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Seniors attend national research conference

Six College of Idaho seniors recently took their research and scholarship to the next level as participants in the 2015 National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Spokane.

Tierra Candelaria, Shelby Elkins, Gary Parkinson, Seth Raver, Derek Tropf and Dannen Wright capped their C of I careers by attending the NCUR, where they presented on everything from eclipsing binary light curves of stars to the correlation of cadmium and bone diseases. The students represented the College on a national level and shared their research with peers from institutions across the U.S.

Enactus Club: “A Byte of Peace” for South Africa

When senior Shaun Mandiwana landed in Johannesburg, South Africa, he had high spirits, but a lot of concerns. Mandiwana and The College of Idaho Enactus Business Club had planned for months to implement their “A Byte of Peace” project.

With help from Hewlett-Packard and the J.M. Smucker Company, the C of I Enactus club was able to raise $11,000 for installing an internet café at the Vhutshilo Mountain School to give students a better chance at educational success and life.

But that all hinged on one thing.

C of I Student Research Conference: 10 years and still going strong

Ten years ago, College of Idaho students were given the opportunity to showcase their scholarly and creative work to peers, professors and the community during the inaugural Student Research Conference.

A decade later, the SRC continues to provide a professional platform for students to share their work. On April 25, the SRC celebrated 10 years of student accomplishments with 15 oral presentations, 32 posters, and the grand opening of the Senior Art Exhibit.          

C of I readies for 2015 commencement ceremony

The College of Idaho will celebrate the graduating class of 2015 during its annual commencement ceremony, which is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, in the Morrison Quadrangle on the C of I campus in Caldwell. For full details, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/commencement.

C of I ALAS club hosts Cinco de Mayo fun

While running the anchor leg toward the finish of the academic year can be a little stressful, The College of Idaho’s Association of Latino Americano Students invites the campus community to take a break from studying and enjoy some Cinco de Mayo fun!

From 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, in front of McCain, students will be able to eat free tacos, win prizes, and compete in competitions such as riding the mechanical bull, a jalapeño eating contest, and a piñata breaking contest.

C of I student receives grant to study native trout

Nestled among a crevice in the Boise foothills beneath Bogus Basin Road lies tiny Dry Creek. The small stream is nearly undetectable from the road, yet it houses a treasure to ichthyologists—genetically pure Columbia River redband trout.

Recently, College of Idaho junior Sarah Walsh was awarded a $1,500 grant from the Northwest Scientific Association to aid her research of redband trout population genetics in the Dry Creek. Out of a field of 73 proposals, Walsh’s project was one of 10 awarded funding.

C of I students win at BPA state competition

The College of Idaho has a tradition of winning, with 23 athletic national championships since 2011. But success in competition isn’t limited to C of I student-athletes. Recently, College of Idaho sophomores Levi Orr and Hunter Brodt took first place in their respective categories at the Idaho Business Professionals of America state leadership conference.

The victory was gratifying for Orr, who is the Idaho state BPA post-secondary president, and for Brodt, who was competing in his first BPA competition.

C of I awarded two Davis Projects for Peace

The molecule is made up of three little atoms—two of the hydrogen variety and one oxygen. But the combined structure makes up a key element essential to life.

While water is abundant on Earth—about 71 percent of the planet’s surface is covered by it—clean, drinkable water isn’t. According to actionagainsthunger.org, nearly two billion people worldwide drink unsafe water. But this summer, two College of Idaho students are working to fix that problem.

C of I Greek chapters shine a light on philanthropy

College of Idaho students often organize events for the benefit of others. And one of the driving forces behind many such service projects is the active Greek life organizations on campus. April has been a particularly busy month for the seven C of I fraternities and sororities, many of which are holding their major annual philanthropy events.

Rosenthal Gallery displays C of I Senior Art Exhibition

The College of Idaho Department of Art is pleased to announce “MMXV”, the 2015 Senior Art Exhibition that will be displayed April 24 through May 16 at the Rosenthal Gallery of Art inside Blatchley Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.

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