C of I Newsletter

2007. 06. 28.

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Alums in the news: Jones ('65) chosen by Gov. Otter ('67) to replace Chief Justice Schroeder ('61) on Idaho Supreme Court

Warren JonesBoise trial lawyer and College of Idaho alum Warren Jones ('65) was named to the Idaho Supreme Court by Gov. Butch Otter, another C of I alum ('67). Jones replaces retiring Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald Schroeder, another C of I alum ('61).

Otter named Jones to the court Tuesday. Schroeder said he ended his term early to let Otter choose his replacement. Jones will stand for election in 2008.

Jones received his BA, magna cum laude, from The College of Idaho in 1965. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1968.

Jones joined Eberle Berlin in 1970 after serving as a law clerk for two years to the Honorable Joseph J. McFadden, chief justice of the Idaho Supreme Court. He was the firm's senior litigator, specializing in insurance defense litigation involving negligence, premises liability, products liability, legal malpractice, construction accidents and defects, and automobile accidents.

Jones has also been involved in significant commercial litigation. He is a member of the Boise and American Bar Associations, the Idaho State Bar, Defense Research Institute, Idaho Association of Defense Counsel, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

To read The Idaho Statesman's story about Jones' appointment, click here. To read the Boise Weekly's story about Jones' appointment, click here.

Most CofI offices closed during Fourth of July week

Most CofI offices will be closed from June 29-July 6. Campus Safety will still have 24-hour, seven-day staffing during that week. The Admissions Office will be open Monday, July 2, Tuesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This weekly email newsletter will not be sent next week. The next newsletter will be sent July 12.

Final days of Boone Fund campaign

Boone Fund LogoThe CofI Development office has reached one of the key goals from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation challenge grant by increasing ACI's alumni giving rate above the 23 percent target by June 30.

Currently, CofI has 1,609 alumni donors, for a giving rate of 24.17 percent. This includes the recently graduated Class of 2007. The Senior Legacy campaign had 103 seniors participate. Together they donated $1,888.

The Class of 2007 couldn't be counted with the alumni giving rate until spring grades were officially processed.

'We are excited about the outstanding support we received from the Class of 2007 and the rest of ACI's alumni,' Boone Fund Director Jessica Jewell said.

Alumni have until June 30 to push the giving rate even higher, Jewell said. Click here to make a donation. To watch the short video about the Boone Fund featuring archivist Jan Boles, Prof. Jasper LiCalzi and graduate Courtney Carissimi, click here.

Spring 2007 Dean's List posted online

There are 165 CofI students on the Spring 2007 Dean's List, which was recently released. To receive Dean's List recognition, a student must complete at least nine or more graded credits and achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher for that semester.

To see this list of Dean's List students, click here.

ACI hosts Universal Cheerleading Association camp

Universal Cheerleading Assocation CampACI is hosting the first of two Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) camps this week, from June 26-29. Approximately 150 attendees, ranging in age from 5- to 18-years-old, are participating.

Teams came from throughout the region, including five from Boise, and one each from Middleton, Filer, Fruitland and Monroe, Wash. Participants are staying in Hayman Hall.

UCA camp is an all-around cheerleading camp that focuses on stunting, dances, live game and sideline cheering

The next UCA camp at CofI will be held Aug. 6-9. To register, please contact Regional Director Kelli Weight at [email protected] or (800) 969-6308. For more information about UCA camps, click here.

Faculty News

Scott Knickerbocker joins English Department

Scott KnickerbockerThe CofI English Department has a new faculty member joining this fall. Visiting Assistant Professor Scott Knickerbocker is a recent Ph.D. recipient from the University of Oregon.

'We selected Dr. Knickerbocker from an impressive group of applicants who responded to our national search for this position,' English Department Chair Rochelle Johnson said. 'As a graduate of Principia College in Illinois, a small, private, top 100 liberal arts college, Dr. Knickerbocker values ACI's commitments to community and to our students.'

At the University of Oregon, Knickerbocker focused his studies on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, environmental literature, poetry and poetics, and composition.

He also served as Assistant Director of Composition, a role in which he supervised and assisted more than 100 graduate teaching fellows and instructors of composition at the University of Oregon.

At ACI, he will teach courses in both English and Environmental Studies.

Knickerbocker is as an avid hiker and nordic skier, and is eager to explore Idaho. 'We hope everyone will help welcome Scott and his wife, Megan Dixon, to our campus community,' Johnson said.

Cartwright will chair teacher accreditation committee

Dennis CartwrightDennis Cartwright, ACI's Director of Education Programs, has been invited to serve as this year's chair for the Annual Report and Preconditions Audit Committee (ARPA) of the National Council for Accreditation of Education (NCATE). NCATE serves as the professional accreditor for the majority of U.S. institutions that prepare educators.

ARPA reviews the annual reports for NCATE accredited institutions. Based on those reviews, the institutions may be required to provide additional information to affirm their accreditation status.

The committee also reviews and acts on the portions of the preconditions reports for institutions seeking initial accreditation. These reports deal with the conceptual framework, and knowledge bases that drive institutions' programs. These preconditions must be met before an institution can host an accreditation team visit.

Cartwright is in the second year of a three-year term to this committee. His appointment to the NCATE ARPA committee came through the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE).

Staff News

Museum director honored for long-time Entomological Society affiliation

Bill Clark

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) has just honored Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History Director William H. Clark with its 30-year member pin. Clark first joined ESA in 1973.

The letter from ESA mentions the progress that the field of entomology and the ESA has made during that time period. Clark was thanked for his long-term support and dedication to the society and the progression. Bill continues to involve entomology in his work with Idaho Power Company, his various positions and work with the museum, his work with the entomology collection at CICESE in Ensenada, Baja California, and his other hobbies and research projects.

Life after ACI: Where are we now?

  • Jennifer Eastman Attebery ('73) is celebrating the publication of her newest book, Up in the Rocky Mountains: Writing the Swedish Immigrant Experience. Eastman Attebery is an English professor at Idaho State University in Pocatello. She is also director of ISU's American Studies Program and Associate Editor of Idaho Yesterdays, a journal devoted to Idaho's history.
  • Katie Van Vorhis ('04), who graduated with a BA in history, was accepted into the MA program in Museology at the University of Washington.

ACI in the News

  • A story about the ArtsPowered School Institute, which CofI hosted last week for the fifth year, was in The Idaho Statesman on Wednesday, June 27. To read the story, click here.
  • ACI Religion Professor Denny Clark was included in a front-page story about home-based churches in the Treasure Valley in The Idaho Statesman on Saturday, June 23. To read the story, click here.


  • Many people commented on how much they enjoyed the addresses given at ACI's commencement on June 2, especially the one from Klaus Scharioth, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the U.S., during which he spoke of his year at CofI and his travels in the United States.

    Speeches from Scharioth, Pres. Bob Hoover and senior speaker Stephen Lowman are archived on the CofI website.
  • All graduates were professionally photographed crossing the stage and shaking hands with Pres. Bob Hoover during commencement. In addition, several departments had group photos taken. Those photos are now available online for purchase. For more information and to order online, click here.

    In addition, commencement was webcast. To watch the ceremony, click here.
  • The latest issue of ACI Online is now available. Stories include profiles of math Professor Lynda Danielson, associate athletic director Mike Safford and the ACI Half Century Society. Click here to read ACI Online.
  • 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 the end of the year. 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.