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C of I ALAS club hosts Cinco de Mayo fun

While running the anchor leg toward the finish of the academic year can be a little stressful, The College of Idaho’s Association of Latino Americano Students invites the campus community to take a break from studying and enjoy some Cinco de Mayo fun!

From 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, in front of McCain, students will be able to eat free tacos, win prizes, and compete in competitions such as riding the mechanical bull, a jalapeño eating contest, and a piñata breaking contest.

C of I student receives grant to study native trout

Nestled among a crevice in the Boise foothills beneath Bogus Basin Road lies tiny Dry Creek. The small stream is nearly undetectable from the road, yet it houses a treasure to ichthyologists—genetically pure Columbia River redband trout.

Recently, College of Idaho junior Sarah Walsh was awarded a $1,500 grant from the Northwest Scientific Association to aid her research of redband trout population genetics in the Dry Creek. Out of a field of 73 proposals, Walsh’s project was one of 10 awarded funding.

C of I students win at BPA state competition

The College of Idaho has a tradition of winning, with 23 athletic national championships since 2011. But success in competition isn’t limited to C of I student-athletes. Recently, College of Idaho sophomores Levi Orr and Hunter Brodt took first place in their respective categories at the Idaho Business Professionals of America state leadership conference.

The victory was gratifying for Orr, who is the Idaho state BPA post-secondary president, and for Brodt, who was competing in his first BPA competition.

C of I awarded two Davis Projects for Peace

The molecule is made up of three little atoms—two of the hydrogen variety and one oxygen. But the combined structure makes up a key element essential to life.

While water is abundant on Earth—about 71 percent of the planet’s surface is covered by it—clean, drinkable water isn’t. According to actionagainsthunger.org, nearly two billion people worldwide drink unsafe water. But this summer, two College of Idaho students are working to fix that problem.

C of I Greek chapters shine a light on philanthropy

College of Idaho students often organize events for the benefit of others. And one of the driving forces behind many such service projects is the active Greek life organizations on campus. April has been a particularly busy month for the seven C of I fraternities and sororities, many of which are holding their major annual philanthropy events.

Rosenthal Gallery displays C of I Senior Art Exhibition

The College of Idaho Department of Art is pleased to announce “MMXV”, the 2015 Senior Art Exhibition that will be displayed April 24 through May 16 at the Rosenthal Gallery of Art inside Blatchley Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.

C of I students join hands against sexual assault

Every 107 seconds, an American falls victim to sexual assault. But students at The College of Idaho want people to know: “It’s on Us” to stop sexual assault and create a community of respect.

The “It’s on Us” pledge is a commitment to prevent sexual assault by recognizing that non-consensual sex is sexual assault, identifying situations in which assaults may occur, intervening in situations where consent has not or cannot be given, and creating an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

C of I duo attends Clinton Global Initiative University

The College of Idaho has a long history of fostering and supporting student leaders who seek to make a difference on campus and beyond. Whether in the local community or on a global scale, many C of I students have dedicated themselves to making a positive impact on the lives of others. And this spring, current students Dulce Sanchez and Moha Azhar Mudaqiq represented the C of I at the annual Clinton Global Initiative University conference in Florida.  

C of I Model UN team earns high marks at nationals

The College of Idaho’s Model United Nations group produced another impressive result at the 2015 Conference of National Model United Nations, earning a Distinguished Delegation Award for its representation of The Republic Maldives at the March 23-27 conference in New York City.

The Distinguished Delegation Award is the second-highest honor a team can achieve at NMUN. It is the second such honor for the C of I program, and the seventh consecutive NMUN conference where the team has returned to Caldwell with an award.

C of I Outdoor Program leads trip to Hells Canyon

A dozen Coyotes stood atop Suicide Point. The river flowed fast, dividing the towering canyon rim. Snow-topped mountains on the left morphed into a field of natural grasses near the bank. A forest service ranch on the Oregon side of the Snake River glowed a shade of deep grassy green.

“The view at the top of (Suicide Point) was spectacular,” sophomore Brittaney Bones said. “You could really tell why it is called the Snake, with the winding of the river.”

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