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C of I Coyote wins 2015 CCC Mascot Challenge

Way to go, YoteFam! The College of Idaho Coyote has won the 2015 Cascade Conference Mascot Challenge thanks to nearly 1,500 Facebook fan votes over the course of four weeks! The Yote made a dramatic comeback in the championship round, rallying from more than 100 votes down to top defending champion Hootie the Owl (Oregon Tech) by a final count of 678-622. Coyote athletics sends its thanks to the students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends, fans and Boise-area media outlets who voted and helped get the word out!

‘Quest’ magazine honored at CASE VIII Conference

For the third time since 2012, The College of Idaho’s Quest magazine has been recognized for excellence by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s District VIII Recognition Program. The article “Purple Reign,” written by Quest editor Jordan Rodriguez, received a silver award in the “News Writing" category during the 2015 CASE VIII Conference held this week in Seattle.

C of I president publishes Idaho Statesman Op-Ed

C of I President Marv Henberg recently had a guest opinion piece published in the Idaho Statesman. In the article, President Henberg points out the value of a private, liberal arts education at The College of Idaho—which remains highly affordable and accessible in spite of the widely-held belief that private education is cost-prohibitive. Click here to see the piece on the Statesman's website, or read on.

C of I publishes fall issue of ‘Quest’ magazine

The College of Idaho has printed its fall 2014 issue of ‘Quest’ magazine, which is in mailboxes this week. The fall issue has a theme of “Beginnings,” highlighting many of the exciting new initiatives happening at the College this year.

C of I named one of America's top college values

The College of Idaho has been named one of America’s Best College Values by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The annual report features 300 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, excellent student-to-faculty ratio, on-campus resources and overall value.

C of I featured by national Colleges of Distinction

The College of Idaho is featured in the 2014-15 edition of Colleges of Distinction, a college guide book that features schools it considers the nation’s best places to learn, grow and succeed. Click here to check out the C of I profile, and be sure to share it with your college-bound family and friends! 

C of I campus closed for winter weather

Classes and regular College operations are cancelled today, Nov. 14, due to current and forecast inclement winter weather conditions. Campus food service provider Bon Appetit will be open to serve meals today.

College personnel required to perform essential functions should check with managers regarding work schedules. Safety is the No. 1 concern for the entire campus community.

Seagraves Foundation gift fosters C of I philanthropy

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” Those words once floated off the famous tongue of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. And it is fair to say The College of Idaho Student Philanthropy Council, along with the Seagraves Family Foundation, have their rent covered.

Since 2006, The College of Idaho and the Seagraves Family Foundation have partnered to promote student-led philanthropy on campus and in the Caldwell community. And with a recent gift of $100,000 from Seagraves, C of I students will have a chance to make an even bigger impact.

C of I again breaks enrollment record

The College of Idaho has set an enrollment record for the third consecutive year, with 1,144 students enrolled for the 2014-2015 academic year according to official tenth-day figured released by the C of I institutional research department. This year’s enrollment is the highest in the history of the Caldwell liberal arts college, topping the previous high of 1,122 set last year.

Henberg gives final State of the College address

College of Idaho President Marv Henberg gave his final State of the College address on Sept. 10, discussing the College’s recent successes and exciting future as the Caldwell liberal arts college prepares to appoint a new president in 2015.

Henberg, who became the College’s 12th president in 2009, will retire in June of next year. His address follows, in its entirety:

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