College of Idaho professor and alumna Diane Raptosh has won her second major literary award of the year with the announcement by the Idaho Commission on the Arts that she will serve as the state’s Writer in Residence.
The College of Idaho will fill a new, fully endowed chair in Judaic studies – the first of its kind in the Intermountain West – thanks to the successful completion of a $2.2 million fundraising initiative.
The fall 2012 issue of The College of Idaho’s official magazine, Quest, is in mailboxes this week. The issue has a theme of “Entrepreneurship,” celebrating many of the C of I alumni who have gone on to interesting and successful careers in a wide variety of businesses.
A gift from a Treasure Valley physician will enrich The College of Idaho’s science programs by supporting renovations that will modernize teaching facilities in Boone Science Hall.
Dr. James W. Smith, a 1964 graduate of the C of I, and his wife Mary Barbara are giving $1 million to the second phase of the Boone Science Hall renovation project. Phase II of the project will improve teaching laboratories and infrastructure in the building, supporting the College’s long-standing legacy of outstanding teaching, learning and research in the sciences.
The College of Idaho will create a new chair that further enhances its long-standing strength in developing students’ clarity of thought and writing thanks to a bequest from an anonymous donor.
The Berringer Chair in Writing and Rhetoric will honor legendary C of I English professor Ralph Berringer, who taught at the C of I in the 1950s and 1960s and helped invigorate the intellectual life of the College following World War II.
C of I President Marv Henberg noted that Berringer’s dedication to his students remains an inspiration today.
The College of Idaho has been named one of America’s Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges by "Kiplinger’s Personal Finance." The annual report, released Oct. 24, features 200 schools that combine outstanding academics and great economic value. The C of I was included because of its high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, excellent student-to-faculty ratio, on-campus resources and overall value. The full list of schools can be found at www.kiplinger.com.
The College of Idaho Board of Trustees added three members during its annual fall meeting on the C of I campus in Caldwell, welcoming Jeffrey Taylor ’82, Alexander Toeldte and Laura (Roberts) Turner ’79. The board also announced Doug Brigham ’87 as vice chairman. The Honorable Candy Wagahoff Dale’79 currently chairs the Board of Trustees. The three new trustees are:
Jeffrey Taylor ’82
System vice president and CFO, St. Luke’s Health System
The College of Idaho has 1,059 students enrolled for the 2012-2013 school year, an increase of just under 2 percent from last year’s enrollment, according to the official tenth-day figures released by the institutional research department today, Sept. 26. This year’s enrollment is the highest in the history of the Caldwell liberal arts college, topping the previous high of 1,055 students in 2010-2011.
The College of Idaho once again has been named one of America’s “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” according to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report rankings released Wednesday, Sept. 12. The C of I moved up seven spots from last year to No. 164 on the list, which ranks schools based on graduation rate, class size, alumni giving percentage and other indicators of academic quality.
The College of Idaho and Idaho State University will address the growing need for primary health providers in Idaho and the nation by educating more physician assistants beginning in fall 2014.
At a news conference today, leaders from both institutions signed an agreement to expand ISU’s two-year Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program to a third campus at The College of Idaho in Caldwell. ISU's MPAS Program, which began in 1995, has graduated 16 classes and 508 physician assistants.