As part of The College of Idaho’s continued commitment to the safety of its students, staff and faculty, Campus Safety will hold two kinds of classes designed to improve personal safety during various lunch hours throughout the month of February.
The College of Idaho’s Carter-Chalker Lectureship on Faith and Contemporary Issues will host prominent sociologist and interfaith leader, Dr. Eboo Patel, for a Feb. 21st campus visit and public lecture. Patel’s stay will include class visits, conversations with faculty and Student Life, and the free public lecture “Acts of Faith: Bridging Interfaith Barriers,” which is set for 7 p.m. in the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
College of Idaho senior psychology major Sage Vincent once practiced rugby in the field next to Hayman Hall as a freshman. That same field is now home to the Cruzen-Murray Library, the College’s newest 58,620 square-foot addition to the campus.
Vincent was among the first students to enter the library after its official opening on Jan. 31, the first day of the College’s 2018 Spring Term. He walked up the stairs to the top floor of the new building, taking a seat at one of the many tables around the bookshelves and gazing beyond his laptop to the view of campus through the wide, all-encompassing windows surrounding the library itself.
College of Idaho Interim President Dr. Bob Hoover sat comfortably on the side of the stage in the Langroise Recital Hall, casually facing the packed house of staff, faculty, administration and trustees who had come to hear him deliver his State of the College address. Although a podium had been placed on the stage for Hoover’s use, he preferred the freedom to stand away from it, choosing instead to address the audience as he would have addressed students attending one of his lectures.
The audience had gathered to hear from Hoover about the direction of the College’s future in the midst of increasing expenses and a decline in enrollment since Fall 2014. Hoover’s address sought to reassure both the attendees as well as those watching the event over Facebook Live that the future was still positive despite the challenges the College has faced in recent years.
Finney Hall and Voorhees Hall each have rich and storied histories on the College of Idaho’s campus. Built in 1910 and 1912 respectively, the dormitories have served as a home for thousands of students over the last century.
Today, both halls are enjoying a renaissance on campus following their renovations, each totaling around $4 million for updates to each building. And while students moved into the updated Voorhees Hall during the 2017 Spring Semester, it wasn’t until Winter Term 2018 that students had the opportunity to become the first group to dwell inside the new Finney.
Within The College of Idaho’s winter term, certain classes offer students the opportunity to investigate the formation of the universe, backtrack the issues and strategies of 2016’s presidential election, and allow students to investigate the influence of music in movies and videogames. Winter term is known for its unique classroom settings, which EDU-300 embraced through regular off-campus trips and activities.
Most of the walls in the gallery remained blank, as this was only day one of Moore’s ongoing exhibition at the gallery, Brazen Bull: A Natural Mythstory of North America. By the time Moore’s exhibition closes in April, the walls are expected to be completely lined with his vision of combining American historical figures with inspirations directly from exhibits from the College’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History. It is a process the gallery’s visitors are invited to watch throughout his stay.
The College of Idaho embraces Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a “day on” experience, rather than a day away from studies. During this day, one of the activities provided for C of I students not only helped them understand poverty, but it also provided them with the tools to make social change within a local community.
At 8 p.m. this Saturday, the College of Idaho’s K.A. Albertson International Center Shannon Lounge will host four talented bands for the C of I Musician Showcase, hosted by the C of I Tech Committee. And for many of these groups, the showcase is more than an opportunity to perform for their fans — it’s a chance to embrace their own C of I roots.