C of I Newsletter

2010. 11. 05

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Men's basketball team hosts rival NNU in home opener

College of Idaho basketball fans will get their first look at this year’s team when the Coyotes host archrival Northwest Nazarene at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday inside the J.A. Albertson Activities Center. It is the Coyotes’ first home game under new coach Rod Jensen.

“We will be excited to get home after playing our first four games out on the road,” said Jensen, a former Boise State coach who joined C of I in April. “We will be playing a very good basketball team in front of our home crowd and we are looking forward to the challenge.”

Tuesday’s game will be preceded by a 5 p.m. tailgate party in the Simplot South Dining Room. Fans will enjoy a barbecue dinner, drinks, demonstrations by the cheerleaders and Coyote mascot, free T-shirts and other activities. The tailgate costs $10 per person or $40 per family. To RSVP, contact the alumni office at (208) 459-5770 or [email protected] The alumni office also has a limited number of discounted reserved tickets to the game.

Tickets to the game cost $12 for reserved, $7 for general admission and $5 for children and seniors. Call Dave Hahn at (208) 459-5385 to purchase tickets. College of Idaho students get in free, but must pick up their tickets in advance from Debbie Swanson at the McCain front desk. C of I faculty and staff also get in free, but must pick up their tickets in advance from Debi Kraft in Blatchley Hall. All tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The game is expected to sell out, so get your tickets today!

The Coyotes (0-2) opened the season at the Montana Western Tournament in Dillon. C of I lost the tournament opener to host Montana Western and then fell to Carroll in overtime. C of I plays two games at the Quinn Classic this weekend in La Grande, Oregon. Junior guard Matt Ballenger (13 points per game), junior forward Krispin Banks (11 points, 5.5 rebounds per game) and senior guard Kelly McCarty (11 points, 3 assists per game) are among the Coyotes’ top players so far this season.

This is the 185th meeting between C of I and NNU. The Coyotes lead the all-time series 115-69, including a 79-72 victory last season.

Donors establish scholarship through Boise County Legacy Fund

Two College of Idaho alumni have established the Boise County Legacy Fund, which will provide scholarships for students from rural Boise County. The donors, who wish to remain anonymous, gifted $25,000 to establish the endowed fund.

The Boise County Legacy Fund provides a $1,000 scholarship to a graduate of Garden Valley High School who wishes to attend The College of Idaho, carries a grade point average of at least 3.0 and demonstrates financial need. If a suitable candidate from Garden Valley is not found, the scholarship may be awarded to a graduate of Idaho City High or Horseshoe Bend High. The $1,000 award is renewable for up to four years if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA at C of I. As many as four Boise County Legacy scholars may attend the College at one time as funds allow.

“These two Boise County alumni put great value on their College of Idaho degree and experience,” said Barry Fujishin, Director of Development at C of I. “They have established this scholarship to encourage Boise County students to apply to and attend the College.”

The first Boise County Legacy scholarship was awarded to Brooke Elliott from Horseshoe Bend High this year. Elliott played basketball and volleyball, served as student body president and was co-valedictorian of her class at Horseshoe Bend.

There are many ways to fund a scholarship at The College of Idaho. The development office can arrange for scholarships to be funded annually, or permanent scholarships can be endowed for $25,000. For more information, contact the development office at (208) 459-5301.

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Fall 2010

Upcoming Alumni Events

Fall 2010

Upcoming Athletic Events

November 5

Caldwell Fine Arts Series: Meridian Symphony, 7:30 p.m., Jewett Auditorium

November 6

Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History workday and volunteer activities, 9 a.m., Boone Hall

November 6-7

Quilt sewing for soldiers overseas. 1:30 p.m. both days, Simplot South Dining Hall

November 12

Campus Blood Drive, 9.m.-1:45 p.m., KAIC upstairs (Shannon Library)

November 19

Association of Latino Americano Students Cultural Dinner, 6 p.m., Simplot Fireside Room

December 3

Langroise Holliday Arts Fair, 4:30 p.m., Langroise


The C of I volleyball team finished the season undefeated at home. The Yotes, who have won 53 consecutive Cascade Conference home matches, were featured by KBOI Channel 2 News.

C of I political economy professor Jasper LiCalzi made several live appearances on KIVI Channel 6 News this week breaking down the elections. Check out two of his video clips on The College of Idaho Facebook page.

Mike Stetson of the Idaho Press-Tribune wrote an in-depth season preview on new coach Rod Jensen and the C of I men's basketball team. Stetson also previewed the defending Cascade Conference champion women's team.