C of I Newsletter

2010. 02. 04.

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In this newsletter:

Faculty, Student and Staff News

Upcoming Campus Events

The C of I in the News

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Debate wins 10th conference championship in 12 years

The College of Idaho Speech and Debate Team, the Howlin’ Yotes, claimed their 10th Northwest Conference Division II Championship in twelve years last weekend at the Pacific University Speech and Debate Tournament in Forest Grove, Oregon.

The team, made up of mostly freshmen and sophomores, continued their dominance in debate events. Jack Meek and Samatha Brumble finished in 2nd place in Novice two-person debate while Ashley Patrick & Karissa Tatom and Danny Henson & Brady Harrison tied for 5th place. Tyler Hatch and Mitch Miller finished in 5th place in Junior two-person debate and the team of Skylar Hall and Kris Cruz was a finalist in the Senior two-person format.

In solo debating, Eulalia Kafari and Kat Sillonis claimed 5th place honors in the Novice division and Ariel Lawson was a finalist in the Senior division.

The Yotes were also successful in the speech events. Eddy Walsh, John “Sarge” Heinemann, Lindsey Beltz, Tatom, Kafari, Hatch, Meek, Cruz, Lawson, and Patrick won speech awards in a variety of categories.

The Howlin’ Yotes are concentrating on fundraising for the next two weeks but will return to action February 25-28 at the Pi Kappa Delta Western Championships at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon.

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Alumni meet Henbergs in Pasadena

Ray (’50) and Clara Heer
More than 35 alumni & friends attended the reception to introduce President Marv Henberg and his wife Laurie in Pasadena this past weekend. The strong enthusiasm from the alumni in Southern California will create future opportunities to get together. The College would like to extend a huge “thank you” to National Alumni Board president-elect Diana Dron (’75) and Ray Heer (’50) who arranged and hosted the event.

Said Dron of the event, “It was wonderful to renew friendships and make new friends. We invited alumni who lived within two-hours of Pasadena and were fortunate to have people attend from as far away as Tehachapi and Palm Springs to alumni from Redlands, Thousand Oaks, the South Bay, and Orange County. We had a remarkable range of alumni classes represented from 1946 through 2008. Sharing information on what we all have been doing since leaving the CofI confirmed that we have amazing and talented alumni!”

Greg Stalling (’06) and Robert Hamilton (’08)
Major gift officer Joe Hughes, who accompanied the Henbergs on the trip, observed, “I was quite impressed how Diana and Ray were able to pull together so many alumni from a wide range of decades. To see a graduate from ’46 conversing with alumni as recent as ’08 was a tremendous sight to see. I am confident that this is just the start of many great alumni events for our Southern California graduates.”

To make sure you are included in future California events, email Diana at [email protected].

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The C of I day at Darby’s at the Market

There will be a C of I day at Darby’s at the Market (112 13th Ave. S.) in Downtown Nampa on Wednesday, February 10, from 6 p.m. - midnight. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to The College of Idaho volunteer trip to Guatemala this spring break, where participants will be building a house for a Guatemalan family.

This is an opportunity to join faculty and alumni for dinner, drinks, and dancing. Darby’s features a full bar, and entertainment will include “open mic night” and dance music.

Questions about the Guatemala trip can be directed to trip leader Michelle Wooten via email; fees for the trip are all fund-raised, and even pay for 85% percent of the house being built. You can contribute by clicking on the “Chip In” button here.

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Library book sale seeks donations

The Friends of the N. L. Terteling Library will be having a book sale April 12-14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the library, with a special campus/alumni preview day on Friday, April 9, from noon - 5 p.m.

If you have books, DVDs or CDs that you no longer want, consider donating them to the library before this time. We’ll add what we can use to the library’s collection and put the rest in the sale. Funds raised in the book sale will be used to purchase additional materials for the library’s collection. Contact Connie Hain at [email protected] or 459-5505 in the library with any questions about donating materials.

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Faculty, Student, and Staff News

Snyder-Reinke welcomes twins

History professor Jeff Snyder-Reinke welcomed two new members into his family this past month: His wife Nicole gave birth to twin boys on New Year’s Day. Ike Fisher Snyder weighed 5 lbs 13 ounces at birth; Rhodes Samuel Snyder tipped the scale at 6 lbs 10 ounces. Both boys are now at home and doing well.

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Berger WRJC activities continue at Purim

History professor Howard Berger, who spoke last month at the Wood River Jewish Community on “Moments of Jewish Dis-Union,” is returning there the weekend of Purim (Feb. 27), where he will speak on “The Meaning of Israel to the Jewish People Over the Millennia.” A full schedule for his visit will run in the Feb. 18 newsletter.

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Nunez published in LUMINA

Adam Nunez, a senior Gipson Honor student, will have his poem “Parched” published in the 2010 issue of LUMINA, the literary journal of the graduate writing program at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. LUMINA is a once-yearly magazine which publishes poetry, artwork, fiction, and creative nonfiction. “Parched” is about Adam and his dad. It is one poem in a series that will appear in Adam’s final Gipson project. After graduation, Adam plans to continue his passion for writing by attending an MFA program in poetry. Ultimately, Adam would like to teach at a small liberal arts college.

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Upcoming Campus Events:

Boise Baroque Orchestra tonight

Caldwell Fine Arts presents the Boise Baroque Orchestra with Conductor Dan Stern TONIGHT, Thursday, February 4, 7:30 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium. Tickets are available on the web: www.caldwellfinearts.org, by calling 459-3405/459-5783, or at the door. Please note the new public pricing (designed to encourage family participation): Adults are $14-18; students are free with an adult admission or $5 for singles; The C of I students are still free. Boise Baroque season tickets will also be honored.

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Younggren to speak at Museum workday Feb. 6

The next Orma J. Smith Museum workday will be Saturday, February 6, from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. As usual, the doors will be locked during lunch, roughly noon – 1:30 p.m.

The lunchtime speaker will be Jeremy Younggren (’09), who completed an intern program with museum archaeologist Jan Summers Duffy. Jeremy will present a program on The College of Idaho’s field school in Israel with photos and information. For questions and further information please contact Jan Summers Duffy at 484-4395 or [email protected].

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Planetarium show Feb. 16

The Whittenberger Planetarium on The College of Idaho campus will focus on the planets this spring. Various missions to the planets have given us unique perspectives of these other worlds. We will explore these worlds through the cameras that have visited them. Each show will also include a tour of the constellations visible that month and a hunt for the planets’ positions among the constellations.

The next show will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 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 on the corner of 20th Ave. and Fillmore St. in Caldwell.

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Nonfiction writer Gordon to read on Feb. 17

Writer Robert Ellis Gordon will be reading from his book The Funhouse Mirror:Reflections on Prison in KAIC 106 on February 17 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. The reading, sponsored by the Idaho Commission on the Arts TumbleWords program, is free and open to the public. For more details, check the Feb. 11 newsletter.

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The C of I in the News

Stewart on Channel 6 last Wednesday

On Wednesday, January 27, freshman Katy Stewart appeared in the “Green Living” segment of the KIVI Channel 6 news, discussing the College’s new recycling program. The story can be viewed here.

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Softball ranked 15th in preseason poll

The Idaho Statesman reported The C of I softball team as been ranked 15th nationally in the NAIA preseason poll. To read the article, click here.

For a digest of weekly athletics news from The C of I, subscribe to Yote Notes by emailing Mike Safford at [email protected]. Yote Notes can also be read online here.

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

Natalie (Hatch) (’07) and Sheridan Hodson (’06) are now living in Fairfax, VA, and four months ago became parents with the birth of their son, Lincoln Lee Hodson.

Lynne Kiefer (’68) has an art show, “The Stations of the Cross and other work by Lynne Kiefer,” opening tonight at ArtReach Gallery at First Congregational Church (1126 SW Park Ave.) in Portland. The opening reception runs from 5-8 p.m. this evening, and then the gallery will be open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for the duration of the show, which runs through the 28th.

Michael Pearson (’97) has been promoted to Manager of Financial Systems & Operations at the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare in Boise.

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

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Alumni & Friends Events

Mozart’s Requiem call for participants

Alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and community members interested in singing in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem with full orchestra are invited to attend rehearsals on Monday evenings beginning April 5th in Langroise 114. The performance is Sunday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m., and a minimum of three rehearsals is suggested. For further information, contact Sean Rogers at 459-5607 or 459-5275.

Other alumni & friends events:

Feb. 6 - GOLDen Happy Hour in McCall during the Winter Carnival. Hosted by Jake McClean (’06) at Salmon River Brewery (300 Colorado St.), 5-7 p.m.

Feb. 10 - Ada County Luncheon at Bardenay at noon. Guest speaker: Lisa Dedapper (’78), CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho.

Feb. 16 - Half Century Society Luncheon in Simplot Fireplace room at noon. Guest speaker: Lisa Dedapper (’78), CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho.

Feb. 18 - Alumni Book Club hosted by Laurie Henberg: Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller. Held at the President’s house (1923 Everett in Caldwell). Light appetizers will be provided.

Feb. 25 - Volunteer Corps: BINGO at the Veteran’s Home from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Please note the date change: This had originally been scheduled for Feb. 11. Volunteers are encouraged, but not required, to bring small BINGO prizes for the veterans (baked goods, candy, toiletries, etc.)

Feb. 27 - Family Day at the Discovery Center

11:00 a.m. – noon Group discounts on lunch at Boise Fry Company (111 Broadway Avenue in Boise)

noon – 5:00 p.m. Discounted tickets for the Discovery Center can be purchased at the door for $3.50 each (Must mention The C of I Alumni group)

Mar. 2 - Volunteer Corps: Ronald McDonald House from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Mar. 6 - Texas Event. Presidential Reception with Dr. Marvin Henberg & his wife, Laurie, at the home of Geraldine Gurley (’69) in Houston from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Mar. 24 - Save the date: Alumni hockey night at the Idaho Steelheads game. More information and instructions for purchasing tickets will be published in the Feb. 11 newsletter.

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Jobs at The C of I


  • Executive Assistant to the President
  • Full-Time Weekend Custodian
  • Admission Counselor
  • Vice-President for Finance and Administration
  • Biology Laboratory Technician/Administrative Assistant


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

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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Alumni Board call for nominations

The College of Idaho National Alumni Board, the Alumni Association’s elected governing body, solicits nominations for new members of the board. This year the board’s nominations committee is seeking members to serve a term from 2010-2012. Our goal is to recruit a diverse group of nominees who represent all of the College’s majors, national and international regions, and all graduation years. We are asking for your help in our recruitment efforts.

We are looking for two individuals who are committed to serving the College, are active alumni, and are willing to make a commitment to the board for a two-year term. The two board positions that are currently open, and need to be filled, are representatives for the Eastern Seaboard (East Coast) and the California and Northwest region (excluding Idaho). If you know of someone who would be an outstanding board member and would like to nominate him/her, please email [email protected] or call us at 208-459-5770. The deadline for receiving nominations is Friday, February 12, at 5:00 p.m. (MST).

Thank you in advance for your assistance with this important task of recruiting new members to the board. Your support and commitment are greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please e-mail [email protected].

Wide Open Spaces at the Rosenthal Gallery

“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. 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.

Online edition of Quest available

The Winter 2010 issue of Quest, which went out in the mail in mid-December, 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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