C of I Newsletter

2007. 02. 15.

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2007 Scholarship Gala Countdown – four weeks left!

The 2007 Scholarship Gala is just four weeks away on March 17 from 6-11 p.m. in the J.A. Albertson Activity Center. At the Gala, a raffle will be held to win a weeklong stay in a six-star villa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for up to eight people (including airfare for six). The trip is valued at $14,000 and can be taken between 2008 and 2010. You don't need to attend the Gala to win the raffle. See below for more details or go to www.collegeofidaho.edu/gala.

Friday is last chance to see Life and Limb before festival

Scene from Life and Limb Life and Limb, the fall CofI play chosen to perform at this year's Region VII Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival will have a performance/final dress rehearsal this Friday (Feb. 16) before it leaves for the festival.

The show is free and open to the public at 7:30 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium.

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival is the foremost showcase for collegiate theater. Approximately 80 productions sought a spot in the festival. Life and Limb was one of five productions chosen from the Northwest and Intermountain West, and CofI is by far the smallest school selected. The others are Boise State, Central Washington University, University of Portland and University of Oregon.

The festival is Feb. 20-24 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. The winning production will represent the region at the national festival April 16-22 at the world famous Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Coyotes clinch home playoff game; quarterfinals at CofI Feb. 21

With a win against Concordia on Jan. 20, the men's basketball team clinched their tenth-consecutive berth in the Cascade Conference postseason tournament, set to begin on Feb. 21. CofI secured a home quarterfinal playoff game with its victory on Saturday at Southern Oregon, coupled with an Eastern Oregon loss at Oregon Tech.

All tickets for Feb. 21 playoff game will be the same price as regular-season tickets at the J.A. Albertson Activities Center – $10 for reserved seating, $6 for general admission, $4 for student/senior general admission, and $2 for CofI students.

Phone orders for tickets are available by calling 459-5681. Tickets go on sale in the Activities Center on Sunday and Monday from 4-7 p.m. All unpurchased tickets, including those held by lifetime seat holders or 2007 season ticket holders, will go on sale to the general public Wednesday morning.

The Yotes have won the CCC postseason title four times (in 1996, 2001, 2003, and 2004) – with the team posting a 12-3 mark in tourney play under Mark Owen.

Help ACI's Kappa Sigma fraternity fundraise for Idaho Public Television

Kappa Sigma group shot by side of highway Next month, the Lambda Chi chapter of Kappa Sigma at CofI will answer phones live on air for the Idaho Public Television (IPTV) Festival 2007.

This will be Lambda Chi's first year participating in IPTV's pledge drive. Students will appear on Sunday, March 11 from 8:30-10:45 a.m.

The CofI community can support Lambda Chi's efforts as well as IPTV.

Please cut and paste the following information into an email and send it to kelly.hagans@idahoptv.org:

Amount Pledged:
Payment Time Frame: (one time, monthly, quarterly)
Payment Method: (check, payroll deduction for state employees, or credit card)
Do you want to be thanked on air: (yes or no)
Do you work for a matching gift company?
Any comments you would like to add:

This information will be kept confidential, and won't be entered in until the date the Lambda Chi is on air. For more information on Idaho Public Television, click here.

Money raised during the pledge drive will go toward providing quality educational and enlightening television programming, and also benefits Lambda Chi's community service record with its headquarters.

Hopi cultural baskets on display at Boone Hall

Hopi Baskets The Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History's Archaeology department has recently put a Native American Hopi display in the Boone Hall case. The display includes artifacts such as baskets, woven plaques, and other beautiful items.

The Hopi, a Southwest tribe, still weave baskets today.

The display, by the museum's curator and archaeologist, Jan Summers Duffy, was inspired by a joint effort of the college course, Spirit In Art & Culture, and uses artifacts from the museum's Gates-Lewis Anthropological collection.

The display is open Mondays through Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Jan at jduffy@collegeofidaho.edu.

Concert Band & Jazz Ensemble winter concert Thursday

The CofI Concert Band & Jazz Ensemble winter concert is tonight (Feb. 15) at 7:30 p.m. in Langroise Recital Hall. CofI senior Anna Bender is the guest conductor. Admission is free.

ACI in the News

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  • The following unsigned 'Cheer appeared in the Idaho Press-Tribune on Monday, Feb. 12: A huge thank you to Dave Hahn, the Albertson College of Idaho athletics marketing director. Your efforts in getting sporting event tickets to the troops of the Idaho Army National Guard are commendable. The more I learn about the institution of ACI, the more I realize just how much you give to the Treasure Valley community.
  • The Press-Tribune also covered the Theatre Department's participation in the Region VII Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (see above, Friday is last chance to see Life and Limb before festival). To see the story, click here.
  • On Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Press-Tribune ran ACI's fall Dean's List
  • Capture the Moment, the exhibit of Pulitzer Prize winning photos from the past 60 years, is continuing to receive coverage, including The Sunday Idaho Statesman (Feb. 11) which featured an article by journalism instructor Alan Minskoff and several photos, and KTVB News Channel 7 (Monday, Feb. 12). To see KTVB's coverage, click here.


  • The 2007 Scholarship Gala – Albertson College Rock, will be held Saturday, March 17, from 6-11 p.m. in the J.A. Albertson Activity Center. There are several ways in which you can be involved in this important fundraiser:

    Attend the event – Regular event tickets are $150 each and can be purchased online at www.collegeofidaho.edu/gala. Students, faculty, and staff can purchase discount tickets by contacting Tracylea Balmer at tbalmer@collegeofidaho.edu or 459-5025

    Volunteer to help with the event – contact Savala Smith at scsmith@collegeofidaho.edu or 459-5120

    Buy or sell raffle tickets (one for $50 or three for $125) – Purchase online at www.collegeofidaho.edu/gala. Please contact Debi Kraft at dkraft@collegeofidaho.edu or 459-5308 if you would like to help sell raffle tickets

    Donate an item to the auction – Please contact Jessica Jewell at jjewell@collegeofidaho.edu or 459-5086

    For more information, please visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/gala or contact Jill Pilote at jpilote@collegeofidaho.edu.

  • The deadline for abstracts for the second annual ACI Student Research Conference is March 15. The conference will take place April 28.

    Submissions must be in the form of an abstract. The abstract should be limited to one paragraph of no more than 200 words in length and should include a clear explanation of the project, presentation, or performance.

    For more information about the Student Research Conference or the guidelines for submitting abstracts, go to: www.collegeofidaho.edu/academics/SRC/default.asp?MainID=1.

  • 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.

    The exhibit is free and runs until March 11. The exhibit is staffed:

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

    The exhibit is open, but unstaffed, Mondays-Fridays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.