C of I Newsletter

2007. 11. 29.

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C of I alumna and trustee Candy Dale named U.S. Magistrate

College of Idaho alumna and Trustee Candy (Wagahoff) Dale (‘79) will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of United States Magistrate Judge Mikel H. Williams. Her appointment begins in March 30, 2008. She will be the first woman judge in the history of the district.

Chief United States District Judge B. Lynn Winmill announced the appointments of Dale and Pocatello state District Judge Ronald E. Bush on Monday.

Dale graduated from The College of Idaho with honors in 1979 and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1982 and served as Editor in Chief of the law review.

From 1982 to 1988, Dale was an associate and shareholder at the Boise law firm of Moffatt Thomas Barrett & Blanton. She is currently a commercial and business lawyer in the Boise law firm of Hall, Farley, Oberrecht & Blanton where she has practiced law since 1988 and is the current president of the firm.

Dale and Bush served as lawyer representatives to the United States District Court for Idaho and both have served on many District of Idaho and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals committees.

The appointment of Dale and Judge Bush was the culmination of a rigorous six-month process by a Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel. District judge and C of I alumnus Edward J. Lodge (’57), who joined in making the appointments, said “The cream always rises to the top and here we have two rich in experience and talent and ably qualified to handle the challenges ahead of them.”

Dale was named a C of I Trustee in 2007 and is a past president of The C of I Alumni Association.

Seagraves Family Foundation awards C of I $20,000 for grant program

The Seagraves Family Foundation has awarded The College of Idaho a $20,000 grant to distribute sub-grants to local non-profit organizations in 2008.

The sub-grant awards will be allocated by the College’s Student Philanthropy Board through a competitive process.

The Seagraves Foundation also awarded a $30,000 challenge grant to the College to initiate a Student Philanthropy Trust. The College is currently soliciting individuals and foundations to meet the 1:1 match requirement for the challenge grant.

Angresano hosts fundraiser for Chinese village

Political Economy Professor Jim Angresano is hosting a fundraising event to build a road to connect a poor Chinese village on Hainan Island, where he traveled this summer. The dinner is Thursday, Dec. 6 at 5:15 p.m. in the Simplot Dining Hall Simplot Room and is sold out.

Angresano returned from a monthlong Fulbright fellowship at Hainan University in China in September with a mission to improve a rural road enough that its residents can connect to the larger province.

He learned about the needs of the Chinese village after taking a group of students to lunch. One of the students lived in the village, where the road is unpaved, in poor shape and is impassable during wet weather.

It limits the amount of trade and communication the village can have with the surrounding area. Angresano learned it would only cost $6,000 to improve the road. Since he began raising money, former students from New York City, Washington D.C., Seattle, and even Germany have contributed.

This was Angresano’s fourth Fulbright fellowship and his third as a senior specialist. He previously traveled to China in 2001, 2002 and 2005.

Help The C of I find future ‘Yotes

Remember your great experience as a Coyote? Some things never change. That same spirit you remember still thrives at The College of Idaho – that close-knit community, active interaction with faculty, and rich learning environment packed with great memory-making moments.

You can share this experience with bright young students you know – cousins, family friends, members of your church youth group, high school athletic teams, or the bright student featured in your local newspaper.

Click here to complete the quick form, or send an email to [email protected] with the student’s contact information. The admissions office will send a notification to the student with an added bonus – an Alumni Referral Scholarship of $400!

An admission counselor will be in touch with your referral, invite them to visit campus and help them discover The College of Idaho for themselves.

Thank you for taking this great opportunity. You are not only helping the student, but are continuing to enhance the future of The College of Idaho.

Upcoming events and activities

Food Festival

  • The International Student Organization at The C of I will be having its 4th annual International Food Festival today (Thursday, Nov. 29) from 4-6 p.m. in the Simplot Dining Hall Fireside Room.

    The festival will feature food from 15 countries around the world. Students, faculty and staff are all invited to come and join in on the fun.

    This year’s festival will include a picture slide show, music, and a special Kendo demonstration. The festival is free, but donations are appreciated.


  • Celebrate and support our C of I artists at the Holiday Arts Fair today (Thursday, Nov. 29) in Langroise from 3:30-7:30 p.m. The arts fair features original artwork and other handmade items for sale by students, faculty, staff and alumni. The art includes pottery, paintings, handmade purses and jewelry. A portion of the proceeds goes to benefit the Art Club.


  • C of I Concert Band & Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert, under the direction of Sandon Mayhew is tonight (Thursday, Nov. 29) at 7:30 p.m. in Langroise Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • The College of Idaho music department presents its annual Feast of Carols (and Desserts!) on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in Langroise foyer. Feast of Carols features The C of I Chorale and Chamber Singers, with Dr. Lisa and Elaine Derry as feastmasters, Margie Koenig on piano and Sylvia Hunt playing the organ.

    The feast is supported by the Gladys Langroise Advised Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation. All C of I students, faculty and staff are free and there is a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and non-C of I students.

    Desserts include eggnog cheesecake, cream puffs, chocolate cups filled with mousse, pear and cranberry tart, coffee, hot chocolate and hot cider.

  • The C of I Student Chamber Music Concert, under the direction of David Johnson is Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Langroise Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Faculty News

Dayley to present paper in Thailand in January

Associate Professor of Political Economy Rob Dayley will be presenting a paper in Bangkok, Thailand at the Tenth International Thai Studies Conference in January. The conference is held every three years and rotates its location between Europe, North America and Thailand.

Dayley’s paper, called “Imagined Futures: Sufficiency Economy and Other Visions of Rural Thailand,” is based on his sabbatical research on agrarian change in Thailand.

Student News

Kate Stark, The C of I Greek Council President, and Brian Peterson from Delta Tau Delta, have organized volunteer organizations to cover several Sundays of bell ringing at Wal-Mart for The Salvation Army. Volunteers staff the doors from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and have raised almost $900 over the last two Sundays. On Dec. 2, Kappa Sigma and Sigma Epsilon will volunteer. On Dec. 9, it’s Sigma Chi and Kappa Alpha Theta.

The C of I in the News

  • Today’s Idaho Press-Tribune (Thursday, Nov. 29) features a front page story about the restoration of the Hat on campus. It includes photos and an interview with archivist Jan Boles. To read the article, click here.

  • A story about the appointment of about alumna and Trustee Candy Dale as a federal magistrate was in Wednesday’s Idaho Press-Tribune.

  • Political Economy Professor Jasper LiCalzi was interviewed for a front page story in Monday’s Idaho Statesman about the office staff who have left Sen. Larry Craig’s office and what effect this may have on the senator. To read the story, click here.

  • Philosophy and Religion Professor Denny Clark was interviewed in Saturday’s Idaho Statesman for a story about whether the true meaning of Christmas has been lost. To read the story, click here.

Jobs at The C of I

Social Psychology tenure-track

Responsibilities include teaching research methods, general and specialized courses based on expertise, support for the Liberal Arts Core, and student-centered research. Ph.D. in Psychology preferred; ABD will be considered. Review of completed applications will begin December 17, 2007.

For a complete job description and application requirements go to www.collegeofidaho/jobsEEO.

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/jobsEEO.


  • ACI and C of I alumni are encouraged to help the next generation of ‘Yotes have a successful start after college by participating in Coyote Connections on Saturday, Jan. 12. Job fields include arts, business, communication, education, environment and science, healthcare, government and public policy, law, nonprofit and public service.

    Alumni are asked to participate in Coyote Connections from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., but are welcome to arrive earlier and stay later. Please plan to participate. To RSVP, click here. For more information, call CEL at 459-5508 or 459-5688.

  • 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.

  • 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.