On a July day in Johannesburg, South Africa, College of Idaho senior Pragna Naidoo watched as a deathly ill woman walked through the doors of the family practice of Dr. Edmund Foster. The woman could hardly walk. As she sat down, her arms shook trying to hold herself up. She was clinging to life with every ounce of strength she had.
Dr. Foster went over and started feeling specific parts of her body while asking questions. He blatantly told the woman that she had HIV and would die in two months if she didn’t go to a clinic to get help.
Will Callahan sat in his physics class. The digital clock on his phone ticked, ticked, ticked silently. For the last week, he’d been constantly refreshing his email, waiting in angst for a message that could change his life.
He checked his messages once more. A new email. The one he’d been waiting for.
Greetings Mr. Will Callahan, we are honored to announce that you have been accepted as an Irish-American scholar for the 2015 fall semester….. Callahan almost punched the wall in excitement.
Bright red, double-decker buses raced by in the left-hand lane. The London Eye and Big Ben stared from opposing sides over the Thames River. And below the famous clock tower, C of I student Morgan Mesias and a dozen classmates explored the British capital during a 2015 winter term study abroad experience with professors Steven Maughan and Sue Schaper.
A story showcasing The College of Idaho Outdoor Program was featured on the front cover of the August edition of Idaho Magazine. The story chronicles the week-long spring break 2015 Outdoor Program backpacking trip through Hells Canyon.
Click here to read a snippet of the story in Idaho Magazine.
Jetblade. The name might sound like the newest Marvel superhero to hit the big screen, but it’s actually the newest bacterial virus analyzed by College of Idaho students.
This summer, freshman Claire Otero, junior Tran Tran and C of I biology professor of Dr. Ann Koga traveled to the Howard Hughes Medical Center research campus in Virginia for the Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) symposium. Try saying that ten times fast.
On a Wednesday night in downtown Boise, College of Idaho senior Eli Nary took the stage for open mic night at Liquid Laughs. It was his first attempt at stand-up comedy. The result, terrible. The experience, thrilling.
Now, four months later, Nary finds himself as one of five finalists for the title of Boise’s Funniest Person and $1,000, which he’ll compete for on Aug. 1 —but don’t try and get tickets, they’re sold out.
College of Idaho senior Roxanna Alma-Taya landed in Beijing at midnight. After traveling halfway across the world, she got off the plane alone and unable to speak any Chinese. Trying to find her hotel, contact her university the next day and get around were all challenges to say the least. But in the midst of feeling like a small fish in a large pond, Alma-Taya decided to just keep swimming.
The College of Idaho congratulates the 224 students who made the Spring 2015 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 semester Dean’s List. Students honored are listed below by hometown:
It has been 85 years since The College of Idaho’s founding president, Dr. William Judson Boone, taught botany. Eighty-five years since the sun beat down upon his fedora-shaded face as he stood in the dusty Owyhee desert and slinked over to inspect and show his students the “ruts” of a plant. But Boone’s spirit—and the botanical prowess of the College—lives on.
On a warm June morning, several C of I students hopped into a van and headed toward the Boise Mountains. Their first stop was 55.6 miles away from Caldwell at Grimes Creek on Highway 21, near Idaho City.
When College of Idaho physics professor Dr. Katie Devine gets up at 2 a.m., the only other beings awake are of the celestial variety—the man in the moon watching overhead, stars shining and winking from their cosmic homestead. But that is exactly who she’s come to see.
Dressed in her pajamas, Devine logs into the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia remotely from her computer in Idaho. Using computer codes to control the position of the telescope across the night’s sky, Devine points it at galactic gas bubbles in the Milky Way, some 10-15 thousand light-years away.