C of I Newsletter

2007. 07. 18.

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ACI offers half-tuition scholarships to Middleton family

Albertson College of Idaho has offered scholarships that will cover half the tuition costs of the College to the children of the Stockdale family in Middleton.

The Stockdale's and their four children were chosen by the popular ABC show 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,' to receive a specially designed and constructed home. The home was unveiled to the family on Wednesday and the episode will air in the fall.

Community involvement is an important element of the show and donations toward the future education of the Stockdale children were requested.

'Albertson College of Idaho has a long history of community involvement, especially in Canyon County,' CofI President Bob Hoover said. 'We are pleased to be able to extend this offer to the Stockdale family.'

Tuition to CofI for the 2007-08 school year is $17,000.

Coyote hoops earn NAIA Scholar-Team Awards

Basketball Player The 2006-07 CofI men'sand women's basketball teams were named NAIA Scholar-Teams on Monday by the national office in Kansas City, Mo.

All NAIA programs are eligible for thehonor, which is awarded to teams with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better.The Coyotes, as a team, compiled a 3.27 GPA, which was tied for the third-highest among the 15 programs honoredin men's basketball this season. TheLady Yotes, as a team, compiled a 3.37 GPA, and was one of 49women's basketball teams honored.

As a conference, the Cascade Conference had half of its women's basketball teams honored in the Scholar-Team program, as Concordia, Corban, Eastern Oregon, and Oregon Tech joined CofI on the list, while ACI, Eastern, and OIT were honored on the men's side.

Both CofI teams open the 2007-08 season the first weekend in November – the Coyotes, coming off their fifth NAIA Division II national tournament appearance in seven seasons, playing in the NAIA Las Vegas Shootout. The Lady Yotes, coming off a 19-10 campaign, will travel to Utah State.

ACI hosts Academy of Young Ambassadors, Freedom Writers next week

CofI is hosting the Academy of Young Ambassadors (AYA) next week – an intensive, two-week summer leadership course for 50 youth entering 7th grade. The program concentrates on social skill development, teamwork, leadership, physical health, literacy, communication, trust building and other interpersonal skills.

Two Freedom Writers, former Los Angeles high school students whose inspiring story was made into a movie starring Hilary Swank, will speak at the AYA.
AYA participants include those who are at risk of academic failure, are involved with the juvenile, social service or community resource teams, and other students who might benefit academically and personally from the experience.

Regardless of ability to pay, those youth who are referred and selected may attend.

The first Academy was held during the summer of 2002. Of the original 50 youth, there is one student who is currently not attending high school or a G.E.D. program. The Academy hopes most of the students will go on to postsecondary education.

For more information about the Freedom Writers, click here.

Cross country team looking for dinner hosts

Cross Country Runners

ACI's cross country team begins practicing on Aug. 26 and the team is looking for faculty, staff and others who are willing to host the team for a dinner on Tuesday, August 28; Wednesday, August 29; Thursday, August 30; and Friday, August 31.

Having hosts for these dinners helps the team save money.Dinner will be for about 40 people.

If you are interested, please email Pat McCurry at [email protected].

Faculty News

Minskoff elected to American Poetry Review

Alan Minskoff, director of ACI's journalism program, has been elected unanimously to the board of directors of the prestigious American Poetry Review.

Life after ACI: Where are we now?

  • GroveKoger ('70) currently writes for Idaho Media Corp. magazines. His analysis of the involvement of CIA officer James Angleton and Sen. Frank Church in the cover-up and investigation of the murder of JFK, 'Assassination Politics,' appeared in the November 22-28, 2006, issue of Boise Weekly, and his poem 'Critic' was chosen in the 2007 Poetry in Motion competition for display on ValleyRide buses. His reminiscences of life at CofI in the 1960s were published in the spring 2007 issue of CofI Online.
  • Ben Skaug ('95), has graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. He was also the 2005-2006 recipient of the Broadman and Holman Award for the student who displays sound scholarship in the area of biblical studies. He is a doctoral candidate at Southern Seminary and is the senior pastor at Central Baptist Church in Aurora, CO.

ACI in the News

  • The College is featured in several places in the summer 2007 issue of The Council of Independent College's Independent newsletter. The Capstone course on management is mentioned, along with the Crime in Society minor (which begins in the fall).
  • The Idaho Statesman included CofI in its list of people and organizations that contributed to the Stockdale family of Middleton in its July 17 story. To read the story, click here.
  • Alan Minskoff's election to the American Poetry Review's Board of Directors was the lead item in Diane Ronayne's column in The Idaho Statesman on July 15. To read the column, click here.
  • ACI Archivist Jan Boles was interviewed for The Idaho Statesman's July 15 story about a collection of Harry Orchard's belongings. To read the story, click here.
  • The free concerts CofI hosted last week as part of the Idaho Humanities Council's 'New Harmonies: Exploring American Roots Music' weeklong summer institute, were listed in The Idaho Statesman on July 12 and July 15.

ACI Job Openings

Part Time Librarian – Provides reference and instruction services and directs interlibrary loan borrowing services.

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or substantial work in progress towards an MLS required.
  • Computer skills, including familiarity with OCLC
  • Some knowledge of copyright law desirable

For a complete job description and application instructions go to: www.collegeofidaho.edu/jobs. EEO


  • The CofI Young Alumni Group invites alums, students, faculty and staff to come to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival's production of Measure for Measure on Wednesday, Aug. 8. No-host bar and appetizers start at 6 p.m. in the Idaho Shakespeare Festival Interpretive Center. The Greenshow, led by CofI Theatre Department Chair Joe Golden, starts at 7:30 p.m. The curtain goes up at 8 p.m.

    Reserve tickets through the ISF box office by Aug. 3 to sit with the CofI group. Get a discount on tickets by using promo number 1570. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 336-9221. Tickets purchased after Aug. 3 will receive the discount but may not be with the CofI group.

  • The spring 2007 Dean's List is posted online. To see this list of Dean's List students, 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 mvanderveld[email protected]. Contributions can be mailed to Albertson College of Idaho, Office of Development, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, ID 83605-4432.