C of I Newsletter

2009. 10. 08.

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In this newsletter:

Faculty, Student and Staff News

Upcoming Events

In Every Issue

  • Life after The C of I: Where are we now?
    Ben Verschoor
  • Alumni and Friends Events:
    Oct. 9-11 – Soccer Reunion
    Oct. 9 – Atlanta area alumni happy hour
    Oct. 14 – Ada County alumni lunch
    Oct. 17 – Family Day: Pumpkin Picking & Launching at Wissel Farm
    Oct. 20 – Half Century Luncheon
    Oct. 22 – Phoenix area alumni and friends
    Oct. 23 – Moscow Event
    Oct. 24 – Coeur d’Alene Event
    Oct. 28 – GOLDen Happy Hour in Boise
    Oct. 31 –Thunder Mountain Pumpkin Train
    Nov. 8 – San Francisco Bay Area event
  • Jobs at The C of I
  • Reminders

Alumni needed for The C of I’s third Coyote Connections

C of I alumni are encouraged to help the next generation of ‘Yotes have a successful start after college by participating in Coyote Connections on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Coyote Connections provides an important opportunity for juniors to network and learn about the skills they will need when they leave The College of Idaho, whether they are entering grad school or the job market. The day includes workshops and speed networking.

Alumni will share information about their career fields and what students can do now to prepare for grad school or a job .

Your experiences both in college, in grad school and in your career will help our current students be successful. Please plan to participate. To RSVP, click here. For more information, call the Center for Experiential Learning at 459-5508 or 459-5688.

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Residence life reunion: Calling all former RAs!

The Office of Residence Life is hosting a Residence Life staff dinner reunion on Saturday, January 16, following Coyote Connections. All former RAs are invited to come to campus that evening for a campus and residence hall tour, dinner and reception, where they can reconnect with former RA colleagues, share stories and hear what residence life is up to now. Child care will be provided if requested.

“If you are not an RA, but know of one, please pass the word along,” said Jen Nelson, Director of Residence Life. “The College is making every effort to contact former Res Life staff members. We know we’re missing some, however, help us by spreading the word!”

Attendees are asked to RSVP by December 14 to 459-5150.

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Coyote Caller phonathon begins Sunday

The Fall 2009 Coyote Caller Phonathon begins this Sunday, October 11. The Coyote Caller’s mission is to build and strengthen the relationship between The College of Idaho alumni, parents and friends, and seek monetary support for the College.

The Phonathon is a chance for those who are contacted to ask questions about The C of I, offer suggestions, update their contact information, get information about college news and events, and make an annual pledge of support.

For more information, contact Boone Fund coordinator Tara Wensel by email or phone at 459-5016.

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Faculty, Student and Staff News

Skiers featured in season preview

Several members of The College of Idaho ski team are featured in the video accompanying this preview from The Ski Channel of the upcoming USCSA season. The footage was taken from the National Championship in Winter Park, CO this March.

To see more news from The C of I faculty, students and staff, click here.

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Upcoming Campus Events:

The C of I, Caldwell Chamber sponsor Caldwell Candidates Forum Tonight

The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The College of Idaho, is hosting the Caldwell Candidates Forum tonight, Thursday Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Langroise Recital Hall at the College.

The forum will provide Caldwell businesses and community members with an opportunity to hear the candidates for the contested city council and mayoral races.

Professor Jasper LiCalzi will moderate the forum. Each candidate will be given a few minutes to introduce themselves and outline the reasons for their candidacy.

The questions presented to the candidates will focus on issues of importance to the businesses that make up the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce. There will be no questions from the audience.

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The Langroise Trio 2009-2010 series begins Oct. 9-10

The 2009-10 series for the Langroise Trio, The C of I’s artists-in-residence, begins Oct. 9-10.

The program is: “Three Short Pieces for string trio” – Ralph Vaughan-Williams; “Three Fantasias” – Henry Purcell; “Contain for violin and piano” – Sir Lennox Berkeley; “Sonata for viola and piano” – Rebecca Clarke; “Variations for cello and piano” – Sir Donald Tovey; “String Trio” – Sir Lennox Berkeley.

The Langroise Trio is Geoffrey Trabichoff, viola; David Johnson, violin; Samuel Smith, cello. They will joined by guest artists Jill Rowley, violin, and Robyn Wells, piano.

Performances are:

Friday, Oct. 9 – Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy in Boise at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

Saturday, Oct. 10 – Langroise Recital Hall at The C of I at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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Sixth annual Francophone Film Festival is Oct. 11

French students at The C of I are presenting the 6th annual Francophone Film Festival on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. in KAIC 106. The film is “Le Scaphandre et le Papillon” (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), nominated for four Academy Awards in 2008 and winner of numerous awards internationally. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The film is in French with English subtitles.

The movie is based on the best-selling memoir by journalist Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor-in-chief of Elle magazine. Twenty days after suffering a stroke, Bauby awoke mentally aware but physically paralyzed with the exception of one eye. Bauby composed the entire book by blinking his left eyelid.

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Louis Ford & the New Orleans Flairs play Oct. 12

Connect with the jazz heritage of New Orleans when Caldwell Fine Arts presents Louis Ford & the New Orleans Flairs on Monday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium. Tickets are $14-$18 adult and $10-$14 for students at the door, or by calling 459-3405 or online at www.caldwellfinearts.org. C of I students are free.

Louis is a second generation clarinet/saxophone player whose father’s career spanned three decades with legendary entertainers. A graduate of Loyola University, Louis is dedicated to preserving the great jazz of the region.

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Whittenberger Planetarium fall shows

The Whittenberger Planetarium on The College of Idaho campus is recognizing the autumnal equinox and the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing this fall as part of the ongoing International Year of Astronomy series. Shows will be held on Oct. 13 and Nov. 10.

All shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $2 for children ages 5-18 and $4 for adults. Reservations are required as space is limited. Please make them by calling JoAnn Bellon at 459-5211. The planetarium is located in Boone Science Building near Jewett Auditorium.

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Diane Jarvi to play Langroise Oct. 16

Poet and musician Diane Jarvi will be performing on Friday, October 16, at 6:30 p.m. in Langroise Recital Hall. English professor and bluegrass musician Scott Knickerbocker will open the show. More information about Diane Jarvi can be found here.

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

Ben Verschoor (‘09) is directing a community theatre production of Edward Albee's The Zoo Story at the Alpine Playhouse in McCall. The Zoo Story runs from Wednesday, October 14th through Saturday, October 17th, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. The play contains thematic content that may not be appropriate for children.

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

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Alumni & Friends Events

49ers game for alumni and friends, including tailgate with R.C. Owens is Nov. 8

Reserve tickets now for the San Francisco Bay Area alumni event. A special tailgate hosted by San Francisco 49er Hall of Famer R.C. Owens (‘58), followed by game against the Tennessee Titans. Tailgate begins at 10:15 a.m. and costs $60, which includes all-you-can-eat buffet, beer, wine and soda, and meet-and-greet with Owens. The game starts at 1:15 p.m. Game tickets are purchased separately and cost $35-$91. Guests must pre-pay for the tailgate and game tickets by calling the alumni office at 459-5770.

Soccer reunions begin Oct. 9

The women’s and men’s soccer teams at The College of Idaho are now in their 20th and 25th year in existence and have several events planned to commemorate their anniversaries.

Oct. 9 – Women’s game 1 p.m.; Men’s game 3 p.m. Free.; Leku Ona in downtown Boise at 7 p.m. Participants cover their own meal costs. There will be an alumni group picture.

Oct. 10 – Tailgate at Simplot Stadium at 11 a.m. (soda, water, and snacks provided); campus tours at 12:30 p.m. meet on McCain Patio; women’s game at 2 p.m. Free.; Reunion BBQ at 4:30 p.m.– Hamburgers, garden burgers, buns, condiments, chips, two homemade salads, sliced watermelon, brownies and assorted sodas; kids’ meal of hot dogs and macaroni and cheese. $20/adult, $35/couple, $5/children 12 and under.

Oct. 11 – Men’s game at 1 p.m. Free.

Other upcoming alumni events

Oct. 9 – Atlanta area alumni happy hour hosted by Laura Soldati (‘00), Stephanie Burke (‘01) and Education professor Deb Yates, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Ri Ra Pub (rira.com).

Oct. 14 – Ada County alumni lunch with President Marv Henberg at noon at Beside Bardenay.

Oct. 17 – Family Day: Pumpkin Picking & Launching at Wissel Farm (11085 Lake Lowell Ave., Nampa), 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Oct. 20 – Half Century Luncheon with President Marv Henberg, at noon in Simplot Dining Hall.

Oct. 22 – Phoenix area alumni and friends event at the home of Greg Kreizenbeck (‘69) and Dede Kreizenbeck (‘70), 217 E. Glenn Dr., Phoenix, Ariz. Join us for an evening of camaraderie, toasts and celebration, as we introduce President Marv Henberg and his wife Laurie Henberg.

Oct. 23 – Moscow event hosted by Aline Gale (‘04), Nectar (moscownectar.com), in the back room, 7 p.m. Appetizers provided by Aline Gale; Guests are asked to cover the costs of their beverages.

Oct 24 – Coeur d’Alene event at Bardenay, 4:00 p.m. Guests are asked to cover the cost of their food and beverage.

Oct. 28 – GOLDen Happy Hour at the Dutch Goose in Boise (3515 W. State St.), 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 31 – The Thunder Mountain Pumpkin Train for alumni and friends at 1:30 p.m. Ride the train to a pumpkin patch in Banks, pick a pumpkin and ride back. Cost is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $12 for kids 3-12, free for kids under 2. Call 331-1184 for reservations.

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Jobs at The C of I


  • Custodian part-time weekend


  • No openings at this time

For complete job descriptions and application instructions go to http://www.collegeofidaho.edu/jobs.
The College of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Sign up for C of I Alumni Connections

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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