Events

Sun + Spring = African Jazz

I had such an amazing time at the AFRO Jazz Festival. 

The AFRO Club was able to get a prominent speaker, Vincent Kituku, who just basically portrayed a typical conversation between an African elder and youngsters. He told us about his transition from Kenya to the U.S. and it was absolutely hilarious. Also, there was "the moral of the story" even in the smallest details that he shared with us and it reminded me how in the African culture, an elder will tell children stories so they can learn an important life lesson from it.

Rosenthal Gallery hosts exhibition by Goran Fazil

The College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art is pleased to announce its spring exhibition, “Balkanization,” featuring the work of C of I alumnus Goran Fazil. The show is open March 7 through April 18, with an opening reception set for 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14. Both the reception and the exhibition – open weekdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. – are free and open to the public.

C of I Planetarium set for March public show

The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium invites the public to learn about the Spring Equinox at its March public show, set for 7 p.m. on Friday, March 14 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Guests will have the opportunity to explore equinoxes, solstices and the circumstances that bring them about. The show, which costs $4 for adults or $2 for children ages 4-17, also will include an overview of the current and upcoming constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky.

There Will Be Blood

Today’s blog comes to you in three parts, readers.

Part One, guess who saved a life today?

If you guessed me, you are so very wrong and should feel ridiculously foolish about your life and your choices.

C of I hosts presentation on music and athletics

The College of Idaho is pleased to welcome guest speaker David Gluck to campus for a presentation that is sure to interest athletes, musicians and just about everyone in between. Gluck, author of the book Rhythms of the Game: The Link between Musical and Athletic Performance, will present “Rhythms of the Game: How to Perform at Your Best,” beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, inside the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

C of I Planetarium hosts February public show

Have you ever wondered what happened to Pluto? Come find out – and learn about dwarf planets and exoplanets – during the Whittenberger Planetarium’s February public show, set for 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, inside Boone Science Hall on The College of Idaho campus in Caldwell.

This fascinating look at dwarf planets is the final installation of a series of public shows on the topic. The show, which costs $4 for adults or $2 for children ages 4-17, also will include an overview of the current and upcoming constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky.

C of I to host guest music lecture and demonstration

The College of Idaho is set to welcome alumnus Lynn Maxfield back to campus for a special guest lecture and demonstration on the human voice.  Maxfield, associate director for the National Center for Voice and Speech at the University of Utah, will speak about the acoustics of singing classical and musical theatre styles during a lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, inside Langroise Center for the Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The event is free and open to the public.

C of I hosts environmental lecture series this spring

The College of Idaho is set to host a spring lecture series titled “Interdisciplinary Visions of Environment.” The series is a companion piece to Boise State University’s “Idea of Nature” series and three of the lecturers will speak on both the C of I and Boise State campuses.

Mid-Afternoon at the Museum

There’s something lurking in the eerie depths of Boone Hall, readers. A lot of somethings, actually. It’s not just your average, run-of-the-mill basement, where the only thing you have to fear is asbestos and whether or not the smell of mothballs washes off clothes. No. Here, lurking in the shadows are terrifying things like lions. And tigers. And I think even bears.

Oh my.

Gambling: It’s for the Children

Generally speaking, if there’s a fancy event on campus, it’s in the Langroise foyer and I’ll have done my best to be in attendance. Last night’s fancy event—Kappa Casino—happens to be an event that my sorority hosts. Kappa Casino is a fundraiser for our national philanthropy, Reading is Fundamental, and had local impact; the $1,600+ raised last night from poker buy-ins and raffle ticket sales will be used to buy books for kids at Lincoln and Van Buren Elementary.

But that’s just the end result of last night’s philanthropy event.

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