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OP gets new director, expanded mission

Idaho. More than 40 percent of the state is covered in forest. There are 107,500 miles of river. The terrain ranges from the sharp Sawtooth Mountains in the east to America’s deepest river gorge, Hells Canyon, in the west, the vast waters of Lake Pend Oreille in the north and the lava flows of Craters of the Moon National Park in the south.

And with the hiring of Genny Gerke—the first full-time director of the Outdoor Program—C of I students, staff, faculty, and community members will be able to take full advantage of Idaho and all its natural wonders.

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Pigskin Preview: Yotes football readies for third season

The smell of grilled meats filling the air. A cacophony of sound as the new C of I band marches to Simplot Stadium. A mighty roar of celebration rising from the purple-clad YoteFam.

The sights and sounds of football will become a reality next weekend as the Yotes take the field for their season opener at 1 p.m. Saturday, hosting No. 25 Montana Western.

“I’ve been looking forward to getting back on the field since last Nov. 14,” said NAIA All-American defensive back Nate Moore. “We’ve been working all offseason to go out there and leave it all out on the field.”

C of I student Trevor Thomas interns at Idaho Capitol

Downtown Boise streets are filled with the hustle and bustle of a weekday morning as College of Idaho junior Trevor Thomas walks into the Idaho State Capitol at 8 a.m. Each footstep echoes off the marble floor and through the rotunda as Thomas passes a wall filled with pictures of all 32 governors of Idaho.

C of I unveils Community Learning autumn classes

Want to major in fun this autumn, without the homework, tests or grading? Perhaps take some professional development courses or learn a new hobby? Whatever your interests are, be sure to check out The College of Idaho’s wide selection of Community Learning classes.

With more than 20 classes running from September to November, there’s fun to be had for all!

O.J. Smith Museum awards Student Research Grant

The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History has awarded its first Student Research Grant to Anna Chase.

Chase, who graduated from the C of I in May, received $500 for her proposed research project “Lower Boise River Mollusk Inventory.” Her field work is projected to take place in late summer 2016 to take advantage of lower river flows.

Yotes earn awards at Model United Nations Indonesia

When you hear rumor of a snake market in Jakarta, you cannot pass up the chance to search for it. Such was the case for eight College of Idaho students who traveled to the Indonesian capital for a Model United Nations Conference this summer.

Wandering the streets of Jakarta, the Yotes couldn’t find the snake market. But they did find an ornate, red and gold Buddhist temple as the winds started to whip and swirl with increasing fervor.

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  • Alumni News & Notes: C of I alumnus Christopher Farnsworth's latest book, Killfile, hit shelves August 9. Christopher, a graduate of 1993, will be signing, reading from, and talking about his books in various southern California locations (San Diego, Santa Monica, and Huntington Beach).

Orma J. Smith Museum set for annual Bug Day

Come earn a ‘Certificate in Bugology’ as The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History and the Idaho Botanical Garden presents Bug Day! The annual entomological extravaganza will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children and IBG members.

C of I unveils redesigned summer issue of ‘Quest’

The College of Idaho has published its summer 2016 issue of Quest magazine, which is in mailboxes now. Themed “Impact,” the summer issue highlights the importance of high-impact learning practices such as internships, study abroad opportunities and undergraduate research—all hallmarks of a C of I education. The issue also features a sleek new design created by staff designer Justin Morken.

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