News Blog: June 2014

C of I named ‘Campus Worth Traveling For’

The College of Idaho has been featured on FlipKey.com’s 50 State Series “Top Campuses Worth Traveling For.” FlipKey.com, the vacation rental company of leading travel site TripAdvisor, compiled the 50-school list based upon the best attractions, architecture, history and scenic beauty available at campuses in each state. The C of I was recognized specifically for the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, our region’s premier resource for environmental and natural history education.

C of I student Thornberry interns in nation’s capital

Every summer since she was 12 years old, College of Idaho senior Morgan Thornberry has visited her grandmother in Washington D.C., falling in love with the city in the process.

Thornberry is back in the nation’s capital this summer, but for different reasons. She’s still staying with her grandmother, but instead of a vacation, the political economy major from Idaho Falls is hard at work as a summer intern for the Department of Agriculture’s Office of Country and Regional Affairs (OCRA).

C of I alumna a rising wheelchair tennis star

Less than 10 years ago, College of Idaho alumna Makenzie Ellsworth ’13 learned she would never walk again. But that hasn’t stopped her from spinning circles around the competition as a rising wheelchair tennis player at both the local and national levels.

“For me, it’s just great to get that competitive feeling again,” Ellsworth says.

C of I enjoys summer of archaeological discovery

It has been a busy summer for Jan Summers Duffy, an archaeologist and curator at the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History on campus.

C of I student thrives at Alaska SeaLife Center

While many College of Idaho students began settling into summer routines after commencement, senior biology major Kelsey Nelson was frantically packing in preparation for one of the nation’s most prestigious internships in the field of marine biology. Just two weeks earlier, Nelson was notified that she would be serving as a Mammal-Interpretation Intern for a 12-week program at the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) in Seward, Alaska. She was one of only 24 interns nationwide selected for the opportunity.

C of I opens football tailgating sales

Local football fans will have their first opportunity in more than 35 years to tailgate at a small college game when The College of Idaho’s reinstated program kicks off this fall, and spots are on sale now.  

The C of I honors Spring 2014 Dean’s List

The College of Idaho congratulates the 176 students who made the Spring 2014 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. More than 15 percent of the College’s total enrollment made the Dean’s List this spring. Students honored are listed below by hometown:

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C of I student Katy Lootens fulfills Disney dream

When she was a student at nearby Idaho Arts Charter School, College of Idaho senior-to-be Katy Lootens discovered the Disney College Program. She immediately knew it was something she wanted to do, and, after applying a second time, her persistence paid off this spring with an internship at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

C of I, KTIK announce football partnership

The College of Idaho, KTIK AM 1350 and Jon Carson Productions are teaming up to provide live radio broadcasts of the Coyote football team’s return to the gridiron this fall. All 11 regular-season C of I football games will be broadcast live on KTIK and streamed live online at www.ktik.com.