C of I Newsletter

2007. 01. 25.

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ACI Athletic Hall of Fame inductions Feb. 3

1996 Albertson College of Idaho TeamAlbertson College of Idaho will induct a former runner, a former coach, and a national championship winning team into the CofI Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 3.

Northwest Conference champion sprinter Bernie Hamilton and longtime baseball coach Tim Mooney will become the 30th and 31st individuals in the CofI Athletic Hall of Fame, with the 1995-96 Men’s Basketball Team joining two other squads in the exclusive group.

Festivities will begin with a 12:30 p.m. induction luncheon, sponsored by Wendy's, in the Simplot Dining Hall. A special ceremony will also take place that evening at halftime of the men's basketball game vs. Cascade College.

Hamilton was a track and field standout from 1969-72 and currently holds the school record in the 100- and 220-yard dash. He won the 1970, 1971, and 1972 Northwest Conference 100-yard dash championships, along with the 1971 220-yard dash title and is one of only six men in the 80-year history of the NWC to claim three-straight titles in the 100.

Mooney coached the Coyotes from 1987-2000, compiling a 526-239-3 all-time record, including 14 consecutive postseason appearances. He led the Yotes to three consecutive NAIA World Series appearances, winning the 1998 National Championship, placing second in 1999, and fifth in 2000. Mooney, who coached 23 NAIA All-Americans, was named NAIA Coach of the Year in 1998 and was Cascade Conference Coach of the Year on five occasions.

The 1995-96 Coyotes earned CofI its first-ever NAIA championship in any sport, defeating Whitworth College, 81-72 on March 12, 1996, to win the NAIA Division II basketball title. The team, coached by Marty Holly, won a school-record 31 games and claimed the Cascade Conference regular-season and postseason tournament titles. It is expected that the entire team will return for the Hall of Fame induction – including current New Mexico State assistant coach and NAIA Tournament MVP Damon Archibald.

For tickets to the Wendy's Hall of Fame luncheon, contact Dave Hahn at (208) 459-5835, or [email protected].

Internationally renowned pianist will play CofI Feb. 6

Chinese pianist Chu-Fang Huang, 24, who won the Cleveland International Pianists Competition in 2005, and was a finalist in the Van Cliburn Competition, will perform in Jewett Auditorium on Feb. 6.

Huang's concert is Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or in McCain. The cost is $11-$13 for adults, $7 to $9 for students. CofI students are free.

Chu-Fang showed her talent at an early age. At 12, she was the youngest person to be accepted to the Shenyang Music Conservatory. That same year (1994) she won the Chinese Prodigy Piano Competition.

This is not Chu-Fang's first visit to Idaho. She performed with the Sandpoint Festival Orchestra in August, and in November with the Idaho Falls Symphony.

IDACORP grants cash award to Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History

William H. ClarkWilliam H. Clark, director of the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History at Albertson College of Idaho, received a $100 award from IDACORP for his volunteer efforts at the museum during 2006.

IDACORP is Idaho Power Company’s parent company and makes annual VIP (Volunteer Involvement Program) awards to non-profit organizations in the names of employees who have volunteered during the year. Clark was cited for his volunteer efforts in most aspects of the Museum's operations including volunteer coordination, collections curation and management, fund raising, and research.

Clark is employed by Idaho Power as a macroinvertebrate biologist conducting research on Endangered Species Act listed snails in the Middle Snake River.

'The actual award is small, but the news of it will reach thousands of IDACORP employees as well as others,' Clark said. 'It is great PR for the museum.'

German Film Festival continues tonight

The second of three films in Albertson College of Idaho’s German Film Festival is tonight.

Die Fetten Jahren Sind Vorbei (The Edukators) will be shown Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in McCain Theater. Admission is free and is open to the public.

The Edukators is the story of a group of friends who break into the homes of rich people when they go on vacation. They don’t steal, but rearrange everything, leaving the message, 'Your days of plenty are numbered.' When a rich businessman catches them in the act, they kidnap him.

The Edukators won two German Film Critics Awards in 2005, including Best Feature Film and Best Young Actress. It also won the 2005 Bavarian Film Awards for Best Young Actress.

The next film in the festival will be Good Bye Lenin and will be shown Feb. 8 at 4 p.m.


  • Sixty years of Pulitzer Prize-winning photos are on display in four of our campus buildings – Jewett Auditorium, Langroise Center, Rosenthal Art Gallery and Hendren Hall. ACI students, faculty and staff are invited to preview the exhibit on Jan. 29 from noon to 4 p.m.

    The exhibit is free and will open to the public on Jan. 30. It will run until March 11. The exhibit days and hours for the public will be:

    • Tuesdays through Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m.
    • Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.

  • Volunteers are needed to help with Capture the Moment. Volunteers can be one-time or for the duration of the exhibit. Volunteers will:
    • Give out programs/maps
    • Invite the public to panel discussions on Feb. 5 and March 7 (more details to come)
    • Encourage groups to schedule a daytime tour
    • Let visitors know that DVDs and books are for sale
    • Staff a sign-in table and encourage visitors to fill out comment cards
    • Inform visitors that donations are accepted

    If you are interested in volunteering, please contact project manager Jan Book at 860-4308 or [email protected]. You can also contact Alan Minskoff at [email protected] or Pamela Lassiter at [email protected].