A standing ovation erupted from College of Idaho students, staff and faculty as the well-known, mustachioed face of Campus Safety walked across the commencement stage. Laird’s 88-year-old mother looked on, finally realizing the dream of seeing her son earn a college degree.
“It was the accumulation of a whole lot of years of hard work,” Laird said. “It meant a lot to me because my mom and dad always told me to go to college. I’m glad that I walked when I did, so that my mom could watch it.”
The College of Idaho congratulates the more than 180 students who made the 2016 Fall Semester Dean’s List. To receive Dean's List recognition, a student must complete at least nine graded credits and achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the semester. Students honored are listed below by hometown:
The College of Idaho’s distinctive Craig Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies is excited to host Dr. Natalia Aleksiun on campus Feb. 20-21, including a public lecture on “Jewish Hiding Networks and Survival Strategies in Eastern Galicia” at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Kathryn Albertson International Center, room 106.
When I think of Hansel and Gretel, I think of the original fairy tale about two young children getting lost in the woods and finding a house made of candy, only to find an evil witch, have a spell cast on them, and eventually trick her into being pushed into her own oven. When I decided to go to The College of Idaho’s version of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Opera, Hansel and Gretel, directed by Jordan Bowman, I was hoping for those same emotions of childlike entertainment and joy— I was given the desired feeling, in just over an hour.
Rising up like a concrete and steel coliseum along Cleveland Boulevard, The College of Idaho’s new Cruzen-Murray Library is starting to resemble the sleek, 60,000-square-foot building that will be completed in late 2017.
And almost a year to the day after breaking ground on the three-story building, the College will hold a “topping off” ceremony from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, as the Kreizenbeck Constructors crew lifts the final steel beam into place. The event is open to the public.
Henry David Thoreau's Walden is one of the most-read and most-taught classics of American literature, yet it remains one of the most challenging books. Why did Thoreau go to the woods? What did he learn there? And why didn't he stay?
Explore these questions and more as Dr. Laura Walls visits The College of Idaho as part of the 2017 Idea of Nature Lecture Series to speak on "Deliberate Living: The Challenge of Walden in the 21st Century" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Langroise Recital Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Alumni News & Notes:Jodi Reynolds has joined the board of directors for Opera Idaho. Over the years, Reynolds has been involved in the Boise Art Museum, Boise Baroque Orchestra, Boise Philharmonic, Boise Committee on Foreign Relations, Idaho Historical Museum and the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation, among other organizations.
You know the story. Two young children, a hungry witch and a house made of confectionary sweets. But you’ve probably never seen Hansel and Gretel performed as on opera.
Follow The College of Idaho into the woods as the music and theatre departments present Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-11 in the Langroise Recital Hall, with a closing 2 p.m. matinee on Feb. 12. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students, and can be reserved by calling (208) 459-5249.
It started at seven years of age in her native Slovenia, following her father to his basketball practices. While he coached, she would dribble and shoot. That’s how College of Idaho senior guard Petra Lumpert started her life-long love affair with basketball.
Full of dedication, hard work and sweat, that relationship has paid off—culminating in Lumpert being named the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Player of the Week in January.