The College of Idaho continues to be placed among America’s “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” according to the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings released Tuesday, Sept. 10. The C of I placed No. 167 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 has published its summer 2013 issue of Quest magazine, which is in mailboxes now. The issue has a theme of “Nature,” a tribute to the College’s Idaho location and longstanding tradition of giving students opportunities to explore, learn about and enjoy the outdoors.
The College of Idaho has been named one of the nation’s top schools by The Princeton Review in the 2014 edition of its book, "The Best 378 Colleges." The C of I for several years has been an annual inclusion in the book, which includes detailed profiles of colleges with quality ratings in eight categories based upon surveys of students attending the profiled schools.
Alumni, friends and supporters have answered the call again for The College of Idaho, which marked another record-breaking year of fundraising during the recently concluded 2012-2013 fiscal year. Overall giving increased 22 percent to $6.5 million and a new record was set for the number of alumni making gifts to the College in a given year.
The College of Idaho has received a $200,000 gift from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation that will help endow a lecture series exploring contemporary Jewish issues and strengthen an initiative that establishes the College as a center for Jewish studies in the Intermountain West.
The gift will add to the endowment for the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies, which brings Jewish dignitaries and public figures to campus to speak about tolerance, diversity, history and current events.
The College of Idaho has announced the addition of five members to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees will serve four-year terms beginning July 1 as members of the board, which forms the executive arm of the College’s administration along with President Marv Henberg. The new trustees are:
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.