C of I Newsletter

2006. 11. 03.

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Yotes sprint past NNU in United Heritage TipOff

Albertson College of Idaho men’s basketball team claimed victory against long-time rival Northwest Nazarene during the 4th Annual United Heritage TipOff. Josh Owen hit five second half three-pointers as helping the Yotes rally from a 16-point halftime deficit to defeat the Crusaders, 88-80. Nearly 5,000 fans packed the Idaho Center to watch the contest. Ike Stafford led all scorers with 24 points, with freshman Anton Coleman adding ten points off the bench - all in the first half. CofI completes their exhibition season this weekend in Pocatelllo with a match up against Idaho State University on Saturday at 7:05 p.m.

Alumni Volunteers Needed

ACI alumni will soon have a new way to connect with each other. The college has recently developed an improved online alumni directory. To ensure that this directory works as well as possible, we would like 15 alumni to volunteer less than an hour of their time to help test the system. If this is something you are interested in, please contact Jeff Almeida. Participants will receive a free CofI pen.

First Year Book Author to Give Public Reading on Campus

Julie Otsuka, author of the CofI first year novel When the Emperor Was Divine, will give a free public lecture at 7 p.m., November 8 in the Langroise Recital Hall. Otsuka’s work explores the Japanese-American experiences similar to that of the Minidoka internment camp during World War II. Although When the Emperor Was Divine is a novel, Otsuka's family did share some of the overall experiences of the novel's characters. Her grandfather was arrested by the FBI the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed, and her mother, uncle, and grandmother were sent to an internment camp several months later. They remained in a camp in Topaz, Utah, for three and a half years. The first year novel program at Albertson College of Idaho is part of the larger first year experience, which is designed to ease the transition into college. All entering students, as well as interested returning students, staff, and faculty read the first year book and participate in a series of events that explore the themes of the book. The book is also incorporated into freshman coursework.

Don’t Miss Life & Limb

The CofI Theatre Department is preparing for opening night of its fall production. The students will present Life & Limb written by Keith Reddin on November 9-11 and 15-18 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee showing at 2:00 p.m. on November 19. The show is directed by Theatre Department Chair Joe Golden.

Trio Presents Second Concert of Season

The Langroise Trio will delight concert goers with harmonies and melodies tonight. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Langroise Recital Hall. The Trio will present a second concert in Boise on November 5 at 2:00 p.m. at the Esther Simplot Academy of Performing Arts. The cost for Sunday’s concert is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear ACI’s Artists-in-Residence.

Clark Gives Ant Presentation to Charter School Students

William H. Clark, Director Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, traveled to a charter school in Boise to introduce students to the world of ants. The presentation was made before two first grade classes who have been studying insects. Clark gave a presentation on the basics: what is an ant and where do they fit into the animal word, what do they eat, where do they nest, what eats them, etc. He gave an example of a current research project in Big Bend National Park, Texas, as an example of what can be done with ants. Students had the opportunity to view specimens brought from the Orma J. Smith Museum.

Upcoming Events:

Caldwell Fine Arts presents Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz, 11/9 at 7:30 p.m. in Jewett.

Boise Baroque will give a concert on 11/10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Langroise Recital Hall.

Faculty members will share their experiences with sabbatical reports, 11/13 at 7:00 p.m. in Langroise.