C of I Newsletter

2008. 01. 03.

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Editor's Note

Due to technical difficulties, not all subscribers received this newsletter on Dec. 20. The next newsletter will be sent Jan. 10. Happy New Year from The C of I!

‘Yotes play well at Stanford

The score might indicate a rout, but the Coyotes played some of their best basketball of the season in an 81-53 exhibition loss Sunday night at Stanford. The paid attendance of 7,009 at Maples Pavilion is perhaps the largest crowd a C of I basketball team has played before in school history.

Playing against a Pac-10 opponent for the first time, The C of I found themselves in an 8-0 hole just 90 seconds into the game. However, the Yotes would force the Cardinals into an 0-for-10 shooting stretch, getting a pair of Josh Owen treys, a pair of J.R. Maggard free throws, and a Bryan Champ baseline jumper to cap a 10-0 run to take the lead.

A Kurt Nielson three-pointer with just over ten minutes left in the first half gave the Yotes a 16-14 edge – with the Purple and Gold trailing just 26-23 with four minutes left. Unfortunately, Stanford would close the half on a 13-2 run and were never threatened again.

Owen led the Coyotes with 12 points, with freshman Andy Maxwell coming off the bench to score nine points.

Standing courtside at Maples Pavilion, it looked at times like men among boys, as eight of the 14 players on Stanford’s roster stand taller than the ‘Yotes biggest player in uniform. The size advantage proved big dividends for the 15-time NCAA Tournament team, as the Cardinals held a 39-18 edge on the glass – and led the way to three slam dunks in the game.

For weekly comprehensive updates on the 18 intercollegiate athletic teams at The C of I, including game recaps, statistics, and what’s coming up for the Coyotes, subscribe to Yote Notes by sending sports information director Mike Safford an email at msafford@collegeofidaho.edu.

C of I logo selection is coming to a close

Thanks to the more than 300 people who offered input about The C of I’s new logo. Responses are nearly evenly divided between those who like logo A and logo C.

Logo A:
159 liked (50%), 98 disliked (31%), and 60 were neutral (19%)

Logo C:
162 liked (51%), 77 disliked (24%), and 78 were neutral (25%)

The Logo Advisory Committee will review the comments and make a recommendation to Pres. Bob Hoover and the President’s Staff in January.

Langroise Trio presents second performances in concert series

College of Idaho artists-in-residence the Langroise Trio (Geoffrey Trabichoff, violin; David Johnson, viola; and Samuel Smith, cello) present the second concert of the Robert Hendren Beethoven Cycle concerts.

Dates are Friday, Jan. 18 at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy in Boise at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 19 in Langroise Recital Hall at The College of Idaho at 7:30 p.m.

Admission to the Boise performance is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Admission to The C of I performance is free.

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

Cassandra Lyn (Brothwell) Mosman (‘01) is currently working at the Social Security Administration in Ontario, Ore., as a social insurance specialist. She has been with the agency nearly six years. She was married in September 2002 to Rory Mosman, and has given birth to two daughters: Ember Clara Mosman born October 2004, and Aislyn Vaness Mosman born May 2007. She continues to enjoy reading and writing in every spare moment she has.

UnSuk (Chang) Zucker (‘00) married Patrick Zucker on March 24 in Boise at the Cathedral of the Rockies. The couple happily resides in Denver, Colo. Both are teachers for the Cherry Creek School District.

Erin Lynn Whittig (‘00) has been teaching in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as an English Language Fellow for the U.S. Department of State since September 2006.

Faculty News

Jim Angresano has two articles published

Political Economy Professor Jim Angresano had two articles published this month and was invited to return to China for a textbook project.

The first article, “Orthodox Economic Education, Ideology and Commercial Interests: Relationships that Inhibit Poverty Alleviation,” was published in Post-Autistic Economics Review, Issue no. 44, 9 December 2007. The Liberal Arts Lecture that Angresano gave in the spring was based upon this article.

The second article “Can France, Germany and Italy continue to afford generous welfare states?” was published in Global Business & Economics Anthology, Volume 1, December 2007. It is based upon the lecture he gave at the Global Business and Economics Society international conference lastJuly in Antibes, France.

Angresano has also been invited to return to Hainan University (China) in late spring to work with a Chinese colleague on an ecological economics textbook designed for Chinese students.

Heggland, student co-authors have article accepted by science journal

Associate Biology Professor Sara Heggland recently had an article accepted to the Journal of Idaho Academy of Science titled “Differential cell sensitivity to cadmium exposure in RTgill-W1, RTG-2, and RTL-W1 rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) cell lines: An in vitro cell line model to study cadmium-induced cytotoxicity.”

The article includes four student co-authors – current student Shalimar Frost and three alumni Michelle Gerdes, Kyle Machynia and Wendy Harvey.

The research was funded by an NIH-INBRE grant.

The C of I in the News

  • Jim Everett, C of I Trustee and CEO of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, is featured in a Q&A in the Idaho Statesman’s Treasure Magazine in the December/January edition.

  • The Idaho Press-Tribune ran a story and photo about Robin Lorentzen’s criminology class collecting clothing, books and toiletries for Nampa’s Syringa House on the cover of its Community section on Dec. 17. The story was written by C of I communications director Jennifer Oxley, and included a photo of Oxley and student Meredith Howlett.

  • The C of I Chamber Singers and Chorale received a “Cheer” in the Dec. 17 issue of the Idaho Press-Tribune. The Cheer read: “…for an absolutely awesome Christmas concert. Conductor Andrew Percifield continues to outdo his previous efforts. The Langroise lobby was a brilliant location to kick off the holiday season with terrific acoustics and an amazing visual display. Thank you for producing an event that I was proud to share with my family. The College of Idaho is blessed to have the talent of these students and the guidance of Mr. Percifield.”

  • Sociology Professor Robin Lorentzen was interviewed by the Idaho Press-Tribune for a story about aging that ran Dec. 16.

Jobs at The C of I

Mail Center Clerk

This is a 30-hour per week position that is responsible for assisting in the daily operation of mail services, which includes incoming and outgoing mail, photocopies, selling supplies and postage to students, staff and faculty.

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

Reminders:

  • Remember your great experience as a Coyote? Some things never change. That same spirit you remember still thrives at The College of Idaho. 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 cbrown@collegeofidaho.edu 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!

  • 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 mvandervelden@collegeofidaho.edu. 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 mvandervelden@collegeofidaho.edu. Contributions can be mailed to The College of Idaho, Office of Development, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, ID 83605-4432.