March 23, 2018
- San Francisco-based poet Megan Levad will visit The College of Idaho this April to present a reading from her most recent book, “What Have I to Say to You,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at the Cruzen-Murray Library Presentation Room. Named a MacDowell Fellow in the summer of 2017, Levad has published two books of poetry through Tavern Books, “What Have I to Say to You” in 2017 and “Why We Live in the Dark Ages” in 2015. Her work has also appeared in multiple publications, including the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, Tin House, Boston Review, Granta Online and Fence, as well as the Everyman’s Library anthology “Killer Verse.” Read more about her upcoming visit here!
- Dr. Amy Houston ’00 will return to C of I as part of the McCain Lectureship in the Humanities for a free and public presentation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 in Room 103 of the Boone Science Center, “Satan’s Miracles, Martyrdom and Toleration in Sixteenth-Century France.” Houston is currently an associate professor of history at Stonehill College specializing in the cultural, religious and intellectual history of early modern Europe, especially France. After her graduation from the C of I, she pursued her graduate and doctoral studies at Harvard University. Read more about Houston here!
- The Associated Students of College of Idaho Community Relations Committee will hold their first annual Easter Bash on Saturday, March 31 from 12-3 p.m. on the C of I’s campus! All members of the College and Caldwell community are free to attend. The event will host multiple Easter Egg hunts separated by age groups, as well as face-painting, egg dying, lawn games and chalk. Dawson Taylor Coffee will also be present at the event! For more information, check out the Facebook event page here!
- Alumni! Don’t miss the biggest and best alumni night of the year, Yotes Night Out, featuring special guest speaker Dr. Mee-Ae Kim and live music performed by Dr. Scott Knickerbocker in an after-hours event at the Cruzen-Murray Library! Information and tickets are still available here, but we’re limited to the first 150 alumni, so buy them up as quick as you can!
- Coyote Athletics Roundup: Although the men’s basketball team didn’t come away with the NAIA Championship, the CCC Champions earned additional honors following their run to the semifinals. The Yotes were presented with the 2018 Dr. James Naismith/Emil Liston Team Sportsmanship Award, given to the team in the NAIA tournament that best exhibits respect, civility, integrity and fair play. Seniors Aziz Leeks and Roosevelt Adams were also honored as members of the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball All-America Team, with Leeks named as a first-team selection and Adams named as an honorable mention. Leeks is just the fifth player in the over 100-year history of the program to be honored as a first-team pick…Football has announced its 11-game 2018 football schedule, which includes a meeting against a NCAA Division I squad. Check out the complete schedule here, and set your calendars for the April 20 Purple and Gold Game!...Although men’s lacrosse had a hard trip to California, picking up losses against UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz, the Yotes picked up a major win at home against Central Washington by a score of 25-3. The Yotes will play again at home against the University of Providence at 5 p.m. on March 30…Women’s track and field won the 2018 Eastern Oregon Team Challenge, led by Molly Vitale-Sullivan and Hayley Morse’s NAIA qualifying marks in the 10,000-meets and throwing events respectively. Men’s track and field earned 19 Cascade Conference qualifying marks at the Eastern Oregon Team Challenge, placing third overall…Men’s baseball pitcher Hunter Boyd was named Red Lion-NAIA West Grouping Pitcher of the week following a dominant performance in a split doubleheader against Corban University. However, Corban took two games in another doubleheader, as well as losing a series against Lewis-Clark State…Softball dropped a four game series against Oregon Tech, but took two of three against Carroll College, making their record for the season to date 13-9…Women’s tennis dropped a 7-o decision against Boise State University and a 5-4 decision against Willamette, but earned a road victory against Pacific University 5-4…Thirteen student-athletes were honored by their respective organizations as Scholar-Athletes, including eight members of the C of I ski program, two from men’s basketball, one from women’s basketball, and two from women’s swimming. A total of 34 student-athletes have been honored as national scholar-athletes so far in 2017-18. Well done, Yotes!
- Faculty and Staff Notes: Following a national search, Cassandra Heath has accepted an offer to become C of I’s next College Registrar. Heath most recently served as Associate Registrar of Records and Advising at Simpson University in Redding, CA, where she notably championed the implementation of Ellucian’s Self-Service and the expanded us of degree audit. She begins full-time work this June…Curator of Fishes at the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History Donald W. Zaroban and John W. Sigler have completed “Fishes of Idaho: A Natural History Survey” through Caxton Press. The book is available for pre-order now here, with May 1 as the anticipated ship date.
- Alumni News and Notes: Martin Fujishin ’01 and his winery, Fujishin Family Cellars, has been honored by Wine Press Northwest as the 2018 Idaho Winery of the Year. Fujishin and his wife, Teresa, have earned acclaim in the Sunnyslope Wine District and the Idaho wine industry, having been named one of the U.S. wine industry’s top 10 Hot Brands last year.