News Blog: Student News

Student Trevor Thomas interns at Idaho Capitol

Downtown Boise streets are filled with the hustle and bustle of a weekday morning as College of Idaho junior Trevor Thomas walks into the Idaho State Capitol at 8 a.m. Each footstep echoes off the marble floor and through the rotunda as Thomas passes a wall filled with pictures of all 32 governors of Idaho.

O.J. Smith Museum awards Student Research Grant

The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History has awarded its first Student Research Grant to Anna Chase.

Chase, who graduated from the C of I in May, received $500 for her proposed research project “Lower Boise River Mollusk Inventory.” Her field work is projected to take place in late summer 2016 to take advantage of lower river flows.

Yotes earn awards at Model United Nations Indonesia

When you hear rumor of a snake market in Jakarta, you cannot pass up the chance to search for it. Such was the case for eight College of Idaho students who traveled to the Indonesian capital for a Model United Nations Conference this summer.

Wandering the streets of Jakarta, the Yotes couldn’t find the snake market. But they did find an ornate, red and gold Buddhist temple as the winds started to whip and swirl with increasing fervor.

C of I Chamber Singers enjoy musical tour of China

This spring, The College of Idaho Chamber Singers and string quartet took a musical tour of China. Professor Brent Wells and President Charlotte Borst accompanied the students, who performed concerts and learned valuable lessons about Chinese history and culture, the power of music and, most importantly, themselves. Recently graduated senior Caitlin Fellows chronicled the journey, including a Flickr photo album

Ed students get hands-on classroom experience

It’s 8 a.m. on a Thursday morning at Middleton Heights Elementary school. About 20 first-graders sit at their desks. Their eyes intently watch College of Idaho sophomore Shanna Madsen. It’s the end of her six-week stay in first grade, as part of the C of I’s Intro to Teaching class. And now, it’s Madsen’s turn to take the reins and give a lesson.

Thomas saves best for last with NAIA national title

Tiana Thomas stepped into her blocks for the 400-meter hurdles, the final race of her collegiate career. She knew this race was going to hurt at the end, it always did. And even though she had the top-seeded time, Thomas knew her competitors weren’t too far behind.

On your marks.

As she sat in lane four, nerves crept up, compounded by the NAIA Nationals stage

Get set.

Thomas rose into the air.

Bang!

C of I names Spring 2016 Dean’s List honorees

The College of Idaho congratulates the more than 200 students who made the 2016 Spring Semester 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. Students honored are listed below by hometown:

TREASURE VALLEY

C of I celebrates first class of PA graduates

Twenty years after earning her undergraduate degree in elementary education, Katrina Merrell decided to go back to school and start a new career—a decision that led her to a master’s program in physician assistant studies. Balancing a strenuous school workload with being a mother and a wife, Merrell has conquered every obstacle over the past two years.

And last weekend, she joined her 11 classmates as the first-ever graduating class from the joint PA program created by The College of Idaho and Idaho State University.

Student undertakes Davis Project for Peace in India

It was the same routine for everyone in school. If you have to go to the bathroom, you raise your hand, you take the hall pass and you go. But in the village of Badur, India, you don’t need to raise your hand and you don’t need a hall pass because there are no toilets—a harsh reality that prevents many girls from attending school during menstruation.

Student Ben Sutton’s journey of self-discovery and overcoming in Mongolia

College of Idaho student Ben Sutton looked out the window as the car drove past sprawling Mongolian countryside—an endless ocean of rolling green waves stretched to meet the azure blue horizon. In the distance, a nomad and his horse slowly rose from the grassy sea. Sutton commented to his companions that he’d never ridden a Mongolian horse. Expressions of shock were uttered as the car pulled over and stopped.

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