C of I Newsletter

2008. 10. 02.

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Celebrate The C of I Homecoming, Athletic Hall of Fame and Taste of the Harvest beginning today through the weekend

The College of Idaho will celebrate Homecoming beginning today (Thursday, Oct. 2). Activities include athletic events, tours of campus, barbecues 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 be held Friday, Oct. 3. The ceremonies will honor the 1953 football team; football, basketball and baseball coach Sam Vokes; and women’s field hockey coach Shirley Kroeger.

Several members of the 1953 football team or their families are expected to attend including: Ed Bonaminio, Pete Douroux, Bill Kundrat, R.C. Owens, Chuck Ruby, Ted Shannon, George Shull, Rano Sullivan, Harlan Geach, John Park, Donna Shannon (Bill), Barbara Rich (Don), Bernie Kahahawai (Joe), Joe Jakubowski (Walt), Jerry Cole (Coach Eddie Cole).

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 Krys Miller (‘75) and Kent Holsinger (‘78) with Distinguished Alumni Awards, Ken and Bev Hopper (‘56) with an Alumni Service Award and Hungerford-Pratt Family Heritage Award, and David Hensley (‘98) with a Young Alumni Award. Tickets are $15.

The campus bookstore will be open late for those looking for The C of I apparel and accessories. The bookstore will be open until 6 p.m. on Thursday and 7 p.m. on Friday, and they will have a booth at Taste of the Harvest on Saturday.

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.
  • Campus tours – 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. 7-8:30 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.
  • Campus tour – Hendren Hall. 3/day. Free.

Saturday, October 4

  • National Alumni Board Committee meetings 9 a.m.
  • Alumni College, including presentations by Krys Miller and Kent Holsinger – Smylie Archives (Sterry) 10 a.m. Free.
  • Campus Tours – Hendren. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 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

  1. 10/3 vs Concordia 7 p.m.
  2. 10/4 vs Corban 7p.m.

Women’s Soccer

  1. 10/3 vs Southern Oregon 2 p.m.
  2. 10/4 vs Oregon Tech 2 p.m.

Men’s Soccer

  1. 10/3 vs N.W. Christian 4 p.m.
  2. 10/4 vs Oregon Tech 4 p.m.

Visiting Fulbright Specialist at The C of I until Oct. 17

Dr. Siti Syamsiyatun, a Visiting Fulbright Specialist from Islamic State University Sunan Kalijaga in Yogyakarta, Indonesia will be teaching and speaking at The C of I over the next three weeks. Her visit is made possible through a grant from the Direct Access to the Muslim World Program, under the auspices of Center of International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) and the U.S. State Department.

Below are classes and events open to the public during Syamsiyatun’s visit:

  • Class: Islamic Civilization class every Monday and Wednesday through Oct. 15, 2:10-3:10 p.m., KAIC 106.

  • Speech: “Keeping God’s trust: Religious people creating a better world for our children,” Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 7-8 p.m., Cathedral of the Rockies in Boise. Co-sponsored by Faith and Life Institute for Theological Education (FLITE).

  • Speech: Boise Committee on Foreign Relations “Mixed images and feelings: America in the eyes of Indonesian Muslims,” Thursday, Oct. 9 from 6-10 p.m., Red Lion Hotel, Boise (By invitation only. Contact Rob Dayley by email or phone at 459-5333
    by Oct. 3).

  • Discussion: First Year Program book discussion “Persepolis,” Monday, Oct. 13 from 7:30-8:30 p.m., Langroise Recital Hall (campus-wide event).

  • Speech: Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Boise State University in the student union. Co-sponsored by BSU College of Arts and Humanities and Muslim Students Association.

  • Speech: The C of I Farewell Address Wednesday, Oct. 15, 7-8 p.m. in Langroise Recital Hall. Co-sponsored by FLITE.

Howlin’ Yotes open with second place and bright future

The C of I speech and debate team, the Howlin’ Yotes, opened their season with a strong second place finish at the College of Southern Idaho Golden Eagle Tournament. Boise State narrowly defeated the Yotes while the Utah State Aggies trailed with a third place finish.

The Howlin’ Yotes were led by junior captain Emilie McDonagh, who took first place in the prose, poetry and drama interpretive reading events. She also tied for fifth place in senior debate with freshman Casey Mattoon.

Also taking fifth place in senior debate were the freshman duo of Luke Floyd and Kris Cruz. Floyd joined with freshman Aaron Mondada to claim second place in duet interpretive reading.

Other students placing in the speech events were Kyle Letterle, Amanda Frickle and Skylar Hall. John Heinemann, Kyleigh Murphy and Nick Schossow. Honorable mention speech awards were earned by Adjoa Anim-Appiah, Ben Losinski and Kris Cruz.

The coaching staff included Howlin’ Yotes director Mack Sermon, assistant coaches Richard Zuercher and Ron Price, and alumni volunteers Jad Mahnken, Kent Gneiting and Jenya Yakimova Sermon.

Coyote Caller Phonathon begins Sunday

The fall 2008 Coyote Caller Phonathon begins Sunday, Oct. 5 and runs through Nov. 25. The purpose of the Phonathon is to strengthen the relationship between The College of Idaho and our alumni, parents and friends, and to request support for the College.

About 20 current C of I students will spend two nights a week making calls to alumni, parents and friends. Those who receive phone calls are encouraged to ask questions about and offer suggestions to the College. They will be asked to update their contact information and make an annual pledge of support.

For more information, contact Courtney Carissimi by email or phone at or (208) 459-5918.

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.

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.

Monthly Museum workday is Saturday

The monthly volunteer workday at the Orma J. Smith Natural History Museum is Saturday, Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Volunteers may come for all or part of the day.

The lunch seminar will be presented by David Blew on the topic of “Hair of the Hare.”

Student research grants available

C of I students are eligible to apply for research grants to assist them with research projects they are doing under the supervision of a C of I faculty member. Interested students should confer with a faculty member who will agree to supervise their project and endorse their research grant proposal. All students who are awarded a grant are expected to participate in the spring 2009 Student Research Conference.

Application forms can be found here. The application deadline is Dec. 1, 2008. Submit all applications in BOTH hard copy and electronic copy form to Jim Angresano. If you have questions, email Angresano or call him at 459-5207.

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

Patrick Anderson (‘03) was featured in the “Center Stage” column in the Oct. 2008 issue of Classical Singer Magazine.

Alan Barber (‘06) is in the PhD program at University of California San Francisco in pharmaceutical science and phamacogenomics, and is the recipient of an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Fellowship. He has approximately three more years until he completes his degree. His research is on regulatory proteases.

Jodane R. Christoffersen (‘90) is now director of process improvement for Blue Cross of Idaho.

Matthew DeLong (‘02) married Carrie Parrish at Ste. Chapelle Winery in September. Matt works for the Department of the Interior in Boise as an aviation contracting officer and Carrie works for the state of Idaho as a performance evaluator.

Michelle Hazen (‘05) and Chris Holcomb (‘07) were married in July in Stanley. Michelle just started a masters program in counseling with a focus in equine-assisted psychotherapy (therapy for humans using horses) at Prescott College in Arizona. This is the first equine-assisted psychotherapy masters program to be developed in the United States.

Ravic Huso (‘73) is the U.S. Ambassador to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (also known as Laos). He was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate in 2007. He began his assignment in July 2007.

Holly Stubbs (‘05) is teaching geography to 5th graders in Kuwait.

The C of I in the News

A story about The C of I’s “Eat Local Challenge,” where Bon Appetit chefs prepare a selection of entrees and side dishes made with all locally grown and produced ingredients, was in the Idaho Press-Tribune on Monday. Executive director Matt Caldwell was quoted.

Business Professor Mike Erickson wrote a column for Sunday’s Idaho Statesman about the country’s financial crisis and the bailout proposals moving through Congress.

Upcoming Events

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.