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Stand Your Ground law discussed on Insights

The implications of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law for civil society are discussed in the newest edition of College of Idaho Insights by history professor Steve Maughan and political economy professors Kerry Hunter and Jasper LiCalzi.

The conversation includes a discussion of the differing views of John Locke and Emma Goldman, whether individuals give up the power to police their own rights to the government, and psychologist Steven Pinker's recent book "The Better Angels of Our Nature" and declining levels of viiolence in society over time. 

C of I Insights on Obamacare

The U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments over the constitutionality of Obamacare are discussed in the newest edition of College of Idaho Insights by history professor Steve Maughan and political economy professors Kerry Hunter and Jasper LiCalzi.

The conversation includes Hunter's thoughts on the likelihood of the Supreme Court upholding Obamacare, the history of the individual mandate to purchase health care, and the political impact of the court ruling in favor of or overturning the legislation.

C of I's Rosenthal Gallery hosts ‘Servare’ exhibition

The David and Blanche Rosenthal Gallery of Art on The College of Idaho campus in Caldwell is pleased to announce the opening of Servare: To Serve and Preserve, an exhibition of art created by C of I faculty, staff and friends. The show is open to the public free of charge through April 14. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. An opening reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. March 30.

C of I Insights: The U.S. Constitution

The United States Constitution - in light of former Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg's comments that South Africa's constitution may be a better model for Egypt to follow - is the topic of discussion for the latest edition of College of Idaho Insights featuring history professor Steve Maughan and political economy professors Kerry Hunter and Jasper LiCalzi.

College hires new VP for Academic Affairs

The College of Idaho has hired John Ottenhoff as its new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. Ottenhoff comes to C of I from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, where he has served as Vice President for the consortium of 14 liberal arts colleges since 2007. Prior to ACM, Ottenhoff worked at Michigan’s Alma College for nearly 20 years, serving as a professor of English, an English department chair and an associate provost.

Langroise Trio to perform 20th anniversary concert

For two decades, The College of Idaho’s Langroise Trio has provided outstanding string instruction for students and melodic performances for the public as the artists in residence on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The College and the Treasure Valley community will celebrate those 20 years as Caldwell Fine Arts presents the Langroise Trio’s 20th Anniversary Celebration with guest pianist Martina Filjak, set for 7:30 p.m. March 15 at Jewett Auditorium.

C of Insights on democracy vs. authoritarianism

The effectiveness to two different political systems - America's democratic model versus China's authoritarian model - is discussed in the newest edition of College of Idaho Insights by history professor Steve Maughan and political economy professors Kerry Hunter and Jasper LiCalzi.

C of I Insights focuses on education

In the newest edition of College of Idaho Insights, the subject of education is tackled by history professor Steve Maughan and political economy professors Kerry Hunter and Jasper LiCalzi.

Professor premieres musical compositions in New York

College of Idaho music professor and jazz director Rob Walker will appear as a guest artist and composer during a Feb. 8 concert at the Fredonia High School auditorium in Fredonia, New York. Walker will spend several days working with various ensembles at the school, culminating in a free all-band concert during which five of his new compositions will debut.

“I am deeply honored to have been invited to compose for these quality ensembles and will enjoy working with the band students of the district,” Walker said.

Judaic chair receives $350,000 from foundation, alumnus

The College of Idaho’s effort to create the Intermountain West’s first endowed chair in Judaic studies took another major step toward its realization with a combined $350,000 gift from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation and alumnus Ray Neilsen (’88) on Jan. 23. The gifts were announced during the grand opening celebration of the exhibition From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America, which is showing inside the Langroise Center at C of I through March 19.

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