News Blog: Community

C of I to host Homecoming ‘Coyote Dash’ races

The College of Idaho, Caldwell Fine Arts and the YMCA are partnering to host a trio of races for the entire family, all during the festive atmosphere of C of I’s Homecoming celebration. The Sept. 19 races follow the “Curtains Up” Homecoming theme, with racers trying to finish the “Beat Beethoven” 5K before the end of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony (about 30 minutes). Younger children can participate in the Sonatina Scamper, a half-mile course accompanied by the Beethoven Sonatina.

Community enjoying C of I Summer Programs

A dozen kids gathered onto the carpet of the Shannon Lounge and sat in a circle. One by one, in a counterclockwise pattern, they counted in Chinese, “yī, èr, sān, sì, wǔ, liù…,” until they reached the number 30. By the end of the week, they’d be counting even higher. 

“The fact that this class is offered on the C of I campus really enhances our culture,” said C of I English professor Dr. Rochelle Johnson, whose daughter Wren attended the class.

“I counted to 100 today,” Wren said after the last day of class.

Coyote football tickets now available online

The College of Idaho is pleased to unveil its new athletics ticket portal, which is now available to fans wanting to purchase tickets for the upcoming 2015 Coyote football season.

Fans can click here to visit the new football ticket portal and purchase tickets.

Over the last four months, the College has partnered with San Francisco-based ticket vendor Vendini to provide an online ticket sales platform for football and basketball tickets.

C of I offers community summer programming

The College of Idaho lives by the mantra of its founding president, Dr. William Judson Boone, who famously said “Let them come, let them all come and we will see what they can do.”

C of I, Caldwell Schools offer math/science camp

The seventh-grade students waited with anxious anticipation. What would the lab results show for the objects they had swabbed? They definitely didn’t expect the toilet to have less bacteria than their own mouths.

Since 2009, The College of Idaho and the Caldwell School District have worked in conjunction to offer the week-long Math and Science Summer Institute (MASSI) for seventh- and eighth-grade middle school students. The institute, which operates this year from June 1-5, promotes taking math and science classes in high school and pursuing a STEM career.

C of I ALAS club hosts Cinco de Mayo fun

While running the anchor leg toward the finish of the academic year can be a little stressful, The College of Idaho’s Association of Latino Americano Students invites the campus community to take a break from studying and enjoy some Cinco de Mayo fun!

From 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, in front of McCain, students will be able to eat free tacos, win prizes, and compete in competitions such as riding the mechanical bull, a jalapeño eating contest, and a piñata breaking contest.

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts May public show

Explore the final frontier at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium! The New Horizons mission will be the lead topic when the planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. May 8 inside Boone Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The recently renovated Planetarium, which now features new cove lights and handicapped access, will explore the New Horizons spacecraft, which left for Pluto in 2006 and will fly by the planet in July. Learn the current status of the mission as well as the constellations and planet locations in the Idaho night sky this month.

C of I to host Purple and Gold Game on Saturday

The College of Idaho will cap its spring football drills this Saturday, May 2, hosting the Purple and Gold Game at Simplot Stadium.

The intrasquad scrimmage game, set to begin at 11 a.m., will pit the Yotes’ offense against the defense in a scripted four quarter contest, with special teams segments breaking up the quarters.  

Admission to the Spring Game is free and open to the public. The game also will be broadcast live on 1350 KTIK-AM with Dave Tester and Kelly Barbour.  

Key details for fans attending the Purple and Gold Game include:

Youth converge on C of I for National History Day

The College of Idaho is set to host National History Day in Idaho, the finale of a year-long enrichment program that provides exciting ways for middle and high school students to study historical issues, ideas, people and events. The annual event, sponsored by the Idaho State Historical Society, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, on the C of I campus in Caldwell. More than 300 Idaho students from grades 4-12 will compete for awards, scholarships and a slot in this summer’s national competition in Maryland.

C of I set for Wolfe Field Stadium dedication

The College of Idaho will host a dedication ceremony for Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium at 2:45 p.m. Friday, April 3, before the C of I baseball game versus Lewis-Clark State. C of I President Marv Henberg, Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas, and C of I trustee and donor Graye Wolfe will dedicate the stadium and throw out the first pitches in front of more than 1,000 newly installed, individual chair backed seats now present at Wolfe Field, located on Linden Street north of Cleveland Boulevard in Caldwell.