C of I Newsletter

2010. 01. 07.

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Faculty, Student and Staff News

Upcoming Campus Events

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The C of I announces Fall 2009 Dean’s List

The College of Idaho named 174 students to its Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester. To receive Dean’s List recognition, a student must complete at least nine or more graded credits and achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher for that semester.

Students named to the Dean’s List:


Ammon: Cassandra L. Painter

Arco: Katee J. Brewer, Kayla J. Isham

Boise: Kasey Allen, Ashley E. Barr, Abigail J. Borman, Kathryn R. Bowen, Rachel M. Campbell, Ashley Carvalho, Stephanie L. Cochran, Keats R. Conley, Lauren E. Delana, Michelle C. Eide, Dayne L. Filer, Nicole A. Gall, Rebecca L. Goodwin, Alexandra S. Grande, Bryanne Gribble, Kelly K. Hardegree-Ullman, Anica L. Hopkins, Christoph Kober, Mira L. Madorsky, Lonnie T. Marshall, Justin T. Martin, Mark D. McCurdy, Katherine A. Meier, Aaron A. Mondada, Kristyn N. Neville, Casper L. Oberleitner, Kameron Y. Ogle, Maximilian R. Padilla, Kaylyn H. Ruddy, Amanda R. Smith, Colleen R. Smith, Levi A. Smith, Elizabeth D. Sonnichsen, Courtney M. Swantek, Hayley E. Talboy, Alex M. Tanabe, Katrin C. Tschirgi, Chantel M. Varland, Jenna A. Volgamore, Kelli R. Warren, Kailee K. Wehde

Buhl: Lauren A. Kline

Caldwell: Britni M. Arlian, Tony B. Bradshaw, Hailey M. Bull, Nicolaas J. De Ruyter, Jamie E. Derry, Amanda A. Holmes, Rebekah A. Hunter, Scott C. Johnson, Nathaniel D. Landis, Kayce C. Ramirez, Steven P. Slupe, Elynn E. Smith, Andrew S. Stritzke, Erick Valenzuela, Chelsy K. Watson, Ashley J. Wolff

Challis: Ciciley T. Fox

Coeur d’Alene: Breanna J. Fletcher, Kaitlyn R. Stewart

Council: Alexander R. Chadwell

Eagle: Kimberly A. Clements, Jesse J. Dodd, Megan A. Kemper, Emily J. McCutchan, Adam C. Nunez, Jessica M. Patton, Jonathan R. Weese

Emmett: Lark C. Savage, Jordan J. Taylor, Megan N. Taylor

Filer: Brittni J. Brown

Fish Haven: Camrin D. Braun

Gooding: Morgan C. Bow

Grangeville: Paul A. Barnes, Ellen A. Gott

Hauser: Tiffany H. Beebe

Idaho Falls: Robyn Argyle, Alexandra E. Gertman, Derik E. Haggard, Courtney J. Hill

Jerome: William G. Ledbetter

Kimberly: Kelsey J. Jesser

Kuna: Rachael A. Bodes, Britney A. Judy

Melba: Kurt D. Wiebold

Menan: Megan M. Walker

Meridian: Adjoa M. Anim-Appiah, Larissa K. Beck, Abigail L. Bonadies, Megan E. Dembi, Thao T. Ha, Chelsea B. Heffner, Sandra Kasumovic, Meredith M. Mattson, Craig M. McGee, Allison G. Parrish, Paul W. Sartin, Madison J. Skogsberg, Kimberly A. Stucker, Vicky L. Vail, CJ Watson

Middleton: Alison M. Rabe

Midvale: Melissa A. Pickett

Moscow: Molli E. Lee-Painter

Mountain Home: Monte A. Rinebold

Nampa: Meighan Anchustegui, Cody M. Christensen, Daisy A. Correa, Nancy Cortes, Monika A. Craciunescu, Melisa D. Crawford, Dylan D. Evans, Katie M. Fendrick, Natalie L. Hamilton, Chelsea K. Larsen, Stephanie M. Painter, Shauni L. Rainboth, Joshua M. Sukeena, Itxaso M. Urquidi, Brett M. Ward, Rachelle L. Wood

New Meadows: Kristine R. Smith

Parma: Laura G. Barbour, Krista M. Hafez, Jenette A. Noe, Hanne L. Sharkey

Payette: Alicia A. Cabrera, Amanda M. Greif

Sandpoint: Kendal G. Burt

Shoshone: Katherine L. Strunk

Star: Alan K. Price

Twin Falls: Chandler R. Chapin

Weiser: Jordan A. Edwards

Wilder: Joshua T. Myers


Anchorage: Margaret A. Miller

Wrangell: Seanne M. Smith


Mountain View: Lauryn E. Medeiros

Palos Verdes Estates: Stephen L. Peres


Colorado Springs: Matthew C. Conner

Fort Collins: Andrea L. Hayes


Billings: Amanda J. Frickle

New Hampshire

Shelburne: Katherine T. Kernan


Elko: Edgar Jude A. Penaflor

Las Vegas: James K. Collet


Beaverton: Geoffrey R. Hill

Burns: Tyra M. Rickman

Keizer: Kelley I. Fitzpatrick

Ontario: Amber M. Anderson, April D. Patton

Pendleton: Elizabeth J. Hulse, Emily S. Matlock


Brigham: Melanie A. Steig

Nibley: Erika M. Mouritsen

Salt Lake City: Emma J. Crockett


East Burke: Gabrielle R. Gould


Clarkston: Savannah M. Ottmar

Spokane: Nicole A. Loffelmacher

Tacoma: Annie Morrison

Vancouver: Ashlee M. Byrnes


Bogota, Colombia: Diana Melgarejo

Kathmandu, Nepal: Buddhi B. Paudel

Killarney, Canada: Naomi E. Reimer

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Azra Basaric, Azra Cickusic, Aldina Okanovic

Nuneaton, England: Katysn J. Moir

Osaka, Japan: Mai Yoshida

San Jose, Costa Rica: Luis F. Reyes

Shanghai, China: Jiwen Xu

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Museum challenge grant unveiled

In December, Nathan Carpenter offered up a challenge grant to support the curation of recently acquired invertebrate collections in the Orma J. Smith Museum. His plan is to match cash contributions up to a total of $5,000 with a dollar-for-dollar contribution in books, journals, and reprints related to the study of those collections.

The museum has already raised well over 40% of the goal, which has a projected deadline of April 15. Nathan’s firm, PaleoPublications, is an international seller of natural history books, journals, and reprints.

If you would like to make a gift towards this effort, please contact Barry Fujishin, Director of Development, at (208) 459-5300 or [email protected].

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Australia trip departs with a blog

Professors Chris Walser, Mark Gunderson, and Dora Gallegos are leading an off-campus study program to Australia this winter. Eighteen students from The C of I will study the ecology of tropical rainforests and coral reefs, as well as engaging in wildlife filmmaking.

Interested readers can track the Australia group’s activities through a blog on the Biology Department website.

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Coyote Connections is January 16

The Center for Experiential Learning and the Office of Alumni Relations recognize that the local economic outlook is worrying to seniors on the verge of transition to life after college. In response, we invite seniors to join juniors in networking with alumni, parents, and community members at Coyote Connections. Seniors can register online here.

About 85 alumni and 109 students have registered for Coyote Connections. This is the third networking opportunity for students to meet alumni from different career fields and learn about the skills they will need when they leave The College of Idaho, whether they are entering graduate school or the job market.

More alumni are still needed, especially in the areas of science, healthcare, and media/publishing/writing.

Coyote Connections is Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010. Alumni are asked to participate from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in a day of engaging activities; to register online, click here.

If you have questions, please call the Center for Experiential Learning at 459-5508 or 459-5688 or e-mail [email protected].

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Faculty, Student and Staff News

Hughes covers Fiesta Bowl

Major gift officer Joe Hughes began the new year with a brief jaunt back into his former career of sportscaster, as he was given the opportunity to contribute to KIVI’s (channel 6 in Boise) coverage of Monday night’s Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

“It was a thrill to be back in Phoenix,” Hughes said. “Plus, I had the added bonus of visiting some wonderful College of Idaho alumni while there.”

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LiCalzi to appear on Newsmakers

Political Economy professor Jasper LiCalzi will appear on the Newsmakers program on KIVI on Sunday, January 10 at 8 a.m. to discuss the upcoming state legislative session, which begins on Monday. Also, on Monday at 1 p.m. he is scheduled to do analysis of the governor’s “State of the State” address. LiCalzi has provided political analysis for KIVI for over ten years.

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Gertie Young named Employee of the Month

Advancement coordinator Gertie Young has been selected by the Staff Association as the January Employee of the Month. The announcement was made at the monthly Staff Association meeting on Tuesday, January 5.

Barry Fujishin, Gertie’s supervisor in the Development Office, noted, “Gertie is totally committed to making operations here go smoothly for the College and for those who work with her. She works tirelessly and with great accuracy.”

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Denny Clark cited in Statesman article

Religion professor Denny Clark was cited in a December 27 Idaho Statesman story about a controversial media campaign in Eastern Idaho targeting Mormons.

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Upcoming Campus Events:

Museum Workday this Saturday

The first Orma J. Smith Museum workday of 2010 is this Saturday, January 9, from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. As usual, the doors will be locked during lunch, roughly noon – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch will be served at noon and the speaker will be William Clark on “Baja California Research Expeditions during 2009,” which will cover five expeditions to the Peninsula taken during 2009.

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Rosenthal opening January 14

“Wide Open Spaces: Panoramic Photographs of Idaho from 1900 to 1940” will be on display in the Rosenthal Gallery from January 14 through March 6. The show, curated by Catherine Allen, includes photos taken by The C of I founder Dr. William Judson Boone.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 14, from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday noon – 5 p.m., or by appointment. For further information, contact Garth Claasen at [email protected] or 459-5321.

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Langroise Trio performances January 15-16

The next performances in the 2009-10 series for the Langroise Trio will be held Friday, January 15 and Saturday, January 16. The concerts will feature works by Beethoven, Bartholomew, and a David Johnson arrangement of a piece by Dvorak.

The Friday show at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy in Boise begins at 7:30 p.m., with admission $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.

The Saturday show in Langroise Recital Hall also begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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

Alan Barber (’06), a pre-doctoral graduate student in the Pharmaceutical Science and Pharmacogenomics Ph.D. program at University of California San Francisco, recently received a pair of awards. First, he was named the UCSF School of Pharmacy class of 2012 Teaching Assistant of the Year for 2008-9. Then, he received the 2010 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation informatics Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, which will support his research to develop computational methods to understand apoptosis (programmed cell death) and discover novel targets for cancer therapeutics.

Idaho Army National Guard Major Thomas Ricks (’96) was featured in December 28 stories in both the Idaho Press-Tribune and Idaho Statesman about a Guard contingent making a year-long deployment to Afghanistan. The stories can be read here and here.

Debbie Skousen (’89) has been named Educator of the Year by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Last spring, TVCC students voted her their Teacher of the Year, the third time in her twelve years there she received that distinction. For more information, consult the article from the December 24 edition of the Argus-Observer here.

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

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Alumni & Friends Events

The next destination Alumni and Friends event will be at the Sundance Film Festival in Ogden January 23-24, where we will be screening the films Hesher and Homewrecker. Discounted hotel rooms are available and tickets for the screening are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, or to reserve your tickets, call 208-459-5770 or email [email protected].

Other Alumni & Friends Events

Jan. 13 - Ada County Luncheon at Bardenay in Boise at noon; guest speaker State Senator John McGee (’95).

Jan. 16 - Coyote Connections; see above.

Jan. 18 - Volunteer corps: Making valentines for the troops from 10:00 a.m. – noon at Moxie Java in Caldwell (2904 N. Cleveland Blvd.) and The Fixx in Boise (224 N. 10th St.).

Jan. 19 - Half-Century Society Luncheon in Simplot at noon; guest speaker Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren E. Jones (’65).

Jan. 20 - The C of I day at the Capitol, followed by a no-host alumni happy hour at Bittercreek Ale House. Check next week’s newsletter for a detailed description of the day’s events.

Jan. 21 - Alumni Book Club at Louie’s Italian Restaurant in Meridian from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This month’s session is hosted by Barry Fujishin (’72) covering the book The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

Feb. 6 - Save the date: GOLDen Happy Hour in McCall during the Winter Carnival

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Jobs at The C of I


  • Vice-President for Finance and Administration
  • Biology Laboratory Technician/Administrative Assistant
  • Director of Marketing and Communications
  • IT Support Specialist II


  • Instructor of Art and Design Coordinator
  • Assistant Librarian
  • Assistant Professor of Business

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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Online edition of Quest available

The Winter 2010 issue of Quest, which went out in the mail earlier this month, is now available online. Click here to download the .pdf file (7 MB).

Biology newsletter now available

The biology department announces that the latest Biology Alumni Newsletter is available. The newsletter includes highlights in student-faculty collaborative research, off-campus field expeditions and more. Click here to go to the newsletter, which will open as a .pdf file (0.5 MB).

Finney 100th anniversary reunion planned for June

Plans are underway for Finney Hall’s 100th anniversary reunion to be held June 18-20, 2010. Please save this date, and plan to join us as we celebrate this special occasion! We are continuing our search for those who lived in Finney Hall. If you were a Finneyite and can also supply names and/or contact info for other Finneyites we may have not identified or lost touch with, please contact the alumni office.

If you are interested in participating in a talent showcase as part of the reunion, scheduled for Friday, June 18, in Jewett, please email Sylvia Hunt, whether you have something to share as a soloist or would like to be part of a “pick-up” group. Family members are also welcome to participate.

Join The College of Idaho Alumni group on facebook

Want the quickest notifications for upcoming alumni events? Join the facebook group “The College of Idaho Alumni” and get event requests as soon as they are posted! Click here to go to the group (requires facebook login).

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 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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