Faculty News

C of I welcomes nine new faculty members

Nine new educators will instruct and advise students at The College of Idaho this school year. The College’s newly hired faculty members are:

Kevin Talbert, assistant professor of education. Talbert received his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Miami University in Ohio. Before graduate school and doctoral studies, Talbert was a high school teacher in Lima, Ohio.

C of I professor’s new book explores state of America

College of Idaho English professor Diane Raptosh is set for the release of her new book, American Amnesiac, which hits shelves Aug. 22. The book, published by Etruscan Press, is available in paperback for $16 at Rediscovered Bookshop in Boise (www.rdbooks.org), where Raptosh will sign copies during a 6 p.m. release event Aug. 22. The book also will be carried in Terteling Library on the C of I campus.

C of I Langroise Trio to teach Sun Valley workshop

The College of Idaho’s Langroise Trio will teach at the 2013 Sun Valley Summer Symphony Music Workshops, happening Aug. 3-10, at The Community School and the Sun Valley Pavilion. The 16th annual SVSS Music Workshops feature professionals from major orchestras around the world teaching nearly 200 students from eight states ranging from beginners to young professionals. Instrumentalists include strings, winds, voice, percussion and pianists performing in orchestral, chamber music and solo settings.

C of I professor lends Idaho ground squirrels a helping hand

Measuring roughly 10 inches in length and weighing less than a pound, Idaho’s ground squirrels live their lives relatively unnoticed by much of the outside world. Apart from the farmers who consider them pests and the predators that rely upon them for survival, few are aware of the ground squirrels’ quiet existence, and fewer still realize the important role they play in Idaho’s ecosystems.

College of Idaho launches computer science major

Starting in fall 2013, The College of Idaho will offer a new major in mathematics-computer science that capitalizes on its strong liberal arts curriculum and its proximity to the vibrant high-tech business center of Boise.

John Ottenhoff, vice president for academic affairs, said the C of I offers an ideal environment for studying computer science.

C of I welcomes Fulbright instructor in Chinese

The College of Idaho will offer classes on Chinese language and culture this coming academic year, providing students with an opportunity to learn more about the world’s most populous nation. Lin Yueh-Chih 林嶽峙, a Fulbright Teaching Assistant from Taiwan, has been assigned to the College and will teach Chinese language and culture courses during the fall and spring semesters as well as Chinese grammar and phonetics during the winter 2014 session.

Having Lin come to the C of I is a great opportunity for students, political economy professor Dr.  Robert Dayley said.

C of I professor receives Idaho’s top literary award

College of Idaho professor and alumna Diane Raptosh has won her second major literary award of the year with the announcement by the Idaho Commission on the Arts that she will serve as the state’s Writer in Residence.

C of I publishes spring 2013 issue of ‘Quest’ magazine

The spring 2013 issue of The College of Idaho’s “Quest” magazine is in mailboxes now! The issue has a theme of “Scholarship,” honoring the College’s long-standing tradition of academic excellence and the many scholarly accomplishments of C of I students, faculty and alumni.

Professor named Boise's first Poet Laureate

College of Idaho professor and Boise resident Diane Raptosh has been selected as Boise’s first Poet Laureate, the city’s Department of Arts & History announced today, Jan. 15.

Raptosh, a professor of English and the Eyck-Berringer Chair at The College of Idaho, is the recipient of a number of honors and awards in the field of poetry and is the author of American Amnesiac (Etruscan Press, 2013) among other works.

Gift of $2.5 million to create history professorship

An estate gift will honor a popular College of Idaho history professor and establish a fully endowed professorship dedicated to outstanding teaching in world history.

The $2.5 million gift, which has yet to be realized from an anonymous donor, will create the Franklin Specht Chair in History in honor of the professor emeritus who taught history courses at The College of Idaho for more than three decades.

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