C of I Newsletter

2010. 02. 18.

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[Editor’s note: As a result of Winter Break, there will be no newsletter on February 25. The next newsletter will be published March 4.]

In this newsletter:

Faculty, Student and Staff News

Upcoming Campus Events

The C of I in the News

In Every Issue

Klockentager announces retirement

The C of I Vice-President for Enrollment Management John Klockentager has announced his retirement, effective March 5. Klockentager cited the opportunity to focus his time on family and external consulting.

“I have accepted his retirement reluctantly but with an understanding of the arc of his professional life,” said President Marv Henberg. “His value far, far surpasses his brief tenure; I would point to the freshman enrollment of 180 that he inherited versus the 288 this past fall – a 60% increase in just three years. That is an exemplary performance, no other word for it.”

Director of Admission Brian Bava, who will serve as Interim Dean of Enrollment Management, will succeed John. Bava, who credits John for his solid training, will have as job one finishing recruiting the entering fall class.

Said Bava, “When John arrived at The College of Idaho in the fall of 2006, the Admission Office had historically come up short with regard to their enrollment goals. Not only did John completely revamp the admission process for the College, but he oversaw the two largest recruitment classes in school history. He would be the first to give credit to the team for the success, but I am confident that we would not have been as successful without his leadership. The consummate professional, John demanded that same level of professionalism from everyone he came in contact with and helped mold an Enrollment Management team that the College could be proud of. His almost forty years experience in enrollment management can not be replaced, nor can the mentoring and friendships he has made with many who have been in contact with him during his tenure. We are lucky to have had John Klockentager at The College of Idaho, and we in the Admission Office will do our best to honor him by continuing the success that he helped spawn. We will miss his Midwestern sense of humor, and wish him and Connie well as he ventures into retirement. Hopefully, he will include some of us in more than a few rounds of golf in the years to come.”

Under Klockentager’s leadership, overall new student enrollment grew 43%, international student enrollment more than doubled, and the College’s Heritage Scholar ranks swelled to 55.

“John’s positive impact on Admissions at the College speaks for itself,” said Michael Vandervelden, Vice-President for College Relations. “In just four short years, he transformed the recruiting process, resulting in enrollment of over 1,000 students for the first time in the College’s history. We will all miss his professionalism, leadership, and dedication.”

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Catch Wide Open Spaces before tour

“Wide Open Spaces: Panoramic Photographs of Idaho 1900-1940” remains on display in the Rosenthal Gallery through Saturday, March 6. The show is curated by Catherine Allen in collaboration with The C of I archivist Jan Boles. Among the 28 photos are works by College founder Dr. William Judson Boone as well as several professionals of the era.

The show, which initially ran at Boise State University in 2005, has been brought back together for this installation in anticipation of its availability as a touring exhibit.

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 Claassen at [email protected] or 459-5321.

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Faculty, Student, and Staff News

Islam published in essay collection

English and Asian Studies professor Dali Islam published her article “Forum Culture and the Cosmopolitan Spacing of Asian Television Online” in Reading Asian Television Drama: Crossing Borders and Breaking Boundaries, a book of media and cultural studies essays on Asian popular culture.

Additionally, Dr. Islam presented a portion of her article on fandom and transnationalism at the Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference, hosted by Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, in May 2009.

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Berger is WRJC guest scholar for Purim

History professor Howard Berger is the guest scholar of Wood River Jewish Community over the Purim weekend, Feb. 25-27. On Thursday, Feb. 25, Dr. Berger will be lecturing on “The Meaning of Israel to the Jewish People Over the Millennia” at 7 p.m. in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 201 Sun Valley Rd. East.

Dr. Berger will be conducting the shabbat service at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, again at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Then, Saturday (Feb. 27) morning, he will be leading a snowshoeing trek at the Sun Valley Club at 10:30 a.m., followed by a no-host lunch at noon.

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Upcoming Campus Events:

Boise Philharmonic to play Feb. 19

The Boise Philharmonic, under the direction of Robert Franz, will be performing Dvorak’s 9th Symphony “From the New World” and guest composer Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto for Orchestra on Friday, February 19 at 8 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium. To purchase tickets, click here.

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Missoula Children’s Theatre Pied Piper Feb. 20

Missoula Children’s Theatre will be performing Pied Piper in Jewett Auditorium on Saturday, February 20 at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students and children. For ticket information, visit www.caldwellfinearts.org.

Every child is a star! Their appearance here is a highlight of the company tours. This year they will be celebrating their 25th year in Jewett. Two professional actors guide the auditions, practices, and performance which is presented within a week. The result is delightful for all ages, and the benefits last long past the applause.

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Crazy for You Mar. 4-7

The College of Idaho will be presenting the opera Crazy for You by George and Ira Gerswhin on March 4-7. Performances will be in the Langroise Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. on March 4-6, 1:00 p.m. on March 6, and 2:30 p.m. on March 7. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens.

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The C of I in the News

President Henberg appears on Fox 12

President Marv Henberg appeared on Fox 12’s “Business at its Best” program on Saturday, discussing The C of I’s new recycling program. Show 42 can be viewed here, and his segment starts at approximately 2:10.

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Statesman covers Rowe hiring

On Tuesday, The Idaho Statesman reported on the hiring of Susan Rowe as the College’s new Director of Marketing & Communications. The article can be viewed online here.

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Track team highlighted in Press-Tribune

The Idaho Press-Tribune reported Tuesday on five Yote track athletes who hit automatic qualifying marks for nationals: Emily McCutchan, Ashley Miller, Maggie Miller, Greg Montgomery, and Colleen Smith. The article is available 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?

Janie Burns (’77) was identified in Boise Weekly as the key figure behind HCR40, a legislative effort to support the consumption of locally-grown food. The bill is available here, and the Boise Weekly story can be read on their website.

Karen (Edson) Hay (’75) has been named head coach of the USA jump rope team. The team, which includes many of her own Summerwind (Elem. in W. Boise/Meridian ISD) Skippers, features players from throughout the U.S. and will compete against teams from all over the world in Loughborough, England in July.

Akshay Kulkarni (’05) has accepted a position with a British bank in Singapore and is departing today, February 18. He’d like to wish everyone ‘au revoir’ and thank them for their friendships and support over the years, as a shifting departure date made it difficult to plan a farewell event.

Megan Williams (’08) will be reading at the five-year anniversary for EARSHOT, a bi-monthly reading series featuring new and emerging literary talent in the New York area. The event is at Rose Live Music (345 Grand St., Brooklyn) on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. For more details, visit the event page on facebook.

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. 18 (tonight) - Alumni Book Club 7-8:30 p.m. 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 (320 Collins Rd., Boise) from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 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 (101 Warm Springs Ave.) from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Mar. 3 - Alumni and Admissions coffee time with Dr. John Thuerer (Psychology) at Rembrandt’s Coffee Shop (93 S. Eagle Rd. in Downtown Eagle) from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Alumni & friends discounts offered.

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

Mar. 10 - Ada County Luncheon at Bardenay at noon. Guests: Mack Sermon & C of I Howlin’ Yotes debate team.

Mar. 12 - Lawyers, Politicians & Legal Occupations Happy Hour from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Angell's Bar & Grill (999 West Main Street in Boise)

Mar. 16 - Half Century Society Luncheon in Simplot Fireplace room at noon. Guests: Mack Sermon & C of I Howlin’ Yotes debate team.

Mar. 18 - Alumni Book Club 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm hosted by Jasper LiCalzi: The Rise of Depression Economics by Paul Krugman. Held in the Bardenay Boiler Room

Mar. 24 - GOLD Happy Hour at Sports Zone (3rd floor of Qwest Arena), at 6 p.m. followed by C of I Alumni and Friends night at the Steelheads game. Special ticket price $11 (plus $1 ticketing fee). Each ticket purchased will receive a voucher good for one free hot dog, small soft drink & bag of chips! Game time is 7:10 p.m. To order tickets click here and enter this password information: login: COLLEGEOFID; password: ALUM (login and password must be in all caps).

Save the Date: Mar. 26-27 - Alumni & Friends Sun Valley Ski Weekend. Discounts & specials available. Details will follow in the next newsletter.

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Jobs at The C of I


  • Chemistry Research Assistant
  • Executive Assistant to the President
  • Full-Time Weekend Custodian
  • 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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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.

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.

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