C of I Newsletter

2008. 11. 13.

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Presidential candidate Thomas Keefe on campus today and Friday; Marvin Henberg arrives Tuesday

Thomas W. Keefe, vice president for university advancement at Saint Louis University (St. Louis, Mo.), and his wife Suzie Keefe will be on campus Nov. 13-14, followed by Marvin Henberg, department chair and professor of philosophy at Linfield College (McMinnville, Ore.), and his wife Laurie Henberg on Nov. 19-20.

Kent Trachte, dean of the college at Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, Penn.), and his wife Sharon were on campus Nov. 6-7.

There will be several opportunities for The C of I community to meet the Keefes and Henbergs:

Nov. 13 (Keefe)

  • All-faculty presentation and Q&A, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m., Langroise Theater
  • Open forum (open to the public) moderated by John Klockentager, 4-5 p.m., Langroise Theater
  • Open reception, 5-6 p.m., Langroise Foyer

Nov. 14 (Keefe)

  • All-staff presentation and Q&A, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Langroise Theater

Nov. 19 (Henberg)

  • All-faculty presentation and Q&A, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m., Langroise Theater
  • Open forum (open to the public) moderated by Sen. John McGee, 4-5 p.m., Langroise Theater
  • Open reception, 5-6 p.m., Langroise Foyer

Nov. 20 (Henberg)

  • All-staff presentation and Q&A, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Langroise Theater

The C of I community can provide input about the candidates using the form on the homepage. The form will be available through Sunday, Nov. 23.

For more information, contact communications director Jennifer Oxley by email or phone at 459-5811.

NNU wins 76-71 over C of I in United Heritage Tip-Off

Photo by Mike Vogt/Idaho Press Tribune
Northwest Nazarene University’s Joel Ryman hit a three-pointer with just over three minutes remaining, as NNU closed the game on a 9-2 run defeating The College of Idaho 76-71 in the 7th Annual United Heritage Tip-Off exhibition game before 4,278 fans at the Idaho Center.

The win for NNU ended a three-game losing streak in the series – the oldest basketball rivalry in the state, dating back to 1933.

The Coyotes battled back from a 64-58 deficit late in the second half, as Jordan Stokes scored nine-straight points, giving The C of I a 69-67 lead. However, Ryman hit his trey, then after both teams squandered possessions, Louie Beech hit a triple with less than a minute to go to stretch the margin to four, with the Crusaders sealing the game with free throws.

Unlike the last three meetings in which the Yotes trailed by at least 17 points, neither team had a lead of more than six.

Stokes led the way with 21 points, eight rebounds, and three steals, while Craig McGee scored 19 points. NNU got 14 points from Beech, Kendall Gielow adding 13 points and six rebounds and Brian Barkdoll scoring 12.

The Coyotes return to action on Friday afternoon, meeting Westmont College in the Las Vegas Classic at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, Nev.

Winter Sports Club presents ski and snowboard movie

The C of I’s Winter Sports Club will be premiering “Under the Influence,” a new film by Teton Gravity Research, on Saturday, Nov. 15 and Sunday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Langroise Theatre.

The film follows well-known skiers and snowboarders across the globe and shows extreme backcountry and park riding in locations including Switzerland, Utah, Romania and Jackson Hole.

The movie is open to the public. Cost is $8, and the proceeds will help The C of I snowboard and freestyle ski teams pay for competitions and regional and national trips.

Music Hall of Fame honors Professors Beale, Smith, Davidson and Cerveny on Nov. 16

The College of Idaho will induct F. F. Beale, J. J. Smith, Walter Cerveny and Fern Nolte Davidson to the Music Hall of Fame on Nov. 16 with a ceremony and performance followed by a memorial for Davidson.

These four distinguished musicians and music teachers helped dignify the College’s music program and illuminated the Boise Valley’s musical scene for many years.

Photographs and plaques will be dedicated at 2:30 p.m. in the Langroise Hall foyer. At 3 p.m., there will be music and spoken tributes in Jewett Auditorium, followed by the memorial to Davidson.

All events are free and open to the public. The Music Hall of Fame currently honors Richard Skyrm and James Gabbard.

Final week for “Lapis Blue, Blood Red”

The final shows of The C of I Theatre Department’s “Lapis Blue, Blood Red” are Nov. 12-15 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Langroise Studio Theatre.

“Lapis Blue, Blood Red,” is based on the tumultuous life of Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi and dramatizes an extraordinary woman’s struggle to define herself in the face of overwhelming personal and social odds. The play samples from Gentileschi’s letters and the official text of the trial of the man accused of raping her and stealing one of her paintings, unveiling the passion and complexity of a true 17th century story.

The cast includes Amanda Richey, Amber Steele, Jessica Austin, Hannah Buckendorf, Mauricio Both, Tom Newby, Chris Ullery, Andrew Lloyd, and Allison Rabe. Stage management is by Nena Curley, Steven Slupe, and Miranda Drake.

“Lapis Blue, Blood Red” is directed by associate professor Mike Hartwell. Set design is by Deborah Penrod, costume design by Rachel Reisenauer, painting reproductions by Angi Bluemonte.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for non-C of I students and seniors. C of I students faculty and staff are free. Call 459-5426 to order tickets or purchase them at the door.

For more information, call 459-5836.

C of I Sinfonia concert is Monday

Caldwell Fine Arts presents The College of Idaho Sinfonia concert on Monday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium.

The concert features two soloists from north Idaho, Rhonda Bradetich, flute, and Leslie Stratton Norris, harp, in the Mozart Harp & Flute Concert. The guest artists will present other selections in the second half of the program.

Tickets are free for C of I students and are $9-$12 for adults and $5-$9 for all other students. Tickets are available at the door.

The C of I receives grant to assist upperclassman with college costs

The College of Idaho was recently awarded a $20,000 grant to provide financial support to C of I juniors and seniors who are having difficulty paying for their education and may drop out.

The grant is from Student Loan Fund of the Idaho Education Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation and is for the 2008-2009 academic year.

To be eligible for the program, juniors and seniors must be encountering a change in their financial status (loss of employment, death in family, major medical expenses) or be facing a heavy debt load of student loans.

The program will provide grant assistance to qualified recipients and does not have to be paid back. The Student Loan Fund Program will be managed through the College’s financial aid office. Students must complete a Special Conditions Application, which is available in the financial aid office, to determine eligibility. The program runs from now until June 30, 2009, but students should notify Juanitta Pearson in the financial aid office as soon as possible if they intend to apply.

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

Allison Blackman (‘06) and Leon Samuels (‘07), who are at the University of Idaho College of Law, won first place in the school’s annual Representation in Mediation Competition, and will represent the UI at the regional competition taking place at the University of Oregon in early March. The competition is held by the Law Students for Alternative Dispute Resolution (LSADR) organization, which emphasizes the importance of lawyers representing clients in a mediation setting outside of litigation.

Greg Boos (‘73) an attorney in Bellingham, Wash., was approved for practice before International Criminal Court, which is seated in The Hague, Netherlands. To date, only 236 lawyers worldwide have been approved for practice before the ICC, which prosecutes individuals for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. To be approved for practice before the ICC, Boos was required to demonstrate proficiency in international and criminal law through a minimum of 10 years applicable experience. Boos is a partner at Chang & Boos, an immigration law firm with offices in Bellingham and Toronto.

Jeffrey Gabica (‘79) is on the advisory board for MemoriesofaSoldier.com, which launched this week. MemoriesofaSoldier.com is an online resource that allows site members to honor United States military men and women. The site allows for military members, veterans and supporters alike to sign up for free accounts and to create “memory” tributes in honor of their friends and family members who are either currently serving, veterans or fallen soldiers. Memoriesofasoldier.com was founded by Jonathan Engevik, Gabica’s partner, and his sister Jennifer Engevik.

Vince Sanchez (‘08) has been the 21st Century After-School Director for the Caldwell School District since August. He is profiled in this month’s school district newsletter.

Alumni needed for 2nd Annual Coyote Connections

For the second year, the College’s Center for Experiential Learning presents Coyote Connections, a fun-filled day of workshops, panel discussions, networking and humorous skits on Saturday, Jan. 10.

C of I alumni are encouraged to help the next generation of ‘Yotes succeed after college by participating. Last year’s Coyote Connections connected 67 alumni and 94 students.

This year, alumni can participate in speed networking, workshops and other opportunities that help build meaningful ties for current students to better prepare them for graduate school or employment. The day will also include an opportunity for alumni to connect with each other in a separate social setting.

The success of this event depends on participation by our alumni. For more information on how you can contribute to current student success, call CEL at 459-5508 or 459-5688. To RSVP, click here.

Upcoming Alumni Events

For more information about any of these events, call The College of Idaho Alumni Office (208) 459-5770 or email.

  • Nov. 14Las Vegas Classic Basketball Tournament post-game reception at the Orleans Hotel at 6 p.m. The ‘Yotes men’s basketball team plays Friday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 15 at noon. The basketball players and coaches will be in attendance to celebrate with guests. Cost is $15 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar. To RSVP, call The College of Idaho Alumni Office at (208) 459-5770 or email.

  • Nov. 17John Rember, writer-at-large for The C of I will read from his most recent publication, “Dead Birds Don’t Make Good Pets” during the Visiting Writer Series at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., in the Green Room of the Performing Arts Building at 1:30 p.m.

  • Nov. 18 – Half Century Society (anyone who graduated from the College in 1959 or earlier) monthly lunch at Simplot Dining Hall

  • Nov. 19 – Washington D.C. reception at 6:30 p.m. at alumnus David Miller’s home with guest Kerry Hunter

  • Nov. 20 – Buhl/Magic Valley reception at 6:30 p.m. at the Buhl Arts Center, featuring President Bob Hoover and the Langroise Trio

  • Nov. 21 – Wood River reception at 6:30 p.m. at Green Antelope Gallery in Bellevue, featuring President Bob Hoover and the Langroise Trio

  • Dec. 10 – Ada County luncheon at Bardenay in Boise at noon. Guest speaker President Bob Hoover, with a State of the College address.

Staff News

Jan Summers Duffy reports on Lydle Gulch research

Orma J. Smith Museum archaeologist Jan Summers Duffy presented information on Lydle Gulch, one of Idaho’s important prehistoric archaeological sites, at the October Museum Workday. After the museum presentation, an article appeared in the Idaho Archaeological Society journal newsletter “Artifacts.”

Lydle Gulch’s importance is the fact that it is one of few open excavated sites with preserved material in Southwest Idaho. This prehistoric fishing/hunting campsite is a small remnant of an alluvial terrace formed from melting glacial waters that was part of the Idaho Batholith over 90 million years ago.

Besides a campsite environment, stratification showed the area was once inhabited by grizzlies, black bears, mule deer, antelope, elk, bighorn sheep and other animals found in the strata.

Jan has been researching the area for four years and monitors the site and surrounding area for the Army Corps of Engineers. Anyone wishing to discuss this or any other archaeological matters is encouraged to contact her by emailor attend the museum’s monthly workdays on the first Saturday of each month. The next workday is scheduled for Dec. 6.

The C of I in the News

The main sports photo and story in the Nov. 12 edition of the Idaho Press-Tribune were The C of I and NNU rivalry game. The photo shows NNU player Brian Barkdoll trying to block The C of I’s Craig McGee.

The Idaho Press-Tribune interviewed political economy professor Jasper LiCalzi about Walt Minnick’s victory over Bill Sali in its Nov. 6 edition.

KTVB Ch. 2 did a story about the men’s soccer team winning 13 straight games on Nov. 7.

Upcoming Campus Events

Poet John Witte will be on campus for reading Nov. 20

Poet John Witte will visit campus and read from his new book, “Second Nature” on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in Langroise Recital Hall. Witte is coming to campus at the invitation of Scott Knickerbocker, visiting assistant professor of English and environmental studies.

Witte’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Paris Review, American Poetry Review and The Norton Introduction to Literature among numerous anthologies. He is the recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Witte lives with his family in Eugene, Ore., where he teaches at the University of Oregon and edits Northwest Review. “Second Nature” is his third collection of poems.

Witte’s books will be available for purchase in The C of I bookstore and in Langroise before and after the reading.

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
  • Macroeconomics Adjunct

Staff Openings

  • Maintenance II

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


  • Quest, The C of I’s semi-annual alumni magazine is now available online or by mail. To order a copy, send an email to Jennifer Oxley.

    Cover stories include President Bob Hoover announcing his retirement, Leslee Hoover reflecting on her time at the College, and articles about the passing of longtime trustees and supporters Dr. Gerald M. Baur, J.R. Simplot and Warren McCain. Alan Minskoff, who teaches journalism and writing at the College, wrote about the revitalization of downtown Caldwell.
    • In Minskoff’s article it should be clarified that Esther Oppenheimer is the wife of trustee Skip Oppenheimer, and mother of Josh Oppenheimer. That is unclear due to a copyediting error.

  • The Rosenthal Gallery in Blatchley Hall on The C of I campus is showing “Seven from The C of I,” with works from Anna Marie Boles, Jan Boles, Garth Claassen, Stephen Fisher, Steve Grant, Dori Johnson and Lynn Webster. The exhibition runs until Friday, Dec. 12. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. , Mondays-Fridays or by appointment. For more information or for an appointment, call Claassen at (208) 459-5321 or email him.

  • The C of I has extensively redesigned its webpage to make it more attractive and user friendly. New features include more profiles of students, faculty and staff, more intuitive navigation, and a more consistent look between pages.

  • 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. 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.

  • The fall 2008 Coyote Caller Phonathon runs through Nov. 25. 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.

  • 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 sold 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.