C of I Newsletter

2013. 10. 18

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C of I hoops teams host 'Meet the Yotes Night'

A new era of Coyote basketball begins this fall at The College of Idaho, and the C of I basketball coaches want students, fans, season ticket holders and the entire Caldwell community to get to know their teams before the regular season tips off.

With that in mind, first-year men’s coach Scott Garson, women’s basketball coach Reagan Rossi and their respective teams will host “Meet the Yotes Night,” a basketball tipoff party set to begin at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 inside the J.A. Albertson Activities Center on the C of I campus in Caldwell.

“We’re excited to kick off the season, and we want to share that excitement with our students and our fans,” Garson said. “We have such a supportive fan base and such a great student section with the ‘Yote Fam,’ and we want our fans to get to know our players and see what high-character people we have on both our men’s and women’s teams.”

There is no admission charge for the event, which will include a 3-point shootout, a dunk contest, cheering practice and opportunities for fans to compete for prizes and meet Coyote coaches and players. Click here to check out more details on the official Facebook event page.

Season tickets for Coyote basketball are on sale now. Purchase yours by contacting Joe Hughes at (208) 459-5917 or [email protected]. For ticket prices and info, visit www.yoteathletics.com.

C of I welcomes renowned philosopher for guest lecture

Holmes Rolston

The College of Idaho will launch its Carter-Chalker Lectureship on Faith and Contemporary Issues this fall, hosting renowned philosopher Holmes Rolston III on Nov. 6 and 7. Rolston’s visit will include class visits, a Q & A and the free public lecture “Three Big Bangs: Matter-Energy, Life, Mind,” set for 7 p.m. Nov. 7 inside the Langroise Center for the Visual and Performing Arts.

Rolston is a University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University. He is best known for his contributions to environmental ethics and the relationship between science and religion. Among various career honors, Rolston won the 2003 Templeton Prize, an international award with a $1.5 million stipend given to the person in any given year deemed to have done most to affirm life’s spiritual dimension. He also has written seven books, acclaimed in critical notice by both professional journals and the national press. His most recent works include A New Environmental Ethics: The Next Millennium for Life on Earth (2012) and Three Big Bangs (2011).

“Dr. Rolston is one of the world’s foremost authorities on environmental ethics, philosophy and the dialogue between science and religion,” C of I President Marv Henberg said. “I can think of no better person than he to introduce this College’s great new lectureship on faith and religion in today’s world.”

The Carter-Chalker Lectureship on Faith and Contemporary Issues was established in 2011 thanks to a $150,000 gift from the estate of the late William Carter. The series, named for Carter and retired C of I professor Dr. William Chalker, will bring at least one lecturer to campus each year for a public talk.

William Carter, who passed away in 2011, was a professional photographer in New York City. He did not attend C of I, but he maintained a positive relationship with the school his grandfather, Dr. William Judson Boone, founded in 1891. Carter believed religion had an important role in society, and he appreciated the forums on important issues the C of I provided for its students and the community.

Dr. William Chalker, who lives in California, taught philosophy and religion at C of I from 1960 to 1987 and also served as dean of the College. He authored the book Science and Faith: Understanding Meaning, Method and Truth and in 2007 received The College of Idaho President’s Medallion.

C of I Campus Ministries plans service trips

The College of Idaho is pleased to announce four opportunities for the campus community to participate in Potter’s Clay service trips this school year. The Department of Campus Ministries will lead service learning trips to Ensenada, Mexico, Los Angeles, Mexico City and the Dominican Republic. The trips are open to C of I students, faculty and staff. For more information about the trips, please click here or contact campus minister Phil Rogers at [email protected].

The trips planned for 2013-2014 are as follows:

Christmas Break: Ensenada, Mexico
The C of I group will stay at Rancho Agua Viva and participate in three different projects: Partnering with a local doctor to provide general medical care; providing activities and “Bible School” education for young children; and a construction project. Registration deadline is Oct. 31. For more information, contact trip leader McKensie Stanton at [email protected].

Winter Break: Los Angeles
The C of I group will spend a week at an after school program in Pasadena tutoring at-risk children. The group will also learn from several organizations that work with gangs and provide shelter for the homeless in Los Angeles. Participants will spend a day at the beach and have the opportunity to explore parts of Los Angeles together as a team as well. Registration deadline is Nov. 8. For more information, contact trip leader Tim Streight at [email protected].

Spring Break “pilgrimage” to Mexico City
A pilgrimage is a spiritual journey. This Catholic-oriented road trip will include fun, scenic, cultural and historic stops along the way, culminating at the location of Mary’s apparition and miracles in Mexico City in 1531 under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The trip is an invitation from God to know Him more fully and develop new friendships, knowledge, peace, perspective, faith, understanding, joy, healing, answers to questions, release from burdens, assurance of God’s love and providence, an increased capacity to love… or maybe something else you’d never expect. Registration deadline is Jan. 16. For more information, contact trip leader Cindi Duft at [email protected].

Summer trip to the Dominican Republic
This trip is tentatively planned for the first week of summer after graduation in May. For more information, contact Rogers at [email protected].


Fall 2013

College Events Calendar

Every Friday

Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History hosts public open house, 1-5 p.m., Boone Hall basement. Click for more information.

October 21-26

C of I Outdoor Program Fall Break Road Trip to the Oregon Coast! Click or email [email protected] for more info.

October 29

C of I basketball 'Meet the Yotes Night,' 8:15 p.m., J.A. Albertson Activities Center. Come out and join Coach Scott Garson, Coach Reagan Rossi and all the Coyote players for fun and activities including a dunk contest and 3-point shootout!

October 30

Caldwell Fine Arts presents Everything Fitz, 7:30 p.m., Jewett Auditorium. Click for tickets and info.

November 1

Hokum Hoedown featuring C of I professor Scott Knickerbocker and the Hokum Hi-Flyers, 7 p.m., Linen Building (Downtown Boise). Click for more details!

November 2

Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History volunteer workday, 9 a.m-4 p.m., Boone Hall basement. Lunch seminar featuring 'Ground Squirrels as Ecosystem Engineers' by C of I biology professor Dr. Eric Yensen.

November 5

C of I men's basketball rivalry game vs. Northwest Nazarene, 7 p.m., J.A. Albertson Activities Center.

November 7

C of I Carter-Chalker Lectureship on Faith and Contemporary Issues presents 'Three Big Bangs: Matter-Energy, Life, Mind,' a lecture by philosopher Holmes Rolston III, 7 p.m., Langroise Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. Click for more info.

November 8

Whittenberger Planetarium public show featuring dwarf planets and exoplanets, 7 p.m., Boone Hall. Click or contact Kinga Britschgi at 459-5211 for rates and reservation info.

November 9

The College of Idaho Langroise Trio in concert, 7:30 p.m., Langroise Recital Hall. Performing works by Schubert, Werner and Beethoven.


Hey football fans, check out our new series of Coyote Spotlight recruit videos. This week's video features Malik Whitfield, a wide receiver/defensive back from Mountain Home High School. For more football coverage, visit www.yoteathletics.com/kickoff2014. Go Yotes!

C of I senior biology major Shelby Richins and her redband trout project at Dry Creek recently received a mention in the "Good Works" section of the Idaho Business Review.

The College of Idaho business and music departments have each been awarded $2,000 grants for scholarships by the John William Jackson Fund. These funds support a business scholarship in memory of J.R. Simplot and a music scholarship in memory of Joe and Kathryn Albertson. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding C of I students in the specified areas of study.

College of Idaho Homecoming

Wanted: A new College of Idaho fight song! Don't miss your chance to be a part of the tradition and legacy of The College of Idaho! The College is hosting a contest for a new, original song to be played at campus and athletic events. This contest is open to students, alumni and friends. Please submit your original composition – an MP3 recording and score, if possible – before Jan. 15, 2014. Contest entries will be reviewed a committee made up of faculty, staff and student representatives. Submit entries to alumni director Sally Skinner at [email protected]. Go Yotes!

Follow the C of I on social media! Hey Yotes, keep up on all things C of I by following the College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Flickr! We also have a Facebook events page, Yotes on the Go, with daily updates about events on campus!

Check out the 2013 series of Coyote Portrait interviews on YouTube. Today's video features senior Matt Fultz, a rock climbing champion and kinesiology major who says attending the C of I is the best decision he's ever made. To see more Coyote Portraits, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/coyoteportraits.

C of I history professor Dr. Steven S. Maughan ’85 recently presented a paper at the Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study at the University of London. Maughan’s paper, titled “Medievalism and Mission: Lydia Sellon and the Expansion of Anglo-Catholic Overseas Mission Sisterhoods,” was part of a series sponsored by the Christian Missions and World History seminar of the IHR. Click here to learn more about Maughan’s ongoing research on the Lambeth Palace Library Blog.

C of I alumnus Ron Bitner ’68 and his wife, Mary, recently were recognized as the Farm Family of the Year by the Nampa and Caldwell Chambers Agribusiness Committee. The Bitners are the owners of Bitner Vineyards in Caldwell.

Taste of the Harvest

The College of Idaho would like to thank all those who made Taste of the Harvest such a big success during Homecoming weekend! Thanks to all who participated – especially sponsors Wells Fargo, Bon Appetit, Associated Students of The College of Idaho and Bitner Vineyards – this year's event raised $6,000 toward scholarships for the children of migrant farm workers. Check out more photos from the event in this Idaho Press-Tribune photo gallery. Great work, Yotes!

C of I English professor and criminal justice studies director Diane Raptosh recently weighed in on new military-grade vehicles acquired by Treasure Valley police departments in an Idaho Statesman article.

C of I political economy professor Dr. Jasper LiCalzi recently was quoted in an Idaho Education News article about the 2014 state superintendent race.