C of I Newsletter

2014. 01. 17

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C of I Opera presents Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'

Magic Flute

The College of Idaho is proud to present its 2014 opera production The Magic Flute, a popular opera written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and directed by C of I senior Jordan Bowman. There will be three performances of The Magic Flute inside Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell: a 7:30 p.m. opening show Jan. 24 and 2 p.m. matinees Jan. 25 and 26. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students (C of I students get in free), with all proceeds supporting the C of I opera program.

The Magic Flute has been one of the world’s most popular operas since its 1791 premiere. Mozart wrote it for the common people rather than the aristocracy and, as a Singspiel opera, it contains both musical and spoken dialogue. The C of I version is performed in English and features a reduced orchestration by Jonathan Lyness.

“I think people will really enjoy this show, especially children,” said Bowman, a music performance major from American Falls. “It’s a very magical show, and we are focusing on the fantastical elements of the story. It’s full of music that audiences will recognize as well as great comedy and virtuosic singing.”

The Magic Flute features an ensemble cast of C of I students. Stars of the show include Decker Hinckley as Prince Tamino, Devon Sedrick as Papageno, Bowman as The Queen of the Night, Katy Lootens as Princess Pamina and Dawson Bonde as King Sarastro. Professor Mari Jo Tynon is producing the show, Professor Brent Wells is directing the student pit orchestra, Fred Loucks is the show’s sound and lighting director, student Elisabeth Huart is the stage manager and student Eli Nary is the scene designer.

The College of Idaho typically produces one opera each school year. Bowman hopes Treasure Valley audiences will take advantage of the rare opportunity to see a live opera performance in Idaho.

“Opera to me is a culture, so this is a chance for people to experience a culture that isn’t very common here in Idaho,” Bowman said. “This opera is famous for the range and quality of singers you need to perform it, so it’s an opportunity for audiences to hear great singers performing vocal classical music.”

The Jan. 24 performance of The Magic Flute will be webcasted live at www.collegeofidaho.edu/videostream.

The College of Idaho goes to France!

Paris - Days 1 & 2

Click here to check out a C of I Flickr gallery of photos from France!

A dozen College of Idaho students are studying international business and economics first-hand this month as part of a faculty-led winter term field course in France.

The students’ experiences will be chronicled throughout January on The College of Idaho’s website and social media, offering an opportunity for people to follow this unique and intensive learning experience. Discover how the France course complements and enriches the C of I experience by visiting www.collegeofidaho.edu/france for more information as well as photo and video coverage.

Nickayla Skinner, a senior business major who is looking toward a career in marketing, said the overseas experience will enhance what she’s learned during her classwork at the College.

“Going overseas to see how they market to other people, because it’s such a different culture, and observing what catches people’s eyes there will be really interesting,” Skinner said.

Marilyn Melchiorre, an assistant professor of business who is co-teaching the course, said the course requires students to apply a variety of fields of study as they visit French businesses and government agencies and do a case study at Disneyland Paris.

“I think this course in particular really exemplifies the liberal arts education because it combines so many areas that students have to pull from,” Melchiorre said. “We look at the history of France, we look at the economy, we look at its business and culture. All those areas pull together and are related to one another.”

Coverage of the course including blogging by student participant Caitlin Fellows currently is being shared on the C of I Facebook and Twitter pages in addition to www.collegeofidaho.edu/france.

For more information about off-campus study opportunities at The College of Idaho, please visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/studyabroad.

C of I announces 2014 football schedule

Football Practice

A total of 232 days separate College of Idaho fans and the debut of the school’s newly reinstated intercollegiate football team as the Coyotes will open their 11-game 2014 season on Sept. 6.

The Yotes will open the season on the road at Pacific University, returning to the Treasure Valley for their Simplot Stadium debut Sept. 13, hosting Montana Western.

The opener in Forest Grove, Ore., will come 13,438 days after the final game played by the original C of I team Nov. 12, 1977 – also against the Boxers. The Yotes were victorious in that final game, 24-23.

Head coach Mike Moroski said he and his team are excited to bring small college football back to Idaho.

“The support we’ve received from the College community and the entire state is tremendous,” Moroksi said. “We look forward to welcoming fans to our games next fall as we celebrate the return of C of I football.

The Coyotes will play five home games and six road games, with all kickoffs at 1 p.m. local time.

In 2014, C of I will play home-and-home series with Montana Western, Eastern Oregon and Southern Oregon while also hosting Montana Tech and Montana State-Northern and visiting Rocky Mountain and perennial NAIA power Carroll College.

A highlight of the schedule is the Oct. 11 match-up against MSU-Northern, which will cap the C of I’s Homecoming festivities.

A date for the initial sale of 2014 football season tickets will be revealed in the coming weeks.

For more information about the return of C of I football, visit www.yoteathletics.com/kickoff2014.

(Home games in BOLD, * denotes Frontier Conference opponent)

Day     Date           Opponent
Sat.     Sept. 6       Pacific
Sat.    Sept. 13    *MONTANA WESTERN
Sat.     Sept. 20    *Southern Oregon
Sat.    Sept. 27    *MONTANA TECH
Sat.     Oct. 4         *Eastern Oregon
Sat.    Oct. 11       *MSU-NORTHERN
Sat.     Oct. 18       *Rocky Mountain
Sat.    Oct. 25       *SOUTHERN OREGON
Sat.     Nov. 1         *Montana Western
Sat.     Nov. 8        *EASTERN OREGON
Sat.     Nov. 15       *Carroll

Vote Yote in the Cascade Conference Mascot Challenge!

College of Idaho Homecoming

The College of Idaho’s Coyote mascot is off to a great start in the 2014 Cascade Conference Mascot Challenge. C of I fans voted 380 times for the Yote during last week’s opening round, blowing away the competition to earn the No. 1 seed for the quarterfinal round.

The social media contest continues next week, with the Coyote taking on the Northwest University Eagle on Monday and Tuesday (Jan. 20-21). Stay tuned to the C of I Facebook page for details on how to vote, or visit the Cascade Conference Facebook page on Monday to get your vote in by liking the latest photo of the Coyote.

In the opening round, the C of I earned nearly twice as many votes as second-place Southern Oregon (194 likes). The College hopes to keep its momentum going during the next round, which will feature photos of participating mascots alongside their institutions’ presidents.

If the Coyote continues to advance, the semifinal round will be held Jan. 28-31. The championship round is Feb. 4-6.

Thanks, Yote Fam, for all the support, and remember to “Vote Yote” on Monday and Tuesday! Let’s win this thing!


Winter 2014

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.

January 17

Basketball doubleheader versus Corban, 5:30 p.m. (women) and 7:30 p.m. (men), J.A. Albertson Activities Center.

January 17

Reading featuring C of I English professor and Idaho Writer In Residence Diane Raptosh, 7 p.m., Hyde Park Books (1507 N. 13th Street, Boise).

January 18

Basketball doubleheader versus Northwest Christian, 5:30 p.m. (women) and 7:30 p.m. (men), J.A. Albertson Activities Center.

January 18

C of I Alumni and Friends Destination Event: Sundance Film Festival, Peery's Egyptian Theatre (2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah).

January 18

Kappa Sigma Fraternity presents 'Toast to the C of I,' 7 p.m., Langroise Center. Open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni. Voluntary donations will support the C of I Boone Fund.

January 20-24

C of I Diversity Week featuring daily campus events celebrating diversity at The College of Idaho. Check out Monday's Coyote Calendar for more details!

January 21

C of I Theatre and Speech Arts Variety Showcase, 7 p.m., McCain Pub. Open to the entire campus community!

January 24-26

C of I Opera presents 'The Magic Flute' inside Jewett Auditorium. Performances set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Click for more info.

January 25

The College of Idaho Langroise Trio in concert, 7:30 p.m., Langroise Recital Hall. Performing works by Bloch, Mahler and Eric Sandmeyer featuring guest artist Betsi Hodges (piano).

Through February 1

C of I theatre professor Joe Golden performs as part of the Red Light Variety Show's presentation of 'Nostalgia,' playing on select nights at the Visual Arts Collective in Garden City. The show opens Jan. 10 and closes Feb 1. Click for tickets and info.


Greg Montgomery (2)

C of I alumnus Greg Montgomery ’13 was named to Team USA for the 2014 Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country race, held Jan. 11 in Scotland. Montgomery, a Boise native and 10-time NAIA All-American for the Coyotes, was one of nine runners selected by the States Track & Field Association to compete for the United States in one of the world’s most prestigious annual cross country events. He placed 12th, finishing in 24 minutes, 50 seconds.

C of I alumna Liz Roquet ’91 recently was featured in the Sun Valley Nordic Festival program. Roquet was a member of the ski team at the C of I, where she earned a degree in international business. She currently owns and operates Lizzy’s Fresh Coffee, a roasterie she established in 2008 in her hometown of Ketchum.

The College of Idaho Chorale, directed by Professor Brent Wells, has won the 2014 Mjtrotta.com Commission Contest. The Chorale won for its performance of the Michael John Trotta piece “Break of Day.” As a result, Trotta will compose and publish a new choral work specifically for the C of I Chorale. The “Break of Day” performance also will be featured online at www.mjtrotta.com and www.carlfischer.com.

C of I alumnus Larry Lujack ’63 recently passed away at the age of 73. Lujack, a member of the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, was a legendary Chicago radio personality known for his gravelly voice, sometimes surly disposition and larger-than-life personality. Click here to read his full obituary in the Chicago Tribune.

C of I alumnus Mike Nugent ’73 recently was featured as the Boise Weekly “Citizen,” a popular Q & A with reporter George Prentice. Nugent currently manages the Research and Legislation Division of Idaho’s Legislative Services Office and is a 36-year veteran of the LSO.

C of I vs. NNU (18)

Go Yotes!!! The C of I men's basketball team is ranked No. 21 in the latest NAIA Division II top 25 poll. Click here to read more in the Idaho Press-Tribune, and be sure to come cheer on the Yotes this weekend as they take on Corban (7:30 p.m. tonight) and Northwest Christian (7:30 p.m. Saturday).

C of I alumnus Bob Skinner ’72 recently was named Agriculturist of the Year by the Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce. Skinner, a longtime rancher in Eastern Oregon’s Jordan Valley, studied business administration at the C of I and currently serves as president of Skinner Ranches. He also has held board and leadership positions for numerous agricultural, environmental and community service organizations.

C of I alumnus Kurt Burnham ’97 will serve as the keynote speaker at the upcoming 2014 Golden Eagle Audubon Society Annual Banquet and Auction, set for March 8 in Boise. Burnham, president and CEO of the High Arctic Institute, will speak on “Birds and Bergs: Twenty Years of Avian Research in Greenland.” Burnham, whose research focuses on peregrine falcons and gyrfalcons in Greenland, founded the High Arctic Institute as a non-for-profit conservation, research and education organization. He studied biology at the C of I.

The College of Idaho congratulates the 198 students who made the Dean's List during the 2013 fall semester. To make the Dean's List, a student must complete at least nine graded credits and achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher. Click here to check out the Fall 2013 Dean's List honorees, listed by hometown. Great job, Yotes!

C of I political economy professor and local politics expert Dr. Jasper LiCalzi recently talked about Gov. Butch Otter’s State of the State address for KIVI Channel 6 News.

C of I alumnus Richard Nolte ’63 recently self-published a new book, Nominal Christianity (WestBow Press, 2014). Nolte studied economics, philosophy and religion at the C of I and later became a distinguished Navy pilot. Click here to learn more about the book, or visit www.nominalchristianity.com.

Be sure to check out C of I business professor Scott Johnson's latest column from the Idaho Statesman's weekly "Business Insider" section.