C of I Newsletter

2006. 09. 22.

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Lady ‘Yotes Volleyball Achieves Highest Ranking in Program History

Riding an eight-match winning streak, the CofI volleyball team moved up to number 13 in the NAIA Top-25 poll this week. The Coyotes have trampled the Cascade Conference, winning 21 of 22 games played. The Lady ‘Yotes lead the league in kills, hitting percentage, assists, and blocks per game. CofI has now been ranked in four consecutive polls - a program first. The road gets tougher this weekend, as the Lady 'Yotes head to Fort Wayne, Ind. for the Best of the Best Challenge, hosted by the University of Saint Francis. Of the 11 other teams in the tournament, five are in the Top-25. CofI will return for homecoming October 6-7 with matches against Oregon Tech and Southern Oregon. Read more about the Lady ‘Yotes…

Book Explores Economics of Welfare States

Political Economy Professor Jim Angresano will soon see another text in print. ‘Sustaining the French Exception: Lessons in the Political Economy of Welfare State Reform from Sweden, Netherlands and New Zealand’ will be published by Anthem Press in winter of 2007. Dr. Angresano's expertise is in comparative economics. His current research interests are the Western European welfare states and the Chinese economy. Angresano joined the faculty of Albertson College of Idaho in 1995.

A Taste of the Harvest Expands Celebration

In addition to celebrating Idaho’s bounty on Saturday, October 7, the Sixth Annual A Taste of the Harvest will include an evening concert on Friday. The band High Street will provide energetic entertainment beginning at 8 p.m. on October 6 in the Morrison Quadrangle. The cost of the concert is $10 at the gate. During Saturday’s festivities nearly 30 booths will feature local food, art, cultural entertainment, and tastings from Idaho wineries. A Taste of the Harvest begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. The cost is $12 for adults, $10 for CofI students and seniors, and $5 for children under 12. All proceeds benefit a scholarship fund for first generation college students who are children of farm laborers. For more information, check online.

Day at the Zoo a Success, More Family Events Planned

More than 120 alumni and their families attended the CofI Day at Zoo Boise last weekend. This event is just one example of family friendly activities the Alumni Office is offering. In October, alumni are invited to take a trip to the pumpkin patch with their children on the Thunder Mountain Line. The train departs at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October, 21. In addition to family events, the Alumni Office has added several Girls' Night Out gatherings and plans are in the works for Men’s Night Out featuring poker nights and ski days. For information on all alumni events, visit the alumni page or contact Mary Bitner.