Press Release Archive 2011 - 1999

Albertson College Professor to Head North

2005. 04. 07.

CALDWELL (Idaho)- An Albertson College of Idaho sociology is among a handful of fellows selected to visit our northern neighbors this summer.

Dr. Robin Lorentzen has been selected to attend the Canadian Studies Summer Institute in Alberta this July, and she will also tour other parts of the country, visiting and collaborating with other colleges and universities along the way.

As part of the Canadian Studies Summer Institute, she will participate in an intensive 2-week program where they will travel around the province visiting an archeological dig, oil fields, rodeos, the Banff Fine Arts Festival, museums, and government officials.

Her sabbatical will also involve touring Canada and visiting several college and university campuses. She will meet with Canadian sociologists to discuss Canadian Studies and U.S.-Canadian relations. After she returns, she hopes to generate interest among faculty and students in creating a Canadian Studies minor or concentration, and will be offering a winter course in Canadian Studies.

Albertson College of Idaho is the state's oldest and longest continuously accredited private, residential liberal arts and sciences institution. With an average class size of 10, students receive personal attention from faculty members dedicated to teaching. CofI was recently named a 'Best Value' by the Princeton Review and was ranked 11 in the nation by the same publication for Professors Bring Material to Life, and was also ranked 11 in Intel's list of the most unwired campuses in the nation for its use wireless technology. CofI also recently received a $17 million grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.

More information about Albertson College of Idaho is available by calling 1-800-2C-IDAHO or visiting