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C of I’s Raptosh to release new poetry book

Straddling street corners from state to state, “sign twirlers” can be found dancing, gyrating and spinning signs to steal the attention of vehicle passersby. 

And it is from the perspective of a female sign twirler that many of the poems in College of Idaho professor Diane Raptosh’s new book, Human Directional, are delivered.

C of I prof, students research star formation

When College of Idaho physics professor Dr. Katie Devine gets up at 2 a.m., the only other beings awake are of the celestial variety—the man in the moon watching overhead, stars shining and winking from their cosmic homestead. But that is exactly who she’s come to see.

Dressed in her pajamas, Devine logs into the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia remotely from her computer in Idaho. Using computer codes to control the position of the telescope across the night’s sky, Devine points it at galactic gas bubbles in the Milky Way, some 10-15 thousand light-years away.

Passion for music drives Langroise Trio cellist

When The College of Idaho’s Langroise Trio members audition a student to pursue a music performance major, they are very selective. Getting paid to play an instrument is tough. Earning enough to live off is tougher. Students who have the talent and can’t fathom a career outside of music are ideal. Then the hard work begins.

Hook, line & sinker: C of I professor puts on BCT play

“Every evening he went out upon the sea, and one evening the net was so heavy that hardly could he draw it into the boat…But no fish at all was in it, nor any monster or thing of horror, but only a little Mermaid lying fast asleep.”

C of I professor to give free poetry reading

Caldwell Fine Arts is pleased to present “Redefining Poetry,” a free poetry reading featuring Idaho Writer-in-Residence and C of I Professor Diane Raptosh. The reading will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in the Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.

Disco Yote: Hunter dances way to mirror ball trophy

C of I alumnus and psychology professor Dr. Isaac Hunter ’04 danced all over the competition during the recent Dancing with the Caldwell Stars contest, put on March 7 by Caldwell Fine Arts. With a dynamic disco routine, Hunter left the audience begging for more with moves Chazz Michael Michaels would be jealous of. We sat down with the mirror ball trophy winner to get an inside look at greatness. (Note: this interview was executed with sarcasm and humor in mind).

♪Note by note ♫ Langroise fellow prepares students for success

One of the two most important influences in Langroise Trio violinist Geoffrey Trabichoff’s life was violinist Sascha Lasserson, a renowned Russian pedagogue. The other — a London taxi driver named Alf.

“He was a kind of freak because he knew more about violin, singing, and ballet, than most professionals do,” Trabichoff said. “It was because he had a terrific interest in those things, so he made a point of going to whatever he could.”

C of I researchers study wide-reaching effects of climate change

“Greegor Peak is probably witnessing climate change,” jokes Dr. David Greegor, speaking of the Antarctic mountain that is named after him.

Greegor, a visiting Biology professor at The College of Idaho, had the peak named after him in the early 1970s while working on an Antarctic research team. As a research associate and curator of herpetology at the College’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, Greegor, who also has a background in ecology and watershed planning, currently is studying how climate change impacts lizard populations.

C of I professor speaks at first ever TEDx Boise

Polish your teeth with a dry washcloth. Never put anything into your mouth that’s white. Those are just a couple of the sayings Diane Raptosh remembers hearing from her mother while growing up.

Last Friday, The College of Idaho alumna and English professor shared those sayings and more as she had the honor to speak at the first ever TEDx Boise event.

Hunters become C of I’s first father-son teaching duo

Dr. Isaac Hunter ’04 has nostalgic memories of playing games with his father. Chess, foosball, darts, ping pong.

These days, around lunchtime, you can usually find Isaac on The College of Idaho’s tennis courts, competing against his dad— and C of I faculty colleague—Dr. Kerry Hunter.

Kerry, a professor of political economy, has taught at the C of I since 1988. With Isaac’s return to campus this fall, the College has its first ever full-time father-son teaching ensemble.

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