C of I Newsletter

2006. 11. 22.

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Happy Thanksgiving

A special early edition of the Albertson College of Idaho Weekly Newsletter

ACI to Add Third to Roster of Alumni Governors

In January C.L. ‘Butch’ Otter will become Idaho’s Governor and ACI’s third alumnus to hold the office. He served three terms in Congress before successfully achieving Idaho’s top government position. Otter graduated from The College of Idaho with a BA in Political Science in 1967. Today he continues to be a strong supporter of his Alma Mater.

Volleyball Seeded for National Tournament

For the first time in program history, the Lady ‘Yotes will enter the NAIA Volleyball National Championships seeded. The team was seeded seventh by the NAIA Coaches Association. The Yotes have already secured the championship in both the Cascade Conference and NAIA Region I. The trip to Columbia, Mo. next week will be just the third time the CofI volleyball team has attended the national tournament. The Lady ‘Yotes enter the tournament 33-2 on the season. They will meet their first opponent on Nov. 29 at 1:30 p.m. CST. Follow the Lady 'Yotes online.

Men’s Basketball Claims a Golden Victory

A blow-out win against Willamette followed by and 83-80 triumph against Westminster secured victory for the Yotes in the 20th Annual Duane Wolfe Memorial Golden Rule Shoot-Out. This is the ninth Golden Rule title for the Coyotes. The team is 4-0 so far this season. CofI returns to action this weekend in Salt Lake City, playing Carroll College and Westminster in the Westminster Thanksgiving Classic. Read more about Yote Basketball online.

Bitner Takes On Additional Leadership Role

ACI Board of Trustees Member and College of Idaho graduate Ron M. Bitner is stepping up to serve as an advisory board member for the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History. 'As a research scientist who has used and understands the value of museum collections, Ron brings a valuable combination of background and love for the museum, a strong tie to College alumni, and an obvious tie to the CofI Administration,' Museum Director Bill Clark said. The Museum Board is currently made up of Museum staff, CofI faculty and administration, and volunteers from the local area. Please contact Bill Clark if you have an interest in serving.

Education Professor Doubly Accepted

Visiting Associate Professor of Education Debra Yates received notice that she has had two papers accepted for presentation in two divisions of the American Education Research Association annual meeting. The meeting will be held in Chicago in April. The titles of the papers are Portrait of an Alternative School and Putting a Face on Poverty: Parallel Narratives.