News Blog: September 2017

C of I students attend annual IHC lecture and dinner

When he was in the fourth grade, College of Idaho senior Aanish Shamim remembered reading in his Idaho history class about NASA astronaut Barbara Morgan, who spent much of her career outside of NASA teaching in Idaho. He recalled being fascinated by her story, yet never expected to meet her.

C of I to host Fall Discovery Day this October

At The College of Idaho, students strive for excellence and growth each and every day. For over 125 years, the College itself has served as an institution to help students reach their potential, no matter their goals — and it is always looking for new students to join the #YoteFam.

Riders in the Sky ride into C of I

“America’s Favorite Cowboys” ride in to Jewett Auditorium on September 23 for two performances full of cowboy classics and Western wit. Join Riders in the Sky in a thrilling ride to yesteryear as they salute iconic western movie, music and TV star Roy Rogers, undisputed “King of the Cowboys.” The evening show features family-friendly favorites from Roy’s long career that include Don’t Fence Me In, Pecos Bill, Happy Trails and more wrapped up in the Riders’ two-time Grammy-winning high yodeling style. “Roy was my idol, plain and simple,” says Rider Too Slim.

Innovation championed at Treasure Valley Business Breakfast

When Joe Albertson founded his first grocery store in 1939 on 16th and State St. in Boise, Idaho, three of the main selling points for visitors included a parking lot, a magazine rack, and a donut machine — just a handful of the innovations that allowed Albertson to grow his company into the second largest supermarket chain in the United States.

Distinguished Alumni present "TED"-style lectures

Homecoming at The College of Idaho has always served as a way to celebrate the College’s successful alumni, and this year is no exception. But while the 2017 winners of the Distinguished Alumni Awards each returned to Caldwell to graciously accept their respective honors on Sept. 14, they also took the time to share some of what they’ve learned and accomplished since their graduation in a series of special “TED”-style lectures.

In the News

  • Dr. Howard Berger has been teaching students at C of I for over three decades — so is there anything different he’s expecting for this semester? Check out the latest from the bench in the newest episode of “The Berger Banter,” which can be found here!

Rosenthal Gallery of Art to showcase faculty artwork for Homecoming

When they aren’t mentoring the next generation of artists in Langroise Hall, the faculty of The College of Idaho’s art department works to perfect their own craft. Starting on Sept. 14, 2017, the faculty will present their own work for the Rosenthal Faculty Art Show, which will be one of many activities making up the College’s 2017 Homecoming Week.

C of I maintains position on Best College Rankings

The College of Idaho continues to receive national recognition for its top-notch academics and superior sense of community with its inclusion in the 2018 U.S. News and Report’s Best College Rankings.

The C of I ranked at No. 168 on the report’s “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” rankings, the same ranking the College earned on 2017’s list. The rankings were determined by the U.S. News & World Report via a formula considering 15 areas related to academic excellence, including graduation rates, class sizes, and average ACT-SAT scores, among other important statistics.

Natural History Museum prepares for Homecoming events

The Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History will be booming this Homecoming weekend, hosting two events that equally embody its mission of service and education.

The museum will host its 10th Annual “Night at the Museum” event at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 15 in Boone Hall, celebrating the volunteers who have helped keep the museum running over the past year. The next day, the museum will host an art and film walking tour featuring the Navajo sand paintings of Luther A. Douglas, with tours running at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on September 16.

Saturday football game set to proceed as scheduled

To the College of Idaho community,

The breeze appears to be blowing in a favorable direction and the air quality has improved at Simplot Stadium in Caldwell. College of Idaho Athletic Director Reagan Rossi has continued contact with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and is confident that we will be on target to host Southern Oregon tomorrow as scheduled. Currently, the air quality is of an acceptable quality to hold the football game, and the forecast is favorable for even better air quality by the scheduled start time of 1:00 Saturday.

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