C of I Newsletter

2009. 11. 05.

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In this newsletter:

Student, Faculty and Staff News

Upcoming Events

In Every Issue

  • Life after The C of I: Where are we now?
    Jennifer (Voshell) Jordan, Joshua Pilote, Deven Shaff
  • Alumni Events
    Nov. 7 – Seattle area alumni and friends brunch event
    Nov. 8 – Bay Area family and friends event
    Nov. 10 – The C of I vs NNU men’s basketball game
    Nov 11 – Politics in the Pub
    Nov. 14 – Volunteer Corps: Rake Up Boise.
    Nov. 14 – Las Vegas area alumni and friends reception
    Nov. 17 – Half Century Luncheon
    Nov. 19 – Alumni Book Club
    Nov. 20 – Yotes lawyers, politicians and justice occupations alumni social hour
    Dec. 20 – Save the Date – Treasure Valley holiday party.
  • Jobs at The C of I
  • Reminders

The C of I, NNU game is Tuesday

The Coyote men’s basketball team will host the biggest game in years on Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the J.A. Albertson Activities Center, as the United Heritage Tip-Off pits the Yotes against rivals Northwest Nazarene University.

This is the first time since the 1990s that the game has been played on campus. In recent years this popular game has been held at the Idaho Center and 4,000 to 5,000 fans have attended.

“Bringing the game back to campus saves both colleges money, but means tickets and seating will be in short supply,” said Marty Holly, C of I athletic director, who was men’s basketball coach the last time this game was on campus. “Attendees should arrive early. Having a general admission ticket doesn’t guarantee a seat.”

Holly said reserved seat ticketholders should also arrive early because of the crowds, but that their seats are guaranteed to be available.

Students, faculty and staff can get tickets for free at the McCain Student Union Information Desk beginning today. One ticket per ID card will be given.

The alumni office is hosting a tailgate party before the game (see info below).

In a related story, basketball season tickets are on sale. Season ticket prices have remained the same this season – $110 for reserved seats, $80 for adult general admission seats, $60 for senior citizens and non C of I student general admission seats – which include all home games, both men’s basketball tournaments and the 2009 Lady Yote Classic. A general admission family pass is $200. For more information, contact Dave Hahn at 459-5835.

Other athletic news

  • For the first time in school history, a total of six College of Idaho athletic teams are ranked in the NAIA Top 20 at the same time. Leading the way is the women’s cross country team at No. 6, followed by both the men’s basketball team and the volleyball team at No. 8. The men’s cross country team is ranked No. 11, the women’s basketball team is ranked No. 12, and the women’s soccer team ranked No. 20.
  • The Coyote baseball team will begin its annual Orange Drive, a popular fundraiser that supports their endeavors during the 2010 season. The Yotes will sell boxes of oranges, apples, and grapefruits. For more information, contact head coach Shawn Humberger at 459-5861 or by email.

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Howlin’ Yotes dominate at home

The College of Idaho Speech and Debate Team, the Howlin’ Yotes, defended the home turf with their most dominating win to date. The Yotes won 11 first place awards and took first place in debate events and speech events at the 3rd Annual Coyote Classic held Oct. 30-31.

The Howlin’ Yotes played host to nationally ranked squads from Utah State, Oregon State and Whitman, and an upstart team from the College of Western Idaho. The Yotes scored 189 points, followed by CWI with 77 points, Oregon State with 63 points, Utah State with 34 points and Whitman with 12 points.

The Speech and Debate Team returns to Northwest Conference competition at the Linfield College tournament Nov. 18-22.

Below are the awards won by the Howlin’ Yotes:

Gold Medal Open Debate – Luke Floyd and Matt Miller

Gold Medal Novice Debate – Jack Meek and Sammie Brumble, Brady Harrison and Danny Henson

Top Speaker Open Debate – Luke Floyd

Top Speaker Novice Debate – Sammie Brumble

1st Place Humorous Speaking – Jack Meek

1st Place Duo Interpretive Reading – Kris Cruz and Skylar Hall

1st Place Novice Extemporaneous Speaking – Skylar Hall

1st Place Open Extemporaneous Speaking – Tyler Hatch

1st Place Poetry Reading – Mitch Miller

1st Place Open Impromptu – Kris Cruz

Howlin’ Yotes members: Amy Bennett, Ashley Brewer, Sammie Brumble, Calen Cromwell, Kris Cruz, Luke Floyd, Brady Harrison, Tyler Hatch, Danny Henson, Eulalia Kafari, Denyal Landford, Ariel Lawson, Marcus Lee, Dan Mallory, Matt Miller, Mitch Miller, Ashley Patrick, Karissa Tatom, Eddy Walsh and Niki Ward.

Coach Mack Sermon offered special thanks to John Thuerer, JoAnn Gilpin, Karen Miller, Amy Bava and Cynthia Mauzerall for volunteering to judge.

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Student research grant applications due Nov. 11

Funds are available to help support scholarship, research and creative activities for students at The College of Idaho. The student research grant (SRG) program is designed to provide students the opportunity to conduct exceptional work under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

This year there are two grant cycles with a proposal deadline on Nov. 11 and March 3. For more information, click here. For an application, click here and go to “SRG Application.”

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Alumni needed for 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 2:30 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 professional 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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Student, Faculty and Staff News

Science students attend regional conference

The College of Idaho was well represented at the 18th Regional Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., on Oct. 30-31. The following biology and chemistry students presented their research at the conference: Eli Harbin and Amanda Smith (faculty mentor John Thurston), Erick Valenzuela and Emir Kobic (faculty mentor Carolyn Dadabay), Justin Martin (faculty mentor Mark Gunderson), and Cody Christensen, Dayne Filer and Derik Haggard (faculty mentor Sara Heggland). The research is funded by NIH INBRE, NIH-AREA, and Petroleum Research Fund grants.

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Torres selected for Washington Center postcard

Senior Ruben Torres is pictured on a marketing postcard for The Washington Center. Torres completed a 10-week internship at the Environmental Protection Agency through The Washington Center in Washington, D.C. last summer.

“This internship at the EPA gave me a great insight into how mechanical and environmental engineers work for our country,” Torres said. “I saw firsthand the decision-making process regarding technology that helps reduce diesel emissions in diesel vehicles. I also made great networking connections and friends with other undergraduates who also had internships in Washington, D.C.”

The Washington Center is a nonprofit designed to help hundreds of colleges by providing working and learning opportunities in D.C.; 30 percent of its more than 40,000 alumni currently work in public service. The program allows students to accumulate a semester’s worth of credit through a combination of internship, seminars and coursework, and helps them secure housing and locate internships in the D.C. area. Many students and alumni from The C of I have completed internships through the Washington Center.

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Burk highlighed in Press-Tribune

The Idaho Press-Tribune ran a lengthy story in today’s edition about cross-country and track runner J.J. Burk, who was seriously injured in 2006 when he was run over by a fire truck. Burk recovered slowly, and is now a team leader and top runner for the 11th-ranked Yotes cross-country team. The team competes Saturday in Springfield, Ore., in the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships. To read the story, click here.

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Campus Events

ISO hosts food festival Friday to benefit The C of I Food Bank

The International Student Organization is hosting the annual International Food Festival on Friday, Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Simplot Fireside Room. It’s free for those with a C of I ID card and children under 12. Cost is $5 for the public.

Samples of many different foods prepared by the College’s international students will be available, including foods from Belarus, Bosnia, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Nepal, Peru, Tajikistan, Thailand and Venezuela.

Wine glasses hand-painted in different languages by ISO members will also be available.

Proceeds from the festival will go to The College of Idaho Food Bank, a student-run organization that delivers food from Bon Appétit to low-income families in the Caldwell-Nampa area.

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Museum work day is Nov. 7

The monthly Orma J. Smith Museum workday is Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Volunteers can come by anytime during those hours. Tasks include everything from curation to construction and clean up.

Lunch will be served and the lunch seminar speaker will be Amy Truksa (‘89) who will present “Water on Mars, Past and Present.” The museum will be locked during lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Bill Clark (‘67), museum director, is looking for speakers and topics for 2010. Please contact him by email if you have something you would like to present.

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Boise Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra is Nov. 7

Boise Philharmonic maestro Robert Franz is in his second season and offers an international program including German, American and French composers Beethoven “Septet,” Copland “Appalachian Spring” and Ibert “Divertissment” on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium. Tickets are $14 - $18 for adults and $10 - $14 for students. Purchase tickets at the door, by calling 459-3405 or 459-5783, or emailing [email protected].

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Whittenberger Planetarium fall show

The Whittenberger Planetarium on The C of I 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 on Nov. 10 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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The Langroise Trio 2009-2010 Series begins Nov. 13

The Langroise Trio, The C of I’s artists-in-residence and music faculty, begin their 2009-10 series on Friday, Nov. 13. The program is Drobnosti, Kleine Stücke Op. 75aAntonin Dvorak; Seven Miniatures for Violin, Viola and CelloSteven Paulus; ’s Deandl is harb auf miRichard Strauss; Rockwell MiniaturesDavid Alan Earnest

Performances are:

  • Friday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, Boise. Admission: $10 adults / $5 students and seniors.
  • Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Langroise Recital Hall at The C of I. Admission: free.

The Langroise Trio is Geoffrey Trabichoff, Dave Johnson and Samuel Smith.

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“Heart and Cell” exhibit in Rosenthal Gallery through Dec. 15

The Rosenthal Gallery at The C of I is hosting the work of artists Angela Katona-Batchelor and Nicole Herden, who create images drawn from scientific illustrations of human anatomy, which they use as metaphors for the relationship between the body and the forces, emotions and beliefs that animate it.

Katona-Batchelor’s prints use the tradition of flap-anatomy books to create three-dimensional images that imaginatively interpret human organs, particularly the heart. The overlapping printed surfaces invite the viewer to explore the physical structure of her works. Katona-Batchelor holds a master’s in fine art from Boise State University and teaches at Portland Community College.

Herden’s paintings interpret the cellular functions of the body, and she seeks to express in her pictures “the rhythm that resides within biological life.” She employs layers of color, and delicate, expressive drawing to explore a world accessible only to the microscope. Herden is currently completing her master’s in fine art at Boise State University.

The Rosenthal Gallery is located in Blatchley Hall and is open Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays, noon-5 p.m., or by appointment.

For more information, contact Garth Claassen at 459-5321 or by email.

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

Jennifer (Voshell) Jordan (‘02) married Dr. Anthony S. Jordan on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. The couple resides in Boise. Jennifer is employed with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Anthony is employed with St. Luke’s Family Health.

Joshua Pilote (‘98) has joined as a stage manager on the Broadway National Tour of RENT, with original cast members Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp.

Deven Shaff (‘04) has had positive reviews for a production of “Grease” at Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton, Colorado. “Deven Shaff’s Eugene is as goofy and geeky as the script requires.” Out Front Colorado and “Deven Shaff as Eugene, the nerd, brings out a great quality in this awkward, wanting-to-be part-of-not-quite knowing-how.” Colorado BackStage.

Keep in touch with The C of I by sharing your news with the Alumni Office. Having trouble finding your college friends? Can your friends find you? Sign up for The C of I online directory today at www.alumniconnections.com/yotes.

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Upcoming alumni and friends events

Nov. 7 – Seattle area alumni and friends brunch event at Taste Restaurant, 1300 First Avenue, in downtown Seattle at 11 a.m. Cost for the brunch is $20 per person, and RSVPs are required. Brunch includes rosemary fingerling potatoes, local chevre frittata, farmers’ market fruit, and Taste petite scones and muffins, as well as fresh coffee, juices and teas. Discount passes to the Seattle Art Museum will be available for alumni and friends following the brunch. Click here to RSVP or for more information.

Nov. 8 – Bay Area family and friends event. The event includes a special tailgate hosted by San Francisco 49er Hall of Famer R.C. Owens (‘58), followed by game against the Tennessee Titans. Registration for this event is closed.

Nov. 10 – Come celebrate the start of the 2009-10 basketball season with the The C of I vs NNU men’s basketball game in the JA Albertson Athletics Center on campus. Tailgate for alumni and friends in Blatchley Parlour from 5:30-7 p.m. Cost for general admission ticket and tailgate is $20; reserved seating ticket and tailgate is $25; family pack – four general admission tickets and tailgate is $50; season ticketholders is $10 (for the tailgate). Tailgate includes deli sandwiches, house potato chips, dessert, and a beverage of your choice. There will be a no-host bar for those who would like additional beverages. Free I (Heart) C of I shirts will be given out at the tailgate. Click here to RSVP.

Nov 11 – Politics in the Pub from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Beside Bardenay in downtown Boise. This event replaces the monthly Ada County Luncheon. Corey Surber (‘91), advocacy and community relations coordinator at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, and Professor Jasper LiCalzi will speak on proposed health care policy reform and changes, and how they may affect Idahoans. Cost is $10, which includes first beverage and light appetizers. Please RSVP by clicking here.

Nov. 14 - Volunteer Corps: Rake Up Boise. Not from Boise? Send suggestions for Volunteer Corps events in your area to [email protected].

Nov. 14 – Las Vegas area alumni and friends reception for The College of Idaho’s 12th president, Dr. Marvin Henberg and his wife Laurie Henberg. Join us for camaraderie, toasts and celebration at Japonais, 3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd., in the Mirage Hotel at 6 p.m., hosted by David Callsen (‘04). The alumni office will provide light appetizers and guests are asked to purchase their own beverages and dinners. Please RSVP by clicking here.

Nov. 17 – Half Century Luncheon at noon in the Simplot Fireside Room. Guest Corey Surber (‘91), advocacy and community relations coordinator at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, will speak on proposed health care policy reform and changes, and how they may affect Idahoans. Please RSVP by clicking here.

Nov. 19Alumni Book Club (ABC) discussion of “The God of Small Things,” by Arundhati Roy at 7 p.m. at Thomas Hammer Coffee, on the corner of 8th and Bannock in Boise. This politically-charged novel by Indian-born Roy explores the complicated strands of caste, culture and family in Indian society. The discussion will be led by Steve Maughan, history department chair, and Dali Islam, associate professor of English. All alumni are encouraged to attend regardless of whether they have read the book already, are reading it or intend to read it.

The ABC is available in cyberspace at Goodreads. Sign up today for a no-obligation book club and receive guided questions from current and retired professors, lively debate and exchange with alumni peers, and book suggestions.

Nov. 20 – Yotes lawyers, politicians and justice occupations alumni social hour at 5:30 p.m. in the McCain Center Pub (formerly Kirkpatrick Gym). This event is for alumni and friends from political fields, justice fields, advocacy and law fields, as well as those who pursued law degrees but chosen not to work in the field.

Dec. 20 – Save the Date – Treasure Valley holiday party. Come celebrate the holidays and friendships with fellow alumni and friends at Beside Bardenay in Boise from 2-4 p.m. Enjoy food, drinks, games and prizes. Plan to attend whether you live in the area or are back in town visiting.

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Jobs at The C of I


  • No openings at this time


  • Assistant Librarian

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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RA Reunion in January

The Office of Residence Life is hosting a Residence Life staff dinner reunion on Saturday, Jan. 16, following Coyote Connections. All former RAs are invited 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 upon request. Attendees are asked to RSVP by Dec. 14 to 459-5150.

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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