masters degree required, doctorate degree (or ABD) preferred
  • Fluent in English

Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

For a complete job description and application instructions go to http://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.


  • Bachelors 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 fall media campaign for The College of Idaho kicked off Sunday, Oct. 21 and is being shown on network television, cable television and online. To see the commercial spots on You Tube click here for “Thanks, Joe!” and here for the “117-year Tradition.”

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

  • 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.