C of I Newsletter

2006. 04. 20.

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New Director of Education Welcomed

Dr. Dennis Cartwright is adding his extensive experience to the Albertson College of Idaho Education Department as the program's new director. Cartwright began his career as an instructor in a K-6 Headstart program in Caldwell. Since then, he has held several leadership positions including serving as the Director of Teacher Education & Chair of the Department of Education at Northwest Nazarene University. 'I am excited about the opportunity to be at Albertson College of Idaho and to work with the faculty to explore new ways of preparing teachers for the classroom,' Cartwright said. The education director position was made possible through teh $17 million grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. The grant also funded a position for a biochemistry professor and a director of the business department.

Students Present at Gender in the Humanities Conference

Two CofI students will soon be presenting their research at the Austin College Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities. The conference is scheduled for April 21-23 and will focus on issues of gender in the humanities. Sophomore Megan Williams will present her paper entitled Come Out From Under the 'Ass' Hide': A Queer Reading of Figaro's Don Basilio. Junior Molly Mooney explores feminist issues in her paper Louder, Faster, Harder: The Struggles of Women In Rock.

Alumnae Wins Fellowship To Alternative Journalism Academy

Caitlin Copple ’03 was recently selected from a pool of 400 applicants to join the Medill School of Journalism’s Academy for Alternative Journalism in Chicago. 'It was sort of the last thing I applied for as far as all my internships and summer plans go,' Copple said. 'I am definitely interested in working in alternative journalism, non-corporate owned preferably.' Copple is one of 10 students selected for the fellowship. She is a former Coyote editor and is currently a print graduate student at the University of Montana Journalism School.

Museum Hosts 2006 Fossil Fish Workshop and Field Trip

The Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History invites you to try your hand at paleobiology during the 2006 Fossil Fish Workshop and Field Trip. The events will be held May 12 and 13, beginning with a workshop at the museum on Friday. On Saturday May 13, participants will have a chance to test their new skills during a field trip into the Owyhee Mountains to look for and identify fossils. The instructor for the event will be Dr. Gerald R. Smith, Fossil Fish Curator for the Orma J. Smith Museum and is Curator Emeritus of Fishes for the Museum of Zoology at the University of Michigan. A registration form, schedule, and driving information on cost can be found on the museum’s website. Space is limited, and registration forms and payment must be submitted by May 5, 2006. For more information, contact museum curator Bill Clark.

Sigma Epsilon Alumni Tea Social

ACI's oldest and only local sorority Sigma Epsilon will host an Alumni Tea Social in Blatchley May 13. This is the organizations first attempt at contacting and bringing all of their alumni together. The sorority is expecting attendance from Sigma Epsilon alumni from multiple states and ranging in graduation classes from the 1930s to 2005. They are excited to meet new sisters and renew old ties and find out firsthand how the sorority has changed over the last eight decades. For more information please contact Cassandra Schiffler.

Lady Yotes Defeat Division-I School

The Albertson College softball team claimed their first-ever win against a NCAA Division I team, stopping Utah Valley State, 7-5, at Symms Field. After spotting UVSC (13-27) a 1-0 lead in the first inning, CofI took the lead in the second on Lisa Stout's two-run homer. Stacy Smith's three-run bomb an inning later, her eighth of the year, gave the 'Yotes a 7-3 lead. The Lady 'Yotes are back in action Friday at Southern Oregon.