C of I Newsletter

2006. 04. 14.

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A Fresh Take on Macbeth

The Albertson College of Idaho Department of Theatre will give audiences a thrill later this month with an updated take on William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Director and department chair, Joe Golden has updated the setting for the play to reflect an industrial-Goth feel while keeping Shakespeare's language intact. 'The production is also unique in that the cast includes 13 women and only 7 men -- a highly unusual mix for a Shakespeare cast' Golden said. 'We call it, Macbeth meets Kill Bill.'

Performances begin April 27 and continue on the 28th, 29th and May 3rd - 6th at 7:30pm with a matinee on Sunday, May 7th at 2:00pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and non-ACI students. CofI students, staff, and faculty are admitted free. The box office can be reached on performance nights by calling 459-5426.

SIFE Teams Captures Victory, Looks Toward Nationals

The CofI Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team is advancing to national competition after winning several awards during the regional contest held in Seattle earlier this month. The CofI team was named a SIFE USA Regional Champion in overall competition and a finalist in both the Discover Financial Services Success Skills and the Financial Literacy competitions. The SIFE USA National Exposition takes place May 21-23 in Kansas City, Missouri. During this academic year, the Albertson College SIFE team organized 12 projects in the Caldwell community, including a Women's Career Workshop and Hispanic Leadership Conference. Kristina Mazurak is the SIFE team faculty advisor.

Violin Professor Travels Across the Pond for Summer Performances

One third of Albertson College of Idaho's Langroise Trio will spend the summer performing for audiences in the United Kingdom. Violinist Geoffrey Trabichoff will give concerts in London with the Lichtenstein Chamber Players, recitals in Suffolk with his former piano partner John Staffor, and a chamber music performance with his daughter, Nina.

Alumnae Named Among Accomplished Under 40

Neva Geisler '94 is being recognized for her accomplishments in the Idaho Business Review's annual round up of the most accomplished community members under the age of 40. Geisler is the director of the United Way's Volunteer Center. She helps organize corporate volunteer programs, large-scale community projects, and matches volunteers with organizations who need help. During her time with the organization, Geisler has increased the number of volunteers registered with United Way by 361 percent.

Community Invited to Share in Pasta Feed

Bring a big appetite and prepare for fun - the 5th Annual Franklin Specht Pasta Feed will take place this Saturday, April 15 from 6-8 p.m. in Simplot Dining Hall. The feast will be prepared by Franklin Specht and friends with all proceeds to benefit the Franklin Specht Scholarship Fund. A donation of $8 is suggested. To attend the dinner, please RSVP to Mary Bitner.

Museum Represented at Annual Idaho Academy of Science Meetings

The Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History was represented by two staff members, Director William H. Clark '67 and Entomology Curator James K. Ryan, at the 48th Annual Idaho Academy of Science Meeting and Symposium last month. Clark gave two presentations during the gathering. The first, Biodiversity of Desert Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) at Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, A Progress Report summed up the results of six years of research on an inventory of ants and other insects. To date, he has documented several new insects for the park, including the Red Imported Fire Ant. The second presentation concerned research he is conducting for Idaho Power Company: ESA Snail Monitoring Activities in the Mid-Snake River, Idaho. The project is gathering basic biological information on a species of Threatened and an Endangered species of gastropod in the Snake River. Specimens of this work are deposited in The Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History.