C of I Newsletter

2007. 02. 22.

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2007 Scholarship Gala Countdown – three weeks left!

Scholarship Gala LogoThe 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.

Rochelle Johnson receives award from Women's and Children's Alliance

Rochelle JohnsonRochelle Johnson, AssociateProfessor of English and Environmental Studies andChair of the Environmental Studies Program at ACI, has been named one of the winners of the Women's and Children's Alliance Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) awards.

TWIN acknowledges outstanding women from diverse professional backgrounds. The TWIN program also supports the Women's and Children's Alliance, a non-profit agency that provides safe shelter to women and children escaping domestic and sexual violence.

Johnson has been at CofI for seven years and has helped develop the innovative Environmental Studies program. She also directs the Heritage Scholar Program.

Johnson is involved in the off-campus community as well, by participating in Caldwell's downtown revitalization project and serving on the Indian Creek Festival Planning Committee. Her work in fostering collaboration between CofI and the city has received national attention and was featured recently at a meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Previously the Associate Editor of Women's Studies, Johnson has served on the governing committees of several professional organizations. The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment has elected her as President for 2008.

Rochelle will be honored at two TWIN events – a reception on April 12 and a luncheon on May 1.

Journalist and author Christian Parenti on campus March 1

Christian Parenti, who has traveled to Afghanistan three times since 2004, will present an on-the-ground report from his recent Afghan travels as well as insight into the ongoing U.S. occupation of Iraq.

Parenti, correspondent for The Nation and the author of several books, will speak at CofI on Thursday, March 1 at noon in the Hendren Boardroom on the third floor of Sterry Hall.

The talk is open to the public. A question-and-answer period and book signing will follow his presentation.

Parenti will also speak at BSU on March 1 at 7 p.m. in the Jordan Ballroom.

Parenti received his doctorate in Sociology from the London School of Economics in 2000. He is the author of The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq (available in the CofI Bookstore), The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America from Slavery to the War on Terror, and Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis.

He has been a Soros Senior Justice fellow and a Ford Foundation City fellow at the City University of New York graduate school's Center for Place, Culture and Politics.

ACI and the Idaho Peace Coalition are co-sponsoring Parenti's lecture.

For more information, contact Rob Dayley, Albertson College of Idaho at 318-6254 or [email protected]; or Liz Paul, Idaho Peace Coalition, at 853-4435 or [email protected].

Coyote Basketball Teams Split Playoff Games

The CofI Basketball teams opened up the Cascade Conference Postseason Tournament at the J.A. Albertson Activities Center with mixed results.

The Lady Yotes (19-9) opened up the tourney with a convincing 74-52 quarterfinal win over Warner Pacific on Tuesday night. Denise Hill led the Lady Yotes with 16 points and 12 rebounds, with Savannah Ames adding 13. CofI will meet Corban College in Salem, Ore. on Friday night in the CCC semifinals - with the game broadcast live on 1490 KCID-AM, beginning at 8:15 p.m. (MST)

The Coyotes (19-7) lost their CCC quarterfinal to Eastern Oregon, 70-65, on Wednesday night. Freshman Steffen Spinks led CofI with 13 points and eight rebounds in the loss. The squad still has an outside chance at qualifying for the NAIA Division II National Championships based on their national ranking - with the berths announced next Wednesday.

Additional information about Taylor St. John's Marshall Scholarship

The San Francisco Committee of the Marshall Scholarship released additional information about its recipients last week. CofI senior Taylor St. John, who will graduate in May with a degree in International Political Economy, is one of four recipients of this prestigious award.

The committee received 97 applications and interviewed 20 candidates. In addition to St. John, candidates were interviewed from University of California, Berkeley (1), Stanford University (3), University of Washington, Seattle (2), Princeton (1), Brown University (1), Pomona College (1), MIT (1), Swarthmore College (1), University of Wyoming (1), Whitman College (1), Williams College (1), U.S. Military Academy (1), Yale University (1), Columbia University (2), Claremont McKenna University (1).

Beside St. John, The other winners were Annie Bird, UC Berkeley; Charles Eadie, U.S. Military Academy; Tianhui 'Michael' Li, Princeton.

The Marshall Scholarships are a two-year, United Kingdom program that allows American students to study at a U.K. institution. The scholarship is worth nearly $100,000.

'As future leaders with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their ultimate personal success,' said Lesley Hughlett, Political, Press and Public Affairs for the Marshall Scholarship.

ACI alums can have collegeofidaho.edu email addresses

For the last five years, CofI has provided an email forwarding service for alumni through the Harris Company. Alumni could have alum.collegeofidaho.edu addresses, but had to contract with a server such as hotmail or yahoo for a forwarding address.

This year, CofI had the opportunity to contract with Microsoft to provide server capacity for its alumni. CofI alumni can now sign up for a yotes.collegeofidaho.edu email account with two gigabytes of storage.

ACI freshmen are also using the yotes.collegeofidaho.edu accounts, so they will never have to change their email addresses again. Sophomores, juniors and seniors will change over to the yotes.collegeofidaho.edu accounts when they graduate.

To sign up for your lifetime email address, click here.

Your CofI email address will eventually provide you access to the new online alumni directory.

Langroise Trio Concert Series March 8 and 10

The Langroise Trio, ACI's artists-in-residence, have two performances scheduled for March:

  • March 8 – Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy (Boise) at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors
  • March 10 – Langroise Recital Hall, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Both performances will feature music by Francaix, Dubois, Ryden, and Rolla.The program also features a world premiere of a new piece, 'The Isle of Bathos,' written specifically for the Langroise Trio by David Alan Earnest. CofI student April Harrison will be featured in a viola duet in the Caldwell performance.

ACI in the News

  • Capture the Moment was covered by the Ontario Argus-Observer on Sunday, Feb. 18. To read the story, click here.
  • A story and photos about ACI's first Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Day is posted on the INL website. To read the story, 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 [email protected] or 459-5025

    Volunteer to help with the event – contact Savala Smith at [email protected] 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 [email protected] or 459-5308 if you would like to help sell raffle tickets

    Donate an item to the auction – Please contact Jessica Jewell at [email protected] or 459-5086

    For more information, please visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/gala or contact Jill Pilote at [email protected].

  • The Lambda Chi chapter of Kappa Sigma at CofI will answer phones live on air for the Idaho Public Television (IPTV) Festival 2007 on Sunday, March 11 from 8:30-10:45 a.m. This will be Lambda Chi's first year participating in IPTV's pledge drive.

    For information about how to support Lamda Chi's efforts by making a pledge to IPTV, send an email to [email protected].

  • 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, click here.

  • Sixty years of Pulitzer Prize-winning photos are on display in Jewett Auditorium, the 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.