C of I Newsletter

2008. 01. 10.

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Coyote Connections is this weekend

The C of I is hosting the first Coyote Connections event Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9:30a.m. to 2:30p.m. in the Langroise foyer.

Coyote Connections is an opportunity for C of I juniors and seniors to meet alumni from different job fields and learn about the skills they will need when they leave college, whether they are entering grad school or the job market.

Approximately 75 alumni and nearly 150 students have signed up to participate. Several career fields will be represented including arts, business, communication, education, environment and science, healthcare, government and public policy, law, nonprofit and public service.

The day includes workshops, panel discussions, and humorous skits. Alumni will participate in panel discussions about their job fields and what students can do now to prepare for grad school or a job. Following the panel discussions, an informal luncheon will mix alumni with students who are interested in their job field.

C of I announces fall Dean’s List

There are 158 students on The College of Idaho Dean’s List for fall 2007. To receive Dean’s List recognition, a student must complete at least nine or more graded credits and achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher for that semester.

Students named to the Dean’s List:


Ammon: Cassandra Painter

Arco: Katee J. Brewer, Kayla J. Brewer

Boise: Jamie K. Bird, Randi A. Brattin, Rachel M. Burkett, Stephanie M. Canning, Stephanie E. Carlson, Benjamin D. Coate, Amy M. Condron, Patrick D. Dougherty, Derek J. Erstad, Laura E. Fink, Blake H. Gaudet, Lindsay A. Gibson, Jennifer J. Goodale, Jennifer L. Graham, Alexandra S. Grande, Shea Hall, Zachary Kopplin, Clara E. Madsen, Emily Manny, Dane S. McGrady, Kevin McGrane, Dawn Mikelonis, Kimberly M. Miller, Kameron Y. Ogle, Michaella E. Pape, Robert C. Powers, Amanda R. Richey, Jackeline J. Rodriguez Reyes, Sarah E. Rose, Kaylyn H. Ruddy, Colleen R. Smith, Spenser S. Smith, Elizabeth D. Sonnichsen, Hayley E. Talboy, Alexander A. Theiler, Christopher R. Ullery, Chantel M. Varland, Sadie L. Warwick, Nicole A. Watson, Jeremy M. West, Richard L. Zuercher

Caldwell: Nicole L. Becvar, Paul M. Giardina, Karin M. Hayashida, Daniel F. Henson, Rebekah A. Hunter, Scott C. Johnson, Randolph J. Kline, Cherrita N. Lott, John R. Maggard, Chelsee A. Moore, Steven P. Slupe, Russell E. Smith, Andrew S. Stritzke, Jesus I. Tarifa

Challis: Stephanie R. Helm

Coeur d’Alene: Breanna J. Fletcher

Council: Alexander R. Chadwell

Donnelly: Kaylie A. Aaker

Eagle: Heather A. Corey, Alexandria N. Hughes, Emily McCutchan, Stephen T. Reinschmidt

Emmett: Jayne F. Saunders, Jena E. Sherrick

Gooding: Morgan C. Bow, Morgan C. Fredericksen, Kristen M. Sabala

Grangeville: Kimberly M. Carlson

Greenleaf: Nathaniel D. Landis

Hagerman: Whitney L. Clark

Hailey: Melinda D. Markin

Hauser: Tiffany H. Beebe

Idaho Falls: Jessica L. Austin, Derik E. Haggard, Jessica M. Weeks

Jerome: William G. Ledbetter

Kimberly: Kelsey J. Jesser

Kuna: Codi Fitzgerald, Sarah L. Nash

Marsing: Faith A. Brasher

Meridian: Adjoa M. Anim-Appiah, Joseph M. Becker, Samuel R. Becker, Haley P. Butcher, Michelle E. Craig, Katie M. Fendrick, Saundra Kasumovic, Brian C. Manning, Meredith Mattson, Craig McGee, Alan K. Price, Madison J. Skogsberg, Kimberly A. Stucker, Teresa M. Vail, Vicky L. Vail

Middleton: Alison M. Rabe

Midvale: Melissa A. Pickett

Moscow: Molli E. Lee-Painter

Mountain Home: Steven M. Oswald, Jennifer L. Shrum

Nampa: Andrea N. Carlson, Nancy Cortes, Dylan D. Evans, Courtney M. Gamel, Sara K. Kunz, Stephanie S. Latimer, Seth J. Mattison, Ashley E. McCartney, Shanae L. Meacham, Thomas D. Newby, Erica J. Sheppard, Brittany E. Short, Bret M. Ward, Tara L. Wensel

North Fork: Amber Steele

Parma: Hanne L. Sharkey

Payette: Amanda M. Greif, Lucas J. Hooker

Post Falls: Jennifer H. Nichols

Rathdrum: Helen M. Shockley

Rupert: Hailey C. Smith

Salmon: Hanna I. Prange

Star: Megan R. Kirtley

Wilder: Joshua T. Myers


Anchorage: Rochelle E. Jackson


Laguna Niguel: Brandon J. Buck


Fort Collins: Julie M. Deppe

Grand Junction: Molly M. Leadbetter

Parker: Allison C. Barber


Darien: Anna C. Glockler


Honolulu: Paula T. Barrientos


Eagan: Megan M. Haenszel


Kalispell: Stella L. Selden

Missoula: Ellen M. Judd

New Hampshire

Shelburne: Katherine T. Kernan


Beaverton: Anastasia E. Sittser

Bend: David M. White

Eugene: Denise M. Hill

Ontario: Jenna L. McClean

Sandy: Cameron G. Anderson

Warren: Danielle L. Townsend


Salt Lake City: Kathleen A. Becker


Auburn: Jesse D. Chlebeck

Seattle: Quinton Dowling

Vancouver: Ashlee M. Byrnes

Cachoeira, Brazil

Mauricio B. Both

Killarney, Canada

Naomi E. Reimer

Quito, Ecuador

Esteban A. Cabrera

Osaka, Japan

Mai Yoshida

Kathmandu, Nepal

Buddhi B. Paudel

Other Dean’s List students (no hometown specified):

Laura C. Bodensteiner

Sara R. Goltry

Rachel M. Odio

Benjamin G. Verschoor

Coyote basketball at home this weekend – come support the teams

This weekend, the Coyote basketball teams are back in action at home and we need the Coyote Crazies – all faculty, staff, students and alumni to help the teams to victory in tough match-ups with Northwest and Evergreen State.

The teams have not played at home since early December, so it would be great to have a big crowd to welcome them back to the Activities Center.

The game against Northwest is Friday, Jan. 11 and the game against Evergreen State is Saturday, Jan. 12. The women play at 5:30 p.m. and the men play at 7:30 p.m. both nights.

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.

Museum director Bill Clark recognized for volunteer work

Idaho Power Company has recognized the volunteer efforts of William H. Clark, director of the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, in the form of a VIP (Volunteer Involvement Program) Award.

Clark was recognized for volunteering more than 500 hours at the museum during 2007. Clark’s work includes coordinating of the monthly museum volunteer workdays and other volunteer-related activities, the museum board and its monthly meetings, fundraising and publicity, museum administration and specimen curation, and research associated with museum collections.

The recognition includes an official certificate and check for $100.

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

Chris Hoene (‘93) and his wife Darrene Hackler (‘92) live in Washington, D.C., where Chris is the director of the Center for Policy and Research at the National League of Cities, a membership association for city governments and officials. Darrene is a recently tenured professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University in nearby Fairfax, Virginia.

Verlena Orr (‘61) has a new chapbook of poems, “One More Time From the Beginning,” which was published by Stone City Press, Portland, Ore. Verlena is also producing a documentary (working title “The Last Cattle Rancher”), featuring her cousin Wayne James of Grangeville, Idaho. It is expected to be released and premiered in Grangeville in the fall. It will also be premiered in Portland at the Hollywood Theatre.

Faculty News

Jim Angresano has two articles published

Political Economy Professor Jim Angresano had two articles published in December 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 last July 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 – Jasper LiCalzi edition

Political Economy Professor Jasper LiCalzi was interviewed live on Today’s 6 to provide commentary following Gov. Butch Otter’s State of the State address on Monday, Jan. 7.

A front-page story in the Idaho Press-Tribune on Monday, Jan. 7 about the Idaho Legislature convening in the old Ada County courthouse for the 2007 session included a photo of alumnus and C of I trustee Sen. John McGee.

Jasper LiCalzi was interviewed for a story in the Idaho Statesman on Sunday, Jan. 6 about Treasure Valley legislators. To read the story, click here.

C of I Debate Director Mack Sermon and Professor Jasper LiCalzi were interviewed by Today’s 6 following the presidential debates in New Hampshire on Saturday, Jan. 5. To see the interview, click here.

The College of Idaho name change was included as a top local story of 2007 by the Idaho Press-Tribune in its Dec. 30 edition.

Students Jesse Chlebeck and Tyler Hopper had a guest column about the importance of curbing urban sprawl published in the Idaho Statesman on Dec. 31. To read the column, click here.

Jasper LiCalzi was interviewed by the Associated Press on Dec. 28 about the top stories of 2007 in Idaho, which included coverage of Sen. Larry Craig. To read the story, click here.

Alumnus Scott Syme (‘76) announced he is running in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Larry Craig. The story was in the Idaho Statesman on Dec. 28. To read the story, click here.


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