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.
College of Idaho students will soon enjoy updated teaching laboratories in Boone Science Hall with the help of a $750,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust that is supporting a major renovation of the facility.
“The College of Idaho’s philosophy is to help students learn science by doing science,” said C of I President Marv Henberg. “That means engaging our students in research and directed inquiry, and this generous grant will help us create improved teaching spaces for doing science.”
The College of Idaho has always had a strong relationship with Caldwell. Service is a particularly important component of the College’s ties to the local community, and the campus capitalized on a big opportunity to serve Nov. 23 as Campus Ministries held its annual Rake Up Caldwell event.
“We are surrounded by a fantastic community that supports us to further our education and reach our goals” said C of I junior and Rake Up Caldwell supervisor Jocelyn Allen. “I think it is so key that we as students are given opportunities to give back to the community we live in.”
The College of Idaho has published its fall 2013 issue of Quest magazine, which is in mailboxes now. The issue has a theme of “Leadership,” honoring the College’s longstanding tradition of educating leaders in many fields including politics, education, law, service and athletics.
Caldwell Fine Arts at The College of Idaho is proud to present the Eugene Ballet’s timeless holiday classic Nutcracker, set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 inside Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The ballet has become a treasured holiday tradition for Caldwell Fine Arts as the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy, the scheming Mouse King and the brave Nutcracker Prince capture the imaginations of both children and adults year after year.
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.
For more than 40 years, Mike Shines has helped motivate College of Idaho student-athletes and others to achieve their goals and maximize their performance. Now, the College’s longtime strength and conditioning coach has a new goal: helping the victims of domestic violence and encouraging greater awareness of the problem.
Shines is raising funds through sales of his newly-published book I’ll Never Tell, which features motivational and inspirational quotes from unknown authors and an Idaho celebrity, accompanied by his own photographs of Idaho landscapes and nature.
The College of Idaho’s vibrant international student community will showcase a wide variety of music, dance and artistic performances during the annual Cultural Show on Dec. 4. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
The College of Idaho will host the eighth annual Langroise Holiday Arts Fair on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the foyer of the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The fair, which is free and open to the public, features artwork created by College of Idaho students, faculty, staff and alumni.
The Winter Solstice will be the topic of exploration when The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium hosts its final public show of 2013 at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Guests will learn all about equinoxes and solstices and receive an overview of the constellations and planets visible in Idaho’s December night sky.