The year is 1963. Author C.S. Lewis is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. They are about to experience a captivating evening with a man whose engaging conversation and spontaneous humor made him one of the great storytellers of his day. Seated in his living room and in front of a warm fire, he recalls the people and events that inspired his thought and shaped his life: his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien, why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles, how he came to embrace Christianity, and the American woman who turned his life upside down.
Alumni News & Notes:Verlena Orr ‘61 has released her third full-length collection of poems, The Lyric Unveiled, from Dancing Moon Press. Orr is gifting this book as a thank you to all who have supported her poetry over the past 30 years.
Nia Stevens ’11 grew up a few miles away from The College of Idaho. When she was a little girl, her parents told her “That’s a great college. It’s a diamond in our backyard. People come from all around the world to go to that college.”
And at the age of 14, Nia herself stepped foot on campus as a college freshman. After finishing high school early, she double majored in music and English. But upon graduating, like most 18-year-olds, she still didn’t know what she wanted to do in life.
The College of Idaho has cancelled classes and closed campus operations for Wednesday, Jan. 4, because of current and forecasted inclement weather conditions. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stay home and avoid driving on the snowy roads.
Staff with essential snow day functions such as maintenance and Campus Safety should check with their supervisors about work schedules. If you do have to come to campus, please take extra time and exercise the utmost caution. The safety of the campus community is the College's top priority.
Walking up to the Reel Theatre in Nampa, College of Idaho senior Devon Pogue didn’t know this wouldn’t be a typical movie Monday. He didn’t know his particular theatre held more in store than just watching The Magnificent Seven with his girlfriend.
Everything felt normal as the couple settled into their seats. The lights dimmed and the show started. But that all changed 15 minutes in, as disorder struck.
The College of Idaho has published its fall 2016 issue of Quest magazine, which is hot off the press! Themed “Tradition,” the fall issue highlights the many traditions that have shaped C of I student life for 125 years, from Founding President William Judson Boone’s annual panoramic photographs to contemporary classics like the Finney Fun Run.
Congratulations to Irvin Brown, the latest recipient of The College of Idaho Student Affairs Integrity, Leadership and Service Award! Brown, a sophomore Davis Scholar from Nassau, Bahamas, is an anthropology and sociology major with minors in Spanish, computer science and theatre.
He’s also an active leader who routinely serves as a mentor to his peers and finds great joy in helping build an inclusive community on campus.
Thanksgiving. It’s a time to share a smorgasbord of food with our closest friends and family. But the reality is, not every family gets to enjoy the feast many of us take for granted.
So as most students finished up classes and headed home for the holidays last Wednesday, about 20 College of Idaho student-athletes selflessly volunteered their time to serve Thanksgiving dinners at the First Church of the Nazarene in Nampa, helping the Boise Rescue Mission serve 4,000 meals across the Treasure Valley.