Campus Events

Youth converge on C of I for National History Day

The College of Idaho is set to host National History Day in Idaho, the finale of a year-long enrichment program that provides exciting ways for middle and high school students to study historical issues, ideas, people and events. The annual event, sponsored by the Idaho State Historical Society, runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23, on the C of I campus in Caldwell. More than 300 Idaho students from grades 4-12 will compete for awards, scholarships and a slot in this summer’s national competition in Maryland.

C of I hosts environmental lectureship speaker

The College of Idaho will welcome Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich as part of the Interdisciplinary Visions of Environmental Lecture Series at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, April 14, in the Sterry Hall boardroom. Ulrich, a history professor at Harvard University, will present on “Adventures in a Natural History Museum.”

Poet Remica Bingham visits C of I campus

The College of Idaho will welcome poet Remica Bingham for a reading from her poetry collection, What We Ask of Flesh, at 7 p.m. April 12 in the Sterry Hall third floor boardroom on the C of I campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Blending biblical characters into a deeply personal history, What We Ask of Flesh tells of women through time, their spirits borne through broken flesh, through wombs and memories. The body becomes instrument as words explore the mystical connection between what was and is.

Spring theatre production 'Picnic' hits C of I stage

The College of Idaho Theatre Department is pleased to announce its spring production, Picnic, a 1953 Pulitzer Prize winning play by William Inge.

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts February show

Join The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium in exploring the final frontier during its public show at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 26, as Saturn and the Cassini mission to the beautiful, ringed planet headline the show. The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft, launched in 1997, has been studying the Saturnian system since 2004. Learn the current status of the mission, enjoy breathtaking images, and learn the constellations and planet locations for the month of February.

‘Dido and Aeneas’ opera hits C of I stage Feb. 18

Take a love story and great music, add some witches and tragedy, and you have The College of Idaho Music Department’s opera performance of Henry Purcell’ Dido and Aeneas. The Baroque opera, based loosely on Virgil’s epic work, The Aeneid, will show at 7:30 p.m. nightly in the Langroise Recital Hall from Feb. 18-20 (Thursday through Saturday), with a special matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.

C of I Planetarium hosts second December show

Due to popular demand, The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium will host a second Winter Solstice program at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The show will explore the circumstances that bring about the long, cold winter nights and also take a look at the constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky this month. Costs are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 3-17.

C of I events set to ring in the holiday season

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost nipping at your nose. And Yuletide carols being sung by the C of I choir!

Get into the holiday spirit with a smorgasbord of events on The College of Idaho campus this season, including the renowned Feast of Carols at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in Jewett Auditorium.

Rosenthal Gallery hosts new art exhibition

As you walk into the Rosenthal Gallery of Art, your ears are greeted by the metallic repetition of a clock-like click, clack, click, clack. The background noise of semis idling and the soft exhale of air brakes being released accompany the mechanical metronome.

On a wall, a video projector shows a pumpjack dipping its head to the earth like a chicken pecking seed.

C of I set to host Tess Gallagher Poetry Reading

The College of Idaho, in conjunction with the Idaho Commission on the Arts, will host a special appearance and poetry reading by Tess Gallagher on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in the third floor Sterry Hall Board Room.

Gallagher is an author of short fiction and poetry, including her most recent poetry work Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems.

“We brave into ourselves each time

we put on our lantern-light

and step out—as a gleam steps

out its overlapping forms

to lift a path from its nest of darkness.”

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