Events

Whittenberger Planetarium to highlight summer solstice

Before the sun rises on the summer solstice—the longest day of the year—The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium will feature the annual event during its public show June 16.

Planetarium Director Amy Truksa will host this month’s event, examining the coming solstice in context with the night sky and using the planetarium’s technology to lead visitors through visual explanations of what is really happening whenever there’s a solstice or an equinox.

C of I readies for 2017 Commencement ceremony

The College of Idaho will celebrate the graduating Class of 2017 during its annual Commencement ceremony, which is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, in the Morrison Quadrangle on the C of I campus in Caldwell.

Nearly 300 students will participate in Commencement, which will feature an address by The Honorable Candy Wagahoff Dale, a 1979 C of I graduate. Judge Dale, who served as a trial lawyer for more than 25 years prior to her appointment to the federal bench, also will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters during the ceremony.

C of I Music Department presents end-of-year concerts

Springtime at The College of Idaho means music to patrons’ ears as the College’s music ensembles present their annual spring concerts to close out the semester.

Between May 2-10, there will be five free concerts held at the Langroise Recital Hall starring the C of I Chorale, Chamber Singers, Major Sixth, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Chamber Music, Piano Studio groups. Each show begins at 7:30 p.m. except for May 10, which will begin at 8 p.m. Each performance is open to students and to the public.

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts May public show

Explore the wonders of our galaxy as the Whittenberger Planetarium hosts its monthly public show at 7 p.m. May 5 on The College of Idaho campus.

The night’s theme will be solar eclipses, as the United States will experience a full solar eclipse this August, as the moon perfectly aligns between the earth and the sun. Even better, the path of totality will travel through Idaho! Guests will also get an overview of constellations, planets, and moon visible in the May night sky.

C of I Research Conference showcases scholarship

The College of Idaho is set to host its 12th annual Student Research Conference on April 29, with more than 60 unique projects on display in disciplines ranging from social sciences to molecules.

For the students presenting, the SRC is a culmination of several months—years, in some cases—of research and study. For many, the chance to present what they have learned with others will be a highlight of their undergraduate experience.

Yotes suit up for science-inspired fashion show

For the fifth straight year, members of The College of Idaho community are participating in the Boise Art Museum’s Art of Fashion Show, with a variety of Yotes leaving their paw prints all over the runway.

The popular show has long had the support of C of I students, alumni and faculty, from its original organization to the enthusiastic participation of design teams. This year, alumna and BAM Curator of Education Terra Feast ’02 said there is more C of I representation than ever.

C of I music standouts prepare for senior recitals

Over their last four years as music students at The College of Idaho, Megan Croft, Emily Peters and Brent Ruddy have traveled the world to learn and perform, including trips to San Francisco, Italy and China – and now each will cap off successful undergraduate careers with senior recitals.

Croft will kick things off at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, inside Langroise Recital Hall, while Peters will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in Langroise. Ruddy’s recital will be held at 5 p.m. May 19 at the Bird Stop Coffeehouse in Caldwell.

Alumni & Friends Choir to perform Vivaldi at spring concert

What started as a small part of a Homecoming event two years ago has grown into an exciting opportunity for College of Idaho alumni to come together for a shared passion: making music.

The C of I Alumni & Friends Choir will hold its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 20 in Langroise Recital Hall, performing Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” under the direction of Bill Buckendorf ‘74. The concert is free and open to the public.

C of I Judaic Studies hosts free film screening

The College of Idaho’s Arabic-Hebrew Club, Film Society and History Club are working together with the Craig Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies to present a screening of From Swastika to Jim Crow at 7 p.m. this Tuesday, April 18, in the McCain Student Center Theatre.

C of I set for family-themed Astronomy Day event

There are 88 constellations represented in the night sky, from the omnipresent Little Dipper to the powerful Orion. And this month, College of Idaho students and faculty will provide an opportunity for stargazers of all ages and abilities to learn more about each of them during the C of I’s annual Astronomy Day celebration.

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