C of I Newsletter

2007. 03. 08.

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2007 Scholarship Gala Countdown – nine days left!

Scholarship Gala LogoThe 2007 Scholarship Gala is just nine days 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.

Coyotes lose 99-77 to Northwestern at NAIA Tourney

All-American Chad Schuiteman scored 17 points and had ten rebounds as 11th-seeded Northwestern College defeated Albertson College of Idaho, 99-77, in a first-round game Wednesday (March 7) at the 2007 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament in Branson, Mo.

The Red Raiders (24-8) used a 10-0 run late in the first half to build a 49-29 margin at the break – a lead that would not fall below 18 points the rest of the way.

The Coyotes (19-8) saw all ten players score tonight, but could not match the team from Orange City, Iowa, who shot 60-percent from the field and went 8-for-18 from the arc.

Donnel Garner led CofI with a career-high tying 15 points, with Josh Owen adding 12, and Anton Coleman and Bryan Champ each scoring 11. Brandon Nielsen, the lone senior on the court for the Yotes, had just six points in his final game in the Purple and Gold.

The Coyotes will return to the Treasure Valley on Saturday night via Delta Airlines, arriving at the Boise Airport around 10 p.m.

Last weekend for Capture the Moment

Sunday, March 11 is the last day to see Capture the Moment, an exclusive exhibit of 60 years of Pulitzer Prize-winning photos. The photos are on display in Jewett Auditorium, the Langroise Center, Rosenthal Art Gallery, and Hendren Hall.

Nearly 5,000 people have seen the exhibit since it opened at CofI on Jan. 30, including almost 1,200 last week alone.

Capture the Moment is free. Volunteers are needed to staff the exhibit for its final weekend during the following times:

  • Thursday and Friday, 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

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

Williams wins USCA Snowboard National title for Coyotes

Albertson College snowboarder Evan Williams won the 16th individual USCSA National Championship by a Coyote Wednesday (March 7), taking home the Slope Style event at Winter Park, Colo.

The junior from Arlington, Vt., captured his third national title in as many years. He won the 2005 Slope Style event and the 2006 Halfpipe competition.He joins Brent LaBounty, who won four titles during the mid 1980s, as the only Coyote to win more than two individual national championships.Between team and individual championships, CofI skiers and snowboarders have now won 37 national titles.

The women's alpine team also competed Wednesday in the giant slalom run of the alpine combined, with the Lady Yotes placing eighth.Senior captain Molly Bullard had a strong finish, placing 12th, earning All-America status.

Today marks Day 2 of the championships, with the snowboarders competing in the Halfpipeand the men's alpine team competing in the giant slalom.

ACI's first Career Day is March 15

The first ACI Career Day presented by SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) will be held in Kathryn Albertson International Center on Thursday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be an interview panel discussion, a resume writing workshop, job recruiters, andeffective career search forum.

Some of the companies being represented are Micron, Hewlett-Packard, Simplot, and Wells Fargo Financial.

Career Day is open to the entire campus, but is geared mostly for juniors and seniors. Those who attend may want to bring their resume with them, but it is not required.Dress is casual and students can stop by any time during the day.

A complete event schedule will be sent by email, or contact Meredith Howlett at [email protected] for more information.

Upcoming Whittenberger planetarium shows

ACI's Whittenberger Planetarium is hosting a show about Jupiter tonight (Thursday,March 8) at 7:30 p.m. in Boone Science Hall. The cost is $1 for children ages 5-18 and $2 for adults.

TheNew Horizons spacecraft has just passed its closest approach to Jupiter. In addition to a tour of March's night sky, the tour will look at the history of exploration of the largest planet of our solar system and its moons, seethe newest images,and learn what new information is gleaned from each visit.

On Tuesday,March 13, the planetarium will host a free show for the college community at 7:30 p.m. All students, faculty, staff,and their families are invited. We will tour the March sky and look at the demotion of Pluto from a planet to a dwarf planet.

Space is limited at all planetarium shows, soplease make reservations with JoAnn Bellon at 459-5211.

International Women's Day and Poetry Month features Raptosh tonight

Diane RaptoshEnglish Professor Diane Raptosh will be featured at a celebration of International Women's Day and Poetry Month.

Diane and others will read poetry tonight (Thursday, March 8) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship, 1520 N. 12th in Boise (corner of 12th and Eastman).

The event features local poets sharing poems by women who have influenced them, as well as their own work.

The event is free. For more information, call 938-3011 or click here.

Schweizer chosen to present ACI's business program at symposium

Jason SchweizerJason Schweizer, ACI's Director of Business Programs, has been selected to participate in the Council of Independent Colleges symposium on Business and the Liberal Arts: Integrating Professional Liberal Education in Chicago on May 3-5.

Jason is one of 24 participants selected from a very competitive field of nominations. At the symposium, he will provide a 15-20 minute presentation and participate in a panel that will highlight three or four programs.

Jason was hired to direct a significant program of enhancement in ACI's Business Department that supports the college's efforts to move into the top 100 liberal arts colleges. Through increased involvement with the external community and comparison to other national colleges, the College has increasingly recognized that employers are interested in graduateswho have integrative organizational skills as well as functional skills. They look for CofI graduates who:

  • Can think through problems utilizing various types of data from various perspectives
  • Understand the context in which any business functions, both nationally and internationally
  • Understand how every part of a business integrates with the other constituent parts
  • Have thought deeply about the ethical issues with which every business deals
  • Are able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Jason has worked closely with an advisory board of business leaders and academics to help CofI re-form the department and curriculum in such a way that CofI offers what employers are seeking in ways that capitalize on the College's strengths in the liberal arts integration, creating a market niche for business at ACI.

Langroise Trio celebrates Mardi Gras tonight and Saturday

The Langroise Trio will celebrate Mardi Gras tonight (Thursday, March 8) in Boise at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Center at 9th and Myrtle at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.

The Thursday performance is due to the Philharmonic fundraiser on Friday night.

A second performance will be held at CofI on Saturday, March 10 in Langroise Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The pieces are light and festive for most part, and the Langroise Trio is even performing a set of tangos. The program also includes a world premiere of David Alan Earnest's 'Isle of Bathos,' which was written for the Langroise Trio.

Idaho Theatre for Youth performs March 16; Shakepearience coming April 2

Boxcar ChildrenThe Idaho Theatre for Youth tour is coming to CofI on Friday, March 16 at 3:30 p.m. in the ACI Recital Hall to perform a 50-minute version of The Boxcar Children, based on the beloved children's book.

Two recent CofI graduates, Piper Trulock and Tim Saunders, will be featured and the traveling set was designed and built by CofI Theatre faculty Michael Hartwell.

The performance is free to CofI students, faculty, staff and their families.

On April 2, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival 'Shakespearience' tour will be on campus doing a 50-minute version of Much Ado About Nothing. It will be free to CofI students, faculty, staff and their families.

For more information, contact Theatre Department Chair Joe Golden at 459-5836 or [email protected]

ACI in the News

  1. The men's basketball team's appearance in the NAIA Division II Tournament was featured in Wednesday's sports section of The Idaho Statesman. To read the story, click here.
  2. Sociology Professor Robin Lorentzen, her studies about Canada and her search for Treasure Valley Canadians were featured on the front page of The Idaho Statesman on Monday, March 5. To read the story, click here.
  3. Capture the Moment was included in Jeanne Huff's Treasure Hunt column in Sunday's Idaho Statesman. To see the column, click here.
  4. ACI is included in the Annual Education Report published in the January/February 2007 issue of Southeast Atlantic Magazine, which is published by Delta Airlines.


  • 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.