C of I set for Homecoming festivities
2011. 09. 19.
The College of Idaho celebrates Homecoming 2011 with a full schedule of events this week for students, alumni and friends. This year's Homecoming has a science theme, as the College celebrates Boone Hall alumni and its outstanding tradition in the sciences. Festivities begin with the C of I Athletic Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday and wrap up with C of I alumni night at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, set for 6 p.m. Sunday in Boise. Click here to register for Homecoming and click here to view a full schedule of events. Here are some of the week's highlights:
Thursday, Sept. 22
C of I Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner
Festivities begin with a 6 p.m. social hour, followed by dinner and the induction of two individuals and one Coyote team into the C of I Athletic Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $25. More information about the ceremony and the inductees is available in this special Homecoming edition of the C of I Newsletter.
Friday, Sept. 23
Coyote Open Golf Tournament
The 27th annual Coyote Open features a five-player scramble format and will begin at 11 a.m. at scenic Falcon Crest Golf Club in Kuna. The tournament costs $100 per player. Come enjoy a beautiful day on the greens while supporting The College of Idaho Athletic Association and your Coyote student athletes! To register, click here or contact Dave Hahn at (208) 459-5835 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noon Ball Reunion and Campus Tour
Join your favorite C of I professors, staff and current students for a game of pickup basketball in the J.A. Albertson Activities Center, starting at 11:30 a.m. There are sure to be plenty of thrills, spills and good-natured trash talk! Afterward, grab some lunch in the newly remodeled Simplot Dining Hall before heading to Hendren Hall to begin a campus tour at 3 p.m. Both events are free of charge.
Night at the Museum
Start your evening at the National Alumni Board Wine & Cheese Reception, beginning at 6 p.m. on the Boone Hall steps ($5 charge). Then, head inside for the annual Night at the Museum event at 7 p.m. inside the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History. This year's featured speaker is 2006 alumnus Brad Brooks, the Deputy Regional Director of the Wilderness Society. This event is free and open to the public, and the museum will be open throughout the week. For more information, email museum director Bill Clark at email@example.com.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Alumni Tennis Tournament
Test your skills against other C of I alumni in this free tournament at 10 a.m. on the Coyotes' top-notch tennis courts. Afterward, meet on the front steps of Boone Hall for a campus tour and an up-close look at the remodeled Boone Hall at 11:30 a.m. The tour will end at the Whittenberger Planetarium, which will host the “Coyotes, Constellations and the Cosmos” star show at 12:30 p.m., free of charge.
Taste of the Harvest
The 11th annual Taste of the Harvest celebration kicks off at 1 p.m. in Morrison Quadrangle. Join us for great local food and wine, live music, art, vendor booths, activities for children and more. Tickets cost $15 and, as always, the proceeds will fund a C of I scholarship awarded each fall to a first generation college student from a family of migrant agricultural workers. Taste of the Harvest is sponsored by Bon Appétit, Bitner Vineyards and Lagunitas Brewing Company. For more information, including a full list of vendor participants and the history of the Taste of the Harvest festival, click here.
Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner
The College of Idaho's National Alumni Board honors the winners of the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards with a dinner and ceremony at 6 p.m. Saturday inside Simplot Dining Hall. Tickets cost $30. More information on the award nominees is available in this special Homecoming edition of the C of I Newsletter.
Sunday, Sept. 25
Alumni Shakespeare Night
Join us as we put an exclamation point on Homecoming week with the annual C of I alumni night at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, starting at 6 p.m. in Boise. The featured show is The 39 Steps, a hilarious and fast-paced whodunit packed with more than 150 characters played by a cast of four. The C of I alumni office has a limited number of $12 tickets available. To reserve your seat, call (208) 336-9221 with source code No. 3269.