News Blog: March 2017

C of I to host two Judaic studies scholars

Last spring, C of I Judaic studies Professor Federica Francesconi received a research grant from the American Association for Jewish Research for the project “Jews, Gender, and the Premodern Mediterranean: Building a Pacific Northwest Network.”  Now, those grant funds will be used to bring Oregon State University Professors Kevin Osterloh and Rena Lauer to campus as part of the C of I’s Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies.

Alumna Nami Yamamoto is steeped in family tradition

Every morning, Nami Yamamoto ’09 walks into her office and drinks a hot cup of green tea. Her 90-year-old grandfather has done the same throughout his life, and so has her father. The tradition is done to make sure the quality of family-owned Yamamotoyama tea is consistent. After all, it’s a consistent, reliable product that has helped the company survive for 326 years.

Founded in 1690, Yamamotoyama specializes in producing the finest green tea and nori seaweed. And with the eleventh generation, the historic tea empire will one day have its first female president in Nami.

C of I art gallery invites guests to PLAY

Giant tinker toys. Comic books. A huge tent. Oversized army men. Colossal crayons. Pick-up sticks. Stuffed animals. Books with interactive video and audio. A barrel of monkeys.

Thanks to artists Alice Vinson and Glen Granzow, The College of Idaho invites patrons young and old to come experience PLAY—the newest exhibit in the Rosenthal Gallery of Art. A delightful collaboration in art and technology, PLAY is sure to bring out the kid in everyone.

C of I students develop new political app RepCheck

What’s your congress person’s name? Have you ever sent them an email? Have you ever called them? Those are the questions College of Idaho senior Leo Yousif asks whenever he talks about the new app he’s trying to develop—RepCheck.

RepCheck is an app which would help constituents craft emails to send to their legislators, thus letting their voices be heard in a productive way.

End of an Era: Finney Residents Move to Voorhees

Move-In Day is always hectic for students at the beginning of the school year. It’s a day full of hustle and bustle as students try to get organized and find a place for their things in a compact residence hall.

C of I Advocates group hosts BIG TALK event

The College of Idaho Advocates kicked off the month of March with one of their biggest events of the year. With the help of a simple card game, the Advocates facilitated an evening aimed at helping students have more fulfilling conversations on campus.

“When I first heard about [BIG TALK], I immediately wanted to bring it to The College of Idaho,” said Angel Yebra, student director of the Advocate Center. “I thought it was something we could do with such an intimate community that could have a ripple effect.”

Henberg Lectureship looks at rainforest dynamics

The College of Idaho’s Marv and Laurie Henberg Lectureship in Environmental Studies is pleased to welcome Dr. Nalini Nadkarni to campus. Nadkarni, a professor of biology at the University of Utah, will speak on “A Tapestry of Nature: Emerging Themes of Disturbance and Recovery from Multiple Disciplines” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in the Langroise Recital Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts March Show

The Vernal Equinox is almost here! And this month, the Whittenberger Planetarium will recognize and explain this event at a public planetarium show at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 10. Learn the meaning of the equinoxes and solstices, the circumstances that bring them about, and an overview of the constellations, planets, and moon you can see in the March sky.

C of I offers George Wolfe scholarship opportunities

The College of Idaho is pleased to offer two scholarship opportunities for the 2017-18 academic year in honor of George V. Wolfe, the legendary professor who founded the C of I’s Department of Political Economy in 1946. Applications are now open for both scholarships. Students interested in applying for either or both awards must submit an application and a current transcript to the Office of Student Financial Services in Hendren Hall by noon Friday, March 17.

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