On October 7, 1891, The College of Idaho held its first class for two students inside a Presbyterian church. Since that historic day, the College has grown to more than 1,100 students while continuing to build upon the mantra of founding President William Judson Boone: “Let them come, let them all come, and we will see what they can do.”
College of Idaho students, faculty and staff picked up detergent, toothpaste, deodorant and other items, and dropped them into drawstring bags destined for young homeless students. It was all part of a small volunteer experience during the United Way poverty simulation held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
In recognition of MLK Day, the College organized campus events including the poverty simulation, a lecture on community, a cross-cultural simulation, a choir performance and a viewing the documentary The Color of Conscience.
The College of Idaho Music Department—and fans’ traditional march from campus to Simplot Stadium before home football games—just got a little more boisterous.
This fall, the C of I will add a new marching band program, complementing its outstanding musical tradition with a boost in brass, percussion and woodwinds. C of I Band Director Luke Strother already is recruiting outstanding marching band students to help launch the program in fall 2016.