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C of I theatre set for spring play 'The Water Engine'

The College of Idaho Department of Theatre & Speech Arts will bring audiences back into the days of radio plays with its spring theatre production, The Water Engine. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s dramatic, 1977 send up of 1934’s Chicago World’s Fair, follows the rise of an amateur inventor’s clever engine design that threatens to change the landscape of energy technology forever.

Model UN team honored at national conference

The College of Idaho’s Model United Nations team continued its streak of award-winning performances over Spring Break, earning Distinguished Delegation honors at the National Model United Nations conference in New York City. The Distinguished Delegation award is the second-highest honor a team can earn at NMUN—and it is an extraordinary achievement for the C of I’s six-student delegation, which stood out amongst more than 3,000 students representing 200 colleges and 140 countries.  

‘YoteFort’ takes over Boise music festival

C of I alumna Ana Lete ’16 gives a first-hand account of her experience performing at Boise's Treefort Music Fest--and she wasn't the only artist with ties to The College of Idaho.

Now in its sixth year, Treefort Music Fest turns the normally quiet Boise music scene into a hopping hipster city. As the festival grows, more people are flocking to Boise to soak in new sounds, and, as Mac Demarco’s guitarist said, “visit the Basque Museum.” This year, Treefort hosted 419 bands to play during the five-day festival March 22-27.

C of I Planetarium to host April public show

Explore the wonders of our galaxy as the Whittenberger Planetarium hosts its monthly public show at 7 p.m. April 7 on The College of Idaho campus.

The night’s theme will be solar eclipses, as the United States will experience a full solar eclipse this August, as the moon perfectly aligns between the earth and the sun. Even better, the path of totality will travel through Idaho! Guests will also get an overview of constellations, planets, and moon visible in the April night sky.

C of I to hold inaugural Giving Day on April 11

The College of Idaho is set to host its first ever Giving Day—a 24-hour event for alumni, students, friends and the entire community to support and celebrate the College! Giving Day is set for Tuesday, April 11, and will include challenges and fun ways to get involved both on campus and online.

“Giving Day embodies the community of love and support we enjoy on this campus,” said C of I Director of Development Jack Cafferty ’97. “We encourage the entire C of I family to get involved and make it a day to remember. Together, we can impact the future of the College in amazing ways.”

C of I hires David Douglass as new academic dean, VP

The College of Idaho has added a creative mind and experienced leader to its administrative team, hiring Dr. David Douglass to serve as Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Douglass will finish out the academic year at Willamette University, where he has served as an academic and student affairs dean, before joining the C of I this summer.

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.

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