C of I Newsletter

2006. 10. 05.

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CofI Named Among Fittest Colleges

The experts at Men’s Fitness magazine have ranked Albertson College of Idaho among the healthiest colleges in the nation. The second annual survey of more than 12,000 students at 115 colleges and universities will be published in the magazine's October issue, which hits newsstands this week. Men's Fitness placed CofI 15th out of the top 25 schools on its fit list. The top school was Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, while Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, was 25th. The rankings are based on student responses to questions about their diet and exercise habits and about the availability of fast food, nutritionists, and fitness trainers on campus.

Political Pundit Returns to the Small Screen

With the election season just around the corner Albertson College of Idaho’s resident political analyst is about to hit the airwaves. Political Economy Professor Jasper LiCalzi will appear on Newsmakers on KIVI News Channel 6 at 8 a.m. on Sunday, October 8. He will be discussing candidates and issues surrounding the upcoming election.

Being Ecological and Multi-Faith Friendly: Theologian to Present Lectures at CofI and NNU

The twenty-first century presents daunting challenges and exciting opportunities for religious groups. In a pair of lectures on the Albertson College of Idaho and Northwest Nazarene University campuses, theologian Jay McDaniel will address the relevance of ecological concerns for Christians and the dialogue between Christians and those in other religious traditions. CofI hosts McDaniel on Wednesday, October 11, at 7 p.m, in Jewett Auditorium for a lecture entitled And God so Loved the Planet: On Being a Christian and an Environmentalist, too. McDaniel asserts that Christian vocation includes an impulse to see the spirit of God in all creation. ‘The natural outcome of such awareness is stewardship,’ McDaniel said. ‘This entails protecting the earth and other living beings for their sake and for God’s sake.’ McDaniel will deliver his second lecture, Listening to the Wisdom of Other Religions: God’s Love as Deep Listening, at Northwest Nazarene University on Thursday, October 12, at 7 p.m. in the Helstrom Business Center. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

Distinguished Speaker Series Focuses on Africa

In the second event this year, the International Affairs Distinguished Speakers Series welcomes Ambassador Herman J. Cohen (ret.) to present a lecture entitled Africa: Problems and Prospects. The lecture will take place at noon, Wednesday, October 11, in the Hendren Board Room in Sterry Hall. Ambassador Cohen retired in 1993 after serving for 38 years as a diplomat. His positions have included Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research, and Senior Director for Africa at the National Security Council. He is the author of Intervening in Africa: Superpower Peacemaking in a Troubled Continent, which The American Academy of Diplomacy honored with its award for the best writing on diplomacy for the year 2000.

Homecoming is Here!

Homecoming weekend is jam-packed with activity this year. Return to campus October 6-8 to catch the fun. Here are just a few of the events planned:


Men's Coyote Soccer vs. Concordia, 3 p.m.

Lady 'Yote Volleyball vs. Oregon Tech, 7 p.m.

National Alumni Board Awards Dinner, 6 p.m.

High Street Band Concert in the Quad, 8 p.m. $10 admission at the gate (All proceeds benefit the A Taste of the Harvest Scholarship.)


Sixth Annual A Taste of the Harvest, 2-7 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students/seniors, $5 children under 12. (All proceeds benefit a scholarship for first-generation college students from migrant labor families)

Lady 'Yote Soccer vs. Great Falls, 2 p.m.

Lady 'Yote Volleyball vs. Southern Oregon, 7 p.m.


Lady 'Yote Soccer vs. Carroll College, noon

Men's Coyote Soccer vs. Cascade, 3 p.m.

Help Wanted: Albertson College Admission Office

Are you an CofI graduate who would love to share your experiences with prospective high school students? If so, the Admission Office would like to speak with you. The office currently has an open for an Admission Counselor. We’re seeking a self-starter, and a polished public speaker who would enjoy working in a department filled with great people. To apply, send your resume by e-mail or view all open positions online.