C of I Newsletter

2008. 02. 21.

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Former Rwandan leader speaks at The C of I Feb. 27

Former head of the Rwandan Parliament Joseph Sebarenzi, who is now living in Virginia with his family and teaching conflict resolution at the School for International Training, will speak at The C of I on Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. in Langroise Recital Hall. His visit is sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement.

Joseph is a survivor of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, during which he lost his parents, seven siblings, and numerous other relatives. He will be speaking on his experiences in Rwanda and will discuss the importance of peace and forgiveness.

“We chose Joseph because of the message he will present,” said Brian Peterson, student activities assistant. “College of Idaho students are not only concerned with issues facing their campus and community, but with the world. All of these ideas touch on our foundation of a liberal arts education and his experiences will present a unique understanding of them.”

International officers from literature and environment group at The C of I Feb. 21-24

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) will hold its annual executive council meeting at The C of I from Feb. 21-24

The 17 visiting officers are from Canada, Great Britain, and the United States, and the meeting is being organized and hosted by this year’s ASLE President Rochelle Johnson, associate professor of English and environmental studies.

ASLE was founded in 1992 to promote the exchange of ideas and information about literature and other cultural representations that consider human relationships with the natural world.

ASLE facilitates both traditional and innovative approaches to environmental literature, ecocritical approaches to all cultural representations of nature, and interdisciplinary environmental research, including discussions among literary scholars and environmental historians, economists, journalists, philosophers, psychologists, art historians, scientists, and scholars in other relevant disciplines.

Howlin’ Yotes take third place in Washington tournament

The College of Idaho Speech and Debate Team started its winter break by traveling to Walla Walla, Wash., to face off with Whitman College and several other Top 20 teams. The ‘Yotes took first place in the interpretive reading events, fourth place in the debate events and third place for the overall championship.

The tournament was attended by 18 schools from 13 states. The ‘Yotes defeated Top 20 teams from Lewis & Clark, University of Oregon, University of Washington, Washburn University and University of Nevada. Whitman College took first place overall and Rice University of Houston, Texas took second place.

Emilie McDonagh and Nick Schossow won their fourth straight first place in duo interpretive reading. McDonagh won first place in poetry reading. Kyleigh Murphy and Denyal Landford won second place in duo interpretive reading. Adjoa Anim-Appiah won first place in programmed interpretive reading. Ali Rabe won second place in dramatic interpretive reading. Colleen Smith won fourth place in prose interpretive reading and third place in persuasive speaking.

In debate, Rabe was recognized as the top novice debate speaker. Her partner, Yana Sadouskaya, was the second novice debate speaker and Schossow was fifth. McDonagh was seventh best debate speaker in junior division.

Sadouskaya and Rabe tied for third place in novice debate with Schossow and his partner Nash Ricci. Landford and Russell Hutchins took fifth place in novice debate. Amazingly, this was the very first competition that Yana, Nash and Russell have ever attended.

The Howlin’ Yotes travel to Portland next for the Pi Kappa Delta Western USA Championships, March 13-16.

GOLDen Happy Hour kicks off next week

The C of I Boone Fund invites Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) to happy hour on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Ha’Penny Pub, 855 Broad St. in BoDo from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

GOLDen Happy Hour will be held on the last Wednesday of each month. Each happy hour will be in a different location either in Boise or in the western Ada County/Canyon County area, and will include drink and food specials. A favorite C of I faculty member will attend each happy hour.

This month’s featured faculty member is Howard Berger. Drink specials will be $1 off beer, and two-for-one well drinks. Live music by James Barret will follow GOLDen Happy Hour.

GOLDen Happy Hour gives graduates from the classes of 1997-2007 the chance to network with other GOLD members, catch up with old friends, visit with favorite professors and learn about the new activities and events happening at the College.

Future dates are:

March 26 - Tom Grainey’s, 109, South Sixth St., Boise, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., featuring Jasper LiCalzi and Steve Maughan. Drink specials: $1 off beer and well drinks, $5 and $8 pitchers

April 30 – 8th Street Wine Co, 405 South 8 th St in BoDo, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., featuring Jann Adams, Tim Shearon and John Thuerer.

@yotes.collegeofidaho.edu addresses no longer work after Feb. 29

New email addresses for alumni and current students are ready for use. Anyone who has a @yotes.collegeofidaho.edu address needs to change to @yotes.collegeofidaho.edu.Existing yotes.collegeofidaho.edu account will be maintained until Feb. 29.

Students with @collegeofidaho.edu email addresses can now receive mail at @collegeofidaho.edu. Any login and password information remains the same for these accounts. The @collegeofidaho.edu accounts will be maintained until April.

If you have any questions, please look at the FAQs.

Upcoming events: Little Mermaid, Langroise Trio

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Little Mermaid

The Missoula Children’s Theatre is bringing its original musical Little Mermaid to The C of I on Feb. 22 and 23. The production will include more than 60 students, many from the Caldwell area. Friday’s performance is at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday’s is at 3 p.m. Both are in Jewett Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for students and children.

Langroise Trio Concert Series

The Langroise Trio, Geoffrey Trabichoff (violin), David Johnson (viola) and Samuel Smith (cello) will perform with guests, Robyn Wells (piano) and Jack Koncel (string bass) on Friday, March 7 and Sunday, March 9.

The March 7 performance is at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy in Boise at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. The March 9 performance is in Langroise Recital Hall at 2:30 p.m. and is free.

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

Elizabeth Boyington (‘41) lives in Palm Desert, Calif. and teaches students at the Braille Institute. She is also taking classes at Cal State Palm Desert and the University of California Riverside extension in Palm Desert.

Matthew A. Johnson (‘00) graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in May 2007 with a JD and a M.A. in political science. He returned to Idaho in the summer and passed the Idaho bar. He joined the law firm of White Peterson P.A. in Nampa in December 2007. He and his wife Jaci are expecting their first child in July.

Jake McGrady (‘06) was recently elected Editor-in-Chief of the Idaho Law Review.

The C of I in the News

Students Morgan Frederickson, president of The C of I Young Democrats, and Vince Sanchez, were interviewed for a story in Sunday’s Idaho Statesman about Democrats in Canyon County.

A story about Masao “Mas” Yamashita, was in the “In Remembrance” section of Sunday’s Idaho Statesman. Yamashita was a Caldwell sensei who helped start The College of Idaho’s judo program in 1964 and brought many students from Keio University in Tokyo to the College to help with the class.

A story about C of I freshman Alex Jaeger receiving a grant from the John William Jackson Fund was in the Idaho Press-Tribune on Tuesday. The story included a photo of Jaeger.

Political Economy Professor Jasper LiCalzi was quoted in a story by the Associated Press on Tuesday on about the bipartisan support Sen. Clint Stennet, D-Ketchum, is receiving from his fellow Idaho legislators.

A story about Associate Biology Professor Sara Heggland, Biology Professor Don Mansfield, Associate Education Professor Deb Yates and Vice President for Academic Affairs Mark Smith being accepted at a regional workshop by The Council on Undergraduate Research was in the Idaho Press-Tribune on Feb. 18.

Jobs at The C of I

Math Instructor

One-year position beginning September 2008. Teaching load is eight courses per year, including College Algebra, Applied Mathematics for Business, and Introductory Statistics. A masters or Ph.D. degree in mathematics is strongly preferred. Applicants must have a commitment to excellence in teaching introductory college-level mathematics courses.

Send cover letter, CV, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and at least three letters of recommendation to Human Resources, Mathematics Search, The College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, ID 83605, or to [email protected].EEO.

Screening begins Feb. 15, and will continue until the position is filled.


  • The Winter 2008 issue of Quest, The College of Idaho alumni magazine, is now available online. Quest includes a story about C of I alumni Kate (Hogge) Fowler (‘02) and Will Fowler (‘01), Laura Soldati (‘00), and Akshay Kulkarni (‘05) and their successes in New York City, an article about the C of I’s oldest alumna, Helen Turner Lowell (‘26), and a wrap-up of campus events since last summer.

    If you didn’t receive a copy of Quest and would like one, send an email to communications director Jennifer Oxley.

  • 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.

    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!

  • 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.