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C of I produces musical comedy 'Spelling Bee’

The College of Idaho theatre and music departments invite Treasure Valley patrons to enjoy a night of interactive musical comedy as they present their spring production, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The play opens March 8 and features nightly 7:30 p.m. showings March 8-10 and 15-17, with 2 p.m. matinees on March 11 and March 17. All showings take place inside the Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell, and tickets cost $15 for adults or $10 for seniors and students.

College of Idaho to explore possible return of football

The College of Idaho will consider the reinstatement of a football team to its athletics program this spring, with the College’s Board of Trustees anticipated to make a decision at its May 2012 meeting.

A series of meetings for members of the College community will be held in the coming weeks by President Marv Henberg and Athletics Director Marty Holly. Information about the contemplated reinstatement of football will be shared at the meetings and input will be collected.

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 to host Davis Scholars event

The Davis United World College Scholars Program is the world's largest privately-funded international scholarship program, having supported more than 4,200 students from more than 140 countries at more than 90 American colleges since its founding in 2000. The College of Idaho is a major beneficiary of the program, with 50 international Davis Scholars currently enrolled.

Scholarship Gala puts a 'Spotlight on Science'

The College of Idaho has long enjoyed a tradition of excellence in the sciences. The commitment to studying nature began with founder William Judson Boone and continues today through collaborative faculty-student research and hundreds of alumni enjoying careers in scientific fields.

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.

C of I to host lecture by leading religion scholar

The interplay between science and religion has been discussed and deliberated for centuries. The debate comes to the Treasure Valley this month as Karl Giberson, one of America’s leading scholars on the creation vs. evolution controversy, delivers the lecture “Are Science and Religion at War?” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 inside Langroise Recital Hall on The College of Idaho campus in Caldwell. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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.

New website highlighting student experience

The College of Idaho today launched a redesigned website which will better highlight the experiences of its students while also providing easier online navigation for visitors. The home page address is the same as that of the College’s old website: www.collegeofidaho.edu.

The more attractive site also will feature more videos, photos and stories showcasing various aspects of the C of I experience, from student research projects to social activities.

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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