The entire world is a classroom for College of Idaho students, and in January 2013, they’ll participate in month-long, faculty-led study courses in Australia, London and Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains.
During the off-campus courses, students of all majors will explore first-hand Australia’s coastal ecosystems, England’s art, history and culture, and environmental policy and literature while skiing through Idaho’s mountains.
The fall 2012 issue of The College of Idaho’s official magazine, Quest, is in mailboxes this week. The issue has a theme of “Entrepreneurship,” celebrating many of the C of I alumni who have gone on to interesting and successful careers in a wide variety of businesses.
The College of Idaho music department is pleased to present an evening of strings as the student chamber music recital takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, inside Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The concert is free and open to the entire campus community and the public.
The College of Idaho’s international students will share the music, dance, poetry and history of their homelands during the annual Cultural Show on Nov. 30, an event that highlights the diversity of the College community.
The College of Idaho is pleased to announce its Fall 2012 Student Art Exhibition, opening Nov. 20 inside the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The show, which runs through Dec. 6, will kick off with a Nov. 20 opening reception featuring live music and refreshments from 4 to 6 p.m. Both the show and the reception are free and open to the campus community and the public.
The College of Idaho Department of Theatre & Speech Arts is pleased to present its fall main stage production, "Pericles, Prince of Tyre." The play opens Nov. 9 and shows at 7:30 p.m. nightly Nov. 9-10 and Nov. 15-17 with a closing matinee show at 2 p.m. Nov. 18. All performances take place in the Langroise Studio Theatre on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Tickets cost $15 for adults or $10 for seniors and students. C of I students, faculty and staff receive free admission. For more information, contact the Langroise Box Office at (208) 459-5426.
The College of Idaho is offering four service-learning opportunities this school year through Campus Ministries’ Potter’s Clay program. Campus Ministries will lead experiences in Mexico, Haiti, Ecuador and Caldwell.
“The purpose of service learning is two-fold,” said C of I campus minister Phil Rogers. “It’s an opportunity for students to make a difference in the world, but it’s also a very powerful thing to take part in. We’ve had more than 500 students participate in Potter’s Clay programs in the past 15 years. For many, it has been a life-altering experience.”
With its date moved back to coincide with the Nov. 8 C of I/NNU rivalry basketball game, Homecoming 2012 will be the latest in College of Idaho history.
Alumni relations director Sally Skinner ’78 also is hoping to make it the greatest. With a “Bringing Back the Pack” theme and a week full of events aimed at attracting more alumni, more students and more fun, Skinner hopes Homecoming will indeed bring more Coyotes back to campus than ever before.
Freshmen at The College of Idaho will get an opportunity to discover a new virus during their introductory biology lab course this year, thanks to the College’s acceptance into the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education Alliance.
As the first Idaho school to be invited into the prestigious Alliance, the College is participating in a national genomics research project that also aims to introduce science students to novel research at the beginning of their undergraduate experience.
The College of Idaho and Idaho State University will address the growing need for primary health providers in Idaho and the nation by educating more physician assistants beginning in fall 2014.
At a news conference today, leaders from both institutions signed an agreement to expand ISU’s two-year Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program to a third campus at The College of Idaho in Caldwell. ISU's MPAS Program, which began in 1995, has graduated 16 classes and 508 physician assistants.