College of Idaho student Lucas Morse has learned a lot about international affairs during his two years on campus. Next fall, he will have the opportunity to apply that knowledge first-hand in Northern Ireland.
Morse, a sophomore from Boise, has been accepted into the Association of Presbyterian Colleges & Universities’ Irish American Scholar program and will spend the 2014 fall semester studying international political economy at the University of Ulster.
College of Idaho founding President William Judson Boone famously said of C of I students “Let them come. Let them all come, and we will see what they can do.” That mantra has stuck with the College for more than 120 years as students from many walks of life – including hundreds of first-generation college attendees – have come to the C of I and found success in school, in their careers, and in life.
The College of Idaho congratulates the 198 students who made the Fall 2013 Dean’s List. To receive Dean's List recognition, a student must complete at least nine graded credits and achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the semester. Nearly 20 percent of the College’s total enrollment made the Dean’s List. Students honored are listed below by hometown:
The College of Idaho will host a benefit concert Sept. 22 to establish a piano scholarship honoring former C of I piano teacher Fern Nolte Davidson. C of I alumnae Barbara Attebery ’47 and Sylvia Hunt ’59 will perform a piano and organ duo program beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium. There is no charge for admission, with all donations and proceeds going toward the scholarship fund, which needs about $1,500 to become an endowed, perpetual award.
Starting in fall 2013, The College of Idaho will offer a new major in mathematics-computer science that capitalizes on its strong liberal arts curriculum and its proximity to the vibrant high-tech business center of Boise.
John Ottenhoff, vice president for academic affairs, said the C of I offers an ideal environment for studying computer science.
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.
Not many college freshmen get a chance to discover a new virus and contribute to the fight against diseases affecting humans. Yet that’s exactly what students taking a College of Idaho introductory biology course this year have done as part of a national genomics research project.
From the impact of land management practices on biodiversity to the unveiling of a strategy game for Android smartphones, the wide-ranging scholarly and creative work of College of Idaho students will be on display during the 8th annual Student Research Conference on Saturday, April 27.