C of I Newsletter

2008. 09. 25.

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Celebrate The C of I Homecoming and Taste of the Harvest beginning Oct. 2

The College of Idaho will celebrate Homecoming beginning Thursday, Oct. 2. Activities include athletic events, tours of campus, barbeques and more.

The C of I is also hosting its annual Taste of the Harvest scholarship fundraiser during Homecoming. Taste of the Harvest is sponsored by the Idaho Press-Tribune and will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 in the Morrison Quadrangle from 1- 5 p.m.

Taste of the Harvest brings together Idaho’s wineries, food producers and craftspeople and provides opportunities for attendees to sample and buy locally produced wines, foods and crafts. The event raises money for scholarships for the children of migrant farmworkers.

The C of I Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies will also be held during Homecoming. The ceremonies will honor the 1953 football team; football, basketball and baseball coach Sam Vokes; and women’s field hockey coach Shirley Kroeger. For more information, see below.

Additionally, The College of Idaho will honor its alumni at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. Alumni will be recognized for excellence and achievement in participation, community stewardship, and professional development and recognition. The College will be recognizing Dr. Krys Miller (’75) and Dr. Kent Holsinger (’78) with Distinguished Alumni Awards, Ken and Bev Hopper (’56) with an Alumni Service Award and Hungerford-Pratt Family Heritage Award; David Hensley (’98) with a Young Alumni Award. Tickets are $15 may be purchased in advance.

Below is a schedule of events. For more information please contact alumni director Frances Nagashima (‘01) by email or phone at 459-5770.

Thursday, October 2

  • Athletic Hall of Fame Registration and Happy Hour – McCain 5 p.m. Free.
  • Admissions Tours from McCain. Available all evening. Free.

Friday, October 3

  • National Alumni Board meeting – Sterry 403 4 p.m.
  • Student/Alumni BBQ – Campus 6 p.m. Free.
  • Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner. 6 p.m. $25. Contact Jill Pilote by email or phone at 459-5054.
  • The C of I Homecoming Roast Performed by the College of Idaho Theater Dept. – Langroise. 7:30 p.m. Free.
  • Wine and Cheese Reception – Langroise. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Cost varies (no host wine bar), pay on site. Class gatherings and reunion reception in Langroise Foyer, with space for individual class groups and celebration. Open to all alumni, friends, and family.  Free Alumni Homecoming t-shirts and sweatbands will be distributed.
  • Admissions Tours (Meet at Hendren Hall) 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free.

Saturday, October 4

  • National Alumni Board Committee meetings 9 a.m.
  • Alumni College, including presentations by Dr. Krys Miller and Dr. Kent Holsinger – Archives (Sterry) 10 a.m. Free.
  • Campus Tours – Blatchley. Noon. Free.
  • Admissions Tour – Hendren Hall. Noon. Free.
  • Taste of the Harvest – Morrison Quad 1– 5 p.m. $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 kids under 12.
  • Alumni Awards Dinner – Simplot. 6 p.m. $15. Alumni are encouraged to get groups of their friends and classmates together to come celebrate at the dinner.

Sunday, October 5

  • Farewell Brunch – Simplot Dining Hall. 8-10 a.m. $5.04 (pay on site)
  • Softball Reunion and Home Run Derby. 11 a.m. Free.

Game Schedules

  • Women’s Volleyball 10/3 vs Concordia 7 p.m.; 10/4 vs Corban 7:00 p.m.
  • Women’s Soccer 10/3 vs Southern Oregon 2 p.m.; 10/4 vs Oregon Tech 2:00 p.m.
  • Men’s Soccer 10/3 vs N.W. Christian 4 p.m.; 10/4 vs Oregon Tech 4 p.m.

LiCalzi to moderate U.S. Senate debate tonight

Jasper LiCalzi, political economy department chair at The C of I will moderate tonight’s Senate debate between candidates Larry LaRocco, Pro Life, Kent Marmon and Rex Rammell. Lt. Gov. Jim Risch was invited to the debate, but has not confirmed his attendance.

The debate is at 7 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium and is sponsored by The College of Idaho Young Democrats and College Republicans. The debate is free and open to the public and there will be opportunities for attendees to ask questions of the candidates.

The C of I debate team hosts Encounters with Iran tonight

The Howlin’ Yotes debate team is hosting a debate on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Langroise Recital Hall as part of the College’s First Year Experience program. The theme of this year’s First Year Experience is “Encounters with Iran.”

Juniors and seniors from the team will discuss the United States policy with Iran, specifically Iranian development of nuclear technology and its potential conversion to nuclear weapons. One side will take a hardline, militaristic stand and the other will call for a more diplomatic posture including direct talks.

The debate will likely last 45 minutes to an hour. The students and their debate advisor, Mack Sermon, will take questions afterwards.

Coyote Open is Friday

The 25th Annual Coyote Open Golf Tournament is for Friday, Sept. 26 at Falcon Crest Golf Club in Kuna. The Coyote Open has 175 players and over 110 sponsors per year and helps support athletics at The College of Idaho.

To secure a spot in the tournament for yourself or a team, or to support the tournament as a sponsor, contact Dave Hahn by email or phone at 459-5835.

Learn more about The C of I Family Advisory Council

The C of I Family Advisory Council promotes family involvement in our students’ education and supports programs and services that enrich The C of I experience.

The council advocates on behalf of parents and families on key issues. The goals of the council are to:

  • Enhance communication between the College and families and develop an informed constituency
  • Make recommendations to college administrators concerning matters that the council considers important
  • Promote educational and cultural objectives for The C of I students in all majors
  • Support the programs and activities at The C of I
  • Participate in enhancing our culture of philanthropy at The C of I

Chairmen are Gaye Bennett and Paul Hosefros who can be reached at [email protected]. Other committee members are:

  • Programming Committee – Mike and Jana Fitzpatrick, Marta and Mike Watson, Dan and Jana Price, Patty Howarth, John and Peggy Tietsort.
  • Fundraising Committee – Fred and Francie Oliver, Mike and Karen Jaeger, David and Jenni Byrnes, Paul Hosefros and Gaye Bennett, Bob and Lesa Becker. There are two vacancies on this committee for a family member(s) of freshman.

The Family Advisory Council will attend Taste of the Harvest on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 1- 5 p.m. Family members can get more information about the council and participate in a raffle to benefit the Student Emergency Fund.

Future events will include a tailgate at the NNU game and other basketball games, as well as events in the Northwest.

C of I to participate in Eat Local Challenge on Tuesday

The College of Idaho will participate in the fourth annual Eat Local Challenge on Tuesday, Sept. 30, along with diners at 400 other cafés run by Bon Appétit Management Company, which provides food service at the college.

The Eat Local Challenge is open to the public. Lunch is served in The C of I’s Simplot Dining Hall from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the cost is $6.35 per person for all you can eat, including drink and dessert.

In the Eat Local Challenge, chefs must create one meal made exclusively with local foods (except salt), which is not easy considering that that most foods consumed in America travel an average of 1,500 miles from field to plate

Bon Appétit will serve:

  • Strawberry Hills beef French dip with au jus and house cut local potato chips
  • Two soups – Roasted chicken with edamame, and tomato basil with croutons made with local flour
  • Smoked butternut squash falafel with local cucumber tatzki and pita bread made with local flour
  • Traeger smoked fresh local herb marinated pork loin served with assorted seasonal vegetables and Idaho potatoes
  • Roasted Blue Lake green bean quiche topped with Ballard cheddar cheese
  • Grilled golden Greek cheese with assorted toppings (honey, tomato jam, roasted corn salsa
  • Salad bar with all local greens and vegetables with composed salads made from local vegetables and grains

“Eating local is catching on for so many reasons. Every year before the Eat Local Challenge I think about a new farmer or producer I might meet that I didn’t know about last year, and that’s when I get really excited,” said Matt Caldwell, Bon Appétit general manager at The C of I.

Holiday card submissions requested

President Bob Hoover and Leslee Hoover are requesting submissions for the College’s 2008 holiday cards.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the College are encouraged to submit artwork for consideration – sketches, photos, paintings, etc. Submissions don’t have to be holiday themed. Shown is the image selected last year from artist and alumnus Dan Looney (‘69).

Please email submissions to Jennifer Oxley or Aimee Czarniecki by Oct. 17. Email images should be at least 300 dpi resolution. If you can’t email your submission, bring it to Aimee in Sterry 405 to be scanned or photographed.

More than 15,000 cards will be printed and a brief biography of the artist will be included.

C of I students study Boise River

More than 30 students from the College spent Tuesday studying stream ecology along the Boise River greenbelt to determine numbers and diversity of macro invertebrates living among cobbles in the river. These small organisms, insects, snails and worms are indicators of stream health.

Museum co-hosts successful Bug Day at Idaho Botanical Gardens

The Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History and the Idaho Botanical Garden co-hosted a successful Bug Day in August that was attended by nearly 1,200 people.

The museum gift shop booth was tended by museum volunteers Bill and Mary Clark, Barb Alexander and student Teresa Vail.

Museum volunteers Dave Ward, James Ryan and Paul Castrovillo answered questions at the entomology exhibit. They displayed some of the museum’s big and showy insect specimens and handed out literature and other information about the museum and the College.

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

Kimberlee Stiens (‘08) is doing an internship with the Human Rights Campaign called the Campaign College. She is one of 25 people selected to go Washington, D.C. for an intense training to learn about campaigns, and then be assigned to a campaign to work as full-time staff. Stiens is working in New Mexico as the finance assistant for congressional candidate Martin Heinrich.

The C of I in the News

The Idaho Press-Tribune did a story in Wednesday’s paper about The C of I’s record-breaking enrollment this semester and quoted President Bob Hoover.

The Idaho Press-Tribune did several stories and took photos of the Tibetan monks who were on campus last weeks creating a sand Mandala and performing. Biology professor Eric Yensen and communications director Jennifer Oxley were quoted. Ch. 6 also covered this story.

Jasper LiCalzi, political economy department chair, was quoted in a story in Wednesday’s Idaho Statesman about congressional candidates reaction to the proposed federal economic bailout.

Upcoming Events

Sean Rogers’ organ recital is Sunday

Sean Rogers will have an organ recital Sunday, Sept. 28 in Jewett Auditorium at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

He will perform works by William Matthias, Antonio Vivaldi, Peteris Vask, J.S. Bach, Paul Halley, Percy Whitlock, Gabrielle Faure and Alexander Guilmant. The recital features guest soloists Michele Detweiler, mezzo soprano and Jennie Ficks, horn.

Charles Gill exhibit in Rosenthal Gallery Sept. 13-Oct. 17

“Inherited Furniture” an exhibition of paintings, drawings and an altered book by Charles Gill will be on display in The C of I Rosenthal Gallery from Sept. 13-Oct. 17. The Rosenthal Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays or by appointment by calling 459-5321.

The Gill exhibit is curated by C of I alumna Cassandra Schiffler (‘07) who works at the Stewart Gallery in Boise. She compiled a catalogue for the show, which includes an essay by Cort Conley and an interview between Conley and Gill. The catalogue was partly funded by a grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts.

Langroise Trio Concert Series continues in November

The 2008 Langroise Trio Concert Series continues in November with works by Martinu/Johnson, Boccherini, Bartok, Kodaly/Johnson, and featuring guest artists Seth Mattison, violin and Kyla Davidson, cello. The Langroise Trio, The C of I’s artists-in-residence, are Geoffrey Trabichoff, violin; David Johnson, viola; and Samuel Smith, cello.

Dates are:

  • Friday, Nov. 7 – Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy in Boise at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
  • Saturday, Nov. 8 – Langroise Recital Hall, The College of Idaho at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Jobs at The C of I

Faculty Openings

  • Assistant Professor of English and Environmental Studies
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology
  • Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Assistant Professor of Music

For complete job descriptions and application instructions go to http://www.collegeofidaho.edu/jobs. EEO


  • The C of I alumni directory is now online and available to anyone with a college email address. Alumni and other users can look for classmates by name, by civic interests, careers, locations, and more as long the person has authorized the release of that information. It also allows alumni to update and modify their own information. To link to the alumni directory, click here. To sign up for an alumni email address, click here.

  • Don’t forget that The C of I is on Facebook – join The College of Idaho Official group, get in touch with classmates and see what current and former students are doing.

  • Idaho license plates with The College of Idaho name and logo are for $35 the first year they are purchased, which is in addition to the annual vehicle registration fee. They are $25 plus annual fees for each subsequent renewal. The College of Idaho receives $25 from the sale of new plates and $15 from each renewal, which goes to its scholarship and academic programs.

    Personalized and sample license plates can be ordered online. Non-personalized plates are available at any county auto licensing office in Idaho.