News Blog: Student News

C of I research lab studies crayfish, aquatic systems

Crayfish, crawdad, crawfish, or if in Australia, Yabbie. College of Idaho biology professor Dr. Mark Gunderson doesn’t care what you call the lobster-like, freshwater crustacean. For him and his team of INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) lab students, crayfish could be a key model organism used to look at the impacts of environmental contaminants in aquatic systems.

Campus Safety officer earns national scholarship

One spring day, College of Idaho sophomore Bridget Kernan walked into the Campus Safety office to do homework. Then a freshmen, Officer Kernan heard her fellow officers saying, “I want to tell her.” 

Her mind started to race. Was she in trouble? What were they talking about?

They asked her if she’d checked her email. She knew nothing was in there, but checked again anyway. Still nothing. That’s when they told Kernan she was one of three students across the nation to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

C of I student has life-changing experience in South Africa

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.

Global Perspective: C of I students to study in Northern Ireland

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.

Need for Swede: C of I student heads to Sweden

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.

C of I Outdoor Program on cover of Idaho Magazine

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.

Going viral: C of I students attend HHMI symposium

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.

C of I student vies for Boise’s Funniest Person

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.

Cultures Collide: C of I student teaching in China

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. 

C of I honors Spring 2015 Dean’s List students

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: