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♪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.

New C of I art instructor exhibits work on campus

The College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art is set for its first exhibition of the 2014-15 academic year. “12 now reset: Artist’s Books and Installation Work,” featuring the work of newly hired C of I professor Alice Vinson, will be on display Sept. 25-Oct. 17 at the Rosenthal Gallery, located inside Blatchley Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

C of I welcomes 16 new faculty members

The College of Idaho has appointed 16 new full-time faculty members for the 2014-15 academic year. This unusually high number of new hires reflects the College’s response to growing enrollment as well as the normal cycle of replacements for sabbatical leaves, retirements, and other departures. The new instructors, listed below in alphabetical order, bring exciting cultural diversity and expertise to the College in addition to a passion for excellent teaching that C of I students have come to expect.

Idaho Statesman honors the Fool Squad

After more than 20 years amusing audiences with their one-of-a-kind Greenshows, the Fool Squad is taking a break from the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. The Fools—Tom Willmorth and C of I theatre professor Joe Golden—recently were featured in an Idaho Statesman article by arts and entertainment reporter Dana Oland. Click here to read the article at www.idahostatesman.com. 

College hires first scholar for Judaic studies chair

A widely-published scholar of Jewish history and culture and Jewish-Christian relations will be the first to hold The College of Idaho’s newly established Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Chair in Judaic Studies.

Professor awarded NEH Fellowship for biography

College of Idaho faculty member Rochelle Johnson is one of 72 scholars in the United States to receive a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship during its most recent award cycle. The fellowship will support Johnson’s work on a biography of Susan Fenimore Cooper, one of America’s first environmental writers.

Art instructor honored at Idaho Triennial Exhibition

College of Idaho alumnus and art instructor Goran Fazil’s piece “Hegelian Constructs” won second place during the Nov. 16 opening reception for the 2013 Boise Art Museum Idaho Triennial Exhibition. It is a prestigious honor for Fazil, who claimed second prize amongst 40 exhibitors chosen from more than 200 entrants for the annual BAM exhibition in downtown Boise.


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