News Blog: January 2013

C of I Scholarship Gala to celebrate athletic tradition

For more than 100 years, The College of Idaho has combined its outstanding academic rigor with a proud tradition of athletic success. From late, great heroes such as supermarket magnate Joe Albertson and National Football League innovator R.C. Owens to current stars like 2012 Major League Baseball draftee Izaac Garsez and two-time national champion distance runner Hillary Holt, the C of I has been home to countless student-athletes who have excelled both in the classroom and in sport. 

Classes, campus operations cancelled

Classes and regular College operations are cancelled today, Jan. 24, due to current and forecast inclement weather conditions. Bon Appetit will be open to serve meals today.

College personnel required to perform essential functions should check with managers regarding work schedules.

C of I opera presents Handel’s ‘Semele’

The College of Idaho Music Department is pleased to announce its 2013 opera production, an adapted performance of G.F. Handel’s "Semele." The opera will show at 7:30 p.m. nightly from Jan. 31 through Feb. 2, with a special 2 p.m. matinee performance on Feb. 2. All shows will take place inside Langroise Recital Hall. Tickets cost $10 for adults or $5 for seniors and students. For more information or to reserve seats, please contact the Langroise box office at 459-5249.

College of Idaho honors Fall 2012 Dean’s List

The College of Idaho congratulates the 205 students who made the Fall 2012 Dean’s List. To receive Dean's List recognition, a student must complete at least nine graded credits and achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the semester. Nearly 20 percent of the College’s total enrollment made the Dean’s List. Students honored include:

Professor named Boise's first Poet Laureate

College of Idaho professor and Boise resident Diane Raptosh has been selected as Boise’s first Poet Laureate, the city’s Department of Arts & History announced today, Jan. 15.

Raptosh, a professor of English and the Eyck-Berringer Chair at The College of Idaho, is the recipient of a number of honors and awards in the field of poetry and is the author of American Amnesiac (Etruscan Press, 2013) among other works.

Gift of $2.5 million to create history professorship

An estate gift will honor a popular College of Idaho history professor and establish a fully endowed professorship dedicated to outstanding teaching in world history.

The $2.5 million gift, which has yet to be realized from an anonymous donor, will create the Franklin Specht Chair in History in honor of the professor emeritus who taught history courses at The College of Idaho for more than three decades.

Students step into robes of Supreme Court judges

Three of the most important cases currently before the United States Supreme Court – dealing with gay marriage, obtaining blood samples from suspected drunk drivers and legal suits against the government – will be argued by Treasure Valley attorneys before a mock court of College of Idaho students next week.

Classes, campus operations cancelled

Classes and regular College operations are cancelled today, Jan. 10, due to current and forecast inclement weather conditions. Bon Appetit will be open to serve meals today.

College personnel required to perform essential functions should check with managers regarding work schedules.

Former NFL quarterback named head football coach

The College of Idaho has named Mike Moroski, a former NFL quarterback and longtime coach at the University of California-Davis, as the 17th head football coach in its program history.

C of I Judaic studies chair reaches $2.2 million goal

The College of Idaho will fill a new, fully endowed chair in Judaic studies – the first of its kind in the Intermountain West – thanks to the successful completion of a $2.2 million fundraising initiative.