C of I Newsletter

2006. 10. 28.

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Enrollment Rises for 2006-2007

Boosted by a leap in student retention and a solid freshman class, Albertson College of Idaho opened its 115th year of classes with 822 students and the most academically competitive freshman class in the state. Enrollment is at its third highest level in the last 35 years. Favorable retention rates- the rate at which students return to the college- helped the college maintain a strong enrollment. The retention rate of last year's freshmen returning for their sophomore year was 83 percent, significantly higher than the previous year’s 76 percent. 'There are several factors that have led to a higher retention rate,' Albertson College of Idaho President Bob Hoover said. 'First, we are recruiting an academically better prepared student who is ready for the college’s rigorous academic program, but also we are investing significant resources into programs that provide students with the support they need to succeed and thrive at ACI.' The freshman to sophomore retention rate has increased from 68% to 83% over the past six years.

FLITE Panel Explores Creation, Evolution, and Points In-Between

America is divided when it comes to thinking about the origin and development of planet earth and its life forms. The majority of scientists believe that evolution plays a central role in any adequate explanation. Public opinion polls show, however, that the general public believes that the traditional idea of God creating everything is a better explanation than evolution. And a growing number of people think that the best explanations have a role both for a creative God and for evolution. 'Science and religion both have striking limitations,' CofI Professor of Philosophy and Religion Denny Clark said. 'But each tends to recognize the limitations of the other far more clearly than they recognize their own.' Professors from Albertson College of Idaho and Northwest Nazarene University will discuss these issues in a free public forum November 7. The panel discussion will take place on the campus of Albertson College, Jewett Auditorium, at 7pm.

Lady Yotes Secure Conference Title

The Albertson College volleyball team secured its first-ever Cascade Conference regular-season championship tonight, knocking off Eastern Oregon 30-19, 30-22, 24-30, 30-16 at Quinn Coliseum in La Grande. With the win, the No. 9 Coyotes (24-2, 16-0 CCC) earned the right to host the Cascade Conference postseason tournament, Nov. 10-11, and the NAIA Region I tournament, Nov. 16-18, for the first time ever. Katie Hogue led the CofI attack, recording 15 kills, five blocks, and four aces. The Yotes did see their consecutive games streak end at 41 with the Mountaineers (7-14, 7-9) Game 3 win, however, equaled a school record with their 11th-straight win and their 36th-straight win against a non-ranked opponent. Fans have a chance to watch the Yotes in action when they close out their regular-season home schedule on Wednesday at 7 p.m., hosting Lewis-Clark State.

Coyote Soccer Secures Share of CCC Title

The Albertson College men's soccer team scored five unanswered goals Friday, stopping Cascade College, 5-1 - clinching at least a share of the 2006 Cascade Conference title. The Coyotes (11-5-1, 9-2 CCC) can win the championship outright tomorrow when they battle second-place Concordia at 2 p.m. A tie or victory would secure CofI its first title since 2001.

Upcoming Events:

Kathryn Albertson Scholar Days, November 10 and 11. The event gives students the opportunity to compete for 30 $10,000 scholarships. Students should register online by November 5th.

Langroise Trio Concerts, Friday, November 3, 7:30 p.m., Langroise Recital Hall and Sunday, November 5, 2:00 p.m., Esther Simplot Academy in Boise.