ALAS. The letters stand for the Association of Latino Americano Students. But in reality, ALAS stands for so much more. The club is a family for Latin-American students, many of whom are first-generation college students. It also offers a support system for students to talk about problems, ask each other for help, or just have fun—all very important as they navigate college life and integrate into the C of I community.
On a cool October morning, College of Idaho Speech and Debate Director Kyle Cheesewright, senior Cody Johnson and freshman Kyle Durbin emptied their pockets and passed through metal detectors as they entered the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. Once inside, they were kindly escorted into Maximum Security.
No, they hadn’t committed a crime—they were taking part in the 6th Annual Oregon State Penitentiary Capital Toastmaster’s Debate Tournament.
The College of Idaho Ski and Snowboard Team, in conjunction with the Bogus Basin Ski Club and Bogus Basin Recreation Association, welcomes fans to kick off ski season at a Warren Miller Film Festival in downtown Boise.
Alumni News & Notes: Camrin Braun ’11 has been awarded a Steven Berkley Marine Conservation Fellowship. Braun is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Joint Program in Oceanography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His research broadly focuses on how large pelagic fishes interact with oceanographic features and what that means for species’ behavior and ecology. This requires accurate data on individual fish movements, which are difficult to acquire with traditional light-based geolocation techniques.
Quick-witted. Fast-paced. Love triangles. All describe The College of Idaho’s Theatre Department’s fall production of SMASH, showing at 7:30 p.m. nightly Nov. 10-12 and Nov. 17-19 in the Langroise Studio Theatre, with special matinees at 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 and 20. Tickets, which cost $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and non-C of I students, can be purchased at the Langroise Box Office or online.
The College of Idaho welcomes Virginia Poet Laureate Tim Seibles for a poetry reading at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Sterry Hall third floor boardroom. An award-winning poet, Seibles will read from his most recent book, Fast Animal (Etruscan Press, 2012), which was a finalist for the National Book Award.
The engine roared as a small bush plane flew a few hundred feet above the tree tops. Below, the Middle Fork of the Salmon River meandered through the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. As the plane dipped lower and lower, following the river, it turned toward the right bank and a small cut-out of green grass.
The College of Idaho is set to welcome Dr. David Hollenberg as the first guest of the 2016-17 Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies series. Hollenberg will give a public lecture titled “Scholars under Siege: Zaydi Scholasticism, Manuscript Culture, and the Forgotten War in Yemen,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Kathryn Albertson International Center (KAIC), room 107. Refreshments will follow.
Hollenberg also will hold a 2:40 p.m. seminar in MHAC 206 on “Israelites, Jews, and Pre-Islamic Monotheists in Fatimid-Ismaili Sources.”
If you combined soccer, hockey, football and basketball into one sport, you’d come out with the stick-and-ball game that is lacrosse. The sport, traditionally played on the East Coast, has exploded in popularity. Since 2000, participation rates have tripled to more than 700,000 players in the U.S.
And now, that number will grow by 17 as The College of Idaho Women’s Lacrosse Club starts its inaugural season.
“I was really excited when [C of I men’s lacrosse coach] Matt Gier reached out to me and said we had enough women to do this,” said Jayson Sullivan, the new head coach.
Coyote Athletics Roundup: Men'sBasketball was picked to win the Cascade Conference in the preseason coaches’ poll… Football hosted its Homecoming game. Though the Yotes lost to Carroll 28-25, Marcus Lenhardt broke R.C.