College of Idaho set for homecoming week
2010. 09. 21.
The College of Idaho celebrates Homecoming 2010 this week. Festivities begin with the Franklin Specht Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday and wrap up with Alumni Shakespeare Night at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Click here to register and view a full schedule of events. Here are some of the week's highlights:
Thursday, September 23
EcoAlumni Series: The End of the Line
Professor Chris Walser of the environmental studies department and EcoAlumni present The End of the Line, a documentary on overfishing, followed by a discussion and Q & A with an expert panel. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Flicks theater in Boise. Tickets cost $10 ($5 with a student ID).
Friday, September 24
Coyote Open Golf Tournament
The 26th annual Coyote Open features a five-player scramble format and will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Falcon Crest Golf Club in Kuna. The tournament costs $100 per player.
Wine and Cheese Reception & Improv Show
The National Alumni Board hosts a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. in Langroise Lobby. The cost is $5. The reception will be followed by an improv show put on by alumni and friends at 7 p.m. in Langroise Recital Hall. There is no charge for the improv show.
Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History presents Night at the Museum
This free event starts at 7 p.m. Friday at Boone Hall. Festivities include recognition awards and guest speaker Dr. Rick Williams, who will deliver a lecture entitled Is Salmon Recovery Real? Guests can also tour the museum inside the newly renovated Boone Hall, enjoy free refreshments and check out the new Carl Cannon Memorial Butterfly Exhibit.
Reunion for all C of I volleyball players as the Coyotes host Eastern Oregon at 7 p.m. Friday inside the J.A. Albertson Activities Center. Tickets to the game cost $5 for the general public (students get in free).
Saturday, September 25
Boone Hall rededication ceremony
Faculty, students, staff, alumni and friends of the College are invited to attend a rededication and tour of the newly renovated William Judson Boone Hall Science Center. The event is free and begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday on the front steps of Boone Hall. Free refreshments will follow.
Hat rededication ceremony
Faculty, students, staff, alumni and friends of the College are invited to attend a rededication of College Heights Station – commonly known as 'The Hat' – at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. This unique structure, which was built in 1912 and has become the entryway to the C of I campus, is one of the few reminders of the Interurban, an electric train system that once connected Treasure Valley communities. The rededication will be carried out by the Caldwell Historical Preservation Commission. The event is free to the public.
10th annual Taste of the Harvest
The annual festival includes great food and wine, live music, vendor booths, children activities and more. Taste of the Harvest runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets cost $10 and proceeds provide scholarships for children of migrant agricultural workers.
Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner
The College of Idaho honors the winners of the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards with a dinner and ceremony at 6 p.m. Saturday inside Simplot Dining Hall. The event is hosted by the National Alumni Board. Tickets cost $30.
Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state's oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three undergraduate minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.