C of I Newsletter

2009. 10. 15.

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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?
    Dana Landon, Bobby Porter, Ben Verschoor
  • Alumni and Friends Events:
    Oct. 17 – Family Day: Pumpkin Picking & Launching at Wissel Farm
    Oct. 17 – Softball reunion / alumni game
    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
    Nov. 10 – SAVE THE DATE: The C of I v. NNU men’s basketball
  • Jobs at The C of I
  • Reminders

Debaters finish 2nd at Lewis & Clark

The College of Idaho Speech and Debate Team defeated 30 schools from across the country to finish in 2nd Place at the Lewis and Clark College Speech and Debate Tournament in Portland last weekend.

The Yotes trailed BSU by over 40 points at the end of the speech events but quickly closed the gap with superior results in the debate events. The final score was approximately 189 to 182 with the Broncos winning the tournament championship. Utah State finished a distant 3rd, while Linfield and Whitman rounded out the top five.

Freshman Tyler Hatch announced his arrival in college competition with three 1st Place awards. Emilie Schossow, now in her Senior season, added two 3rd place awards to her tally as the most awarded speaker and debater in the modern era of the college.

The tournament was the first of three Northwest Forensics Conference tournaments this season. The Yotes will host the 3rd Annual Coyote Classic at The College of Idaho October 30-31. The team will return to Northwest Conference competition November 19-22 at Linfield College.

Debate Awards

Eulalia Kafari / Dorgham Abusalim: 2nd Place Novice Debate

Ariel Lawson / Eddy Walsh: 3rd Place Junior Debate

Mitch Miller / Tyler Hatch: 5th Place Junior Debate

Brady Harrison / Danny Henson: 5th Place Novice Debate

Jack Meek / Sammie Brumble: 9th Place Novice Debate

Tyler Hatch: Top Speaker Junior Debate

Speech Awards

Tyler Hatch: 1st Junior Extemporaneous, 1st Junior Impromptu

Kris Cruz: 4th Senior Impromptu, 3rd Senior Extemporaneous, 3rd Forensics Criticism

Emilie Schossow: 3rd Senior Poetry, 3rd Senior Prose

Luke Floyd: 2nd Senior Program Reading, 2nd Junior Extemporaneous

Ariel Lawson: 2nd Novice Extemporaneous

Casey Mattoon: 6th Senior Impromptu

Dorgham Abusalim: 6th Novice Extemporaneous

Eddy Walsh: 4th Junior Prose

Skylar Hall: 3rd Novice Extemporaneous

Kris Cruz / Skylar Hall: 4th Duo Interpretive Reading

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Noted human rights activist visits campus

Dutch physician and world-reknown human rights activist Dr. Ashis Brahma visited The C of I campus this week for a pair of talks. On Tuesday night, he presented “Darfur: Taking a Stand against Genocide” in the McCain Pub. Then, on Wednesday, he delivered a talk entitled “Darfur: Resilience, Humor and Dignity” in KAIC 106.

Brahma worked as the sole doctor at the Oure Cassoni camp in Chad for a year, caring for 27,000 Darfur refugees forced from their homes in Sudan. He serves as a member of the Medical Leadership Team of the Phoenix Global Humanitarian Foundation, which provides disaster relief services throughout the world.

The talks were sponsored by The Idaho Human Rights Education Center, Idaho for Darfur/Save Darfur Coalition, Idaho Sudan Divestment Task Force, The College of Idaho Sociology and English departments and The C of I International Student Organization.

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The C of I receives INBRE supplement grant

The College of Idaho has received an NCRR (National Center for Research Resources) supplement grant to the NIH Idaho INBRE program. This award will provide $146,418.00 over the next two years to support biomedical-related research in the sciences at The C of I. Drs. Carolyn Dadabay, Mark Gunderson, Sara Heggland, and John Thurston are INBRE researchers with active research programs involving undergraduates at The College of Idaho.

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The C of I given free access to mybraintrainer.com

The C of I community has been provided a three month membership, free of charge, to MyBrainTrainer.com. MyBrainTrainer.com provides exercises to improve processing reaction time, recognition reaction time, short term memory, information processing, visual spatial acuity and visual spatial memory. For questions, please contact Nancy Smith in the learning support & disability services office by email.

Login instructions:

  1. go to http://www.mybraintrainer.com
  2. click on “Redeem a Gift Membership”. It’s a red box near the center of the home page.
  3. You will automatically be taken to the Terms of Use for the site. If you agree to these terms, click on “Accept”.
  4. You will then be taken to a page that checks to see if you have Flash installed on your computer.
  5. Next you will be taken to the Registration page.
    1. Enter the requested personal information (e-mail address, password, etc.)
    2. Then choose “I will use the Gift Membership indicated below.”
    3. Then enter the following information:
      Name on Gift Membership: Yotes4
      Activation Code: YKHBELDCVS
  6. Click on “Sign Up” at the bottom of the page.

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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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Faculty, Student and Staff News

Heggland invited speaker at AAAS conference

Biology professor Dr. Sara Heggland was an invited speaker for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Pacific Conference, held at San Francisco State University on August 14th-19th. Dr. Heggland presented her lab’s research on “The Impact of Environmental Toxins on Bone Health” as part of a symposia on Recent Advances in Pharmacology and Toxicology.

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Dayley publishes book review

Political economy professor Rob Dayley published a book review in this month’s The Journal of Church and State, an Oxford Journals publication. Dayley’s review of Imagining Communities in Thailand: Ethnographic Approaches (Shigeharu Tanabe, ed.), can be viewed online through the “Advance Access” link at http://jcs.oxfordjournals.org.

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Owen featured on KBCI news

Two sport standout Junior Whitney Owen, daughter of The C of I men’ basketball head coach Mark Owen, was featured on the KBCI evening news on Saturday, October 10th. A recap of the story is available on the KBCI website here.

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Gilpin to head law enforcement group

The College of Idaho Assistant Director of Campus Safety JoAnn Gilpin has been chosen this year as the first female president of the Western Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (WACLEA), as announced recently at WACLEA’s fall conference in Eugene. WACLEA is an organization for campus law enforcement from the states of Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon, as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

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

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Upcoming Campus Events:

Diane Jarvi performance cancelled

Poet and musician Diane Jarvi has been forced to cancel her performance, originally scheduled for Oct. 16, as a result of bronchitis. The College hopes to reschedule her performance for sometime in May.

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Air Force jazz in Jewett on Sunday

The U.S. Air Force Commanders Jazz Band will perform on Sunday, Oct. 18 in Jewett Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Free tickets are available in the McCain Student Center. The concert is sponsored as a community service by Caldwell Fine Arts, The College of Idaho and the Idaho Press Tribune, and features a variety of jazz and related styles as well as a salute to the Services.

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Family relations volleyball tailgate Oct. 20

The Family Advisory Council is hosting a parent and family tailgate reception in Blatchley Parlor on October 20th starting at 6 p.m., prior to the volleyball game vs NNU. There is a $5 cover charge and a no host bar; no RSVP is required.

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Free showing of “Copyright Criminals” Oct. 21 in KAIC

Independent Television Service (ITVS), The College of Idaho and Idaho Public Television present the movie “Copyright Criminals” by Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in KAIC 106. The screening is free and open to the public.

“Copyright Criminals” deals with copyright law and its complications related to the production of music such as hip-hop and techno that rely heavily on sampling and remixing techniques as part of the creative process.

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Whittenberger Planetarium fall show

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 with a show held on 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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Life after The C of I: Where are we now?

Dana Landon (‘04) has launched It's My Darlin, a blog highlighting Seattle street style. Interested readers can check it out here.

Bobby Porter (‘86), whose ShavWet mirror was featured in the June 11 newsletter, has announced that his company is donating 25% of its October sales to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NCBF), in order to help uninsured people obtain potentially life-saving mammograms. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Porter's mother is a breast cancer survivor. For more information, visit www.shavwet.com.

The community theatre production of Edward Albee's The Zoo Story that Ben Verschoor (‘09) is directing has been postponed due to illnees. It will now run at the Alpine Playhouse in McCall from Wednesday, October 21st through Saturday, October 24th, beginning each night 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 hosted by “Ally-oop” 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. Hotel discounts are available for alumni and friends at the Crowne Plaza; a game day bus will provide transportation. Reservations must be made by October 21.

Other upcoming alumni events

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

Oct. 17 – A softball reunion and alumni game is scheduled for Saturday October 17th, starting at 11 a.m. All alumni, family and friends are welcome to attend. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Al Mendiola by email or phone at 459-5113.

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. To RSVP, please email alumni@collegeofidaho.edu.

Oct. 23 – Moscow alumni and friends 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. To RSVP, please email alumni@collegeofidaho.edu.

Oct 24 – Coeur d’Alene alumni and friends event at Bardenay, 4:00 p.m. Guests are asked to cover the cost of their food and beverage. To RSVP, please email alumni@collegeofidaho.edu.

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. Alumni and friends' discounted cost is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $12 for kids 3-12, free for kids under 2. Call 331-1184 for reservations.

Nov. 10 – SAVE THE DATE: The C of I vs NNU Men's Basketball game in the JA Athletic Center on campus.

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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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Fall phonathon underway

The Fall 2009 Coyote Caller Phonathon has started. 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 (208) 459-5016.

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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