C of I Newsletter

2007. 05. 03.

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ACI strives to increase alumni giving rate to meet Albertson Foundation goal

Boone Fund Logo One of the key goals from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation challenge grantis to increase ACI's alumni giving rate to 23 percent this year.

Currently, CofI has 1,115 alumni donors, for a giving rate of 17.16 percent. The College needs 380 more by June 30 to meet the goal. The development office is asking alumni to donate to the Boone Fund, which supports the College'syearly operating andscholarship needs.

Help CofI meet the challenge set forth by the Albertson Foundation by contributing to the Boone Fund by June 30. Click here to make a donation.

Each week, this newsletter will update the percentage of alumni who have given to the College this year. Your participation matters because every gift helps CofI reach its goal.

Seniors: include your donation in the commencement program

Senior Legacy Committee CofI seniors have an opportunity to thank the College for their experiences over the last four years and recognize the person who has most influenced them.

The Senior Legacy Campaign is asking seniors to donate at least $10 to the Boone Fund. For every senior who donates at least $10, the Board of Trustees and Paul Bennion have promised an additional $6.

As of Wednesday, 16 seniors have donated $310. To reach the goal of 80 percent participation, 114 more donors are needed. To keep track of the seniors progress, or to complete the exit survey (seniors only), please click here.

Donations received by May 7 can be made in honor of the person who has most impacted a senior's CofI experience. Both the senior's name and the name of the person being honored will be listed in the commencement program.

For more information about the Senior Legacy Campaign, email [email protected].

Denny Clark mini-course tonight

Denny ClarkDenny Clark, religion professor at ACI, will present 'Jesus Before Christianity: Q, the Earliest Gospel,' as part of the spring series of adult religious education courses, sponsored by CofI and Faith and Life Institute for Theological Education.

The course is tonight (Thursday, May 3) at the Kathryn Albertson International Center at ACI, from 7 to 9:15 p.m.

The registration fee for the mini-course is $10, but is free for high school and college students.

Clark's mini-course focuses on the portrayal of Jesus in Q, a document most New Testament scholars think was used as a source for the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke.

Second Annual Student Research Conference is successful

Student Research ConferenceACI's second annual Student Research Conference, held Saturday, April 28, was very successful. More than 150 people attended the poster session and the oral sessions were also well attended. Next year's conference will be held during Parent Weekend.

There were 65 CofI students who presented their work at the research conference. This included 16 paper presentations, two musical performances and 17 posters. Submissions came from 11 categories including anthropology/sociology, biology, education, English, mathematics, physical sciences, psychology, and music.

Friday events: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, BBQ, beer garden, Bob Hoover roast, wine and cheese class, music department performs

The Women and Men's Center is asking men to walk a mile in high-heeled shoes on Friday, May 4 at 4 p.m. in the Quad to bring attention to the issue of violence against women. National statistics for violence against women are chilling: One in six American women is a victim of sexual assault, and every 90 seconds a woman is raped in America.

Pledge sheets and information are available at the McCain Front Desk and in The Women's and Men's Center.

The walk will be followed by a barbeque, a beer garden (for those who are 21 or older) and the Roast and Toast comedicroasting of CofI PresidentBob Hoover.

Also on Friday:

  • ACI is hosting an Idaho wine and cheese class 4 to 6 p.m. in Simplot Dining Hall. Cost for the class is $25. Please call Mary Bitner at 459-5300 to reserve.
  • The CofI Department of Music will present the Faure 'Requiem,' in Jewett Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The performance will feature the CofI Sinfonia, Chorale, and Chamber Singers.

Darla Eaton's Senior Recital is Saturday

Darla EatonDarla Eaton will perform her senior piano recital on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Langroise Recital Hall.

Her pieces include preludes from every major era (Prelude XXI in B Flat major from The Well Tempered Clavier by Bach, Prelude No. 4 in A minor by Chopin, Voiles by Debussy, and Muczynski's VI Op. 6), as well as The First Arabesque by Debussy and The Revolutionary Etude by Chopin.

Homemade refreshments will be served after the show.

Rochelle Johnson receives WCA award

Darla EatonACI Associate Professor of English and Environmental Studies Rochelle Johnson received a Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) award from the Women and Children's Alliance at a luncheon on Tuesday. Johnson was one of 41 women in the Treasure Valley to receive the award, which recognizes professional women and their employers.

About 400 people attended, including former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus and Boise Mayor David Bieter, both of whom spoke at the event.

Other TWIN honorees include CofI alumnae Paula Landholm Kluksdal ('94), who is an attorney and partner at Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley, and Corey Surber ('91), who is the Advocacy & Community Health Coordinator at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.

Volunteers needed for high school economic summit May 9 at ACI

High School Students

ACI is hosting the International Economic Summit on May9 in the J.A. Albertson Activity Center. This program will bring more than 250 high school students to our campus to participate in a global trading simulation where they will 'represent' over 50 different countries.

The Summit organizers need volunteers to help run this exciting event, including:

  • Summit Scorekeeper (8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.): Work with 5-6 country teams in tracking their scores and scoring event activities. Work closely with the students and enjoy a fast-paced interactive role in the Summit.
  • World Banker (noon to 2:30 p.m.): Bankers work during the trading session in the afternoon, handling currency exchanges, selling infrastructure and issuing loans.
  • Team USA (8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.): A non-student team that interacts with students in the role of the United States. Participates in alliances, negotiates contracts and actively trades commodities.

Lunch is provided for all volunteers, and ongoing training and guidance will be provided throughout the day. The Summit is a fun event, with great energy and excitement. To see what happens at a Summit, view the video at www.econsummit.org.

To volunteer, please contact Justin Larson at the Idaho Council on Economic Education at 426-1193 or at [email protected] as soon as possible.

Natural History Museum work day is Saturday, May 5

The monthly work day at the Orma J. Smith Natural History Museum is Saturday, May 5 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers can work on existing projects or help with a community project.

Mary Clark will present the first half of her slides from her August 2006 trip to Ireland. In addition, Usio Nisikawa, a visiting researcher from Japan will be at the museum studying crayfish.

Scholarship Gala brings in over $120,000

Darla Eaton

Final receipts for the 2007 Scholarship Gala are still being tallied, but so far the Gala brought in more than $120,000 for scholarships at ACI. More than 350 people attended the March 17 event, which included dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing.

More than 97 percent of CofI students receive scholarships. This fundraiser, which is held every two years, pays fora portion of them.

Many people worked to make the Gala a success this year. Very special thanks to the CofI Special Events Department for theirwork on the Gala. Special thanks as well to:

Honorary Co-Chairs:
Jerry & Tricia Baur
Ken Howell & Bernadine Marconi

Dave Hahn
Jessica Jewell
Michael Vandervelden
Angela Marin
Emma Nagashima
Toni Baley
Courtney Carissimi

Bon Appetit:
Matt Caldwell
Randy King
Maury Bennett
Betty Trumble
Amanda Trumble
Beth Delmar

Andrea DuBois
Debi Kraft
Kris Hooker
Teri Scott
Bev Robinson
Mary Jo Hayes
Val Dines
Deanna Ross

Aimee Czarniecki
Jennifer Oxley
Jeff Almeida

John Britschgi
Shari Wilcox
Sue King
Paula Vogt

Jill Pilote
Tracylea Balmer
Seth Sengel
DC Cutlers
Shaneen Hahn
Ken McNamara
Kelly Lacey
Denece Hunter

Raffle Tickets:
Debi Kraft
Leslee Hoover
Elaine Playstead
Connie Klockentager
Kris Hooker
Derrick Morris

Student Volunteers:
Savala Smith
Jennifer Nichols
Sara Miyasaki
Tessa Price
Anna Bender
Monica Taylor
Alison Coats
Lauren Kline
Stephanie Carlson
Rheane Mumm
Michelle Cain
Mary Ellen Bauer
Aika Shima
Ciara Tippin
Chris Matteson
Andrew Griffin
Daniel Grad
Patrick Dougherty
Robrt Powers
Alan Price
Emilie McDonagh
Alexandra Gertman
Rachel Kudrna
Kelli Storey
Brian Telleria
Kim Kraft
Alex Theiler
Megan Dembi
Kelly Braun
Kylie Grimes
Natalie Hatch
Ines Tucakovic
Sara Cramer
Stephanie Canning
Kyle Kunkler
Mike Ridley
Ben Thomas
Colin Burke
Ellen Judd
Sara Bates
Natalie Wallace
Taylor St. John
Leon Samuels
Amber Steele
Jessica Austin

ACI Choir:
Andrew Percifield
Ali Rabe
Sadie Warwick
Russell Smith
Michal Yadlin
Matt McDaniel

Rebecca Foster
Colleen Scovill
Kimm Johnson
Sara Packebush
George Lemmon

Amanda Holmes
Emily Matlock
Seanne Smith
Lindsay Lowe
David Ketchum
Jesse Holmes
Kyle Ulshafer

Andrea Mahan
Megan Williams
Anna Wilson
Cassandra Painter
Nick Teraberry
Morgan Fredericksen

Jamie Derry
Linda Wesley
Kylie Erickson
Alicia Trakas
Brenna Rose
Jake Fulcher
Brian Dearing

ACI in the News

  • Student Carson Taysom, who pitched eight shutout innings Sunday in ACI's win over Concordia, was named the NAIA Region I pitcher of the week in Wednesday's Idaho Statesman Sports section.
  • The Student Research Conference was featured on the front page of The Idaho Statesman on Saturday, April 28. The story included interviews with students Layne Vanderbeek, Allison Brooks, Lisa Stout, Quinton Dowling, SRC Chair Sara Heggland and psychology Professor Jann Adams. Allison and Lisa were featured in photos. To read the story, click here.
  • The Idaho Press Tribune Community Page ran items about Howard Berger's mini course in its April 24 edition and on Denny Clark's mini course on April 30. The IPT ran an item about the CofI wine and cheese class on April 28.


  • Klaus Scharioth, current German ambassador to the United States who attended the College of Idaho as a Rotary Scholar, is raising money for the George V. Wolfe Endowed Scholarship at ACI.

    Scharioth and Wolfe met when Scharioth was a student at the C of I. They stayed in close contact until Wolfe's death in 1990. The scholarship is awarded annually to an CofI sophomore, junior or senior majoring in political science, history, philosophy, or pre-law.

    Scharioth and CofI hope to raise $42,000 for the scholarship by commencement on June 2. Scharioth will be the keynote speaker at commencement.

    For more information about the scholarship, contact Michael Vandervelden at [email protected]. Contributions can be mailed to Albertson College of Idaho, Office of Development, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, ID 83605-4432.
  • Projekt Locqa's Non-Standard Deviations exhibit is atthe Rosenthal Gallery in Blatchley Hall. The exhibit runs through May 4 and is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Projekt Locqa is a group of local artists who sharea desire to expand awareness of Boise's visual arts community through collaborations with regional and national artists and art communities. To learn more about the group, visit www.projektlocqa.com.
  • OnThursday, May 10 the Whittenberger Planetarium will host a show about Jupiter. Show time is at 7:30 p.m. in Boone Science Hall. The cost is $1 for children ages 5-18 and $2 for adults. ACI students are free. Seating is limited. Please make reservations by calling JoAnn Bellon at 459-5211.

  • Join the ACI Outdoor Program and Bear Valley Raft Company on Saturday, May 19 at noon for a great day on the South Fork of the Payette River. The trip is open to students, faculty and staff. The trip, including bus ride, equipment, snacks and drinks is free. A $20 is required to hold your spot, but will be refunded. Sign up in the Outdoor Program office in the McCain Student Union. No rafting experience is necessary, but be prepared to get wet.