College of Idaho student and Parma native Laura Barbour spent most of her summer gaining valuable research experience through an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) funded by the National Science Foundation. And the view wasn’t bad, either.
From Pocatello to Coeur d’Alene, Boise to Redfish Lake, two College of Idaho students are crossing the state this summer to introduce Idahoans to Lonesome Larry – dubbed the most interesting fish in the world.
Lonesome Larry’s story is both heroic and tragic said Annie Morrison, a senior environmental studies major who is leading the Idaho Rivers United-sponsored education campaign with classmate Joe Pickett, a senior mathematics and physical sciences major.
As native South Americans, College of Idaho juniors Mauricio Santiago and Luis Reyes know firsthand how poverty impacts their homeland. Santiago and Reyes also know of their culture’s deep love of soccer, an affection they plan to use to help impoverished children this summer through their Davis Project for Peace, “Peace Me the Ball.”
College of Idaho student Katy Stewart has a passion for local and sustainable food. During her three years at The College of Idaho, the senior from Coeur d’Alene has cultivated that passion by working with local farmers and her fellow students to make the C of I campus a more sustainable environment. Stewart has improved the College’s recycling program, put in countless hours tending the campus’ organic garden, raised chickens, organized Earth Day and low-carbon diet awareness activities and established the C of I as a pickup location for local food co-op Idaho’s Bounty.
The College of Idaho congratulates the 190 students who made the Spring 2012 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 Spring 2012 Dean’s List. Students honored include:
The College of Idaho’s Student Philanthropy Council recently awarded its 2012 grants to three organizations in the local community. This year’s grant recipients were the Mentoring Network, Caldwell Senior Citizens, Inc., and the Canyon County Organization on Aging. SPC President Michelle Wooten said the council chose organizations that benefited some of Caldwell’s most vulnerable populations.
College of Idaho student David Seppi will spend the bulk of his summer break performing a service project for needy families in Costa Rica. Seppi, a junior from Twin Falls, will live abroad from June 3 to Aug. 15, renovating and building child-care facilities in conjunction with the International Volunteer HQ program, an independent volunteer organization based in New Zealand that sends thousands of individuals to service areas around the world.
College of Idaho juniors Kendra Knighten and Ryan Gibson hope one day to help ease poverty through careers in international development. This summer, the students will get a first-hand look at the challenges and rewards associated with such a career as interns for Partners in Sustainable Development International in the South Asia nation of Bangladesh.
The College of Idaho will celebrate the graduating Class of 2012 during its annual commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in Morrison Quadrangle at the heart of campus. Writer and editor Joan Houston Hall will deliver a commencement address entitled “Words along the Way,” capping a weekend of celebration at Idaho’s oldest liberal arts college.
The College of Idaho’s Association of Latino Americano Students (ALAS) will host its 16th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on campus Saturday, May 5, from noon to 6 p.m. at Hayman Field. The student-organized, community-encompassing event will celebrate Latin American culture, music, history and tradition. This year’s celebration will be special as it marks the 150-year anniversary of the holiday.