The College of Idaho has added a creative mind and experienced leader to its administrative team, hiring Dr. David Douglass to serve as Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Douglass will finish out the academic year at Willamette University, where he has served as an academic and student affairs dean, before joining the C of I this summer.
A standing ovation erupted from College of Idaho students, staff and faculty as the well-known, mustachioed face of Campus Safety walked across the commencement stage. Laird’s 88-year-old mother looked on, finally realizing the dream of seeing her son earn a college degree.
“It was the accumulation of a whole lot of years of hard work,” Laird said. “It meant a lot to me because my mom and dad always told me to go to college. I’m glad that I walked when I did, so that my mom could watch it.”
College of Idaho athletic director Reagan Rossi announced today that former Coyote All-American Austin Basterrechea has been named head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country and track programs.
Basterrechea replaces Pat McCurry, who resigned today after 12 years as head coach. McCurry resurrected the C of I program in 2004 after a 27-year hiatus and turned it into one of the most respected squads in the NAIA. He has taken an assistant coach position at an NCAA Division I school.
The College of Idaho restructured leadership roles within its athletics department, with longtime C of I coach and administrator Reagan Rossi becoming the Coyotes’ first female athletic director, as announced during a press conference on July 12.
Rossi, in her 18th year at the College, was promoted after four years as associate athletic director. She previously served as head women’s basketball coach for 13 years.
The annual NAIA-SIDA Ike Pearson Award Reception was a banner night for The College of Idaho, with Coyote athletics earning a combined 12 national honors during Wednesday’s CoSIDA National Convention in Dallas, Texas.
C of I Director of Athletic Communication Mike Safford Jr. became the 40th recipient of the Ike Pearson Lifetime Achievement Award—the highest honor for an athletic communication specialist in the NAIA.
The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium offers visitors the chance to become engulfed by planets, stars, galaxies and exploration of the final frontier. But what if you could get a similar experience in an elementary, junior high, or even high school classroom?
That’s where the Starlab comes into play.
And thanks to a recent $5,000 NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) grant, C of I planetarium director Amy Truksa will be holding a workshop in June 2016 to teach 25 local school teachers how to use the portable planetarium.
College of Idaho Director of Marketing & Communications Jordan Rodriguez has been named a 2016 Rising Star by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Rodriguez will be honored at the upcoming CASE District VIII Conference, taking place Feb. 3-5 in Calgary, Alberta.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today that Mike Safford Jr., longtime College of Idaho Director of Athletic Communications, is the recipient of the 2016 Clarence “Ike” Pearson Award.
With towering pyramids and temples surrounded by dry Saharan sands serving as a backdrop, College of Idaho Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History Egyptologist Jan Summers Duffy spent a month in Egypt this summer excavating the land of pharaohs. Here is her firsthand account of life as an Egyptologist: