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Model UN team honored at national conference

The College of Idaho’s Model United Nations team continued its streak of award-winning performances over Spring Break, earning Distinguished Delegation honors at the National Model United Nations conference in New York City. The Distinguished Delegation award is the second-highest honor a team can earn at NMUN—and it is an extraordinary achievement for the C of I’s six-student delegation, which stood out amongst more than 3,000 students representing 200 colleges and 140 countries.  

‘YoteFort’ takes over Boise music festival

C of I alumna Ana Lete ’16 gives a first-hand account of her experience performing at Boise's Treefort Music Fest--and she wasn't the only artist with ties to The College of Idaho.

Now in its sixth year, Treefort Music Fest turns the normally quiet Boise music scene into a hopping hipster city. As the festival grows, more people are flocking to Boise to soak in new sounds, and, as Mac Demarco’s guitarist said, “visit the Basque Museum.” This year, Treefort hosted 419 bands to play during the five-day festival March 22-27.

C of I students develop new political app RepCheck

What’s your congress person’s name? Have you ever sent them an email? Have you ever called them? Those are the questions College of Idaho senior Leo Yousif asks whenever he talks about the new app he’s trying to develop—RepCheck.

RepCheck is an app which would help constituents craft emails to send to their legislators, thus letting their voices be heard in a productive way.

End of an Era: Finney Residents Move to Voorhees

Move-In Day is always hectic for students at the beginning of the school year. It’s a day full of hustle and bustle as students try to get organized and find a place for their things in a compact residence hall.

Enactus competes in Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge

College of Idaho student’s in Dr. Bastian Thomsen’s Enactus class saw two problems. First, students have no food options on campus after Simplot Dining Hall and McCain Café close each night. Second, Idaho has 1,966 homeless men, women and children, with about half that number residing in the Treasure Valley (according to the Boise/Ada County Homeless Coalition). The solution? Food for Thought, a nonprofit food truck that could supply hungry Yotes with food in the evening hours and also give half of its profits to homeless shelters.

Yotes travel to New Mexico to stargaze into deep space

The backyards in the village of Mayhill, N.M., all have a certain feature in common—an observatory. Sitting at an elevation of 7,300 feet with special ordinances in place to protect the dark skies, it was the perfect place for former College of Idaho professor Joe Daglen to construct a house with two observatories a mere 100 feet from his back porch.

Campus Safety director graduates after 17 years

“Allan Laird.”

A standing ovation erupted from College of Idaho students, staff and faculty as the well-known, mustachioed face of Campus Safety walked across the commencement stage. Laird’s 88-year-old mother looked on, finally realizing the dream of seeing her son earn a college degree.

“It was the accumulation of a whole lot of years of hard work,” Laird said. “It meant a lot to me because my mom and dad always told me to go to college. I’m glad that I walked when I did, so that my mom could watch it.”

C of I recognizes Fall Dean’s List honorees

The College of Idaho congratulates the more than 180 students who made the 2016 Fall 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

Pines and Powder: Students spend winter in Sawtooths

Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.

Jesse Buhler’s telemark skis slid over the shimmering snow as he hiked up a hill in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Snow and ice clung to The College of Idaho senior’s beard as he paused near a whitebark pine to take in the striking view of the Sawtooth Valley.

C of I athletes study performance in HHP lab

Thud, thud, thud, thud, thud.

With wires, tubes and electronics harnessed around her, College of Idaho senior Emily Hawgood looked more bionic than woman as she ran on the treadmill. Fellow seniors Jayde Folsom and Dalton Ridgway looked on as the computer gathered information on Hawgood’s oxygen uptake levels.

This winter, six C of I students have been busy testing the human body and performing various research projects in the Health and Human Performance lab under the guidance of Dr. Harold Frobisher.

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