C of I Newsletter

2006. 03. 30.

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Science Students Excel

Albertson College students shine at the Idaho Academy of Science meeting at the University of Idaho March 22-25, 2006. Twenty-one students presented their research on a wide-range of topics from feeding success of parrotfish in an Australian coral reef community to photometric observations of RR-Lyrae stars. Drs. Jim Dull (physics), Scott Truksa (chemistry), Chris Walser (biology), and Sara Heggland (biology) served as faculty mentors on the student research projects and also attended the conference. A special congratulation goes to Travis Guy who earned first place for his poster presentation on 'Competitive foraging interactions between tow invasive intertidal crab species: Hemigrpasus sanguineus and Carcinus maenas' and Shalimar Frost who earned first place for her oral presentation on 'The use of piscine cell lines in environmental toxicology: A study of cadmium-induced apoptosis in RTgill-W1 and RTL-1 cells.'

Coyotes Break Top 20

An outstanding start to the 2006 season has finally paid dividends for the Albertson College baseball team, as the Coyotes moved into the NAIA Top-25 poll as the No. 20 ranked team in the nation. It is the first national ranking for the 'Yotes (20-6) since April 3, 2003, a three-year span, when CofI was ranked No. 25. Albertson has won ten games in a row - coming off weekend sweeps of Corban College and Oregon Tech at Simplot Stadium. The Coyotes also received good news as Nate Freese and Jason Roach were named Cascade Conference and NAIA Region I player and pitcher of the week. Freese hit .556 in the Coyotes four games, including a 4-for-4 game in which he hit for the cycle against OIT, knocking in six runs. Roach fanned nine OIT batters on Sunday in an 8-1 victory, allowing six hits in six innings of work.

English Professor Gets Top Billing

Diane Raptosh has received top billing on the poetry website Verse News. The site features poems on current events and topical issues and is continuously updated, like a newspaper. The poem is entitled 'Human with a Feline Head.' To read Raptosh's work, visit Verse News.

Professor Invited to Give Lecture

Dr. Ellen Batt, Associate Professor of Modern Foreign Languages, has been invited to present a paper at the national conference of the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in Nashville, Tennessee next November. Her presentation will focus on effecting linguistic development through target language immersion and German cultural studies curriculum and materials that are designed specifically to accommodate multiple levels of language proficiency.

Calls begin for annual Phone-a-thon

The telephones are ringing for the Albertson College of Idaho phone-a-thon. The annual event helps raise funds for the Boone Fund, the college's source of annual, unrestricted donations. Alumni, past donors and friends of the college are being solicited to help in the effort. The phone-a-thon also gives the college a chance to collect new e-mail addresses and get an update on the happenings of Coyotes in the community. Thank you in advance for your support!