College of Idaho Trustee Tricia Baur walked through the entryway of Wolfe Field, crossing over to the newly completed courtyard named for her late husband, Dr. Gerald M. Baur ‘66, a C of I alumnus and former chair of the Board of Trustees. She looked down at the smiling face of her partner, forever immortalized in the stone in the very center of the courtyard — and smiled back.
“Gerry would have been so honored and humbled to know this place was in his name,” Baur said. “I’m thrilled at how we’ve been able to make this design turn out so beautifully.”
The College of Idaho’s Marv and Laurie Henberg Lectureship in Environmental Studies is pleased to welcome Dr. Conevery Bolton Valencius for its fourth annual lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 in the Langroise Recital Hall. Valencius, currently a professor at Boston College’s department of history, will present a lecture reflecting on American environmental history entitled “Earthquakes along the Mississippi?: The Surprising Environmental History of the American Heartland…and What it May Hold for Our Future.”
C of I Political Economy Professor Kerry Hunter was at the tail end of his fourth year of graduate studies at the University of Washington when he had first heard about The College of Idaho. At the time, he had no idea what a liberal arts college even was, let alone The College of Idaho itself, despite having been raised in Eastern Idaho.
But this year, Hunter is celebrating his 30th year at the College, a legacy for which he was honored at the 2018 Faculty and Staff Years of Service Appreciation Dinner on April 10. Hunter led the way among those recognized at the dinner, standing alone at the 30-year milestone.
During their spring break, The College of Idaho’s Model United Nations team once again found itself as one of the smallest delegations attending the 2018 National Model United Nations Conference in New York City from March 18-22. Just like the country the C of I team was representing at the conference, the Southeast Asian island state of Timor-Leste, the College found itself dwarfed by comparatively larger colleges and universities, from fellow Americans to international attendees from places like Germany, Italy and France.
Despite their small size, the C of I team proved itself to be a positive force at the conference, earning the Distinguished Delegation award — the second-highest honor possible at the world’s largest Model UN conference, which hosts over 2,000 delegates from 165 colleges and universities worldwide to simulate the goals and procedures of the real life United Nations.
On April 3, 2018, the College embarked on its second ever Giving Day, a day to celebrate the philanthropy of the College’s supporters while inspiring a wave of new gifts to benefit the College for years to come. From the start, the College rang true with the mantra “One Day, One Pack, One Goal” — and thanks to the generosity of the C of I community, the College succeeded in raising over $114,000 in just 24 hours.
It’s a classic tale of forbidden love, clever ruses, and rubber chickens — and it’s coming to The College of Idaho’s Langroise Studio Theatre this April.
The College of Idaho Theatre Department is proud to present “Scapin,” a classic farcical comedy adapted by Bill Irwin and Mark O’Donnell from Molière’s 1671 play “Les Fourberies de Scapin,” which will play for two weekends starting at 7:30 p.m. from April 5-7 and April 12-14, along with 2 p.m. matinee performances on April 8 and April 15.
Last January, Boise-based artist Bryan Anthony Moore took up residence at The College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art to begin work on a unique combination of installation and performance. With his exhibit nearing its completion date, the public is invited to visit two upcoming receptions this April to discuss and analyze his politically inspired Brazen Bull: A Natural Mythstory of North America.
Last year, the College of Idaho raised over $125,000 in 24 hours thanks to the generous donations and pledges of the C of I community, alumni and local organizations. The first Giving Day event far exceeded the College’s initial goals — and this year, the College hopes to exceed them once again.
The 2nd Annual College of Idaho Giving Day is set for April 3, 2018, a full 24-hours of philanthropy designed to encourage the C of I community to give back to the College in a way that will maximize their gifts. Donors can specify where their contributions will be spent, from giving to their favorite athletic team, helping to fund student scholarships through the General Scholarship Fund, and contributing to ongoing campus maintenance and beautification.
At this year’s Indoor National Championships on March 3, sophomore Molly-Vitale Sullivan achieved a career milestone by becoming the College’s second individual indoor national champion in program history. Vitale-Sullivan blasted away the competition in the 5,000-meters, taking home the title in 17:21.75 — a full 17 seconds ahead of the nearest finisher. And even after all the hard work she put in to make it to that point, Vitale-Sullivan couldn’t quite believe it as she crossed the finish line.