Campus Events

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts March Show

The Vernal Equinox is almost here! And this month, the Whittenberger Planetarium will recognize and explain this event at a public planetarium show at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 10. Learn the meaning of the equinoxes and solstices, the circumstances that bring them about, and an overview of the constellations, planets, and moon you can see in the March sky.

2017 Scholarship Gala raises record amount

Laissez les bons temps roulez! The good times were definitely rolling at the 2017 College of Idaho Scholarship Gala, which was a Mardi Gras night to remember on Feb. 18 in downtown Boise. Alumni, friends and supporters came out dressed to the nines to participate in live and silent auctions, a fabulous prize raffle, an Adopt-a-Yote paddle-up, and more.

Judaic Studies Program hosts Dr. Natalia Aleksiun

The College of Idaho’s distinctive Craig Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies is excited to host Dr. Natalia Aleksiun on campus Feb. 20-21, including a public lecture on “Jewish Hiding Networks and Survival Strategies in Eastern Galicia” at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Kathryn Albertson International Center, room 106. 

Explore ‘Walden’ with Idea of Nature Lecture Series

Henry David Thoreau's Walden is one of the most-read and most-taught classics of American literature, yet it remains one of the most challenging books. Why did Thoreau go to the woods? What did he learn there? And why didn't he stay?

Explore these questions and more as Dr. Laura Walls visits The College of Idaho as part of the 2017 Idea of Nature Lecture Series to speak on "Deliberate Living: The Challenge of Walden in the 21st Century" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Langroise Recital Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

C of I Opera presents ‘Hansel and Gretel’

You know the story. Two young children, a hungry witch and a house made of confectionary sweets. But you’ve probably never seen Hansel and Gretel performed as on opera. 

Follow The College of Idaho into the woods as the music and theatre departments present Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-11 in the Langroise Recital Hall, with a closing 2 p.m. matinee on Feb. 12. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students, and can be reserved by calling (208) 459-5249.

MLK Resourceful, Responsible, Reflective Day

Baptist minister, Civil Rights leader and social activist all define Martin Luther King Jr. Through nonviolent methods of protest, Dr. King used the power of words and love to fight for justice and leave an indelible mark on the world.

As the nation prepares to honor him this upcoming Monday, The College of Idaho will replace classes with the “MLK Jr. Resourceful, Responsible, and Reflective Day.”

C of I readies for a flurry of holiday events

From rocking around the C of I holiday tree in the Quad, to not-so-silent nights with the music department, The College of Idaho is set to celebrate some special events to kick off the holiday season.

C of I fall theatre production a SMASH

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.

Virginia Poet Laureate Tim Seibles gives reading

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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.

Judaic Studies Lectureship welcomes Dr. Hollenberg

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.”

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