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‘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.

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.

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