Making the world a better place is not an easy task to accomplish. But for College of Idaho sophomore and Davis Scholar Keneuoe “Kenny” Mphutlane, the opportunity to help others was as simple as giving the shirt off her back.
“I learned about the Rwandan genocide in international politics [class] and what impact it had on women,” said Mphutlane, an international political economy major from Lesotho, Africa. “I then thought it would be best to think of a project that did not just involve giving a handout but instead one that would help young women acquire a skill.”
College of Idaho junior Megan Mizuta spent a month in Europe last winter as part of a faculty-led study abroad experience in London. Next fall, Mizuta will return to the British Isles – this time on her own as an Irish American Scholar at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland.
Mizuta, an English literature major from Boise, will spend the fall 2014 semester studying English and Irish literature through the program, which is run by the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities.
The College of Idaho is pleased to offer the George V. Wolfe Endowed Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year in honor of the legendary professor who founded the C of I Department of Political Economy in 1946. The scholarship is awarded each spring to an outstanding C of I student.
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 senior Lorraine Barreras is set for the release of her debut novel today, Feb. 28. The book, titled Archipelago, is a young adult fantasy novel published by Boise-based Fantastic Journeys Publishing. It is available for $15 through Amazon and $2.99 for Nook and Kindle eBook versions. Barreras also plans to have copies available at the College Store on campus and other local vendors within a month. For more information, or to purchase a copy, visit www.archipelagobook.net.
A group of College of Idaho students led by Professor Katie Devine recently attended the Rocky Mountain section meeting of the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in Salt Lake City. The conference included colleges and universities from throughout the Intermountain West – including the nearby University of Utah and BYU – but the C of I had the largest student group of any school in attendance with nine participants.
The College of Idaho’s speech and debate team has a new coach and a host of new faces this year, but the Howling Yotes continue to hum along as one of the top collegiate programs in the Pacific Northwest.
Most recently, the Howling Yotes completed a busy winter term, competing at the Mile High Swing tournaments at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City as well as the Scheller Invitational at Pacific University in Portland, Ore.
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 is proud to present its 2014 opera production The Magic Flute, a popular opera written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and directed by C of I senior Jordan Bowman. There will be three performances of The Magic Flute inside Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell: a 7:30 p.m. opening show Jan. 24 and 2 p.m. matinees Jan. 25 and 26. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students (C of I students get in free), with all proceeds supporting the C of I opera program.