C of I Newsletter

2009. 09. 03.

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In this newsletter:

Faculty News

Student News

Upcoming Events

In Every Issue

  • Life after The C of I: Where are we now?
    Caitlin Copple, Sara High, Chris Hoene, Meredith Howlett/ Chris Dennis, Lynsay (Lampman) Ludwig/ Kyle Ludwig, Kristyn (Axtman) Schelhaas/Greg Schelhaas, Matt Weaver, Kristen (Clark) Wilkinson
  • Alumni Events:
    Sept. 9 – Ada County Luncheon
    Sept. 11 – Lawyers, judges, politicians and law enforcement social hour and mixer
    Sept. 12 – Volunteer Corps Boise River Sweep
    Sept. 16 – NYC area alumni and friends event
    Sept. 17 – Washington, DC area alumni and friends event
    Sept. 20 – The Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “A Tuna Christmas”
    Sept. 24-27 – Homecoming 2009 and history majors reunion
    Nov. 8 – San Francisco Bay Area alumni event
  • Reminders

Homecoming and history majors reunion begins Sept. 24

The College of Idaho is hosting several events for Homecoming, including a history majors reunion, on Sept. 24-27.

“This is wonderful opportunity for alumni, friends and family members to visit our beautiful campus and relive their wonderful memories here,” said college relations coordinator Courtney Carissimi (‘07).

Please RSVP for Homecoming and the reunion by clicking here. Below is a list of events. For a more detailed list, click here.

Events include:

  • Dinner with Professor Franklin Specht – Once a year isn’t often enough for dinner with Professor Franklin Specht. Don’t miss this Homecoming barbecue on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at Bitner Vineyards. Cost is $15. Click here to register.

  • History Brunch – Your history professors are looking forward to seeing you again – don’t miss this opportunity to catch up with them as well as your fellow history classmates on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 9 a.m. in Simplot Dining Hall. Cost is $10. Click here to register.

  • Alumni Awards Dinner – Join us in celebrating our Distinguished Alumni Award recipients for 2009 – Janie Burns (‘77), Jeff Shinn (‘73), David Muller (‘99) and the Pippitt family will be honored on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. in Simplot Dining Hall. Cost is $20 and RSVPs are needed by Sept. 14.

Other events and activities include the Coyote Open Golf Tournament, Taste of the Harvest (annual Idaho wine and food festival), and the Hayman Hall rededication ceremony.

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Helen Turner Lowell to receive Esto Perpetua award

The Idaho State Historical Society will honor eight recipients with the prestigious “Esto Perpetua” award, including Helen Turner Lowell (‘26). Named for the state motto, which translates to “let it be perpetual,” the Esto Perpetua Award tradition began in 1999 to honor individuals and groups for professional accomplishments, public service, volunteerism, and philanthropy related to preservation of Idaho’s heritage.

Idaho First Lady Lori Otter will present the 2009 Esto Perpetua Awards. Other winners are:

  • Jack and Barb Coyner, Princeton
  • Friends of the Historical Museum, Inc.
  • Honorable Byron J. Johnson, Idaho City
  • Idaho Governor’s Lewis and Clark Trail Committee
  • Ernie Lombard, Eagle
  • City of Nampa and Nampa Historic Preservation Committee
  • Dr. Robert Sims, Boise

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Terteling Library receives grant from Nippon Foundation

The College of Idaho Terteling Library received a grant from the Nippon Foundation. The foundation has agreed to donate “100 Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan” to the library. The grant application was written by librarian Christine Schutz and the Asian studies faculty at The C of I.

The books were selected by the Nippon Foundation by ten experts with extensive knowledge of Japan and are intended to serve as useful guides for those who want to understand present-day Japan. Only 300 libraries, colleges, universities and institutions will receive the books.

The Nippon Foundation was established in 1962 as a non-profit philanthropic organization and is active in Japan and abroad. Its efforts to bolster the domestic development of Japan have focused largely on the maritime and shipping fields. In recent years, its activities focused on education, social welfare and public health, both in Japan and in more than 100 countries to date.

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Lisa Setterfield (‘84) died Aug. 21

Lisa Jill Setterfield, cherished daughter, sister, cousin, friend and adventurer, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 21 in San Francisco, Calif.

Lisa was born on April 18, 1962 in Mountain View, Calif., lived in Portola Valley, Calif., and then in Munich, Germany, where she attended international and American schools, learned to ski in the Alps and traveled throughout Europe. Lisa moved with her parents to Carson City, Nev., where she continued to ski in the Sierras, hike and play tennis. In 1984, Lisa graduated magna cum laude in business administration and history from The College of Idaho.

“Lisa was an extraordinary alumna,” said Michael Vandervelden, vice president of advancement. “She epitomized The College of Idaho in her adventurous spirit and her concern for human beings throughout the world. She was always proud of her alma mater and attributed a large part of her success to it.”

In 1986, she became a CPA in Washington and in 1991 Lisa earned an MBA in finance from Columbia University in New York. Since 1994, Lisa lived in San Francisco, working in commercial investment real estate including investor relations, acquisitions and as an independent consultant. In her beloved city of San Francisco, Lisa was a long-time practitioner of Iyengar Yoga and devoted to the San Francisco yoga community.

Lisa’s adventurous spirit took her on many amazing and extensive trips. With compassion and concern for our earth and its peoples, Lisa became involved with many organizations and causes, including Central Asia Institute, Rainforest-To-Reef, Conservation Patagonia, Room-To-Read, Mountain Film and more.

Lisa is survived by her parents, Marian and Robert Setterfield of Carson City; her three sisters Karen Setterfield (David Muckenhirn) of Aspen Colo., Dulce Setterfield of Port Hueneme, Calif., and Robin Souza (Stephen) of Davis, Calif.; her brother Scott Setterfield of Carson City; cousins Janet Hunter (Steve) of Seattle, Wash., Robert Casey of Portland, Ore., aunts and many cousins in Southern California and a wide array of very dear friends mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area. With her active mind, gentle spirit and kind heart, Lisa will be greatly missed with treasured memories.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in her name to one of Lisa’s favorite causes.

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Paul H. Stoner (‘37) died Aug. 12

Paul Hiram Stoner, of Vancouver, Wash., died Aug. 12, 2009. His funeral was Aug. 15.

Paul was born to William and Augusta Kinney Stoner in Canyon County. He graduated from The College of Idaho and continued his education at Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland. He was a medical technologist at St. Elizabeth Health Services in Baker City for many years.

Paul married Mary Bartshe in 1940 and they were married for 38 years before Mary’s death. Paul later married Elaine Haugen and that marriage lasted for 30 years until Paul’s death.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Stoner of Vancouver, Wash.; children and their spouses, John and Ruth Stoner of Canon City, Colo., Mary and Lance Wald of Tucson, Ariz., Karl and Alice Stoner of Eugene and Beth Hedrick of Springfield; stepchildren, Cynthia Haugen of Vancouver, Wash., and Dale Haugen and his wife, Michele, of Seattle, Wash.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to The College of Idaho or a charity of one’s choice.

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Faculty News

Rember lecture is Sept. 21

John Rember, The C of I writer-at-large, will give a lecture titled “The Writer As Material Witness: Seeing and Surviving the Violence of the Mundane,” on Monday, Sept. 21 in KAIC 106 at 7 p.m.

Rember will discuss writing and will talk about the damage that everyday life does to artists and writers, and how to look honestly at a world that has been born of violence.

“That said, the talk has its moments of humor and joy,” Rember says.

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Minor league season winding down for Safford, LiCalzi

The C of I sports information director Mike Safford and political economy professor Jasper LiCalzi have been hosting “Business, Baseball, and Politics,” a pregame show for the Boise Hawks, twice each week during the summer. Their final show is Friday, Sept. 4 at about 6:20 p.m. on 1350 KTIK-AM or online at www.boisehawks.com (click on the Live Audio link under multimedia).

Safford is completing his fifth season as the Voice of the Boise Hawks, the Chicago Cubs Northwest League affiliate.

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Student News

Thrasher wins first place in science fiction contest

Senior Daniel Thrasher won first place in a science fiction contest sponsored by Accentuate Services and the Accentuate Writers Forum. Thrasher, a double major in creative writing and history won $100 for “Brain Restoration,” which is about a scientist who is commissioned to do Alzheimer’s research, and ends up discovering how to convert an individual’s personality into 1s and 0s, which can then be stored on a computer, manipulated, and returned to their head in a modified form.

The major plot point is that geniuses who have benefitted mankind, like Einstein and Hawking, can have their minds preserved on a supercomputer and later transferred to another smart person for the purposes of continuing their research.

“I've been writing fiction since I was a little kid, so it was an exciting and gratifying moment for me,” Thrasher said. “I’m grateful to Accentuate for the amazing opportunity.”

The Accentuate Writers Forum started in 2008 and hosts a monthly short story anthology contest with cash, merchandise prizes and a publishing contract with royalties for all winning entries.

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Beebe wins $10,000 scholarship

Junior Tiffany Beebe won a $10,000 scholarship award from ScholarshipPoints.com, an Edvisors online education company. The ScholarshipPoints membership program is free. As part of this program, students earn points each month by participating in surveys and other online activities. Accrued points can be exchanged for entries into a scholarship drawing. The program is open to graduating high school students and current college students. For more information, go to ScholarshipPoints.com.

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Hafez participates in drum and bugle corps

Sophomore Krista Hafez spent two months in Casper, Wyo., training with the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps in preparation for competition and performances across the country. The Troopers were recognized as the 12th ranked drum and bugle corps in the nation at the final competition of Drum Corps International in Indianapolis. She wrote about her experience in the Aug. 20 issue of the Western Canyon Chronicle.

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Upcoming Events:

D TOUR film and discussion presented by ITVS, The C of I and IPTV

Sept. 16 – Independent Television Service (ITVS), The College of Idaho and Idaho Public Television present the movie D TOUR by Jim Granato from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in KAIC 106. The screening is free and open to the public.

D TOUR is about Pat Spurgeon, who has big dreams to make it as an indie rock musician. Just as his career is about to take off, his only kidney begins to fail. Follow Pat on his emotional search for a living organ donor. Following the 60-minute film, a speaker will discuss organ donations, special considerations and involve the audience in a discussion of issues raised in the film. The film has been abridged from 90 minutes for this special event. The full 90-minute version can be seen on Idaho Public Television in November.

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Caldwell Fine Arts presents Idaho Showcase

Thursday, Sept. 17 –Caldwell Fine Arts presents Idaho Showcase, the opening event for its 48th season at 7:30 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium. The Langroise Trio, the College’s artists-in-residence, and tenor Corey McKnight, formerly with Chanticleer, perform music by Idaho composer Jim Cockey. Soprano Mari Jo Tynon, pianists Lisa Derry, Paul Moulton, Robyn Wells, and organist Sean Rogers, faculty members of The College of Idaho, provide a variety of music and instruments.

Tickets are $10-12 for adults; $6-8 for students at the door. To order, call 459-3405 or go to www.caldwellfinearts.org. Students from the The C of I are free and can get tickets from the McCain information desk or online.

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

Keep in touch with The C of I by sharing your news with the Alumni Office.

Caitlin Copple (‘04) was appointed vice president of NCBI Missoula’s Board of Directors in July. NCBI Missoula is a chapter of an international nonprofit organization dedicated to developing leaders who will end mistreatment and build just and inclusive communities. Copple is the marketing and communications coordinator for YWCA Missoula. In September, she will teach a “Marketing on a Budget” course for the Missoula Businesswomen’s Network.

Sara High (’01) was recently promoted to export sales and international marketing director for Workman Publishing Co., in New York City. She is responsible for worldwide sales of all books published by Workman, Artisan, and Algonquin, and also sells translation rights for the books to foreign publishers.

Chris Hoene (‘93) appeared on ABC’s WorldNews national evening news program recently and was interviewed by CNN following the release of a study he co-authored for the National League of Cities. To read the CNN story, click here.

Meredith Howlett (‘07) and Chris Dennis (‘06) were married Aug. 29 in Post Falls.

Lynsay (Lampman) Ludwig (‘00) and Kyle Ludwig welcomed their first child, Gavin Ross Ludwig on Aug. 13, 2009 in Nampa. He weighed 9 lbs., 1 oz. and was 21 inches long.

Kristyn (Axtman) Schelhaas (’00) is a doctor at the Saltzer Medical group in Nampa after spending the last seven years in Iowa. Her husband is former Yote baseball player Greg Schelhaas (’99), who kept his job with Principal Financial Group and is working from their home in Nampa.

Matt Weaver (‘08) was recently featured in the North Idaho Business Journal as a “Top 20 Under 40” business professional. The award, given out once a year, recognizes business professionals for their contributions to the community and for their success in business. A profile of Weaver, who was the youngest recipient of the award, was also included in the journal article.

Kristen (Clark) Wilkinson (‘05) graduated from the University of Virginia with her masters in business administration in May. She married Jason Wilkinson of Boise on July 11 at the Shore Lodge in McCall. She and her husband have recently moved to Bentonville, Ark. where Kristen has taken a position as a senior project manager with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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Alumni & Friends Events

For more information about the events listed below, call the Alumni Office (208) 459-5770 or email. The C of I Alumni calendar is also available online.

Sept. 9 – Ada County Luncheon, Bardenay in Boise, noon. Attendees cover their own meals. Guest speakers: Brian Smith (‘94) and Niki Taylor, Yote soccer coaches.

Sept. 11 – Lawyers, judges, politicians and law enforcement social hour and mixer at 4:30 p.m. at The C of I McCain Center Pub (formerly Kirkpatrick Gym).

Sept. 12 – Volunteer Corps Boise River Sweep at 9:30 a.m. Meet at the Red Lion Hotel on Main Street in Boise.

Sept. 16 – NYC area alumni and friends event at Bistrouge in the East Village from 7-9 p.m., to introduce the 12th president of The College of Idaho, Dr. Marvin Henberg and his wife Laurie Henberg.

Sept. 17 – Washington, DC area alumni and friends event at the home of David Miller (‘64), 2034 16th St NW, Washington, DC, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., to introduce the 12th president of The College of Idaho, Dr. Marvin Henberg and his wife Laurie Henberg. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided by the Alumni Office.

Sept. 20 – The Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “A Tuna Christmas,” starring theatre department professor Joe Golden at 7 p.m. Discounted tickets are $23 plus tax. To reserve seats, or switch your season tickets to this date, call the box office at 336-9221 and tell them you're with The C of I. For more information, contact Deb Yates or Courtney Carissimi.

Sept. 24-27 – Homecoming 2009, which includes a history majors reunion. For more information and to register, click here.

Nov. 8 – San Francisco Bay Area alumni event. Special tailgate hosted by San Francisco 49er Hall of Famer R.C. Owens, followed by game against the Tennessee Titans. More info to come.

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The College of Idaho Alumni Association introduces C of I Alumni Connections, a Facebook application. Alumni Connections allows you to:

  • Update your alumni profile info when you move, get a new job, get married, etc.
  • Search for classmates
  • View and post class notes

Alumni must have a College of Idaho Alumni Association Online Community account to participate. To get an account, click here. Facebook accounts can be linked to The College of Idaho Alumni Association Online Community account by clicking here.

Alumni merchandise available from C of I online bookstore

Alumni merchandise including sweatshirts, license plate frames and school spirit house flags can now be ordered online. Alumni receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases made at the store, online or over the phone. To receive the discount when ordering online or by phone, please contact the bookstore at 459-5407. The license plate frames and house flags pictured must be ordered directly from the bookstore by phone or email.

C of I license plates available

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.

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